Happy Friday my lovelies! I have a ton of projects to share with you that I haven’t had time to post. So, I apologize for such a long post, but I wanted to share some of these while they were still fresh and relevant!
I did spend a lot of time in my craft studio working on some new releases….my Silhouette was clanking away ALL day! Seriously, I adore my machine but can it be any louder? I can’t wait to share all my new Fall and Halloween creations with you!
For now, I will share a few makes that I made for my boys for Back to School :) First is a tag that I made for my youngest to attach to his school bag. This year he wanted (and needed) a larger bag than the one he had for Kindergarten and Grade 1. He ended up choosing one that is almost identical to one of his big brothers and I wanted to identify his so that there was no mix-up.
Of course, Henry is a huge favorite in this household and he chose this Super Henry digital image for his tag. He also specified the colors that he wanted. I have to admit, they look great! The image was colored with copic, I added the background with a prismacolor pencil and then the tag was laminated and punched with a large eyelet for durability.
I also made a bookmark for each boy. I am a HUGE reader and I have passed this down to my boys. I thought to make them each a bookmark that was personalized with a special message and encouragement for the year to come! I decided to make them a little “less” cutesy by opting not to color in the images. I really like how they turned out and the boys were all thrilled with their little gift.
I used my Silhouette to cut out the shapes for the bookmarks. I forgot to take a photo of the back but is actually has a tab so that it sits in the book nicely. Again, I used jumbo eyelets and added some fun striped ribbon and twine to the top. The sentiments are from various Verve Stamp sets and were stamped with my new favorite: Hero Arts Wet Cement ink. I love how it gives almost a water-marked effect :) I did add a tiny pop of color on each bookmark by using some Atyou Spica pens. Here are the links for these images. The blue one is a digi but the pink ones are both rubber stamps :)
Here is my card for this fort-night’s Whiff of Joy Challenge. The theme is “all-white”
I created this sympathy card by using a Stampin Up embossing folder and this elegant Whiff of Joy sentiment with matching die. I added a little hint of color by sponging with Hero Arts Soft Pool ink. The ribbon and brad are also from WoJ. Here are the links:
And finally, here is my card for this week’s LLLC Friday Inspiration. The theme this week is “Flowers".
I have really wanted to use this Kimono Marci stamp and paper-piece her kimono and parasol. I have had this paper pad “Serentity” from Bo Bunny for awhile now and it was the perfect match for my image. The card came together so very quickly and I love how it turned out :) The bonsai tree and the sentiment are also part of this cute set.
Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair: B00, C3, C5, C7, C9
Kimono Bands: BG45, BG49, YG63, YG67
C3 & C1 for shading on patterned paper
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you found a wee bit of inspiration today! This weekend we are canning tomatoes……an annual endeavour that we undertake with our neighbours. It is back-breaking, honest, hard work and everyone in the two families gets involved. The result is gorgeous, delicious tomato sauce for the entire year. I will try to get some photos for you :)
Hugs Jeanette xxo