Sunday, June 22, 2008

Beautiful Butterflies

First of all, sorry about the glare on this one! I'm a stamper, not a photographer! I made this set of tiles for my parents who were re-doing their bathroom! Mom has a butterfly theme going on and didn't want just plain white tiles around the bathtub, so this is what I came up with! I know that monarchs are oranges and not peaches but I improvised for her color scheme!
These are the glossy tiles so they are a bit difficult to stamp on without sliding around! I stamped them very carefully with Jet Black Stazon using Stampin' Up!'s Wonderful Wings (retired). Then sprayed them lightly with workable fixative (this helps hold the color onto the slick surface). Next, I colored the images using Stampin' Pastels and Q-tips. Finally, I sprayed them very lightly from about 12 inches away with several light coats of glossy sealant! I really needed them to hold up to light cleaning and the humidity of the bathroom. So far, so good!
Thanks for stopping by and Happy stampin'!

Monday, June 16, 2008

My Awesome Stampin' Sister - Charmaine

Isn't this adorable?? It is a gift from my Stampin' Sister Charmaine! The water bottle is full of See's candy! I've never had See's before, we don't have them in this neck of the woods (at least I've never seen it), so I can't wait to dive in but I needed to take the picture first! OK, so I ate the Cadbury Mini Eggs before I took the picture, I couldn't help it they are my all-time favorite candy!! The adorable purse made with Berry Bliss DSP (#110749 - $9.95) is a mini scrapbook made with the Carousel Notes (#111344 - $11.95) from the Occasions Mini! I didn't order these note cards but I think I'm going to have to now!! Take a good look girls, we may just make this one at the Stamp Camp on June 27th!!! Isn't that little dress card precious?? I love the pinafore look! I have been waiting to get the Boho Backgrounds stamp set (#111072 - $15.95) and I am so glad to have it! THANK YOU so much Charmaine! You are the best!

Thanks for taking a look today! I hope to have more new things to show you soon!

Happy Stampin' !
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Friday, June 6, 2008

Recipe Box and Recipe Exchange

I had tons of fun making this recipe box! So much so, that I'm offering it as a class in July!! To make things even more fun, we will exchange our favorite recipes (please bring one recipe for each of the six categories: Meats & Main Dishes; Soups, Stews, & Sauces; Veggies, Salads & Sides; Breads; Desserts; and Misc.) and have a potluck lunch, so prepare one of your recipes and bring it along to share! These recipe boxes are fabulous for yourself or as a gift for someone else. Call or e-mail me before June 30 to reserve your spot! Class will be held on Sunday, July 13 at 1:00pm. Class fee is $25 and includes the wooden recipe box, a package of Designer Series Paper (I used Summer Picnic from Stampin' Up!'s Occasions Mini catalog), and all materials to complete what you see above! You won't want to miss out on this one, class size is limited so register today!!!