Friday, March 28, 2008

Finally! Some time to stamp!

I finally got a chance to do some stamping tonight! I'd been admiring Jan Tink's Carousel Note Purse, so I finally got to start one of my own. This one combines elements of Jan's as well as Sharon's, as seen on Patty Bennett's blog. So, the front and back are finished, and now I'll need to tackle doing the inside. At least I finally had some time to work on something!

I used the gorgeous Afternoon Tea DSP, Carousel Notes, Pick a Petal Classy Brass Stencil, Live Your Dream stamp set (I used Cameo Coral and Close to Cocoa markers to color in the larger flower), Scallop Punch, 1 and 1 1/4 inch circle punches, Linen Background stamp (stamped off once with Creamy Caramel before stamping over the flower which was then punched out), plus some Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, and Wild Wasabi CS. I adhered the double-stitched Wasabi ribbon to the 5/8 inch Chocolate Chip Grosgrain.

After making the outside, I was thinking... this would make for a mighty pretty 6x6 scrapbook album title page! Another project, when I can find the time...

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

It's been a busy two weeks, with not much in the way of stamping time. We have been doing lots of arts and crafts, however - a science fair project for the older daughter, a mission project for the younger, and a bonus penguin project for the youngest. She along with a few of her classmates were invited to create a paper mache penguin for their curriculum fair that takes place Wednesday night. After finishing her mission, we had the time to work on her penguin. Tonight Pip got painted and accessories! She looks so cute, and is ready for transport to school tomorrow morning. This morning it was transport for the mission (which is huge, on two boards) and the science fair project. We finished getting the display board done late last night, and I forgot to get a snapshot of it before it went to school today, but I'll get one to post Wednesday night.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

A Quick Post

This weekend has been a busy one so far. Friday night my girls did their shift at a local grocery store for their Girl Scout troop. Yes indeed, it's Girl Scout cookie time! The cookies were pretty much flying off the table, being the very first booth sale of the season. They ran out of Thin Mints with about an hour to go, but still managed to sell 197 boxes in all. Saturday started with an early call (ok, early for me). My youngest was one of a few of her classmates invited to work with her teacher at school today for an art project. Their school is having a curriculum fair in a couple of weeks, and her teacher wanted to have some life-sized penguin sculptures as part of their exhibit. My daughter has been researching the Macaroni Penguin, so we had fun creating the body form, getting it ready for some paper mache later this weekend or early next week. When we got home, we set the penguin aside to concentrate on her mission project. Students in 4th grade in California often have to do a mission project as they learn about the history of their state. We opted to use a kit, but when putting it together, we decided to also build the courtyard buildings, so off we went to Joann's and Michaels for supplies. After getting everything cut out and getting a start on painting, we realized we were going to be short on paint, so we went to Michaels for a second time today to get more. Everything's painted and will be assembled tomorrow. Then we can dive into her report. Meanwhile, her older sister is getting started on her science fair project. Sunday will be another busy day...

After the girls went to bed, I decided to have some ME time. At a recent trip to Target, I found some cute spring sticky notes and wanted to design a holder for them. None of my SAB sets had seen any ink yet, so I decided to use So Many Scallops as the main image for my holder. I cut the cardstock base to 7 1/2 inches by 3 1/2 inches, scoring at 3 1/2 and 4 inches. The designer series paper is from the now retired Petals & Paisleys. I added a pewter flower ribbon slide over some white grosgrain ribbon and a pink fire brad to highlight the center of my scallop flower. Also used was a 1 inch circle punch and the now retired Spring Bouquet punch. I popped the flower up with some Stampin' Dimensionals. The sentiment is from Tiny Talk. I plan to use this as one of my projects at an upcoming workshop with the gals at work (don't look, Darla or Karen!).