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I've created this blog to share my life & love of paper crafts with others. You will read bits and pieces of what goes on in my world and be able to see my paper craft creations! Please leave me a comment if you see something you like. I'd love to hear from you!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

As another year flies by...

...It is so true..."All Good Things Must Come To An End!"  This past week I got together with 12 friends from the Stamp-Shack at the Potawatami Inn in Indiana.  This is an annual get together we've titled Shackapalooza!  We rented out a conference room for 4 days and stamped away our long weekend.  We had a blast!  It's amazing how you can spend 13+ hours in a conference room for 4 days and not get bored!  It goes by with a blink of an eye!  There's nothing like spending time with good friends stamping, eating, chatting, laughing and enabling one another!  I wish we could get together more often, but as this years' event has flown by, I'm definitely looking forward to our next Shackapalooza in April of 2012!

One of the things I planned for this stamping weekend was to try a few techniques I'd seen on Splitcoast stampers and give them a try.  One of them was the Faux Silk technique and this is the card I made using it.  What do you think?

I stamped DRS Designs new Three Butterflies stamp (744F) repeatedly on tissue paper and then lightly colored them with Copic Markers.  Then, as per the tutorial, I crumbled up the tissue paper, smoothed it out and adhered it to white cardstock to create the background.  The Another Year Flies By sentiment (489F) is also by DRS Designs.  How do you like that rosette embellishment?  I was enabled by Chelsea over the weekend with her new Tim Holtz dies that I used to make it.  I used a light blue button and some bakers twine to finish the flower and dark pink rhinestones outlined the border nicely!  

Hope you like it!


Karin said...

Love the pastel colors and that fab rosette!

Chelsea said...

Love that rosette!!!

Samantha said...

The rosette, the jewels and that layout - love it!


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