I think these are so cute! I joined a secret sister swap for Easter and I'm about to send this clothespin out to my secret sister! They are really so great for posting a photo for all to see! The ha ha ha is chipboard. The patterned paper is something I picked up from Michael's. If you haven't signed up for my clip art class, you may want to consider trying it out! We are going to be making this adorable clothespin (not the same style), and an altered binder clip along with an altered clip board! Also, there is a link below and to the right, if you subscribe, you'll receive updates to my blog via e-mail. Thanks for taking a peek and please leave a comment or two!
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
I was on an easy streak last week. This is another card that my stamp club made. By the way, the reason I was on easy streak was not because I wanted to get rid of the girls so quickly, well that was part of it...I was trying to finish catching up on some desperately needed sleep, not to mention assignments for school. Yes I used another Sale-A-Bration set, Birthday Whimsy. The dots are from the Polka Dot Background stamp and the patterned paper is from Stampin Up's Cutie Pie paper. Enjoy!
Here is a card that my stamp club made last week. I love the Ginger Blossom papers from Stampin Up! This card is really easy to make and took us no time at all. The happy birthday stamp is from the So Many Scallops Sale-A-Brations set. If you happen to need a quick project, this may be the one for you!
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
This is the second project I'll be offering for my stamp camp. It is an altered binder clip....yes it will hold a photo. Granted the clip doesn't match the photo, but I had to use something and this was the only photo I had on hand. This idea comes from a fellow demonstrator...thanks Cheryl. I had seen the idea before, but I never really cared for it when I saw photos. I then had the opportunity to make one! It was love at first sight from that point! Very cute project! Stay tuned!
Sunday, March 9, 2008
Finally!!!! Sorry it took so long for me to post again. I made this jumbo clothespin and when I went to take a picture, my batteries had died. I just bought some new ones today! Just a little tip; if you have a digital camera and go through batteries like crazy (which is what I was going through) you should try the Lithium batteries by Energizer. They work like a dream. They last 7 times longer than normal batteries, they really are amazing! Now, about this project, I painted the clothespin with blush color paint. I then used a coat of Mod Podge to adhere the patterned paper and then put on another coat to give it a nice sheen. I dragged out my die cut machine and cut the letters from cork and did the same for the card stock to cover the letters. I used Crystal Effects (Stampin Up) to adhere the letters. Once everything was dry I tied the ribbon and voila...an altered clothespin. Joe is my son's name, I've been using it to display his picture! Another tip, if you decide to take on a project like this, it is more convenient to take the clothespin apart before you start. For those of you who don't have a clue, I'll be offering a class soon, to make this project. On another note, I just finished reading a really good book a few days ago. If you have ever seen the movie, The Count of Monte Cristo and loved it, well then you'll love this book! It is called Exact Revenge by Tim Green. It is a couple of years old (2005), but I needed something to read and came across this book. It was a great read. If you haven't seen the movie, The Count of Monte Cristo, you should watch that too! Now that I have enough batteries to last me a while, I'll continue to post more soon! As my sons would say...Peace!