Sunday, August 30, 2009


I've been waiting and waiting and waiting and waiting to receive my Flower Folds Big Shot die so I could cut some nested foldy flowers and make 3D stuff!

When I saw these little birdies, I squealed because I knew I could punch them out and fit them down inside the flowers.

For the inside flower I thought it would be fun to use print - my original idea was newsprint, but I don't subscribe to any newspapers so I turned to my old friends, the print design magazines I have scads of. I found a cool one with a black background and white text! So I used it for the background and the inside flower. Hard to see the glittery nest in the photo, but it's sparkly and fun.
Stamps: Into the Woods Ink: India, Crushed Curry Accessories: Stickles, Blender Pen, Dimensionals,
Flower Folds Die, Big Shot Cardstock: Crushed Curry, DSP, Magazines

I really love these little guys. This would make a fun and different "we've moved" card.

Have a great evening!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Three Candles

Someone on Twitter suggested three candles to me for my birthday dessert - Past, Present and Future. Besides cutting down on the fire hazard we all present as we get older, I thought it was really sweet.

For my guests at a little gathering last night, I decided to use the Past, Present and Future idea a little differently.

I thought your birthdays are a nice time to look at the map. See where you've been, find where you are, and plan where you're going.So, for favors - the maps signifying all those things.
I took an atlas I bought used for 50 cents and used my Sizzix Big Shot Fancy Favor die to cut bags. This is very quick - you can do two sheets at a time. Then just fold them up.

The tags are made from the latitude and longitude tables in the back of the atlas, which I could use for all sorts of things. I love them with their small, precise print. I hand cut the tags.

Enjoy the route :)

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

I Once Was..

I once was an article someone read. In Food and Wine. I was about a summer place in Kennebunkport. I just wasn't destined for the trash.

I was destined to go into a Sizzix clear circle die, then to be clear embossed with a tiny bird, then brayered , because my special, matte Food and Wine pages absorb ink so nicely.

I'm better than I was.
Cardstock: Dusty Durango, Sahara Sand, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP, Magazine Page| Stamps: Autumn Days, Berry Christmas|Accessories: Autumn Harvest Rub-on, Soft Suede Ribbon| Ink: Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango, Soft Suede, Basic Black |
All supplies Stampin' Up!

I am reanimated :)