Well, I finally finished a calendar for my sister. I am only three months late but who's counting. lol I made it out of grunge paper. I wish that paper didn't smell so bad. I guess it airs out after a while. This isn't the calendar that I usually make for her but sense Amuse doesn't sell the calendar any more this will have to do. I used a die from Tim Holtz Alterations to cut a small easel to stand the calendar up. It worked wonderful. I don't know why I never used it before.
Today I made a get well card. I used a Lili of the Valley stamp. I love these little stamps. They are so cute and fun to color. The designer paper is from a 6" x 6" paper pack called "A walk in the garden by Best Creation Inc. I bought it at Great Scraps in Millersville. This is the place to go for paper if you are in Maryland. The oval die is a new one I got from Spellbinders. It is called Floral Ovals. I used a smaller one in the inside for the sentiment. It seems like it has been for ever sense I made a card and I know it is not true because I just went to a shoe box swap. lol
This is the first cigar box I made after I knew what I was doing. This is the one that I made when I took a class at Queens Ink. The knob is made out of buttons. The feet are from Ranger. Gotta love those cigar boxes.
Like everyone else I stamp with I have caught the bug to make decorative cigar boxes. This box went to my nephew in Washington state. I made a little paperbag album to put inside to hold the pictures that we took when he came to visit the family in Massachusetts. Sure hope he likes it. I was really happy with the way it came out.
I finally got my copic certification "Yipee, for me" I have been wanting to do this for so long. I got the standard certification and now can't wait to get the Intermediate one. Here is a picture of me and the girls at York Pa where we took the class. Our instructor was Marianne Walker. We couldn't have asked for a better person to teach our class. Check out her site at http://ilikemarkers.blogspot.com