Saturday, December 31, 2011

A Year in Review

I have always wanted to do this every year, but it finally took a fellow crafty person (and Hambo Stamps design team mate) to encourage me to do so.  Karin from With and "i" for Paper is hosting a Year in Review Blog Hop with a chance to win a prize for participating!  So join along and create a blog post of your Review of your Crafty need to have it linked up HERE by tonight (yup I am late in getting my post up!).  So here are my favorites from this year:

January - Tied Up in Love (Billy and Bianca Love Bunnies by Paper Makeup Stamps)

February - Leaf Pile Scrapbook Page

March - Wipeout Cake (for more views of it, check out the post HERE)

April - Whoo's Having a Birthday (Webster the Owl by Paper Makeup Stamps)

May - Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Cake (for more views of it, check out the post HERE)

June - A Monster of a Father's Day (Me & Pops by Paper Makeup Stamps)

July - Dancing in the Rain (Emma Silhouette by Paper Makeup Stamps)

August - Party Time Spike (Spike by Paper Makeup Stamps)

September - Sympathy Butterfly (Everyday Miracles by Sweet n' Sassy Stamps, Beautiful You by Verve Stamps, Papers from Paper Temptress)

October - Football Monster (Football Fan by Paper Makeup Stamps)

November - Just a Hare Late (Roller Bunny by Hambo Stamps)

December - Adore Him (Manger by Hambo Stamps)

Hope you enjoyed my Crafty year in review (with a couple of cakes too).  Don't forget to join in for a chance to win a prize!  Thanks for checking out my kind of engineering and Happy New Year!!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

A Christmas Card...Just a Wee Bit Late

Nothing like posting a Christmas card after Christmas...but that is pretty much how I am rolling right now. I swear I need to get myself organized. Things are still a wee bit crazy right now so I think that organization this might be waiting until we move into our new house! Yup that has been the big thing going on...we are in the process of buying a house. Probably shouldn't be announcing this until we sign on the dotted line, but I am just too excited.

So due to my lack of organization, here is a late Christmas card. It was made for the SCS Clean and Simple challenge #149...and I actually posted it to SCS on the first day, just really late posting here! Oh well! The adorable stamps and sentiments are from Hambo Stamps. I actually managed to keep it simple too with just some select coloring.

Alright off to get some cleaning and planning done for our annual New Year's Eve party...most likely last one in our current house! Thanks for checking out my kind of engineering!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Snow Globe of Joyful Carolers

Figured I better get in the couple of Christmas related cards I have made prior to Christmas actually being here.  Did it come faster for anyone else like it did for me?  I feel like I am just barely getting everything done in time this I am walking a fine line of not making it.  Ugh!  Next year I will plan further ahead...yup I said it...think I say it every year...maybe this time I mean it!

The snow globe idea for this card came from the SCS Technique Lover's Challenge #356 (to make a snow globe) and the adorable Snowman Carolers from Hambo Stamps just seemed to be a perfect fit!  I did actually use a window sheet to make the globe part look a little more like glass...not sure it really added too much to the card or not.  You can see it in the other shot of the card.

Not much else to say...thinking about all of the other stuff I need to do tonight and tomorrow.  One more Christmas card to go, so until then, thanks for checking out my kind of engineering!

The Engineering Details
Stamps - Snowman Carolers, Joy Filled Sentiment (Hambo Stamps); Paper - Certainly Celery, Pacific Point, Rose Red, Whisper White (SU!), window sheet; Ink - Certainly Celery, Pacific Point, Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie (SU!), Brilliance Graphite Black (Tsukineko); Accessories - Circle Nestabilities, Fancy Tags Trio (Spellbinders), Corner Rounder (SU!), Cuttlebug Snowflakes embossing folder (Provo), dimensionals

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Get Your Merry On

So do any of you do the Elf on a Shelf thing?  I was so planning on getting one and doing it this year and still haven't gotten around to it.  Not sure I will attempt it this year or not.  I guess there is still time right?!  I am certain that our Elf would be of the mischievous type...just cuz that is so much more fun!!

This adorable Elf totally reminds me of the Elf on a Shelf.  The Elf and sentiment are from Hambo Stamps.  My layout for the card comes from the current Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge #218.  I went for the traditional Christmas colors...funny my head I was following the SCS Color Challenge #352, but after I finished my card I remembered it was suppose to be Vanilla not White!  Oh well!!  It has been awhile since I have made a card, so I am feeling a bit rusty!

