Thursday, June 5, 2008

Anyone out there?

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!


Dana said...

Too funny! I'm still here reading! I had NO idea they had stamps too! I'll have to check it out! That LO and onsie is great!

Mary K said...

Don't worry, we're still here! :-)

Great job on the scrapbook page. The sentiment is very fitting too.

Sherry Wright said...

Oh, your boys are getting so big.. great lo! And I'm in love with the baby set.. wtg!!

SmilynStef said...

That onesie is adorable.

Bunny B said...

Yup...still here :) Love that onesie... super cute!

Barefootstamper said...

What a beautiful job you did! I love the "beading" around the butterfly. Is that fabritac, or puff paint, or really beads? So pretty! You got a shout out over at Card of the You can check out the post at

Thanks for sharing your awesome work!

Katie Renz said...

The boys are very handsome - there's nothing like dress clothes to bring out the best in us all.