Sunday, December 30, 2007

A Sweet Little Chatterbox

Here is the Sweetchips dress by Crafty Secrets that I made for my other great-niece (disclaimer- the title "great-aunt" makes me sound much older than I really am.) This one I paired up with Chatterbox PP which I thought was perfect for a sweet little dress. It is impossible to see but I paper pierced a little flower pattern on the collar and the pocket. The rick rack is some that I had in my stash and the little "applique" flowers came from a longer strand of "ribbon" from MM Dyeable Ribbons. I colored the centers of those little fabric flowers with a Copic marker to coordinate with the colors in the PP. The tiny little buttons are from my stash and being the detailed- oriented fool that I am, there are threads through those tiny holes. When I cover any chipboard with PP, I love to use my Basic Gray Precision File Kit to smooth the edges of the paper. I feel like it gives it a more finished appearance.

Here is a peak of the inside of the dress. The photo is from Baby Sidney's Baptism (aren't they sweet when they are sleeping- lol)! I cropped the picture with a oval punch then matted it with a scalloped oval punch. The little monogram was made with PTI's Borders and Corners Monogram Edition and Trajan Monogram. I then punched them out with SU's 1-3/8" circle punch and matted it with the Scalloped Circle Punch. The flowers are felt from Prima and their centers a Bazzill brads. All ribbon including the little green leaf vine in the bottom right corner is May Arts. The verse is from a Crafty Secrets Sticker sheet and the ribbon border was simply stapled then folded in little "pleats" using glue dots to hold each loop. Well, my dad is coming for a visit tomorrow (actually today) to help DH lay laminent in little Rachel's room so I'd better say good-night in case they need my help -lol! It's ALWAYS a Stampin' Good Time! Take care!

Friday, December 28, 2007

Sweet Chips= Sweet Gift

This is the first of 2 altered Sweet Chips dresses that I made for my great-nieces. Aside from the toy gifts that we gave them I wanted each of them to have something homemade and special for their first Christmas. These little chipboard dressed by Crafty Secrets are so sweet (hence, the name) and are a very easy project to pull together. Although I didn't have a specific dress from my childhood or my DDs closet to copy, I did keep the elements often used in little girls' dresses in mind. The papers used are PPs from MME with coordinating Bazzill CS. While I had a little difficulty matching the red with one of SU's and I ended up using Palette Moulin Rouge, SU Bordering Blue went perfectly with the blue-gray shades of the PP. The little lady bugs are from PTI Little Lady. 2 stepped stamped, heat embossed with clear EP, then cut out and adhered to the dress. It is difficult to see but I free-handed some faux stitching at the hem of the dress to make the lady bug appear to be in flight. The rick rack on the pocket was originally white but I colored it with my Stampin' Write Bordering Blue marker to make it "work." Oh, I almost forgot the adorable little vintage hanger is from Crafty Secrets, too. I think it just makes this project!

The dress opens up so that you can continue to alter it from the inside! On the package it even explains how to make it into a mini album, but my time resources were runnin' slim by this point and I decided to KISS (keep it simple stamper.) The little monogram is a PTI combination using Borders & Corners Monogram Edition and Trajan Monogram- this is such an awesome font! The flowers are Prima with Bazzill Brad centers and the rickrack border is May Arts. The quote and ladybug charms are from my stash and I have NO idea who makes them! Such fun projects that were MUCH appreciated by the little girls' mommies! I will share the 2nd dress in my next post. Well, it is a rainy stormy Friday here in Rocket City. DH is at the walk-in clinic for a bad cold that just will not go away and I'm chasing youngest DD around with a tissue constantly (she starts antibiotics today in preparation for her ear tubes week after next.) I'm ready for my family to be well. It's ALWAYS a Stampin' Good Time. Take care!

Lady Bug dress recipe:
Stamps: PTI- Little Lady, Trajan Monogram, Borders and Corners Monogram edition
Paper: PP- MME, Bazzill CS
Ink: Bordering Blue, Ruby Red, Stampin' Write Marker in Bordering Blue
Accessories: Clear EP, rickrack, Crafty Secrets Sweet Chips, Bazzill brads, Prima flowers, circle punch, scalloped circle punch, ladybug charms from stash

Thursday, December 27, 2007


Just a quick post to introduce everyone to my dear friend Dianne's new blog "Art by Hart." Dianne is a Certified One Stroke Painting Instructor that takes this technique truly to the next level. You will, also, find some watercolors which is a new undertaking but she took to like a duck to water (no pun intended, well... maybe), as well as, rambling regarding her many pets and family stories. Dianne is, also, a paper crafter and has combined her 2 talents by adding One Stroke designs to scrapbook pages that has become a popular class at a lss. I am so proud to share her talents will all my blogging friends!

