Friday, April 4, 2008

Home Depot...my 2nd favorite craft supply store :)

Back in the day before the crop-a-dile and silent setter, I set my eyelets with a hammer. I kept borrowing dh's, and he said, "go get your own hammer." So off I went to the Depot. I purchased the least expensive hammer I could find; a tool tote (perfect for holding all of my dye ink pads!); some grey tubing (styrofoam like material) from the plumbing section that is perfect for painting circles; tumbled tiles to make coasters; shelf liner (paint with gold pigment ink and add to your card...very cool) or use a small piece to protect the embellies on the front of your card before sending through snail mail; and I snatched up some free samples of tiles, paint chips, and wall paper.

DH liked my hammer better than his. Can you believe it? I'm not sharing it with him...LOL! I often forget all the supplies I have, so I find it helpful to open every drawer from time to time. Yesterday I saw this dress stamp from Great Impressions that I bought over 4 years ago to make a card like this. I saw my wall paper samples and chose one for the dress and to put behind the quote (Holly Pond Hill, Uptown Designs). I went through my card drawer and found this one by Simply Stamped Sentiments. They package a card, envelope, and the layered cs (black linen, gold metallic, and ivory) all in one. Perfect! I stamped on the ivory layer, cut it down, then layered as pictures (using dimensionals for the quote.) Then I added the 4 tiny brown gems in the corners and the black sateen ribbon at the waist. I love it when I use up some stash :)



4 comments:

Violetswalk said...

Hi June!

Thank you for the thank you! I'll look forward to checking in on your blog to see more of your beautiful girls!

Your cards and scrapbook pages are awesome! I have a fascination with scrapbooking and only have 2 pages to show for it. It seems I'm afraid to ruin all the really cool scraping stuff (ha).

I found the t-shirt at cafepress.com they had over 3000 things to choose from. I would like to get Morgan one for every day of the week.

Take care!
Kelly

Amy Sheffer said...

Love this stamp, June. And the way you combined it with the simply stamped sentiments. It's PERFECT!

lauren said...

i love using stash too...particularly when the results look THIS FAB!!!!!!!!! (home depot, eh? ...hmmmmm...)

(ps: PIRATE UNICORN!!!!!!!!!!!!! i very nearly spit out my coffee! i doff my comedy chapeau to you, good woman!) :)

Shh-Shh said...

lovely ... inspiring.x.