Tuesday, March 30, 2010

100th Birthday!

My dad's mom just turned 100. What a milestone. She is even pretty active and alert for her age. It was a great day with lots of family and friends to celebrate. This card that I made for her, started out as a tag. I was trying one of Tim Holtz's techniques on the tag and then decided it would work well on the front of her card. The technique is called rusted enamel. Love It!

I decided to use one of my flowers. I chose the white one cause then I could glimmer mists to add a vintage touch. I used creme de chocolat. Added some string beads and a few feathers.

I do not have a picture of Grammie when she was young, to my knowledge there may not be any. So I came across this velum vintage photo of a lady and used it on the tag. I added some brown fibers and a small charm to the tag.

I then stamped the sentiment on a designer label die cut, sponged the edges and worked it until it was a bit tattered. then adhered it to the card. The base of the card is baja cardstock with brown distressing on the edges. I also stamped a wheel image along the lower edge using Stampin Up Very Vintage wheel, also in brown ink.
As a side note I hit 200 subscribers last night. Thank you all so much for the support you give to me on this blog and on YouTube and now also on Ustream. I will be doing something fun for that milestone just as soon as my class schedule settles a bit.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Carousel Trinket Box with My Flower!

One of the flowers I made used the same paper I used for my carousel trinket box and I thought it would look good on the top of the box. I think it looks fabulous on the box. You can check out the tutorial for the flower here. This box and flower are great together.

I hope you enjoyed this idea. I will get the tutorial for the flowers up on my blog this week, but until then you can still view it at the above link under "Tammy's Flower". It is in three parts.


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

What a Response!

I posted pictures of some flowers I made yesterday and the response has been great. Many have asked for a tutorial and I have heard you. There will be two tutorials. One will be live on Ustream on Wednesday afternoon at 1 pm Atlantic time. It will be my first ever live show so be patient with me. I am hoping I will remember to record it. My Channel is NsSnowAngel.

The next tutorial will be on YouTube under the same channel name. The live broadcast will allow for questions about the process.

These are so fun and easy to make, I hope that you will catch the tutorial either on Ustream or YouTube and let me know what you think. The above flower has some Diamond Dust on the petals. it really sparkles in person.

I love this small blossom. Pictures never quite make them look as pretty as they are in person. It is on white cardstock, but is accented with some Olive vine Glimmer mist.

Here are some of them together.

This is the center of the following larger flower before I added it. It would be pretty on it's own.
Oh, this one is my favorite so far. I love the colors and just the general look of this one.

I hope to see you at my live show, but if not the tutorial will be available to you on YouTube. If you would like make your own along with me on Ustream, let me know and I will post the supplies you will need. I used die and punch shapes but you can easily cut out these shapes.


Monday, March 22, 2010

Tammy's Flower

I love Prima flowers, but two things keeps me from having lots of varieties to work with, 1. They cost a fair bit and 2. I don't have easy access to them. My local scrapbook store carries a very limited supply, the next nearest stores are 1 -1 1/2 hours from home. And they have more selection but still limited. I have a fair amount of the E line style flowers, but there are so many more available, ones that look like real flowers.

I know lots of people are creating their own flowers and some are just as nice and even prettier than the store bought versions. This helps me some as I have been able to recreate some very nice flowers and will be doing a class on them soon. You can see those ones here. I, however, like to create my own flowers. Things I can says "yes" that is my creation. So, today the flower you see here is one of my creations. It is fairly simple to make. My son even loves them and thinks they are real flowers, he tries to smell them and says they are pretty. I used some retired Designer Paper to make them. The one above uses Bella Rose paper from SU.

I can't remember of the top of my head the name of this Designer Paper, but it is also from SU. This is the smaller version of the flower.

