Saturday, March 20, 2010

'C' is for cuttlebug'd copper sheet/notebook

We're on to the letter 'C' in our alphabet swap over at CCSwaps. I've had some copper sheets for a few years so I got that out along with my Cuttlebug machine and a Quick Cuts embossing folder. I saw the idea for this simple notebook when I visited a great stamp store (The Mark-It Place) in Sayner, WI. The notebook is simply created using a front and back cover, inside pages, a wooden skewer, and an elastic cord. Two holes are punched at the top and the elastic cord is strung through so that it wraps around the skewer in the front and ties in the back. Once all the pages of this notebook are used up, the owner can simply cut and punch more pages and reassemble the notebook.
I cut 2 pieces of black card stock for the front and back covers. The black card stock had been sprayed with gold webbing spray. I also used a gold krylon pen around all edges of the black card stock. I ran the piece of copper sheet through the cuttlebug, applied double sided tape to the back and then attached to the front cover of the notebook. Then I applied a piece of red line tape around all 4 edges of the copper sheet so that I could adhere the copper micro beads that you see.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Leanna's 2009 Cross Country Medals

Our granddaughter, Leanna, completed her 2nd year running cross country for Muskego Middle School. She had a fabulous year... a medal in every race!!! While I had been putting together the shadow box with her 2008 awards I had the idea for the layout I used for her 2009 awards. I painted a cross country trail on mat board and then attached the medals along the trail. I created a label for each of the races that provides date, location, and place that Leanna took at that race. The small blue and yellow flags represent the flags that are used at the races to inform the runners whether to turn right or left. I found some cute sayings with regard to cross country so I used them along with some pictures I took at the races to embellish the shadow box. I found this shadow box at Michael's and love it!!! You can create 4 layers inside the box. The upper left and lower right corners were positioned at the 2nd layer and the display of medals is positioned at the 4th or furthest layer from glass. It allows you to create dimension to the display.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Pin Swap

CCSwaps is having a pin swap, so I thought I'd give it a try. At first I grabbed some memory glass and a frame, but then I saw a lot of stampboard in my supplies so I decided to use that instead.
I colored the oval piece of stampboard with 3 colors of distress ink, overlapping the colors. I then edged the stampboard piece with a purple Marvy Metallic Marker. The marker was bleeding a little onto the front of the stampboard, but I decided I liked the look so I intentionally added more marker to get more on the front of the pin. I stamped the 'vixen' stamp with india black ink and punched a small hole at the bottom of the oval stampboard so that I could twist some wire through and add beads. To finish the pin off I placed 6 dots of silver glitter glue along the right side of the pin. I hope the recipient likes the pin.