Tuesday, April 20, 2010

A Little Bit of Unity Fun

So Stella is really getting her stamping groove on now-a-days! I thought it would be fun to play with a pack of cute note cards that I picked up at the Dollar Tree (gotta love those bargains!). The scalloped cards were pre-cut, and included envelopes. Since they came in such fun, funky colors, I decided to find fun, funky papers to line the envelopes in order to tie it all together. I thought it odd that they give you such an unusual color scheme: deep red scallop note cards, blue inserts, and lime green envelopes --- are we talking funky colors or what! (I guess you gotta remember that they were only $1.00!)
But let's look at the transformation. So here are the envelopes after I lined them. Stinkin' cute! The cute little flower pot stamp is from a past Unity KOM. It just seemed logical to make a grab for Unity Stamps when I was headed for fun and funky!
I packaged the whole shebang as a gift set, clipped with a wooden clothespin and some felt flowers. Since I'm giving it as a gift, I'll leave the note cards blank (no sentiment). But since there are 7 cards total, I think I'll stamp something on the bottom of one of them (near the flower pot) and use that one to write a personal note to the recipient. Then she can have the remaining 6 note cards to use as she pleases! I love the Dollar Tree! I love gift sets! I love making something into something special!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Singing Bird Canvas

This is truly a gift of the heart ... don't you just want to melt when someone does that for you? I do. It makes me feel happy and loved. One of my girlfriends made me this canvas, using supplies that I had given to her when I cleaned out my mom's stamp room after she passed away. She first painted the canvas gray, then used glimmer sprays to give it glitz and glam. She then stamped various patterns from mom's stamps, and added an antique button from her jewelry box as part of the embellishment. The tiny button next to the bird beak says "How Lovely". Enough said!

And here's the truly best part ... the verse is ultra-special because I sang at my mom's funeral service. I'm telling ya -- truly a gift from the heart! Thank you Deanna, from the bottom of my heart!