Wednesday, November 11, 2009
I used the Kind & Caring thoughts stamp set, stamped it once in Basic Black Classic Ink on some retired designer series paper, then using my Stamp-a-ma-jig, I stamped it again "just" beside the original stamp in Versamark and embossed it with black embossing powder. that turned out well..... so I continued ha. As Beate instructed, I used my cutter and cut horizontally every one-half inch... then I took each strip and on the first, I cut 1" until the end which was 1/2". Then on the alternate strip (second) I started with 1/2" and the rest were 1" , so when I attached to my cardstock base, I was able to attach as if they were bricks. Before I actually attached, I sponged all the edges of "each" piece to make them look older and distressed. I started attaching all the "bricks" in the order they were stamped, leaving out a few of the "unstamped" bricks along the way. Then I layered each brick leaving a "very" small space between each side and top and bottom, but giving a feel and look of texture. I then layered that onto other cardstock layers and attached to my basic card base. I tied a piece of black 1/4" grosgrain ribbon just above my greeting for a little added bling.
In real life, the stamped image is gorgeous. I hope you like this!!!! It was so fun and satisfying to make. If you try this, leave me a link so I can see what you came up with!!
Thanks for looking and have a Wonderful Thursday.
Saturday, November 7, 2009
One of my friends and fellow stampers lost their mother last week. I came across this really cute Sympathy Card today.... I changed some of the paper... I actually used some of the "flocked" paper from the Christmas Cocoa paper and sponged on some Bashful Blue chalk onto the "flocking". I liked how it turned out as it accepted the chalk so well. One of my favorite stamp sets is the Pocket Silhouettes, but I haven't used it much. I used it here, along with the Sympathy greeting from Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set. Another thing I haven't done before is tie a bow with the ribbon and then tie more ribbon around the first bow and tie another bow around that. I think that really turned out cute. It's always so hard to make Sympathy cards that are nice, uplifting and certainly not depressing. I still haven't purchased Sympathy Stamp sets yet, even though I keep meaning to.... so when the time comes up I'm really at a loss as to what to make. I hope she enjoys this card.
Friday, November 6, 2009
I needed to have a masculine Birthday card.... I know, I know, this isn't the REALLY Masculine card we all look for, but eventhough it has a flower, it's still masculine; don't you think? I copied this from somewhere on Splitcoast Stampers, but I can't remember where; I just liked the card, so I made it and whoops.... where did it come from???? Who ever claims this; I love it. This was for my grandson who just turned "20"... I can't even believe it; I helped him learn to "turn over" that keep coming in to my mind more and more the older he gets.... he's turned into such a fine "man" when he was only JUST A BABY just a few years ago. My life passes before my eyes, I think. One day you're young and the next minute you're old. I still work full time outside the house and when everyone else is thinking, Boy, only two more days until the weekend, I'm thinking "my life is passing before my eyes" (even though I look forward to weekends too) but shoosh, I don't tell anyone else. ha.
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
What a talented bunch of kids. Austin (the one with the blue shirt) was a Meridian High School running back football player, Jordan, the one on top is now a Junior at Rocky Mountain High School..... also a running back, obviously not as BIG as Austin, but reallllllly fast. If he gets the ball on the outside; he's gone and no one can catch him....
Alyssa is a Freshman Cheerleader, recently this week has pushed forward to Junior Varsity along with a bunch of her co-cheerleaders because they are so GOOD and advanced..... Alyssa is one of the "flyers", pretty scary for a grandma!!!!!
Had to share........
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
I couldn't believe how well she did on her own, following instructions, centering items, etc.. When I explained what needed to be done, she listened really well and actually understood what I was talking about. I think her mother has been an excellent instructor...
Maybe this is the time to have classes for 6 year olds and mold them into my little world of stamping......
Monday, November 2, 2009
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Actually both of them are REALLY cute; the one I'm talking about is the one on the left.
Anyway, the outcome of his attempts, I think are pretty funny. He used the Watercolor crayons on his face, used my husband's over the counter type reading glasses, stuffed a pillow in his shirt, snapped on a cell phone holder.... he wanted my bluetooth earbud, but that was nixed!!!!