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Teachers' Treat Bags

Since these have been delivered to their recipients, I felt I could now share them on my blog. These are the goodie bags that I made for my DDs teachers (primary teacher, her assistant and speech teacher) to go along with their gifts. The bags and images are all PTI (Holiday Treats), as well as, the white Stampers Select CS. The ink is Palette Bordeaux and Landscape. The matting and ribbon are Purely Pomegranate. These were oh so simple to make and they were much appreciated. I have to apologize for the photo. As usual, these were being made at the last minute and I barely had time to snap a quick photo. Unfortunately, after I shot the pic, I left the camera laying on my craft table and didn't have it for the Christmas program at school! Totally BUMMED! The kids were so... cute and I was so proud of Rachel. She did just what she was suppose to do although she didn't sing very loudly. She sings all the time around the house but if she realizes anyone is listening she will become embarrassed and stop. Since I don't have a photo of her during her program, I thought I would share one with some "bling" she received for her birthday. She actually wore this ensemble (necklace, bracelet, ring and clip-on earrings) the entire evening!She is definitely a Girly Girl! I hope to have time to post some more Christmas projects tomorrow although being the Saturday before Christmas I will be pretty busy! One thing that I am doing for ME tomorrow is attending a 5 hour crop at my lss with some good friends- yea!!! It's ALWAYS a Stampin' Good Time! Take care!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007


I'm not feeling too well tonight so just a quick post. This is my offering for the Cat's Pajamas ATC SWAP hostessed by Tracy Clemente. This was a pretty simple design in comparison to alot of my projects but I liked the clean look of it. My Cuttlebug was put to good use for this with the snowflake embossed background and the little die cut chipboard snowflake covered in a matching die cut Soft Sky snowflake. The vibrant red and light blue are one of my all time favorite color combos! The "ice" is Stardust stickles and the soft blue polka dotted ribbon is May Arts. Hope everyone's holiday preparations are going well! I'll have to share about Rachel's Christmas program at school soon. It's ALWAYS a Stampin' Good Time! Take care!

Here is the whole family of Polar Bears!

My First Bella Card

I received my first order of actual Bella Stamping "Bella" stamps. I owned a couple of stamps from the company but not any official Bellas. Don't get me wrong I had admired many beautiful Bella creations but was not ready to start "collecting" another line of stamps. The weekend of the 8th (following the Bella Ball) Em had a "free shipping" offer that pushed me over the edge (I'm a sucker for free shipping.) All along Bella had reminded me oh so much of my youngest sister Lee. Not only does Lee act like a Bella, she looks like Bella (figure, hair, smile- she has it all)! When I showed my new order to my 10-year-old DD she said "That looks like Aunt Lee!" Need I say more! Anyway, I started out with stamping Bella in Palette Noir on PTI's wonderful white CS. Next, I cut the image out and embossed it with rectangle Nestablities. I used a Zig fine felt tip pen to "ground" her, then I began coloring her in using Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol. The color inspiration came from these 2 fabulous PP from K & Co. Next, Bella needed to sparkle so I added CE to her boots, and Stardust and Tutti Frutti Stickles to her shopping bags and headband. I cut a scalloped mat out of Opal Opulence CS and attached it to the card base. The ribbon is a combination of some I had in my stash. She is much more sparkly than the photo allows. In fact, I cropped her in PS for a more up close shot and it would not download here or on to me SCS gallery. Not sure what is going on there! Well, I hope my sister likes her card. It was nice to take a break from making Christmas themed projects. Never fear though, they are still going on in the background and I hope to share them with you little by little. It's ALWAYS a Stampin' Good Time! Take care!