I have a confession too...I have decided not to make my Christmas Cards this year!  I know a shocker and it still bothers me in all honesty.  I designed a photo layout for cards, so I did do something creative!  But alas all of the traveling in November really messed me up for December and time just keeps escaping me!  Oh was bound to happen one of these years right?

I will be fitting a little bit of creating time before Christmas so there is still some to come.  Thanks for checking out my kind of engineering!

The Engineering Details
Stamps - Elf, Get Merry Sentiment (Hambo Stamps); Paper - Real Red, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, Wild Wasabi Pattern Paper (SU!), watercolor paper; Ink - Real Red, Wild Wasabi (SU!), Brilliance Graphite Black (Tsukineko); Accessories - Scallop Circle Punch (SU!), Circle and Labels 8 Nestabilities (Spellbinders), gold twine (unknown), Signo white gel pen, Red Rhinestones (Me & My Big Ideas), Gold and Clear Star Gelly Roll Pens, dimensionals

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

A PMS Winter is getting cold outside and that white stuff keeps showing up on the ground.  We haven't accumulated any snow yet, but we have a had a couple of mornings where it looks so pretty just melts by the end of the day!  Guess that is not all bad.  

To celebrate the start of winter, Paper Makeup Stamps is having a Blog Hop.  So hop along with us (the link list is below) and get some PMS winter inspiration!  

I went back to an oldie (ok I think it is only a year old)...Moody for Presents!  I colored the stamp directly with markers.  The card layout is from the Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge #137 and the Christmasy color combo is the current SCS Color Challenge #352.

Now don't forget to check out what all of the other artists have in store for you!  

And don't forget about the Paper Makeup Stamps Rubber Closeout can get 45% off all rubber stamps using the code CLOSEOUT45.  Thanks for checking out my kind of engineering!

The Engineering Details
Stamps - Moody for Presents, Season's Greetings (Paper Makeup Stamps); Paper - Real Red, Wild Wasabi, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso (SU!); Ink - Real Red, Wild Wasabi, Early Espresso (SU!); Accessories - Cuttlebug Snowflakes embossing folder (Provo); Scallop Border Punch, Ticket Corner Punch (SU!); Tags Trio (Spellbinders); sparkle red ribbon (JoAnn's), dimensionals

Thursday, December 1, 2011


I love online shopping!  I almost done with my kids Christmas shopping just from online shopping one night.  Something about relaxing in your pjs, looking for cheap prices, and knocking out quite a bit of shopping in one night makes me happy!  Do you do a lot of online shopping?  I can't really do clothes though online...I need to see them, feel them.  I still have lots of brick and mortar stores to hit before I am done, but it feels good to finally have a jump-start on my Christmas shopping!

This card has nothing to do with online shopping, but I love it nonetheless.  It too was submitted a while back for Paper Crafts Magazine and actually uses one of the Paper Crafts sketches from the big sketch call they had (but I didn't make it in time for that call).  Anyway it uses one of my favorite Monsters from Paper Makeup Stamps: Eye Pod.  The sentiment was printed by me (no stamp).  

Did you hear that Paper Makeup Stamps is retiring all of their rubber?  They are going to an all digi company.  So if you want some of the awesome Paper Makeup images in rubber form, you can get them for 45% off with the code CLOSEOUT45!  You can read all of the details on the PMS Blog and then go fill your cart at Paper Makeup Stamps!

Until my next late post, thanks for checking out my kind of engineering!

The Engineering Details
Stamps - Eye Pod (Paper Makeup Stamps); Paper - Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake (SU!), Rockstar Mat Stack (DCWV); Ink - Old Olive, Not Quite Navy, Chocolate Chip (SU!), Brilliance Graphite Black (Tsukineko); Accessories - paper distresser (Tim Holtz), Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders), dimensionals, aquabrush

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Muddy Pig

I feel like I am still catching up!  Now that I think about it, I am not sure how much I shared on husband is a stickler about not announcing publicly when we go on vacation for obvious reasons.  But that means I have no idea if you even knew I was gone!  November has been a complete blur...we went on a 9 day kid-free vacation to Nicaragua (I will have to post about it later because it was amazing!), then we were home for a few days, then we went to Great Wolf Lodge which is an indoor waterpark resort up in Traverse City, Michigan, then we were home for a few days, then we went to my parents for Thanksgiving for a couple of days (and had to deal with my son getting the 24 hr flu on Thanksgiving!), and now I still feel like I am catching up!  So in my efforts of catching up, I realized I am behind on some design team get ready for some posts!

