Well if you wandered where I was today, I have been busy stamping! This is a super busy time of the month for me as the NEW! Releases begin to get ready for samples to get DONE. I have a lot to do this week, and my FIRST class at The Paper Tree is this weekend. EEEKKK!! No way near ready for that. I better get on the ball. I have to pick up all the supplies. Then a cutting and prepping I go.
Plus-The eye candy has to get made sometime right? I definitely have no magic wand.
It was either blog, or stamp. Well, since I had not gotten ANY stamp time in about a WEEK (that is a rare thing for me) I had to choose STAMP! Once I got warmed up, there was NO stopping-except get the kids fed, wahsed, dressed, snacks packed, run around and drop off, then to do some mommy stuff with the kids when they get home, clean, and get Daisy groomed, make cards while I also make phone calls to a zillion people about insurance and other NON-FUN things-all in a day’s work. Then there is photographing and editing. BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH-right!
I also wanted to share, I have some Pink Cat samples featured HERE! Along with a mini questionaire that Mandy had me fill out. Thanks Mandy!!
I have been SO inspired in my week long hiatus. My brain is on overload! In fact, so inspired it’s my card theme for today!
You KNOW I had to throw the defintion of inspired in there didn’t you?
The butterfly & sentiment are from Unity Stamps-Beautiful Butterflies. I so enjoy this set.
I used a new technique I stumbled upon at the Paper Tree last week. I saw a sample, and said “What do I need, to be able to do that?” Then ca-ching! I took it all home. I love anything that involves glitter, and acetate is like one of my favorite things to use. Add a butterfly and I am one HAPPY girl.
You stamp on a window sheet, using black StazOn, then apply the Art Glitter glue on the back, sprinkle on the BLING!! Let dry-and DONE! It also works on fabric!! The glue dries clear so you all you see is the glitter! Its GORGEOUS!!! You are going to get so sick of seeing it here! LOL! I’m in LOVE!! I made a bunch of release samples for multiple companies using this technique. I actually HAD to STOP myself. You should get the fancy adapter to allow yourself to work in small areas with detail, and get a professional look.
So this technique inspired so many of my other cards. I can’t wait to share them all soon!
Pretty cool huh?
Now for more inspiration.
If you shop at Michaels, you may have seen these SUPER pretty fabric covered storage boxes. I just fell in love with them. They are pink or blue, with brown-HEAVEN!!!
Well I was SO inspired by the boxes that I decided to re-create one! Only mine is not a huge storage box, and the top flips open, not comes off.
The store one- the ties stay on, and are a decoration. Mine you unite to open the box. This box is about 2 inches deep, by 4 inches and like 5 inches across?? Sorry I forgot to measure it.
I decided to use Sweet Blush cardstock, and chocolate craft ink for this cover. The stamp is the gorgeous-Tea Time Toile. Which I JUST learned that I missed a holiday sale from Unity-BUMMER!!!! The ribbon is by Martha Stewart
I wanted to highlight one of the images in the bkgd, so I layered it over the image on my box top.
So pretty and classic.
I made this in 10 minutes!!! Can you believe how quick that was? That included designing HOW my box would be 😀
Well thank you, as always for checking in, and the many of you who pondered my existence since I last wrote.. I have not ventured out online or into blog land in a week as well, and feel SOOOO out of the loop!!
Maybe tomorrow. I still have a lot to do before I can catch up.