Friday, May 30, 2008

Larger Printable Image & More Cards, Altered Game and Pixie Jar!

I wanted to do a quick post because I have more to share

* A Larger Free Printable Image for Fathers Day
* More Great Samples from Joanne Allison!
* Pam Hooten’s Tic Tac Toe Game
* Vicki the Pixie and her Altered Fairy House

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I wanted to let you know we now have bigger and better images for the FREE PRINTABLE FELLA IMAGES. The two I posted yesterday were too blurry, but they are larger now thanks to our graphic designer Cindy! She enlarged them, so the quality will be better when reduced. Printing them off the web, they won’t be the same quality as in our image books but they look pretty good

Just put your mouse over the images and click on the left side of your mouse, then when the image is larger, click it with the right side of your mouse and save the postcard and then save the poem to one of your picture files, or on your desktop. Later you can open each of them and print them on paper or cardstock. You can use almost any picture program to size the images to print them smaller or larger in size, depending on what you wish to create.

Here are some other great samples with descriptions and supplies from our May guest designer Joanne Allison from England!

Adding something to your card that has an element of surprise or secrecy can be a great way to make it even more special for the recipient. On this card for my mum, I made a little 'booklet' for the front that has a picture of me on my first ever holiday (aged six months or so) and a little bit of journalling inside. A simple photo turn keeps the booklet closed.
Supplies: Clear Art Mini Memories stamp set, Radiant Paper Pad and Seaside Memories stickers (all from Crafty Secrets), Tim Holtz Distress inks (Old Paper and Weathered Wood), SU! antique copper Hodgepodge hardware, jute garden twine

I can never remember which things I picked out when we're having friends over for dinner and I'm planning a menu. These jumbo clips make a cute alternative to scrappy bits of paper as bookmarks and you can do a whole selection of designs with just one stamp set! I just picked three but the coffee cup, beer glass, turkey, rooster and bread basket all fit the little chef's tray too so if you're planning a banquet, you can have a different clip for each course!
I gave my fish glittery scales with a Spica glitter pen and added a cherry on top of the dessert with a dot of dimensional paint. You can spray the clips with sealant to make them more durable in the kitchen.

Kitchen Clip Supplies: Kitchen Classics (Clear Art Stamps by Crafty Secrets),
Nestabilities Classic Circle die, alcohol markers, Prismacolor
pencils/OMS/stump, large brass paper clips, Brilliance Graphite Black,
Adirondack (Sunshine Yellow and Stonewashed), Clearsnap chalk ink (Dark
Peony), Spica clear glitter pen, dimensional paint, spray sealer.

This little girl is adorable and I thought it would be fun if her hammock really did swing in the breeze as she dreams! The aperture is cut with the largest of the dies in the Nestabilities Classic Oval (Large) set and the image is stamped on an oval cut with the next size down. Two silver threads attach the image panel to the card base so the hammock is free to move gently - let's hope she gets her heart's desire!

Supplies: Sweet Kids and Mini Memories Clear Art Stamps and Pastel Paper Pad (Crafty Secrets), Brilliance Graphite Black, Tim Holtz Distress ink (Vintage Photo and Antique Linen), Clearsnap Chalk ink Creamy brown (to sponge edges), vintage lace trim, grosgrain
ribbon, Prismacolor pencils/OMS/stump, silver thread, nail art gems, chalk, white gel pen, Nestabilities Classic Oval Large

Check out this adorable
Tic Tac Toe Game, that Pam Hooten from our design team altered! One of Pam’s favorite past-times is going to yard sales, flea markets and antique shops to see what she can find to alter and use in her paper crafts. She bought this one at a flea market for $2.00 and jazzed it up with images from our new Image & Journal Booklets and paper from our Radiant Paper Pad.

Pam traced the hearts and X game pieces and cut out the squares that went on the board first, then painted them with Vintage White Acrylic Paint. She glued the images on her game pieces and paper on the board with Mod Podge. Once dry, she sanded all the edges with a file. She sealed everything with a coat of Mod Podge and used E6000 glue to add the rick rack, buttons, ribbon and spool feet. You can also check out Pam's Blog HERE and see the ATC Holder she just created!

Vicki Chrisman
from our design team has been busy creating little fairy people from vintage and new photos and then adds fun stuff like wings, crowns and party hats. She created so many, she had to make a fairy house for them to live in. Vicki added these butterfly wings from our Earthy Paper Pad to a photo of herself - (from MANY years ago) and turned herself into a pixie here!

She’s a dog lover, so then she had to alter photos of her dogs and if she keeps going, I think she will soon have a fairy village! You can see her fairy house and other fairies here on her blog.

I’m have to tell you a little secret... we are working on 4 new image booklets and one is called Little Dolls and it will have some fairy kids you can alter! All 4 new booklets will be available later in July and the 3 other titles are Halloween, Christmas and Girlfriends! They are turning out better than we dreamed and I'm sooo excited!

I’m looking forward to meeting some of you next weekend at the Great American Scrapbook Convention in Arlington Texas!

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Have a wonderful weekend!
Sandy Redburn


Sharon in NE said...

Love these projects!

Keri Lee Sereika said...

Wow Joanne really out did herself!!! And Piris's tic tac toe is so sweet!!! And those cute!

Janice said...

Fantastic work from Joanne again. I'm definitely going to make some of those cook book paperclips, what a brilliant idea!

rose said...

wonderful ideas created here and what has Vicki C started,cannot wait to see the fairy booklets

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much ladies for your continuing" out of the box" inspiration with a vintage flair. Amazing projects!