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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

"2016 Happy New Year" Crazy Birds...

"2016 Happy New Year" Crazy Birds...

I made this for a swap over on the Pl network.  For New Year's...woooo hooooo

I got these for Christmas and love them and the framelits that come with the Crazy Birds and the Crazy Bird Things...lol  

Here is what I did... I stamped and embossed on "Paint Chip Samples"... I'm not really all that good in coloring the Crazy birds yet, but thought I take advantage of all my paint chips that I've collected over the years... So they are my "Mixed Media type Crazy Birds" Enjoy and Happy New Year!

 

Monday, December 7, 2015

Pocket Letter Oranment Fun....

Christmas Ornament Fun...

I like everyone else love Target's Dollar Spot... And like everyone else dig through the bins to find those awesome fun goodies for our Pl or our planners and whatever else...lol

Last week, I ran across a pack of these wooden deer and and these cute Merry Christmas words and also I grabbed the tiny velvet bow ties.... :-)  

I decided to amp them up and use them on my pl to decorate the front for my Christmas Theme pl for my pals.

I sponged on some gold paint and then sprinkled some UTEE on top and used my heat gun to give it some interest to the deer and some texture.  I did the same with the Merry Christmas pieces too.  I then glued on the pieces on top of the deer.   Waaaaaaaa -laaaaaaaa

A cute Christmas ornament... Something cheap and easy and yet so cute.  Take a look... what do you think?

Pocket Letter Fun... 

Friday, December 4, 2015

2nd Christmas Pocket Letter 2015

My 2nd Christmas Pocket Letter 2015

Front:

 Back:

 

One of my First Pocket Letters for Christmas:

 Gee it's been a while since I've posted... Here goes one of my first Pocket Letter's for Christmas theme:

Front: I used my stamps and gold embossing powder... the stamped Gold embossed Santa face the saying says "Working for Milk and Cookies"...lol  The shaker (bottom right corner) I put confetti in... the confetti shapes are candy canes and Gingerbread men and Christmas light bulbs.  And there is confetti in the one pocket where the snowman is.  The tag is stamped and the tag is canvas. :)

 Back :

 I stamped and embossed the House Mouse with the bows on their heads and Used 3 D Lacquer (it's an envelope for pocket letters... :) ) I also used Red Tinsel embossing powder on the other envelope where the Santa face is in the center, I also stamped and embossed in red Merry Christams.  I used some decorative ribbons to cover two of the pocket cards.  The bottom center is a stamped and embossed snowman and the saying above his head is stamped and embossed in red and says "Fat snowmen last longer". :)  The Happy New Year stamped image is embossed in Gold embossing powder. Along with the gold snowflakes (stamped and embossed) on the top left pocket and the saying is also embossed and says "My Friends Are All Flakes"... lol


Saturday, October 24, 2015

Steampunk Pocket Letter

  

I haven't made anything Steampunk in a while and a Pocket pal wanted to do a Steampunk theme.  I used my Tim Holtz cartridge Stamp and Cut along with my Eclips machine along with some Steampunk embossing folders and some doo-dads for embellishments.  I hope she'll be "Lovin It". :-)

 

 

Monday, October 19, 2015

"Christmas 2015" Rolodex 3 x 4 Swap

For a Swap over on FB... "Christmas 2015 Rolodex 3 x 4 Swap... All Christmas Theme

I used various things and embellishments and stamps and cs.

 

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Halloween.... Spooky

I made this for my Pocket Letter Pal...

"Halloween Theme" 

I used papers from Michaels Recollections stack...love the Gold foil backgrounds and Owl and Moon and the pumpkins... and the confetti that were in the test tubes from Michaels... Silver and Purple And Black bats in one test tube and then the other white skulls,orange and black pumpkins in two other test tubes and the last one black spiders in the the test tubes.  And I have so much confetti left in the test tubes for others and shakers plus save for next spooky season...lol

Here go the front and back views of my Halloween Pocket letter.



 

Monday, September 14, 2015

"Autumn Theme Pocket Letter"

Autumn Theme Pocket Letter for a Pal...

I went walking outside with my lovely fur baby today. I saw all the leaves that are changing colors and falling to the grass. I decided to take some Nature inside with me, so I picked some up.  Decided to send these to the pal who doesn't get to see the colors change on the leaves, she lives down south in FL.  :)  I got her pocket letter in the other day. :-)  So, I figure I'd fuse the leaves to preserve them and easily send them down with the Pocket Letter. 

I used some "Indian Corn" embossing powder on the bottom right corner that I cut out with my Eclips machine. The other embossing powder is Opalite Black, which has gold and different kinds of glitter to really make the leave look like it changed different colors. :)  I used my favorite Vellum there that is the center pocket... It has gold embossed leaves on the reddish vellum color.

I tuck some goodies in the back, the paper is double sided with nice design on the back. The paper is from K& Company designer "Tim Coffeey".. His old Fall theme designer paper. :)  Hope she likes. :)

 

Fused PostCard...

Fused Postcard "Fuse Tool"...

