Tuesday, February 14, 2012


Happy Valentine's Day, everyone! Hope you all had a great day with your loved ones. I got to spend the day with my husband, driving from Indiana back home to Mississippi, with a little antiquing thrown in for fun. Not a bad way to spend the day!

This little canvas was one of my projects for Tim's CHA Idea-ology release - love all of these different elements! The first thing I did was cover the edges of my canvas with the new Commute Tissue Tape. I added a bit of Pitch Black paint using an Adirondack Dabber. I covered the center portion with a piece of luggage print paper from the new Destinations Paper Stash. In the center of that, I added a panel that was cut from Kraft Core'dinations using the Sizzix Vintage Cabinet Card die, and then embossed with the new Subway Texture Fade, also from Sizzix. I sanded the raised portion with my Idea-ology Sanding Grip.

Finding out the Plaquette fits the oval Faucet Handle was a very happy accident! From the faucet, I hung a heart cut from cardboard using the Love Struck die from Sizzix. I glued Idea-ology Eye Hooks into the crevice and hung the heart with copper wire. I added a couple of the new Mini Gears for a masculine touch (this is for my hubby!).

After I cut the heart, I painted it with a Red Pepper Adirondack Paint Dabber and then sanded lightly when it was dry. Next, I stamped the sentiment from Stampers Anonymous' Stuff to Say collection with black pigment ink and embossed with Ranger's black embossing powder.

Finally, I added a sticker from the new Chitchat Sticker Book and covered it with one of the new Label Pulls. Fun! I love all the new findings and papers and can't wait until everyone can buy them! If you're interested in pre-ordering these items, you can find them at Inspiration Emporium via the links below. Even better, you can use my coupon code - stamptramp - and save 10%! Maybe your Valentine didn't get you everything you had on your list? ;-)

Supply List:

Sizzix Vintage Cabinet Card Die
Sizzix Love Struck Die
Sizzix Subway Texture Fade
Kraft Core'dinations Paper
Idea-ology Destinations Paper Stash
Idea-ology Faucet Knob
Idea-ology Label Pull
Idea-ology Commute Tissue Tape
Idea-ology Word Sticker
Idea-ology Plaquette
Idea-ology Screw Eyes
Idea-ology Box Corners
Idea-ology Mini Fasteners
Idea-ology Mini Gears
Idea-ology Sanding Grip
Adirondack Paint Dabber - Red Pepper
Stampers Anonymous Stuff to Say Rubber Stamp Set

I'm sharing this over at Hels' Sunday Stamper - I Will Always Love You challenge. It would also be perfect for the new challenge over at the Inspiration Journal blog. This month we're challenging you to 'Put a Heart on It'! You can read more about it here. I hope you join us!!


  1. Wow, that is wonderful!

  2. I just love the heck out of this piece! Happy V-Day, doll!

  3. absolutely STUNNING Shelly and I am sooo not bothered that you have all that new stuff and I have *sob* none... nope, not bothered... much rofl Seriously though, this is deeeevine!! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper... you made me think... initials... then I went... ooh, yes, mine are the same as yours but backwards... mine has a V in it too... now that would be spooky if yours did too!! Have a good week x

  4. Just lovely - the faded greys and subtle splash of colour from the heart are perfect together...

  5. I love this, Shelly. You do beautiful work!

  6. So cool!!! I love seeing all the new goods is action!!! Wonderful!

  7. BEAUTIFULL card is this.
    I (love)it lol

    Greetz Patricia

  8. really gorgeous!! Love the new things a lot! I've got to get me some!

  9. Oh Shelly, you raise the bar higher with every new project. Fantastic!


  10. Shelly, this is a beautiful piece! I love all of Tim's elements that you've combined on this to make such an amazing canvas!!! The red against the dark colors really pops! <3 Candy

  11. Shelly, this is just gorgeous! I cannot wait to get my hands on that new embossing folder. Love what you've done with it and all the new metal... oooh lah lah!

  12. This is so beautiful
    I love this piece.

    Greetings Janny

  13. This is fab, just love it! Hugs trace x

  14. Wow...Shelly! I studied the photos as I read your description. It's wonderful!

  15. Awesome canvus!!!! I really need to do more of them!!!

  16. Awesome canvus!!!! I really need to do more of them!!!


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