Friday, May 23, 2008

Nestabilities in the Cuttlebug picture tutorial.

My 5 year old son and I have been playing with our new Spellbinders Nestabilities ever since we got them. I decided to make a picture tutorial to make it easier to show people what they are all about and how to use them. So here we go with the help of my son. I have seen many different ways to layer(sandwiching) but this one works great for me.
Making the correct sandwich.
Start out with the A plate.
Add the B plate.
Add a sheet of paper big enough for the chosen size.
Here is the Nestie I'm using. As you can see, it has two sides.
One side had a raised ridge, which will cut the paper.
The other side is smooth and flat.
Next place the side with the raise ridge faced down unto the paper.
So now you will be looking at the paper and the smooth side.
Now add the C plate on top of the sandwich stack.
Be careful that you don't move it around too much so the Nestie
stays in place. You could tape the Nestie to the paper on the sides.
Now your ready to run the sandwich through. You
may hear a little cracking noise, that's common.
Flip over the cut shape.
The scrap of the extra paper will just pop off.
Keep the shape in the Nestie, set it aside.

Start out the stack with the A plate.When switching from
cutting to embossing I just leave the A and B plate
together on the Cuttlebug machine.
Add the B plate.Pick up your precut shape with the Nestie still together.
Place it on the stack as shown here.
Add the tan mat over the whole shape.
Add 3 sheets of cardstock cut the same size as the tan mat.
You may add more or take away some if the sandwich is too
loose or tight. If your embossing isn't showing up very much
you may have to add a piece or two of cardstock to the stack.
Add B plate to stack.
Run it through the Cuttlebug.

Here is what it will look like.
The paper will pop out with a little push.
Here is what you end up with, a beautiful embossed shape.
I hope this picture tutorial is helpful. My son and I had alot of fun making it. I was told that the Cuttlebug Alphabet will not work this same way, I don't know because I don't have it yet. I have only run Nestabilities as stated and it turns out great everytime and doesn't harm the Nesties. I'm not a demonstrator just an ordinary person. Use at your own risk. Thanks for watching and enjoy...

Thursday, May 22, 2008

A card for the Gina K Designs Challenge #1. It was a pretty simple sketch.I forgot to add the stickles to the fairies wings. The stamp can be found at Stamp Affair. I didn't put any sentiment on the card so I'll put it in my stash for a quickly needed card.
Stamp: Stamp Affair: J1404 Rose Fairy Large
Paper: LSS unknown green and pink; GP white
Ink: Versafine Black Onyx
Extras: Cuttlebug and textile folder, Circle and Scalloped Circle Nestabilites, ribbon, brad, zig watercolor markers.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Happy Birthday Dad!

My Dads Birthday is on Friday and this is what I came up with. When I first saw this Hanna Stamps, I though that it would make a perfect Birthday card for my Dad because he is so into fishing.
Stamps: Hanna Stamps: Fishing Riley, Sentiment: Michaels clear $1.00
Ink: Versafine Black onyx
Paper: LSS unknown brown and tan, GP white; DP: Marcella By K Butterbean Baby Girl paper pad
Extras: Cuttlebug and Spellbinders Circle Scalloped Nestabilites, Zig watercolor system markers, stickles, SU corner rounder punch

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Circle Nestabilities!

Here is a picture of my daughter with my new Circle Nestabilities. I received them in the mail yesterday. My son and I went right to work on playing with them soon after opening them. We took some pictures of the steps that we used to cut and emboss. Some of the pictures turned out a little fuzzy so we'll have to redo them. We're going to make a picture tutorial on how to use Spellbinder Nestabilities in a Cuttlebug, which will be coming here soon so stay tuned. We also want to make a video tutorial of the Nestabilities in the Cuttlebug too but will have to see on that one. I'm not all that much of a computer pro. Luckily, I made all of this blog by myself. My son loves to help me with the Cuttlebug. I of course made a Birthday card for my dad with the new Circle Nestabilities and a Riley stamp. Stay tuned for that also. I have alot of thing to show you in the next coming days....

Monday, May 19, 2008

I went to a sale!

