PTI Stamp-a-faire 2013

Hi all!  Long time, no blog!  It seems to be the norm lately!  However, I have a packed post for you tonight — yesterday I got together with my good friend, Michele, and we had some quality “mommy only” time, while taking part in the PaperTrey Ink Stamp-a-Faire festivities.

We weren’t able to start bright and early due to other commitments, so we opted for an early afternoon start.

Opening Ceremony and Bake & Take

Since we were starting in the afternoon, we were able to start off with a little different of nibbles — some cheese and prosciutto, accompanied by a beer & wine.  I love how my card turned out — a great masculine birthday card!

My color choices:
My sketch choice (flipped):
Tea Staining Technique

We chose to use Kool-Aid for staining our ribbon.  I had Grape, Strawberry & Orange on hand.  This was the result from the Grape — a really lovely aubergine color.  It was interesting to see how different textures of ribbon reacted differently and did or did not absorb the colors.

Rolled Dough Designs

This was a super fun technique!  I rolled my clay with the doily and then stamped the snowflake from Tiny Treats: Christmas in the center.  After allowing it to air dry, I hand cut it and punched a hole with the Crop-a-dile.  Good thing to note — the clay is fragile when pulling ribbon through.

Mixing Mists to Match
This is my favorite card of the day!  I sprayed white cardstock with the misters, overlapping only a bit in the middle.  Then I punched out three stars.  I popped them up on dimensionals and added a trail of Stickles.  A simple sentiment of make a wish from Mega Mixed Messages finished it off.

Closing Ceremony
Michele & I had a blast stamping together and learning new techniques.  It was some much needed “mommy only” time, which turned into a great family night for our families.  Hopefully, next year, I can complete more of the challenges.  

Challenge Submissions
PTI Stamp-a-faire 2013 Rolled Dough Designs
PTI Stamp-a-faire 2013 Tea Staining Techniques
PTI Stamp-a-faire 2013 Opening Ceremony & Bake & Take
PTI Stamp-a-faire 2013 Mixing Mists to Match
PTI Stamp-a-faire 2013 Closing Ceremony

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Oatmeal Canister Re-Do

Hi all!  Good grief, I cannot seem to get caught up on blogging!  I think part of the problem is it is quite low on my list of things that I want to do or have to do!  So, I’m going to try and keep this short.

Today I have a fun upcycling project.  I took an oatmeal canister and prettied it up to be a headband holder for my daughter.  Here’s your before shot.

And, here’s the after shot — so much more personality and so much prettier!

The canister is too big to use 12×12 papers.  I opted to use 6×6 papers from K & Company Sweet Nectar.  I started by placing one sheet in its entirety and went from there — it allowed for some fun shapes and cuts on the canister.  For the lid, I put another circle of paper on the top and wrapped the edge with ribbon.  Since the inside could be useful for holding some of the other random mess that she has floating around her room, I wanted there to be a “handle” of sorts.  I used a small wooden spool, wrapped it with ribbon and attached it to the lid.  On top of the spool is a pretty silk flower.  My daughter loves it and actually has some of her headbands on it!  Mission accomplished!

Challenge Submissions
Lady Anne’s Challenges — Anything Goes

Oatmeal Canister Re-do
Paper: K&Company Sweet Nectar
Other Stuff: wooden spool, ribbon, silk flower, oatmeal canister

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Emergency Chocolate Stash

Happy Monday all!  Yes, it is indeed a happy one!  My kids are both in school full days starting today!  Woohoo!  I love them dearly, but they need to be in school.  I can see the change already with just 3 half days in for my son.  They ease the kindergartners in with half days before starting full days.  He is loving it and my daughter is loving 2nd grade. I’m sure the homework will start this week, which should be interesting.  It is going to so weird for me to have almost 7 hours of time to do things and now be running to pick up children! I’m sure I won’t have any difficulty in filling that time!

I have a goal of walking each morning after dropping the kids off at school.  I managed to do so last Thursday and Friday, so I’m off to a good start. However, I still need my chocolate fix, so I have a stash on my desk.

I love the Ruby Chocolate images — I have many of the same sentiments as to chocolate and exercise.  LOL!  I upcycled a glass jar that had course salt in it and filled it with kisses.  It has a cork stopper that I added a “Emergency Chocolate Stash” label to it.  Very quick and simple, but it will fit in nicely on my desk — which if you read my blog regularly, you may see something a bit different.  I hope to have pictures of my new set up this week for you.

Challenge Submissions
Stamptacular Sunday — #180 Anything BUT a Card
Anything But a Card Challenge Blog — ABaC

Emergency Chocolate Stash
Stamps: Bugaboo Stamps Ruby Chocolate – Dirty Word
Paper: Gina K
Other Stuff: glass jar, punches, Nesties

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Heart Power

Hi all! Did you have a good weekend?  Ours was productive, which is always a good thing.  Not nearly enough craft room production though.  I know once school is back in session, that will change.  At least I hope it will!

Today I have an ABaC for you from Bugaboo.  If you have visited my blog often, you know that I am a HUGE Green Bay Packers fan.  I’m anxiously awaiting the start of the new football season in a few weeks and this year, I’ll be able to watch all of the games.  We just switched back to Direct TV with the NFL package and I’m super excited and happy about that.

I created my annual Packers schedule for the fridge.  This year, on our trip home, I was thrilled to find scrapbooking paper and stickers at the Packers Pro Shop.  The NFL doesn’t allow for anyone else to use official logos so the papers aren’t available in craft stores.  So I was very excited to get them.  My schedule this year features the Bugaboo Brat Sports – Football and a quote by Vince Lombardi.  It isn’t one of his more popular quotes, but I like the idea of heart power.

Once a man has made a commitment to a way of life, he puts the greatest strength in the world behind him.  It’s something we call heart power.  Once a man has made this commitment, nothing will stop him short of success.”

The football player has a Packers G from the sticker sheet on his Jersey.

It’s a quick and simple project!

Challenge Submissions
Craft Your Days Away — #52 Anything Goes

Heart Power
Stamps: Bugaboo Stamps Bugaboo Brats Sports – Football
Paper: Handsome Hunter, Harvest Gold, Neenah Solar White
Other Stuff: NFL Green Bay Packers stickers

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