Sunday, August 23, 2009
This card is for my sister. I thought the stamped sentiment inside was very appropriate for us. LOL She is going to hit me. :)
My challenge for you: get out some of your stamps and start creating!
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Next in my box was a set of templates so I can trace the correct sizes to make the brads (seriously, probably would not happen...LOL...too much work) and ALL THREE PUNCH SIZES! I am excited about this because so far Michaels only carries one size of the punch, which seems pointless to me. the punches work really smoothly and the cut out design actually would be a fun accent all on its own.
Last but not least was the attatchment to make the larger brads, one set of each side of brads and some SUPER cute pre punched and STICKY BACKED papers so I could just peel, stick and make the brad.
I watched the DVD (although the package directions were good) and made a brad immediately. It was very easy to do and I like the way it came out. I have heard some complaints about the paper being a bit wrinkly around the edges, but, honestly, I think it looks fine. I can't wait to put it to work on some projects! So if you are on the fence, I would say climb on over. It is a great tool. My only concern (and it is a small one) is that it will go the way of some other tools I have liked and I will end up with the tool and no way to get the brads for it eventually. But that is a risk with any tool, I guess. For now, I am going to stock up. LOL
Friday, August 7, 2009
Today I was inspired by 2 of her Finally Friday cards. Here is the first one and beneath it is mine (sorry for the wonky picture):
And here is the second one I worked on today (Kristina's first and then mine):
Wow! Her pics look so much nicer than mine. I wish I had better lighting, but it is a gloomy day today. Beware, she uses super cute product, you will will be running out to get whatever she is using. LOL (I am totally wanting the Sassafrass lass stamps she used in the above card.)
Here is a link to her 2 peas:
And here is you tube:
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
The background paper is usually not my style, but I really felt drawn to use it. I used LOTS of stickles, perfect pearls and my homeade glimmer mist. This was a very cut intensive and technique intensive layout for me. Felt nice to get my hands dirty. See what happens when my hubby and kids leave the house for a while? LOL