Friday, April 23, 2010

My First Challenge post!

So many bloggers put challenges on their blogs and I always looked at the entries but never actually contributed. So when Kristina Werner put a cool challenge idea on her blog, I decided to do it! The idea was a really great one: make a one layer card! It's so different from what I usually do, and uses stamping a lot, which I love. I wasn't sure if I had the right stamps for it, but I think it turned out okay!
Here's the card!:

The stitching turned out a little funy, but whatever!
Supplies used: Kraft cardstock, Uni-ball Signo broad white gel pen, Autumn Leaves stamps, Hero Arts stamps, Ranger ink
I hope you enjoyed! Please comment!!
Haylie! (LOL, in the entry on the blog I typed my name wrong!)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

I'm on a roll!....So many birthdays!!

I don't know what it is about this time of the year, but I know so many people who have their birthdays around now!!

So I spent some time making more cards, all of them birthday cards.
I finally went ahead and used my new embossing tools on a card. The sentiment on the first one is embossed, and so is the teal portion of the third card.
So here are the cards: The first one is for my friend, the second for my older sister and the third for my neighbor.

The first one I wanted to do a really "nice" look, as opposed to fun, so I didn't put Happy Birthday on the outside so I put it on the inside instead:

Company patterned paper, K&Company patterned paper, Ranger ink(Sponging), MSE stamps, Offray ribbon, Zing! American Crafts white opaque embossing powder, EK Success corner rounder punch (for scallop and corners)

The second card: (for my sister) I love how this one turned out!!

Supplies used: Making Memories patterned paper, Ranger ink, Hero Arts stamps, Uni-Ball Signo broad white gel pen, K&Company balloon embellishments

And this is for my neighbor!

Supplies used: K&Company patterned paper, Ranger ink, DMC embroidery thread, MSE stamp (Happy Birthday), Uni-Ball Signo broad white gel pen, Autumn Leaves stamp, Zing! American Crafts clear embossing powder, K&Company stickers

But wait!!! There's more!!
My sister asked me (at 12:30 in the morning, mind you!) to make her a thank you card for her friend. So this is what I came up with:

It took me less than 5 minutes to make, and most of the time was the sponging. Not too shabby, eh?

Supplies used: K&Company patterned paper, Making Memories brads, Ranger ink, DMC embroidery thread, MSE stamp

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Sunday, April 18, 2010

HOLD IT!!! Never mind..........LOL!!

YAY!!! Just a few minutes ago I was going crazy because my camera wasn't working in my computer, but I tried my father's card reader and now it works!!!

Okay, so the first thing I wanted to do was talk about embossing! I've watched endless videos with embossing and I always wanted to do it. So for my Afikoman present this year on Passover, I got a heat tool and embossing powder!! I bought a Marvy Uchida heat tool from dick blick, an artist supply store. And I ordered the embossing powders from I only ordered black, white and clear because I heard a great tip where you use Versamark ink and any color ink with clear embossing powder and you get any color you want!! So I thought that was enough to start off with!
My heat tool:

My embossing powders:

So I thought it would be super easy to emboss. I think not!! I messed up so many times!! The clear one worked fine right away and the black took two times, but the white was the worst. It took forever to work normally!! I finally just poured it on and barely shook it off, otherwise I'd get a really grainy look, not shiny and smooth at all!

As you can see, the white ones came out really weird until I did the star. The purple one is using Versamark ink and purple ink.

So I had this great idea to make a bunch of cards with embossing, but after all the trouble it took, I decided to stick with what I know I can do for these cards.

So today I went out with my mother and we went to this kinda cheap closeout store where they they have things noone else wanted. We were buying dumb things like magazine holders and rain ponchos, but I went down the scrapbooking aisle, just in case. This store usually has the same, kind of stupid stuff, but I looked anyway. And boy, was I glad I did! I found a ton of K & Company things for really cheap! For me, that is a really nice company. I found 2 paper pads for about $5 each and a whole bunch of embellishments. I think the pads are a bit old, but they're sooo pretty, and I really don't care!
Check it out: (All this was probably less than $20!!)

So, using my new things, I made 3 cards and I'm pretty proud of them, considering I havent been making cards in a while due to my busy schedule! What do you think?? The first is for my father, obviously, and the second is for a school friend (who loves owls) and the third is for my neighbor!
Supplies used: K&Company patterned papers, Ranger ink, MSE! (My sentiments exactly) stamp, embroidery thread.
Supplies used: Marcella by K (K & Company) patterned paper, bird sticker and flower. Random paterned papers... and a uni-ball signo broad white gel pen for the stitching lines. Branch is from old family tree kit (I think it is Colorbok, but not sure!) MSE! stamp and ranger ink.
Supplies used: K & Company patterned paper, K & Company flowers and butterflirs (all four from different packs) MSE! stamp, Ranger ink. I don't know where the ribbon is from, probably something I salvages from around the house :-)
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This was supposed to be an awesome post....

I didn't post for so long because of the holidays, so I finally told myself I would post this huge, LOOOOONG post on tons of things!
So..... I bought such cool new things!! And I tried them out and took pictures and had a lot of fun!!
And I spent hours making really pretty cards (if I do say so myself) for my father, because it's his birthday today, and for a friend and a neighbor. And I took like 20 pictures to show everything. So I went online about an hour ago, and when I plugged in my camera to upload the pictures, guess what happened?? NOTHING!!!!
I have no idea why, but my computer does not recognize my camera, which I have had for 3 years and upload pictures from it all the time!! I don't know what to do!! I was so excited to show everything I've been doing and now I can't!

I'm so sad!! :-(

Hm......I'll be back!! I'll figure this out eventually!!