Thursday, July 29, 2010

Sizzix Haul...

I was so excited to get these goodies in the mail and can't wait to start playing with, the Eiffel Tower, will have to wait until I can afford a machine that cuts the Bigz dies...currently I have the old sizzix machine and I'm contemplating on the Big Shot or the Cuttlebug....I've watched several YT videos on both and I'm not any closer to a decision than before watching
I did however see the demo on the new Tim Holtz "Vagabond" electric die cut machine that debuted at the summer CHA this year and I'm really, really liking that one....but I have to justify the $199.00, which isn't a bad maybe my birthday and x-mass gift this year.

I've been wanting the ornate die, that's the one in the upper right hand...they sold out of them on the Sizzix Outlet store the first go around. All three dies including SH came to $20.00...not bad for a haul.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Altered Chalkboard.....

This is an altered chalkboard that I made for my MIL and FIL!
I purchased the small chalkboard from Michaels and I inked up the sides with Distress ink.
Next, I stamped a boarder image along the sides using SatzOn Jet Black ink.
I stamped and embossed the "Faith" stamp with gold embossing powder.
The leaf vine is a die cut of mine and I painted over it to tone it down with my own homemade shimmer paint.
I added my handmade paper flowers. the bottom left, is made from a scalloped punch and the upper right flower is made with the small retro flower punch.
the heart tag and the "thankful" saying are stickers and finally I added the "Believe" embellishment at the bottom.
I forgot to take a picture of the back which I finished with a piece of card stock, a "Faith, Hope & Love" stamp with a boarder punched lace trim....and of course a hand written note to them.

Any questions please let me know....