I hope everyone has had a wonderful holiday season so far!! Â You’ll have to forgive my lack of post on Monday. Â We were kind of under an ice storm earlier in the week in Toronto and had no power for a few days!!! Â 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! Â 🙂
A few months ago, Stampin’ Up came out with a new product called Undefined. Â Basically, it’s a kit that allows you to carve your own stamps. Â How cool is that?! Â 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. Â I will be selling my crafted goods at a convention or two next year. Â These conventions will be devoted more to the geek at heart. Â 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! Â I started off with Pacman and the ghosts! Â Now, I just have to turn those into a card…
What else do you think I should carve?? Â 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? Â Well, the one gift you saw. Â My little big monster guy who is rocking his pants! Â I believe Dianne called him Mr. Blue, despite him being mostly green!
The other gift I made was for my dear friend, Christyne Richardson. Â She is an avid SU demonstrator who holds amazing classes and all-day events. Â 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! Â To give it that little bit of colour, I added in some SU Strawberry Slush ruffle ribbon. Â I thought it added just the thing!
What do you think? Â It kind of looks like the SU logo! Â Right?
Now that you’ve seen what I made for the Sprite Stitch swap, I’m going to show you what I received! Â 🙂
The person who had me as a swap person, Gamerwolff, really outdid herself! Â Look at all the goodies below! Â I got a Katamari bookmark and larger cross-stitch that I need to frame. Â Two polymer Kawaii charms and a whole tons of Mario magnets! Â Look at all of them!!
Receiving this package in the mail really made my day. Â And I believe I forgot to mention in my previous post that this swap was supposed to be considered a mini swap. Â That means that everything we made had to fit in a 5″x7″ space. Â This is a much smaller scale swap than the usual ones where people just go crazy with what they make. Â This is also the reason why my gift was a relatively small object but with multiple pages. Â We cheat where we can! Â 🙂
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. Â 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!