Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Friendship Jar Black Eye Susans

I loved this set from PTI's June release and purchased it with some bday cash. Thanks Dad and Jan;) I was told at the nursery this spring that the Black Eye Susan is known as a noxious weed here in SD and that it would work well in a pot for the trellis. So far it has not grown much off the stakes I have my fingers crossed that it will go when the weather heats up.

All products PaperTrey Ink

Happy Stamp Day, God Bless!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Cricut, Copic Airbrush, Cut T-Shirt?

What, am I up to now?

I was in a real creative mood today and have been wanting to work on a Copic Airbrush T. I took it a bit further and Cut it when Little J exclaimed, "It is too big"! This makes for a very creative long post, if you have questions you can email me at paschal.sara@gmail.com or leave a question in the comment section.

So here is what I did...

1) Launder the t
2) Place cardboard inside of T so ink won't bleed to the back
3) Cut your vinyl on the cricut (I used the Dog from Everyday Paper dolls at 6") You can also Substitute Freezer paper
4) Center your negative cut onto the t
5) Airbrush the Image with Copics and the Copic airbrush (Yes, Copic Markers can be used on Fabric)

6) Pull off the negative image
7) Line up the Positive Vinyl image on the T
8) Draw in your cut lines with a fabric Sharpie
9) Remove the Positive Cut

10) Embellish the image (here I used a large gem and two small for a collar)

Okay, little J loved her new shirt but it was large so I took a trip back to the 80's and cut it up. Here is how I did it, there are many ways and many different ideas on how this is done but for my Little one I kept it simple and did not show skin.

1) Lay the T out flat
2) Cut off the bottom hem, stretch the bottom
3) Cut 2" wide strip off of the bottom set aside for later
4) Cut up both sides to 1" below the arm pit area and stretch your cuts
5) Start on one side cut 4 slashes on front and back make sure to them line up as close as possible. (I fold over then cut on the fold. Also this is a child's T so I cut four slashes on an adult T I would do more.)
6) Stretch your bottom band and cut in half
7) Take one half and start threading your slashes like a shoe working from the arm pit area to the bottom of the T
8) Tie your ends together in a knot to secure
9) Repeat on other side

Here is a you Tube Video showing you some of the cutting, slashing and more advanced options...

Product List...
White T
Cricut Expression, Vinyl, Everyday Paper Dolls Cartridge
Copic Markers, Copic Airbrush
Black Fabric Sharpie
Gems and Gem Tac
Sharp Scissors

Happy Stamp Day, God Bless!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Bird Watching

It is a total RIOT in our front yard now, only one Chickadee is allowed to feed on the teacup at a time. Lol! If another approaches the one eating starts to scream and flap the wings causing the other to fight or just fly off. They are on a second bag of food in as many weeks, talk about piggish! So far it is mostly Chickadees, a couple Robins and a pair of Mourning Doves we are hopeful of seeing some Hummingbirds and butterflies as the flowers develop.

I am not happy about the way the sentiment looks now that I see the Pic, it totally is not anchored to the card going to have to go back and rethink this part of the creation.

Product list...
PTI card stock, DP and bird watching stamp set
SU punches
Ruffled Ribbon Unknown
Copic Markers, Airbrush

Happy Stamp Day, God Bless!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

All About You CASE

My new PTI goodies arrived last week, over the weekend I had fun CASEing Melissa Bickford at Just Dandy. I love the bold look and the fact it is flat makes it a wonderful creation to donate to the Nursing Home in October.

Let's talk about the Nursing Home, our oldest has taken a position as CNA and is in training this week.

All products are Papertrey Ink

Happy Stamp Day, God Bless!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Doilies, Flowers and Hebrews 13:8

EDIT to place the following...

Congrats, Sara!!
One of your beautiful cards is being featured today on the Our Daily Bread designs blog for Customer Card of the Day!!! Your gallery is wonderful...you are one talented lady!!

Looking forward to seeing more ODBD beauties from you!!!


Here is the link to Our Daily Bread Designs Blog and my Creation.

I picked up some Wilton paper doilies at Wally World, lots fun airbrushing them as stencil backgrounds for my creations. However, for this card I used the stencil Doily as a background for my sentiment.

Product list...
Wilton paper doilies
ODBD stamp set
Prima Flowers
Papertrey ink, buttons, ink
vintage ribbon (unknown)
MS border punch
Copic airbrush and markers
nestabilities rectangle

Happy Stamp Day, God Bless!

