Monday, January 25, 2016

A deal, of sorts

Despite my hopes to use up supplies that I already own, I couldn't resist this find at Hobby Lobby. I heard through the grapevine (YouTube) that Faber-Castell sells "gelatos" for kids, and they are much cheaper than the adult version. 
These are the "gel sticks."

I took these out for a test drive, and they appear to me to be the exact same product as the gelatos -- at half the price.There are fewer color choices, but still plenty to work with. Wahoo!

If you have wanted to try out gelatos, this is a less expensive way to do so. Same materials, same results. I am a happy crafter.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Happy birthday tag

Wow! Did the holidays just happen? Is that what that whirlwind was? Somewhere in there was some merry making. And lots of food and family. A present or two, as well. Honestly, it's a bit of a blur.

My husband just celebrated his birthday, as have a few other friends. In that spirit, I thought I'd share a tag I had created and used for a coworker's gift.

The background was made from spray inks, and I stamped the happy birthday image. The balloons were filled in with gel pens, and the dots are gel pens too. The bottom strip is washi tape.

I have lots more tags at home to share, as well as a few mini books! Now to get some decent photos.