...ahem...cough...yes, @N@L I am, when I get a set of stamps, I feel like I have to use every single one at least once. So when I got Never a Loss 4 Words from Kitchen Sink and saw the "blah blah blah" and the three "yada" stamps, I just knew I had to figure out a way of using them!
Here was my first thought...it's been a while since I've made one, but I thought that "blah blah blah" and "yada yada yada" would be good for a message pad:
Ingredients: Stamps - Kitchen Sink Stamps Playful Alphabet, Never a Loss 4 Words, Mix It Up - Monogram & Alphabet, Pretty Petals; Paper - Cool Caribbean, Whisper White; Ink - Cameo Coral, Certainly Celery, Tempting Turquoise, So Saffron; Other - 3 1/2" x 5" acrylic stand up photo frame, post-it notes, white gel pen.
Isn't this STINKIN' CUTE?!?!? (YILM!) To make the message pad stand, you create an insert for a 3 1/2" x 5" acrylic photo frame...but instead of standing the frame up, you lay it on it's back. Then you can stick a post it note pad to the top of the frame. Be careful to buy a good quality frame...the ones you find at dollar stores are usually too thin and break easily as you are writing on the pad. Because a standard post-it note pad was a little wider than I wanted, I used my craft pad to cut 1/2" off the side of the pad. Another view:
I was so in love with these colors, which are almost the same ones as the Verve challenge I did the other day (I left out the Pumpkin Pie) so I decided I had to make a card as well with the same elements:
Ingredients: Stamps - Kitchen Sink Stamps Playful Alphabet, Never a Loss 4 Words, Mix It Up - Monogram & Alphabet, Pretty Petals; Paper - Cool Caribbean, Whisper White; Ink - Cameo Coral, Certainly Celery, Tempting Turquoise, So Saffron; Other - white gel pen, Word Window Punch, silver brads, dotted grosgrain (Michael's), sponge wedges.
Sigh...I just amaze myself sometimes! (YILM!!)
I pulled out my very first set of Kitchen Sink Stamps, Pretty Petals, for this project. But it was hard to pull myself away from the brand new releases coming your way next week on June 3rd...if you want just a little peek, I will give you a tiny look at part of a card I made that uses three of the new sets:
Don't forget the contest to win FREE STAMPS from the Sink! And, if you want to see more sneak peeks of these stamps, check out Maria's Kitchen Sink Blog...she's got some great give aways and a new peek every day!
Yesterday was a busy day. Laurel graduated from the 8th grade. In parochial schools, this is a BIG deal! There was a mass, a graduation ceremony, then a dinner, followed by a bowling party! We didn't get home until midnight. Here's the lovely graduate (on the right) with her sister:
I have to admit I cried a couple of times. Laurel won a scholarship from the Men's Club of the parish...that surprised me (not that I thought she wasn't qualified, but somehow I expected that they would give them to kids who were parish members) and it made me very happy. Add to that the great slide show that one of the parents put together and I was a goner!
We spent a couple days gussying Laurel up for this. Her graduation present from us was getting her hair cut and highlighted, then we got her ears pierced yesterday. She looked GOJUS (and so did Emily!)
And now to acknowledge something wonderful I got this past week:
Isn't that STINKIN' Cute!?!? I will definitely have to CASE this one! Thank you Faye, for sending me chocolate when I desperately needed some! It's been a long hard week and the chocolate definitely has been helping keep me on an even keel!
Well, off to stamp some more! Ta!