Thursday, January 28, 2010

Giant Acrylic Clothes pins

I found these giant acrylic clothes pins at our local dollar store and decided I could alter them with paper.
Well this is what I came up with and they are very cute/pretty if I do say so myself.
They came in different colors but I picked up the clear ones and they measure 6 inches long by an inch and 3/8.

There is a space on the back side of these so the DSP just slides into it and I secured it with some mini glue dots ; I then just added punches and ribbon to decorate them.
For the pink and red one I used the new Sending Love Specialty paper and the With All My Heart stamp set, the new Extra Large Flower punch, Pretty in Pink Epoxy Brads and the Beautiful Wings embosslet all from the new Occaisions Mini catalogue.I added a Real Red gross grain ribbon bow( I haven't got the new satin ribbon yet, but it is on it's way), there is also some dazzling diamonds on the red areas of the flower at the top but the picture doesn't show this.

The second one; I used the Tea party DSP from the IBC, I stamped the scalloped circle from the Vintage Labels set in the SAB catalogue in Certainly Celery then added a Cameo Coral mini flourish and a basic black "friends" from the Tiny Tags stamp set in the Occaisions Mini, a celery ribbon from the retired SAB from last yeat and a tiny tag "for you" punched with the new punch in the new mini was tied on with a small piece of linen thread.

Hope you enjoy!
I am off tomorrow for a stamping/crop weekend retreat that my upline is having. It should be a blast and I hope to get alot of stamping done. I will share when I get back.

Thanks for stopping by,


Saturday, January 23, 2010

FINALLY! I got to play....

Well I finally found the time and my back has permitted me to play for a bit today. I've had some of the new items from the new mini catalogue just crying for me to come play with them.
This card is one of the results!

I think this should fit the sketch for the Stamping 411 challenge as well.

I really like how it looked in the end.

It uses a bashful blue card base, I played some with the new pinking hearts punches; will have to practice alot more with these; on Melon Mambo cardstock, the background is DSP from the SAB paper pack, Welcome Neighbor, I LOVE the new Extra Large Two Step Bird punch, this is also from the SAB paper pack. Melon Mambo ribbon and the sentiment comes from one of the new stamp sets; Well Scripted. Hope you like it!

I also have to say that I love the new clear mount stamps and am sooo happy that SU has finally gone this way. The storage system for these is so great as well, much more efficient use of precious space. :-)

I did make a few more things that I will share with you later in the week.

Thank you for your patience and for stopping by.


Sunday, January 17, 2010

Hi everyone, I'm so sorry there hasn't been a post for a month or so. I was away for the holidays and since we've been back my back has been acting up.
That'll teach me to take a vacation!
I can't sit or stand very well for any length of time. It was getting better and I did manage to get my craft room straightened up a bit yesterday and then last night it went again and I'm back to popping muscle relaxants and pain pills and spending time with my heating pad. I will get something posted as soon as I can.....thanks for your patience.

I have some new toys to play with and am chomping at the bit to get at them, soon.

Thanks for stopping by!