Saturday, November 5, 2011

I am lame-o

Hey! I feel bad. It's been over 2 months since my last post. Not that I have given up crafting, far from it! I have been so overwhelmingly busy it feels like I have to schedule in time to sleep. Anyway. I'm back! Last weekend, my friends and I hosted a Stamp-A-Stack. All three of us came up with a design, and then the attendees made 4 of each. It was a blast. Here is my offering:

I love the Greeting Card Kids stamp set! We used the little girl on the pumpkin for one of last month's stamp club cards. Here, she is part of a vintage pastel Christmas vignette. The color combination was inspired by LeAnn Greff's post here. (Some days I would like to pack up and move to Minot so I could play with her all the time, she has an awesome blog full of amazing projects!) I also love the throwback look of the type in the Merry Christmas stamp from Four the Holidays. It really adds to the nostalgic feel.

Some details - base is Crumb Cake. On top of that, I layered Pool Party. I wanted it to look like a snowstorm, so I swiped my white craft ink pad over the paper until it was nice and streaky. The sentiment (and the little girl) are stamped in Early Espresso. I ran a piece of Pink Pirouette through the Big Shot with the Snow Burst embossing folder and ripped it at an angle on the top and bottom. I also sprayed it with Vanilla Smooch Spritz for a little snowy shimmer. The girl is stamped onto Whisper White and cut out with the 2-1/2" Circle Punch. The edges of the circle are sponged with Pool Party ink, and the image is colored with Pool Party, Pink Pirouette, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Pear Pizzazz, and Daffodil Delight. The tree ornaments and the buttons on the coat are dabbed with Dazzling Details glitter glue. The circle was then mounted on 2 Crumb Cake shapes cut from the Designer Label Punch, and popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals.The conservationist in me decided it was a great idea to punch these shapes from the center of my base panel! I got 3 from each, so I am saving the remnants for other projects. Genius!

Our church bazaar is tomorrow, and I've put together a large variety of card sets and covered notebooks to add to the craft sale, including a dozen of these cuties. I try to do this every year. That is part of what has kept me crazy-busy recently, added to school and work madness - this mama is so very tired. I told my husband today that even my toenails are tired! I should be able to catch up (ha ha) a little next week.

An apology for the yucky photos to come - it is North Dakota, and winter is threatening. The light is not great. Between my inability to take photos in the daylight due to this thing called a J.O.B. and the late hours I work on my crafting endeavors, the picture quality suffers - if I get pictures taken at all! At any rate, this weekend is looking like a doozy so it's off to bed for me. No supply list to follow as all items are mentioned in the post. :) Good night!!


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