We will start off with a card that I submitted to Paper Crafts Magazine (wasn't accepted obviously since I am posting it) for Mother's Day.  I am not usually not this early, so don't get any ideas that I have actually changed!  I used the sketch that was part of the call for my layout.  The cutie muddy pig and perfectly matching sentiment are from Hambo Stamps.  I had some other ideas to make with this cute pig, but ran out of time...maybe some day!

Are you ready for some back later, the dirty dishes appear to have actually piled high enough to form a dirty dish figure that is calling my name.  A little creepy, so I best take care of that!  Thanks for checking out my kind of engineering!

The Engineering Details
Stamps - Mud Pig, Happy Mudder's Day Sentiment (Hambo Stamps); Paper - Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White (SU!), pattern paper (Basic Grey); Ink - Pretty in Pink, Rose Red, Chocolate Chip (SU!), Brilliance Graphite Black (Tsuineko); Accessories - Pink Pearls (Oriental Trading), Brown micro-check ribbon (Offray), Labels 8 Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Crest border punch (Friskars), dimensionals

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Always a Hare Late

I think I have mentioned it before, but I am perpetually late for sending cards for birthdays.  I actually remember one time I sent one early, completely forgot that I sent it, and then sent a late one because I am always late.  Funniest part was I sent the exact same card both times!  It just happen to be one of the few times I made duplicate cards.  

So in honor of always being a "hare" late in sending cards out, I chose to work with this adorable Roller Bunny and the great sentiment "Just a hare late..." from Hambo Stamps.  I used and old Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge #125 for my layout and kind of stumbled upon my color combo.  I have the Basics White Paper Pad by Basic Grey and the notebook, grid, lined paper in there speaks to my engineering side, so I decided that I would use that.  Then I just liked how the Kiwi Kiss popped against the Gray (Black) and White.  I paper pieced the airplane with the same lined paper and I added some white fluff to his tail cuz' a bunny has to have a fluffy tail!

Now if only I could not be a "hare" late in starting my Christmas cards!  I am always working on them around the middle of December barely getting them out before Christmas!  Here is to looking ahead and getting started without putting it off!  Thanks for checking out my kind of engineering!

The Engineering Details
Stamps - Roller Bunny, Hare Late (Hambo Stamps); Paper - Kiwi Kiss, Basic Gray (SU!), Basics White Paper Pad (Basic Grey), watercolor paper; Ink - Brilliance Graphite Black (Tsukineko), Basic Gray, Kiwi Kiss, Pink Pirouette (SU!); Accessories - Sparkle self-adhesive Black brads (Recollections), white Fluff (Stampendous), Black and white bakers twine (unknown), Circle and Big Scalloped Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders), dimensionals, aquabrush

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Time to Party for a Surprise Birthday Blog Hop

Happy Birthday to Timbo, the man behind the pen (Pig Pen?) at Hambo Stamps!

The Bacon Bits are surprising Tim with a little birthday fun today and we would love to have you join us in celebrating! If you arrived from Melissa's blog, you are in the right place. If you just happened by, be sure to start at Karin's blog for the whole story and to have a chance at winning the birthday prize!

A little story for you:

Jose the Cow's Adventure Getting to the Party:  Jose the cow worked on an Eco-lodge in Nicaragua where he happily worked to help sustain the resort.  Upon hearing about Timbo's birthday though, he knew he would have to find a way to make it to the party.  First he knew he had to dress properly for such a  festive occasion, so he asked his farmer friend, Julio, to find him a fabulous tie.  Then Jose set out on his trip to Timbo's birthday party.  He had to pass by the Howler monkeys that howled "have a great time Jose", then the toucans that squawked "Have a safe trip!", and then the sloths that didn't say much of anything (well at least not until Jose had already passed by...they are slow after all!).  He found the zip-line and clipped himself in so he could fly through the is much faster to travel that way after all!  He had to make sure he picked up his hooves as he passed over the very active volcanoes...and plug his nose because the smell of sulfur is stinky!  He finally found his way to the airport and boarded a plane to the Unites States of America.  By the time he reached the party he was ready for a drink and a party!  Happy Birthday Timbo!!

