Monday, April 13, 2009

Just so you know...

This is my mindset, whether I could put it into words or not before! :D

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.

~ Winston Churchill

I hope you will pass it on! :) I love teaching; one of my favorite things to hear at my classes is, "That is SO pretty! And *I* did it!" :) That's what I want you to FEEL about my projects, my friend; there are lots of blogs out there that I see what they're posting and think, "That's BEAUTIFUL, but it would take me forever. And I'm not so sure it would turn out OK." I want you to find things on my blog that are easy to CASE (Copy And Steal Everything!), or that inspire you to make something else. It's all about being able to bless other people with what we create! :)

Speaking of which: I'm sorry I didn't think to share this one before Easter, but you can get a head start on next. :D This is made with a mini KitKat bar!

Isn't he CUTE?!?!? I can't share the technique we used to do the paper; it's from TECHNIQUE JUNKIES, called Faux Felt, and it's an awesome, EASY technique - tell Pat I sent you, if you join her! :) You could use designer paper, or regular card stock - if you use regular card stock, you'll need to roll it around your fingers a little, to make it less stiff.
Card stocks: So Saffron, Whisper White, Basic Black, Only Orange
Ink: So Saffron (sponged on eyelids), white gel pen
Accessories: PAPER SNIPS (LOL!), sponge, 1/2" circle punch, wide oval punch, scallop circle punch, 3/4" square punch (retired), 1/4" circle punch
His feet are 1/2 of a scallop circle, trimmed so he has three toes - don't make his ankles too thick! :D His beak is a square; fold in half on a diagonal, then fold in the side points to keep his beak open. His wings are one wide oval punch, cut in half; his hair is 1/3 of a wide oval punch, cut down with scissors. His eyes are pretty self-explanatory! :)
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask me! I'm going to post another post today about something exciting coming up, and I'll be working on a tutorial for the purses y'all have asked me for. :)
Have a WONDERFUL day!!! STAMP something, will ya? :D Make me feel like I'm doing my job! :D