Calendar Page Card

Almost every year, I get myself a page-a-day calendar for my desk. That way I can use the backs for scratch paper. If there’s a great picture though, I use them for cards! The calendar I used for the card is Thomas Kincade, so I didn’t throw any of the pictures away.

All I do is trim around the date if it’s written across the picture and then trim the rest of the picture evenly. That gets matted onto cardstock for my card. From there I do a little embellishing  with flowers, ribbons and stickles glitter glue to finish it off.

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Make an awesome Halloween or Fall Background!

The background for this tag was made with Ranger Reinkers. I couldn’t help but put a few squirts of my home-made glimmer mist on it too 🙂 Then I finished it off with Tim Holtz’ Urban Chic stamps and Tim Holtz’ Urban Tapestry stamps, some flowers, bling and a small piece of felt die cut ribbon. It was fun & I love the results!

You could easily use this background for cards, scrapbook tags, or even whole scrapbook pages! The tag started off as white. You’d never know it now!

Make Your Own Glimmer Mist!

Did you know that you can cheaply make your own Glimmer (some call it Shimmer) Mist? And you can make it in any color you want!   All you need are Perfect Pearls and a Reinker. I prefer Ranger Distress Reinkers because the colors don’t lose their vibrancy when water is added.

So if you consider the fact that there are 24 Perfect Pearls colors and 36 Ranger Reinker colors,  there’s probably no end to the color combinations you can come up with!

In the card above, I made my Perfect Pearls Glimmer Mist, lightly misted the paper and then heavily misted the flowers.

Follow along as I show you how to make your own!