Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Have a Blast!

One of my favorite things to do with stamps is to look at them and come up with different ways to use them. Some of the designs from the Striped by Me set looked like flames, so this is what I came up with a little help from my computer (sentiment) and my Copics. The bomb is from the Speed Shop set. The paper is orange/yellow/red, stripey, silky, and shimmery. I got it at a stamp show and wish I had gotten more.

By the way, there are two challenges going on at the Bombshell Forum at Paper Craft Planet that you should check out. Both involve creating cool stuff and winning freebies! Gotta love free stuff!!!

Oh! You get 15% off your order for just joining the group there, which you should do anyways since we're chatty, fun, and share eye candy!

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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Need for Speed!

Two of the three people in my house have lead feet and we have insurance rates that prove it. The latest "Speed Shop" stamp set by Bombshell Stamps will have to satisfy my need for speed.

I used this week's SplitCoast Stampers' sketch, the hot rod image from Speed Shop, the swooshes from Striped by Me, and Junkitz (star/flame) and Memory Box (red) papers from my stash. The image was colored with Copic markers and I shabbed things up with Distress inks.

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Sunday, July 12, 2009

Magnetic Memo Board

My memory is shot, so I made a magnetic memo board so that I could post reminder notes to myself.

I found a cookie sheet at the dollar store and decorated it with a stamped scene, a great quote, patterned paper, sea shells from my collection, and a ton of glass mini-marbles. Then I made a bunch of magnets from stamped images covered with either clear disks or epoxy stickers with magnets glued to their backs.

I used the Mermaid Treasure set (Mermaid, Treasure Chest), the Homeward Bound set (Clipper Ship, Compass, Iron Cross Icon), the Ahoy sailor set (Rope Knot, Anchor Icon, Ship's Wheel Icon), the Mermaid Anchor set (Dolphin sunset), and the A Pirate's Life set (Skull ).

The Ship, Sunset, Treasure Chest, Dolphin Sunset, Rope Knot, and Mermaid were colored with Copic markers. Some Spica pen was used to add a glimmery touch to the Mermaid's tail. Glitter was added to the treasure from the chest. The sky was chalked and the ocean inked with a variety of inks.

Here's the quote:
I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving . . .
to the port of heaven we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against — but we must sail and not drift, nor lie at anchor.
Oliver Wendel Holmes

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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Very late birthday card.

This card was for a friend's birthday, which was back at the end of March. I had her gift all set to go, but hadn't made her card for her, though I knew exactly what I wanted to use for it. Then life set in including my usual expertise in procrastination. I finally made the card a few weeks back, then finally got it together to mail off the gift (but without any wrapping since if I did that, it would have made the gift even later). Fortunately, my friend shares the belief that you can celebrate your birthday for as long as you want... I checked delivery confirmation so I know that her gift has arrived, so I can share the card here.

The focal image is from the "Man's Ruin" set by Bombshell Stamps. My friend's favorite color is orange, so the card reflects that. The image was colored with Copics with some Spica pen to add some shine to her hair and effervescence (sp?) to the bubbles. BTW, if you think some Tiki Torches and Tiki drinks would fit in with image, there are a few new Tiki sets at Bombshell for you to check out.

I used a QuicKutz frame, which was too short, so I cut it apart and added some pearls to connect the top to the bottom. Pearls were added to the Basic Grey Marrakesh papers to repeat that element.

The little tag is also a QuicKutz die and the sentiment is a QuicKutz rub-on made to use with the die.

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