Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Some stuff for one of my pen pals and the Mousey Punch Winner.

I'm actually in San Francisco at the moment, but I felt bad about being late with announcing the winner of the Martha Stewart Mouse Border Punch, so I thought I'd better take a moment to make the announcement. And the winner is...

Laura! (Rosegarden) Fiskateer 5939!
Hooray! Please send me your mailing address, Laura, so I can send your punch as soon as I'm home again. :)
I didn't want to post without a photo, so here's a pic of some goodies I'm sending one of my pen pals. I'm a letter writing maniac who loves swapping ATC's, cards, inchies and whatnot, because I love making all of those kinds of little treasures. The thing on the left is a bookmark based on one I saw in an old issue of the Stampin' Up demonstrator magazine my lovely friend Teresa passed on to me because she rules.

I ended up changing the colors, the stamps, the punches, the embellishments, but the basic sketch is the same. It folds over the top of the page you're reading. I'm pleased with how it turned out and might make some more. My favorite part are the little clear buttons lined up down the side. It's neat that the buttons, stamps, and punches all layer on top of each other. The one problem I encountered was deciding which adhesive to use, especially when it came to attaching the clear button. I used a wet glue to attach the punched paper part to the background and a clear mini glue dot to glue the clear button to the punch. If you do it a different way, please leave a comment and let me know about it. I didn't want to use glue dots on both because I was afraid it would be thick and wobbly. I was concerned that clear wet glue would dry with streaks on the clear buttons. Solutions?

The other item pictured is an ATC. I recently picked up this stamp because it was both very inexpected and looked like myself and my cat, Toulouse! Awww! I wanted to use some Flower Soft after poking around the Flower Soft/Stamps of Life blog hop, so I made wee little dandelion puffs. I know dandelion puffs aren't pink, but for the sake of my ATC, let's pretend they are.


Donna said...

Congratulations Laura! Those are so cute Veronica! I have been meaning to ask you where you got the possum stamps? I LOVE oppossums!! Could I swap some stamped images with you?

rosegarden - Laura Fiskateer 5939 said...

WOw = I missed this post! I'll send you a message! Thanks Veronica!

rosegarden - Laura Fiskateer 5939 said...

sent you a message thru the fiskateers board - I can't get an email to go thru from here because I don't have outlook

billiejo said...

Way to go Laura!

Your bookmark and ATC are really cute. I love the colors and choices and your glue choices sound good to me. I've been using a lot of Scotch (fast drying) white glue and I think it would work well on the buttons. It dries clear and usually, I only need a smidgen here and there to attached something. For clear buttons, I'd coat the button to ensure it wouldn't show. It's very strong and the fine tip is great. The best part is I can open it, use it and lay it down on it's side (still open) and it won't dry out or leak. Of course, I only do this when I'm gluing several times in a row, like in quilling. Give it a try. One bottle lasts a long time.