Just realized I didn't do my usual "it's Sunday morning and I'm killing time until my people wake up" post … so I'll now do a "it's Sunday evening and I'm killing time until it's social acceptable to got to bed" post - *lol*
I got some much needed stamping time in this weekend. I had my class Friday night and got to meet some LOVELY ladies (and the sweetest little 6 year old!) who were staying with one of my stampin' gals - they are just a few of the 88,000 Fort McMurray refugees - thank God their house is still standing but they are displace for who-knows how long. My lovely friend, never having met them before, agreed to open her home to them. It was an honour to give these ladies a night out for a creative escape for a few hours. They had never stamped before … and they LOVED it! They were truly naturals and could tell they were instantly hooked!
I spent a few hours yesterday making up the "extras" I had cut. A rest way to spend a Saturday evening!
I didn't create anything you haven't already seen … but do have one last "old" project I wanted to share with you. These are what I popped in my customers' bags this month ….
Aren't they pretty?? I just LOVE how they turned out! I wanted (as usual) a quick, inexpensive little "something" to pop n the bags … 'cause (as usual) I wanted to make 25 of them. I had the idea of a quick and easy bookmark. Well, once I got started the EASY held but the "quick" .. well .. not so much! They did take a while to put together … but they were so worth it!
I started with the bookmark itself. I wanted something a little sturdier than regular card stock… and I never DID get around to buying our "heavy" card stock … so instead I grabbed the backing that comes in every pack of our beautiful designer series papers! I cut 6" x 2" strips (using our old guillotine style paper cutter) and then used the scalloped topper punch to scallop the top :) I then cut the same size strips out of the delicious AND RETIRING Bohemian DSP. The plan was to add some ribbon and stop there … but I couldn't do it! I tried stamping on the DSP … but it was either lost, or too busy … so I flipped it over and stamped the back.. Bam! Loved it! I played around a bit. I WANTED to use the matt (non-shiny) side as the ink would dry quickly … alas … look at the difference ..
For the swipe I used my beloved Perpetual Calendar set (have I convinced you yet to get this set??? I used it ALL THE TIME!!!!!)
And BAM! Hours later (ok - 2 days later lol) I was done! Yes, time consuming but it was SO therapeutic making these! I got to play with so many of my favourite toys .. and I loved them so much I even used one myself for my Disneyland book that I was reading on the plane. It made me smile every time I opened the book :)
So that's it for tonight. It's now 8:34 pm and time to go watch the Spring Baking Championship finale with my Little Leeshy Loo - THEN bed!
Thanks for popping in … hope you have a stampy week :)