Friday, May 27, 2011

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Next Chetek Community Center Craft Class

This is the next CCC project set for June 10th.  The project will include everything to complete one recipe book (recipes not included)   Please contact me if you would like to sign up for this class.




My Acrylix® Dreams Come True Stamp Set

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Squash book fun at Chetek Community Center

 We had a great time at the craft class on Friday.  We made Squash Books!  Here we have Kathy showing her book all finished.  She finished a level one so when she gets home she will do more decorating.
 Laura also joined us and she is showing the inside of her book.  She also finished a level one.
Chris is working hard on her book.  She decided to do a level 2 and personalize the book a little more.
Here is the inside of her book, decorated and personalized.  We had a awesome time.  If you are interested in this or any other of my projects, please contact me and we will set up a class or workshop.  Thanks for stoppin and gettin InkyFingers with me!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

 Lucky workshop- We we created this wonderful workshop at Pelican Place in Chetek.  It used some nice neutral colors and patterns that you can use for just about any occasion.  Here is pictured Julie with her two pages, titled LIVE TODAY.  The pictures are from a hike with her and her husband just last weekend.  Below are come close ups of each page.  If you are interested in creating layouts, cards or need any information on crafting with paper,  email me and I would be glad to help.  See you at the paper shop!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Squash book

This is a Squash book using Aspen paper pack.  The following pictures will explain more!  Please let me know if you would like to attend this class May 20th at the Chetek Community Center or if you would like to set up another date to make this book with a few friends!  Thanks for stopping at inkyfingers1!
 Here the book is closed
 This is the book open (front side)
 This is the book opened (back side showing covers)

And it all came from this....
 Add a few more supplies......
 Cut just right.....

And you will have this!
 This is a very special Squash book that I made for a friend.  It is a surprise so if you know this family.... please don't tell yet.

 This is the inside of the book decorated with pictures.
 This is the top left side....
 Lower right side.....

and the back.
This is the entire front opened up so you can see all the pictures. 

Animal Cards at Chetek Community Center

 We had a great time making cards at the Community Center on May 6th.

 There were 3 cards to pick from: A horse, Cat or Dog theme card.  There were a total of 8 ladies who showed for the class and several of them made more than one card.

During the class my daughter Laura surprised me with gifts for Mother's Day.  She was not going to be home on Sunday and did not want me to feel like she forgot.  How wonderful and thoughtful.  Thank you and I love you Laura.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Brandon is in the Navy

I know this does not have anything to do with crafting but I wanted everyone to know that after a year of hard work, Brandon is finally in the Navy.  His birthday is July 17th (he will be 20) and we will be throwing him a party then.  He will ship out on Aug. 17th and his brother Shawn is getting married Sept 17th.  Looks like a busy summer ahead!  Thanks for visiting Inkyfingers!

Guys Point of view- Mothers day card

This beautiful card was made by my daughters boyfriend for his mother.  She lent a helping hand but he did all the work!  Great card don't you agree?! 
Scrapbooking is for everyone who wants to learn!  There are many levels of skill that can be developed, not everyone starts off being crafty.  I did not think I could do it.  My sister Cheryl and good friend Patti had been crafting for a long time and they created beautiful pieces of artwork.  I have come a long way and can create great things the more I practice.  I hope some day to catch up to Cheryl and Patti!  Thanks for inspiring me to start crafting!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Scallop Borders with Mayberry Workshops on the Go™ Stamp Set

Love Ya! Artwork and Techniques

It’s the time of year for expressing your love and affection to family and friends. And what better way to send your Valentine’s wishes than using our new My Acrylix® Love Ya! stamp set (D1460) and Sweetheart paper packet (X7134B) on cards and gifts. Consider making this darling artwork we spotlighted at our January Team Builders conference.

On the wall hanging, we stamped directly on the three Dimensional Elements hearts using Cranberry ink. We also covered the Dimensional Elements letters, L-O-V-E, with Cranberry cardstock and then stamped a whimsical heart image with Cranberry ink on the cardstock. Love that tone-on-tone!

Ever wonder how a light color ink stamped on darker colored cardstock shows up? We stamped “Ya!” in White Daisy pigment ink on Chocolate cardstock and then punched out the sentiment using the 2" scallop circle punch to make it stand out even more!

We repeated that same technique on this “Love” card, stamping with White Daisy pigment ink directly on kraft cardstock to make the image look vintage and shabby chic.
Kraft is such a hot trend right now, so we used it in this “I Adore You” card, too. For this card, we stamped the same heart image three times, cut them out and then layered them behind the top left corner of the pink paper, like they’re peeking out! We created a focal image for this cluster by stamping another heart with a swirl—the swirl is just the edge of the “So this is” sentiment. Then we popped up the focal image with 3-D foam tape.

We used hearts as accents on this layout, too. Did you notice the purple hearts on our layout? How did we get that distressed look, you ask? Easy! We skipped the ink pad and sprayed the stamp to ink it up, using a spray pen containing a mixture of water and Petal re-inker. Then we just stamped the image and cut it out.
We hope these tips will leave you inspired. This February, create your own messages of love using the 16 images in our D-size Love Ya! stamp set (D1460) and our Sweetheart paper packet. It’s a great time to celebrate relationships, and at Close To My Heart, that’s what we do best!