Saturday, March 1, 2008

Circle Box

Happy March 1! We are that much closer to Spring which will bring green grass, flowers, sunshine and renewal of spirit. For me, Easter is a time for reflection and anticipation for the coming Summer. In reflecting, I can't help but think how thankful I am for my DH Jim, my baby boy Roscoe, and my friends. I have made some of the best friends through Stampin' Up! I told you last week how fortunate I was to have friends in Kim & Jen and how Jen & I met by accident chatting about Stampin' Up! on line. Jen & I shared a wonderful experience attending our first Stampin' Up! convention together. Another person we met by accident is our now dear friend Marie. We met chatting on a forum where SU! demonstrators were exchanging hotel information so we could seek each other out as soon as we arrived in Salt Lake City, home to Stampin' Up. Marie is a Canadian girl who was staying at the same hotel as Jen & I. She was traveling by herself, so I invited her to hang out with us. Well, we hit it off within the first minute. Marie is soooo sweet. We love her. Marie is the angel who introduced us to the ladies of Utah Divas International. Since then, I have been a member of the group and have formed wonderful friendships. These gals are my stampin' sisters. We are a growing group of demonstrators who provide business support, share ideas, and enjoy each other's friendship. If you haven't already, check out our blog. Email me directly at jim.edie@roadrunner.com if you are interested in learning more about the Divas and possibly joining our group. One of our newest Divas is Andrea Walford. Andrea is a very talented stamper. She has been holding an Easter Tutorial Blitz on her blog. Check out Andrea's blog here. Day 1 of her tutorial blitz featured this circle box. Andrea posted easy to follow step-by-step directions and photos. This is my result from her inspiration. I used the same stamp set, A Good Egg, but switched out the So Saffron cardstock for Soft Sky. I changed the belly band a little bit too. I started with a 1-3/4 inch x 11 inch strip of Whisper White cardstock and made one edge scalloped using the Corner Rounder punch with the guard removed. I then used the piercing tool and mat pack to pierce holes along the opposite edge which adds a nice touch of texture. I slipped a strip of Old Olive Cardstock behind it to add a splash of color and finished it off with a 1-1/2 inch strip of paper from the Fall Flowers Designer Series Paper pack. I thought I had it bad for Berry Bliss and now I can't get away from the Fall Flowers paper. It goes with everything! Yikes. :O) Anyway, for the box background, I stamped the flowers from the Good Egg set all over in a random pattern and, like Andrea, I used the Signo Gel pen to fill in the flower centers. For the focal image, I stamped the cute little chick from the same set with Black Stazon and colored him using the So Saffron re-inker and a blender pen. I punched out this little guy using the 1-3/8 inch circle punch and mounted him on scallop circles one of Soft Sky and one of Old Olive. He is attached to the belly band with Stampin' Dimensionals to pop him up a bit. This close up is a bit fuzzy, but I think it gives you a better view of the detail. What do you think? I can't wait to see what Andrea posts next. Thanks for stopping by again and happy stampin'! I'm off to stamp a matching card. EdieB

1 comment:

Tammy said...

This is soooo cute!! I just love this little chick!! I've never stamped so many Easter things before!! haha!!