Tuesday, December 14, 2010


....more days until Christmas Eve. 

I know that you are all aware of the calendar days racing by.  But I hate to be in a panic all by myself.  That's why I keep sharing the obvious with you.

This weekend I cranked out more teacher/co worker gifts.  I thought I'd share two of them with you today.

First up.  Another frame.  Are you sick of these yet?!! I'm pretty sure this is my last one, LOL!

Once again I started with Wendy Vecchi's Art Parts and painted the edges with Jenni Bowlin's Chili Pepper Paint dauber I obviously had not cleaned up my desk from the last frame!!  I covered the frame in yet more Holly Jolly dp from My Mind's Eye and lightly sponged some Vintage Photo Distress ink along the edges.  Since I hadn't put away the Grungeboard Mini Elements away, I pulled out the numbers and the swirl and gave them a coating of brown acrylic paint.  I then smooshed (that would be the technical term) them into my Glue Pad and sprinkled with some Doodlebug Sugar Coating glitter in brown.  The elements were adhered using Claudine's Multi Medium (this is quickly becoming my favorite glue).  Once again, I cut a piece of transparency to make my "glass".  I made a loop out of my ribbon and placed it between the layers.  I adhered everything together with Scor Tape


Next up.  A gift card set for one of the youngest Kiddo's teachers.  Mrs. B was his teacher last year and she takes over the classroom in the afternoon for the basics of handwriting, spelling and Bible since his primary teacher is only part time (the hoopla our small school jumps through to avoid combining smaller classes together without straining the budget even more).  Mrs. B also happens to be a stamper (though she doesn't get much time to play anymore!) so I wanted to make something CAS (clean and simple), yet with a bit of a pop.  This is what I came up with: 

I pulled out some oldies but goodies from my SU collection to make this card.  The base is a piece of Vanilla Pure Luxury from Gina K with a top fold (I use my scor buddy to make my score lines.  It is one of those tools that make me look better as a stamper.  I have eliminated my crooked cards to almost NEVER!! Mind you....the Scor Pal or Scor buddy only give straight lines if you make sure your paper is butted up against the edge.  Just sayin'. ).  I cut and embossed the rectangles using Spellbinders Classic and Scalloped rectangles from Pure Luxury Vanilla and Black.  I stamped the music block from Darci's Cardinal Ornament set with Distress Antique Linen ink.  I then stamped the silhouette from SU's Garden Silhouette using Archival Jet Black Ink. 
I then took my Versamarker pad and went over the entire image and used glassy glaze enamel to do the Cracked Glass technique.  After cracking the glaze, I sponged lightly over the top with some Vintage Photo Distress ink to give a bit more contrast.  I then stamped the sentiment from SU's All Year Cheer I using the Archival Jet Black ink. 

I made 6 of these, all the same and boxed them in a clear box with some envies.  I figure the sentiment on these could be used for sympathy, birthday or missing you cards.  Even thank you cards could be squeezed out of them if needed!!

Thanks for dropping by again today!  I still have a couple more projects that need to be completed before the week's end so I had better get to crackalackin'!!  Till then............


Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh girlfriend... your creations are way too gorgeous to ever get "sick of them".

hugs :)

Louisiana Belle said...

Very well done and thoughtful. I'm almost done with my shopping, although our kids just want money so that's pretty easy. :)


Just running through...on my way to the edge! Finished shopping today, everything wrapped. Candy making tomorrow, then cookies, then a cake on the weekend! More bad weather on the way.....

I love both of these...they are both keepers! Those frames are adorable and the card set is awesome! Well done my friend!
Can't wait to see what you do next!