Thursday, February 13, 2014

Stamp Club Project.....Baby, We've Grown!


Well.....hello there!  It's about time I checked in with you all again - huh???  

You've heard the ol' saying: When it rains, it pours.  Right?  Well it's been pouring in my life lately.  I spent last week on the couch most of the week.  By the time I finally decided to go to the dr, I'd been sick for 5 days.  Should have gone the first time I wanted to.  I would have been sick for 3 less days!  Upper Respiratory and Sinus Infection.
So, I got some good antibiotics, and got back to work.  For a day.  Then, Alex got the stomach flu.  Lack of sleep, and lots of running up and down the steps trying to keep him happy and comfortable. 
He was better by Saturday, and I headed out to vendor at a Scrapbooking crop.  By Sunday, he wasn't feeling great again - I think he over did it Saturday while I was gone.
Come Monday....it was a new week.  YEAH!
Took Aubrie to preschool on Tuesday only to find out that one of her classmates has Whooping Cough.  The whole class needed to be treated with antibiotics(even tho she's been vaccinated).  Took care of that.  
Early Wednesday morning (like 3am early) she came to our room with a tummy ache.  Yep....another sick kid....
It's been the story of my month!  So much for bitter cold killing off germs. 

Now....I'm making some time to post.....I've made quite a few cards lately, just no time to get onto the blog.  

So HERE I AM!



This was a card that we created in my Stamp Clubs this month.  We worked with "embossing paste".  I put that in quotes for a reason.  I looked into purchasing embossing paste, but at $10 for a little bottle, I decided to see if there was an alternative.  
There sure is an alternative!  And it was cheap and easy:

Homemade Embossing Paste

1/2 C baking soda
2 T. white school glue (I used Mod Podge)
1-2 T white acrylic paint  
mix it up and store it in an airtight container....

We're talking about a mere 20 cents per jar??  Give or take.

Yes - the stuff I used on my card above isn't white.....just color it with some reinkers and you've got something different yet.

Easy and so fun.  But more than that - it adds such a great texture to the card.  And it's super trendy right now!

Did I mention that little bunny?  No - not yet?  Isn't she cute?  I stamped her (from Baby, We've Grown - Occasions Catalog) onto watercolor paper and colored her with Baked Brown Sugar and Strawberry Slush and an Aqua Painter.

Add a cute little banner and some frilly ribbon - and you've got yourself a great card!



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3 comments:

Angela Harders said...

I love this idea of the home made texture paste, I'm so going to have to try this! Thanks for sharing :)

Leanne said...

Lovely card! I'd like to make my own paste but I'd like to know what T & C stand for please.

Jen Arkfeld said...

Leanne - T is tablespoon C is Cup