Marge keeps track of her punches using a couple of pieces of plastic. I knew I needed to do something similar to keep track of what I have but I didn't have the plastic to make my own punch template. I came up with my "Punch Ring". I had a small stash of badge holders I had bought for school but never used. I added 3x3 pieces of black card stock and you can see what I ended up with. I like it a lot because it is small enough to pop in my purse when I am heading to Michaels, Joanne's or AC Moore's.
I think I'm calling it quits on the SC124. I have a little work to do with the Christmas card but I really like the snowflake border and will work on the velum and stamped image. Something isn't quite right but it's getting there.
I bought some shrink film last Saturday in Pennsauken, NJ, at the SSAT (http://www.stampscraparttour.com/) show. Tonight was the first I've played with it and was pleased to see they have improved on the Shrinky Dinks of my youth. I was able to use my heat gun with this, which made it convenient. I'm thinking a couple of earring backs and I'll have a cute set of earrings. I'm going to try a few images from my printer to see how they turn out.
I think it is safe to say I have gone over the edge. I signed up for a You Tube account tonight because I wanted to be able to post a simple video clip of my waterfall card. Who knows what I'll post next.
It is still raining (my grass is in dire need of water so I'm not complaining) and I'm still stamping away. I made a second waterfall card that I am much happier with and then I started playing with a sketch challenge I need for Marge's September Stampin' Up class.
Marge is a Stampin' Up demonstrator who hosts an informal class in her home once a month. I've managed to make every class she has offered since April of 2006 with the exception of this July's (we were at Disney World). Not only do I enjoy learning new techniques but I love spending time with my paper crafting friends.
Back to the sketch challenge. Marge provided a simple sketch to each person at this month's class. The sketch is posted on www.spitcoaststamper.com. The challenge is to create a card following the sketch to be included in a swap in September. I continued on with the Halloween theme and completed the card posted here. It meets the criteria set out by the sketch but still needs a little work in the details, especially the web and spider. I really like the ribbon but need to make the spider "pop".
It is raining today, making it a perfect day to settle in an craft for the afternoon. I bought a cute set of stamps designed specifically for use in a flip card from Wendy Wyman of Repeat Impressions (www.repeatimpressions.com) at a stamp show in Pennsauken, NJ I was at yesterday. I adjusted the directions she provides on her website and added a few of the stamps I already had to create the background. The only thing I need to change is the length of the strip that creates the waterfall...it needs to be about a quarter of an inch longer.
This is one of my favorite pages I have done. The red paper had a leather texture to it and I found the subject mater adorable! I'm having a hard time believing he is six years old now and entering first grade in a few weeks.
I have been toying with the idea of a blog for awhile now and finally decided to take the plunge. I love to spend time scrapbooking and stamping in the quiet of my craft room or with the friends I have made along my paper crafting journey. I'll be posting some of my "creations" along the way as well as some of my favorite web sites and blogs.