Thursday, January 31, 2013

Second Pillow Box

The second Pillow Box that I made using the "Fancy Folk Art" stamp and die set. I used Copic markers R81, R83, and R85 for the flowers and YG21, YG23, and YG25 for the leaves. I used my Cricut to cut a piece of white card stock and a second smaller using True Black paper. I used foam dots to lift the die cut and stamp from the cut circles. Under the circles, I tied a sheer black ribbon below my embellishment. I then used a stamp from the same set for the sentiment. I love the way this one turned out as well!

Pillow Boxes

I recently started experimenting with Copic Marker and stamping with stamps from Papertrey Ink. On the Papertry Ink blog, there is a project shared each week called "Make It Monday." This Monday there  was a tutorial on making Pillow Boxes. Since I have just recently started learning more about stamping, I decided to make a couple of Pillow Boxes to enter for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate. To submit an entry, you have to use at least one item from Papertrey. I made my first Papertrey order a couple of weeks ago and ordered a new January release called the "Fancy Folk Art" stamp set along with the dies to match. I also ordered some some paper (Perfect Paper) in True Black and Ocean Tide. All of the items were of the best quality and I can't wait to learn more and add to my collection!

The first Pillow Box that I made is a medium size and I used the True Black card stock. I put a clear emboss using a technique I learned from the video featuring Ashley Cannon Newell. I do not have the die set for any of the boxes, so I downloaded a pattern to use. I will definately be ordering a die for boxes! I thought the paper looked too elegant to add anything but a ribbon!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Shay's Bridal

Well, I finally had one of my daughter's bridal pictures taken by Wil McCarley. I used a Groupon for a comapny called Picture It On Canvas and it turned out beautifully! I couldn't be more pleased. I hope she loves it...she is a beautiful daughter and was a beautiful bride.

Monday, January 21, 2013


This Christmas, I received a new Calligraphy book, "@" LISA ENGLEBERT , "Modern Calligraphy and Hand Lettering."

I have always loved handwriting and doodles and have attempted self taught calligraphy in the past. This book is wonderful for anyone interested in learning the art of calligraphy. I will be posting some of the tips I have learned along with some of my new skills! Happy Lettering!