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I am Sarah, a stay at home mom of two wonderful, little boys. In my life before kids I was a fifth grade teacher. I now work with first year teachers, which I love. Creating is one of the ways I stay sane. I become very cranky if I have not stamped or scrapped in a while. Join me on this creative journey.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Beate's Weekend sketch #58

Happy Friday Night! I could fall asleep right now but I find the evenings are my busiest times! I wanted to give you an update about the swap the other night. I really had a good time, the host Kim and all the other women were very sweet and welcoming to a newcomer. Plus they were all very talented. Next month we are doing a swap on holiday cards, I will ask their permission to post some. We also made these cool key rings with 2 x3 swatches of all the designer paper on it! Fun stuff!

I really liked the sketch from Beate this week. I have been itching to open my Grand Soiree stamp set but haven't had the opportunity to do so. The stamp set calls out for something a little elegant, I hope that came across. Anyway I embossed the swirl thing from Baroque Motifs in silver and I used the faux metal technique on the Ain't life Grand tag. If you don't know how to do this, give it a try it is very easy and looks like a million bucks. ( I know, you would rather have the cash) For the faux metal I punched out the oval tag and put it in the Versamark, I poured silver embossing powder on it and heated it, I continued to put more embossing powder and heated it at least four times. The last time I took my Ain't life Grand stamp and placed it in the still hot tag. I wouldn't recommend using brads, they could tear the tag, ( I hide it well) I hope you like it and have a great night.

All supplies Stampin Up"

Stamps: Grand Soiree and Baroque Motifs

Cardstock: Basic black, Whisper White, Riding Hood Red

Designer Paper: Patterns in Riding Hood Red

Inks: silver

Accessories: embossing powder, oval punch, brads from the pretties kit

I just wanted to leave you with this photo. I took Elias to Nordstrom today for his first pair of shoes. Yep, that's my guy running away. There is no stopping him now. Enjoy


Julia said...

Great job. The embossed silver swirl is perfect with the silver faux tag.

Carmen said...

Thats a great set I can just never figure out what to do with it and now I have something I can case!! You're little one is adorable!! TFS

Jennifer Murai said...

What a pretty card. I am intrigued by that set. Thanks for sharing.

Beate said...

Your little one looks so adorable running away!!! LOL

The card looks great! Love the faux metal tag and the set you used.
Thanks so much for playing! Hugs and smiles