Before I get to my blog post today I want to mention an awesome opportunity to help Stamp Out Alzheimer's disease. My friend and fellow Paper Craft Planet Design Team Members Susanna Boyd and Jen Tapler have teamed up to create a special, short-term community where challenges, tutorials, free kits and more will be offered by over 30 generous sponsors to help our efforts to raise money for Alzheimer's disease research. Watch this short video as Susanna explains…
To donate, I have a Stampin' Out Alzheimer's Widget off to the right, and it is simple to do, just click on the $5 and a little box will drop down so you can choose how much you would like to donate, then click the give and it takes you to paypal, and it's as simple as that. Thank you so much for helping. Even if Alzheimer's disease has not touched your family personally, I am sure you know someone that is affected by this horrible disease in some way or another, like Susanna and Jen.
Ok, now to my original post…
I wanted to share with you one of the other projects the girls made at my Big Shot Class part two, and this I think was my favorite. I learned how to make one of these at a class that I took at MAMMa's. I used different cardstock, and DSP, and embellished it differently.
Paper: Urban Oasis DSP, Kraft, Watercolor paper, Kiwi Kiss Textured paper
Ink: Jetblack Stazon, Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Basic Black Marker
Misc: Black gingham, jumbo brads, Baja Breeze striped ribbon, scallop punch, pretties rhinestone brads, spritzer tool
Here you can see the top better, and I actually got the idea for the flower embellishment from the Stampin' Success magazine. What is great about being a Demonstrator is we get a magazine every month filled with business ideas, stamping ideas and tips, and we also have great ideas on line too. So the flower embellishment was on another project they showed, and I thought it would look great on here.
I just used the hot glue gun to attach the flower to the ribbon that was tied around the box. I got it out for another project a while ago, and I thought why don't I use this more often, especially when attaching things you really don't want coming off, and if something is going to be handled a lot.
So the hot glue gun has now found a spot in my stamp room where I can get to it in a flash. I just have to remember to unplug it.
I have received a couple awards lately, and I need to go find where they are…I'll be right back…ok here they are:
This one is from Vicki - Thanks Vicki!
The Karma Award: These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind of bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.
So the eight I will pick are:
Rhonda Morgan - my great friend and Stampin' Up! upline
Sankari Wegman - my beautiful prrrrrrr, someday we will meet and I can hardly wait till then
Jacqui Lines - she may be my sister, but she is also one of my best friends and I miss her
Nikki Fairbairn - I wanna be Nikki when I grow up. I got my Sansodor, I'm half way there!!
Pam Hooten - she does jaw dropping beautiful stuff
Valerie Stangle - she is such a great stamper, and a great person, I am so glad I got to meet her
Mothermark - it is awesome how she finds things for inspiration, some of it is quite funny
Jenn Balcer - this gorgeous woman, is as beautiful inside as out, and darn tootin' funny to boot
This one was from Lezlie - Thanks Lezlie!
I think this one is adorable. So this one does make my heart smile. The rules are:
Now it is my turn to pass along the award!
Here are the rules:
1. The winner may put the logo onto their blog.
2. Put a link to the person who sent you the award.
3. Nominate 10 blogs.
4. Put links to their blogs.
5. Notify the nominees.
I'm gonna take the easy way out and nominate all my Paper Craft Planet DT members, how bad is that? There are more then 10, but the more the merrier right? But they do make my heart smile, we have all formed a bond that I treasure every day. So all you PCP gals this
buds bugs for you.
Have a great Monday and thanks for stopping in!