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8.22.2012

catching up....

Well, grad school and homework and projects are finally over for the year.  Mini-vacations are done (with the exception of visiting my sweet infant niece Emily in NY this weekend).  I'm headed back to work next Monday, so this week I was hoping to catch up on stuff.  Crafting stuff, cleaning, blog visiting, posting, etc.

On yesterday's post, I forgot to mention the hilarious way that I was able to line up the multi-step flower stamping.  I'm a total spaz even with clear blocks when it comes to lining up stamps, so I often rely on my Stamp-a-ma-jig.   Well, I was crafting at Jessica's that day, and she doesn't have one. (BTW, after my generous birthday gift she does now!! I really just got it for her so I can use it at her place, lol).

Suzanne is a smarty and knew we could probably make one.  Brace yourselves for the most ghetto stamp-a-ma-jig ever.  It's made from 2 acrylic blocks taped together with scotch tape, and an old sheet of plastic from who-knows-what:


Oh yea- it takes 2 people to operate:


But you know what? It worked!

Speaking of Jessica and Suzanne (I sure do talk a lot about them now, don't I?  I just love having some amazing crafty friends nearby!), we went to a hilariously awesome event at our LSS 2 weekends ago: The 60 second crafty dash.  Jessica did a great post on it the other day, so if you want to read the details check it out.  We didn't win, but we had a great time:



(Jessica, Suzanne, and myself)

If you made it this far, your reward is a card.  Sorry for the long post ;)

I repeated the pots, but of course, one had a little accident :(  The fallen container leads your eye to the sentiment.  I'm submitting this card to the Moxie Fab World's Repetition Challenge.  I love the Card Design challenges Cath has posted so far!

Below are the Clear and Simple Stamps products I used on this card:

16 comments:

  1. Wonderful design! Very clever.

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  2. What a fun time you had, and a super card, too. I just wanted to say that I made my own stampamajig-like device, too, because I am cheap and like a challenge. I used legos, of which I had many many! They are great for getting the right angle perfect, and you can just build it up in an interlocking way so it stays together.

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  3. Fun post!!! Wish iwouldhave seen it before buying a stampamajig!!

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  4. I love this Jennifer! Such a wonderful take on the challenge...I love the colors you used :)

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  5. Ha, ha, ha, I enjoyed the whole thing! My stamp-a-ma-jig is also a bit Heath Robinson, so thanks for the reminder to get a real one! :0) The card was worth the wait! I love the ingenious way you've used repetition here it absolutely supports your sentiment and is very visually appealing!

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  6. Pretty funny, Jen from your ghetto stamp a ma jig to the fallen pot. Fun and super cute card!

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  7. Love the handmade stamp a ma jig...cracking up :) Was a glass of wine involved too? :) Your card is adorable...love the tipped vase!

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  8. What fun! I love the ghetto stamp-a-ma-jig! LOL! Wish I lived closer (though not in a creepy stalker kinda way!)
    You totally rocked the repetition challenge, ROCKED it! So fabulous and clever! Awesome design!
    Hugs!
    x
    P.S I keep seeing the Mario Bros advert on TV...I think I need a 3DS! :)

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  9. Super cute, fun and clever design. Cath is going to LOVE it! :)

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  10. You girls are too cute! Looks like you have so much fun together!

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  11. Looks like you had a blast! Wish I was closer! So fun!

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  12. Oh yes, my generous gift was oh so generous!!! Thank you :) And I am so glad to have you nearby, too...I really love hanging out with you! Those pics crack me up :) And the card is really cute. It almost makes me laugh (is that okay? I mean, its not a sympathy card, right??)

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  13. totally fun post...love your stamp-a-ma-jig...LOL....and your card..genius.

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  14. I Love, love, LOVE this card! It made me say "awwwww" out loud!
    Thanks for always inspiring!

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  15. Hey Jen! Thanks for linking this up to the Repetition Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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