Friday, December 25, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock, Jillibean Soup patterned paper, felt flowers and leaves, twine, letter stickers and corrugated alphas, Scenic Route grid paper, Queen & Co. brads and other: foam layering tape. This layout is based on the December 2009 sketch by Allison Cope for Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine.
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
Supplies: For a detailed list of supplies and step-by-step instructions visit this blog entry over at the Jillibean Soup website.
Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock (Snowflake white, Forest green and Core Impressions - Jenni Bowlin Collection), Jillibean Soup button and kraft paper, Unity Stamp Company stamp, Creative Impressions twine, Tsukineko ink (Olive green StazOn), Spellbinders die (holly leaves), We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper and Heidi Swapp edge distresser and Making Memories sanding block.
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock, Jillibean Soup patterned paper and kraft paper, Stampin' Up stamp ("Happy Holidays"), Queen and Co. adhesive pearls, Tsukineko ink (VersaFine), Fiskars border punch, Sure Cuts A Lot scalloped circle, Cricut machine, Spellbinders circle die, other: sewing machine, thread, foam layering tape.
Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock (Snowflake white), Jillibean Soup printed kraft, kraft, printed paper, ribbon, button and corrugated alphas, Making Memories paint (Spotlight white), Font: Mason, other: sewing machine, thread and foam layering tape.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock (French Roast), Jillibean Soup patterned paper, kraft, Cool Beans buttons, corrugated alphabets and twine, Stampin' Up binder punch, Cricut machine and Sure Cuts A Lot (holly leaf), Making Memories sanding block, Spellbinders star diecut, Tsukineko ink, other: sewing machine, thread, foam layering tape.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock (Whitewash, Snowflake white), My Mind's Eye patterned paper and chipboard, Sizzix embossing die and texture plates, We R' Memory Keepers Corner Chomper, Heidi Swapp edge distresser and Making Memories sanding block.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
This past weekend was our move to our new house. I am currently sitting in our new craft room. Yep. Just like the Jeffersons..."we're a movin' on up!" We used to craft in our dining room so this is very exciting for Ema and me.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
I was in Toronto, ON, last Friday for the CreativFestival and I had a fleeting thought as I arrived. I was carrying a box filled with supplies for the class and make and takes that I was teaching. I noticed that it was labeled "Kitchen Goods" on the side. Luckily it was labeled by the previous owners of the box and my supplies were inside.
I have a quick little project to share today. It appeared on the Jillibean Soup blog last week but I haven't had time to post it here.
All you need is small kraft paper bags, a border punch, a Hallowe'en stamp set and some Jillibean Soup.
Supplies: Jillibean Soup patterned paper, Hampton Art stamps (pumpkin, Happy Halloween), Tsukineko ink, Stampin' Up binder punch and scalloped border punch, other: foam layering tape, kraft bags.
P.S. I had a SUPER time at CreativFestival! It was so nice to spend a day "in the land of my people."
P.P.S. If you happen to see this magazine, be sure to look inside for the Hodgkinson Christmas card made with Core'dinations cardstock. It's a card that features a picture of all four of us sitting in front of our house. We will have to get a new photo done for this year's card...in front of the new house.
Monday, October 12, 2009
I did, however, make a card. It appeared on the Jillibean Soup blog today. I love how it turned out.
Supplies: Jillibean Soup patterned paper, kraft A2 card and stamp (Give Thanks), Tsukineko ink, Coloring Book image of turkey (http://sunniebunniezz.com/activities/thakcbk03.htm), Font: Teletype (inside sentiment), other: sewing machine, thread, foam layering tape, and googly eye.
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock (Barn Siding/Whitewash), Jillibean Soup patterned paper, twine and journaling sprout, Maya Road chipboard, Sizzix die cut (tag), Cuttlebug embossing folder, We R' Memory Keepers corner rounder, Making Memories paint and sanding block, Hampton Art letter stamps, Tsukineko ink, other: hole reinforcer, foam layering tape.Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock, Jillibean Soup patterned paper, kraft, journaling sprout, Maya Road chipboard, Stampin' Up scalloped circle and circle punch, Making Memories sanding block, EK Success marker, October Afternoon stamp (cloud), Hero Arts stamp (woodgrain), Tsukineko inks, Font: Teletype, other: foam layering tape.
