Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Let's Hang Out!

Melanie Muenchinger has done it again! In my humble opinion this is her most creative stamp set to date! And I am thrilled to be able share with you a few sneak peeks! The set is called Little Tees and has 37 coordinating images! This set will be released today, July 24 and you'll want to get in on all the fun at the GinaK Designs release party! I am sad to say I will not be at the release party, but am blessed to tell you I will be spending the evening with my family! July 24 happens to be my birthday!
This is going to be a long post! I have been working on not one, not two but have FIVE creations to share with you! I will not go into a lot of detail about each one but will be happy to answer any questions you may have! So sit back, relax, and Let's Hang Out for a while! Tees were paper pieced with basic grey euphoria DP. Natural hemp twine for the clothesline attached with basic grey brads. Grass is created with two different stamps from Mel's previous sets. Clouds are created with stencil, sponge and ink. Sentiment and butterfly image is included in Little Tees! A surf board? Yes, but also a picture board! I was in Hobby Lobby and they had all their kid summer craft kits priced half off. This surf board was one and I snatched it up! It is a very light balsa type wood. I painted it white with acrylic paint, outlined the board on card stock and cut out the blue outline, making it a touch smaller than the pencil line. Strips of card stock for the center of the board. All pieces were run through the xyron. So much easier than trying to use liner tape on curves! Paper pieced tee with bold colors to match board. The bling, ribbon and metal tags are from my fellow team member, Linsey! Just perfect for this project. The clips can easily be removed and clipped back on board to attach desired pictures or move around depending of size of photos! I created a card stock easel so the board would slant back a bit. With the original stand in the kit, it looked like the board was going to fall forward. Notice the cool shades? That is another image in Little Tees! Again, perfect for this creation! Thanks so much Linsey for all the cool embellishments! This would not be near as cute without them!

Hello Friend! Are you still with me? This is reminiscent of my younger years! Yes, I am that old! When Flower Power was cool! We used to doodle flowers like this all over the place, on our notebooks, assignments, tests, books, and hands! And, that's when you would get in trouble when you wrote on your skin! Oh my, yes I am old. SU markers to color shirt and flowers. Foam flower stickers with sugared brads from Linsey! Sentiment is from Rupa Shevde's new set, Whatever Floats Your Boat. The black card stock really makes the tee and flowers pop. A small button in the upper left hand corner adds subtle interest to the overall design. And speaking of doodling, the little smiley face was one that was so cool as well! With school around the corner, or for an end of summer activity, how about creating Little Tee pencils?

Tees are paper pieced and have an added front design. They are run through the xyron, with laminate on both sides for durability to withstand backpacks, lockers, etc. The mini eye screws are so easy to to twist on. I found an existing hole in the metal base of the eraser and had no problem securing them and making a sturdy mount for the mini paperclips. How fun would it be to add names to the tees? Ribbons? All sorts of bling? My favorite is the smiley face tee made to match the pencil! I wonder why! LOL What happens when you have been playing with Little Tees for a couple of days? Trimming off sleeves and neck bands to paper piece, stamping on different dp papers? The pieces are all over the desk and you glance down and what do you see? Of course! A simple summer dress. I LOVE this creation, it was so simple and easy to make. All dp is basic grey sultry, blush pearls from Flourishes in corners and on dress waist band, misc. silk flower, light pink button brad is Imaginisce, scallop edging done with threading water punch. There you have it! My sneak previews of Melanie's new set, Little Tees. Take a peek at Gina's blog to see what she has been up to and to link to the other design team members. They have been busy! I hope you have enjoyed hanging out here tonight! I appreciate you stopping by! Don't forget the release party and have FUN! HUGS,

29 comments:

Gina K. said...

WOW BARB! You really rocked this set. I had to stop by to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Enjoy your day!

Julie Koerber said...

WOO - HOO Barb! Love all the colorful creations- they are awesome!!! That first card is my fave- it's perfect!! Glad I'm the first here to wish you a Happy Birthday!! Don't worry, I won't sing! :-) Have a fun day and a great dinner with hubby!

Ravengirl said...

Oh my word, so cute!

Linsey said...

