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April 27, 2007

Refrigerator Magnet Decoration

Today I got to spend time making this little project with a good friend of mine that's moving in about a week. Gotta love military life - you make strong friendships fast 'cause you know your time is limited, but then that time to leave comes and it's hard to say goodbye. So, I got this refrigerator magnet (to the right) in a gift exchange I did with a Yahoo Group I'm part of. It was made by a wonderful stamper named Tina Silva. Naomi (my friend) has been wanting to get together and make this and we FINALLY got it done the last week she's here.

I kept a lot of it the same, but changed some colors here and there. The overall shape of it is a rectangle instead of a square, and I changed the background CS from Chocolate Chip to True Thyme. It was fun to make and I can't believe that Tina made around 22 of these for our swap!!!! It was tedious work. Here is the one we made:

This project has cracked glass over the word friends, I'm not sure if you can see it. It involves a lot of paper piercing and stitching (if you don't want to use your sewing machine like me - I'm not brave enough to do that yet!). It was fun, and I've never "woven" paper before either so that was neat to try. Anyway, here are the details:

Stamp sets: Small Sayings, Love Matters
Ink: Brown StazOn, Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose, Cameo Coral, Cranberry Crisp, Mellow Moss, True Thyme, Blush Blossom, VersaMark
Paper: Recollections DS Paper, Cranberry Crisp CS, True Thyme CS, Naturals White CS, Bravo Burgundy CS
Accessories: Tag Corner Punch, Antique Brass HPH, sponges, Twill Tape, Cranberry Crisp stitched grosgrain, Moss gingham, negative heart image from On Board Accents, Glassy Glaze Embossing Enamel (for cracked glass), heat tool, piercing tool and guide, thread, needles, large oval punch, old SU! layer system (little circles you put a pencil in and roll along edge of paper to create the mat - can't remember the name), rectangular piece of wood from Michaels


  1. That is soo pretty!! I've always wanted to try cracked glass techn. Don't have the right stuff still...but one day! :) I DO have that stamp set and what a neat little gift to give my best friend!! Thanks for sharing Marie!!

  2. Oh how nice that the 2 of you got to have some fun together. I'm sorry though that you're watching a friend move away. I hope you two can stay in touch ... and have fun mailing each other hand made cards and things. (It sure would make trips to the mail post worth the journey there.)

  3. Gasp...It's a TKO!!! TFS.

  4. Neat...what is the bottom layer?

  5. had a great time, will DEFINITELY remember you and the magnet will remind me to call you!!! NV


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