Friday, October 9, 2009
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock, Jillibean Soup patterned paper, journaling sprout and kraft paper, Scenic Route grid paper, ProvoCraft/Cuttlebug butterfly diecut and embossing folder, Stampin' Up heart punch, EK Success marker, Making Memories sanding block, Font: Teletype, other: foam layering tape.
Here's a few of the facts and figures from the bookmark because I know it's hard to read them from the photo:
- "Ichthyosis" is taken from the Greek root for "fish".
- Ichthyosis affects more than one million Americans.
- The ichthyoses are a family of genetic skin disorders characterized by dry, thickened, scaling skin.
- Dermatologists estimate that there are at least twenty-eight varieties of ichthyosis, with a wide range of severity and associated symptoms.
- Ichthyosis is the result of a genetic mutation passed from parent to child.
- In some rare cases, the genetic mutation occurs spontaneously in the affected generation.
- There is no cure for ichthyosis, only treatments to help manage symptoms.
- Ichthyosis is currently classified on the basis of clinical appearance and inheritance pattern. This system, which relies on a few sophisticated tools and tests, has worked remarkably well for diagnosing and classifying most patients with ichthyosis.
- Ichthyosis can be a disfiguring disorder and as such has numerous social and psychological implications.
For more information about ichthyosis, please visit: Foundation for Ichthyosis and Related Skin Types.
Please feel free to use this idea to create bookmarks of your own. A bookmark to raise awareness for Breast Cancer could use a pink ribbon in place of the butterfly. You could replace the butterfly with a puzzle piece if you wanted to raise awareness for Autism.
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Supplies: Jillibean Soup patterned paper, kraft, number sprout, button, corrugated alphas, and twine, Maya Road chipboard trees, chipboard letters ("day"), bird and apples, Tsukineko inks, Hero Arts stamps (woodgrain), Basic Grey precision sanding tools, Making Memories paint, Font: Teletype, other: sewing machine, thread, and foam layering tape. Photos taken by Amy Beattie.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
1. Scrapbook & Cards Today - Fall 2009 issue - page 6.
Check out my version of the cover by dowloading this issue for FREE! Yep. Free.
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock (French Roast), Jillibean Soup patterned paper, felt leaves, corrugated alphas, kraft paper, button, twine, Calendar Sprouts, Bazzill heart brad, Fiskars embossing border punch, Cricut cartridge and Design Studio (Opposites Attract), Making Memories sanding block, font: Teletype, other: sewing machine, thread, foam layering tape.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Monday, September 7, 2009
I also remember having them when I was a kid. Sadly, our goofy Labrador pups enjoyed gnawing on them. Perhaps that was my penalty for not cleaning up my playroom. It's that same story that I told Matt the other day that has lead him to the conculsion that he doesn't want a dog. I never would have thought that a boy would love his toys more than a dog. It's a sad day for this dog lover.
Supplies: Jillibean Soup patterned paper, printed kraft, journaling sprout, ribbon, and kraft, Quickutz letter dies (Diesel Grand), Hampton Art letter stamps, Glue Dots, Tsukineko ink, other: thread, sewing machine, foam layering tape, date stamp.
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock, Jillibean Soup ribbon, number sprout and corrugated alphabet, ProvoCraft/Cricut die cut letters ("bahamas" - Opposites Attract), Sizzix die (circles), Hampton Art letter stamps, Tsukineko ink, Making Memories sanding block, Xyron Sticker Maker (to adhere ribbon and die cut "bahamas"), other: foam layering tape.
Next, over the weekend I found a great recipe on the internet and made a huge batch of playdough for my new kindergarten class. Matt and Ema helped me and, as a reward, got to test drive the batch. Ema realized that by simply adding a googly eye she could make a "Bob" from the Monsters vs. Aliens movie. She then made a Mrs. Bob and many Baby Bobs. I have included the recipe below. And yes, that is Ema ducking down behind the Bob Family. She didn't want to ruin the family portrait.
How to Make Playdough
Basic ingredient ratio:
2 cups flour
2 cups warm water
1 cup salt
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
1 Tablespoon cream of tartar (optional for improved elasticity)
Food colouring (liquid, powder, or unflavored drink mix)
This recipe can be doubled, tripled, etc.
Mix all of the ingredients together, and stir over low heat. The dough will begin to thicken until it resembles mashed potatoes.
When the dough pulls away from the sides and clumps in the center, as shown below, remove the pan from heat and allow the dough to cool enough to handle.
