Today was a big crafty day. My great niece and I made a video on how to make Lush bath bombs and although the color was a little bit odd, the bath bomb turned out really well. She and her family had to make a trip into town, so I took that time to make a couple videos of my own. I wanted to try to paint footie type socks with stamps to make them fun and frisky. I had bought a four pack of them at the Dollar Tree (where else?) that were really bright colors. I picked a fuchsia colored pair and stamped some really great flowers in peg stamps with Staz-On and then colored the centers with some Derwent Inktense pencils. I really liked the result and they are a really fast, easy craft to make with kids or teenagers. Especially when they want the really expensive decorated socks, and you don’t want to pay a fortune for them. I have to say, I was surprised at how cute they turned out.
Lastly, my friend Rebecca, one of the owners of Rubber Stamp Tapestry (the peg stamp people), sent me their latest collection of stamps. I was really surprised and pleased to get them, and thought that I should get a video up and show everyone their new cute designs. They made three bee-themed stamp sets that are absolutely adorable. I wanted to make a card with them and what better than a thank you card for Rebecca. I used a honeycomb embossing folder and colored it with ink to make it more realistic, then put a layer of cardstock through the center of the card and decorated the center portion with the new stamp sets. I was really pleased with the results, and honestly, I have a lot of their floral stamps, and these are by far, my favorites. The flowers just speak to me. I love their stamps for stamping envelopes, but they are so versatile, and I keep finding more and more uses for them.