Sunday, March 1, 2009

Thanks a Bunch!

In honor of our very talented team member, Lori Renn, the Shimmerz Team has created projects showcasing her own rubber stamps!!!! I've had the pleasure of knowing and playing with Lori, since she just happens to live to close. I can honestly say she is one of the most talented and creatively gifted individuals I've had the pleasure to know. She is always willing to share her knowledge with anyone. Lori has been an inspiration as both an artist and individual - her projects often reflect the feelings of love and admiration for passions she has - which include her husband, boys (3 sons), and friends galore.

Congratulations Lori on your newest adventure!!!! Hugs..... My projects are a bouquet of flowers, a tag, and coordinating card.

The Cornet Refill (paper mache) was purchased from Ellen Hutson LLC, then covered with Making Memories "Small Floral Flower Patch-Flower Patch" pattern paper. The gorgeous ribbon is from PTI and attached to the inside with Buttons and embroidery floss on the outside. The ribbon goes over and above the floral arrangement tied into a bow with the intention of hanging from a Shepard's hook, door knob, etc. A small floral form cylinder was put in and then all those gorgeous Spring flowers arranged.

Here's a close up of Lori's "Thanks a Bunch" sentiment - available from The Rubber Cafe. Stamped with Graphite Black Brilliance Ink, die cut using Labels I from Spellbinders and a little Copic airbrushing. The edge of the tag was given a slight coat of Shimmerz Blingz "Pixie Dust". Notice the little butterfly?? - it's a metal charm from Making Memories Flower Patch - I painted the metal with white acrylic paint, paper pieced using coordinating Flower Patch pattern paper from behind, then used some Shimmerz Paint in Apricot and Angel Wings on the paper and a good coating of Blingz "Pixie Dust".

This card was sooooo fun - again it features Lori's "Thanks a Bunch" sentiment, stamped on a pice of Making Memories "Flower Patch" special journaling book piece of paper, layered on more "Flower Patch" pattern paper, with a piece of PTI ribbon - Flower Patch also has coordinating butterflies - so I stamped on using Graphite Black Brilliance ink, colored with Copics and then Apricot and Angel Wings Shimmerz Paints.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing these awesome sentiments from Lori - I think they are just super!!!! Again CONGRATULATIONS LORI!!!! The stamps are available from The Rubber Cafe - I can't wait to see what other creative rubber Lori has up her sleeve - knowing her it is sure to be super. Enjoy and Create, Lila

1 comment:

LoRi said...

Those are gorgeous, Lila! I love everything you do! That is my favorite stamp and it looks great on your projects!