Here you can compare the size of each relative to each other. The smaller one is about 2" across and the larger about 4".
I would love to know what you think. If you like them let me know and I will do a tutorial for them.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Mini Milk Carrier

This adorable mini milk carrier was a free class I offered to the Sister at my church. You can put little treats inside the boxes, and they open just like a milk carton. My friend, discovered that if you can get three of these die cut shapes from one piece of cardstock if you cut it just right. Cut one 4 1/4" piece on the the 8 1/2" side, then cut the remaining piece in two at the 4 1/4" mark. This makes the bottom flaps shorter, but they will still close and completely cover the bottom opening. If these instructions aren't clear enough let me know. Thanks Irene for figuring that out!

The milk cartons are made using die cuts from a Sizzix die available from SU. The carrier I created myself based on the size of the milk carton.

I trimmed the carrier with the bird and branch punch pieces, also available from SU. I know dies are great but I love my punches too. This punch is so easy to use and it is sooo adorable. Love It!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

March Tag Swap #2

Here are the other tags from the second swap I signed up for. This one for The Scrap Beach. Anyone can sign up. So, if this sound like fun, sign up yourself.

I used several Tim Holtz distress ink for the background. Then Glimmer misted the whole thing with Iridescent Gold. I stamped a sentiment stamp in Stazon Black. I clear embossed several butterflies with clear embossing powder with some glitter added. I added a gem flourish. Some layered Prima flowers with a gem brad center. They were also glimmer misted. I die cut a butterfly out of the Mariposa paper., sponged the edges and added a gems to the center for it's body. It is only adhered underneath the center so the wings are lifted up. I them stamped "everything" on white and punched out with my designer label punch.

I distressed the edges and the whole sentiment before attaching to the tag. I then added a couple small feathers behind the flowers and of course the fibers.

I had fun making these. I hope the recipients enjoy them as well.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Swap Tag for March #1

I signed up for two tags swaps this month. One on the Scrapbeach and one with Arlene. This one is for Arlene's. The theme was Asian. You could also use the color green and spring in your tag. I think I got all three!

This flower was white and from our local dollar store. I glimmer misted it and then sponged with black on the edges.

I added a word charm and an Asian coin charm to the fibers with a garment pin.

I stamped a sentiment on a piece of velum and tore the edges. I used glue dots to adhere the sentiment, which is not flat on the tag. I then hid my adhesive with two small die cut blossoms.

The background is a glimmer misted piece of paper that was then crumpled and heat dried. I adhered to some lightweight chipboard. I heat embossed some leaves with gold embossing powder. I stamped a branch with blossoms in stazon black and added more die cut blossoms. The black strip and loop on the top are glossy black cardstock. I distressed the edge with a distress tool and black ink. On the back is my personal info.
The final touch was some matching fibers on the top.
I hope you enjoyed this, I am hoping to soon do video tutorials of the construction,perhaps on the next tag.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

New Neighbor Mini

Here is the mini I made for our new neighbors, the cover page is a house shapes die cut. The door also opens.
There are lots of pockets and tags. On one tag I included the newspaper add for the sale of their home. If they don't like it they can just throw that tag away, but I thought it was a fun idea.

Here is a simple scallop circle photo matt.

It is on a swivel so that you can see there are several other tags underneath.

You can see the entire mini below in the YouTube video I made. I hope you enjoy.


Thursday, March 4, 2010

Fun with Flowers

Here are some flowers I will be doing for a class. The techniques are mostly, not my original ideas, but I will be teaching them to my local group of ladies.

These are Sugared Primas, done with paper flowers from various sources.

These are two different kinds of scrunched flowers. They are my favorites! These are made with punches and are perhaps the easiest to do.

This is the well know "Velma" flower.

Here are two different Roses, one is the Tim Holtz and the second is my own using the newest flower punch from Stampin Up.

These are one version of the many out there, Lolipop flowers.

These are so pretty in real life, pictures never quite do the real thing justice. The Tim Holtz rose technique is not done with grundge paper and I do it a bit differently so it will sit flat on your project, so it is my version of his technique.
Most of these technique can be found on YouTube along with many, many other flower tutorials.