It's not really sunny, but I took pictures anyway!
Here is my first mailbox. I started off following directions from Emily Giovanni's blog. I cut the paper as she did and I used the circle punch (genius tip) to cut the hole for the flag. I didn't put adhesive on the edges-- only at the bottom. I added the ribbon to the edge of the main panel so it was taped down on the outside.
This first box has two layers. The bottom layer is the pink paper with dots. The Hero Arts cupcakes are stamped on vellum with Basic Brown ( permanent dye ink) and colored with Prismacolor pencils. I meant to color on the back side. I remembered after I started coloring. Since there are words stamped on this one, I couldn't just flip it over. I have several more mailboxes to finish so, I'll do that technique later. The little artist stamp is a retired set from SU
Box number two is simple but not too sweet. It's for my 12 year old aka Basketball Boy. I used some of the basketball papers I've been collecting for years for all the basketball scrapbook pages I need to do. I love that textured "paper" because it feels like a basketball. I used it for a Paper Wallet I made for my husband a few years ago. I put all of that year's basketball portraits in it and gave it to him for Father's day.
On a personal note: One of the event's that made this weekend busy was the Heirloom Productions Rubber Stamp Festival. I went for the tail end of the show on Sunday afternoon. It was pretty quiet by the time I got there. One of the highlights of the day was that I finally got to meet Melissa Baldwin. I met her via email and her website 5 or 6 years ago. She owns The Stamping Studio. I designed a few stamp sets for her a couple of years ago. ( Oh Baby, Peaceful Landscape, and Inspired Thank You) I recognized her right away from her picture on her website and from seeing her on The Carol Duval Show. It was a delight meeting her and I'm hoping to go to one of her workshops or her retreat later this year.
I had a very productive 2 hours. I didn't spend too much...
At the Marco Paper booth...Thanks to Sue Nelson and the rest of you Gingerwoodies who recommended it, I bought paper from them. At first I couldn't remember the name of the paper I needed. I mentioned that it was recommended by Sue Nelson and before I could even get out 'son' of the Nelson out of my mouth Greg (of Marco Paper) said "Beckett Expressions". I bought a couple of different packs. I also watched a Bind It All demo . I found out that I was smooshing my coils upside down. I'm sure things will go a lot smoother now with my book making. I also caved in a bought a couple of Nestabilities. (Large Squares and Large Rectangles).
Well I have to go... the kids are home today and I put them all to work so I need to go and work too...