I hope you are enjoying your Saturday! I went into the studio early this morning, and was working on a few cards when I realized that I didn’t have something I needed! Well, that called for a shopping trip. I headed out to Lowe’s, Home Depot and then ended up at Hobby Lobby! Oh my and yes, my Hobby Lobby DOES have Spellbinders! I was in shock. They don’t have Ranger Perfect Pearls, but they do have Spellbinders.

Since Mallory has one day of work left, tomorrow, she needed me to make her a card today. Her manager had a baby this summer and Mallory has had a baby gift sitting here for weeks. Why for weeks? Because she has been asking me to make a baby card for that long, and I have not either had the time or been too pooped to work on it late at night. Yesterday when Mallory mentioned the card again, I knew I didn’t have any other option than to make the card today. As you can tell, her manager had a baby girl!

Lindsey Baby Card

I colored the lamb with Copic Markers and then die cut the image with a Circle Nestability. I knew that I was going to airbrush the background, so leaving the image in the Nestability, I masked it and then airbrushed. For the background I decided to stamp some stars, instead of using designer paper. The same stars are stamped on the pink scallop panel on the front as well. For an embellishment, I made an Inchie. I stamped the bootie, colored it with Copic Markers and then over stamped the work girl. I mounted the Inchie between two pieces of 1″ Memory Glass, and then soldered the charm. I added a jump ring at the top to run the ribbon through and then tied a bow from the jump ring. I don’t think I’m ready to make fancy jewelry yet, but at least I’m still practicing with the solder. I’m not ready to throw in the towel yet. On the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment “We can give our children two things . . . One is roots, the other is ‘wings’.”

  • Stamps: Rubbernecker Baby Collection: Lamb SKU:88-01, Sleeping Moon SKU:88-13, Roots Text SKU:88-02, It’s A Girl SKU:88-19, and Bootie from Rubbernecker Stamp Company
  • Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White; SU Pink Pirouette
  • Ink: Ranger Pitch Black and Archival Jet Black; SU Pink Pirouette
  • Accessories: Copic Markers and Airbrush System; Spellbinders Plain and Scalloped Circle Nestabilities, and Wizard; Ranger Inkksentials 1″ Square Memory Glass; Copper Foil Tape; Soldering Tool; Silver Jump Ring; Solder; Ribbon

Enjoy your weekend. I’m heading back down to the studio. So many ideas and so little time! Scary thought – I know! Oh and don’t forget that Rubbernecker still has Ranger Pigment Pads and Reinkers on sale. If you purchase $25 in product, you will receive a 10% rebate on your entire shopping cart. Check out all the deets on the Rubbernecker Home Page.

Happy Wednesday! I’m running a bit late today. I ran a few errands with Mallory this morning to finish getting the criticals for her move back to campus. Besides, there was a necessary stop at Hobby Lobby for me! I just HAD to purchase a soldering tool. Oh yeah you heard right, a soldering tool. The only thing my husband has asked is that I be extremely careful and not burn down the house. He knows me so well!

While in Dallas last weekend, hanging with some stampin’ friends from the Hanna Stamps Design Team one of our planned activities was to learn to solder. Well, we also had some sight seeing fun too. Here we all are on the grassy knoll in downtown Dallas. We had just left the Book Depository Museum and wanted to see for ourselves if it was possible to make that shot from the square window pictured above us.

Hanna DT at Grassy Knoll

Left to right: Shannon Tompkins, Bev Gerard (our hostess), Judy Workman, Kristi Ferro, Pam Hooten and myself.

I thought it would be fun to show you the necklace I made. However, you are not going to see the first one at all (there were too many four letter words uttered), but I will show you the second one. After getting an email about the August Technique Challenge on Tim Holtz’ blog, I had an idea and just HAD to try it. So, I did – on glass instead of fragments.

Alcohol Resist Soldered Necklace

Needless to say, I’m hooked – a new addiction! I had to have my own soldering tool, beads, and all the other necessary items. Hopefully I will make vast improvements in my technique.

Before I leave you today, I would like to point out that Rubbernecker has extended the sale on the Ranger Pigment Pads and reinkers. Not only have they extended this sale, but for any order of products (rubber stamps and cling excluded) more than $25 you will receive 10% off your entire order. I so need to go shopping!

Here’s hoping you have a great day! I’m going to go organize my new soldering tools.

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