Tuesday Night at the Oasis

Have to share the three wonderful projects we Spaced Out Stampers created at Ree’s oasis for stamp night.

DSCN1948webNew technique for me is the tissue paper.  See the card in the upper left.  We stamped on a piece of whisper white card stock using markers on the rubber. Then spread that surface with glue stick. The tissue paper, cut to same size, is crumpled, smoothed back out, and applied to the glued surface. I can’t wait to use this again, I just love how it looks – so soft and dreamy.

The gift bag in the upper right is a clever little item for tucking what ever goodie you wish to give.  It starts out as a simple white paper bag.  Although it looks plain white in this photo it is actually rolled with turquoise using the vintage vogue wheel. The bag is pressed with the dotted swiss folder and the rest of the elements are added.  The ribbon is attached through holes made with her Crop-a-dial.

I had so much fun playing with all my circles for the bottom card. It is a visual treat once you are done.

Thanks to Ree for another super evening!


December starts tomorrow

And that means the beginning of a project I want to accomplish.  It is to be a journal {slash} scrapbook daily leading up to Epiphany.  The idea is to journal in a scrappy sort of format the thoughts, hopes, and plans for having a more meaningful Christmas.  My plan is to make a page a day, or close to it.  In lieu of a purchased album, my idea is to take 8” by 8” pieces of cardboard from cracker or cereal boxes for the foundation.  Each would be covered with paper and whatever.  Once all are finished I will bind them somehow – perhaps with simple holes punched with my Crop-a-dial.  I’ll have to see how the pages add up and decide down the road.

I just read something Jennipher said in a post at CPC about having a dedication or introduction page to clarify the intention of this album.  I hadn’t thought of that.  She is using a “D-ring binder for her album, which is also a good idea as we may not get every page completed in order.  I hope to keep notes during my day as ideas occur, especially necessary if I will not be able to scrap them each day.

My hope is to reclaim the joy and beauty of the Christmas celebration.  Too often preparing for this day leaves us drained and unfulfilled.  If you can join us with a similar project I invite you to stop in with your comments and add your link if you complete a page.  We can all benefit from the joint suggestions and inspiration.

Above all, may this be your best Christmas season yet!

God bless you and keep you creating love for all!