Friday, June 18, 2010

AirBrush Fun!

Have I said before how much fun I am having with the Copic Airbrush? LOTS!! I airbrushed the labels one, let it dry then stamped the sentiment from ODBD.

I used the newer DP from PTI as a base and cut some of the flowers out to give them more POP!

Just a reminder that LifeLight is around the corner Sept 3-5th right here in SD. Don't live close hopefully there will be an Internet feed again this year. However, want an awesome FREE event to take your family to this is the place to be. Most looking forward to Lincoln Brewster and Barlow Girl. You can find more information here at the LifeLIght homepage.

Product list...
ODBD stamp set
PTI DP, ribbon, card stock and bling
MS border punch
Charm Unknown
SU felt flower

Happy Stamp Day, God Bless!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Soap Stamping Challenge

My Friend Amy Challenged me to show you some pictures of using your stamps on soap. Type soap into the search bar to see many different ways I have used melt and pour soap. For today I am showing you some new bars using Papertrey Ink stamps from Wishing You and Everyday Blessings.

Below are the soaps made from PTI's Wishing You stamp set. I have to admit the Cameo bars are my favorite. I just don't like the way the extra parts of the image shows up in the tulip bars. (Do not cut your polymer stamps down any farther then what they come to you if you plan on stamping with them in the future. Make sure you get them clean when finished the oils and colors will stain and degrade your polymer stamps.)

Soap crafted with Life of the Party melt and pour soap and accessories, Papertrey Ink Cross from Everyday Blessings.

Let your soap cure for a day, wrap tightly in saran wrap. Your bars will keep for a good amount of time when you store them this way.

Happy Stamp Day, God Bless!

Monday, June 14, 2010

LIsa Johnson Butterfly Soap, CUTE!

Did you see the release post on Lisa's blog for PTI...here is the link.

Wanna know how she did it? Keep reading for my tutorial and enter soap into the search box on the left sidebar to learn more fun ideas for soap crafting.

Stamp and Soap Tutorial
For soap like Lisa did you would just lay your stamp into the soap mold facing up toward you. Fill with clear melt and pour soap about 1/4 to 1/2 way, next top off the soap mold with a colored soap or white melt and pour (this will become the bottom of your bar).
Now when you do this you will get a cavity on the top the shape of the stamp you put in (including all the extra space).
Go back very carefully with the melted soap color you want to use and just fill in the spots where you want the contrasting soap and leave the extra space empty.

If you are going to use your PTI stamps for this REMOVE CAREFULLY they do tend to rip easier then rubber.
Clean them off right away the residue can damage your polymer stamps.

This is fun, she makes it out to be easy but for a beginner using a stamp with your soap is advanced and will take some time to work out your details. Just don't become discouraged if you don't find it "pitifully easy" the first time out.

Fact is I enjoy more stamping on Tissue paper and embedding it into the top of my soap bar. Tutorial for this here.

Happy Stamp Day, God Bless!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Season of Singing

This is another beautiful stamp set from Our Daily Bread Designs! I have quickly become addicted to using the Copic Air Brush, I plan on trying it with fabric very soon. Don't worry you won't find me out at your favorite theme park selling T's and tote bags;)

Product list...
Our Daily Bread Designs stamp set
Nestabilities large oval
Copic markers, air brush
Papertrey Ink, ribbon, button, bling, DP, card stock and embossing die
Martha border punch
SU silver cord

The little chickadees love our bird feeders, Bear does not enjoy watching them through the door he would much rather be out there chasing them down. My favorite around here is still the morning dove I so enjoy hearing them early in the AM.

Happy Stamp Day, God Bless!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

A Birthday for the Birds Tutorial

Berry picking was on the agenda for the younger ones Wednesday AM, they picked enough fresh strawberries to make a Strawberry Shortcake for ME. They were not open yet for the season however, since we were frequent visitors and on the mailing list she let us pick. (The Ortman farm will open for Berry picking on Friday June 11th)

Our next stop was theEt Cetra Shoppe in Freeman, I purchased a wind chime made in India to go in our cottage garden. The purchases made here go to support impoverished people around the world. You can find a link to the thrift shoppe online here I was lucky enough on Wednesday to find three cup and saucers that are now bird feeders in our cottage garden. Tutorial Below MCC store link

Had to stop in today for lunch when I saw my favorite was on the menu HOT BEEF and it was my birthday after all, YUMMY! So, lunch was not enough had to get two meals to take home for supper. If you are in the area this is a wonderful little place to sit and enjoy great goodies, the soda fountain actually was moved here from the old Pharmacy in Parker SD. I was looking for some music CD's and a certain book my friend had a hand in creating...no luck with that but I will just have to go back again.
The Living Fountain

Here is a tutorial on how DH and I made our bird feeders.

