Wednesday, February 16, 2011

you make me smile

you make me smile sunshine

This makes me smile. It was so fun to make! Having a new obsession with clothespins, I wanted to see if I could stamp on them. (if it sits still long enough, it gets stamped, right? :)) The stamping worked out perfectly! I used Palette ink, which is made for multiple surfaces and comes in great colors. Then I stamped the same background onto a piece of cardstock, die cut a circle, stamped the sentiment in black ink, and adhere the clothespins to the back of the circle. Pretty fun, I think. Totally not mail-able, though. :)

fashion district LA 1 fashion district LA 2

Here are some photos from our CHA bonus adventure day one. Beth Pingry, Cathy Chlebana, Kim Hupke, and myself all got to spend a couple extra days in the warmth, while they cleaned out Chicago. Being a small town girl, this metro living was so interesting to me; all the stores and restaurants lined up along the street, people walking to get to their needs, and just all the people everywhere. And then there was the shopping!! :)

fashion district LA beads 1 pumice beads

There were fabric, button, trim, jewelry, and bead stores everywhere. The eye candy was overwhelming and inspiring! And while I love looking at beads, I don’t dare start another hobby, which is why I have photos of those stores and not the others. :)

rooster beads

There were even rooster beads! If you could imagine it, you could buy it! It was a good thing that my suitcase was dangerously close to being overweight…it kept my shopping in check!

Have a fantastic day! thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: Stamps-Hero Arts (Classic Fabric Design, Made with Love), Patterned paper-My Mind’s Eye (Fine and Dandy True Blue), Ink-Palette (Paris Lights, Noir), Cardstock-Papertrey Ink, Clothespins (Michael’s), Spellbinders-Circles Large

Happy 91st birthday to my grandmother today!! Isn't that amazing?


Deirdre said...

Love what you created with the clothes pegs... so fun. Thanks for sharing fun photos too. Its cold and grey here in Ireland today and your card and photos brought sunshine into my attic! Thanks.

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Omg this is such a great idea this card really does make me smile!!!!

Diane Jaquay said...

I didn't even realize these were clothespins until I read your description lol! This is one super duper AWESOME happy card!!!

Elizabeth Allan said...

This made me smile Kimberly. Love the design and colors. Your work is always beautiful.

Windy Robinson said...

Hi Kimberly, This card is so clever... and its always better to hand deliver cards anyway, right? Have a great Thursday!

sucor said...

What a fun card! I didn't realize these were clothespins either!

Alyssa S said...

Oh! This is so fun!! Love that you stamped straight onto the clothespins!

Ink, paper and BLING! said...

I love your peg card! How cute.

But seriously did you honestly not buy a rooster? I could not have stopped with out one. They are darling. I hav eno idea what I would have done with one, but a rooster bead is something you would never forget.
What a great trip.

pcm said...

very cute card. and happy 81st bday to your grandma from me too! :)

pcm said...

oops! make that 91st bday! wow!

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