I thought it was high time I shared a photo with you of my new babies!! At the start of September, my husband and I adopted two kittens from Little Paws Kitten Rescue. Shadow and Jaster are about 8 months old and getting bigger every day. They love helping in my craft room as well as playing in the paper and boxes that my orders come in. They have also overtaken my craft chair, so now I sit on the uncomfortable office chair and they have the one with a pillow. If I’m not watching, I lose the office chair as well!!!
Shadow (left) and Jaster - Brotherly love
At the Stampin’ Up! convention earlier this year, Shelli Gardner, the co-founder, demonstrated a really cute box using the cardboard circle from a box of glue dots. Well, there are 300 glue dots in a box, and it’s taken me until now to use them up!!
How cute is that!!
Now to find someone with an upcoming special birthday to give it too!! And put something special in it!!
Stamp Set: Tiny Tags
Paper: Mocha Morning DSP, Basic Black, Crumb Cake
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: 2 1/2″ circle punch, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Antique Brads, Hemp twine, Champagne Mist Shimmer paint, Jewelry tag punch
I thought I’d have a play with one of my favourite stamp sets, Just Believe. I had a look around Splitcoaststampers and found this lovely card which I cased. I was really trying to not use my Big Shot (cos I was too lazy to get it out!!) but it really needed the butterflies. I tend to use my Big Shot on every card so maybe I’ll try not to use it on the next one. (I did say try!!)
Stamp Set: Just Believe
Paper: In Colour DSP pattern pack, Blushing Bride, Whisper White
Ink: Blushing Bride, Versamark
Accessories: Big Shot, Beautiful wings embosslit, Scallop trim corner punch, scallop trim punch, Modern label punch, pearls, Champagne Mist shimmer paint
I had a few days off last week, so I’ve been planning a few workshops and projects for stamp club. Of course, for the sake of research, you’ve got to play around, so thanks to Paper Crafter’s Library“>Paper Crafter’s Library, I’ve been trying out a Three Fold Card. Not has hard as it looks but I did have some trouble tying the bow!!
And here’s the inside.
Stamp Set: Well Scripted, Artistic Etchings
Paper: Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla, Elegant Soiree DSP
Ink: Baja Breeze
Accessories: Big Shot, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Fancy Flower Punch, basic rhinestones, Champagne Mist shimmer paint, Very Vanilla grosgrain ribbon
I liked it so much that I tried a different one. Because I had some much trouble tying the bow, I thought I would try using brads to hold the front closed. I’m happy with the result!!
Stamp Set: Artistic Etchings
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Newsprint DSP
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black
Accessories: Fancy Flower punch, Antique Brads, Hemp Twine