I hope everyone has had a wonderful holiday season so far!! You’ll have to forgive my lack of post on Monday. We were kind of under an ice storm earlier in the week in Toronto and had no power for a few days!!! All is well in the world again and after camping out with family for a little while, we are back in our own house!
I just wanted to check in, make sure you are safe and sound and enjoying your time!
I’ll be back in a day or so with a lot of fun stuff I’ve been working on for commissions and Christmas gifts! 🙂
A few months ago, Stampin’ Up came out with a new product called Undefined. Basically, it’s a kit that allows you to carve your own stamps. How cool is that?! The kit comes with rubber, wood blocks, two carving tools, foam backing, a marker and instructions and ideas to get you started!
I have had so much fun in trying mine out, although I’ve kept it pretty simple to date. I will be selling my crafted goods at a convention or two next year. These conventions will be devoted more to the geek at heart. And while I love SU and their products, they don’t exactly cater to all demographics, especially not those involving video games.
So I have taken it upon myself to make the stamps I need for the type of cards I will want to make! I started off with Pacman and the ghosts! Now, I just have to turn those into a card…
What else do you think I should carve?? All ideas welcome!
Keep posted to see the cards I manage to make with Pacman!
Remember back in July when I posted about the Stampin’ Up Convention and how I had to make roomie gifts for the lovely ladies I was staying with? Well, the one gift you saw. My little big monster guy who is rocking his pants! I believe Dianne called him Mr. Blue, despite him being mostly green!
The other gift I made was for my dear friend, Christyne Richardson. She is an avid SU demonstrator who holds amazing classes and all-day events. For her project table at these events, I thought she needed to display a Stampin’ Up logo so I cross-stitched and framed her one! To give it that little bit of colour, I added in some SU Strawberry Slush ruffle ribbon. I thought it added just the thing!
What do you think? It kind of looks like the SU logo! Right?
Now that you’ve seen what I made for the Sprite Stitch swap, I’m going to show you what I received! 🙂
The person who had me as a swap person, Gamerwolff, really outdid herself! Look at all the goodies below! I got a Katamari bookmark and larger cross-stitch that I need to frame. Two polymer Kawaii charms and a whole tons of Mario magnets! Look at all of them!!
Receiving this package in the mail really made my day. And I believe I forgot to mention in my previous post that this swap was supposed to be considered a mini swap. That means that everything we made had to fit in a 5″x7″ space. This is a much smaller scale swap than the usual ones where people just go crazy with what they make. This is also the reason why my gift was a relatively small object but with multiple pages. We cheat where we can! 🙂
Gamerwolff managed to break all the rules and got away with it by stacking all her items to me and fitting them in a single small bubble envelope. There are times when it’s good that magnets are flat!
If you’re interested to see what other people got in this swap, you should check out the Sprite Stitch site!