Sunday, February 24, 2013

Flight of E6000 Spray Adhesive

 My first stop at CHA Winter 2013 was to pick up my autographed copy of The Big Ass Book of Bling by Mark Montano.  While waiting in line
I was introduced to what was one of the best new products I saw during the entire show, E6000
Spray Adhesive!  This product is truly awesome!
It is in a pump bottle, water based, easy clean up, and best of all NO ODOR!  Hard to believe for a spray adhesive, but I tried it, and everything they said about it appeared to be TRUE!

E6000 Spray Adhesive makes Mark Montano happy, it made me happy and it will probably make you happy too once it hits the market!

Monday, December 31, 2012

Flight of Sparkle and Sprinkle for December

Let's say adieu to 2012 with one final Sparkle and Sprinkle challenge for the year.

Sparkle N Sprinkle products used:

Froggy 1182-230E
Wish 3131-34AA
Shooting Star 3140-394A
Silver Lightning EP262
Razzle Dazzle G1016

Other products used:

Copic Sketch Markers YG00, YG03, YG13
Crafts-Too you Stars embossing folder
Star paper from Sizzix the Little Sizzles Classic paper pad
Dark green card from a Petersen-Arne Super Value Pack
Neenah Solar White cardstock
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Spellbinders Ovals Dies

A          for 2013 was printed on my computer first and the Wish was stamped in the gap.

And finally from Froggy and NWFlamingo best wishes for good health and happiness in the coming year!

Friday, November 30, 2012

Flight of Indifferent electronics (Sparkle N Sprinkle November)

Ever had one of those days when you scanner doesn't want to play nice and you can't find a camera cord to save your life?  So here is my entry in the Sparkle and Sprinkle November Sketch Challenge that was finally scanned 51 minutes after the entry deadline.  The Sparkle n Sprinkle stamps I used came from Set 418 Nesties Ornaments and I also used G1033 Lacy Lilac Glitter.  The ornaments were colored with Copic markers BV00, BV02 and BV04.  The sparkle ribbon is from Michael's Celebrate it collection and the star jewel from Darice.  I also used a McGill tag punch. I stamped with Memento Elderberry ink.  Papers were in my stash.  Next month I should not wait until the final day.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Flight of Challenge (Sparkle N Sprinkle October)

 So... I have been getting around to the Sparkle N Sprinkle challenges for a long time, but never really got around to them.
I finally got "a round tuit".  You can see the challenge sketch to the right and my entry below.  In order to get the stamp and background papers to come out true to color it is a bit over exposed.  I tried photographing outside the house in the yard (which really ticked off the neighbor dog, but that doesn't take much!) but that didn't help any.

This card features Sparkle N Sprinkle products Stamp Set 418 Nesties Ornaments and Red Tomato Glitter Tinsel.

The Christmas ornament stamp was cut out using Spellbinders Nestabilities 2010 Heirloom Ornament die.  The tree was cut from a green flocked cardstock (unknown) using Sizzix Framelets Banners, Pennant Scallop.  I used the Sizzix Big Shot to cut both.

The stamps were stamped with Memento ink, Lady bug Red and Tuxedo Black.

I cut and "sculpted" the Poinsettias using Nellie Snellen Floral Punches, 012, 013, 014 using Neenah Solar white card stock. (I stamped on that card stock too.)

The stamp and punched poinsettias were colored using Copic markers.  I used G07, Y13, R24, R27 and R29.

The card base is from American Crafts Christmas "Treetops Glisten". The tree trunk is from a Basic Grey basics kraft paper pad.

The red gems are from KaiserCraft.  The star gem is from Darice.  The ornament is "hanging" from a piece of Aunt Lydia's Crochet Thread colored with Copics.  Other than my trusty Beacon 3 in 1 glue I think that completes my product list.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Flight of ORANGE

Here we have Buster (Bunny) and Riley (Moose) out for an autumn walk.  They have traded in their spring blossoms for "leaves on a stick".  The challenge this week on the Riley and Company blog is to use Orange.  I've got orange popping up all over. 

The background is from Northwoods, colored with Copic airbrushing.  "Crisp Autumn Days" is part of a stamp by Impression Obsession.  The card is made with a manila card stock and the background mounted on orange card stock, both of unknown origin.  The leaves were cut off a decorative leaf chain also of unknown origin.

Good thing Riley is blending in with the background.  After all, it is hunting season!  Be careful Riley!

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Flight of a Scrapling

Wow!  Imagine that.  A blog just vegetating for almost  a year while life got in the way.  Yet suddenly I felt motivated to breathe a breath of life into it and enter this week's challenge on the Riley and Company blog.  It must be the scent of fall in the air and the perpetual "cuteness" of Riley the Moose that made me do it.  So without further ado, let me introduce you to the challenge of the scrapling as described on the Riley  blog:

"this week we are creatingScraplings for the challenge

So what are scraplings???? Scraplings are normally 1.25" x 4.25" because they are often made from the off cuts you get when you make a square card (4.25" square) from a piece of card that is 4.25" x 5.5". However if you are like me your scraplings may be a little wider depending on what you are working on at the time. Now for me 1.25" is way too narrow and I normally have wider card then that left over so you can makes yours wider .... BUT for this challenge they cannot be any wider then 2.5 inches that is for the base of the scrapling ... you can have wider pieces hanging off your scrapling if you like, but that is up to you."

Riley The Moose "Under The Tree"

In my scraps I first found the brown card stock, 2 1/2" by 11".  That can be my card.  Then I spied an irregular piece of yellow that had been "attacked by a Cricut".  I managed to salvage a piece a little under 2 1/2" by 5 1/2" to serve as the scrapling base.  Next I pondered a Riley image.  There was Riley "Under The Tree".  I quickly stamped out two of these with Momento Tuxedo Black ink on Neenah Solar white card stock and colored both with my Copics.  One I left intact and the other I started cutting up.  I cut out Riley's arm, belly and legs into one piece which I foam taped on top of the first image to give Riley his cute little round belly look.  Then I started cutting out the leaf clusters and applied some on the ground, to cover the flower in the base image and to cover the butterfly in the base image.  Next I pawed through the "tree and leaf" stamp drawer where I found the "leaves are falling" image from studio g.  I stamped that directly onto the yellow scrapling using "Rich Cocoa" Momento ink and colored it too with Copics.  Looking through the embossing folder stash I found a bare tree limb folder in the Cuttlebug "Give a Hoot" collection and used it to emboss about the top 3/4 of the yellow scrapling using the Big Shot.  Next I glued my base Riley image into place before mounting the scrapling onto the brown card.  This didn't quite look finished so it was back to the stamp drawer where I found the Aspen leaf by Alexstamping.  It got stamped three times onto Neenah Solar white with Momento Rich Cocoa and colored with Copics before being mounted on onto the scrapling with foam tape.
Then I promptly went outside and photographed it, where else, under the tree.  I took a closer photo too to better show the detail.  

So what you see is my SCRAPLING featuring Riley the Moose.  Enjoy!
And a bit bigger for you to see!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Flight of Celebration

Happy Birthday to the Texas branch of the Fine Feathered Friends of Flamingos!  The card is in the mail.  Gotta love those Viva Las Vegas Stamps!