Paper: DCWV Stack 3; The Paper Company Jewel Tone Purple
Ink: Brilliance Moonlight White
Accessories: Mega Scallop Square Punch
Accessories: magnetic clasp, beads, earring hooks
Who am I? I am currently a Stay-At-Home mom of two, Bella Rose is my daughter. In my former life I was a scientist, editor and webpage designer. I've never considered myself crafty or artistically inclined and attended a rubber stamping class (shortly after my daughter was born) for some adult conversation. Bella patiently entertained herself or slept through the entire class (and a few others), while I discovered a whole new world. Handmade cards appeal to a creative side I didn't know I had.
I may have a serious addiction to these. I found these glass bicone beads on sale at WalMart of all places...they were like $0.50 a pack on clearance. I think I will give this bracelet to my sister for Christmas. Topaz is her Birthstone and the green bead sort of looks like Topaz...and the rest are colors she wears.
Now this bracelet has an actual clasp...I am still no jewelry maker but I was pretty proud of the way I finished this piece. I still need to make my mother her grandmother bracelet (the whole reason I started down this jewelry path).
I promise to get back to more stamping, but between Christmas Cards, last minute gifts and cooking I haven't had much time to explore. I feel like all I've been using this past two weeks is a set of Snowflake Stamps permanently mounted and the Kaleidacolor Blue Breeze stamp pad. This week alone, I 've made two snowflake Paper Purses, gift card holders...and bracelets! Unfortunately didn't get pictures before giving them...I'm just not camera functional at 2AM my new time to get everything done.
I read about these ladies on SCS who have 5 kids and I have no idea how they do it...I have two and I barely get time to take a shower. Thank God I don't need much sleep "me" time is after everyone else is finally in bed and most of the chores are done. But then I think the best creativity comes out under stress and duress...my best short stories were written two hours before they were due!!
Oh yeah and...
Paper: TAC Rustic Chic
Accessories: 5mm sliver beads, 6mm citrine, turquoise, smoke glass bicone beads