Monday, January 3, 2011

Finding Your Style...

Happy Monday! Last week...my boss said..."We will be CLOSED the Mon. following Christmas and New Year." Today, as I am sitting here with my coffee, in my pj's, my phone rings...and my coworkers and boss are calling to see where I am?! Lol! I surprised the heck out of everyone by actually taking the day off as I was told! Everyone is laughing-and I was told to please stay home and enjoy my day like I was supposed to! I am doing just that! Type A personality went out with 2010! I am also keeping a close eye on the "baby" of the family who doesn't seem to be feeling too good today. Praying a vet visit isn't on the days agenda...!
Moving right along...FINDING YOUR STYLE...is the *NEW* Close to My Heart January Stamp of the Month! And I've been playing with it! As have a number of other consultants. I will be updating this post later today as Tresea Black of Fabulously Artsy is going to host a "BLOG HOP" to show you all the great things we're doing that you can do, too with this stamp set! "What's a 'blog hop? Do I need to get out my poodle skirt, saddle shoes and..." What? Maren (age 11) is asking "what's a poodle skirt? And saddle shoes?!" sigh. No, you don't need any of that for a BLOG HOP. There will be links you can click on to visit other blogs showcasing this stamp set and who has created what. It's fun! It's a great way to get new, fresh ideas as well as see how versatile one set can be! So, without further ado, here's what I came up with:I used the Clear Cards again (without the protective coating-see previous post for a good laugh!) and, although you can't see it well here-the polka dot background and "A Friend" sentiment are on the inside of the "card" while the shoe, torso and "Friend" tag are on the outside. Rather than a card I turned this into a cute little display item...as I did with this one, too... I actually cut the scalloped circle card in half and put the straight, cut edge at the bottom. This creates an even "base" to stand it on. I stamped two sets of wings and, although it doesn't show in the photo, embossed them with holographic embossing powder to give them some sparkle and shine. "Tweaked" the cardstock so it would curl some, used pop dots of course to give it added dimension. Added clear crystals (note to self: order more!), a pretty bow...a cute little reminder that one should reach for the stars...and SOAR. So-what are your goals for the day? The week? The New Year? Me? To stamp and scrap a whole lot more! Until next time, happy stamping and scrapping! Blessings, Sharon
Materials: CTMH: Find Your Style Jan. Stamp of the Month (Inspirations Flyer); Inks: Crystal Blue, Black; Other: White Daisy cardstock, Clear Cards, Clear embossing powder; clear blocks & Block Buddies (the grid that goes on your clear blocks so you can line your sentiments up straight on the first try! ; ) );
Other: Stampin' UP: Big Shot machine, embossing folder

7 comments:

Haley D. said...

Gorgeous cards!

Queen Bee said...

Very pretty! Love what you did with the 2nd one and the butterfly wings.

Romaine said...

Oo,oo, oo! I love these and can hardly wait until I have this in my hot little hands! I have a gathering coming to order from!

Romaine said...

Oo,oo, oo! I love these and can hardly wait until I have this in my hot little hands! I have a gathering coming to order from!

Romaine said...

Oo,oo,oo. I LOVE these!

Shirley said...

Oh My Goodness!! These are amazing

~Mychl said...

These are GORGEOUS!! I might have to CASE them! Thanks so much for sharing them!