Monday, October 22, 2007

Name frame for Sher

German Phrase of the Day: Ich mag Montags nicht. = I don't like Mondays. This is for sure my daughter's feeling, as she loves her weekend days with lots of Daddy play time. On Mondays she had to go back to school, and more importantly, daddy has to work again and can't focus solely on her. Have I mentioned she's a daddy's girl before? ;-)

Today's project is a name (without the frame) that I did as part of my Diva Sister swap last month for my buddy Sher. She is the sister swap coordinator, and comes up with the awesome ideas for our swaps. Last month we had the grey black and white card, this framable name, and a card using chipboard. This was my favorite of the projects, and I was so glad to hear that Sher and her family liked it as well. I really love this stamp set, it's so much fun to build different families with it!

I did lots of sponging on this to try and add some depth to the white cardstock. I sponged all over with creamy caramel, then I sponged certainly celery around the edges, and then tempting turquoise on the very edge (only in about 1/8 of an inch or so) to make the colors blend into the matting. I actually got the color combo from the SU! color wheel, and used the same colors to color the people in as the cardstock I used for the layers. It includes Taken With Teal, Certainly Celery, Tempting turquoise, and for ink only some Apricot Appeal. I'm so glad they liked it! I'll be showing you what I made for this month's swap as this week continues. I finished them all yesterday and am popping them in the mail today! Phew!!

Supplies: (all supplies are SU! unless otherwise noted)
Stamps: Newsprint alphabet, All in the Family,
CS: Whisper White, Taken With Teal, Certainly Celery, Tempting turquoise

Basic Black, Taken With Teal, Certainly Celery, Tempting turquoise, apricot appeal, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, CHocolate Chip, basic black H2O crayon.
sponge, celery grosgrain ribbon



  1. I just got this stamp set and can't wait to play with it! Thanks for the inspiration... you did a great job!

  2. This is so precious! I love it!!

  3. This name frame without the frame is so adorable. I love the concept. Your sponging is wonderful.


  4. It's the BEST!!! I am soooo lucky to be your partner for this swap! I just LOVE, love, love this project.
    Stampin' Hugs,

  5. This is absolutely adorable!
    I LOVE the colors and the sponging.

  6. Heather Summers10/23/2007 05:07:00 AM

    LOVE the frame! This is definately in my top ten of stamp sets! Beautiful work, it will be so appreciated!

  7. I believe the proceeds from the sale of this stamp set are going to be given to the family of the Australian SU! general manager who passed away... for november...

    I will definitely be buying it. And recommending everyone else get it too.


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