Savvyshoppella recipe:
Stamps: Savvyshoppabella
Paper: Orchid Opulence, PTI white CS, PP- K & Co.
Ink: Palette Noir
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, various ribbons from stash, Zig fine tipped marker, Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, Stickles, CE

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

My First ATC's

Guess I've been living under a rock, but until recently I had never made an ATC! In all actuality, between my scrapbook layouts, my cards, altered items etc. I was simply afraid that I would love these too and add, yet, another item to my list! Well, I received an e-mail stating that Tracy Clemente at Eat, Sleep, Stamp was hostessing an ATC SWAP featuring The Cat's Pajamas stamps and since I love TCP stamps, I decided to check it out. In reality, Tracy was hostessing several SWAPS each featuring a different line of stamps. I was so... excited to see Elzybells included that I signed up for 2 SWAPS- Elzybells and, of course, The Cat's Pajamas. What a fun experience this was! Will I sit down and make these cute little cards "just because"? Probably not, although I do see making them into an element on a card or layout. Will I participate in another ATC SWAP? Most definitely! The cards I received were top notch and definitely are inspiration for future projects!

My first ATC features my fav. Elzybells stamps. Girls with Tree was the first one I purchased because having 2 DD, I love everything featuring 2 girls! I started by stamping the image with Adirondack Pitch Black on to PTI White CS then colored the image with Copic markers. Once I finished coloring, I sprayed Glimmer Mist Snowflake in the air and waved them through it a couple of times. I have found by doing this you do not get "glops" of the liquid on your project. Next, I added Liquid Applique to the ground for snow and to the trim on the hat and coat. I then took Pretty in Pink CS and cut out an oval using my Cuttlebug and Nestabilities. The little snowflake image on the PiP CS is from PTI Holiday Treats which I stamped with Versamark then heat embossed with Hologram EP. I tied a tiny little piece of ribbon around the framed image and adhered it to a piece of Old Olive CS. Finally, I made the little Christmas tree light bulbs with my Quickutz out of Old Olive, Certainly Celery and Purely Pomegranate CS and colored the ends with a bit of gold Zig Painty pen. I will save my The Cat's Pajamas ATC for my next post. I need to get some rest. Rachel has to go to the ENT in the morning for chronic ear infections (we've already had tubes once.) It's ALWAYS a Stampin' Good Time! Take care!

Recipe for Elybells ATC:
Stamps: Elzybells Girls with Tree, PTI -Holiday Treats (snowflake)
Paper: Old Olive, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, Purely Pomegranate, PTI white CS
Ink: Adirondack Pitch Black, Versamark
Accessories: Hologram EP, Nestabilities, Cuttlebug, Copic markers, Liquid Applique, Quickutz, Zig Painty marker, ribbon

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Okay, Technical I'm Not...

I have been so envious of all the beautiful blog banners out there and here my poor blog was NAKED. I had been shopping around, looking in to different blog banner designers and let me tell you, there are some really talented folks out there. Decisions, decisions- who to use, how much money to spend, the actually design itself... Well, lately I have had to do some self re-evaluating. Namely how do I organize my time and what are my priorities. My blog is just for FUN (isn't that what draws us all into the wonderful world of paper crafts?). While I would love to be able to say that I have been published (still working on that) or have a couple of design teams to my name (other than my lss), I realize that with all of the wonderful, talented, and creative folks out there, we can't all achieve these goals. That being said, I decided that it would be FUN to attempt something new. So, yes, Mrs. Technically Inept decided to give digital scrapbooking a try starting with my own blog banner. And, yes, I did accomplish the 2 things I set out to do- create a color banner that suits my personality (notice the little birds for those that know me) and to have fun learning a new skill. Is it unique to me? No. Anyone that wants to spend a couple of bucks at The Shabby Shoppe and a little time reading instructions can "create" a banner just like mine. But I like it because I know what hurdles I jumped to figure this sucker out (even computer geek rocket scientist husband was impressed.) Anyway, enough of that chat and on to today's project. With Christmas just around the corner (oh my goodness) I decided to share a little ornament that I did a while back when my computer was sick. I started with an oval paper mache ornament that cost about $1.00 at Michael's and covered it with the new MME Christmas PP. I used my Basic Gray Precision File Kit to file the edges so the sides and front had a nice finished look. Next, I punched out an oval of Glorious Green CS and sponged the edges with Chocolate Chip Classic Ink. Then I paper pieced the wonderful Santa from PTI's Believe using coordinating MME PPs. I added Liquid Applique to his beard and hat and some Cinnamon Stickles to the trim on his rob and hat. Finally, I topped it off with a beautiful piece of green May Arts ribbon (I can't seem to complete a project without ribbon- teeheehee.) Thanks for listen to me ramble on about my new banner. Please remember to take time for yourself this holiday season- you are so... worth it. It's ALWAYS a Stampin' Good Time! Take care!

