Saturday, August 28, 2010

Baby Gift Bag

Our theme is all about babies at My Sheri Crafts. The bag measures 9x9" and I used Bazzill cardstock for it. The ribbon is from Offray and the papers that I used are from Basic Grey: Romani, Two Scoops and Offbeat. The baby shoes were made using the template from .
The crystals are from The Paper Studio and Recollection. The baby carriage was cut at 3 1/2" using the New Arrival cartridge. I used my Spellbinders Peonies dies to cut the lollipop flowers.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Missing You Card for My Sheri Crafts

Card recipe:
Materials: 5x7 blank card
Offbeat by Basic Grey 6x6 paper pad*
cardstock in dark gray, light gray, and ivory
Blue metallic paper
pop dots*
ColorBox Cat's Eye Ink, Misty Meadow*
ColorBox Cat's Eye Ink, Chocolate & Blueberries*
Enamel Accents*
Glossy Accents*

Tools: ATG gun*
Martha Stewart Corner punch
Spellbinders die, Classic Scalloped Circles Large*
Spellbinders die, Classic Circles
Cindy Loo cartridge
Cricut Expression
Birds and Swirls Cuttlebug embossing folder
embossing and die cut machine (I have a Big Shot)

The bird was cut at 1 3/4" and Doily 4 was cut at 4". I made the "pearls" using Enamel Accents.
Items with an asterisk are available at My Sheri Crafts. :-)

Friday, August 20, 2010

Product Comparison: Lindy's Stamp Gang vs Glimmer Mist

My Sheri Crafts just started to carry products from Lindy's Stamp Gang and I ended up getting some of them. :-) I have several bottles of Glimmer Mist (don't ask me how many--I don't count when it comes to my crafting supplies) and I wanted to compare it with the Moon Shadow Mists from Lindy's Stamp Gang. I also had some Twinkling H20 sprays on hand but since the nozzles were ALL clogged up, I decided to save them for another day. :-)
To the left is a piece of cardstock sprayed with Moon Shadow Mists in Pirate's Plunder Gold and Mystic Malachite. The lower half of the cardstock on the right was sprayed with Glimmer Mist--Gold and Spanish Moss.

I was WOWED by the deep colors and abundance of mica powder in the paper sprayed with Moon Shadow Mist.

The Moon Shadow Mist got absorbed by the paper almost immediately. After spraying the paper with just about the same amount, I noticed that the sparkle on the area with the Glimmer Mist was more subtle, and the liquid stayed on the surface longer, making it possible for me to brayer over it for a more even effect.

The same number of squirts from the Glimmer Mist bottle only covered half the surface area of the cardstock, which meant that I still had the upper half blank. So what did I do next? I used more Moon Shadow Mist to cover it. :-D

I used a glass top dining table for my work surface area and when I noticed a small pool of Moon Shadow Mist, I immediately started using the upper half of the "unmisted" cardstock to wipe off the excess.

Sympathy Card

Card Recipe:
blank white A2 card
The Luxury matstack, DCWV
Prima Flowers
Martha Stewart crystals
Thinking of You Borders and Centers by Just Rite Stampers*
Marcasite embossing powder by Stampendous
ColorBox Cat's Eye Ink, Chocolate & Blueberries*
K&Co White Adhesive Paper Ribbon*
Enamel Accents*

Martha Stewart Corner Punch
Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Ovals, Large
Spellbinders Classic Ovals, Large
die cut and embossing machine
Stylized Flowers Cuttlebug embossing folder

I decided to skip the prose and just condense everything in a "project recipe" for all my posts. :-D Items with asterisks are available at My Sheri Crafts.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

8x8 Recipe Layout...With Free Digital Stamps!

Our theme for this week at My Sheri Crafts is "Food". I wanted to share a really yummy recipe for Garlic Cheese Biscuits. I had adapted it from the recipe at The papers that I used are from Basic Grey: Two Scoops, Offbeat and Lemonade. The border punch is from Martha Stewart and the buttons are from Basic Grey's Eva Collection. I also drew a couple of images to go with the layout, since I could not find a free one anywhere. The images were printed on Georgia Pacific cardstock (yes, the cheap ones at Wal-Mart!) colored with chalk and Copic Markers.
Here they are...introducing Mr. Cheezy and Garlicky Lady...

A closer look at our fragrant pair...

And of course, the free digis...Just a note: please don't cut off the artist's signature. :-)

Friday, August 6, 2010

Pencil-Shaped Box and my First Video Tutorial!

I made this pencil-shaped box for this week's "Back To School" project at My Sheri Crafts. I could not find any template on the internet, so I decided to make my own. This will be perfect as a gift box for teacher appreciation goodies, or in my case, to hold extra pencils, pens and markers. You can use also cereal box chipboard to make it sturdier. :-)

Instructions and more details are on the very first YouTube tutorial! Click on 1080p for a better viewing. :-D