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18 Sep 2008

Sneak Peeks! But not me.....yet!

Starting today, there are new sneak peeks for the new stamp sets being released at Little Paper Shop on September 23!!

Since I just got home today YAY! I don't have anythin
g ready, but I will show you the earrings I made for my daughter before I went away.

I used Little Paper Shop's Rock Star stamp set, Cherry Red Staz-On ink and
Polyshrink - a VERY cool "paper" that shrinks when heat is applied!

I stamped the skull from the Rock Star set - yikes - I love this stamp set but I don't like that particular stamp!! but Holly loved it and it did make cute jewelry!!


Start again--- I stamped the skull in Cherry Red Staz-On onto the Polyshrink and then stamped Papertrey Ink's Borders and Corners Circles around the skull.

Using my scalloped circle nestabilities I cut out both the skulls and then punched a hole in the top of the circle where the earring part would go.




Then the FUN part!! I set one of the scalloped stamped circles down on my desk and using my heat gun, I aimed it at the scalloped circle and.........it flew away......


So then I had to hold it down with my tweezers while heating and then it just all heated up into a gooey ball......I really thought that this was the end of the earrings!!

And I was frustrated BUT.....I decided that nothing was lost and I just kept heating it and miraculously (strong word but effectively true) it unfolded itself and went flat again and SHRANK!!

TOO COOL!!


Since I also dabble in making jewelry, I have tons of earring parts, so I put together some earrings and this was the result!

Holly loves them and has been wearing them non-stop over this Hallowe'en season
!

It feels so good to be home!

I am such a homebody and everyday I wished I was home..........I mean, I loved my holiday- the east cost is amazingingly beautiful, but there is no place like home!

4 comments:

  1. OMG those are so fun, what a great idea, love em!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. Ha, my mother would throw Holy water at me if she saw those in my ears! Glad your daughter loves them...cute idea!

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  3. Hey Bonnie!! My daughter would absolutely LOVE those earings!! What a fabulous idea! I think I have to try this. Can you image how much money I would save making these rather than buying her earings!!

    Maria

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  4. These are awesome Bonnie! Welcome back!

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