Wednesday, October 31, 2007
They're great for holding photos (my sample has our adorable kidlets from two years ago), recipes, lists, receipts, whatever! They're small enough that they won't take up too much space, but they can hold quite a bit. And wouldn't these make great gifts? I'm thinking about letting the kids decorate a couple for their grandparents. One little note: I used ink on my samples, but there is some sort of finish on the hearts, so it was a rather messy endeavor. Paint would definitely work better (but just wasn't feasible for us to do in the time allowed). Everyone had fun making these, and I was thrilled to hear little squeals of delight throughout the room as the ladies admired their handiwork.
Papers from DCWV; ribbon from SU; buttons, gems, and rub-on were just from my stash so I'm not sure of the source
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Check out the other creations at In the Works, Mama Dini's Stamperia, Dee's Studio, Sweet Somethings, and Susiestampalot.
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
1-I own 5 different brands of punches.
2-All my ribbon tied together would reach from my stamp room to my mail box or beyond.
3-I have at least 10 shades of green ink.
4-I know at least 3 ways to make my images look grounded.
5-I have at least one stamp in my collection that is a vehicle without wheels.
6-I have at least one stamp that has an image of some sort of antique.
7-In my stamp room is a needle, a bottle cap, and a piece of fabric (remember Let's Make a Deal when Bob wanted to see what was in your purse?).
8-I use some form of make-up in my stamping now and then.
9-I know at least 3 ways to make paper glittery.
10-I have shaving cream, rubbing alcohol, and bleach in my stamping supplies.
11- I have at least 5 kinds of adhesive.
12-In my stamp collection I have all three: an eagle, an owl, a hummingbird.
13-I have at least 15 kinds of flower stamps (tulips, roses, etc.)
14-I have more designer/decorate paper than I could use to make 200 cards.
15-I have at least 8 colors of silk/fabric flowers.
16-I have embossing powder that is at least 5 years old.
17-I have used an iron in my stamping more than once.
18-I have 10 or more background stamps.
19-My stamp collection includes a jar, a telephone and a typewriter/computer stamp (all 3 for the point!).
20-I have 3 or more pair of straight edged scissors or cutting tools.
21-I have at least 6 shades of blue cardstock.
22-I know 3 ways to attach a ribbon to a card.
23-I use transparencies in my stamping.
24-I know how to paint with reinkers.
25-I have at least one card in my stamp room that has 8 layers on it.
26-I have done paper piecing or paper applique before.
27-I have made a card with at least one element that uses origami.
28-I know how to resist emboss.
29-I store my markers horizontally.
30-I have at least one stamp or stamp set that is about chocolate.
28-30: We will have to bury you with your stamps when you die. You need inpatient treatment.
23-27: Yep, you are addicted, Without an intervention soon, you will quickly reach the level above this one.
18-22: Come on, you can do better. Take a few weeks off work and stamp!!!
17 and UNDER: There is still hope for you. Spend a bit more time reading blogs and shopping in stamp stores and you will make progress.
Anyone wanna guess my score? ;)
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Things will be fairly quiet around here for another week or so - my folks are visiting, plus we have some other events we're involved with. I will be back on Saturday, though, as I'm taking part in a Sketch "Tea Party." Check back then!!
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Saturday, October 13, 2007
Well, this is going to be my last "One Smile" card for awhile. I have just recently started to really use my Prismacolor pencils, and I decided to have fun with them on this card. I was going for the vintage, hand-tinted photo look. (And why is that every one of those photos seems to have robin's egg blue in it somewhere?!) Anyway, I had fun coloring it in, and then roughed up the edges, attached a fancy paper clip, and mounted it onto some BasicGrey paper. BTW, the cool script on the background is another image from the set. I'm telling you, it is a great set full of potential!!
OK, off to the more mundane tasks that require my attention. Have a great weekend!
Friday, October 12, 2007
Gotta run - I'll post the second one sometime this weekend.
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Now to get her mailed off!!
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Monday, October 8, 2007
I don't enjoy mass production, but I just kept plugging away at these. Although they're quite simple there were a lot of steps. I computer generated the inside info, and stamped a baby hand over the birth info. I then sponged the outside, then layered on the blue gingham paper, photo, and sentiment (that was stamped, punched, and then accented with the ribbon). It felt so good to finally finish them!
sentiment from SU
Saturday, October 6, 2007
The hardest part was choosing which patterns to use - I finally settled on this paisley as the focal point, then layered it with several others. The final touch was the buttons. I wouldn't normally think to do this, but I had my button tin out (from the teeny little one on the flower in my "joy" frame) so I played around a bit. Love the result, although not exactly practical if you're planning to mail the card. But this one will be lovingly hand delivered, so it's all good!!
(sentiment from SU Small Sayings set)
Friday, October 5, 2007
This cool frame was a find in the dollar aisle of my favorite grocery store, and I think I bought ten of them. It's pretty small; the clipped piece is 3x3. I've made quite a few gifts for other people (I'm down to 2 frames), but this one is definitely staying here. I computer generated the text onto some BasicGrey Phoebe paper, and matted it with another print from the pad. I added the Prima flower and teensy pink button as the finishing touch. I originally was planning something a bit more elaborate, but I really wanted the focus to be on the words. Plus the corrugated brown backdrop and metal clip on the frame set a great stage that didn't need much else!
May you have a joyful day!
Thursday, October 4, 2007
This month happens to mark the five year anniversary of the TJ Newsletter, and Pat is offering up some fabulous give-aways throughout the month. Check her blog each day to see what stamp goodies are up for grabs! For example, today is a $20 gift certificate for Hearts in Touch (and coincidentally, that's also the price of one of their gorgeous sheets of rubber!). So be sure to check in daily and leave a comment.
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
And how about a chance at winning a set of your very own? Check out Susan's blog, and take a guess at where she does the majority of her cutting and packing smART rubber.