Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Look Ma! no stamps.............

well, almost.

Sorry for the absence lately. I've been battling what I thought was a strange migraine but turns out to be a tension headache. I've been a little stressed lately.

I dig on the muscle relaxers (yeah, I like those alot) but of course I can't take them during the day because I'm a lightweight. So by the time I get home from work I'm in lots of pain again and want to rip my head off. Or anybody else's head for that matter. Doesn't really help with the stressed part very much. Anyhow, I get no stamping done. Which REALLY SUCKS because I have this big workshop on Thursday night and I'm not ready.

So today I was/am determined to get something done. So I trucked on over to the Stamping 411 site and checked out their latest sketch. Looked easy enough. Heres what came of it:

Vintage Labels set (SAB). Old olive, whisper white, pumpkin pie and bermuda bay cardstock. Welcome Neighbors DSP (SAB), natural hemp, dimensionals, scallop trim border punch (SAB), sm. oval punch and paper piercer.

I only stamped the little tag. I went ahead and got this DSP free with my last order. I didn't get the matching stamp set. And while the papers are cute, I wasn't quite sure what to do with them. I like trees so I picked this page to putz around with first.

Let me show you how to make that nifty little tag.

Okay, I know what you're thinking, "um.....Beth? That block is kinda big for that stamp." Yeah, I know but I'm cheap and only bought 1 block, remember? And yeah, I know thats a green ink pad but thats what I started with.
Anyhow, ink that bad boy up and stamp it. Then punch it out with the small oval punch. Then, (heres the cool part) take the oval and slide it into the Scallop Trim Border punch just until you see a sliver of the tag above the round part there. See it?

eta: my wonderful, loving, Girl Scout Cookie Selling man just came home. As he bends down to give me a kiss he looks at the screen here and sees this pic of my hand.
him: "whats wrong with your thumb?"
me: "nothing, what are you talking about?"
him: "well its all wrinkly and funny looking."
me: " well, thats what my thumb looks like."
him: "you should Photoshop it or get a hand double."
What a sweetie huh?
Then punch it out and this is what you get. I haven't seen anyone else do this so I feel kinda smart right now. If you've seen it somewhere else, don't let me know about it just yet. Let me have my moment.

I picked the Bermuda Bay color because the clouds are outlined in it. You can barely see it here. But trust me, its there.

Alright ladies and gents, I gotta go to bed. I did get to play with my stamps today and thats good but I still have 3 projects, well, actually 4 projects (hostess gift) ready by Thursday night. No problem right? No stress baby, no stress..........
Thanks for stopping by and listening to my sad story. You guys are the best.
Blessings, b.


Robin Merriman said...

So glad you were able to stamp this week - your card is great and your cool tag technique is WAAY cool! Thanks for showing us what you did and thanks for playing this week!
Feel better!

gbarron56 said...

We're so glad that you trucked on over to Stamping 411 and you did a great job. Thanks for the tip about punching the oval -- fabulous! Blessings, Gretchen

Selene Kempton said...

First~ I know all about stress this week and i'm wishing you less of it! Feel better! Second.. look what came out of it! Beautiful work! I love designer paper that makes my life easier, and what a great tip about the oval! I wouldn't have thought of that! Great card and since you sound like you need it ((((hugs)))

Connie said...

I hope you feel better soon...headaches are NO fun! Cute card...love that paper! Thanks for playing along with Stamping 411 this week!

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

What a great card and I love the punch tip. Thanks for sharing with all of us. Feel better.

Patti Chesky said...

Thank you so much for sharing your punch tip!! I am SO using that!!! I love your card. It's easy to create yet so adorable!! Thanks for playing along with the Stamping 411.

Tiffany Bauer said...

Love your card and thank you so much for showing us yet another way to use one of our punches!! I love it!!! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Stamping 411!!

Adelle said...

What a great ida for the tag. Love the card-great for men!

Elizabeth said...

You are a genius! Thanks for sharing that great tip! I hope you are feeling better! Oh, BTW,there's not a thing wrong with your thumb! :)


Kristi Kelly said...

What a great idea to use the punch that way. Great use of the paper pack!
Kristi in Vegas :)

Anonymous said...

We all benefited from your creativity while you have a headache and just look what genius developed with the use of that talented thumb! We all appreciate you! I would never have thought of that punch trick in a million years!

Smiles, Laurie said...

Hope your cluster headaches go away very soon...yuck!
But under pressure you work so well...love the way you utilized the punch for the tag! TFS!