February 18, 2013

Mini Album for Vintage Camera

Today I finished the mini album that fits in the back of the Vintage Camera.  You may remember the camera from a post earlier this month.  Now the album that goes inside is done.

I'm not much of a picture taker so I usually find some quotes or interesting items to go in an album.  This time I followed a theme of "create", based on the word tag that accompanied the butterfly on the lens of the camera.

February 14, 2013

Valentine for Sarah

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!  Today I made this card for my niece.  It's really a tag that fits inside a bag but I think it qualifies as a card.

I started out by using  the wrinkle free distress technique on a piece of paper large enough to fit Tim Holtz' "In the Bag" die. I originally used a piece of glossy paper but I wasn't sure if the ink was drying properly so I switched to regular cardstock (I found out later that had I been patient, the ink would have thoroughly dried.  I'm going to use that glossy paper for another project because it is really pretty, but I digress.)

February 11, 2013

Distress Ink Applicators

I know, I know... just what we all need...one more post about homemade Distress Ink applicators.  But here it is anyway.

For a long time I have "made do" with a handful of "official" applicators and switched out the colored ink pads each time I wanted to use a different color.  This just wasn't working for me because when I want to use some Distress, I want to use it immediately and not fool around with the old switcheroo.  Neither did I want to spend my craft budget on applicators - you can see that there are several colors missing from my collection and that's where I wanted to spend my money.

February 10, 2013

Place In Time Book - January

My niece Sarah is working on a book using Graphic 45's Place In Time paperline.  She plans to do a page each month and then bind the pages into a book in December.

She is doing all the construction and decorating on her own (auntie offers options from time-to-time).

February 4, 2013

Say Cheese...

I spent this weekend working on this Vintage Camera, based on a tutorial by Kathy Files (Paper Phenomenon), and put the finishing touches on it this evening.  It's all painted chipboard and paper, with a few Graphic 45 and Tim Holtz hardware pieces.
If you've never tried one of Kathy's tutorials, I strongly suggest you do so.  The instructions are awesome!  They are incredibly detailed and full of pictures and tips.  You can see them all here, including the Vintage Camera.  I followed the tutorial with just a few minor alterations.

February 2, 2013

February Tag for Vintage Typewriter

OK,  I'll admit that I'm not a pink and red person.  I guess no one says February has to be pink and red so why did I feel compelled to do so? Who knows. 

Anyway, here's the February tag for my vintage typewriter.  I started with the wrinkle free distress technique with various shades of red and some of the new metallic stain Brushed Pewter.  I used the On the Edge die "Distressed Doily" for the pocket. (Funny story, the first time my niece saw this die she thought the name was "Distressed Dolly"...we had a laugh, and now generally refer to it with the dolly sobriquet.)  "February" was cut using the Wingo Zingo Sizzlit die and some metallic tape from the home improvement store.  I found a little valentine from Tim Holtz' Seasonal Salvage Stickers and added a trinket pin.  I stamped some words from one of Tim Holtz' stamp sets.  An actual doily accents the front roller of the typewrite.

It's a little busy and very pink but it's also... done!!

February 1, 2013

Endless Love Card

A few days ago I shared my version of a never-ending card.  Well, my niece Sarah made one too and finished it up last night.  Isn't it great?  She decided to go for a Valentines theme.  She used her creativity to make up for the lack of pink and heart things in my stash.