It's always fun to go to a used stamp sale. One of my LSS had its annual customers thrift sale a few weeks ago, it was my first time to go to it. Here's what I got. Most of the stamps were $5.00 some were cheaper. I got the SU punch box for $15.00, it was my best find. I was so happy to get the punch box, I've been watching them on E-bay forever and the going price is usually at least $35.00 or more. I've been working on Graduation cards recently, and I need to make a Birthday card for my dad. My Dh is on vacation for the next couple of days so I will be MIA for a couple of days and later cleaning house for our guests on the weekend. I'll probably be uploading my cards next week. Also have other cards in mind to make, just don't seem to have the time right now. The kids only have about 14 more days left of school, and then I'm sure I won't be on the computer as much, I'll be outside with them. They are only 5 and 7 years old and I won't let them go outside unless I or my DH is with them. We have a few other neighbor kids that like to come over and play with them. One day I found my sons pretend lawn trimmer laying on the ground broken, I asked him what happened? He said our neighbor boy Tony broke it. Tony was sitting there listening and didn't say a word. I said, next time let me know about it. It would have been nice if he said he was sorry. One day they were playing hid and seek, the two neighbor boys were hiding and my two kids were the seekers. My kids couldn't find them. Where were they? They were hiding in my garage. I was so mad, I said to Tony, how would your mom like it if I go over in your garage. Another day Seth has playing hid and seek with my kids. I told the kids no one in the house. Next thing my daughter say, mom they just went in the house. Oh no, I told them the house was a mess and they were not to come in. Seth was hiding in our spare bedroom that we store all our junk in. I told him he had to go home. Kids these days have no respect for anyones property. I haven't seen Tony in over a week, maybe he is hiding out from me. He is about 10 years old and maybe to old for my 5 and 7 year old. Ok enough venting. Got to go and clean. I hope your day is awesome...

Thursday, May 15, 2008

My first Nestabilities card!

Here is my first Nestabilities card. The stamp can be found at Stamp Affair and the powdered chalk and Buzz N Magic Paint can be found there also. Image stamped with Black Stazon and painted with q-tip with the mix of powdered chalk and paint. Both rectangles were cut after paint dried with Nestablities through my Cuttlebug, also used swirls folder in there too. Sentiment from SU; Lots of thoughts with SU punches: scalloped and 1 3/8 circle. Paper LSS: unknown pink, green, and black and GP white. I used dimesionals to make image and sentiment pop. That's it for today, I must go and clean our house, Later...

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Hello All!!!

Not much new here. Did you notice that my music playlist on the sidebar is gone? I've heard lots of bad comments on SCS about people not liking blogs with music. What do you think? Do you have an opinion about it? I took it away but I can put it back. My Dh didn't much care for it when I went to my blog and he was in the same room. I was getting tired of it to I guess, so I thought you would be too. Thanks for any opinions, later...

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Oh happy day! The arrival!!!

My Spell Binders Nestabilities came in the mail on Friday. It's my Mother's Day gift, of course I have another coming whenever they are shipped to the store. It seems like everyone wants them at the same time. My next set is the circles, I was thinking ovals but changed my mind. My little guy helped me open the package. He is holding the package, you can see one of his eyes peeking through. This is what the classic set of Nesties come in, their all in one big pack.
Here are some of my examples. I had to play with it as soon as I got it in the mail. My little guy had his hand in it too. He had to help me. He wanted to make the sandwich but I just let him crank the cuttlebug and take out the cutouts when it was done embossing. Today my church is having a Brat/Hotdog stand at Walmart. My DH is cooking the food. This is our third year. I usually help them but I'm staying home to watch my two kids and my neice. Later on we're going to a birthday party at the park. Tomorrow is Mother's Day and I'll be MIA all day, maybe even Monday. My daughter has a dentist appointment so we have alot of running to do. Till then...

Friday, May 9, 2008

Iris Folding!

Here is a card I did at my LSS. I just added the Riley Easter Chick image to it today. I know Easter is long past but this will give you some inspiration for next year. Or you could choose a different shape of Iris Folding for Christmas and have a circle for a Christmas tree ornament. The possibilities of ways are endless. Cardstock is from my LSS, also used GP white. Markers are Zig watercolor system. The scalloped Marvy Punch is the oval, and the Iris Fold is a stamp that is stamped on another piece of paper and then taped to outside of punched out cadstock. The strips of thin design paper are one inch strips that are folded in half and taped on. This a very fun and relaxing project. The Iris Folding stamps can be found at Stamp Affair .

