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A Clever and Versatile Alphabet Set

I recently bought the Layered Floral Alpha Set from Waffle Flower.  This stamp set is comprised of two 9 1/2 by 12 stamps sets.  It is by far the biggest stamp set in my collection.  It may also be amongst the most clever stamp sets I own.  With very little room for error, I can make a floral alphabet in any colour scheme I choose.  The stamp set contains lining up guides that ensure that the various floral elements are stamping in exactly the right spots.  Additionally, it stamps out the whole alphabet at once and cuts the letters out with just one die.

I wanted a floral alphabet mostly for titles on scrapbook layouts of flower gardens and parks that I have visited, but I have some ideas forming for some birthday cards using these letters as well.  This is why I have formed the word “cake” in the samples below.

The first image shows what the stamp image looks like after it is fully stamped but before it is cut out with the die.  The second image shows some of the individual letters after the die-cutting, done in two different colour combinations forming the word cake.

 

Take a look:

 

 

Creativation Cards

It seems like Creativation is already a distant memory, but I wanted to do a post showing some of things I made in the classes I took at the show.  There are some that are missing as they were unfit to be shown.

I have sorted them in my head into “must haves”, “Wish list cute”  “cute but not for me” and “unfit (you won’t see these as the garbage man has already erased them from my life)”.  You can decide which is which.

Here they are:

Lawn Fawn

 

 

 

 

 

Waffle Flower

 

 

 

 

 

Sizzix

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art Impressions

 

 

 

Wendy Vecchi

Spellbinders

 

 

 

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

Sometimes it pays to go outside your comfort zone.  I was wandering around Creativation when a nice lady walked up to me and invited me to a Make and Take at the Tombow booth.  “What are we makin and takin?” I ask.  “Brush Lettering” she says.  Well, if you lined up all things that I am not good at, brush lettering would be at the top of the list, so I declined.  As I was walking by the table , the lady noted again that there was just one spot left………..for me.  So I sat down, made the most horrendous attempt at brush lettering and proceeded to win the grand prize in the giveaway.  Sometimes it just pays to humiliate oneself!

I walked away with an Advanced Set of Brush Lettering Pens AND their brand new Planner book.  Woo Hoo!

I cannot post my Brush Lettering entry as I deliberately left it on the table.  It truly would be total humiliation for me to post it, but I will post the cards I made in the Waffle Flower workshop.  There are some great stamps coming out from Waffle Flower.  The one I am most excited about is a layering stamp for making marbled backgrounds.  Included with the workshop was the stampset with the deer on it entitled Wild and Free.

Here they are:

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Coffee Lovers Bloghop Day 5

Sometimes the best ideas come when you think you have no idea at all.  Such was the case today.

I had a new little stamp set from Waffle Flower that was comprised of a number of tiny little drinks. I think it is meant for planners, and the only planning I ever do is to try and get dressed by noon. Nevertheless, it caught my eye, and I wanted to make a card for the blog with it.

Anyway, I think the result is cute and I also got to use one of the new mini sized Action Wobblers behind the Octopus.

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