Video Tutorial

{Measuring and Cutting Free Double Pocket Bag}

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I love projects that go together quickly as much as I enjoy those that are beautiful works of art.  (Well, that about covers it all, doesn't it!  🙂

This is a fun little bag that I've used quite a bit with my daughters.  It's just the right size for a voucher, a piece of jewelry, small cards, or chocolate!

Enjoy!

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Back from Vacation with a Video

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Hi everyone!

I guess it's time to ease back into "normal" life. . . but I've sure had a good time doing the unordinary the last three or four weeks.  In 2010, I will take time to do more of the things I never make time to do, but should.  I've even signed up for a fortnightly Women's Enrichment Course, which I am very much looking for to this year.

Let's start out 2010 with a video tutorial.  Today we have a new camera-woman, my nine year old daughter, Kjristi.  She did quite well.

We've demonstrated for you here a very basic tutorial on the new Circle Scissors, available in the Summer Mini.  See the tins I altered using the circle scissors here.  I intend to take this around and have some hands-on, but in the meantime, enjoy this introduction.

Circle Scissors Plus  $65.50

Replacement Blades (3)  $8.95

Glass Mat  $44.95

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{Quick Smaller Envelopes}

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Stampinupihearthearts These are some card that my daughters made a few weeks ago.  Sometimes it's nice to just make a wee card for inside a gift package or just a little note to say I love you. 

But when making a smaller than C6 card, you need a smaller envelope to fit.  Now, it's really not hard to make an envelope from scratch, but here's a super-duper quick way to whip one up.  And bonus – the kids can do it themselves, too.


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{A Quick Way to Make a Window Frame}

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Stampinupwindowdressing I made this card up as a swap earlier in the month, and I was quite tickled with how cute they turned out.  Actually, I did the cutting and punching and stamping.  Madeleine did all the rest.  I feel guilty not mentioning her when she's done a fair portion of the effort! 

And what a little treasure this image is – such a cutie!  It's found in the Window Dressing Hostess set.  Yes, you have to have a fairly big workshop to get one of those for FREE or use a Purchase Punch Card – email me to send you one.

The chunky glitter is so cool!  It really is clear with a few bits of glitter that refract the light, but I see that in the photo, the camera caught some of the "chunks" and they are showing up coloured.  That's kind of neat, too. Stampinupwindowdressingclos

Tomorrow I'll post another, slightly more complex, version of this card.

Watch the video below to see how to make the framed window in the card!

Supplies Used:

Stamps: Window Dressing – FREE with qualifying purchases or workshop, Best Yet – FREE with qualifying purchases or workshop

Colours: Soft Subtles, Basic Grey

Other: Soft Subtles Brads, Stampin' Write Markers, Chunky Glitter, Tombow Mono Adhesive, 1 1/4 square punch, 1 3/8 square punch

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{How to Tie A Beautiful Knot Bow}

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Thank you to all who stopped in and said hello during Senz this last weekend!  And some of you I missed, but you left me little goodies behind – you know who you are!

During a couple of my classes, we learned how to tie a neat knot.  You all got it during class but here's a quick video so you can practice a few more times til you've got it down perfectly.

Enjoy!

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{Watercolour Wonder Crayons}

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The Watercolour Wonder Crayons are truly a lot of fun to use; I get them out and always wish I got them out more often!

Stampinupinspiredbynature This card was strongly inspired by Teneale Williams in Australia, a wonderfully talented lady.  She used a different technique for the flowers, but it was a perfect layout for using the crayons, too.

Everyone's projects turn out differently because we not only colour it in differently, but also all use a different amount of water and pressure.  See the video for more on this one way to acheive colour variation in your images.

Supplies Used:

Stamps: Inspired By Nature

Colours: Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant, Pale Plum, Chocolate Chip

Other: Chocolate Chip Ribbon, 3/4 circle punch

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{The Stamp-a-ma-what?}

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Yesterday was a most enjoyable afternoon!  We did a 40 cards in an afternoon class, although I'd like to go back and call that an "UP TO 40 cards in an afternoon" class.  Some Stampinup40cards finished four cards, some 24, I think at last count.

Madeleine jumped in at one stage and made 12, so I know the 40 can be done in 5 hours – if only we could stop talking and eating!  (smile)  At one stage, I stopped the mad production and gave a little demo on the stamp-a-ma-jig, or the placement tool Stampin' Up! offers.  Have a look-see, especially if you have not seen one of these in action.

The sample cards were made using the Sweet Nothings Simply Scrappin' kit – those kits can make enormous amounts of cards, tags, and pages! 

And for those who were here today – no, I didn't edit out the end of the video!!

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{Movie Monday – Poppin’ Pastels!}

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Friends 24-7 is one of Shelli's favourite stamp sets.  At first, I wondered why, but I think I really do like this one.  Sometimes it just takes some playing and creating something wonderful to realize the potential!

Stampinupfriends247 And I am also finding as I create new projects for workshops and classes that I keep reaching for those fabulous new colours!  Woo-hoo – aren't they FUN?!

This card features one of the many techniques you can do with your pastels.  Leave me a comment and let me know what you think! (Besides that I need a good comb)  Enjoy!

Supplies Used:

Stamps: Friends 24-7  $53.95, Pocket Silhouettes $39.95, En Francais  $39.95

Colours:  Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Basic Grey

Other:  Label Punch, Basic Grey Taffeta Ribbon, Cutter Kit, Linen Thread, Button Bouquet

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