Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Timeless Treasures Stationery Box

     Is it weird to be in love with stationery? I hope not, because I seriously love the idea of writing letters. I don't do as much letter writing as I probably should, but I do enjoy this lost art. I think that's why I absolutely fell in love with this stationery box project demonstrated by Split Coast Stampers on YouTube.  My extreme joy could also have something to do with the happy yellow card stock I used or the absolutely fabulous stamp set called Timeless Treasures I just got in the mail! Hooray for vintage images!

     Just look at all the cool things this box holds! The compartments fold out to hold large stationery and cards, small 3x3 cards, postage, tags, and a little notepad! This just makes me giddy!

     This tag stamp is a preview from the new Stampin' Up catalog that comes out in July. The images in this set are absolutely gorgeous!

     This little notepad will serve as my new birthday calendar, since I'm horrible at remembering birthdays. (If you're related to me, you might want to email me your birthday. Yes, I'm that bad.)

     Monograms are cool, so here's mine. :) Next purchase: A set of cursive letter stamps!

     On Saturday I went to Staples and bought a pack of ivory letter paper. The lady at the office center cut the whole stack into 8 1/2 by 5 1/2 pieces so I have an endless supply of perfectly-sized stationery paper that I can stamp to my heart's content!

     If you love practical items, this project might be for you! I'm off to start another one ... maybe a reading-themed one I can make with my new "All Booked Up" set from PTI!

Materials used: 
Daffodil Delight 12x12 Cardstock*
Chocolate Chip Cardstock*
Very Vanilla Cardstock*
Chocolate Chip Classic Ink*
Daffodil Delight Classic Ink*
Antique Brads*
Vintage Trinkets Brads*
Twill Tape*
Linen Thread*
Artistic Etchings Stamp Set*
Timeless Treasures Stamp Set*
Four Frames Stamp Set*
Decorative Label Punch*
Chocolate Chip Marker*
Color Spritzing Tool*
Sticky Strip*
Stampin' Dimensionals*
Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder*
Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Die
Tattered Angels Gold Glimmer Mist

(*Stampin' Up Product)

Saturday, April 2, 2011

So Grateful!

   Today I'm so grateful for all the things my paper crafting hobby has given me! Who would think that a few art supplies would provide such a  great creative outlet to share with others, beautiful artwork, relaxation and enjoyment, and best of all, the wonderful friends I've met and grown to love? 

     Our monthly Stampin' Club meeting was fabulous last night! All the projects were absolutely stunning! We worked on a mother of pearl card technique and painted some fabulous roses. These cards truly were individual works of art!

     Jae Lynn joined us for the first time last night and did an AMAZING job! Look at the hang tag on her card that she hand cut! Totally awesome!

     Two of my very bestest homies, Erika and Jennifer. Their projects are almost as gorgeous as their amazing hearts. Erika introduced me to paper crafting a few years back, so you can all blame her. :) Love you girls!

     My darling and amazingly talented sister, Gia, and another awesome new member, Melinda! Welcome Melinda! You do amazing work, and we're so excited to have you in our group. You are truly a kindred spirit!

     My darling friend Cassandra came and created beautiful art with us as well! She has an awesome creative spirit, and I love watching her shine! Amazing job! Love you, C!

     Here's a photo of the project we did last night. The Elements of Style set is my favorite set of the month :), and I can't wait to experiment with all the amazing watercolor effects these roses can produce. 

     I hope your weekend is as full of fun and friends as mine has been! If you have a crafty group of friends, I would love to add more clubs to my schedule. Email or comment with questions! Thanks for stopping by!

Materials used (all supplies from Stampin' Up):
Elements of Style Stamp Set
Staz on Ink
Aqua Painters
Rose Red, Baja Breeze, Basic Black, and Whisper White Card Stock
Rose Red, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzaz, and Old Olive Classic Ink
Frost White Shimmer Paint
Color Spritzing Tool
Chocolate Chip Marker
Tulip Frame Embossing Folder
1" and 1 3/8" circle punches
Linen Thread
Vintage Trinkets
Whisper White Satin Ribbon (hand-dyed)