I made this Postcard with my We R Memory Keepers Fuse tool... I put a little shaker shakers things inside before I fused it all.  I stamped and embossed some leaves and wrote a little note on the back, and sprayed it with some color mists.

 

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Have A Cuppa of...

"Tea"....

I made this plp for a really good friend (my mucker sister)  :-) We decided to do a Tea Theme plp I hope she likes it.  I'm posting here.  Will post over on Fb when she receives it.  Which if I mail out tomorrow, she may get it on Saturday.  She lives about an hour half away up the ole' turn pike...lol


The first top pic is the back of the pocket letter pal. And the second bottom pic is the front of the Pocket Letter.  I using my rubberstamps for these pocket letters.

 

Friday, August 7, 2015

Pocket Letter from my Pal...

I got another fun pocket letter from a pal today in the mail.... I love it... and of course she did a Purple theme for me which is my favorite color..check it out...

 

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

For a Q & A No Goodie Swap Plp

Made this for a partner of mine, we are doing "Q & A No Goodie Swap".  Everyone seems to be so fixated on packing their back pockets and not worrying about the real fun of a "Pocket Letter Pal" which is the letter.

In this one, I wrote up some questions and answered them and tucked them in the pockets. This is my second swap like this I have done.  This is so much fun and interesting and getting to know people.

 

Monday, August 3, 2015

Fun for my Plp...

These are for my Pocket Letter Pals...

I been playing more and more with my Sizzix Eclips machine... and came up with these for my Pocket Letter Pal tuck in's.  

Not sure weather to "Fuse" them with my fuse tool and make shakers or leave them as is.  Will have to play some more with them.

What do you think? Fuse or not to fuse? lol

 

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

"At The Beach" Pocket Letter


"At The Beach" Pocket Letter Pal...

I am sending this off to another pal. She sent me the most beautiful 4th July Pocket Letter theme.  I haven't done a Beach theme until today.  I worked on it and used my favorite line of paper which is by Tim Coffey Specialty Paper " Travel... It's the Beach theme and all the 3 D stickers and all the pretties.  I love it.  

I did the back and also used Jolee's stickers that I thought were cute.  I have a baggie of goodies for her along with a letter.  I didn't want to cover any of this up, so no goodies are in the pockets... lol :-D.

 


Turquoise Pocket Letter for a Pal

Made this for a Plp of mine and she wanted to do a color theme plp.  She wanted Turquoise and I wanted Purple (yep, love purple) Not going to send this until August 12th.  The background paper is Turquoise and Silver (whole sheet glitter) got the stack at Hobby Lobby.  The glitter is solid and will not come off.  Love this paper.  I think it looks pretty good.  I used everything here in my stash the is Turquoise and similar to that color. I used my 123 Punch Board from We R Memory Keepers to make the bow.  I attached the bow with a pearl turquoise brad.   Hope she like it.  

The back of the plp in the bottom left hand corner isn't from a die, rather than from using my Sizzix Eclips machine. (Same kind of electric machines as the other brands out there on the market) 


Sunday, July 26, 2015

My Fused Shaker ....

"Fused Shaker made with We R Memory Keepers "Fuse Tool"..... wooooo hoooo...

I used one of my ole' rubberstamps- Zip Lock baggie and some flower stamps.  I gold embossed the Zip Lock baggie rs and used some of my Color Bursts for the flower background and then gold embossed the top of the flowers with the outline stamp.  

Then I found my old ruler (for scrapbooking) and it has the double edge,remember how you could hold the edge of the paper and tear to get the look of this ruler... :D  anywho... This is how I got my edge all the way around the shaker with the fuse tool and ruler.  I think it turned out pretty neeto...lol  

Comment if you like.  Have a good one. :-)

 

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Samples...

Don't Have A Laser Printer To Foil With?

Well, I played with the "Toner Powder" and some old foil that I've had for a long time.  Right now all the rage besides Pocket Letter Pals (Plp) is "Gold & Foiling".  

I don't have a Laser Printer which seems to be needed to have the Foil stick to after you print something from the laser. Not sure how much it would cost each time I wanted something printed to use the foil that everyone seems to be playing with.

I went on over to YouTube, where you can find anything or everything to learn or try or get great ideas.... Which I did, I typed in Foiling and let the videos play one right after another, while I listen while I was probably making Pocket letters in my craft area.. I heard this women talk about "Toner Powder" and how it's used for "Laser Printers".  I got up and went into the living room and looked at the tv screen and proceeded to watch the video.  Video down below, (posted yesterday 7/20/15).  Well, I had bought the Toner Powder a few weeks ago and didn't really play.  So I did last night, and here is the outcome.  Remember I used my old foil stuff that I've had for years.... "What's Old Is New Again" right?  I still even have my old old Foiling Hot Pen from way back when.  lol  Remember Hero Arts sold their foil square sheets and also another company sold the on tiny cardbaord rolls and I have that very needle thin point for the glue for the foil...lolroflmao.. Anywho...  These are the results,it's hard to tell on this scan, but the foil is there and the Toner Powder worked.  I probably just need to buy some of that new foil that's out there. I hear the buzz word "Transfer Foil" too.  What do you think?