News flash update~~~I just received my first shipment of Spellbinders Nestabilities: Classic Rectangles in the mail a hour ago. I've been playing with them already. My next post I'll have them on it. Yay!!! I'm not sure if I'll be MIA in the next few days since it's Mother's Day and a weekend. My parents want to put their dock in the water this weekend and it's a big job and big gathering of all my siblings and their family. See you later...

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Happy Birthday card!

Finally the birthday card is done. I think it will be a good card for a 4 year old girl. Stamp image from SCS pif forum: Changito Birthday. Cardstock: LSS unknown pink, brown, yellow, and GP white. Markers Zig watercolor System. Spots and Dots Cuttlebug folder and Cuttlebug with brown Offray ribbon. I also used some dimensionals to give it alittle pop. I'm thinking about adding some stickles around the sign, yah that would add something..

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Birthday card in the making...

Ok I tried making a birthday card today but my son cried till I gave the stamped image of Party Kittens to him so he could color it and give it to his cousin for her 4th birthday. So then I started with a different image of Changito Monkey birthday. I never did finish it. My son is 5 and doesn't start Kindergarten till fall but is in the 4 year preschool 4 half days a week, today being the off day. Today as I was on the computer, he sat next to me with his head on my side and fell asleep. Today I was expecting my shipment of Nestabilities to come in the mail and some other stamping things but nothing, nada...Well it gives for some hope for tomorrow...See you then...

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Happy Mother's Day card.

I've been blogging around and I haven't seen very many Mother's Day card yet. Here is one of the three Mother's Day cards that I made today for the moms and DH's grandmother. It's hard to see but there is SU Dazzling Diamond glitter in the middle of the flowers. The flowers are from the SU hostess set Spring Solitude and the sentiments are from the SU set All-Year Cheer 2. Paper: SU Pretty in Pink, black unknown, and GP white. Ink: Versafine Black Onyx and SU Pretty in Pink. The flowers were colored in with a white crayola crayon. Thanks for visiting and see you soon...

Monday, May 5, 2008

Some special blog candy.

Thanks for the special blog candy from my blog friend Deana at A Necessary Creativity. Deana has a very nice blog with lots of useful information and also some Cuttlebug cards that I want to case someday. Go over and check out her blog. Today is my DH's day off so we went grocery shopping and to the library. Also planning on a steak cookout and then taking the kids to the YMCA. I'm in the process of making a Mothers Day card but will have to continue that tomorrow. Till then...

Saturday, May 3, 2008

How to tie ribbon.

Here are a couple of good ribbon tying videos that I have found. All of them seem just a little different...

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Friday, May 2, 2008

Riley card share and blog candy from a friend.

Here is the last Riley card I submitted for the Hanna Stamps Challenge last night. All the cards were put in for the drawing, I didn't win though. Cardstock Pretty in Pink, white GP, turquise unknown, DP unknown, SU word window punch, Zig watercolor system markers, and Versafine black onyx ink. The sentiment came from the H&M set Wild Birthday Wishes.
Here are the goodies that I received today from my blog friend Sandy over at {Got Stamps}. Thanks so much Sandy. Go over and check out her blog, she has some great cards.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Another card for a challenge...

Ok I'm having to much fun with these Riley Stamps so here is another card. Stay tuned for another one later too. I like how this card turned out. I first embossed with the swirl Cuttlebug folder unto SU Pretty in Pink and then I took my SU Purely Pomegrante ink pad and rubbed it over top of the already embossed paper. Image stamped with Versafine Black ink and colored in with Zig watercolor markers. All paper except white GP is SU: Pretty in Pink and Purely Pomegrante. The Purely Pomegrante is a SU in color for a year. If you don't have it yet, you had better get some before the next new catalog comes out. I'm not a demo for any company, so I do not know when the last day to order would be. I have all of this years in colors but I saw a preview of next years colors and right now I'm thinking nope ...don't really need them... I think I'll need to stock up on the Purely Pomegrante paper though. Well that all for now, later...