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Sunday, August 19, 2012

Not a Square...

Little Darlings Rubber Stamps

Hello Everyone!  Today it is my turn to try to inspire you with something from Little Darlings Rubber Stamps.  The theme this month is 'Anything but a Square', so I've opted to go for something round...a lampshade!!! I made this lampshade for CHA. I was inspired by something that I had seen a while back and thought it would be a great addition to the CHA booth.

To begin, I purchased an inexpensive lamp at a local hardware store. I then made a trip to the fabric store and found some fabric remnants that were further discounted by 50% and the colors and prints were perfect. The lampshade was originally just white paper, but I hot glued the fabric to it. I trimmed the edges with some ruffles that I made from torn strips of the coordinating fabric. They are hot glued as well.

That was as far as I had gotten when Mindy arrived at my house just days before we were to depart for CHA. I told her that I didn't have time to finish it and she jumped right in and saved the day. There was no way she was going to let us go to CHA without that lamp! I stamped the images on fabric and she colored them all in for me....in record time too! Thank you Mindy!!!!! While she did that, I tore some fabric strips and made rolled flowers from them. What a gluey mess that was! The stems are pipe cleaners...again, hot glued to the shade, as are the rolled flowers. Lastly, the images were temporarily applied with doublesided tape. They can be easily removed so I can change the images whenever I want :-)

I used 3 fun Little Darlings stamps:

They are all perfect for a girl's room. What girl doesn't love to jump rope, swing a hula hoop and want to be a chearleader???

Here are some pics of the project. I apologize for the quality of the pics. The lamp was too large for my photo tent and the natural light was making the pics far too yellow today. So I did the best I could.

This image is Jump.

This image is Go Girl Go!

This image is Go Team Go!

That's it from me today! I hope I have inspired you in some way :-)

Hugs to you my friends!



Saturday, August 4, 2012

Charlie Tango...hehehe...

Hey Everyone!!!  As you can see from the title of this post...I'm reading 'the books' too :-)  Believe it or not, I'm mostly interested in finding out what the heck happened to Mr. Grey when he was a kid!  Don't tell me though...I want to find out on my own.  I'm not that person who reads the last chapter of the book first.  I enjoy the 'not knowing'...the anticipation of what will happen next.  It's the only thing that keeps me reading!

As this post is going up, I have a group of ladies arriving at my house for our monthly card class.  I couldn't hold the class in July because of CHA, so it's been a couple of months since I've seen everyone and I'm really looking forward to it.  The classes run about 3-4 hours but the time flies by since we have so much fun :-) 

I'm also grateful for this month's class because it forced me to do some crafting, which I absolutely do not have time for.  We're working really hard to get the CHA orders out the door and there is a tremendous amount of work to be done.  Anyway, I started coloring this image one morning last week.  I was apparently so deprived of coloring that I woke up thinking about how I would color this image!  It was very relaxing once I finally got started and I'm really happy with how it turned out.  I hope you like it too :-)

Charlie Tango

I just love this stamp!!!  Her name is 'Isabella' and she's from brand new Saturated Canary rubber release.  She is currently on pre-order at Little Darlings Rubber Stamps, where you can also find the rest of the Saturated Canary stamps in rubber.  This stamp reminds me of so many movies...like 'True Lies' for instance!  You can just hear the tango music when you look at her.  This is also a great image for a New Year's Eve card with 'Isabella' all dressed to the 9's in that awesome dress! 

'Isabella' is colored with Copic markers.  This is the first time I've really and truly enjoyed coloring black hair.  It often times makes me a little nervous, but there's something about her hair style that made it really fun.  I've always wished I could wear my hair like hers but I have sooooo many cowlicks all over my head so it's impossible.  Anyway...all flowers are from WOC and ribbons are American Crafts.  The black gems are from my stash.  I cut the bracketed border with a TH die.  I had cut off all of the names from the dp's without thinking and the trash went out on Thursday morning so I have no idea who they're by...sorry!

That's it for me today!  Please feel free to leave a little note to let me know you were here :-)



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