Wednesday, May 23, 2007

I did a Jacob's Ladder!!!

German Phrase of the Day: Mai ist der schoenste Monat. = May is the nicest month. That certainly seems to be true. Ever since the day after my sisters arrived from the US we have had PERFECT weather on our travels. I actually have some color again!! :-) It rained here in Dusseldorf yesterday before we got here, but now today it's beautifully sunny again. Hooray, I've been waiting for some sign of summer's arrival here.

So, this projects was SOOO much fun to make. It really isn't that difficult if you follow Beate's wonderful tutorial, or watch the video if that's easier. I made this for my friend Julie of Stamping with Julie and her new baby boy. (sorry to spoil the surprise will be in the mail soon!!) For the picture I just showed 3 of the panels...since they just continue in the same way except for the top one.

I used some retired SU! paper (sorry...can't remember what it's called) but I figured it was perfect for her adorable little boy. I stamped the giraffe from Bundle of Joy on whisper white and colored it in with an aquapainter and reinkers (barely banana and only orange) I embossed the word baby from All Year Cheer in clear ep after stamping with Ballet Blue craft ink. Lastly I made the corner with some Ballet Blue CS, and then added the white polka dots. I used white and celery grosgrain ribbons.

Now, the best part is how I obtained the coasters. I mentioned that my daughter's kindergarten had an ubernacht (overnight) recently. So my husband and I had a date night. We took the train into downtown Dusseldorf and had lots of fun. Of course, at every biergarten or pub we went to ( 3 of them!) I had to snag a few coasters...and since the first place we went had round coasters, I then decided that all future stops had to have square coasters!! So Julie, your sons jacob's ladder book is made with genuine German beer coasters! I hope he enjoys them!! :-) I think I have to break down and actually BUY some plain coasters now...this was too fun!

Supplies: (all supplies are SU! unless otherwise noted)
Stamps: Bundle of Joy, All Year Cheer
CS: Ballet Blue, Whisper White, retired DP
Ink: Jet Black stazon, barely banana, only orange, ballet blue craft

Acc: Aquapainter, white gel pen, clear ep



  1. Way cute and I love how you had to go to the bars to get the coasters! Too funny!

  2. Yea! So cute Jana! I can't wait to see it -thank you so much!! My husband will love the part about the German beer coasters! :) So, it's getting nice here, when are you coming for a visit?? :)

  3. Jana, your Jacob's ladder looks adorable...and your date night sounds like lots of fun!


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