zondag 29 april 2012

Enjoy

Hi everyone,

It's all been very busy the past few weeks, and today is the feast of my parents. I am a bit nervous. Especially if I didn't forgot something! LOL.

It's been a while since I've played with my Copic Markers. And the week I got super cute stamps from The Greeting Farm, so a great time play woth them again. I was a bit rusty in the beginning, but soon I got the hang of it back. Unfortunately I do not have exactly the right colors of the pattern paper. In real life the colors match a lot more than in the picture. Need to learn to Photoshop!

With this card, I participate with Simon Says Stamp and Show. The challenge is to use your favourite word. I chose the word "Enjoy". Because life is about enjoying every single moment.





The Copic markers I used:

  • Skin: E00, E11, E21, R20
  • Hair: E51, E53, E37, E57
  • Clothing: R32, R35, R37, G21, YG63, YG67




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Hugs,
Sandra

woensdag 25 april 2012

CC2 #2: Butterfly Faux Patina

Hi everyone,

In these super busy days, I almost haven't any time to join any challenges. But I made ​​some time to participate in Compendium of Curiosities and Our Creative Corner. I had to make a card for my parents and these challenges gave me the opportunity to join in. I kept the card very simple and I think that's why I love it.







For CC the challenge is to use the Faux Patina technique. I deeply enjoy all the techniques that are in Tim's new book!
And for OCC the challenge is to use butterflies. Butterflies are my favorite insects. Most are so colorful and cheerful as they flutter around. They remind me of spring and warm summer days. Can't wait till the skies and flowers are full with those lovely creatures!


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Hugs,
Sandra

Thank you cards

Hi everyone,

Pfff it's a very busy time now. In just a few days is the party for my parents. Today I went to the venue for the last time before the party and we've spoken about the final details. And I also finalized the thank you cards. On the way home I picked up this cute basket and 9 boxes of Merci .... LOL.







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Hugs,
Sandra

donderdag 19 april 2012

Invitation to (your own) surprise party...

Hi everyone,

It was bugging me that my parents would be caught off guard with the surprise party. If you do not know what I'm talking about, see this post. My sister wasn't feeling the idea of putting our parents on the spot. And that kept me thinking. Yesterday I was talking with my friend Ellen and she came with a very good idea. She said why not just send your parents an invitation too. And that got me thinking some more and I came to the conclusion to send them an invitation saying that I planned something for them, but not telling them what. So it's still a surprise. Then they could dress up and prepair themselves for a fun afternoon. And thereby they can let it all sink in, and they don't have to respond right away.
Here is the invitation I'm going to send to my parents. Next Sunday is the party. And I'm entering
this card to Papertake Weekly Challenge, Simon Says Stamp and Show and Frilly and Funkie.






For Papertake Weekly we had to do some stitches, for SSS&S anything goes and for F&F we had to re-use 2 things, and the flowers are made from two re-used things. A page of an old dictionary which is adhered to the packaging of some frozen fish dish.




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Hugs,
Sandra

zondag 15 april 2012

Compendium of Curiosities 2 #1

Hi everyone,

Grungy Monday is on hold for a while, at least I think so, and now it's time for Compendium of Curiosities Part 2 challenge over at Studio L3. I've only been paper crafting since last summer, and didn't had the chance to participate in the first variant of this great challenge. I've purchased the books several weeks ago and they're amazing books. I'm very happy that some of the techniques also have been discussed in CC101, because now I have a lot more info about those techniques! Simon Says Stamp is sponsoring the first challenge!







My first attempt wasn't that beautiful. So I made another one. Take two.... When I tried to clean the foam and played with it a little, I got the idea to use the light version. Meanwhile I had stuck the foam stamps on a piece of paper and stamped with the piece of paper behind it, and it worked perfectly. With your fingers you can decide how much pressure you want to give and that way you can create more faded areas.
Love experimenting!







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Hugs,
Sandra

woensdag 11 april 2012

The World of Reality

Hi everyone,

It's time for another tag! Love using tags. I've learned so much from CC101. And with Simon Says Stamp and Show  the challenge is to do a Tim technique, and of course I'm gonna use a tag for this challenge! I chose my favorite and that is the spritz and flick technique. And for the Frilly and Funkie challenge I had to use a sentiment as a focal point. Maybe the airplane stole a bit of thunder...




Yesterday I received a package in the mail! A gift from Tim Holtz! I recently won a prize with the 12 tags or 2012 for the month of March and I've won a beautiful stamp set! Of course I had to use it right away! Thanks again Tim and Mario!



