Friday, November 30, 2012

It's Nobu's Turn

Nobu was the very first boy that Sister Stamps released, so he'll always hold a special place in my heart!  No matter what new boy images come out, he remains one of our more popular boys.  

I enlarged him on my computer so that he would fit the frame better.    Since the washi paper is pretty busy, I opted for a plain gold circle behind him so that he stands out a bit.  After coloring Nobu, I cut him out and popped him up off the frame to add some dimension...

And here's a close up of the little guy...

Come visit me soon to see another frame using Sister Stamps images!  Don't forget to enter to win some blog candy over at the Sister Stamps blog!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

For The Boys...

OK one more post before I go to bed...

I really like this Buddies image that my sister came up with.  They are just so darn cute!  I don't even have boys where I could make use of this frame, but I really like the image, so I'm tempted to keep it for myself!

I used the same design as the Katsura frame I shared yesterday.  I just free hand cut the "hill" and placed the boys on top with pop dots.  I also cut out the froggie and had him playing along with them.  This reminds me of when my cousin and I used to play leap frog in her yard.

Here's a close up of the buddies.

I have more to share with you soon.. Stay tuned!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Craft Fair Frames

So I've been busy making some new frames this year.  I've decided to break down my posts and spread them out since there's a lot to share...  I've even created some new ones using new images, but I'll wait to post them once the images are released.

Until then, I'll be sharing some of our favorite images that were used on these press board frames.  These unfinished frames were purchased from Ben Franklin and covered with washi paper.  At this point, I have so much washi, I can't remember where I got this one from.  I'm guessing it was from Japan since it's pastel green and most of the ones I picked up in Japan were pastel.

While on one of many trips home in November, I took a bunch of images with me that were enlarged on the computer.  This makes a nice size for the frame.  On my down time, I colored in the images so that all I had to do was cut them out when I got home.

Since Katsura looks like he is balancing, I felt like I needed to add in something for him to stand on.  I opted to free hand cut the "hill" out of gold cardstock and then used pop dots to adhere him to the frame.  I think the "hill" was just the added touch needed to accent the boy without competing with the boy or the washi background.  Here's a closer look at Katsura...

Thanks for stopping by!  Can you believe its Wednesday?   See you soon with another frame to share.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Happy Halloween!

Uh yes, I know I'm a bit late.. but I've been busy getting through Thanksgiving, Black Friday and work. As I was working on some Sister Stamps posts, I came across these pix of Halloween goodies I made for my last craft fair!  Talk about late yah?  Well, even though I'm late I thought I'd blog about them so I can refer back to them next year when I'm grasping for ideas...

The Halloween craft fair I participated in was especially challenging.  When I think of Halloween, I automatically thing of Halloween candy!  Am I right?  Well, since the craft fair was at a school, and the schools now do not allow candy or other unhealthy snacks, I had to use my brain for once and come up with alternative treats.  Normally I would put M&M's or other small candies in the candy stick bags, but I lucked out and found these straws with flavoring inside, so when you drink milk, it will flavor your milk! It came in chocolate, strawberry and cookies 'n cream.  Kids seemed to like this a lot.  The bat, spider and kitty were part of a PTI set I bought last year.  The ghost is from an old Sizzix die and the pumpkin and Frankie were paper punch art.  I think I saw the Frankie at Ben Franklin.

Also made these fry box friends and dressed them up for Halloween.  See the healthy treats?  Added goldfish and fruit snacks.

 And finally, decided to go with some bookmarks- after all it is a school right?  Well, I guess no one was into reading cause I didn't see one!  That's ok cause I think they are funny to look at.  Hee hee. They make me laugh.

I found more craft fair stuff, so I'll post more soon. Until then- check out the Sister Stamps blog for our next release!