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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

March My Pink Stamper's Design Team Post

OK, so this month our challenge is to do a scrapbook page.  This is truly a challenge for me.  You all can look through my blog to see how many lay outs I have previously done.  NONE!!!  I have made a 12x12 frame once, but that was it.  Then to add stamps to a lay out!!?  Robyn makes everything look so easy!!
So I made this layout using a picture of my kids that my mom had.  I loved the black & white photo set on the brown tone card stock.  This pic is about 6yrs old (4 & 8 - now 10 & 14).  When I saw this pic & was going through my MPS Stamps, I found the perfect sentiment stamp for this pic in the More Faithful Sayings Set.  (It's hard to get pics of my kids actually looking like they love each other - LOL)
Since I don't scrapbook I painted & distressed a 12x12 canvas & adhered my lay out to the canvas.  It was funny b/c my mom didn't want me to take her photo.  She wanted to keep it in the frame that she had it in.  When I showed her the finished project she asked if she could keep it.  LOL - that was my plan all along!!!
Closeup of pic & stamp:
The following pics are closeups of the flowers with a characteristic that we want to instill in our children.  All of these characteristics also came from the More Faithful Sayings Stamp Set.
True:  We want to instill truth & always want our children to be true.

 Knowledge:  We want to instill the knowledge of right & wrong & of course for them to embrace the opportunities for education that they have.
 Grateful:  We always want them to grateful & appreciative for everything that they have.
 Integrity:  We want them to have all of the moral & ethical principles that they should have to be honest & sincere.
 Humble:  We always want our kids to be humble in everything they do.
The polka dotted scalloped oval in the background is from the Imagine stock images & colored with the Imagine More Cart.
Flowers are from the Accent Essential Cart.
I tore & distressed all of the edges.  I used distress inks & gold paint.
For the canvas, I painted it with brown paint.  I used Crackle medium then painted with antique white paint.  I then used several colors of distress ink, walnut stains, brown paint, antique white paint, & gold paint.
Thanks for looking. Questions & comments are always welcomed. Lori

Friday, March 11, 2011

My Pinkalicious Blog Hop

Welcome to the My Pinkalicious Blog Hop for My Pink Stamper's Design Team.  If you cam here from Julie's Blog ReadySetStamp.  You are right on track.  If you just happened onto this post, click HERE to get to Robyn's blog to start from the beginning.  While you're there you can pick up her Blog Hop Blinkie & join in on the hop with us.  I also want to welcome Kristal from Getting Cricky, she is our guest hopper this month.
This month our challenge was to make any type of project that was Spring Themed & to use any of Robyn's stamps (new or old).  Well to me nothing says Spring more than Easter.  So I made this tag to use on an Easter present.
I just love the patterns on the Nursery Tails Cart and I just fell in love with these butterflies & dragonfly.
Nursery Tails for everything:  Tag (pg. 22), Pattern (pg. 36), butterflies & dragonfly (pg. 21)
I inked all of the pieces with distress in.  I also used distress in for the stamp.
I added Frosted Lace Stickles to the bodies of the butterflies & dragonfly.
I love dimension, so I cut the butterflies & dragonfly twice.  I layered then adhering nly the bodies, leaving the wings to fly.
Stamp:  My Pink Stamper's Happiest Moments Set.
Your next stop on the hop is:  Christi's Blog
Here's the entire list of our very talented designers in order fro this hop:
Robyn - Start & Join In Here
Lori - You Are here
Cristi - Next Hop Stop
Bling Queen Wendy
Angela’s Simple Creations
Tracy—Craft Junkie Too
Shauna at Craftee She
Michelle—Meesh’s Pieces
Courtney—Court’s Crafts
Kristal--Getting Cricky (This Month’s Special Guest Hopper)

Thanks for looking. Questions & comments are always welcomed. Lori

Reminder: My Pinkalicious Blog Hop Tonight

Please join us in the Blog Hop tonight 8pm Central.  To begin, go to Robyn's My Pink Stamper Blog, hop along to see all of the projects our very talented designers have made.  Then go back to Robyn's blog to join in with your own projects.
Happy Hopping!!!

Thanks for looking. Questions & comments are always welcomed. Lori

Saturday, March 5, 2011

You're TWEET Imagine Card

This is another Thank You card that I made for some more well wishers.  I have some amazing & talents friends in blog world.  You are all so very sweet.  All of the cards & wishes for my quick recovery is so very much appreciated!!!!!!
Best Friends Imagine Cart for the frame (pg. 20), bird, wing, & banner (pg. 13)
I pop dotted the banner & the wing on the bird.
I used an Action Wobble for the bird.
I used distress ink to ink all of the cut pieces & around the entire card.

Thanks for looking. Questions & comments are always welcomed. Lori