Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Art Impressions (AI). I was doing the happy dance. For about an hour I was busy doing the behind the scenes things. I checked to see if anything was missing from the order. I separated the items I have orders for. Then I put price labels on everything, double checking to make sure the prices are right. The packaging on the stamps are bright and clear as to what is inside each package. Oh, and I pulled my own items out of course. I am planning on taking everything over to A UNIQUE HOUSE tomorrow to set up a display. AI also included some advertising posters showing some of the new items. I did get a chance to go thru the catalog that was in my order. WOW, what a lot of neat stamps. Of course that made me start an other order to AI.
Friday, November 12, 2010
I finished the dollhouse I have been working on. It is a small 4 room house that I did up thinking a little girl would love it. Of course it is PINK. I stained all the floors and scored them to look like hard wood floors. I wallpapered all the walls in various patterns of doll house wallpapers. The outside is pink with white trim. It looks so pretty. I priced and put into clear sleeves a lot of cards that I have been making. I wish I had a Christmasy box for them to sit in but for now a clear shoe box will have to do. The most amazing thing I have been working on and finished is a Christmas living room scene. It is on a board with no walls. I put a spiral staircase as the focal point. I stained the staircase and cut white card stock for the risers. Very striking with a white Christmas tree under the staircase. Next to it is a fireplace with a Christmas mantel swag on the front. There are boxes of toys and wrapped presents under the tree, too. A rocking chair sits off to the side with a teddy bear on the seat and cloth folded across the back that looks like a quilt. If you peek behind the tree and stairs you see a rocking horse waiting for a child to come down on Christmas morning. I had too much fun putting the scene all together.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
from pancreatic cancer. My heart goes out to her family. We will all miss her very much. She and I would craft when we got together. She loved creating as much as I do. I have been working on a doll house today to sell. It looks great. Now I am starting a Christmas scene in miniature. I glued a circular staircase to a base and am decorating a fireplace with a mantle swag and center piece. There is a Christmas tree and presents around it. I made a Christmas shopping bag and filled it with shopping items. Both of these things will go on sale at A UNIQUE HOUSE, King George, VA next week.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
My husband surprised me with the Cricut Expression 2 years ago for Christmas. What a wonderful gift for any one. I use it almost daily. My grand-daughter has used it for school projects. I use it mostly for card making but also have used it for cutting vinyl for advertising on hubby's race car.
This is where I will have my stamps and supplies for sale. Right now I have a lot of doll house items and handmade things for sale. A Unique House is an antique and crafters mall right on Route 301 in King George, VA. It just opened in February and is going gang busters. If you get a chance please stop by. There are around 100 booths with various vendors. There is even a Christmas shop inside. Open 7 days a week, too.
for the water-coloring technique that I love so much. I will get a price list up very soon for you. Check on the right side of the home page. I also uploaded some more cards that I have made using the watercolor technique with these stamps. I hope you like them. I need to work on some more Christmas cards. How many more days?????
I stamped and water colored this door. I stamped the vine and flowers with Marvy Markers, not Copic markers. With color from a Marvy Marker, I water colored the "wall" around the door, also. All you need is some water, a #3 round water color paint brush, water color paper and your markers. The Art Impressions stamps that I sell work so well with this technique, as each stamp is individual. You do the art work by placing each stamp where you would like it. There are no Copic markers used here, but you can obtain the same blended looks without the cost.
Have you every found something that you love and didn't even know you were looking for it? That is how I felt when I found Art Impressions water color technique. Using Art Impressions rubber stamps, Mary Markers, water and a paint brush you can create beautiful water color images. It is soooo easy. Let me show you how.....