Friday, February 19, 2010

Hello Kitty

My friend SuzieQ brought me her Sizzix and all her dies to play with for awhile. This is the first thing I made. There is about 5 layers of paper here. These were easy to make but time consuming. 5 cards took me the length of 2 movies.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Piano Hinge Bookbinding @ The Paper Place

On Tuesday February 16, 2010 I took a book binding workshop at The Paper Place. www. The workshop was to teach us the piano hinge technique. Our instructor was Cherryl Moote author of Book With Girth. The picture below is of our supplies. We first did a mock up using computer paper and bamboo skewers. It's best to use inexpensive supplies to first get the feel of this binding then to go on to expensive or exotic items such as good paper and porcupine quills.
Here is Karen weaving in her doweling.
It is best to use an odd number of tabs for the spine. My mock up had 5 but I quickly went to 7 for my photo album. You can see in the upper right hand corner my template (purple paper with notches cut out). This ensures even that all signatures will be cut the same size and pattern.

I've already cut some dogwood yesterday for the spine and am ready to make a book at home.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Season Of Friendship

Here are 2 different frames I made using the Season of Friendship. I started this project at my friend Diana's house using my friend Christyne's stamp set. I like this set so much that I finally ordered it myself. I was going to put one season in each picture slot but realized I could put 2 seasons in each so that all 4 seasons could go in each frame. The second one I will open up again and add a sentiment along the bottom since I mounted then a little high.

Christyne's Waffle Swap

This is my contribution to Christyne's Waffle Swap Here is the link to the swap at Split Coast Stampers

And this is the recipe:

Lemon Waffles (4 servings)


  • 4 eggs -- separated
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • grated peel of 1 entire lemon
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 and 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

In a medium bowl, beat egg yolks with the sugar and salt. Blend in the milk, lemon juice, lemon peel, and butter, beating well. Add the flour and baking powder. Beat egg whites until stiff and fold into batter. As usual, bake in a preheated waffle iron until golden brown.

Serve warm with maple syrup.


If you don't want maple syrup, try topping with fresh berries and lemon yogurt. Yummmmmm!

February 2010 Stampers 10

These cards were made using Vintage Vogue from the Occasions Mini Catalogue 2010, Animal Stories, Fresh Cuts, Great Friend, and Baroque Motifs.

The last kilometre

Thursday, February 04, 2010
This is the last kilometre under warranty. Just 29 km before, this the car wouldn't start but since I still had a warranty I was towed to the Chrysler dealership. Turns out it was the battery. Got a new battery but it looks like I better get a membership with CAA ASAP.

Hollywood Swap

These are the cards from the Hollywood Swap. The first card is the one I sent out and the rest are the ones I received.