Sunday, July 31, 2011

New Class at Simply Scrapbooks

The new Inky Antics Honey pop holiday stamps arrived at Simply Scrapbooks this week and I used them to design my next class!

Sunday, August 28

I only have 20 spaces in class so sign up as soon as possible. You wont want to miss out on these super cute cards!

Class supplies: scissors, copic markers and or colored pencils/Gamsol, adhesive, pop dots, yellow, orange, and crystal stickles, & glossy accents.

By request, I am going to list the Copic Marker colors that I used, but don't want you to feel obligated to purchase all of these in order to take the class.

Halloween Card: BV 31, YR 04, R20, Y06, C7, YG00, YG03, BV02

Thanksgiving Card: YR16, YR23, C7, RV13, RV000, E49, C1, W1, E57, C5, E53, YG67

Penguin Card: YR16, R29, YG03, C7, YG 67, E50, C1, C5

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Glass Pebble Magnets

Abby and I decided to get crafty tonight for our traditional Friday night "Girl's night" while Daddy golfs. Sometimes we go out to dinner and a movie with another mother/daughter team but tonight we stayed home and headed to the craft room.

She had received several craft kits for her birthday and we decided to open one up that makes glass gem magnets. The kit called for the glass gems to be painted but we thought stamped images would make much cuter magnets.

I remembered seeing a card made with Denami stamps and the glass pebbles on someone's blog a while back.

We gathered additional supplies:
Denami stamps
Scallop punches
Circle punches
Glass gems
magnet strips

Abby is always eager to play with my Copic Markers and loves how tiny and detailed the Denami stamps are. She even practiced the "flicking technique" to blend colors on a scrap paper tonight. She really wanted a multi colored surfboard on one stamp.

She did a really nice job coloring
picking papers to match her backgounds.

The assembly:
We used adhesive tape to attach the paper layers together.
Then we used a Tombow glue stick to attach a small piece of chip board to the back to add some stability.
To attach the pebble, I placed a small amount of diamond glaze to the flat side and placed it on top of the colored stamped image.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Announcing my new Etsy Store!

I spent the afternoon setting up my new Etsy store.

Unfamiliar with Etsy? It's kind of like Ebay for handmade items and craft supplies but there isnt any bidding. Every item has a "buy it now" price.

So far I have uploaded 35 cards with more on the way. Stop by often, I will be adding new cards as soon as they are completed.

All cards are $3

If you have a special occasion coming up and are looking for a specific card, email me. I love a custom card challenge. Also, email me for quantity inquiries.

Are you ready to shop at DesignsbyLoriG ?

Friday, July 1, 2011

Hot Enough for ya?

Happy First Day of July!

Sounds like it's gonna be a scorcher, as July usually is. But that's okay, as long as it doesn't rain, I dont care how hot it is. Any days of rain, means the installation of our pool will be delayed..yes, a pool! My hubby agreed, after much fuss from a cute little 7 year old and her mom, to let us put a pool in the back yard. I don't think I would have begged quite so much had I known how much work the preparation was going to be....electrical permits, fence permits, pool permits, sand delivery, fencing the back yard...I don't recall seeing any "help wanted" signs for a pool boy though.
I made the card pictured above using a bugaboo digital stamp but didn't like the saying that he came with. I think it was something like "At my age, you can wear anything you want". I searched online for a good saying but wasn't coming up with anything worthy of Gus. I was toying with "I'm bringing Sexy back" and even enlisted the help of my facebook friends. They came up with some cute ones but I ended up using "Hot enough for you?" so it could apply to Gus or the weather.

I used this image on a Father's Day card for Steve, since we ordered the pool the day before.

Happy Stamping (and keep praying for no least during the daylight hours)