Friday, July 6, 2012

Just Piddling Around in my Stamp Lab

Hey Y'all,
    I usually have to have a card or some project that I am serious about before I blog.  Today, I was trying to put up more organizational type stuff, this time it was on the wall.  This is NOT a good thing!  Wouldn't you know, I put a hole in the wall (bummer drag) larger than it should have been.  So naturally, being the whimpy girl that I am, I cried. But my motto is that you can only cry for about five minutes, then you've got to suck-it-up and figure out how to fix the mess.   What I really had to do was to figure out how, one- I was going to tell Bigg Daddy (that's my lovee) how I put a hole in the wall and two- that I bought something else for my stamp lab.   You see, Bigg rarely comes into the stamp lab (aka the Girl Cave).  So, I figured by the time he makes his rare appearance into the lab; the Making Memory Shelf thingy would have been up for months and he would just believe as always-I had that for years, he just never paid any attention to it.   Well... now, like Lucy; I have some splainin' to do when Bigg gets home.  Okay, so now I have to kinda cheer myself up.  I saw this this demo thing I did when I was a Stampin' Up Demonstrator (disclaimer: scrap-lifted from somebody many Stampin' Up! years ago), that I never made anything out of and decided I would try it again.  No-I don't have anything in particular that I want to put it on; I just needed some kind of success in my stamp lab after the Making Memory- hole-in-the-wall fiasco.   Below you can see a picture of the original star fold thing and then the one I did this morning.  The thing is with this you need two-sided paper.  Well, I was in no mood to look for a piece of two sided paper; so I created my own.  I just glued a piece of black CS to some icky soccerball paper I got from Hobby Lobby years ago ( I have no clue what made me buy that paper; I don't like soccer and I don't know anybody other than David Beckham that plays soccer). Anyway, here is the finished product.  I will try to figure out how to make a PDF template and post it for anyone who wants to try it.  I have to say, this is only the second time I've attempted this and it went extremely fast, even with making my own two-sided paper.   I made the little white mat to put a message on.  I made it by making the hexagon shape, then I cut 1/8" off each side.  On the first starburst I used SU Bermuda Bay (retired) and SU background stamp French (retired).

Now, I'm off to see what other trouble I can get into, chat soon...Me


  1. Just love this – very creative.
    Wishing you a great week and don’t forget to stop and smell the flowers.
    Doing Life
    Digistamps4Joy DT Member
    Tammy’s Scrapin Corner DT ember

  2. Hello Joyce! Love love your blog...I am now a new follower! Please stop by and become our follower too
    We would love having you join our wonderful blog family. I'm sure they will love your sharing creative skills! Wishing you a lovely Evening!


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