Now off to Judy's Blog (can't wait to see what happens with her animal!), where you can see what happens next at Timbo's Birthday Bash! If you get lost, here is the order of birthday fun:


Thanks for stopping by to help celebrate Tim's birthday! Don't forget to leave some "hogwash" in the comments section and thanks for checking out my kind of engineering!

The Engineering Details
Stamps - Farm Cow Digi (Hambo Stamps), computer generated sentiment; Paper - Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Whisper White (SU!), pattern paper (BoBunny); Ink - Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Blush Blossom (SU!); Accessories - Apron Border Die (The Cat's Pajamas), Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), dimensionals, blender pen

Monday, November 7, 2011

Snow One Should Miss a Blog Hop

It is that special time again...time for a Paper Makeup Stamps Blog Hop!  I love the new release Blog Hops...the sight of new stamps just make me happy!!

You should be arriving from Michelle's Blog (didn't she do an awesome job?!), but if you didn't make sure you jump back to the beginning at the PMS Blog so you don't miss a thing!

I get to show you another new Color Kid, Snowflake (I used the digi version).  Isn't she just the cutest cutting out a snowflake?  Makes me want to cut out snowflakes with my kids...although I will have to remember HOW to cut out snowflakes again!

I had some leftover snowflake pattern paper by Jillibean Soup from last year at Christmas time and used that for my color combo.  I used an older Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge #79 for my layout.

So now you should be off to go visit Lisa M's Blog (you will love what she has in store for usual!).  Don't forget to join us at the Release Party tonight at 9 pm EST in the PMS are sure to have lots of laughs, fun, and a chance to win some prizes too!  Thanks for checking out my kind of engineering!

The Engineering Details
Stamps - Color Kid Snowflake (Paper Makeup Stamps); Paper - Riding Hood Red, Early Espresso (SU!), Snowflake pattern paper (Jillibean Soup), watercolor paper; Ink - Early Espresso, Riding Hood Red, Crumb Cake, Blush Blossom (SU!); Accessories - Labels 5 Nestabililties (Spellbinders), Stardust Stickles (Ranger), Dotted Ribbon (SU!), aquabrush

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Sneak Peek by a Mad Crafter

I get the opportunity to show off one of the great sets that is being released this month at Paper Makeup Stamps.  This one is all about gift giving and how to label that gift!  It is filled with gift giving labels and a bunch of solid images.  So if you give handmade gifts...this is right up your alley!  

The "Mad Crafter" sentiment really spoke to me as I do all of my stamping after the kids are in bed, so it is not that uncommon for me to be crafting after midnight!  I don't have any handmade gifts on hand right now and I truly didn't have time to make something, so I simply made a tag that I could later attach to a handmade gift.  

I used the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge #213 for my layout and used some scraps of pattern paper.  Remember organza ribbon...nobody uses it anymore...but I still have a I used it here!  

Make sure to check out the PMS Blog to see what the other Design Team members came up with using this set.  Don't forget to then join us tomorrow at the PMS Blog for a Blog Hop in the morning and then for the Release Party at 9 om EST on the PMS Forum!  You are sure to have lots of fun!  Thanks for checking out my kind of engineering!

The Engineering Details
Stamps - Handmade Set Digi (Paper Makeup Stamps); Paper - Rich Razzleberry (SU!), So Sophie Collection Pattern paper (Bo Bunny); Ink - None; Accessories - Circle and Big Scalloped Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Corner Rounder Punch (SU!), Organza Ribbon (Offray), dimensionals

Friday, November 4, 2011

Gift Wrapping Some Sneak Peeks

Can you believe that there are only a little over 50 days left until Christmas?  Ahhhh!  But then again, I probably wouldn't have it any other way than to cram everything into the last two months.  I actually probably cram most of it into the last 25 days...I just don't do well with working ahead.  

This little Gift Wrapper (part of the new Color Kids collection at Paper Makeup Stamps) is a Sneak Peek at the upcoming Release from Paper Makeup Stamps!  There are some great stamps in this release...I think I say that every release, but it is true!  

Anyway the Gift Wrapper would be perfect for Christmas, or totally not Christmas like I did here.  I used an old Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge #134 for my layout and picked out my colors from the pattern paper I used.

