Saturday, November 8, 2008

Pumpkin Bread Recipe Book!

Pumpkin Bread Recipe Book

I found these small 6x6 canvas boards at Beverley's for about $1.29 a piece. I am always looking for alternatives to the pricey chip boards that everyone is using to make books. It looked like it would cut well and make a great book. I picked up a bunch of them.

I cut one of the boards at 1 1/2 inches and left the second one alone.

I cut my pieces of paper that I will attach to the front and back of the boards. The 6x6 back board paper was cut at 7x7(Always Artichoke) and the two front boards that I cut will be covered with a piece of 2 1/2 x7(Always Artichoke) and the other 5 1/2x7(Pumpkin Pie).

I used my sticky tape close to the edge of my boards. I set the boards centered evenly on top of the paper with the tape facing up. I took the plastic red strip off the sticky tape and continued to wrap the edges up over each side and press onto the sticky tape. The corners are a little tricky and I should have taken pictures of the way I cut them. If you need help I will post a picture later of the corners.

I then cut the pieces that will cover the inside of the boards. Each piece measured 5 7/8x5 7/8 for the back inside board, 4 1/4x5 7/8 for the front inside board and 1 3/8x5 7/8 for the front inside side board.

I cut a piece of Pumpkin Pie card stock at 5 3/4x5 3/4 then a piece naturals ivory at 5 5/8x5 5/8 for the inside back piece of board. secure the pieces with sticky tape.

Secure a strip of sticky tape to the left side of the back inside board.

I used my computer to print out a picture and the recipe using the "Scrapbook factory"program. I printed it out onto Skilcraft ink jet transparency film. Cut the piece to measure the same as naturals ivory piece 5 5/8x5 5/8. It is going to be placed over the naturals ivory piece. Make sure the picture is off to the right and the picture measures 4 1/4x5 5/8.

Place another piece of sticky tape on the left side of your book on the transparency film. Start cutting your pieces of ribbon folding them and laying them onto the sticky tape.
I took my front side board piece and covered it with my piece of always artichoke card stock(2 1/2x7) secured it with sticky tape. Placed a piece of always artichoke card stock (1 3/8x5 7/8) on the back of this piece and secured with sticky tape. On top of the 1 3/8x5 7/8 piece I added two long pieces of sticky tape. I then turned the piece over and added it to the right side of my book. I cut a piece of Pumpkin pie card stock 1 3/8x5 7/8 and stamped it with the leaf stamp from Autumn Harvest in really rust, close to cocoa and more mustard ink. I centered it and secured it to the top of the left piece of my book.
Next I drilled out three holes on the left side of my book with my husbands drill!:o) I added the eyelets by placing a little crystal effects in the hole and pushing the eyelets in. Once it has dried just a little put your rings through the eyelets. This part is finished!
Now for the face: The right side of the front of your book- This piece measures 4 1/2x6 so you need a piece of Pumpkin pie card stock that measures 5 1/2x7. This you will wrap around the front and a 4 1/4x5 7/8 piece of pumpkin pie card stock you will attach to the inside of the board. You will need a 4 1/4x5 7/8 & 2 7/8x4 1/4 pieces of Always artichoke CS, 2 5/8x4 & 4x5 1/2 pieces of basic grey green patterned paper and a 3 3/4x5 1/4 & 2 3/8x 3 3/4 pieces of Naturals Ivory CS.
Center and Layer your largest piece of Always artichoke and tape down. Center and layer your largest piece of Basic Grey and tape down. Next, take your Naturals Ivory and stamp with the peaceful wishes berry branch around the edges in more mustard, really rust and close to cocoa, use your pastels to rub around edges and onto stamped images. Take the Versa Mark pad and cover the whole piece. Sprinkle iridescent ice over the piece and emboss. Now it is ready to be placed on top of the basic grey layer. Center small always artichoke piece on top of embossed piece and tape down with sticky tape. center and layer small basic grey piece and tape down. Take the small naturals ivory piece and stamp with the Autumn Harvest leaf stamp in more mustard, really rust and close to cocoa ink just at the top. Rub the leaf images with your pastels and Versa Mark the whole piece then emboss with iridescent ice. Tape piece to the small basic grey layer. Stamp pumpkins from Autumn Harvest onto Naturals ivory with basic black ink and color with watercolor crayons. Versa Mark image and sprinkle with glassy glaze. Emboss. Cut out pumpkins and place dimensionals behind images and place on to iridescent ice layer. Punch a tree out of the basic grey paper and add dimension with close to cocoa marker. Tape tree behind pumpkins. Add P monogram by doubling up on dimensionals place to the left on piece. Adding hinges: Make sure before you start screwing the hinges down that you place them where you want them and open and close the book to see if hinges are placed properly. Slide hinges under always artichoke layer on the right side of the book cover and screw in with a small screw driver. Screw the left side of the hinges down. And it is Finished!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Halloween Frankie!

