Friday, November 25, 2011

Make ur own Blending Tool Foam

So I'm cheap sometimes. I totally believe that if you're going to eventually throw something away then why does it need to be hella expensive? Take the Ink Blending Foam Inkssentials for example. Retails for about $6, if you have a store coupon you'll probably get a max of 50% off. So that means $3-ish after tax for 10 foams. And how many foams can you go through in just one project if you really like to distress? Lots as I regrettably found out.

My solution? Why not make your own? I did and for super cheap. Here's how...

I found some fabric backed foam at Joann's in the remnants bin. I believe it's used for car seats and car roofs. 1.5 yards for like $8! You can also find it in the upholstery section of the fabric store under Headliner Foam. Link to JoAnn's Fabric- Headliner Fabric
You can buy it from other sites like Amazon but the cost is almost the same and you can't use a 40%-50% coupon.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Gonna Be One of Those Days

I bought this stamp "Karin" along with several others a while ago. A company called Stampotique makes them. I've been itching to make something with it. I finally came up with this...

Sunday, October 30, 2011

The Booty

Last Saturday I went to the Scrapbook Expo in Sacramento, CA. It was my first ever time attending an event like that. It was so fun shopping and drooling over things I hadn't seen before. After I spent my allotted budget amount and was ready to hit the road, my DH was awesome enough to buy me some "cheeries" that I opted not to include in my budget.
The Booty... Arrrrr!
He bought me one more texture plate that was delivered a few days later. I can't wait for the next one, even if my wallet isn't.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Fang You Card

Here are two versions of the same card I made for a friend. "Fang You" was suppose to be a play on Thank You which can also be "Love You" in another instance.

Coming soon!

The 411 (Adding more pics after lunch)

Card base: A7 5" x 7" pre-made or cut from black card stock
Card mat: cut black cardstock 4.5" x   6.5" this will give you a 1/4 in border around mat when placed on  Card base.
Stamp image of "Edward" and color in with colored pencils or markers on white cardstock. Cut "Edward" out. 
Die cut out oval on tan cardstock using largest oval from Spellbinders Nestablities Classic Ovals Large.
Distress die cut oval with Ranger Distress Ink Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain.
Adhere "Edward" onto distressed oval with foam tape.
Tear hourglass shape from Rose scrapbook paper. Tear towards yourself to get the white torn edge to show.
Tear another hourglass shape this time a little smaller from old book (I bought a paperback of Twilight for this purpose). You can distress the book page before or after tearing by lightly spritzing with water, crumpling, and distressing with ink.
Place "book page" hourglass over Rose hourglass and adhere with tape on back of card mat.
Cut out black tulle  rectangle about 8" x 10". Wrap around card mat, tape down to keep it from going all wonk on you, then sew down  with black thread. I used a basting stitch and zig-zag stitch.
Stamp with a Flourish image on opposite corners of card mat with white paint.
After paint is dry adhere rhinestones to one corner.
Print out sentiment on clear vellum using Twilight font on your computer.
Die cut, punch out  or cut out sentiment. Adhere to card using vellum tape or Xyron. Ink up edges with black pigment ink or distress ink.
Fasten cross brad to one side of sentiment.
Punch out two 1 3/8" squares out of coordinating paper and adhere to corners of Card base.
Adhere finished Card mat to Card base using glue in center, but sew along edges for a more finished look.

Inside Card
Cut out two rectangles of coordinating paper 4.5" x 6.5". 
Use decorative corner punch for corners.
Distress edges and corners with Distressing ink and water (if you want to curl the edges a bit)
Punch out 1/8" circles to one corner. This will be your fang marks. Embelish your fang marks with Fired Brick Stickles.
Adhere to inside of card.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

I'm Official!

I finally went down to City Hall and applied for my business license. Then off to the County Clerks office to registered Angry Kitten Crafts. Now I'm officially copyrighted! Yay Me!

My First Blog

I guess the learning curve isn't as bad as I thought. I muddled through and now several hours and a few energy drinks later and I'm typing away! How's that for progress. So now I'm giving myself a To-Do list. Pictures, Videos, Blogs, and who knows what else. You never really know what surprises lurk around the crafting table. I guess we'll just have to wait and see.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


I have a headache. Blogging is a real chore. OMG this is just so annoying. I'm about to go and watch some tv. I don't know if I'm cut out for this stuff! lol