Monday, August 3, 2009

Double Trouble!

The challenge this week at Stamptacular Sunday, is "Child's Play". Participants are to create a project for a child. This sounded like fun! lieu of a card, today I chose to make an embossed felt flip book fit for a teen! My friend Shirley had given me all of the supplies needed to make this little treasure for my birthday in April, and I JUST got around to it! Thank you Shirley and shame on me for waiting so long! The free instructions for this great project are in the Serendipity catalog by The Angel Company. The photograper (me) was not spot on today and just couldn't get the vivid, neon colors to show up well, but I love how bright it is! All supplies and stamps are TAC.

So, my title was Double Trouble! This means that I was at my crafting desk for TWO projects yesterday! My second project was a canvas art. I found a stretched 11 x 14 canvas at Big Lots on Friday for $3 and couldn't wait to play with it! Using the technique that I learned from Darlene at the Gateway Rubber Stamp Convention this year, I just masked, stamped, dusted until my hands were cramping! I like the final project, although I have no clue what I will ever do with it! Let me know how you like it! Stamps and inks are from Stampland Chicago, Inkadinkado, The Angel Company, Marvy Heritage Collection.

On to very importang business!!! I have received two Kreativ Blogger awards this week. Thank you and big hugs to special blogging friends, Carolyn and to Pat for this honor. In return for receiving this award, I am supposed to thank the sender(s) (I did!), and list 7 things about myself that others might find interesting, and nominate 7 others for this award. I will list some 'interesting' facts below, but folks, I just cannot choose between all of you to pass this on. I would love it if you would grab the award, and pay it forward! You are all equally special to me!
1. I was born and raised in Chicago!
2. I always wanted to be a doctor.
3. DH and I hope to be healthy enough when HE retires to spend a week or so each month in Memphis, Tn., volunteering at St. Jude's Children's Hospital. (We have made a monthly donation to St. Jude's now for about 12 years, never missing a month!)
4. I love dark chocolate.
5. I hate that dark chocolate makes me 'rounder'!
6. I love gadgets! Anything that moves, clicks, snaps, opens, closes, slides, etc....
7. I hate having my picture taken or hearing my own voice!

Hope you all have a blessed Monday!

Patti J.

~We started out with nothing. Good news!!! We still have most of it!


Percy said...

I love that 1st project! the colors look wonderful! I have to look up directions and make one...

I love the paper you used on the second one....beautiful....!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

I love your 1st project Pattie!! What a neat idea!! You aced that challenge. Congrats on the award! I left you something on my blog.

Cat said...

You have been busy, Patti! Your first project is adorable! I want to try it.
Your second is just Gorgeous! Great job!
Congrats on your award!:)

Suzanne said...

Great projects! You must be worn out!!! Congrats!

Crystal said...

WOWZA girl this are AWESOME...what fabulous projects...thanks so much for sharing these!!

Nikki Schmaltz said...

I have always wanted to make one of these mini photo books. You've done such a super job. Thanks for playing along at SSC:)

Brenda said...

Awesome projects!!! I really love the second one, it came out fabulous and very unique. Congrats on teh award, I too love dark chocolate and hate having my photo taken. Have a wonderful day.

Anonymous said...

Wow Patti this is gorgeous, both projects.
Me too i love dark chocolate! and hate the sound of my voice and picture taken! lol
Hugs xx

Liza said...

Gorgeous flip book, you have done a great job. Thanks for joining us at SSC.

Liza x

Carly said...

Fabulous project! Great colours and papers too! Thanks for playing SSC.

Lisa Hjulberg said...

I love knowing all those things about you Patti. But you really need to put a photo of yourself on your blog so that we can see what you look like! How will I recognize you at the airport? LOL

I'm not photogenic either, but I found a decent one and went with it. And who does like the sound of their own voice? Well, never mind. Ha!

I can just imagine you volunteering at the children's hospital. That is just the sort of person I know you are... very giving and caring. You're an angel on earth, Patti.

As for your project, I am wowed my friend! That is sooooo cool! You did a great job. What ARE you going to do with it? Does it match your decor? Maybe hang it in your craft room for inspiration?

Sprytebyrd said...

Great project! What a good idea and I love the colors you've chosen!
Thanks for joining us at SSC this week!

Paula said...

Fanstastic projects, love the colors chosen!

I'm so glad you could join us this week at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge!



Unknown said...

Fantastic project for a teen Patti. Love the papers used.

Thanks for joining us this week at SSC.

Joanne x

Julie said...

Really impressive stamp art! I love those little tags and envelopes. Such fun colors that really compliment those flowers. So fun!

Anonymous said...

This is great ;0)

Thanks for joining us at SSC!

Janneke X