Wednesday, August 31, 2011

It's a Maine Thing

Hi there blogger friends!  
Thanks so much for stopping by and checking things out with the Stamp'n Boomer.

Ever on the look out for challenges and fun things to create, I saw the latest challenge over at Crazy 4 Challenges and immediately thought about this new stamp I just got from my LSS.  The challenge #C4C102 is to  create a masculine project/card.  Nearly everyone knows about or has heard about 'Bean Boots", well, I couldn't resist this stamp....I've been wearing their boots for over 40 years....because when you wear them out (and it takes a long time), you just return them and they replace them (no charge)!  Google them and read the story it's truly fascinating.  

So, here's my is a technique called "Faux Barn Wood" I got from my Technique Junkies February/March 2011 Newsletter.   I used Copic Markers to color the boots (sorry, I didn't write the #s down), I layered them against a piece of CS embossed with a Sizzix EF.  The LLBean tag came from a product tag on a purchase I made.  I cut out the boots and popped them up with pop dots.  I put 3D Crystal Lacquer on the base of the boot to replicate the authentic look of the LLBean boot.  The inside sentiment reads "Wherever you go, go with all your heart".   The stamp is from Silver Fox Stamps and More.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  

Note:  I sent my card to Silver Fox Stamps and More and Sheila (co-owner) pointed out that the boots were not actually Bean boots, as LLBean has a distinctive sole and this is not it.  Silver Fox Stamps and More calls these boots "Outdoor Boots".   My apologize to everyone for the mis-lead, I should have looked at my boots, I would have seen the difference.  Never-the-less, I hope you will check out their website....they have some fabulous rubber.  

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Star School Book

Hi there blogger friends,

Well, Hurricane Irene came to visit and she blew extremely high winds and brought lots of rain, but by the time she got here, she was downgraded to a tropical storm.  We only had downed limbs and some trees around our home, but so many in the Adirondacks in Upstate New York and Vermont and other outlying areas had much worse; flooding, erosion and damaged property.  So glad Irene is gone.

I haven't created a 3-D project in a long time, but over at JUGS this week there's a "Back to School 3-D Challenge" and I just had to play along.  

Also, over at Gingersnapcreations their color challenge (which is ongoing until September 25) is featuring Primary Colors (Red, Yellow and Blue) in your projects.  A perfect matchup for a "back to school" theme.  

While I've never created a "Star Book" before I found a YouTube Tutorial on a mini star book and decided to give it a try.  I will post several photos of it, as I wanted to be sure a few of the pages got in as well as a photo of the book closed and then opened into a star.  


The images cut and pieced are all from the new Graphic 45 papers "An ABC Primer Collection.  The stamps are from Gina K Designs "Perfect Pennants" illustrated by Tami Mayberry and "Whimsical Autumn" illustrated by Carolyn King.  Also used DI, "Victorian Velvet" and "Walnut Stain".  Stickers from Webster's Pages. 

I had so much fun creating this book and I can't wait to make others.  
Thanks so much for stopping by and I would love to hear your comments on my Star Book creation.

Happy creating and stamping!

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