Tuesday, July 31, 2007
I started with the brown base layer, and computer generated the sentiment (MA Sexy font). The pale blue layer is Bazzill Bling, embossed with the Ellison Daisies plate. Baby (Stampsmith) is stamped with Versamagic ink (pink grapefruit). Accented with two primas and some pearl brads, and we're good to go!
Monday, July 30, 2007
Total cost of the project (paint, knobs, countertop) was just under $150. Not super cheap, but I'm soooooo happy with the results! I'll definitely be posting more pics soon.
Friday, July 27, 2007
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Any other ideas? Would love to hear your input!
Monday, July 23, 2007
I promise you that these ladies really rock - hope you're inspired!
Friday, July 20, 2007
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Friday, July 13, 2007
Thursday, July 12, 2007
In other news, I'm still busy plugging away at my organizational project. We'll be picking up the cabinets this evening, and hope to have them installed by the end of the weekend (we have several other prior commitments, though, so it may get pushed back into next week). And for some crazy reason my family expects clean clothes and meals, which really cuts into my productivity! We also seem to have all picked up a stomach bug - it hasn't knocked any of us flat, but definitely adds to the crankiness/impatient factor.
Anyway, thanks for checking in - I have soooo many ideas right now! Now that I've been reminded of all the goodies I have, I'm itching to create. Soon, soon...
I have more one post set for tomorrow: using paper scraps. And then hopefully by next week I really will have had time to make some new stuff to share!!
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Today we'll be revisiting "Vintage Postcard." This first card uses a shaving cream background. The silhouette was then stamped in pigment ink and embossed with a pearl EP. I'm not sure whether that stuff is even available anymore, but I love the different type of shine you get with it.
The second card uses a technique I saw demo'd at a stamp convention. Simple, and kind of fun. Start at one side of the main panel and mask off a line (post-it note, or scrap paper with repositionable adhesive). Stamp the images, then move the mask so you've covering what you've just done, then use a second mask to create the next panel. Just work your way across the card, and then you can leave it as is or accent the lines, as I've done here. I also stippled the areas as I stamped them, just to visually separate each section. I finished it off with an organdy bow, zapped with the heat gun to make it crinkly.
Tomorrow we'll flash back to wire! :)
Monday, July 9, 2007
Well, I've made some headway in the craft pit - my friend/downline Kelley came over on Friday afternoon (with her kids, too, so they could keep my munchkins occupied!). And then came back that night and helped until about midnight. I am so blessed by the friends I have! Anyway, my room still isn't empty but it's looking much better. Here's a peek at the guest room, You can't see the HUGE pile on the other side of the bed, though. We'll probably be picking up the cabinets tomorrow night, and I must admit that I'm getting excited. The biggest issue will be forcing myself to keep only what actually fits... It's been sort of fun to go through all this stuff, though, and unearth some neglected treasures. It was really hard to keep plugging away and not just drop everything and stamp :)
And lastly, I've been tagged again! Wanda tagged me for 7 random facts (and I vaguely recall someone else tagging me within the last month or so, but I never did it...) So anyway, here goes:
- I don't really have a favorite color, but purple is about as close as it gets. When I was in 7th grade, my absolute favorite outfit was a purple hat, purple sweater, black pants, and purple suede flats. (Yeah, I was stylin'!!)
- I dislike the color orange, but like peach and coral.
- In addition to my stamp obsession, I adore music. Much of my high school earnings went toward purchasing CDs.
- I lived in the same house until I left for college. And my parents are still there.
- We had a pretty big garden growing up, and helping care for it was one of our chores.
- When my hubby and I bought this house, there was a small garden plot. We ripped it out and planted grass seed a few weeks later.
- I do like having flowers around - they've got to be perennials, though.
It seems that virtually every blog I've read lately has had this same list, so I'm not going to tag anyone else. But feel free to play along if you'd like!