Make sure to check out the other Sneak Peeks for the day and all of the Sneak Peeks leading up to the November 7th Blog Hop at the PMS Blog.  Then join us for a fun Release Party in the PMS Forum on the 7th at 9 pm EST!  I have one more sneak peek for you, so until then, thanks for checking out my kind of engineering!

The Engineering Details
Stamps - Gift Wrapper Digi (Paper Makeup Stamps); Paper - Melon Mambo Textured, Pretty in Pink, Garden Green (SU!), Sultry Paper Pad (Basic Grey), watercolor paper; Ink - Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, Garden Green, Kiwi Kiss, Blush Blossom (SU!); Accessories - Oval and Scalloped Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Pink Rhinestones (Darice), Hot Pink Satin Ribbon (Offray), Corner Rounder Punch (SU!), dimensionals, aquabrush

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Running Pretty

So do you write To Do lists so you can get the satisfaction of crossing the tasks off?  I totally do!  My husband is currently teasing me because I actually typed out my To Do list this time.  But there was just so many things that had to get done, it just helped me organize everything and get it out of my head.  I hate that feeling of having too much stuff running around my mind, so once I put it down on paper I feel like I can now let it go because I wrote it down.  Now I still have to complete the task, but I don't have to think about it anymore.

So to check one of my tasks off, I get to show off one of the stamps that I just had to have when I saw it: Ham on the Run by Hambo Stamps.  To make it even better, they have an awesome Fractured Funnies sentiment that just cracks me up to go with it.  I used the Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge #132 for my layout and the colors come from the Color Throwdown Challenge #165.  I left it very simple...remember that long To Do list I have mentioned?!  Anyway, I watercolored my naked pig with Cameo Coral ink.  

The rest of the Fractured Funnies sentiment, I Feel Pretty, is on the inside of the card.  True confession time...I have some experience with running naked during my college years.  There was a tradition at the University of Michigan called the Naked Mile and I may have participated once or twice!  So I couldn't help the feeling that the inside should read "Oh wait that was me!".  I am confident that will be what my friend receiving this will think too!  Ok true confession time is over now...onto regular blog posts without embarassing stories!

Thanks for checking out my kind of engineering!

The Engineering Details
Stamps - Ham on the Run, I Feel Pretty (Hambo Stamps); Paper - Cameo Coral, Tempting Turquoise, So Saffron, Old Olive, Rainbow Sherbert DP (SU!), watercolor paper; Ink - Cameo Coral (SU!), Brilliance Graphite Black (Tsukineko); Accessories - Circle and Big Scallop Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Olive pearls (Oriental Trading), dimensionals

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Post Halloween

Happy Halloween!  Ok I meant to put this up yesterday, actually on Halloween, but didn't get around to it.  I hope everyone had a fun filled evening.  My kids had a blast, but my daughter is still tired today, so hopefully a nap will be in her near future! 

I had grand plans to make something super cute for my kids teachers for Halloween and ended up having to scale WAY back due to a 60 (not even kidding) or so item To Do List that needs to be completed before our vacation coming up!  So I went with some little Milk Carton containers with little bags of candy corn inside.  Nothing major, but it is the thought that counts right?!  

The stamp used is the Black Cat stamp from Hambo Stamps.  And now that I have pictures of my son in his costime, you see why I need to remember this stamp for whenever I make a Halloween 2011 scrapbook page...probably need to do Halloween 2008, 2009, and 2010 first though!  No time for specifics today, so just let me know if you are dying to know what I used.

My mother made the kids costumes and did an absolutely amazing job!  They were so stinkin' cute, I told my daughter when I dressed her up for her Halloween parade last week that I might die of cuteness on Halloween night when they are both dressed up.  So she proceeded to remind me that I was going to die on Halloween...always leaving off the "of cuteness" part!  Pretty funny but a little creepy at the same time! 

My only contribution to the kids costumes was to make kitty collars for them.  I love how they turned out...just decorated some chipboard and attached it to a d-ring I sewed onto a nylon strap.  Had to include a little bell too, because I just love when kitties had bells on their collars!  

Now onto November and all that comes with it...but first I need to get my To Do list done so I can enjoy our vacation!!  Thanks for checking out my kind of engineering!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

New Hambo Stamps

There is something new in my house and it is brand-spanking new Hambo Stamps!

I am so excited to be able to share a little something from the new release with you today!  This is an adorable Penguin Skating and a fun sentiment that works for any type of bird!  

