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Saturday, August 29, 2009

Faux Clouds Stamping Technique

What am I working on today?

Well you might say I have my head in the clouds!

FAUX CLOUDS, that is!

I'm prepping swaps for our annual local group's stamping convention. I can't show you the whole project yet as it is being prepped in stages (it's so cute!) What I CAN show you are my Faux Clouds (gosh I love all of the FAUX techniques out there!)

You can see my faux wood projects if you go HERE and HERE).

Aren't they pretty? Here's a close-up....

Can't you see this technique used for a summer time scrapbook page border with title, or even a complete background paper?

Supplies Needed:

  • a scallop circle punch (item #109043 $22.95)
  • a sponge, come in packs of 3 and I cut them up (item #101610 $4.95)
  • Tempting Turquoise classic ink (item #100814 $7.95)
  • whisper white card stock (item #106529 $9.95)

You can get all of the supplies listed by clicking here.

Hot Tip: The sponges come as a package of 3 large ROUNDS, see how I've cut mine into a wedge? They last FOREVER! Very good deal, and I really like how they apply and DON'T absorb the ink.

Technique: You might be able to see from the picture, that I lay down the scallop punched shape and drag/pounce ink over the template, onto the whisper white cardstock. Then move the punched scalloped circle template around, sponge/ink, move, sponge/ink, move...until the whole piece is covered. Leave some white space and then you can always go back and apply more ink.

Stay tuned, I'll show you the finished deal just as soon as I'm done!

No peeking Lori-Anne

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

For the Love of BLUE

Monday was a special day for a special lady. Lydia's great day started off with a big birthday bang! We secretly planned and schemed behind her back...she taught us all the previous week how to do a 'blog hop' and we used her own super powers against her. BWAHAHAHAHA. (evil laughter).

You all may know Lydia from and I have had the good fortune to meet with her on Twitter as a person with an amazing sense of humour, a big, kind and generous heart, a lover and guardian angel of furry pets and animals, a fellow stamper....and well darn it, she's just AS SWEET AS PIE. (and she loves bacon)
So if you don't know her, you will soon because even though I'm late and I couldn't participate in the blog hop formal, I'm going to link you up with the first stop on the Understand BLUE Birthday Blog Hop, right after this tribute to Lydia.

So, last week I made playdough with my small girl. From scratch. Am I a good mommy or what?

It was a cinch, and I become Mommy/Hero to a four year old. Good times.

She of course wanted BLUE (who wouldn't, we understand blue, blue is good, Lydia has shown us the way!)

So we made a variety of things....oh wait what's THIS:

A BLUE ACORN....ODD, how did that get here? We shouldn't just have these things hanging around, because if you have acorns you'll attract...

Squirrels....whoa....see how fast that happened? Well hello little blue guy.

I see you like this little blue acorn. Would you like to have it ? (what am I going to do with this squirrel? I've got to play playdough with my small girl and then get a birthday wish out to Lydia???)

No. NO....c'mere little dude, come no...don't go there, that's not for YOU.

OH NO. He's spied the Chocolate Espresso Bacon Cupcakes from the First Annual Twitter Bacon Blog Hop with Lydia and friends. Back away little Buddy! THAT CUPCAKE IS LYDIA'S! IT'S NOT EVEN FROSTED YET.

Oh dear, he's got a crazed bacon look in his eyes. His tail is twitching. What will he choose? BLUE ACORN or Bacon? (i know I's a hard choice!)

There he goes.....

Well there you have it. You can't resist anything with Bacon. Not even if you're a BLUE SQUIRREL!

Sorry Lydia, looks like this little guy had your cake and ate it too! But I hope your birthday was fan-freakin-tastic!

Now as promised, here is the first stop to Lydia's SURPRISE Understand Blue Birthday Blog Hop.

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