If I don't get some stamping time very soon, I am going to combust!! Each time this week that I have tried to spend a little time feeding my addiction, something else has come up. I have all these thoughts and plans and want to actually get something done. Since I can't, I am going to share what I plan to do to make myself feel better!
First is the idea I had for the matchbox die. My daughter will turn 6 in July and just loves arts & crafts. My neighbor makes fused glass items and so we have booked her to come and do Rhiannon's party (BTW, her stuff is just gorgeous so check out her website if you have a chance, www.artisanglasscreations.com). Each guest will make two items and then my neighbor will take them home, fire them, and return them to me a week later to hand out. I have decided that it would be cool to put the pendants they make into the matchboxes. I had already planned to make "purse" invitations using the top note die (thanks Buffy!!) and will use the Tea Party DP. I want to make scallop bags accented with the same DP for each guest as a favor bag and these little matchboxes will be made to match. What I want to do is use textured cardstock for the base in Almost Amethyst, So Saffron etc. and then make the lids using Vellum. I want to stamp and emboss one of the flowers from the Playful Petals set onto the Vellum where the top will be and then color using markers to give a stained glass effect. I am really hoping that the reality looks as good as the idea does in my head - not always a given!!
I have also decided, after seeing all the wonderful projects by my fellow demos and folks on SCS, to try my hand at scrapbooking. I am going to start small by doing a book of baby photos for each of my girls and see how I like them. This will be an ideal chance to use more of my huge stash of patterned paper.
Hope to be back tomorrow with some prototypes!!