Wednesday, October 19, 2011

A special gift for a friend...

I am sure many of you have the same problem I have when it comes to buying gifts for friends and family members..... you want to buy something special, something they will cherish and use... this is not always an easy task... and I had just such a dilemma a few weeks ago.... fortunately... when you play with inks, paper and stamps often enough... the brain does come up with some good ideas now and then... LOL....

Above is a close up on the wording "family" - I used ready made tags with letters and added some glossy accents with my Hero Arts Prism Glitter to add some bling.
the notes is a sheet of paper from the same stack of papers which I cut out and added under the letters....

This is a close up of the lace (which I distressed with my distress inks - it was just too white) and my border which was made with one of my spellbinders dies.

A close up on the "f" of family - I also added a small bull dog clip which I distressed with some alcohol inks.. just to dull it a bit.. it was too silver for the overall look

A butterfly which I had made ages ago.. came in handy.. I added some eyelets to the butterfly and overstamped it with my Stazon gold ink. beneath the butterfly are some rub ons as well as some of Tim Holtz tissue tape.

A bit of a close up ont he wording "remember this" the clock on the left hand side is a rub on.. cannot remember where I got it from... just found it in my stash. I also added some bold brads on either side of the die cut I used.

the finished product.... I am very pleased to say that the recipient was very happy with her one of a kind gift....

thanks for stopping by... we are busy with more canvasses... Azrah and Aqeel actually participated in painting the backgrounds of their one's themselves. They chose their own color combinations... so I will be loading those pics as soon as they are done...

With a very messy dining room table... lotsa hugz till next time...

Happy stamping...


shamela ;p)


  1. Hi Shamela, so good to meet other SA Bloggers!

  2. Hi Shamela,
    Thanks so much for the kind words about our daughters...we really do miss them. I wanted to leave a comment here to let you know that your comments are set to "no reply". Which means when you leave a comment on any blog, there isn't an email address attached to no one can respond. If you ever want to change that setting on your profile, I have a tutorial on my right side bar labeled "No Reply"
    Thanks again for stopping by my blog,


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