Hi! My name is Bonnie Friesen , aka Cinnabon, and I am from Manitoba Canada.! I am married to my husband of 28 years, and we have 2 wonderful adult children, one married, and getting married in August. So we are "empty nesters". I was a hairstylist for 25 yrs and retired a couple of years ago. I am currently a stay at home wife, which suits me just fine for now. I discovered scrapbooking in the fall of 2008 and have not looked back since.
I'm a total gadget junkie and "need" to try almost anything scrappy related. I love being educated in new things and love trying new techniques, new products, and occasionally making my own flowers. Pink is my "go to" color of choice and feminine and shabby layouts are as natural to me as breathing. I LOVE adding mixed media components to my layouts getting my hands all messy. I've just started expanding into making cards as well. I tend to use a lot of chipboard and flowers for embellishments. I am trying to get out of my comfort zone more often by doing more masculine layouts.
Most of my subjects are great nieces and nephews with a bit of my own kids and other family. Scrapbooking for me, is more of an expression of art than preserving memories....which could totally change once my first grandchild arrives Jan/15! It is my desire that you will find inspiration of some kind from my work and that you will enjoy this craft as much as I do. I have designed for Stuck on U SKetches, My Creative Sketches and C'est Magnifique Kits. I am currently designing for Scraps of Elegance. I am thrilled to be guest designing for Something Tattered Stamps and hope you enjoy my project!
Hi! today I wanted to share with you what I made with the Something Tattered beautiful stamps! The stamps are so delicate and elegant and perfect for a wedding project, so I decided to make a Wedding Card Box! This is actually something very practical for me to make, as my son is getting married this coming August! I bought a large round paper mache box from Michaels and sprayed it white with Gesso in a spray can, as I didn't want the brown showing through. I then took a few sheets of white tissue paper and using black Archival ink and the Den WallpaperStamp and stamped the image onto the tissue paper. I wanted a softer image, so I used the palm of my hand instead of an acrylic block, to hold the stamp. I was really pleased with the result.
I then carefully glued the tissue paper to the box with Modge Podge. I then continued decorating the card box with sheer wired ribbon, white lace, various flowers that I had inked with purple inks and dry brushed with gesso, wooden hearts with chipboard words and a bit of bling! Voila! There you have a beautiful Wedding Card Box any Bride would be proud to have on her Guest Book table! At least our Bride is!
Thank you to Something Tattered for having me and I hope you have been inspired to make your own card box, but most of all, to try out the beautiful stamps of Something Tattered!