Frankenstein Treats!
I made these little boxes for my children's classes. They are holding orange boxes of Nerds. I used the "Hey Ghoul Friend" stamp set and the background stamp "Print Pattern." I used Old Olive card stock and naturals Ivory. I water colored Frankie with my water color pencils cut him out and placed dimensionals behind him.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Halloween Treats!

Halloween Treats that were made for my children's class rooms. I don't think I ever posted them. Inside of the witch bag I used "Witch's Brew" candies.

This one was my favorite. I found the "Bag O' Blood" candy at the Oriental Trading Company online and used my Dracula stamp from Best Fiends. The saying is from Just between Fiends.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Haunted Spellbound

I made this Halloween pouch with the Making Memories Spellbound papers. I used the Home is where the Haunt is and Batty for you stamp sets. This is my first time using the haunted house stamp and I have had it for so long! You score a piece of 12x4 1/2 card stock at 5 inches and again at 10 inches. You have two inches left over for the front flap. I have a bag of candy in the inside attached to the pouch with sticky tape. I used my scalloped punch and my 1 1/4 and 1 3/8 circle punches. The house and scull stamp were embossed in black EP. I doubled up on my dimensionals so the house really comes off the papers. When taping card stock or designer papers to glitter paper you need to use your sticky tape not double sided tape. It just won't hold.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Halloween Paint Can!

Happy Halloween!

I found these cute little clear paint cans at a store near my home called "Beverley's." It is a great craft store! Personally, I like it better than Michael's. They were on sale for under $2.00 a piece. I used the Spellbound papers made by Making Memories. The patterns are: Glitter dot black, Polka dot stripe, Argyle and Glitter Crow. You can see them here:
The ribbons I used for my can are here:
and also I used some that I had already had on hand. I cut the bird's tail end out with an X-Acto knife so it pop's off the can and crafted a tag behind him. We had some Halloween candy that had bones for the sticks of the Lollipop's. The packages they were in matched the papers. When you are doing a project like this always pull colors from the packaging. It just makes everything look more professional. I believe the monogram metal "H" is also Making Memories. It was something I had already laying around and placed it over the first H on the clear acetate tag that said Happy Halloween.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

My Daddy's Card

I'm ba-aaaaack!! I finally went through my stamping boxes and unpacked them. I still do not know where I will put everything but I usually wind up on the floor stamping anyway. Until I get some shelves and a desk that is were I will be for now:o)

My father is turning 73 this month! He loves the fall so I wanted to make him a card that reflects the season. He is not a cutsie birthday card kind of guy:o) Daddy I hope you do not peek! I usually make Halloween cards with this set but wanted to see it in a different way. This is one of my favorite sets! I used iridescent ice on the background paper and the face of the card which I would normally use on winter cards. I really liked it on the fall card. I used chocolate chip and naturals Ivory card stock. Also, a Basic Grey green paper in my stash. I used the water color crayons and colored the pumpkins then glassy glazed them. The little metal leaves I had found at the 100 Yen store while I was living in Japan.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Our Home...

This is the house we are scheduled to move into in a week. We were able to talk to the couple that live there. They were moving their household goods out when we stopped by. They let us take a look around the inside of the house. Very nice. The kids are so excited! No more hotel rooms!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

The Housing in Monterey for military families...

This is the housing for Monterey, California. It is extremely nice! They even edge and mow the front yard for you. The grass is treated so it is so thick and green. In Iwakuni we didn't really have any grass and couldn't grow any either! We are still waiting to get into our home. Living out of hotels gets old fast. It should be soon though... hopefully. We rate a four bedroom home because of the size of our family. When we arrived they looked to see if there were any four bedroom homes available for us but all they had available were three bedrooms. And none of them are vacant yet. They said the soonest three bedroom would be ready by July 4th. I am not sure how that is going to work out for us with four children. Shelby is so much older than Tiffany that they really shouldn't share a room together. We are praying that a four bedroom comes available before we move into the three bedroom on the 4th. We need all the prayers we can get. Please, pray for us. Can't wait to get back to stamping!!! The pictures below are just four of the styles they have here.

Friday, June 13, 2008