Sunday, September 11, 2011

I started this blog to talk a little about me & showcase my stamping. But now Stampin Up has provided us with blogs on our website. I am going to post this months pictures on there, and move onto my next thoughts on what to do with this blog. I am thinking of just using it for my random thoughts for the day….I hope you will continue to join me & share it with your friends.

I should start work on my Stampin Up Blog later today. Check out my page there & I believe you can subscribe! Give me time to get it going & get used to that format & then let me know what you thing!

http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/crystalmiller/


My next post will be a 9/11 post!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Dynamis Chapter Christmas in July

Annual ABWA Dynamis
Christmas in July!
July 23, 2011

11 am – 2 pm

At the Killeen Convention Center

On WS Young.

ABWA Dynamis Chapter is sponsoring a Christmas in July Bazaar. Come and see all the goodies for sale.

Tables are for sale for $50.00.
Email me @ SellsBskts@aol.com
if you want information on a booth.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

JUNE STAMP CLUB


June Stamp Club
Reflection or Mirror Image Technique
Stamp image toward the top half of cardstock, then stamp again on acetate. Turn the acetate over (ink to cardstock) with image lined up under the original image to form the
reflection. Brayer over acetate to transfer image.
Mirror image will be slightly lighter than original.
If you want them to match try stamping off once before stamping your original image to the cardstock.
Simple but elegant card...I think for Graduation!
The Cookie Page for the month!

Enjoy your summer. I will be leaving for a cruise soon! Pictures to follow after I get home!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Where have I been??

I haven't posted in months until today! In FEBRUARY, I went back to teaching! It has been an experience to say the least. After 16 years of staying at home, I have had to adjust to LOTS! Going back to the working world. How students have changed in the last 16 years, how teaching them has changed! WOW! I teach at Richard Milburn Charter High School. It is an alternative high school. Want to know more about it & the type of students I teach....check it out....

http://milburnschools.org/

What else have I been doing???? In May...my honey came home from Afghanistan! Woo Hoo!






May STAMP CLUB

LOVE THIS STAMP SET! So PRETTY! $2 of the sale of it goes to Breast Cancer Research!
This is one of my FAVORITE NEW TECHNIQUES! LOVE IT!

Washed Embossing

Choose a busy background stamp and ink it in Versamark ink. Emboss using gold, silver or Black embossing powder. Use an aqua-painter to add a few colors of ink all over the image. Use as desired or punch out shapes from the colored piece.

Fun Birthday Card! I will be doing a Birthday Card Class in LATE JUNE or EARLY JULY & this will be one of the cards for the class! More details to come!

April Stamp Club

Don't you just love these little Monsters! I do! We watercolored them!

Neutral Shadows

Swipe an anti-static bag/embossing buddy over your White or Vanilla card stock. Ink the stamp in Versamark ink, stamp & emboss with Clear embossing powder. Using a fine sponge, Q-tip or small stencil brush, add light or neutral Classic Ink around the embossed image. Wipe off excess ink over the embossed areas with a soft cloth. You can add ink in a narrow or wide manner for different shadowed looks.

April Recipe Page

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

March Stamp Club

Build A Blossom Punch & Stamp set were used to make this Birthday card!

Watercolor Highlighting

Ink an outline image with waterproof ink & stamp onto neutral card stock. Pick up Classic ink from the lid of an ink pad, scribbled marker or ink refills with an aqua-painter. Color along the outside edge of your stamped images. This is an imperfect, almost distressed look best using light colored ink.

Cookie Page for March!