Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Sunday, March 28, 2010
I had been wanting to try this for sometime but didn't want to the bunnies to get stale, so I put it together Friday afternoon along with the card. I've been battling a migraine cycle for a week now--and, in my excitement to give this to Theresa yesterday when she came to teach me to use my Bind-It-All...I did not see...the brown ink blob on the green flowers (or I would have changed them out) or the fact that, even though I put the jar and card in a pretty matching green and white gingham bag with the bunny sentiment on the front (ok-so the bag was recycled and I used the stamp to cover up the sticker logo on the bag...!) --I never signed the card! Lol. Good thing Theresa knows I am sometimes ditsy and scatter-brained! She was so excited she probably didn't notice. She told me she had just joined the Peeps fan club and that Rita's (frozen ice) has Peep-flavored ice (for a limited time only-when she visits her sister next week-end, she's filling a cooler with it and bringing some home-!) so I guess the ink blob and unsigned card are insignificant!
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Alas, when I saw Artful Legacy’s Easter Collage Stamp (Ag 400 K), I couldn’t help but think, "Easter egg diorama!"-- or, in this case, "box". I had the parts and pieces in my mind, but it needed something and I wasn’t sure what. I consulted with Theresa, and she suggested using the cracked glass technique on the collage images. It gave them just enough tint to make it look almost vintage. In fact, I am thinking of going back and distressing (sanding) the edges of the box and panels to "age" the whole piece even more. I added the AL "Easter Blessings" sentiment (ALS 951 G ) around it and it just popped. Then I played with pieces for the inside. Again using the pop-up technique I used last week, I simply made a base,
As a second project. I wanted to try stamping on a puzzle. This is something I’ve never done before and, coupled with the fact that the Easter mosaic stamp is so detailed, I really had some serious doubts. I was surprised when it stamped PERFECTLY on the first try! I knew the AL stamps stamped great, clear images on paper but to stamp so well on the cut, uneven and GLOSSY surface of the puzzle?! I’m hooked! I think this will go to my goddaughter as part of her Easter treats. Thanks for "hopping" by and, until next time, happy stamping and scrapping! Blessings, Sharon
Products used: Stamps: Artful Legacy (see post), For a Special Friend-Stampin’ Up; Flower fairy and Easter egg sentiment-Close to my Heart; Box, designer paper, ink-Close to My Heart; Ultra Thick Embossing Powder; Crayola Colored Pencils; Ribbon-Offray; Eyelets-Making Memories; Scallop punch-Martha Stewart; Pop Dots.
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
I used a pop-up mechanism for the sentiment. This is a great "thinking of you" card for any time of year...but since Easter is just a hop, skip and jump away, I added another sentiment to it and it takes a whole 'nother twist (bunny, multiply-get it?!)!I learned early on that there should be "no naked mail" and hence decorated the envelope as well (it's always nice to see the postal employees smile when they see the enve's!) I hope you have a great day, thanks for "hopping" by and, until next time, happy stamping and scrapping.
Friday, March 12, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
We will be working on the 9x9 Accordion Book from Close to my Heart. Using one Level 2 paper pack (we chose the Topstitch collection for this book...) and the coordinating sticker sheets, the gals will be able to complete their book with paper and stickers left over to either add some sliders behind the photo mats or make some cards, pages for another album...whatever their creative minds come up with! These make great gifts-particularly theme books - birthday, graduation, etc. They go together quickly. I used the Close to my Heart Reflections book to "jump off of" for page designs...although the book deals with 12"x12" formats, I was able to scale them down to fit the 9"x9" pages with a bit of imagination. I hope they will like it. It's 8 pages long and took at least that long to prep the kits-we won't discuss the length of the designing process! Until next time, happy stamping and scrapping. Blessings, Sharon
Saturday, March 6, 2010
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
With three cats inside (two outside)--all of which happen to be MALE-not to mention a husband-there is NEVER a dull moment at my house! Lol. Remember the "Drama Queen" embellishment on the tape gun-you know why! Until next time, happy stamping and scrapping! Blessings, Sharon