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Friday, August 28, 2009

TGF Farmerz Challenge

I had so much fun participating in the Shrinky Dink challenge issued by the TGF Farmerz Club by Funkie Munkie Scraps. I won by default because no one else entered and can't wait to see what the challenge will be for the next month!!

So, how did I make this cute little card? It's actually relatively simple! I had to play around with the Shrinky Dinks to find the right combination for my coloring and my oven. I used Jet Black Staz On ink and my Prismacolor Watercolor pencils. I do not have regular colored pencils but those may work as well. I used the Home Sweet Home stamp set by The Greeting Farm purchased at the Funkie Munkie. I used Coredination paper for the green cardstock and standard Bazzill cardstock for the orange and lighter green which I purchased at Scrapnesia. I used a standard 8 1/2 x 11 piece of heavy weight white cardstock for the card base (cut in half). I zig-zag stiched around the outerpart of the card using my sewing machine. I wish they made a good quality portable sewing machine that i could take with me to crops!! I bought one of the little ones that you can find in the regular craft stores but hated it as I could not sew straight with the little feet that move the paper along.

Now, as far as shrinking the plastic, you'll have to check out the directions I added to my online group here. :)

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Wedding Season

Wow!! There sure are a lot of people getting married this time of year! My coworker asked me to make her another card and of course, since it's a paying "gig" LOL, I said sure! I was also really excited about getting back into crafting as I've been down and out for a couple of weeks now. So, this little card took just a bit of time to do as I was using some brand new stamps but I LOVE the way it turned out.

The solid paper is by Bazzill and the decorative paper (I think) is by Basic Grey. I was trying to be good and use my scraps instead of cutting up new sheets of paper. Unfortunately, by doing this, I can't guarantee I get the brand name correct. So, my apologies in advance :).

Now, for the ink, I used Cat's Eye Pigment Ink (Burnt Sienna maybe LOL) by Clearsnap. The bride/groom stamp is by Stamptivity out of the UK. Their stamps are wonderful and really great in quality! The circle sentiment is by Just Rite Stamps. The set is the Wedding Stamp Ensemble. Then, for the final little touch, I added just a few baubles which are from the Wedding Cake Bauble Set by Stamping Bella. Robin's Nest makes little dew drops that are very similar so those would work wonderfully as well.

Happy Crafting!!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

August Fun!!

Check out the exciting new swaps and challenges that have been posted on Fancy Paper Crafters for the month of August. You will not want to miss out on all the fun!!