Monday, June 8, 2015

New Tag

Hello!
I've been participating in a monthly tag swap at a local scrapbook store since February.  Each month we get given a theme and the requirement to use the Prima tags.  This month the theme was 'All About Me'.  I like the idea, but get stumped when doing this theme with people I do not know well...
I decided to pick a favourite quote I try to live by and some favourite elements.  After I completed the tags, I thought of a GREAT idea. (figures!)  Anyway, here is my June All About Me tag, step by step:

First I used Prima Hancock Park tags and embossed them using my CutNBoss and it's wood grain embossing folder.  Could do 2 of these large tags in one pass!

StazOn ink was rubbed over the raised embossing and I sprayed the tags with ? spray and used baby wipes to spread the stain... brown fingers for the next 2 days!

This tree stamp is by Magenta and a favourite.  I stamped it and the greeting on textured cream cardstock that has a fuzzy feel to it.  I got it through a group purchase with my stamp club and we dubbed it 'dirty paper' as it feels rather sexy! :)

The leaves on the tree and saying were coloured with my Stampin' Up markers and the texture of the paper helped smooth out the lines quite nicely.  The last thing I did was distress the edges of both saying and tree panels and pop dot adhered them to the tag. 


Hope you like this attempt at showing some of what I am about...

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Grad Season

Hello again!
Tis' the season for graduation celebrations.
High school, kindergarten, university and even grade 9.
The last one is the focus of this post.
I deliver lunches that have been ordered to kids at their schools.  "Hey it's the Lunch Lady!!!"  Needless to say I get a lot of smiles and occasionally hugs:)  These past 3 years though there's one young lady at a school I deliver to that has amazed me.  Even in Grade 7 she would be unfailingly polite to me each week and went out of her way to let me know why she wasn't ordering the next week.  (Here's where I start to sound old) Most kids do not have respect for adults anymore... I am lucky that my schools are pretty ok, but I have seen and experienced the indifference and even rudeness that seems to be the norm these days.  So this girl stood out!
Back to the card...
So this young lady is finishing her junior high education this June and since my last delivery was last week, I wanted to let her know she was amazing and encourage her to keep aiming high. I made this card for her:
I followed a past Mojo Monday pattern and stuck to the black and white theme.  Papers are mostly from my scrap stash.  I used a shimmer white for the punched border and centre circle.  The mat on the circle is plastic mesh from when we replaced a window screen :)  The alpha strip is fabric tape from Prima, I think.  Last but not least is the greeting, which is from an old Stampin' Up set. 

End of the story: She loved it, thanked me for the card and not and gave me a big hug.  I love hugs!