Hello, everyone. Hope your weekend is good… and a lot warmer than mine!
Thought I would share some tags I created for the girls. These are shirts I got for them and I wanted to just add a fun tag. That is where these 2Peas digital tickets came in. I just added my own text in PS and printed them as photos and cut them out. So easy. Even me – the clueless digital girl – can do it!
The fabulous October afternoon now has a blog. Yum!
A kind gal named Tami told me about Picasa – a fun and easy way to make your own photo collages. HERE it is – check it out.
A few people asked where to find my video on creating collages in Photoshop. HERE it is… it is part of twopeasinabucket over on Youtube.
Many people asked about Ken's photography. He said the trick is a polarizing filter. Not sure what that is or means – ha – I am clueless. And as for where to find places to stay while in the islands, there are several websites. For the British Virgin Islands, try HERE. For the US Virgin Islands, try HERE. And for good ol' St. John, try HERE. Hope that helps a bit.
Another random thing: Raquel left a comment letting me know that the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser takes Staz-On of acrylic mounts quickly and easily. Great tip – thanks, Raquel!
Hey… I want to do a bunch of videos over the next few weeks. Would love to hear any techniques or such that you would like to see. Anything you would like to see?
And… most importantly… The Bachelor. I was so happy to watch this with my girls (Shari, Leslie and Carol) on Monday. Yes, although I like Stephanie, I don't think he will end up with her. I am thinking Melissa. I know others of you think Jillian. Anyone else?
Now… time to share. This was in the Hero Arts 2009 Catalog, but I thought I would share it here. This angled photo shows the dimension a bit better. This card took more time than I care to admit.
Many people have emailed me asking about photos from our trip. Ken loaded some HERE. Just go to the link and click "slideshow" on the top right to flip through them. He took some amazing photos! If you have questions about specific places we stayed, just let me know. The pictures are from Virgin Gorda, Marina Cay (a tiny island with 3 people living there) and Saba Rock (an even tinier island).
Also, I thought I would let you know about my upcoming classes at Stamp Your Art Out. There are classes on January 29th, February 19th and March 12th. Each class will be different – no cards will be repeated. Call 513.793.4558 if you are interested. (I am not sure if they are filled or not.)
Just a quick card share before I go. This is a super fast one. I just stamped with black ink on the green notecards. I then used a white pen to color in the flowers and added purple gems. Added shading to the leaves with colored pencils, then colored over the shading with a clear glitter pen. Simple.
Supplies: Hero Arts stamps (greeting and flower) and gemstones Ranger White Inkessentials Pen Prismacolor colored pencils Copic clear glitter pen – love it and this store is great Fiskars corner rounder
Not my typical style, but I love to try out new things.
Have you all seen Creating Keepsakes lately? The February issue is the best I have seen in years. Wow. So much good stuff in it. If you don't get CK, run to a bookstore to check it out. It is worth it.
Here is a page I had in there with my article.
(c) Creating Keepsakes February 2009
Also, I have a fun link for you. There is a great article with scrapbooks pages HERE on Hero's website. Love it!
And I love all the comments and emails about a very important subject: Bachelor Jason. I agree, I don't think he will end up with Stephanie. But she seems kind. I do like Melissa, too. Just not sure if she is mature enough? I just love Jason. Very easy on the eyes, huh?
… and this time of year is fun for that! CHA – the big craft show – is the time when companies show off their newest goodies.
And I have some fun things I wanted to show you here. The wonderful Tara fromEK Success sent me a few of their new goodies. They have GREAT punches coming out. You won't believe it – I am gonna have to have them all. They are the coolest! The punches actually can be "locked closed" for easy, stackable storage. Ahhh… how wonderful! And there are awesome new border punches. Woohoo! Check them out…
Here is a card I made with a new border punch. I used it to create the holes along the bottom. The big star is a die cut which I adhere to the front of the card. I then cut the center out with an exacto knife and stamped the greeting on the inside.
Supplies: EK Success Border Punch – New this CHA Quickutz star die Scenic Route green patterned paper Hero Arts notecards and stamps and gemstones
And here is a card I made using some of the great new Jolee's they have coming out. They make cardmaking so fast and easy. Love it. I added brown Distress Stickles to the body for extra fun. Bad photos, sorry.
Supplies: EK Success Jolees Stickers – New this CHA Making Memories Trim Tim Holtz Brown Distress Stickles Doodlebug glitter paper Hero Arts notecard and stamps
What new products are you looking forward to seeing? Me… October Afternoon, Basic Grey and Making Memories.