Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Final Scoreboard Blog Hop for 2009

This great little picture frame is so versatile. My mind is just buzzing with ideas for other projects. Eileen Hull, who designed the Scoreboards for Sizzix, outdid herself on this one. I love the way it folds, and it is so sturdy! I've used a similar pattern for candy bag holders, always made from cardstock, and they tend to sag when the weight of the candy is added. This one is there for good!

For the frame, I sprayed the outside with Krylon Copper paint, then stamped the swirls (Stampin'Up!®) with Versamark ink and embossed them with black EP. I lined the inside with patterned paper and secured the fold with brads. I used black ink to sponge the edges to give it an aged appearance. The copper trim and nameplate are from RockCandy Studios®. That's my handsome dad in the photo.

The Get Well Goodie Box was covered with paper front and back and secured with brads as well. The tag was stamped (Stampin'Up!®) and attached with a brad. (Use a Cropadile to punch the hole in the mat board.) I also used dark brown ink on the edges of the diecut and tag. The cough drops were placed in a cello bag and attached with heavy-duty double-stick tape. The finishing touch was the golden trim from RockCandy Studios® on the box and tag.

For more ideas using this Scoreboard, go to www.eileenhull.blogspot.com. From there you can hop to sites of other designers who are participating in this blog hop.

Be sure to check back the first Wednesday of 2010 for another Scoreboard project.

The following items were furnished by the manufacturer:
Scoreboard diecuts

I am a partner in RockCandy Studios® (www.rockcandystudios.com)

Thursday, December 10, 2009

What WAS I thinking?

Ok, granted it was late, there's a lot going on and I was in a hurry, but what possessed me to write Smooch Pearlized ACETATE Ink? It's Smooch Pearlized ACCENT Ink!
My apologies to Clearsnap, makers of the fabulous Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink!

Clearsnap donated this product (I would have paid full price and more because I love, love, love it!!! I did pay full price for the wonderful Smooch Spritz, which I adore as well), and this is how I repay them. Wat WAS I thinking???????

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

A Place for (Some of) My Stuff

George Carlin (Bless his heart) said we always need a place for our stuff. Well, this is a place for some of my stuff. We always get those little peppermints from restaurants, and they end up all over the car, in the bottom of my purse, melting in Larry's coat pocket, etc., so when I saw this great Sizzix Scoreboard business card holder, this was the first thing that came to mind.

I used one sheet of double-sided paper (Stampin'Up!®), 3M Spray Adhesive, Cherry Ice Smooch Spritz, Green Apple Smooch Pearlized Acetate Ink, a button, a red Sharpie, heavy embroidery floss, Olive Stazon, a Cropadile and a ponytail holder.
Fold the Scoreboard into place first. Use spray adhesive to cover the Scoreboard front and back with printed paper, making sure to re-punch the holes with your Cropadile each time you cover a side. Mist the outside with Cherry Red Smooch Spritz. Allow to dry, then fold and attach brads in the closure holes to secure. Dot Green Apple Smooch Pearlized Acetate Ink along the closure edge on the front. Color button with red Sharpie to resemble peppermint candy. Punch holes on front flap and attach button with floss. Sponge edges with Stazon, inside and out. Insert candy in box and use the ponytail holder to keep the box closed.

For more great ideas to use with the business card holder, go to www.eileenhull.blogspot.com.
There you will find links to other designer blogs.

Now go hug someone you love and slip a mint in their pocket.

I received the following products from the manufacturer:
• Sizzix Scoreboard business card die cut
• Smooch Pearlized Acetate Ink

Friday, December 4, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Tomorrow is our River City Stampers' Christmas party, and I thought I would post the ornament I made to exchange.

I started with a white glass ball ornament. The holly leaves and the base piece, which has a jump ring added to hold the beads, are Studio polymer clay. I baked the ball with the polymer clay pieces in place. After it was cool, I sprayed it with Krylon workable fixative and then pounced on alcohol inks. I removed and sprayed the topper with Krylon Caramel Latte metallic paint, then sprayed it on the holly leaves and base and immediately wiped it off so the clay color showed through. The dots and berries are Scribbles dimensional paint. I added beads to the base and a pretty ribbon to the top. I signed and dated the bottom to finish it off.

I hope the person who gets it loves it as much as I do!

Go hug someone you love and tell them Merry Christmas!