Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Tag Reveal Countdown Day 1

Photos of your tags for the tag challenge are due July 11, and I'll be revealing all of your beautiful artwork on the 12th. I thought I'd do a daily tag countdown, starting with a tag I made using some of my fun new stuff from this weekend.

How adorable is this owl? I just love this whole bookish stamp set - it's so perfectly me. I'd actually originally stamped something else on the top, then decided I wanted to do patterned paper (from a mini paper pad I picked up this weekend from Basic Grey - the Bittersweet line) and ribbon instead. I think the key is a great finishing touch!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Shopping Day

My cousin and I went for a fun shopping day today - I'd heard about a really cool scrapbooking store in a town about an hour away, and knew of a good restaurant there for lunch, so we took off this morning in her new car to check it out. We saw this sign on a little accidental detour we took before she mentioned she had a Garmin - my shorthanded Google maps notes got us really turned around. I had to take a picture - it was the same on the other side too!

This is us in front of the restaurant where we ate - the waiter disappeared right when I was going to get a picture, so we just did it ourselves - thus the weird angle.

I loved the scrapbook store! When I first saw the door, I thought I was going to be disappointed - it looked kind of dinky. But inside, The Crafty Scrapper was HUGE. They had so much great stuff. I picked up some fun stuff I plan on using for tags, not to mention some actual embroidered canvas tags that are just gorgeous. I also found this Book Lovers set that I'd been keeping an eye out for - I just love it! So, so cute.

We parked next to this Smart Car when we stopped on the way home for cookies - I thought it was so clever.

Thursday, June 11, 2009


Inspired by how fun it was to make tags the other day, I've decided to issue a new kind of challenge - here's the deal:

Anyone who would like to join the challenge, leave a comment on this post with your email address. I'll contact you to get your mailing address and send you a packet.

The packet will include 2 tags (in case you mess up or don't like your first one, or just want to do two) and a small assortment of embellishments or other items to use in making your tag, or to get you inspired. You may decorate your tag however you'd like - stamping, drawing, painting, sewing, digiscrapping (print out and paste it on), writing... whatever gets your creative juices flowing. When you're done, send me a photo or scan of your tag and I'll post it here.

Tags will be due July 10.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Tags of Birthday Fancy

Playing a little tonight with new stamps and not-so-new glitter.

I stamped the birds in Versamark on top of PTI's Ripe Avocado and embossed them so they'd resist the distress ink, then sponged Ranger's Old Paper and Vintage Photo distress ink on top.

The chipboard "B" is covered in Ripe Avocado ink, then outlined with peridot german glass glitter. I love avocado and brown for a vintage look!

This one's a little more fun and bright - just my big flower from PTI's anniversary set stamped in Sweet Blush, Berry Sorbet, and Raspberry Fizz. The sentiment is from the same anniversary set.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Bad Blogger

Sorry I've been such a bad blogger - I really just haven't been stamping much lately. I've got a big, long-term project I've been working on in my free time, and I haven't really had much free time these days anyway. Now that choir concerts are over and we're heading in to summer hours at work, I should be getting some more time to work on stuff... I'll make an effort to post more then.