I used the Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge #131 for my layout.  The penguin was stamped on watercolor paper and watercolored with ink pads.  Plus I added a little silver gel pen on the skates...which you can see better in the detail shot.  

The other "Bacon Bits" have also created a little something to celebrate the new stamps, so make sure to check them out by hopping to Talk to the Ham and then hopping on from there!  Or you can jump to see what all of the new stamps are by visiting Hambo Stamps...I just know you are going to love them!  As an extra treat, if you place an order with one of the new stamps included, they are going to throw in a free surprise stamp!  So don't is only until October 31.  

Since I know I won't be posting until after Halloween...Happy Halloween!  Thanks for checking out my kind of engineering.

The Engineering Details
Stamps - Penguin Skating, Happy Bird-Day (Hambo Stamps); Paper - Pretty in Pink, Tempting Turquoise (SU!), Heavenly White 100# (Paper Temptress), watercolor paper; Ink - Momento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Pretty in Pink, Tempting Turquoise, So Saffron (SU!); Accessories - Pink Satin ribbon (Offray), Cuttlebug SNowflakes embossing folder (Provo), lace (unknown), dimensionals

Monday, October 24, 2011

Fall Wish

I really love Fall...the colors, the smell, the crispness of the air.  We had a totally Fall weekend this weekend and it was fantastic!  Got a date night with my Hubby to finally celebrate out Anniversary, went to a couple soccer games, visited a corn maze at night, sat by a bonfire, and went pumpkin picking (hay ride and all).  

So it is no wonder that with all of those Fall activities, I wanted to play with the Color It Autumn set from Paper Makeup Stamps.  This set is great for coloring...or not coloring like I did!  I did some masking to layer the images on a piece of Solar White Classic Linen from Paper Temptress.  Gives the card a lovely texture...which is easier to see in the detail shot.  My other panels were dressed up with Copper Ore Glimmer cardstock and Nero Incandescent cardstock...both are some of my favorites from Paper Temptress!  

The layout for the card is from the SCS Sketch Challenge #355 and the color combination came from the Color Throwndown #164 Challenge.  I dyed white taffeta ribbon with my Rich Razzleberry marker and added some olive pearls for some added detail.

This will be my last official card (and Company Blog Post) with Paper Temptress as my Design Team term is up.  I have so enjoyed representing Paper Temptress and have fallen in love with the cardstock.  I know I will be back for more!  Thanks for checking out my kind of engineering!

The Engineering Details
Stamps - Color It Autumn, Celebration Sentiments (Paper Makeup Stamps); Paper - Olive Basis 80#, Copper Ore Glimmer, Nero Incandescent, Solar White Classic Linen (Paper Temptress); Ink - Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie (SU!), Momento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko); Accessories - white taffeta ribbon (SU!), edge punch (Friskars), Corner Rounder Punch (SU!), Olive Pearls (Oriental Trading), dimensionals

Saturday, October 22, 2011

What an Accomplishment

Last weekend my husband ran a Half Marathon as part of the Detroit Marathon.  I am always inspired by how many people get out there and run 13.1 miles (or the even crazier people running the 26.2 miles).  I walked a half marathon last year and no matter how you look at it, it is a huge accomplishment.

This card is not at all related to that beyond the "Accomplishment" part.  I obviously did not give this to my husband, but it would be perfect for a young or teenage girl whom may have made a small of large accomplishment.  

The School Girl Fairy is from Paper Makeup Stamps...there is a matching School Boy Fairy too!  I stamped her in Chocolate Chip ink on some pattern paper from Basic Grey that looks like notepaper.  I did some very fancy crumpling (haha), binder punch the edge, and then went over the image with a aquabrush to bleed the image.  Then I colored in portions of the image with some chalks.  I think it is a pretty cool look!

Well I hope that you can accomplish something today (big or small)!  I cheer for just checking something off of my To Do List (which is enormous right now as we prepare for a trip without children!!).  Thanks for checking out my kind of engineering!

The Engineering Details
Stamps - School Girl Fairy, What an Accomplishment Sentiment (Paper Makeup Stamps); Paper - Rose Red, Garden Green (SU!), White Basics Paper Pad (Basic Grey), Other Pattern Paper (Basic Grey); Ink - Chocolate Chip (SU!); Accessories - Labels 8 Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Binding Edge Punch (EK Success), Hemp Twine, aquabrush, Stampin' Pastels (SU!), dimensionals
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