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Friday, April 16, 2010

Stamped Blog Candy!! (Some Cards n' Stuff.......)

APRIL 23, 2010
FibreJunky said...

What a nice thing to do!!
Carol, I'm sending you an email.. Send me your snail mail addy and I'll get your candy out to you!! 
Thanks to all who "played" this week.  I'll be posting MORE candy on Monday! ;)
Hi All!
I have decided to give away some of the cards and tags I have made over the years.  Hopefully they can go to homes where they will be appreciated and not sit in a lonely box in the closet!!! :) :)
For a chance to win this group of cards/ATCs/tags, just leave comment and I'll draw a name at random next Friday. (April 23, 2010)  Make sure you leave your email address so I can contact you next week to get your address!!!!  :)

***If you are feeling creative and like GRAB BAGS, check out my auction on Ebay.  I'm "cleanin' out the stamping drawers"!!  Awesome stamps.... many retired or from companies no longer in business!!!***
You can see the listing here:

Have a great weekend!!!!!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

More Metal and THANKS, CHERYL!! :)

Well!  I'm very excited to have a shout out from Cheryl Darrow over at Ten Seconds Studio's Blog!  Thanks!!!!  Kyle and I are loving our metal and playing with it!!  (Kyle has his own paper stump and burnishing block) Here are a couple of pieces that my son, Kyle, has done.  (and, for the record, he is 9 :) :)
Here, Kyle used decorative wheels to emboss a "cover" for his DSi gaming system.  No one will mistake Kyle's game for their own! :)

This sign will be hung on Kyle's bedroom door.  Very important, girls, that you have a ticket to enter......  I'll have to find out if Mom's get a waiver.

Here is Kyle and his latest creation.  A Super Mario characature for his wall.  (we may frame and put in the living room! :)


Here are 2 pieces that I recently finished.  I just love this saying!!  LOL!!!  For any of you out there with teenage children, you know what this is all about!!  This will hang on my daughter's bathroom door! :)

And, here is a Monogram.  I'm not too crazy about how it turned out, but I finished it off anyway.  I like the color combo......just not too crazy about the entire piece.  But, what the hey......... I can always "enhance" it later!! :) :) :)

Off to sort through my new birthday toys that came in the last couple of days!!!!!  Hasta la pasta!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Early Teacher Gift - Metalized Coffee Plaque

I've had this idea swirling around in my head for quite a while.  My son's 3rd Grade teacher is quite the Starbuck's Maven.  I envisioned a coffee cup and coffee terms on a plaque for her wall.  I  hope she likes it! :)

I used the Ten Seconds Studio Dark Chocolate metal for my piece.  The coffee cup image is actually a cut file that this INCREDIBLY talented man created.  You can see oodles of fabulous images designed by this man on his blog here:   Thanks, Paulo!!!  :)
I printed out his image and then traced onto tracing paper.  Then I taped the tracing paper to the back of the metal and used my refining tool to outline the image onto the metal.  I then "freehanded" the lines and sayings on the front of the metal.  Therefore the coffee cup image is embossed on the front and the lines and sayings are debossed.  :) :)  I then sanded the entire piece, wiped clean and adhered to a Big Lots Plaque I bought for $1.25!! :)  (It had this awful image of an apricot on it.... it just peeled right off! :)  I glued a piece of wallpaper to the back and then added the eyes for the hanging wire.
As a final touch, I sealed the entire piece with Preserve Your Memories II.  Because the piece is uncovered and may be touched, (who doesn't want to touch metal and feel the "ins and outs"?? :) I wanted to make sure that the piece is protected.  PYMII is a fantastic product for protecting and sealing ALL sorts of projects.  Paper, metal, clay, waterbased inks and paints, pencil and graphite.... the whole enchilada!!  LOVE IT!! :) 

Mrs. Brown Plaque Front

Mrs Brown Plaque back:
Hope you like it, Mrs. Brown!! :) :)  Happy EARLY end of the year!