Hello friends! I am not sure if I will have time to post this weekend, so I just decided to do the last 2 projects together. I will be back on Monday with some cards I have made the last 2 days. I have been working this week substituting for other teachers and the last 2 days were in the Ag Shop! What a fun time it was……..not!!! They watched videos all day long — exciting concepts like “Shop Safety” and “A Field Trip of the San Joaquin Valley”………and they just got better every hour! So, to pass the time, I stamped cards! I am so excited about some of them. It is truly a challenge for me because I don’t have all my stuff with me…….only what I pack in a little tote bag. At any rate, I can at least say I did something fun while subbing!
The last 2 projects were an Acetate Box (like the ones I showed last week) and Ribbon Bookmarks.
The Acetate Box is constructed like the 2-4-6-8 Box with a separate piece of DSP for the top and bottom. I used 4″ squares scored at 1″ all the way around. The stamped image is from “Happy Heart Day” and the DSP is “Sweet Always”.
These bookmarks were made using a variety of products and everyone’s bookmard turned out a little different. I gave my ladies many choices of ribbon, felt flowers, Hodgepodge Hardware and Rub-Ons so that they could customize their bookmark. They all seemed to really enjoy this project!
The first bookmark uses a letter from “Little Letters”. It was retired quite sometime ago, but I usually keep all my alphabets. I still love this one — for the small size and the font style. The middle bookmark uses a piece of Vanilla Hodgepodge. At the top of the metal, I used Craft and Rubber Scissors to cut off the tab where you would normally attach a brad. We learned about this at Convention last year, and I tried it out! It works — just don’t use your good scissors……only the Craft and Rubber Scissors. The stamped flowers are from “Best Kind of Friend”. I colored them using Regal Rose but also tipped the edges with Bravo Burgundy to give them some shading. The last bookmark uses a Felt Flower, a button from Button Bouquet, Linen Thread, and Rub-Ons. Each of these turned out very different, but they were so pretty!
I can’t believe it is already Friday. It seems that the weeks get so busy that they just fly right by. I am looking forward to a fairly calm weekend. Sarah has a 6th grade retreat with church, so she will be gone half of the weekend, and the older girls will have a social agenda I’m sure! I can guarantee that it probably won’t involve me — they are teenagers, remember???
Have fun whatever you do………or enjoy some time relaxing! Dawn