Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Stamp Carving 101 and Project Life Week 5...

I've got lots to share today and I'm so excited about it! I'm taking Julie Fei-Fan Balzer's "Stamp Carving 101" workshop and I'm having tons of fun! I've always wanted to make my own stamps, and Julie's teaching style makes it seem so easy!

Here's my very first stamp, along with some Project Life journal cards that I made with it....
I used "Moo Carve" and I really like it. It's rubbery, like one of those white erasers. It's also super thick so it's easy to hang onto when stamping.

We are on lesson three already, and each one gets progressively more involved. I will share more soon!

and now, on to Project Life Week 4! It was a busy week, full of social events, activities and projects.

I tried something new this week - I worked on my layout a little each day. I LOVED doing it that way, and plan to continue! It made it much easier for me! At the end of the week, I just added some finishing touches and I was done - yeayyy!

Here's how the layout turned out (click on image to see it larger)...


Closeup of left side...Special things to note: I included a copy of a beautiful ATC that my sister Renee made for me awhile ago. I love it so much I keep it displayed in my scraproom; and it was a perfect fit to honor Martin Luther King day. I also included a post-it note from Michael that was waiting for me when I returned from my Scrap Retreat! (I asked his permission first tho - thanks sweetheart!) I also included one of my new heart-stamped cards, along with the advertisement for Julie's class. The pink quote is a free printable.

Closeup of right side...
Things to note here: I copied a Netflix envelope to back the photo of the series I am watching (Damages - love it!). The black and white building is a postcard from a place I went for lunch this week. I also LOVE that Michael agreed to write the journaling for the 21st - yeayyy! The black and white tape is 7 Gypsies paper tape - one of my go-to styles. The green tongue photo is my fave of the week! HA. Michael sent it to me via iphone, along with the photo of the fun-dip he was enjoying at work. :0)

So, that's it for this week! Thanks for visiting and I will see you again soon!

7 comments:

Melanie said...

Just wanted you to know I just finished Julie's 30 Days in Your Journal (I started it at Christmas time) ... and all because of your posts! It was the BEST class I have ever taken! And I have taken a LOT of classes! I didn't sign up for her stamping because I carve stamps already, but I will be watching to see what stamps you do. See if I do need to take it!

phinner said...

ok, green tongue Michael is my FAVORITE! and let me know when you learn how to carve Julie's chevron stamp b/c I will need to hire you to make me one!!! : .D

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhhhhh your stamp is AMAZING!!! I love love love this weeks pages! LOVING the photo of Michael and the green tongue! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Sharon said...

That stamp is totally awesome! You are so creative!!! I love what you are doing with project life. You and Patricia are both going gangbusters with this project!!!!!!! And to answer your question, that car on my "I feel good" layout was a sticker - an old one from my stash!

dawn said...

WOW AWESOME STAMP!!! It turned out so cute, love all the hearts in your pages. I'm hoping to take this class soon.

I love the rainbow and your mom comment, she was thinking of you to I bet!!!

The pages look great and filled with lots of goodies, love how your making this your own and having fun still.

Hooray for Michael being in it and even doing some writing for you.

Enjoy your week and I can't wait to see next weeks.
p.s. my blog is all mixed up so no posting for me sadly, I miss it. Trying to work on the issues.

Marcia said...

Ooh! I really love your pages. I am just starting a project life book too. :)

Patricia said...

I have always had the "thought" about doing stamp carvings...but never came about ;) So cute and perfect for PL...love your spread and all the details and color...that tongue is hilarious!