Friday, August 24, 2007

I Blog therefore I must Post

I forget every year how exhausting it is getting ready for a new school year. It's crazier this year as Nolan will be starting Kindergarten and will finally be at the same school as Sophie. Both kids will be getting ready in the morning together and all. A whole new thing.

I have so many projects sitting around needing to get done! I have household projects still waiting for me to finish as well as stampin and scrapping projects that I must must must finish. I wish I could just have 4-6 hours every day to sit and stamp. My creativity comes so slow - I wish I could just execute my ideas quicker, but I find I must do a lot of tria and error before getting a look I want. I am also my own worst critic.
This page her is another of the convention samples I did. it is a great pic my mom took of my niece Shannon. I used 3 background stamps on this one - Happiness, Sanded and Print Pattern. Of course I just had to add the iridescent ice EP for some added snow on the picture. I hopy you enjoy it.
I went to on of my demonstrator meetings last night along with 2 of my best girl stampers - Kim and JoAnn - thanks for going Ladies! It was another fun night of stamping. We made the cutest little folders! I just love the idea. I'll have to take a pic and share with all of you.

Speaking of pics, I will hopefully get my pics taken of the samples I brought to the meeting last night - where I demoed the slit flower frame punch technique. When I get them posted, I'll also let you know how I made them & hopefully, by then I'll be able to give you the link to the person whom I found the idea from originally.

For now you'll just have to settle with a few more of my submissions I did for convention displays: The jar is made using the Happiness background stamp set and the flower petals are made using the oval punches and circle punches. The fish is actually a box - you put your goodies inside its mouth and you can seal it shut. I left it open. Again used the Happiness background set and using the circle punches made the scales with cardstock and vellum. The finishing touch (difficult to see in the pic though) was spraying the fish with the Pearl Ex/Hairspray mixture to give it a "fishy" shimmer. Totally loved doing this!
Enjoy! and thanks for stopping by!!


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