As part of the promotion, the Sizzix designers were asked to share three words that describe us. Here are mine:
From the first house we ever bought, to our current home, we've always had fixer-uppers. At first, it was because it was all we could afford. Now, I can't imagine ever buying a new house! This one was built in the 70s and was a mess when we bought it (my SIL: "Is it...habitable?"). Dropped ceilings, layers of linoleum, hideous cabinets - it had it all. I love stripping it all away and putting my own stamp (!) on it. The kitchen is my favorite room of all. I did all the tile - floor and subway backsplash. My husband built all the cabinets (yay, Ikea!). We knocked down walls, added new windows and doors, and basically rebuilt the whole thing. I'm worried what we'll do when we run out of projects, but that hasn't happened yet!
Since then, my style has come a long way. I can still remember discovering the Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads. It was like there was someone out there who really 'got' me! I've been incredibly fortunate to come full circle and have the honor of creating samples for Tim now. The piece above is one of my favorites from this summer's CHA show. It's an idea-ology Configurations Book that was covered with embossed metal using the Sizzix Diamond Plate Texture Fade. One of my favorite things is coming up with new ways to use materials and dies. Here, I've embossed metal using the Rulers Texture Fade, cut it apart, and made a mechanical 'arm'. The optical lens is actually the small Pocket Watch die with the inside cut out. The gears are cut from chipboard using the Gadget Gears and Mini Gears dies, and painted with Distress paint.
Now that you know a little more about me, I hope you're inspired to share some of your work and a little bit about you. For more information about the contest, you can read more HERE. To enter, follow this LINK to the entry form on Facebook. Good luck!!
Most of the materials I used on this project can be found at Inspiration Emporium via the links below. Remember to use my coupon code - stamptramp - to save 10% on your order!