Monday, March 7, 2011

For the Birds

Hello Friends,
Thanks for stopping by! Hey, do you ever have those days when you got time off and can sit in your craft room all day....and can't think of a thing to make. What do you call that? Creator's Block? Anywho I seem to get it all the time, sit in my craft room looking through cartridge booklets, surfing the net for ideas and on and on till finally somethings hits ya or maybe a few trial and errors. Well this is what I came up with this week, even though I went through all those scenario's. It all started with my 1/2 off coupon at Micheles for a plain wooden bird house and one at HL for a total of about $2.00.
Papers are from K&
I took some interior house paint and painted as a base color and then white washed over that. Waited till it dried and took some sand paper to it and distressed the wood. Cut my papers to fit the angles and threw on a few extra stamps. The cartridge for the Birdhouse tag is from Cindy Loo ( go to bottom of page for instructions of embossing papers)
back side
bird house tag
Got these wonderful Stamps from  This is my new ultimate favorite place to shop for vintage stamps, pictures, the list keeps going . Bonne Fete translated in English means Happy Birthday. If your a fan of Vintage Items this is an awesome place to shop...Check it out!
Back side of tag

This UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel) is awesome stuff and I love the look it gives to projects and find myself using it alot since discovering this technique. You 1st dab on the VersaMark to your project and then just sprinkle on the UTEE and use your heat gun to set it. 1 coat gives a bumpy texture, 2coats a smooth texture and 3 coats you can let cool a little and imprint a stamp. (instructions on pkg)
Once again I want to Thank You for spending time here with me and hope to see you soon for the 2nd addition of For The Birds. Have an Awesome Day.


  1. I just saw that UTEE and wondered about it. Now, I have to go back. Your projects, as always, just take my breath away. So pretty!!