Monday, June 29, 2009
And for those that need a Youtube visual......You can use this one...by Rowenta...Thank you Rowenta....
Monday, June 22, 2009
Instructions for the challenge: Make a monochromatic bookmark. Use at least three shades of one colors and NO other colors allowed. Include a charm attached by a tassel, string, etc. made out of whatever you have on hand.
Created By : Myrab
Created By Scrapsation
Created by LisaLisa&ScrapJam
Created By Ms_Dee
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
Each week the techniques we use will be posted by the Design Team so that it will give some inspiration in doing the challenges....So ladies feel free to use the work displayed by the Design Team as inspiration to complete your challenges ..... and help to "Welcome" the Sistas Design Team............
Design Team Members
The ladies did some really nice projects that we did not want to go unnoticed over the past month...so we decided to display all of the work submitted--- Wow...Great work Ladies.....
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Created by Scrapstation
2. Rub Embossing Buddy over the cardstock.
3. Take your Stamp and stamp it on the VersaMark Pad.
4. Pour Embossing Powder over your image.
5. Shake off the excess in the tray, then pour it back into the jar.
6. Heat the powdered image until the powder melts and is shiny.
7. You now have an Embossed image that you can add to your project.
Tricks to remember Inks: by MyraB
Dye = "D" for dye means it Dries fast (probably not good for embossing because will dry before you can get the powder on it)
Pigment = "P" for needs Powder (takes longer to dry and best for embossing) Embossing pads = made specifically for embossing or watermarking. They are usually clear, sticky and will leave a watermark if you don't put embossing on it (See Ms_Dee's card she did both watermarks and embossing)
Embossing Buddy: it is corn starch and what it does is prevents static electricity from spreading the embossing powder to places on your card beyond where the ink is. You want to use it to keep from having embossed specks of powder in random places on your card/layout. Embossing works on other surfaces as long as the surface can take intense heat. The heating gun gets REALLY hot. Don't use a hair dryer -- it doesn't get hot enough and all it will do is blow the powder EVERYWHERE.
Best type of ink and powder: I prefer VersaFine and VersaMark for my stamping and for my embossing. VersaFine works really well on stamps that have a lot of detail. I also prefer super fine embossing powder by Ranger. It melts really fast and looks really smooth. Cheaper brands (like Joann's) doesn't melt fast enough and has lumps in it (you have to stop melting at some point or the paper burns).
One last thing. I have the funnel tray but don't like using it. The static electricity makes the powder stick to it if you don't rub it with the embossing buddy first. I find it easier to use a scrap piece of paper to catch the extra powder and the powder I tap off. I then fold the paper "funnel like" and poor the powder back into the container. It's easier and quicker than my tray. One cool thing for those of you who like to doodle or like your own handwriting. VersaMark makes a pen that you can use to write with in embossing ink. You then add the powder and heat and you have your own doodle or handwritten embossed image! Love that.
Thursday, June 4, 2009
"Excess is the devil's playground."
Related to our forum: I picked this quote as I was looking at the M's and HL coupons for this week. These stores are doubly tempting for me as I can be at either one within 5 minutes! I have more than enough stuff, yet there have been times that I "didn't want to waste a coupon" and purchased items because of this. My actions led my scrapbook area to have Excess. As we start the weekend, where we often tend to shop the most, think about the crafting supplies you really need. Is it worth it to buy that cute designer paper or more effective to replenish your adhesive. Do you have to have the latest item now? I'm not saying I have this principle down pact, but I am learning to scrap my stash. I don't want to continue to get items that I will never use. Have a great weekend! Lisa
Thursday, June 4, 2009
"Procrastination is opportunity's natural as*sas*sin."
Relating this to our forum: When you are facing each of the challenges, take them one at a time, and simply keep at it until you are finished. Try to plan a special day to compete them. Look at the finish line, not at the work it will take to get there. As the Nike commercial once boasted," Just Do It!"
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
"Simplify your life by beginning only what you know you can finish and finishing what you begin"
To relate this to our forum, As you take on the weekly challenge, don't allow yourself to get distracted - stay focused and finish. When you complete something, you no longer need it on your mind, You are free to give yourself completely to the next project or the next goal. You are free to dream and free to create because your mind and heart are clutter-free.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
"To be a star, you must shine your own light, follow your own path, and don't worry about the darkness, for that is when stars shine brightest!"
To relate this to papercrafting, don't be afraid to challenge yourself. Take the lead. Create things that are meaningful to you and do your best. Don't let the fear of an unknown technique or project intimidate you into not trying at all. When it is all said and done, you will be proud of yourself knowing that you accepted the challenge, created your project, and followed through by posting it. Then you get the joy of sharing it with others!..................................... Lisa