Santa Ornament Recipe:
Stamps: PTI- Believe
Paper: Glorious Green, Shimmer White, PP- MME
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Palette Burnt Umber, Versamarker, Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write Marker
Accessories: Oval paper mache ornament, Basic Gray Precision file kit, Hero Arts rhinestones, Stampin' Dimensionals, White Liquid Applique, Cinnamon Stickles, Dazzling Diamonds, Sakura Quickie Glue pen, May Arts ribbon

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Merry & Bright Ways to Use It Challenge

Can things get anymore hectic? Well, we all know the answer to that but it truly exceeds my imagination at this point! Still working frantically on Christmas projects- sure that not all of them will be completed and trying to prioritize! Do I have time to make a card today? No! Could I resist the Ways to Use It Challenge over on SCS? No, again! When I bought this Collage Merry & Bright stamp by Hero Arts, I had a monochromatic card in mind. Mind you, I had never made a monochromatic card but I so admire them when others post them on their blogs or SCS galleries. So when I saw today's challenge to make one, I had to play. The makin's of this card are pretty straight forward. It's difficult to see but there are tiny pink rhinestones among the swirls on the main image and a larger pink rhinestone in the center of the snowflake brad. The Cuttlebug Swirls have been "sparkled up" with a paint brush and some Stickles. Well, oldest DD is painting a Nativity Scene and seems to need some help so off I go. It's ALWAYS a Stampin' Good Time! Take care!

Recipe for Monochromatic Card:
Stamps: Print Pattern, Hero Arts Collage Merry & Bright
Paper: Whisper White, Purely Pomegranate
Ink: Purely Pomegranate
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Swirl Embossing Folder, Stickles, snowflake brad (Hobby Lobby), Purely Pomegranate satin ribbon, Heidi Swapp rhinestone, A Muse rhinestones

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Sweet Miss Daisy meets Jacksonbelle

Whew! The holidays are leaving no time for stamping for fun which was something I desperately needed today. It just so happens that 2 ladies I greatly admire in the stamping world offered up some awesome challenges this week so I took a much needed minute to PLAY. With time being so very precious, I decided to combine the 2 challenges on to 1 card. This sketch is from Anna Wight aka Sweet Miss Daisy. Kind of went "outside the box" with this one and used an oval for the main image instead of the sketched rectangle. Next, I used Daisy D's PP from Lindsey Botkin's (aka Jacksonbelle) Product Spotlight from her Member Company Forum. The stamp is one I purchased the other day at a lss, The Rubber Stamp Lady, by Eat Cake Graphics. So often the little girl images by this company have the frizzy, fly away (no pun intended) hair that matches my DD, Rachel! Of course, I have a soft spot for those! I covered the snowflake with Baby Blue Stickles and added some silver Zig Painty doodling, some silver Encore distressing and some retired SU Silver cording to give this card the Christmas sparkle I love! Unfortunately, the photo does not do the shimmer justice! Well, off to work on Christmas projects I hope to share with you soon! It's ALWAYS a Stampin' Good Time! Take care!

Recipe for Snowflake Girl card:

Stamps: Eat Cake Graphics, sentiment PTI Holiday Treats
Paper: Real Red, Garden Green, PTI white CS, PP- Daisy D's
Ink: Palette Noir, Encore Silver
Accessories: Zig Painty Pen, Baby Blue Stickles, Coluzzle, oval punches, Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, silver cord, Stampin' Dimensionals

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Happy Birthday, Rachel!!!!

This weekend was so busy with my youngest DD turning 4 on Sunday and her Backyardigans birthday party with 6 of her little friends on Saturday. The December meeting of our SU technique club was Sunday afternoon and we had a yummy cookie swap as part of the festivities. To top it all off, my DMIL & DFIL were in for the birthday and we traditionally have the girls' pictures made with Santa while their grandparents visit so that made a trip to the mall and dinner out on Sunday. It was a marvelous weekend, but boy did I ever crash on Sunday night. Last night older DD spent the night with a friend that, also, homeschools (we will have to play catch up tomorrow with lessons) and younger DD went to pre-school. That meant I had to entire morning to myself. Wasn't sure exactly how to act- turned, and out of habit, looked for the kids a couple of times. I actually got some last minute Christmas shopping done AND got to go to a lss a browse at my leisure!! I guess I should have been home making some Christmas gifts that I have plans for BUT I can do those while the girls sleep! So instead, I thought I'd share a card I made a little while back using Flourishes stamps and Cosmo Cricket Wonderland 8 x 8 paper. This card is pretty straight forward. One interesting detail is the photo corners. Do they look familiar. They are actually the tops of the Christmas tree from this Flourish Christmas set embossed in gold. Not the best picture in the world. I have requested one of the fold-up photo cubes for Christmas. A new camera would be nice but I'm currently using the "big" Christmas gift to make this post- lol! It's ALWAYS a Stampin' Good Time! Take care!

