Friday, May 07, 2010

It's Friday!

And it is my anniversary! Greg and I have enjoyed 16 wonderful years so far. We will be going out to lunch to celebrate. After several days home recuperating I am looking forward to getting out for a bit.

A few weeks ago I ordered some Bella's and had a chance this week to work with one of them. Isn't she a doll? Those curls make me happy. Glad they are on her head and not mine though. (Speaking of curls and totally off subject. Do any of you watch the Biggest Loser? I was so sad that they cut off Daris' curls, they were cute and totally matched his personality!! I say grow 'em back. Now Michael's curls, that is another story entirely, they needed to go!) Anyway, I used Copic markers and Prismacolor pencils on this one. The PP is from October Afternoon. Yes, I own other paper, I am just totally hooked on the new OA packs! At least I am not hoarding it, lol. To break up all the green I used the Martha Stewart fence punch for a border. She has already gone out in the mail as a thank you. I had so many to send for Spring Fest and was able to get all but a few out yesterday.
Speaking of Spring Fest, I am not done sharing about our event yet. I created a display to showcase different ways to use dies. I love that the Sizzix dies cut through so many different kinds of materials. Here is just a sampling of things you can make...
It may be hard to see them all, so here is a short list:
-wool felt or fabric pins (circles #2 die)
-spiral flower pin made with felt and chenille (tablesetting die)
-carnation felt pin (scallop circle die)
-pin cushion made from wool felt, I felted the heart right into the top (scallop circle and hearts and brackets dies)
-make your own stamps with thick foam (any die but my sample uses the lattice die)
-black and white shrink plastic bracelet, super cute!! (open flower in the baskets and blooms die)
-make your own chipboard buttons (circles #2 die)
-birdhouses and watering can (milk carton die)
-tea pot favor (matchbox die)
-rag purse (purchased on Etsy as I didn't have time or skill to do myself ;)) (scallop square die)
-coffee cup cozy (see same Etsy note above) (baskets and blooms and flower layers dies)
-patriotic box favor (top note die)
-hearts of love gift box (matchbox dies)
-double box favor (box #2 die)
If you are interested in anything up close let me know, I can probably do that.
If you have invested in a Big Shot and dies, make the most of your money! Be creative! Think outside the die!
Thanks for visiting! Have a blessed day.


Mimi Hornberger said...

OMGoodness! They are awesome! Could you tell us how they are made? I have all of the dies but never thought I could make something like the blue carnation. WOW!

Michele Boyer said...

Your card is so very sweet, Tracy! Happy anniversary, and I'm glad you're feeling better!

Anonymous said...

Hi Tracy, what a cute card , love the elements, and layout! Image is so cute, love that background paper, and fence. Blessings to you, Rea