Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Happy Heart Day Workshop
I had a workshop on Saturday.... it was the highlight of my week. I have the best group of stampers. I've been having so much fun with Beate's Weekend Sketches, that I decided to challenge my group with one. Remember my Friendship Blooms
card? Well, that was the sketch. I made these items for prizes. The card is one of the projects we did along with a Nichole Criss Cross Box.
The box is one that I saw here on SCS and then tweaked a bit. I stamped the cello bag with the heart flower from the Happy Heart Day set with White Stazon.
This jar is an empty ice mocha drink bottle. It was the Godiva brand. You can't see it too well in the photo, but I used the big friend chocolate rub on directly on the bottle from the SAB Love and Happiness set that you can get next month for free. I also added some flower rub ons to the ribbon. I used my favorite Berry Bliss Designer paper and the new beads to decorate the lid.
I used Sticky Strip on the edge, then smooshed the lid into the beads... then added the rest by hand to the uncovered spots. The top of the lid is cut out with the 1 1/4 Circle Punch.
This was the card we made. We embossed the flower with copper embossing powder, then colored with aquapainter and classic ink. The pomegranate card stock is stamped with the new background stamp Stitched with Craft Pretty In Pink. Berry Bliss Designer paper along the bottom. The card is attached to the base of Close to Cocoa cut 4 1/4 x 41/4.
The other project (the criss cross box) I don't have photographed yet, but will post soon.
Here is the recipe for the card:
Stamps: One of a Kind, Stitched Background
Paper: Purely Pomegranate, Close to Cocoa, Shimmery White, Berry Bliss Designer Paper.
Ink: Purely Pomegranate, Pretty in Pink Classic and Craft, Basic Brown.
Other: Copper Embossing Powder, Aquapainter, Build a Brad, Crafter's Tool Kit, Pink Taffeta Ribbon, 1/2 Circle Punch.
Tutorial for the box can be found here.
On a personal note. Just as I thought we were passed all the dog trauma, my neighbor came up and screamed at me yesterday because I asked them to promise me to keep their dog completely contained at all times. They have decided to get her back. I also asked her to reimburse me for my out of pocket expenses or if there was an insurance company I could turn them into. It didn't matter what I said to calm her down, she was intent on screaming and cussing at me. I'm so sad. I'm worried about my son and she continues to add more distress to our family. I don't understand how they could be more concerned about their dog than my family and my children.
Last night we went to Walmart and Baylor held my hand in the parking lot. He said the cars and the dark made him have memories of the dog getting him. I just squeezed his hand tight and told him it will be okay. He is safe. He says he's fine, but he isn't acting like the same ole Baylor..... I thought maybe he was coming down with a bug. I know that it will take time, but I'm just amazed that this woman would add to it and have such little concern for my son.
Thanks for stopping by everyone! I have some posts for the rest of the week, but they'll be short. I'm working on swaps and spending as much time as I can with my kids. Again, thanks for your support and thoughts and prayers.