Sunday, December 26, 2010

This years Christmas card

Here is this year's Christmas card.  I made eighty of these cards and wished I had about ten more.  Next year I will make about 90.  I used a design from and some of the supplies include:  paper:  Paper Source; Cuttlebug:  Polka Dot Embossing Folder; Fiskars scissors and trimmer; All of the stamps are from Stampin Up.  Thanks for looking!  Merry Christmas!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Anniversary Flowers

My wonderful husband sent me some beautiful flowers for our ninth anniversary yesterday.  I especially love the orange and green flowers!  They are so pretty...

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Tami's Fiskateer Online Challenge Entries - July 2010

Here are some items that I entered into challenges on Fiskateers recently:

This is a resist embossing technique that I learned from a tutorial on Stamp TV.  I scored the outside edges of the paper using my Scor-pal.  Then I used a VersaMark stamp pad to stamp the butterfly.  I then embossed the butterfly using clear embossing powder.  Once that was finished, I used two of Rangers distress inks and accessories to blend in the ink all around the butterfly.  Then you just wipe off the embossing and there you go!

This is a ceramic heart that I bought at a major crafting chain.  I used orange, and two colors of purple StazOn to stamp on this surface.  It came out pretty cool considering that it was the first time I had ever tried this technique.  The idea was to stamp on something other than paper.

Here are some cards I made.  This design is out of the Stampin Up catalog.  Sorry about the lighting, it was dark outside, so they didn't come out very well.

Thanks for looking!

Mom's 75th Birthday Scrapbook

Here is my Mother's 75th Birthday Scrapbook Album.  My sister, my niece and I made this album.  We had a lot of fun doing it to.  Some of the materials I used were:

Fiskar's Trimmer
Fiskar's Scissors
Fiskar's Fingertip Kraft Knife
Fiskar's Punches and Squeeze Punches
Stampin Up Rubber and Acrylic Stamps
I used a variety of different papers, but if you need to know what one of them is I will find out
Cricut, used various cartridges

This is my Mom when she received a big promotion at the bank.  I think this picture was taken to put in the newspaper.  She is our All American Girl. 

These pictures are of us four kids and Mom and Dad.  I love the black and white photo with our bell bottoms, don't you?

Here is Grandma and Grandpa Dettman with our family.  I love this layout, and my awesome Sister placed everyone of those buttons, thanks Sis!

Here are some pictures of Mom and Dad over the years.  The top left is in the Albuquerque Kleinschmidt's backyard, top middle is Mom and Dad probably in Albuquerque at one of Bill's art exhibits, bottom left is Mom and Dad at Pagosa Springs, CO (aren't those names perfect!).  On the top right is Mom and Dad at their house during Christmas, and the bottom right is them at Big Lake, AZ (our families favorite fishing retreat!).

This layout shows my Brother Bill and his two daughers Evann and Heather.  Aren't they a beautiful family!

Here is my brother Michael or Mike.  Mike was always doing crazy things.  I love this Ski El Paso Shirt, I think my Aunt Cookie sent us those shirts, so Mike being Mike decided to get dressed up in shorts and his ski boots, crazy guy!  I miss that humor!

These are of me and my husband Steve.  I decided to use pictures from some of our adventures on this layout.  On the top left is the biggest adventure, Christmas at Mom and Dads!  Top middle shows us at a beautiful waterfall in Oregon, top right is us at the Grand Canyon!  The larger picture is Steve and I in Mazatlan, Mexico!

This is my Sister Sue's family.  Sue, Charlie, then kids Clint, Mark, and Travis.  They are lookin' good aren't they?

Here's my Sister's oldest son's family.  Clint and Tara and kids.  Those two boys are my Grand Nephews and the smallest boy is my God son.

These are pictures of the Grandkids when they were little.  They are all grown up now, but it sure seems like yesterday when they were running through the sprinklers at Mom's house.

And here are the Grandkids all grown up!  Aren't they all handsome?

These next two pages are just misc. pages.

We had a lot of photos left, so we decided to squeeze them into a collage.  There is one thing for sure, this family knows how to have fun!

This is a picture of the entire family.  I am not happy with the my picture of this layout, we all look really pale.  But none the less, this is a great family photograph.  The title reads "Our Past, Our Present, Our Future". 

Here is Mom with her Mother and her brother and sister, Ron and Cookie.

This layout shows Mom and Dad with my Uncle Bob and Aunt Cookie.  The picture on the right shows Mom with her brother and sister at the family reunion.

Here is a layout from one of our family reunions.  I am about the only one missing, I was taking the photo!

