Thursday, May 14, 2009

2RedBananas Sneak Peek: Star Tin

Hello Girls!! I have another sneak peek of a new stamp set from 2RedBananas to share with you today. One of the consistent sets that Jeanette always carries is a Journaling Spot for each month, perfect to fit in with the themes that you would be scrapbooking! Even though they work terrific on a scrapbook page, they work wonderfully with stamping projects too! As soon as I got this set in the mail I was a happy girl! I love stars and the quote is not only inspiring, it's true!! I know I'll get a lot of use out of this set in my lia sophia business!

Today's Ways to Use it challenge at SCS was to decorate a tin! This is a Making Memories tin I had lying around and I thought this set would be perfect!

I used Smooch ink in Silver Fox to ink up my stamps. I was over the moon excited when I heard Jeanette was stocking this in the store. I only have a few colors but will be getting more for sure! The ink is very wet and I did feel like my first panel smeared a bit so I stamped a second one and left it to dry while I got some other things accomplished this morning. The Smooch ink is very easy to use - it comes in a bottle much like a nail polish bottle. However, instead of a brush there is a (foam?) applicator that makes it very easy to apply the ink.

I did find that a light pressure was needed for stamping the stars and just a little bit more pressure was needed for the sentiment.

I cut some blocks of paper to put in the tin and stamped them with the large journaling block in the set. Since I had so many to stamp, I used a silver pigment ink for quick application. It may be hard to see in the photo but the Smooch silver ink is a little more vibrant and silver-y looking!
I think this would be a great gift to give to someone, highlighting some of their accomplishments on each star. Or write down your dreams/goals/accomplishments that you'd like to see happen. When you reach it, add the date. Either one is a perfect little walk down memory lane on a day when you might be feeling a little blue.

Be sure to stop by the rest of The Bananas to see their sneak peeks - you won't regret it!!! And the stamps will be released on May 18th. You'll find great paper and embellishments at the store too in addition to the stamps! You'll see some other great sets that they are using!!

I want to close with some special thank yous to all of you who have sent me cards this week! I have eagerly opened each one, ooh and aahed over it and am still smiling!! You are terrific to remember me! I hope to get some time this weekend to get them photographed so I can share your beautiful work with everyone else!

Have a beautiful day everyone!!

20 comments:

Kim said...

Happy Birthday, Cassie. That project is incredible (as usual). what a great gift. Hope you have had a wonderful day!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

Happy B-day Cassie and hope it's a great one.

Hugs,

tmcc4 said...

What a great idea! very cute!
TFS!
Mandy

Stampin'GHmom said...

Very pretty! Such a unique idea.

Susan (peebsmama) said...

The blue and silver are perfect with your star theme.

Maria said...

Awesome job altering the tin! It definitely would make a perfect gift! Love all the silver stars!! It matches the tin!!

Hope you have a fantastic Birthday, Cassie! Enjoy your day!!

maria

Danni said...

Happy Birthday!! Great tin!!

Kim Nath said...

What a fun idea, very pretty!

spikescreativeside said...

Beautiful tin and what a great idea to use the Smooch in that way! Cool!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Here's to your fab day!!

Hugs

~Spike

Louise Forsyth said...

This is just awesome, the sentiment is great and i love stars so i am loving everything about this.

Debbie Olson said...

What a great way to spruce up a tin--beautiful job!

Teresa said...

What a fun project for that stamp. I'm going to have to remember that.

Tricia said...

happy belated bday cassie!
Lovely tin!

Kimmie0270 said...

This is super cute!

Cr8ive ME said...

what a great project.

M.E. aka CMCMaryD@SCS

Scrubbysue said...

Oooooooooh....I LOVE this!! how adorable!

Danyelle Kessler said...

Very cute project! I've got to get some of that ink.

Georgia Ehrmann said...

Wow Cassie! This is a beautiful gift for someone special! I love everything about it! You go Girl!
Hugs,
Georgia

raindropecho said...

Hi Cassie! This is Ann from the Raindrop Echo blog. Just wanted to say that this tin is TOO adorable. You asked what kind of dog Bella was...we don't know! We rescued her and everything small and furry, they just call "Terrier" but she kind of looks like a mix between a terrier and a Corgi. What kind of dogs do you have?

Beth said...

Another winner in my eyes Cassie love the set you used and I have never heard of Smooch pads.