Thursday, July 10, 2008

Little slump . . .

Yes . . . I'm in a little slump . . . I can't help it . . .the weather has been soooo nice (finally!) and I just can't help but be outside in my garden/yard/deck.

But, thank goodness for my Hostess Club . . . I have to get my act in gear for them every other month . . . so this is what I've put together for our meeting on Saturday:

One of my club members (and good friend) has been asking me to do a random stamping project on club day . . . so we will actually be doing 2 different random stamping projects:

I'll be giving each of the ladies 2 6x6 sheets of White Daisy cs. On the first sheet we'll be doing the resist random stamping (I think that's what it's called?) of dragon flies from CTMH's Butterfly Kiss stamp set and then embossing some of the dragonflies with clear embossing powder . . . they'll take this dragonfly 6x6 home and they can create whatever they want with it.

Here is a plain white 6x6 piece and a 6x6 decorated piece with the resist random stamping:

I messed up a little bit on my test sample though, I stamped the resist dragonflies in gray instead of clear . . . so they'll turn out better on club day when we just use clear. That way the dragonflies will pick up the other colors (crystal blue, orchid bouquet, amythest, etc.) when we rub the ink over the finished project.

Our second random stamping project uses another 6x6 piece of cs. I was able to make 2 cards and still have a leftover piece that I could easily make another card with:


Here are the cards up close. (I got the idea for the first card from another CTMH consultant.)


Our other project is the coaster calendar that I posted a few weeks ago. Anyway . . . hope they'll enjoy the projects. I just got some new stamp sets, so I'm anxious to start playing . . . but it's supposed to be REALLY warm for the next 2 days . . . . hmmmm. . . . don't know if I can tear myself away from the back deck!

Smiles and enjoy the sunshine in your part of the world!


Nicole said...

Looks like your hostess club will really love their projects! You did a great job. I love all your cards and layouts too, they are always so darling. I nominated you for an award on my blog so check it out for the details. Great job!


Tracy said...

Love your color combos!

I know what you mean about wanting to spend time outside and "playing".


Jeannie said...

Hi there, just came upon your site, love the dragonfly resist tutorial. Feel free to stop by my blog anytime. I look forward to seeing more of your great stuff.


Juel said...

What a day brighter you gave me when I saw one of my orginal designs on your site. I'm glad you are enjoying it!!!