Sunday, June 27, 2010

butterflies and a bullet

Hey there!

I hope you all had a wonderful Sunday.  We have been garage cleaning fools.  We took out the trailer to get ready for camping and the hubs decided it was a good time to clean out the garage.  UGH!!

He didn't have to work this weekend.  He is one of those guys that can't sit down for very long.  Mainly because he'll fall asleep.  So he always wants to be doing something.  Its odd because, I'm very good at sitting down for long periods of time.  Reading, stamping, watching a movie.............. I like it.  My backside can prove it.

Anyway, we got lots of stuff done.  I'll tell you more about it tomorrow.........along with a garden update.  I know you're dying for an update ;)

Anyhow, there are goodie bags in my future.  I wanted to make a cute little tag to go on the goodie bags.  I also wanted to use some of my new goodies.  How many times can I say goodie?  Goodie, goodie, goooooodie..........

So I went to the Stamping 411 site for a little inspiration.  My tag doesn't exactly match their sketch but it helped get me started at least.  They are very helpful over there.

Watercolor Trio, Inspired by Nature and Flight of the Butterfly.  Whisper white, pumpkin pie, crumb cake and bashful blue cardstock.  Old olive, more mustard, tangerine tango, bashful blue, black Stazon and sahara sand inks.  Lattice embossing folder, Clearlits scallop rectangle die, 1/8" circle and 1/2" circle punches, corner rounder and dimensionals.

Finished size is 2 3/4 x 6.   I know, I've been using Inspired by Nature and Flight of the Butterfly alot lately.  Just be thankful there is no Lovely as a Tree on there too.  I think I'm in a rut. 

Now look at the new goodies I used on here. 

See that cute pumpkin pie scalloped rectangle?  That is the new Clearlits Scallop Rectangle die.  Its clear!  You can see through it!  See:

Its so awesome!  Its especially helpful if you want to cut out a certain part of your DSP or a picture or a sentiment or .................whatever you desire.

This little cutie measures out 2 1/16" x 1 9/16".  Perfect size for adding a little tag. 

Now for the other new goodie I used.  See the pattern on the Top Note die?  That is the new Lattice embossing folder.  So fun!  I think it ends up looking like wicker or fabric.  Pretty groovy huh? 

I also used my 1/8" punch to punch a hole in my bashful blue and then used my 1/2" circle punch to punch that out.  Hole reinforcer! 

The butterflies are stamped using the rock 'n' roll technique.  Just ink your stamp in a light color ink and then rock the edges in a darker ink.  Here I used More Mustard and Tangerine Tango. 

You can look here to see how I did the clouds.  Clouds are easy!  Clouds are fun!  Clouds are for everyone!  er.........sorry

I'll be making up a few more tag ideas and see which I like better.  I have a few more days before I'll give out the goodie bags. 

Now, look what came to live at our house



The kids have been asking for one ever since it came out on tv.  They love making smoothies and have gone through 2 blenders.  So we saw this at Costco, and I had a coupon, and it came home. 

I gotta say, this thing is pretty awesome!  The mess is half of a regular blender, in that you blend your drink in your cup!  And its pretty quick too.  I just hope it lasts.

Alrighty then, this old broad is TIRED!!  The hubs is just like the Energizer Bunny when he gets an idea in his head.  Needless to say, the garage is cleaned out and we're ready for a yard sale. 

Thanks for stopping by.  You rock!

Blessings, b.


Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

Wow you had a really busy weekend! The tag is so cute and all the different textures make so interesting to look at just everything on it, awesome. Good Luck with the Magic Bullet, I think it is tough enough to make it through and you will have fun as well.

Selene Kempton said...

Absolutely Fantastic!!! I love the idea of the bookmark! Also~ We have a bullet and my daughter and I love to make smoothies in it...

Add 4 ounces lowfat yogurt.. Using the yougurt cup, measure, 4 ounces frozen blueberries, 4 ounces strawberries, 8 ounces milk... then add 3 tablespoons lemon juice. If we have room, we add half a banana then fill the to the top with ice and blend. A tiny amount of whipped cream on top and it tastes like an ice cream!

Kerin said...

Your tag is awesome!! What a great way to use the sketch :) I can't believe I missed that little scallop rectangle die, I'm kicking myself right now!!

Patti Chesky said...

Love how you used the sketch and altered it for a tag. A gorgeous tag!!!!

P.S. My daughter wanted a Magic Bullet for her birthday 4 years ago....she loves it too!

Steph said...

Love your tag, it's stunning!!! I think I want a bullet TFS.

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Robin Merriman said...

Just gorgeous Beth - Love it!

rebecca said...

love the tag, and love my bullet. Here is my morning shake...small banana, 4 0r 5 frozen strawberried, glump of no fat yogurt, then I add juice rather than milk. Yummy and refreshing.
They also make great chilled, cold coffee, sugar and milk to taste...mmmmm!