First and foremost
let me say that I cannot take
for this month's "groupies" project.
It was designed and created by
and, with her permission,
I cased and copied it
for my groupies.
You can see Valerie's other awesome artwork
let me show you what we worked on...
The banner "bases" and letters
were cut with the Cricut Close to My Heart
Art Philosophy and Artiste cartridges.
I color dusted the edges of the base cardstock,
stamped and colored all the "embellishments" with Copics
and then cut them out by hand.
Yep-I did this for 8 banners!
My groupies then assembled them themselves....
The pretty ribbon
is CTMH color-ready seam binding.
It came/comes white.
I dyed it to match our project
simply by running an ink pad over it
until it was the color I wanted!
You can also use a few drops of reinker in a plastic bag
and mush it around (very technical term!).
It is super easy to do!
I used a Copic marker to outline each letter
and that really made them pop---
and well, if you know me
then you already know
I POP-DOTTED EVERYTHING!
Lots of dimension to this baby!
The burlap is our new burlap ribbon-
it's awesome to work with as well!
I am surely going to order more it as well as
the seam binding!
It was really an awesome class!
Everyone did a great job keeping up with one another
and were thrilled with their project!
A great decoration for several holidays!
On another note,
I absolutely love the crescent moon!
I've heard some call it
but that little sliver of light
really spellbinds me...
and when I saw it the other night-
I just knew I had to try and capture it.
was taken with my Cannon Elph point and shoot-
it is not photoshopped...
I did fiddle with settings (on the camera before I took it)
and I have no clue what I did...
but I got the light from the house below
and the moon!
I am THRILLED!
It's almost lunch time-
gotta do some flyladying today
and it's off for my mammogram this afternoon.
It's Breast Cancer Awareness month
if you didn't already know that
and trust me-
that few minutes of discomfort
is FAR LESS UNCOMFORTABLE
then chemo and radiation
A few minutes---that can save a lifetime.
Someone close to me
had a scare a year or so ago.
I will never ever forget the moment she told me
she had something suspicious.
I kept her message on my phone
from when she called and said,
"I'm crying-but it's ok!
Thank you, Jesus, it's nothing!"
Go get yours.
Until next time,
happy stamping and scrapping!