Wednesday, January 16, 2008

VOTE FOR BARB!!! (and a Love Post)

Special Post: Barb Schram got TWO honorable mentions for her projects in Nichole Heady's Guest Star Stamper contest this month! And, for the first time, Nichole is giving her readers/fans the chance to vote on their favorite Honorable mention project and the winner receives a free stamp set! Barb is so terrifically talented, I really think she deserves to win! She's done such amazing things with Papertrey's products, receiving an honorable mention the very first month, she entered, WINNING the contest the very next, and this month the only stamper to have two projects in the running! So check out the projects on the link above and leave a comment there (not here, that won't count towards the contest) about your favorite! (those airplanes, I LOVE 'em!!! 2nd favorite is her key ;) (I'd post a pic here, but don't know if that's allowed?... Just go look!)

Here's a Valentine project for today, using those little Target dollar spot mailboxes you've probably seen a lot of by now(and unbelievably they still have a bunch left weeks after I bought this one, (at least at the one near me))! I wanted to keep the mailbox simple since I am the lone woman in a house full of men, and I restrained my self from "froufing" it up too much on the outside with floral DP! After Valentine's day is over, we'll be left with a white mailbox with red stripes, and I think the boys here can handle having that by the front door year round for leaving each other little messages (or maybe at the foot of their bed in the morning with something special to find inside when they wake up...) Wouldn't' that be fun?

It was so easy to just wrap the grosgrain using glue dots(for this I just opened up the glue dot roll, smashed the whole length of ribbon on it and peeled off and stuck, no need to figure out how far apart to space them stick, individually, it went really fast!) The little Valentine monkey and hippo cards are made with the largest dies from the Nestabilites Classic and Scallop Rectangle sets(both large) Perfect size for this little box! ( The giraffe is just a hair too tall for these, but I stamped part of him on the inside of the lid, in the next day or two I will post a card of how he fits using these dies in case you're wondering) The "Love you stamp on the flag uses the smallest dies from these two sets. I stamped my little "pierced" heart onto some tissue paper to give the project a little more pizazz. The images are colored with watercolor crayons and an aquapainter.


  1. Awww...Mel, thank you. I hope it helps, I would love free stamps! I appreciate your kind words. I did some hippy stamping last night, can't wait to get them posted! Barb:)

  2. Sooo very cute! Love that mail box and those darling cards inside!


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