I think my little impromptu sabbatical may have left this place an echo chamber, but just in case anyone is still around (lol) I wanted to share a couple of things with you.
I started paper crafting in 2002, when the Beav went to kindergarten half days. I really started scrapping & stamping within weeks of each other, but in all honesty, I started the scrapping part first. I don't scrap nearly as much these days, but am grateful for my work with Spellbinders having me create a layout each month. This one is what I did last month, featuring Wally and the Beav.
Remember all those bar mitzvah invitations I did? Well this is when we were heading off to the big event. I couldn't get over how big they looked, and it really felt like I was looking at a foreshadow of the men they will become. There are a few different dies on here, including Classic Circle Nestabilities, Symbology I, and Julius alphabet (love this font!). You might also notice the stamped background; that was done with Spellbinders Watchfaces stamps. (Did you know that Spellbinders has stamps to match some of their dies? It's so cool! It gives such a great layered look.)
I wanted to show you this one, as well, since it utilizes Spellbinders stamps, too. I love how this turned out! It's a little tough to tell from the picture, but the butterfly is really a faux applique; first I cut the butterfly from fabric using this die set. Then, using the matching stamp and Palette Ink, I stamped it. After it was dry, I adhered it with Beacon Fabri-Tac (omg, do I love that stuff!). The tag was created with Julius alpha again (told you that I liked it - don't say you weren't warned!) and a heart Nestability. Really, in the grand scheme of things, a quick & easy project!
You might remember from this post that I was having fun with shrink plastic and fun foam. Well, my fellow Buffalo gal, Lisa, asked if I could show you what I was talking about, so I will be back tomorrow with a closer look at it!
In the meantime, be well!