I know....I know this has nothing to do with scrapbooking or cardmaking, but my good friend Tori made this beautiful baby ensemble for her latest granddaughter and she wanted to share it on Pinterest. Not having a blog, I offered to share it to the world. AND it is beautiful! I just love the nontraditional girl colors.
Isn't she talented? She makes the most beautiful things.
Bluebonnet Stamps! As I previously wrote, I was at the Scrapbooking Expo this past weekend and there I stumbled across Bluebonnets. I've been looking forever! They are my BFF's favorite flower and I've been wanting to make her a gift using Bluebonnets.
Fate is a great thing. My BFF, Trinka had gone with me to the Expo on Friday and both she and I missed the stamp set. BUT then on Saturday I went with my other friend and boom the Bluebonnets were there! Perfect! I was able to purchase the stamp set without Trinka seeing it.
The stamps were in this packaging that you were not able to see the stamps and I was surprised to find when I got home that it was just the rubber and no foam. Bummer, as I usually avoid buying just the red rubber stamps. I don't like having to make a second purchase for the foam.
Frustrated and wanting to use the stamp, I came across foam you purchase at the crafts store and I adhered it to the stamp, trimmed and then applied Aleen's Tack It Over and Over glue on the back. Once dried it worked like a charm clinging to my acrylic block. I then stored them on a trimmed piece of plastic that some merchandise came in. Frugal at it's best I would say!
Now I was able to complete Trinka's gift. I can't wait to give it to her. The frame was purchased at Kirkland.
The stamps can be found at Eureka Stamps. I purchased them in a set called "Tender Thoughts," but a quick search on the site apparently it is not sold as a set any longer. The link will take you to one of the Bluebonnets within the set. I used Tim Holtz Distressed Markers, stamped on watercolor paper and them just used a slightly wet brush to soften the edges.
Thank you for stopping by and my your day be blessed,
It's been so long since I visited my little blog. I'm not sure why I stayed away so long. So hopefully I can jump start my posting once again.
This past weekend was an adventure. I attended the Scrapbooking Expo. I love to go and spend time with my enabling friends and visit The Stamps Of Life booth with Stephanie. She is always so bubbly and her products are so much fun. BUT my spending didn't stop there! I spent $$$$ all over the place.
This little creation is for Miss Kathy...yup after I informed her I was done pulling my credit card out, she somehow ENABLED me into the purchase of a bunch of IO Dies. So the proper thing to do is make her a card. LOL!
She started with the bucket and that was all I needed to see and immediately the card started forming in my mind, but I needed the grass and of course the mini butterfly. Thank goodness I already owned the flowers.
The rest of the goodies I already had at home. The rectangle stitched frame can be picked up at My Favorite Things. The tags, strip on the bottom and stitched mat are a combination of My Favorite Things Blueprints. "Enabler" was spelled out using "Harold's" ABC by Lawn Fawn. Paper is by My Minds Eye "Graceful" and the stamping on the tags and label can be found at The Stamps of Life. I apologize but I don't remember the die I used for the vine. It is a large vine corner that I just cut up to add more interest.
Today we are buried under ice and more is expected to come, so I hope that when this card eventually mails it will bless her.
Thank you for taking the time to stop by and my God Bless you!
to the Scrap Factory Brick People Blog Hop!
sure to find some inspiration from the amazing projects created by our Design
Team and Guests.
I used the brick people in this layout of my son and his two close friends. I tried to recreated each brick person to capture each kid's individual personality. I first thought of titling this page "Building Blocks of Friendship" and then I smiled because these kids are always goofing and laughing and thought a more appropriate title would be "Blockhead Friends." lol! I stayed conservative and went with "Best Buds."
It seems like all the kids in my family are graduating this year, from High School or University. Let the card making being! (and somewhere in there I need to make my Mom a card - Mother's Day is just around the corner.
My so humorous husband asked me to make a card for me, from him......don't you just want to smack him? LOL....Yes he makes me laugh.
For my niece, I was able to put this together pretty quickly, which is a miracle for me.
For the cap, gown and diploma, I snagged the outfit from Scappydew's Graduation 2013 Pattern. This cut file has been my go to file for graduations. (AND yes I made the little tassel....sometimes I wonder what possesses me.)
The banners were cut using framelit dies, as well as, the little flower and label. All of these items can be found at The Stamps of Life.