IMPORTANT NOTE: If your playdough is still sticky, you simply need to cook it longer! Keep stirring and cooking until the dough is dry and feels like playdough.
Turn the dough out onto a clean counter or silicone mat, and knead vigorously until it becomes silky-smooth. Divide the dough into balls for colouring.
Make a divot in the center of the ball, and drop some food colouring in. Fold the dough over, working the food color through the body of the playdough, trying to keep the raw dye away from your hands and the counter. You could use gloves or plastic wrap at this stage to keep your hands clean- only the concentrated dye will colour your skin, so as soon as it's worked in bare hands are fine.
Work the dye through, adding more as necessary to achieve your chosen colour.
If you use unsweetened drink mix for colour, test on a small ball first- it won't go as far as the "real" food colouring.
Enjoy your playdough! It's entirely edible, if a bit salty, so it's kid-safe.
When you're done store it in an air-tight container. If it begins to dry out, you can knead a bit of water in again to soften the dough back to useability. Once it's dried past a certain point, however, you'll just have to start over; thankfully it's not terribly difficult.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Supplies: Jillibean Soup paper, kraft A2 card, stamps and twine, Scenic Route worn grid paper, Tsukineko ink, Making Memories brad and sanding block, Bazzill heart brad, other: foam layering tape. This card is based on a Card Positioning Systems sketch by Tami Mayberry.
Monday, August 24, 2009
Here is a layout that I did a while back of the photos I took of Naomi when she was still in the hospital. She was about 24 hours old.
The journaling reads: Only one day old and Naomi already knows it's best to hold hands when you go out into the world.
Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock (Vintage), Scenic Route worn grid paper and chipboard house, American Crafts letter stickers, Fiskars border punch, Gel-a-Tins stamps (tree, bird), Krylon spray paint (stone), Buttons Galore buttons, Tsukineko ink, other: fabric, sewing machine, thread, foam layering tape. This layout is based on the winter 2008 sketch for Scrapbook & Cards Today.
Saturday, August 22, 2009
The girls all arrived at 11am in dresses and looking quite divine but, in the ways of Fancy Nancy, more is always better. Deidra, a friend of Ema's who regularly cuts her hair, styled the girls' hair. My mom and my friend Kate applied nail polish to fingers and toes. Cucumber slices and a foot spa were another station we had set up in "Le Salon" (That's the French word for The Salon, or in this case, the living room). Each girl also got to make their own Bonjour Butterfly hair clip.
The dining room was transformed into the delightful area for nibbling on finger foods and extraordinary cupcakes. The paper butterflies were made from a Cuttlebug die and Core'dinations cardstock (of course). I folded up the wings ever so slightly so they looked ready to flutter away.
These are the party guests before Deidra arrived to do up their hair. Ema is front and center sporting her new Fancy Nancy party dress and shoes. Macy, Lexi, Kyra and Charlotte dazzled us in their beautiful outfits.
A plethora of nail polish made it hard to pick a favourite colour. Many girls decided to go with a combo of one colour for fingers, another for toes.
Everyone's favourite pampering station had to be Deidra's Hair Salon, also known as the kitchen. She curled, pinned and glittered each girls' hair until it looked spectacular. Truly.
Present time was flabbergasting! Puzzles, markers, colouring books, a new Fancy Nancy book that we didn't have, the new Hanna Montana movie, a Webkinz pony, glamourous make up and accessories...too much. Ema loved it all.
Finally, at 2pm, we dazzled our moms with a fashion show that could not be beat. When Ema was asked what she liked best...above all else...she liked the cupcakes. Perhaps we have a theme for next year's party?
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Supplies: patterned paper, twine, button, printed twill, number sprouts, Jillibean Soup (Alphabet Soup Collection), kraft paper; additional patterned paper, Scenic Route; ink, Tsukineko; circle punch, Fiskars; adhesive, 3M Double-stick Clear Dots; font, Another Typewriter (downloaded from the internet); other, foam layering tape
Some other exciting S&CT news that I have is that I was asked to create one of three versions of their 2009 fall cover. I don't know yet if it will be the actual cover or not but it will get published in that issue somewhere. I will keep you posted.Finally, if you live in the Toronto, ON, area and are free on Friday, October 16th from 3-4:30pm, be sure to register for a Jillibean Soup/Core'dinations class that I will be teaching for S&CT at the CreativFestival. For more details, follow the link listed in the "Upcoming Classes" section on the right-hand side on my blog.