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Archive for August, 2012

Notebooks – By Peggie Wilkins

My college-aged daughter loves her notebooks decorated but doesn’t like to pay the price for fancy ones. Mama to the rescue. I buy cheap notebooks after the season is over and then decorate them. I don’t like to do them too fancy as I have seen some. because they are going to be pulled in […]

Backgrounds Using Rock Salt

Backgrounds Using Rock Salt By: Nancy Thaut,  Artistic Guide The first time I used rock salt was when I took a class for painting silk.  One of our projects was painting a scarf and applying rock salt before it dried.  What beautiful scarves we came out with.  The random designs the salt left was stunning. […]

August Trail Map: Debbie’s View

Finished card size 5″ x 8.5″ Just a little history on Josephine Baker. She was an actor and comedian in France prior to World War II.  She helped the French resistance during the war,  and became well known in the U.S. where she fought racism in the 50’s and 60’s. Supplies: Stamps: Josephine Baker digital image (Fine Arts by […]

August 2012 Trail Map: Map Master’s View

 SAILING   Finished card size; 5.50″ x 8″  This month’s card is based on Regena’s awesome August 2012 Trail Map: Lets go sailing on the high sea! Supplies: Stamps: Ship  (QKR Stampede) Paper: Rain drops  (The Paper Studio) Black card stock  (C.S.) Green card stock  (C.S.) Blue card stock  (C.S.) Sprayed scrap paper (C.S.) Ink: Black […]

August 2012 Trail Map

I absolutely love this month’s Trail Map!  The simple, clean layout lends itself to a multitude of options for the cardmaker. the four small squares can be used to showcase embellishments or stamped images, and they don’t even have to be squares – make them circles! Or if you don’t want to use four items, […]

Augustly Autumn

August, the “Dog Days” of summer. A time when the hot, dry weather begins to change the leaves on the trees. The grasses, from the heat and lack of rain, begin to turn multi hues of golds and browns as it dries. The fall flowers are beginning to set their buds to bring forth all […]

Augustly Autumn: Nola’s View

Finished size 5.5″ x 4.25″ Today, stampers, I want to share with you a card I made for our August theme of Augustly Autumn.  I pulled one of my favorite sets of pattern paper by Stampin’ Up! for this and inside it were two already pre-cut cardstock in Old Olive that I must have just put […]

Augustly Autumn: Marie’s View

Finished Card:  4.25″ x 5.5″ Hello everyone! Marie here, and I want to share my  Autumn card with you today.  The theme is “Augustly Autumn.”  Autumn cards are my all time favorite to create!   I love the color palette and it congers up happy  images of sitting in front of a fireplace sipping sweet, […]

Augustly Autumn: Nancy’s View

Window With a View Finished Card Size: 5.5” x 4.25”   Supplies: Stamps: Swan Scene [unknown] Text [PSX] Papers: Linen Closet [DCWV] White Cardstock [Stash] Inks: Tuxedo Black Memento [Tsukineko] Other: Frame Die [Cheery Lyn Design] Double-Side Tape [MultiCraft Imports] Heavenly Hues [DecoArt] Copic pens [.too] Memory pen [Marvy]  Directions: As summer comes to an […]

Augustly Autumn: Cathy’s View

By:  Cathy Peper, Artistic Guide Finished card size:  4.25″ by 5.5″ Supplies: Stamps: Sunny Eyes (Susana’s Custom Art and Card Design) Sentiment (Prima Press Stamp) Paper: Solar White card stock (Neenah) Chocolate Kiss card stock (Gina K Designs) Patterned Paper:  Indian Summer (Basic Grey) Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento ink pad (Tsukineko) Jet Black Archival ink pad (Ranger) Other: […]

Augustly Autumn: Debbie’s View

Finished card size 6″ x 6″ Supplies: Stamps: “Sing like no one is listening” sentiment  (Inkadinkadoo) Flourish  (Inkadindadoo) Flower in background (Inkadinkadoo) Tattered Blossoms  (Heartfelt Creation) Paper: White card stock (Paper Temptress) Butter yellow  card stock (Bazzill) Brown card stock (Bazzill) Ink: Rich Cocoa Memento ink pad (Tsukineko) Vintage Photo Distress ink pad (Ranger) Brushed Corduroy Distress ink pad (Ranger) Wild […]

Augustly Autumn: Peggie’s View

Finished size: 4.25″ x 5.5″ Supplies: Stamps: Lovely Birds (Nina B) Paper: 4.25″ x 5.5″ Kraft card stock card (stash) 2.625″ x 2.5″ White Cryogen Card stock (Curious Iridescents) 2.75″ x 2.625″ Red Card Stock (stash) 2.875″ x 3″ Orange Card Stock (Stash) 4″ x 5.25″ ChaCha Designer Paper (Red Rubber Designs) Scrap of sparkly […]