Thursday, January 30, 2014

We're All Mad Here

I've been working on this for the past two days:

In March, I'll be hosting a Mad Hatter tea party like I did last year.  I had ideas for decorations last year that I never got around to, so I'm starting early this time and I've got two helper bees this year where I did it all by my onesies last year.

So anyway, I'm mad here because I hand-cut every single letter and almost all of the flowers (the smallest pink and yellow flowers were punched out), which is why this took me two days to make.  But I like how it turned out, what do you think?  I once again used my favorite Bodacious Bouquet and a variety of other bold flower stamps, and the letters are a template from a company I kinda think is no longer in business (at least, that's what Google seems to be telling me).

Have a great day!  I'm off to my next mad idea...which is probably walking the dogs :)

Stamps:  Bodacious Bouquet, Eastern Blooms, Fabulous Flowers, One of a Kind, Paradise
Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Garden Green, Melon Mambo, Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry
Paper:  Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Whisper White, Kaleidoscope DSP (the old one, not the one that's out in the Occasions catty now)
Accessories:  non-SU lettering template

ETA for Mom:  The frame size is 16 by 20, and the opening is 11 by 14, so I started with a 12x12 piece of cardstock and added the patterned paper to the top and bottom to get 14 inches.  I happened to have this empty frame sitting around because I'd planned to do some kind of home decor with it and just hadn't gotten around to it, so it's been put to use now!  I can always switch this out for something else later if I want to.


CCsMom said...

I really like that, too! Love the colors. I think that company was going out of business several years ago and you and I scored on a big sale and bought LOTS of the stencils at the last minute. So yeah, that doesn't happen to me often. This is so making me want to do some things on scrapbooks my own self. I'm also wanting to do some cross stitch. But right now it seems to be a babypalooza and I'm crocheting like crazy. I have completed 4 baby blankets so far and should finish the 5th before the first of February rolls around. I'm on the home stretch now and you'd love this one -- such a pretty color of purple for my ex-boss and his wife. Some of the blankets, though, were STARTED last year, just FINISHED in January.

You and I need to live close to each other some day so we can craft together. That would be my ultimate fantasy! Love you!

CCsMom said...

BTW, what size is your frame?