Stamps: Flourished Christmas
Paper: Cosmo Cricket- Wonderland, Gold embossed paper (unk), Vellum, Brushed Gold CS
Ink: Versamark, Close to Cocoa Craft ink, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Gold EP, Clear EP, sponge, May Arts ribbon, Circle punches, Stampin' Dimensionals, Creative Imagination velvet brads

Friday, December 7, 2007

And the winner is ...

Meg!!!! Who said: "Congrats on your 5000th post! I Love to browse through the blogs for all the awesome ideas. There are some very creative people out there and boy, do they give me inspiration. You are so very creative and I love your ideas...I am so glad you are back online! Chat with you soon! Meg" Thanks for the sweet comment, Meg! I'll get your blog candy out to you early next week! Thanks to all who left a comment. Comments were a bit slow on this one but I'm crediting to the fact that I've been out of touch so much due to my computer and the fact that everyone is so very busy.Today I am going to leave you with a quick post before taking my DD to preschool. This is a simple card using my beloved Hero Arts Christmas Doves. All PP is Chatterbox which I love to use with paper piecing. The wings on the birds are stamped and pieced, as well as, the little ornaments which have a layer of CE on them to give them texture and shine. It's ALWAYS a Stampin' Good Time! Take care!

Recipe for HA Doves card:
Stamps: Hero Arts Christmas Doves, PTI Believe sentiment
Paper: Old Olive, PTI white CS, PP Chatterbox
Ink: Old Olive, Palette Moulon Rouge, Ruby Red and Old Olive Stampin' Write markers
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Embossing Folder, ribbon from stash, Copic Spica gold pen, CE
Techniques: Paper Piecing

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Celebrate with Elzybell

Sorry, I'm so late with this post! It's been an ultra busy day. The first time that I saw Elzybell, I feel in love with her right away! Not only is she so... cute but having 2 DDs, I have a tendency to be partial to girl images- teeheehee! Here I decided to combine 2 Elzybell stamps to make a little tree trimming scene (this idea was completely inspired by this card on the Elzybell blog) and pair them up with Basic Gray PP. The ornaments were cut from the PP then used the Cracked Glass technique to give them the look of the glass antique ornaments that I love so much.

Well, now to help me celebrate my return to blogging (yea! new computer) and my over 5000 hits, I would like to offer up some yummy goodies! I didn't have time to take a pic of the stash but I will do that tomorrow. It does include such things as Sweet Chips Chipboard Little Folding House by Crafty Secrets (this is too cute), May Arts ribbon, Heidi Swapp distressing tool, a journal to alter and some really cool epoxy stickers to name a few things. How do you win these goodies! The winner will be randomly selected from all that leave a comment on this post between now and Thursday evening around 10pm EST (ie after Beth's kids are in bed.) If you would like, please share with me why you blog or like to check out the blogs. I guess my favorite things about blogs would have to include the friendships I have made and all the awesome inspiration (both creative and emotional) that is out there in Blog World. It's ALWAYS a Stampin' Good Time. Take care!

Elzies Trim the Tree recipe:
Stamps: Elzybells Deck the Halls, Snowflake Seranade-PTI, A-Muse sentiment
Paper: Orchid Opulence, Shimmer White, PP- Basic Gray Dasher
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Palette Noir, Versamark, Old Olivec
Accessories: sponge, UTEP clear, silver cord, Stampin' Dimensionals, Copic markers, Copic Spica glitter pen, Word Window punch, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, self-adhesive pearl,retired SU corner punch