 

 

Monday, July 20, 2015

Heidi Swapp Minc Machine - Foiling A Stamped Image



She is using "Toner Powder" for those like me who don't have a Laser Printer... This works great.  I bought some Toner Powder and have been playing with it and have a few samples that I will post later on.  This is brilliant. Now all of us Ink Jet User don't have to be left out in the "foiling fad"...lol

Friday, July 17, 2015

Sweet...

Sweet Treats... Pocket Letter Pal...

I made this for a good pen pal of mine... I wonder if she will notice I didn't use any rubberstamps in this pocket letter...lol

I used rub ons and also my Eclips machine to make the donuts and used liquid pearls and glitter for on top of the donuts. 

And the card on the back with the m and m's says "Stay Calm & Eat Sweets"...lol  


 

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Creative Day...

Creative Day Today...

Just seeing if I can keep my Plp simple... I didn't put any goodies in the back either, I just used some contrasting paper in the back pockets....

 

Thursday, July 2, 2015

"No Goodie Pocket Letter"

"No Goodie Pocket Letter"

 

Over on fb plp group there was a girl who suggested a No Goodie Pocket letter and to focus more on the Letter of the Pocket Letter.  To include questions, if you wanted answer them and include a letter.  This was fun and don't worrying about "oh what to stick in the back or front of the pockets".  After all, it's the letter and info from a person that is really fun to learn about,not what's inside or in the back of the pockets.

Here is what I came up with... I used my Tim Holtz "Alpha Dies" for the numbers and also used the SU Scalloped envy die, which is perfect for these pockets.  I also used a Sizzix square envy die to and included in those some stamped images, just little flat things. (force of habit, I like to include little goodies,but refrain from putting "bulky" goodies in...lol)  I typed out the questions on the back of the cards.  I then answered the questions and stuck those answers in the scalloped envies.  I also enclosed a letter for more "tid bits about me"...lol  I hope she enjoys my questions and hope to hear back with her answers.

Front and back of the "No Goodie" Pocket Letter...


 The little Library envies are from a punch.  "Q & A" pockets, I just stuck in little tickets.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Mason Jar Plp...

Pocket Letter Swap...

I hosted a "Mason Jar" event over on the network... this is what I made for my event partner... Hope she likes it...

 


 


Friday, June 19, 2015

#297 ICAD

#297 ICAD... Under The Dome...

With one of our favorite Summer shows coming back on this coming week... I'd make a few shakers...lol  Background is the Polished stone technique I learned a long time ago...and then used IO's shaker dome pieces and some washi tape to seal around.  And some puffy fish stickers...lol And a few circled punch index card pieces for bubbles...lol

 

Trying to catch up... #295 ICAD... & #296

Day #295 ICAD... & #296

Trying to do some catching up...I just have to upload them... 

Here goes some now...



Here goes #296 ICAD... Caught In Utee....

I did this with Utee and my hot pot, haven't played with it for a while, it was fun again to play in the Utee...lol  I also used a cd and some beads and some foil underneath the cd and meld all together and stamped.  What fun it is to play with the hot pot...

 

 

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

"All About Me" Pocket Letter...

"All About Me" Pocket Letter Pal...

I'm in a swap over on the Plp Network... the theme is: "All About Me".  You tell your partner in a letter different things about you and include pictures of family and etc...

I made this to send to my partner, and on the back side, used my Fuse tool to make the flip pockets that I attached to the pocket letter on the back.  I made them with the pockets from the Trading card pockets... I didn't have any of the ones that are already made from We R Making Memories.  I fused all 4 of them together, it worked great and they flip and everything.  Love how it turned out.

Thanks for looking...


 

Sending Letters... ICAD #292

Sending Mail ICAD #292...

I have had this stamp forever... It's a cube stamp.  I use it on my pen pal envies and papers.  The stamp is from a company that has been out of business for a long while "Embossing Arts"....

I Used my Color Bursts and the rubberstamp.. and my postage frame punch.

 

When Life gives you Lemons...

Day #291 ICAD

When Life Gives you Lemons...

I used inka gold (purple metallic) and then tried some firework spray to see what would happen with the inka gold rub.. It got nice and pearly and just a tad of a sheen... I used Dandelion firework spray.  And also used white embossing powder and yellow embossing powder for the lemons.  The stamp says

"When Life Gives You Lemons...Make Lemonade.... When Life Gives You A Yeast Infection .... Make Bread".... this stamp is from RBBB... lolroflmao

  

Humor

Day #290 ICAD

 

ICAD # 289 Cherries and Cantaloupe

Day #289 ICAD... Cherries and Cantaloupe

 

I used my rubberstamps  and white embossing powders.  I also used my Cantaloupe fireworks spray in the background.  Nice and shimmery.  

 

Thursday, June 4, 2015

ICAD #283

For Me it's Day 283....

I love mail and over on Yellow Daisy prompt is Mail Box... What do you think...