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A Birthday Card

I’ve got a post-n-run (or not run) today.  Here’s a birthday card I put together in a jiffy for Stacey Caron’s birthday on the Spellbinders Blog today. 

The base is from Grand Squares and Donna Salazar Cardstock, the distressed flower is Donna’ Crafty Chronicle spritzed with Glimmer Mists, and the polka dot paper is from Fancy Pants Designs, Delicate Dots cut/embossed with Grand Scalloped Squares.  The Fancy Tag is the opposite side of the same paper.  The leaves were from leftover paper from my Altered Purse project on SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L™’s Blog, and cut/embossed with On The Vine in my Grand Calibur™.

So when your 9-year-old nephew hassles you to post on the blog, (Sup, dawg?) you know you’ve been a little behind.  So I do apologize, Here are my top 10 excuses.

1. Holidays.

2. Crazy-busy CHA Prep with Spellbinders – don’t miss the Sneak Peeks next week!!  This is the BEST collection we’ve ever had.  Seriously!

3. Crazy-insane-busy big project with Spellbinders. 

4. Hour long visits for Chiro/PT so I can get back on the treadmill and faster than 3.6.  Who knew I was so messed up?  And could someone find my metabolism?

5. Did I mention crazy-busy?  Can I get some volunteers to un-deck the halls?  Or should I leave the Christmas trees up until February, like last year?

6. Mountains of laundry, organized unions of dust bunnies, and other random distracting items. No photos, too scary!

7. A new website for my blog.  Yeah, DH got me all set up and I started fussing and now I’m kinda stuck in decision-making paralysis on a few things.  I know, just do it and keep fixing as I go along.  When I get a spare moment of sanity, I will.  Be gentle on me!

8.  I just can’t decide on my OLW.  Not that I have made it past a few days, but it seems like a good idea.  So far “DUH” is the front-runner.

9. Couponing.  Is it worth the 2 hours of time setting up my store card, printing and clipping coupons, to spend another 2 hours in the store making sure I’ve got the right products and sizes, to save $15?  I love the thrill of saving $$, just not convinced its worth the effort or time involved.

10. Girlfriend.  She’s like 55 in dog years, according to the chart at the vet, but she is still acting like a silly puppy!  Such an attention hog!  But she’s not as fat as I expected (a round58  lbs) while remaining significantly happy.

TGIF!

Beth

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are you attending the BIG Event?

Just a reminder to check out Spellbinders BIG Event Blog Frenzy! 

You can still enter Tuesday’s blogs through Wednesday night.  Here’s the schedule to check out some of the new die templates:
July 13
Julie Overby
Debbie Olson

July 14
Judy Hayes
Latisha Yoast

July 15
AJ Otto
Kimberly Crawford

July 16
Becca Feeken
Linda Duke

July 17
Sherry Cheever
Deborah Young

July 18
Gina Hanson
Ashley Cannon Newell

July 19
Mona Pendleton
Heidi Blankenship

July 20
Keri Lee Sereika
Kazan Clark

Here are the rules.

You will LOVE the new products and the projects from this talented group!

I’ll be back shortly!

Beth

Flourishes Blog Hop

I am thrilled to be participating in the Flourishes Blog Hop!!

What do you get when you mix the beauty of stained glass images with the fabulous shapes of Spellbinders™ Nestabilities®? A fabulous new set from Flourishes called Beauty Within. This stamp set was designed to take the guess work out of cutting and trimming an elegant shape. With the help of S4-246 Labels Eleven and S4-248 Labels Thirteen, you can color to your heart’s content and then trim your image perfectly with these beautiful die templates. This set, designed by artist Becky Fleck, will be released first thing Friday morning! Would you like to win this set? Simply leave a comment on the Flourishes Blog and you’ll be in the running! Winners will be announced Saturday at 12 PM CST on the Flourishes Blog. 

Be sure to visit all the talented artist’s blogs!

Beth Pingry (here!)
Heidi Blankenship
Holly Simoni
Julie Koerber
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Danielle Kennedy
Dawn Burnworth
Laura Fredrickson
Leslie Miller
Margie Higuchi
Stacy Morgan

I decided to make a pendant with shrink plastic.

Stamp the rose image onto clear shrink plastic with black solvent ink.  Flip it over and color with Copics onto the other side so the markers don’t get contaminated with the ink.

Marker colors will be more intense when the piece is shrunken. (Hint: the markers don’t blend as well on a porous surface, so I colored each section with only one marker, after much experimentation.)

Align the S4-246 Labels Eleven #5 (the smallest is #1) onto the shrink plastic colored image.  Tape in place.  Cut in Spellbinders Wizard™.  I fed the sandwich twice to make sure it cut through the plastic.  Use a hole punch to make a hole if desired.  Shrink according to plastic manufacturer’s instructions.

This picture shows the end result, it shrunk from approximately 2.5 x 3.5″ to 1 x 1.5″.

The necklace is assembled by stringing plastic pearls along a sheer ribbon.  Attach a clasp at the end.  Place a jump ring on the pendant and attach to the ribbon between two pearls.

For the box, cut/emboss Labels Eleven #5 from blue cardstock.  Leave the paper inside the die template and airbrush a blue marker over the edge of the die template.  Cut/emboss white cardstock with Labels Eleven #4. Airbrush with a pink marker.  Stamp  “Beauty Lies Within” sentiment onto the pink Label. 

For the Rose, stamp the single Rose image twice with dye ink.  Color one image in simply, no blending necessary.  On the second, color and blend inks as desired.  Hand trim with scissors. Layer the “finished” Rose on top of the basic Rose image, and adhere with 3D Foam Squares.  Layer the Labels onto a box (I recycled one from a previous gift), wrap the box with ribbon and tie a bow.

I used the following supplies:

Spellbinders:  Wizard, S4-246 Labels Eleven die template
Flourishes: Beauty Within Stamp Set
SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L™: 3D Foam Squares, E-Z Runner®
Copic: R20, R22, R24, B21, B23, B24, G21, G24, G28
Tsukineko Jet Black Stazon® Solvent Ink, Tuxedo Black Momento™ Dye Ink
Shrink Plastic: Lucky Squirrel Clear
Cardstock: Worldwin Colormates Light Belgium Blue, White
Ribbon: Offray Sheerly Yours
Pearls: Bead Design Co.
Clasp: Metal Gallery

Thank you for visiting! Please leave me a comment, then go to the Flourishes Blog to comment for a chance to win.

I am working on another project with the same stamp set, but a completely different technique! I hope you’ll bookmark me or subscribe to see more!

Beth