I have been experimenting  a little with the perfect pearls. I have used two colors together and I think gives it a really nice effect!





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Sandra

maandag 9 april 2012

Happy Easter

Hi everyone,

Today I made my first Easter card ever. Maybe I did it before when I was little and still in grade school or something. I kept it very simple this time. The doily die cut I got from Sandy when we did an exchange of die cuts, thanks again Sandy! Hopefully you have a lovely Easter in any form whatsoever. Unfortunately it isn't nice weather out here in the Netherlands, but I had a lovely dinner with my parents. So that was very nice!

With this card I participate with Our Creative Corner.






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Sandra

zaterdag 7 april 2012

12 tags of 2012 - April

Hi everyone,

This time I'm a bit earlier than last time with the 12 tags or 2012. I'm so glad I I made it just in time, because Tim had chosen my tag! Super cool! I am so honored that he liked mine! Still can't believe it.
 Today Lein, Ellen and I had a crafty afternoon. Ellen has decorated eggs for easter, and Lein made​​ a super cute card. I made ​​the tag for april. Ellen was so nice to lend me her embossing folder with the dragonflies. Super nice of her, because I was doing the reflection technique with it! Lein had given me a fringe scissors (and a very nice stamp set of Eline's House!). So very sweet of her! Actually it's one for cutting herbs, but paper works fine too. I have made ​​the grass with it!










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Hugs,
Sandra

donderdag 5 april 2012

Cupcakes for charity

Hi everyone,

Today something completely different ... I love making cupcakes, especially decorating them is so much fun. Last Valentine's Day I treated the men at work cupcakes and that was a great success. A few weeks ago, a colleague of mine asked if I maybe wanted to bake cupcakes for charity. And of course I wanted! A very good reason to make them. The cupcakes are sold at a sportclub (how funny, LOL) and the proceeds go to charity. Last friday night I made the first batch. And yesterday I made ​​the 2nd batch. It takes a while (4.5 hours ...), but that's okay. I've already heard that the Friday batch was sold out almost immediately, that they were sold per box! LOL :).

Friday's batch:






Yesterday's batch



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Sandra

woensdag 4 april 2012

Creative Chemistry Binder

Hi everyone,

Still can't believe that the online class creative chemistry 101 from Tim Holtz is over! I learned so much and I had a blast. I woke up every day with those great videos, a great way to start the day. But now it't time to store those technique tags and I made a binder for them and also for the instructions and forum questions. I have all the answers Tim gave in the forum printed out per day. That took some work, but now I have everything at hand. I made this binder from chipboard and I used a few techniques that we have learned in the classes. I also did the transfer technique with Multi Medium for the first time. That wasn't in class, but I knew you could use Multi Medium for it. A lot of fun to do!

Okay, I entering this binder with the new challenge site Frilly and Funkie. The first challenge is to show something vintage. I hope it's enough vintage and not too grungy.


Cover






I attatched transparancies to the tags and punched holes in them so I could put them in the binder. The text and images of Tim are made blury, so you can't read it, because I'm not allowed to share it.




From every technique we did we got a small reference to paste on the backside of the tag. That's for quick reference.


These are the forum answers from Tim and I've copied and pasted them and put them into this binder.


Backside

A nice end of this course. I will grab this binder often to take another look at the techniques and also watch the videos to hear about the properties of the products again. The why's and the do's and the don'ts, and things like that. It's great that Tim was there for us during this whole experience!

Below are all the products I've used for this binder....





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Hugs,
Sandra

zondag 1 april 2012

Creative Chemistry - dag 10

Hi everyone,

Today it is time for the last tag of this amazing online class, creative chemistry 101. The last day we got "only" 1 tag. Of course we were a bit spoiled by our Tim by giving us every day 3 tags full of techniques. You certainly do not hear me complain! This tag is really super cool.And I learned so much in this class, this is the best class ever. Hope there will be a 102, 103, 104.....1001. LOL! I'm so gratefull for this class!



Okay, back to the tag. I have renamed this technique from Rock Candy Distress Stickles to the Picket Fence Distress Stickles technique, since I only have Picket Fence ... Although, yesterday (around 2:30 at night) I've placed an order with IE with my student discount of course! I've ordered that microglaze, I have to see what it's all about. Some stains, some embellishments, utee and some other stuff.




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Hugs,
Sandra