OH my heavens to betsy!!! Barb--it's your birthday, but WE are the ones who all got showered in gifts! Your creativity is overwhelming--I'm still trying to take it all in! OMGosh, I am beyond thrilled at how you used the the little goodies I sent--I'm grinning from ear to ear! That surfboard card is my favorite, I think--but don't hold me to that cuz I am in love with all of these awesome peeks! Wow-you truly OWNED this set--Mel has got to be beaming with pride and joy! I gotta get back and look some more at your creations now...so inspiring.... {{birthday hugs}}

KellyRae said...

Barb! My fav is the sweet little summer dress. Now that is creative inspiration. Can't wait to see the rest of the set at the release party. Have fun at YOUR party, happy birthday!

Bunny B said...

Happy Birthday, Barb!!! Hope you have a fun one!
xx

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh my!!! Barb!!! What absolutely FANtastic previews!!!! This new set of Melanie's is indeed waaaaaaaay beyond adorable!!! And so are your projects! You always have such awesome ideas....like that surfboard!!! I'll be at the party for sure!!!

I'll miss you there........but have a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!! (and keep an eye on your mailbox!!) ;)

Janine said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
What a fabulous group of projects!! Amazing!! Love those pencil tees!!

catdidit said...

OMG! You make some of the most awesome creations! I love all of these,and those clouds on the first one, wow! I need to learn how to do that one, lol.

Happy Birthday to you too! Hope you have a wonderful day and all your wishes come true!

Donna said...

ACK! I'm with Linsey - oh my heavens to betsy!! These sneaks are AWESOME! You're AWESOME and I wish you an AWESOME birthday! your card will be late (it's on my LONG list of Things to Do this week and hasn't gotten done!) ugh Love & Hugs!

Elaine said...

Oh my gosh...I love your creations!! SUPERB!!

Melanie said...

What can I say!! You are amazing!!
from the clothesline to the SURFBOARD!!! to the flower power (drawing on your skin HA! of Barb I bet you were SO subversive LOL!!) to the pencil toppers(where do I get mini eyelet screws?) to that DRESS< just mindblowing, ALL!!
HUGS!!

Joanne B. said...

BARB - lookey at all that eye candy! I just love it. My very favorite though is that DRESS! Oh MAN you are so creative. Love it!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!

Charmaine said...

I love the dress card...so very clever.

Happy birthday!

Charmaine

emilymomto3boys said...

fantastic Barb!!!!

And happy birthday!!

Ida said...

Fantastic Projects!!! So hard to pick a favorite so I won't.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Em's Place said...

Oh Barb, Have the HAPPIEST Birthday ever! Many blessings... and I LOVE LOVE LOVE your work! That set is fantastic. Can't wait to see it.
Hugs,
em

Anonymous said...

Oh, my gosh! How adorable are these cards?!! Love the pencil toppers--the grandkids would go wild for them! The T's on all the cards are simply tops--you've managed to touch on memories of every stage of life! lol
Happy B-day to you!
Gail

texasjodylynn said...

Those projects are all awesome!

Sankari W. said...

happy birthday barb! what an amazing set of cards you have made - gives me all sorts of ideas! beautiful cards!!! all of them!

babs with 8 said...

Happy Birthday!!! Your blog is especially colorful today. I love it. It is almost like it is celebrating with you!!

Jess said...

Holy cow, Barb! I love every last card you made with this set!!! They are fabulous!

Paper doll said...

A little birdie told me it was your birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR BARB, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Happy belated BD, Barb!!! We'll celebrate in 6 short days!!! LOVE what you've done with this fun set -- but I must say, my absolute FAV is the dress -- how cute!!! Reminds me of dresses I wore as a young girl in school!!! Great job!!! And, gee, YOU have a JK original -- lucky girl!!!

Alexandra said...

Holy Moly Barb - you ROCKED this set!!! I love Melanie's new set, and your creations with it are fabulous!! Makes me want to have my hands on it even faster - LOL! I see from other posts it's your birthday, so I wish you a great day!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Terri said...

You did a great job on all of these. I hope you had a happy birthday. My hubbies birthday was Thursday too.

Leslie Miller said...

Wow! Great stuff, Barb! All so totally cute and fun. Love the dress in the last card. Very creative! Everything is just darling. Happy belated birthday, too!

Allison said...

You seriously are a superstar. They are all great but that first one is my fav with the clouds and grass! So not worthy!

Anonymous said...

These are amazing cards, can;t wait to get mine. Thanks fot the great ideas.
Happy Belated Birthday! SharriC