This project began with my purchase of a $14 Tim Holtz Idea-ology Configurations Print Tray. The tray measures 16" x 11.5" and has 21 individual compartments that can be arranged to the design you desire. I lined each compartment with scrapbook paper, covered all the edges with washi tape and Mod Podged the entire thing to seal it (and keep the washi tape from coming un-stuck). Like most of my 'dream' projects, this box sat in my craft room for many months waiting for me to do something with it. In the meantime, I collected vintage sewing items at Funky Junk and SewGreen in Ithaca, NY and gathered parts from my miniatures stash. Wendy at SewGreen contributed the gorgeous little velvet strawberry on the bottom row (did she have any idea that I'm a strawberry addict???) My girlfriend, Ellen, made the adorable little clothespin doll many years ago. Most of the items are permanently glued down. There are a few items that I couldn't decide 100% on that aren't glued.When I create an assemblage, I find it extremely difficult to know when to stop adding stuff! Now I'd like to make several more with different themes . . . vintage Christmas is a must!
Thursday, February 7, 2013
I'm hosting a Valentine's Card-Making event at Funky Junk on the Ithaca Commons on Sunday, February 10th from 3-5pm and thought I'd share some photos of the 'gathering activities' I've been busy with for the past couple weeks . . . still more gathering to do! I'll do everything within my power to make this a FUN event for all who attend!
|LOTS of pre-assembled card parts means that we can get down|
to card-making and spend less time on making parts!!
|I love playing with ice resin but, WOW, is it ever messy! Maybe it's just me??|
|Of course, I needed to make the daffodil one for my sister.|
In hindsight, I would have used more glitter!!
|These little paper packs are sooooo much fun!|
I collect big paper packs, too, but these small ones just seem to capture my attention!
The big packs get chopped into card-sized pieces . . . see upper left.
|Parts from years past . . . I've been playing with rubber and paper since about 1998.|
|LOVE these word stamps from RED LEAD Paperworks.|
I sort of cut them apart and removed the frames around them to make
them more versatile for my needs. Please forgive me Chris & Sharon!!
|Can't resist the Walmart 97-cent card parts.|
|Gathering the parts and organizing them is what I live for!!|
|E-bay shopping adds to my Stampin' Up stock pile. There are|
more sets on the way via priority mail. :)
|The more I UN-mount my rubber stamps, the easier they are to store.|
I prefer unmounted stamps because they're easier to stamp with, too.
Sunday, December 30, 2012
My sister, Luanne, loves daffodils . . . so when I saw a 'sister banner' idea online a year or so ago, I knew I had to make one for her with a daffodil theme. This year's holiday break from work has given me time to complete it! I LOVE to play with paper and Mod-Podge!!
The photos below are of the back of the banner.