1) teacup, saucer and sugar spoon
2) Wooden Dowel (we used 1/2")
3) Glass/Tile Bit, wood bit, wood screws
4) E600 Adhesive
5) tape
6) drill
7) beading wire and various beads
8) bird seed

tape center of saucer and bottom/outside center of tea cup (this helps the drill bit from slipping as it goes into the dishes)

Drill hole using the glass/tile bit

remove the tape

after your holes are drilled in the tea cup/saucer switch to a wood bit to drill a pilot hole into the center of the wooden dowel

Tap the dowel into the ground, pilot hole facing up

Place one wood screw down into the tea cup

Place on the saucer next

Place on the dowel and secure

Bead your wire and attach to spoon

Attach the spoon to saucer by using the E6000 adhesive

Fill with bird food

Sit back and watch the outdoor channel

We have plans to do the same with a large soup bowl to feed butterflies cut up oranges.

I know I keep promising you a shot of the front yard but you are going to have to wait a little longer in one of the pics you can see what DH has been up to.

Happy Stamp Day, God Bless!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Birth Verse

YEP, that is right today I am officially 40! No card creation for today, I parked myself in my cozy chair Tuesday AM and did not go far from it. Hopefully today I will feel like creating something new for Thursday.

Here is my Birth Verse...June 9th 1970.
Galatians 6:9 NIV
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

Do not give up, I should make that my new Mantra!

You can find your birth verse here...
Birth Verse

Happy Stamp Day, God Bless!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


When I first started stamping SU's Bold Brights was my go to collection. Imagine how happy I was to see Cosmo come out with DeLovely, DEYUMMY! I had the following cards done easily in under 15 minutes, it was nice to have a break from longer creations. PTI's stampers Select white card stock and my scor pal really made the bases of these cards simple and easy.

DeLovely by Cosmo Cricket

Happy Stamp Day, God Bless!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Believe as if you have received

The Withered Fig Tree
Mark 11:20-25

In the morning, as they went along, they saw the fig tree withered from the roots. Peter remembered and said to Jesus, “Rabbi, look! The fig tree you cursed has withered!”

“Have faith in God,” Jesus answered. “I tell you the truth, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.”

Product list...
Our Daily Bread Designs scripture set, iron works borders set
Basic Grey DP
Papertrey Ink, ripe avocado ink, dark chocolate satin ribbon, Stampers select white card stock
Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Cross Charm Michael's
Pearls Prima
Paper roses Recollections
Dimensional Dots
Copic Markers, Air Brush

Happy Stamp Day, God Bless!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Flower Basket

I love the Vintage Picnic set by papertrey ink, it has been out of stock and a hard set to get my hands on. Thanks to the kindness of my friend Chris I had some images to color with while waiting for the set to come back into stock.

The awesome YOYO on this creation was made by Edna I purchased from her Etsy shop here...
http://www.etsy.com/shop/Meisharay she makes a beautiful product has great customer service and fast shipping. I recommend if you like YOYO's for your creations to pick some up from Edna.

For the winner of the Seam Binding the number drawn was number 3 Cheryl. Cheryl, please send me your current snail mail address to paschal.sara@gmail.com. I will be sending out some goodies to all of you who commented on the seam binding post, I really appreciate you who take time to create and visit my blog. (Please send your current addresses to my gmail, thank you.)

Product list...
Jenni Bowlin DP
Nestabilities Oval
Copic Markers
papertrey ink Vintage Picnic stamp set, stampers select white cardstock, satin ribbon and vintage buttons.
MS border punch
yoyo made by Edna

Happy Stamp Day, God Bless!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Flowers, Flowers and more flowers...

A quick post today and some photos of our front yard flowers, still not complete so I am just giving you a glimpse.
Chair planter

Trellis plant

I will be back on Wed. with the blog candy winner and a card creation to share.