Posts Tagged ‘maggie’

One of my favorite papers!

February 11, 2009

That’s saying a lot.  I own paper…lots and lots of paper.  Mostly solids, but I’m expanding out to prints.  I usually will buy print (unless it’s Piggy Tales…then I have to own that ASAP!) when I’m at a LSS and have something specific in mind.  When I saw this paper at Archivers by Heidi Swapp, I had to have it.  It’s beautiful.  It’s textured…with flock like ‘stuff’ (great adjective huh?)  Makes you want to touch it, and posses it, and never ever ever USE it…especially at $2.49 for one piece!  Look at the texture on this paper!  I wish you could FEEL it!  Amazing I tell you!

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So, what does one do when they have this amazing paper and no pictures that do it justice?  Make your kids play in the snow!  So, we spent a Sunday morning playing in the snow, and I must have taken 50 pictures…hoping to get those amazing shots that would make the amazing paper even more wonderful! 

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I think that this picture does it justice.  The poor child was freezing, and I was begging for 10 more minutes!  I added the title that I made using one of my sizzlet fonts and chipboard pieces…added some versamark brilliance ink and some bling, and I was set.

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If you notice, I screwed up the journaling.  So, I had to do some improvising, and a little punch to cover part of the smudge that I also did, and voila, complete. 

So, I managed to use paper that scared the daylights out of me (I really did think I was going to screw it up!) and complete it in less than an hour…record time!

Rae

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Birthday Invites

February 10, 2009

These invites were from last year, but with this amazing weather that we’re having (mid 50’s today) and mid 60’s tomorrow (take that you nasty groundhog!) Anyway, this warm weather got me thinking about sandals…and I thought I would show you what I did for 50 birthday part invites.  In the past years, when making the birthday invites, I’ve screwed them up (to put it nicely!).  Picked odd sizes, couldn’t find the right size envelopes (locally) etc.  So, this time I tackled this project with some pre-planning.  For all of my desire to have things exact and just right, invites/cards never make it that far.  I’m much more impromptu with my cards and such, making for a lot of rejects! 

Ok…so back to the invites.  We rent the community center pool for our oldest daughters birthday (for the last 3 years anyway).  So, I’m always looking for a water/beach/pool theme…and flip flops were last years theme.  I cut 102 pairs of shoes (one for the front, and one for the back) on my wishblade, along with 150 flowers.

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As you can see…they are meant to swing open so you can see where the party is.  When I did the first 3-4, I just put the ribbon in for the thingys that go between your toes…but after opening it a couple of times, I realized that they wouldn’t make it to the recipent in one piece.  So, I added an eyelet, and just didn’t completely set it in the back, allowing for the movement, and in the end, an easy solution to completing the card, rather than starting all over.

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Had I not been in a huge rush to finish the invites AND actually thought out the inside of the card, I would have adhered them to a piece of plain office paper, and ran it through the print to print directly on the lower pair of flipflops.  Again, the whole pre-planning of a card, not my strong suit.  Though, it’s through my screw ups that I will have making my invites easy and stressfree by the time my youngest is 35! 

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Adding the bling was a requirement from Maggie.  She loves her sparkles.  She also loves having me make her invites…secertly, I love it too!  Everyone always raves about the invites and is amazed that I do that many.  So what if I miss out on about 3 nights of sleep? 

Hope these flip flops make you smile and think of summer!
Rae

P.S. If you have a blog with a Valentines day theme project (current or old), go to www.craftcritique.com and check out their Blog Carnival!  You have until the 12th to submit your link, and they will post the links on the 13th!