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Sunday, April 22, 2007

Almost good enough to eat!

That is what Steve said last night when I showed him the cupcake party invite and goody bag I made using Junkitz Salsa Celebration Line of papers and embellishments. (whew long line..lol)
Needless to say this creation inspired a trip to the grocery store.....as Steve was craving cupcakes after I teased him with my card.

I also created a mini album this weekend which I am very proud of. Sorry to sound overzealous here, but sometimes you make something and you step back and go..... "That's exactly what I wanted." Now, this isn't a daily or even yearly thing for me, but with this book it was. And...it's perfect because it is a present for my mom. All I will say so far is... (just in case mom reads this...lol) I used a Cosmo Cricket Cigar box to create this album. I'm excited to post pics once I give it to her. I would love to see others try this out :) Oh, and teachers! This would make a fabulous idea for a class project. So, check back soon for that!

This week I was lurking over at 2 peas when I came across a thread with many awesome ideas of organizing clear unmounted stamps. If you are like me you have accumulated quite a few of these pretties as of late.
I've seen many great ideas from other scrappers over the last couple of years, but to be honest.......the assembly seemed too tedious. I'm the type of person who wants results fast..lol. So, I thought I would share with you the idea I borrowed from a Nicole over at 2 peas.


I used a jumbo 3 ring binder to hold all of my clear unmounted stamps. Clear 8.5x11 page protectors and transparency sheets are the key organizational tool for this project. I attempted to show you below what they look like (sorry if isn't as clear as it could be!) But, basically all you do is pull the clear stamps out of their original packaging and re-attach them to you transparency sheet. This way you can fit a lot more stamps on one page. I separated my stamps by manufacture. I hope to get more organized with this as I add more stamps. It's funny that organizing my stamps has made me want MORE..haha :)

Well, that's it for now! I hope everyone has enjoyed their weekend despite the heartbreaking week we experienced world wide. My thoughts and prayers continue to go out to the families of VA Tech. I also want to ask you for special thoughts and prayers on behalf of Jennifer Gallacher's son, Joey who is just a young boy. So sad. He was recently given weeks to months to live due to terminal cancer. I can't possibly imagine the heartache and grief this family must be going through. But, I know the power of positive thinking and prayer. So, please keep this family in your thoughts. I thank you kindly.

Have a wonderful week next week.
Be a great day!
Tessa Ann Watte`

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Crystalyn Thorsen said...

OOh awesome idea for the clear stamps! I'm always trying to find an easy way to store the little Technique Tuesdays that seem to keep popping up in my scraproom :) Thanks for posting that!

Oh and those little gift bag sets are the cutest thing EVER! Seriously!

Vee said...

love the invite
love cupcakes!!
awesome organization for your clear stamps. :)

momofallboys said...

So cute! I love the bag and invites and can't wait to see the albumn. I love the stamps idea, I may have to do this also. I am buying more and more, these days.

Danielle Holsapple said...

Steve is right - that Junkitz stuff does look good enough to eat!!!!! And I love your stamp organization!!! Can't wait to see the album for your mom!

Allison said...

Cute card & party bag Tessa! I love those bright and funky PPs!

charlotte said...

Here I am lurking into your blog again. :-)
Well, I just want to say that I LOVE how you organized your clear stamps!!

And that Junkitz cupcake is too cool!

Have a nice day!
Charlotte in Denmark

Caroline said...

those are SOOOOOOOOo cute!!
:)

toofclnr said...

great idea for the stamps Tessa, and i adore your party invites!!! they are so cute!!! funny what your husband said! :) hope your weekend is great....
toofclnr (tara)

Prolix from la Normandie said...

salut!

so cool!

gorgeous!

hope everything is doing well!

bisous*

Prolix
{ThE fReNcH tOuCh}
http://prolix.typepad.fr

micayla said...

Great idea for the stamp storage! I have been meaning to do this for ages, as my pile keeps on growing!
TFS

MsGrace said...

The invite & the bag are so cute!!

Laura

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