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Here's a Pinch... grow an inch- an "inchie" that is! When I saw Judith Mara's article "Invasion of the Inchies" in this winter's edition of Paper Creations," last month I had to give them a try! I felt that PTI images would be just the thing for these little creations. So I made 3 of them combining Text Box with Basic Gray Stella Ruby and was instantly thrilled with how quick they came together. My mother's birthday was last month so I decided to use them on her card. I have been so busy with other projects (no time for "me" stamping) that was the last opportunity that I had to play with them. Well, imagine how excited I was when I saw some really talented paper crafters were recognized on Ellen Hutson's blog (Debbie Olsen, Cindy Lyles , Sharon Harnist , Michelle Wooderson, Trudee Sauer ) featuring "inchies" and their wonderful ideas to use them. Who knows, you may see some of these little 1" x 1" squares inching their way on to my Christmas cards-lol. I had this card completed when my almost 4-year-old DD decided to add her own touch to the bottom right hand corner with my Signo Gel pen. My first thought was to tear the panel with the "inchies" off and redo the card base (Sage Shadow tone on tone using Linen BG stamp.) Instead, I felt that the mark actually looked a bit like a stitch so I took a leaf pattern from my Bassill stitch templates and used my Bassill paper piercer (I'm liking this new paper piercer better than my old MM ones- it has a fat, wooden handle that is easy to grip and comes with reusable carrying case) to create the faux stitched leaves. Wasn't sure what I thought of it at first but it is starting to grow on me. Well, I'm going to go grab a nap before I have to go to work this evening. Remember to stop by tomorrow for the announcement of some treats. It's ALWAYS a Stampin' Good Time! Take care!

Recipe for PTI Inchie:
Stamps: PTI- Text Box, Paper Trey, Linen BG
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Sage Shadow, Handsome Hunter, PTI white CS, PP- Basic Gray Stella Ruby
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Sage Shadow, Regal Rose
Accessories: adhesive pearls, Copic Markers, rose ribbon, Bassill stitching template, paper piercer, Signo white gel pen
Techniques: paper piercing

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Back in Bloggin' Business!!!!

Yes, it's ME!! Contrary to popular belief I didn't fall of the face of the earth nor have I become a groupie stalking the homes of some of my favorite stampers. I have, in fact, been waiting patiently for DH to finish building our new computer and here it is... It works wonderfully and is oh, so FAST. I noticed while I was gone, so many folks continued to stop by and check on my blog that I have moved past 5000 visits. I want to wish everyone a great big thanks for stopping by! To show my appreciation and to celebrate my own little milestones, I will be offering some most yummie blog goodies this coming Monday so be sure to stop by. While I've been away I have been quite busy and have so much to share with y'all! I decided as my first post back I would have to show you the name frame that I made as a gift for my Great-Niece's baptism (yes, I know you are thinking-"She's much too young to be a GREAT aunt.") Anyway, this is a little name frame that I put together for her. This is one of my favorite personalized altered gifts to make. They are truly personalized yet not too difficult or time consuming (and time gets more precious each day) to make. Just a few details about this. First, the stamp set featured is SU Garden Whimsy. I'm so glad this set didn't retire! I have found so many versatile uses for it from cards to scrapbook pages to home decor items such as this. The butterflies on the top of the paper were first stamped with classic ink pads, then I stamped then again with Versamark on vellum and heat embossed with clear EP. I then cut the embossed images out and adhered them with a tiny amount of Sakura Quikie glue pen applied only to there bodies. It's hard to see in the photo but if gives the wing a 3-D look. Do you see the tiny little ladybug charm hanging from the "K." I made that myself by stamping the ladybug from the stamp set in black Stazon on shrink plastic, punched it out with the Scalloped Circle punch, then punched a hole in the top with a standard hole punch. Finally, I stuck that baby in the oven for a couple of minutes, let it cool, added a silver ring and Voila! a coordinating charm! Has SU ever carried shrink plastic? I think it is too neat! Well, that's all I have for this post but please remember to stop by Monday (I have to work Sunday at the ER) to see how we are going to Celebrate! It's ALWAYS a Stampin' Good Time! Take care!

Recipe for Name Frame:
Stamps: Garden Whimsy, Big Deal Alphabet
Paper: Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, PP Cutie Pie, Vellum
Ink: So Saffron, Bashful Blue, Rose Red, Certainly Celery, black Stazon, Stampin' Write markers Rose Red, Certainly Celery
Accessories: Chipboard "K"- unk, Magic Maters, Blue Gingham ribbon, Fairy Tale Ribbon Originals, shrink plastic, Scallop Circle punch, standard office punch, silver brads, Circle Rhinestones in Ice, spiral clip- unk., Clear EP, Stampin' Dimensionals
Techniques: Heat Embossing