This is the last layout of the Album.  This is Mom's senior photo.  She looks beautiful.  Thanks for looking!  Most of these pages were lifted from a magazine or the internet.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Mom's 75th Birthday Favor boxes

Here is a better picture of Mom's favor boxes.  There is a tutorial below if you would like to see it just scroll down.

Thanks for looking everyone!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Mini Album

This is a mini album that I made at one of my Stampin Up workshops.  We used A2 envelopes and cut off the ends and then slid the tabs inside of the envelopes.  I am telling you, my Stampin Up demonstrator is a genius! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Father's Day card

Here is a Father's Day card that I made a one of my Stampin Up workshops:

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Mom's 75th Birthday Favor boxes

Mom's 75th Birthday Party Favor boxes.  She turned 75 on  Sunday, July 4th, 2010.
Materials used in this project:

  1. Dark Red cardstock

  2. Red cardstock

  3. White cardstock

  4. Blue cardstock

  5. Navy Blue cardstock

  6. Silver Brads

  7. Cuttlebug Star Embossing Folder

  8. Sizzix Big Shot Express or somekind of embossing machine

  9. Fiskar's Scallop Circle Punch

  10. EK Success 1 1/4 Circle Punch

  11. Stampin Up Star Extra Large Punch

  12. Terrifically Tacky Tape

  13. Pop Dots

  14. Red and Blue polka dot ribbon

  15. Paper Stuffing

  16. Peppermint candy

  17. I hope I didn't forget anything, lol

The box was cut out from my Cricuit using the Tags, Bags, Boxes and More cartridge.  I simply chose the box and hit cut.  I made a total of 20 of each color or 40 total.

This is a Cuttlebug embossing folder.  See the flat part on the end?
I cut the end off of the folder.  I will explain more later. 
Here is the folder cut off.
I needed to get some two inch strips covered with embossing.  The problem was that I needed them to go all the way around the box.  Since the folder has a flat end on it, I cut off the end of the folder with my office paper cutter.  I didn't use my Fiskars paper trimmer for this because I don't want to ruin it. 
You will see why below:
I ran one side of through my Sizzix, and turned it over and ran the other side.  You will get a small part that won't match up, however, you really can't tell once you place it around the box.  It's kind of hard to see in the picture below, but I have already run one side throught the Sizzix.
Here are all of the boxes cut out of the Cricut machine.
Here are all of the strips run through the Sizzix.  These strips are 2 inches wide.  I am not providing a length because that would depend on how big you choose to cut them out of the Cricut.  Mine were approximately 10 3/4 inches.
The next step is to assemble the boxes, so I used Red Tape for these.
Then I attached my strips in the opposite color.  You will see them demonstrated below in the final product.  You don't have to use this much Red Tape, I started using this much and then went back and just put in on the ends.  I was going through tape like crazy and it was costing me a fortune.  Sorry, I forgot to photograph that!  I am sure you get the idea!

The next step is to punch out circles with my Fiskar's Scallop Circle Punch.  I made 40 boxes, so I punched out 20 in blue and 20 in red.  Then I distressing the red circles with blue ink, and distressed the blue circles with red ink.  To distress, I just cut out a sponge from the dollar store and use the end of it to work around the edges.  Thanks to my Stampin Up Demonstrator for the sponge tip. 
I call this the poor man's distressing!  : ) 

Next, I punched 40 white circles using a 1 1/4 circle punch.  I then stamped them with Stampin Up's July 4th fireworks round stamp.  Don't forget to distress the edges in red ink.  I stamped all 40 in red.  However, you could choose to stamp half in blue and half in red.


Okay, next are the stars.  I punched out 10 stars for each box:

  • Two in dark red

  • Two in red

  • Two in white

  • Two in blue

  • Two in navy blue
Put them in order in red, white, and blue and punch a hole in the center where a brad will be placed.  I placed them in a plastic square container and sprayed them with water on both sides.  I learned this technique from my Stampin Up Demonstrator.  Then crunch them up and play with them until you get the desired look.  Attach the brad.  They will dry hard and look really cool!

Next Step: 

  1. Attach the stars to the punched circle with pop dots.

  2. Attach the circle to the scalloped circle with pop dots.

  3. Attach the scalloped circle to the lid of the favor box with pop dots.

Now, attach a ribbon over the embossing around the wide part of the box, and wah-la, you are done. 

On the inside, I stuff them with corrugated paper stuffing.  You can find this at Walmart for $1.00 a bag in the crafting section.  I used blue and red, of course!  These were for my Mom's 75th birthday party.  I originally wanted to put chocolates in there, but I ended up putting peppermint candies.  I needed something that wouldn't melt!