March 13, 2008

A LITTLE STAMPING THERAPY

Good morning all! I am still feeling under the weather - my ears hurt pretty bad and my head feels like it is going to fall off, but I decided to take some drugs and stamp a little! Thanks so all of you for the well wishes, I really appreciate you thinking about me! My upline offered up a challenge to her downline to come up with a project using our fabulous rub-ons. I so love to use them so I decided I was going to get busy and make an Easter project for someone special. I used a Starbucks bottle (ya know, the ones with frappuchino in them) as my treat holder which I will be filling with chocolate eggs. The Regal Rose belly band around the center is stamped with the flowers from A Good Egg stamp set and then I used my white gel pen to color the flower centers in. I then used Summer Sun card stock and punched out three scallops and layered them with a Regal Rose 1 3/8 inch circle. I stamped my image on Whisper White, colored the chick using my stampin' write markers, and paper pieced the shell with the Flowers For You Dp. I popped this little guy up on dimensionals all around the bottle but used Red Sticky Tape to actually adhere the scallops to the bottle to ensure they stayed. The rub-ons go all the way around the top of the bottle and are from the SAB set which I totally love and will be sad to see go. Right at the neck of the bottle I added some Regal Rose grosgrain ribbon. The lid is decorated with a Regal Rose Scallop and a Summer Sun 1 3/8 inch Circle which I added a rub-on to, then accented the whole thing with my white gel pen. The side of the lid has a piece of Maize grosgrain ribbon around it. Sorry for the blurry pic, no matter what I did, the pic of the top kept coming out like this.
I decided that this little treat bottle needed a matching card so I set to it! It is a fairly straightforward card although I will tell you how I did the image for this one. First I adhered all my layers, then punched a scallop from my Flowers for You DP. I adhered that to where I wanted the image to appear from the inside of the card and used my 1 3/8 circle punch to punch through all the layers. That is how I got the scallop outline. I then punched another circle and placed that on the inside of the card and placed the image on it with dimensionals. Here is a picture of the inside of the card. And, the last picture is the full project.
I used a lot of rub-ons but I love the way they look and I don't think I overdid it. Did I???







So, I will leave you the full recipe below. I hope you like my little project! Stay tuned because later this afternoon there will be a blog candy posting - woohoo!!!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Regal Rose card stock, Summer Sun card stock, Flowers for You Dp, Whisper White card stock
Stamp Sets - A Good Egg
Inks - Pink Passion Classic Stampin Pad, Black Stazon, Regal Rose Stampin' Write Marker, White Gel Pen
Accessories - Corner Ticket Punch, Circle Scallop Punch, 1 3/8 inch Circle Punch, Large Oval Punch, Maize Grosgrain ribbon, Mat Stack and Paper Piercer, SAB Rub-ons, Stampin' Dimensionals

34 comments:

Rose Ann said...

Awesome projects, Alex!! I just love that little chick so much!! Hugs!!

gina said...

you have done some great projects while I have been out of action, hope you feel better.
Love the colours you have used on this card
Gina xx

mochamama said...

oohhhhh hope you feel better soon Alex. love the little jar but it needs C A N D Y!!!!!!!!!! hehe

suzann said...

These projects are very cute! You do good work when you are sick!

Manna said...

These are awesome, Alex! Get better soon! {{{HUGS}}}

Nikki Bond said...

Wow those look amazing Alex! Especially for being "under the influence"! ROFL Those rubons look amazing and love that color combo! I hope you feel better soon girl! {SMILESl}

pescbrico said...

No you did not over do it with the rub on! :) Beautiful project! :) I hope the medecine kicks in and you feel much better by tomorrow!

Jen Glover said...

Alexandra, Adorable! I LOVE it! You are sooo creative. Thank you for the SU package. The card you sent me is gorgeous! I'm going to hang it up in my creative area! I can't wait to dig through the catalog. I really, really hope you feel better. Being sick is no fun! Take care honey!

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Sorry to hear you're not feeling well . . . those sinus infections alone can be horrible!

The yellow and pink on these projects is fantastic! NO, you did not overdo the rub ons. I love it!

Denise ~ said...

Alex, this is a super cute Easter idea. I love that bottle, fab with the rub-ons. They look great. I love that too cute card. Adorable! :) I had a challenge on my blog yesterday to come up with edible fun, this definitely fits that! :)

Lauren said...

This is such a great spring combination - nice job. I hope you feel better!

angie said...

Sorry to hear you're not feeling well!! super cute Easter projects!!

Melissa said...

So cute Alex! You know this girl can't resist anything pink!!

Get well soon!

M.

Amber Porter said...

This is adorable! I love the bright colors you used!!! I am really liking my good egg set too!

Flossie's Follies said...

these are adorable, love your cute cards and that bottle, hope you are feeling better.

Lesli said...

Absolutely wonderful projects - love all the pink and yellow!

Diane said...

Sweet projects Alex!!! Hope you get better!!!

Catherine said...

I wish I can create like you when i'm sick. those are great projects.

Hope you feel better soon.

Deborah said...

First of hope you are feeling well real soon! This is the cutest chickie project! Just adorable Alex! Hugs to you! Deb

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

So, so cute, Alex! I really need tot use my rubons more! This is adorable!

Deb said...

they are so cute and so wonderful, what a sweet set they make.

Sorry you have been unwell, I do hope you are better soon!

Dawn Easton said...

So cute Alex! Sure hope you feel better soon! Get plenty of rest!

Corie said...

Great projects -- hope you are feeling better soon!!

the scrappy chick said...

Super cute projects! And I love the rubons on the bottle...I need to try that!
Cyndi

Chris said...

Oh that is so adorable. I have a bunch of fuze bottle sitting on my counter. I am thinking that they would be cute full of jelly beans. I may have to make some of them for my coworkers.

joslyn said...

love your projects. i hope your back to 100% soon.

kathleenh said...

Oh how cute! I must get that chick! I'm sorry to hear you haven't been well. Sending well wishes your way!

Sharon said...

Very cute projects. You always come up with great stuff. Hope you feel better soon, I know how it feels to have the ears hurting, no fun. Take Care!

Ila said...

I love the bottle and your card...Inside and out!! I think they are both just perfect!!

Suzanne said...

What a great project love the papers and that little chick is just too cute!!! Hope you feel better soon Sue :o)

corinnesomerville said...

Ahhhh, sweetie I'm so sorry that you're not feeling well. How can you still create such beautiful things when you feel like poop !!! Wowza, girlie, these are adorable...so bright and cheery. I'm reaching through the monitor right now to give you a big hug...take care of yourself !!

Love ya...

dasimonds said...

Glad to see that you are feeling
a little better.
I just Love the starbucks bottle
using the rub-ons! This is such a
great Easter treat! These colors work so well together. The matching
card is Fabulous!! The rub-ons are
such a wonderful addition.
Thanks for sharing.

My Paper World said...

LOVE them! Alex! the colours are FAB!

NattyK said...

I love the card and bottle, such a cute chick and great colours. Hope you feel better soon. x