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On July 1st, My Time Made Easy will have an all new release for you! And just because it's summer doesnt mean that there isnt all kinds of things to get crafty about!
Ok... i know you guys are probably sick of the bridal talk, but it's summer! So it's kind of my world at this point! This saturday was going to be the first saturday that i did NOT have a wedding since February 26th (a saturday I purposefully took off for Jack's 5th birthday, I did turn down some weddings for that day! But I got a phone call today from a frantic bride needing makeup this saturday for her wedding, her salon wasnt going to cut it and her photographer recommended me as we have worked together a few times. So i now will be working this weekend as well!
SO... when i saw the new release from MTME... my head began to spin with the ideas of bridal accessories. But really, the digi stamp set, Be Dazzled and For Keeps template is an absolute MUST for any jewelry and accessory maker! Or someone who just likes to gift jewelry and put it in more unique packaging!
Here's what I did with this template and stamp set...
This is one of the bridal hair combs i've made often for brides. They work well to add a bit of extra bling to their veils, or to scoop up hair from the side to add a bit of accessory to the back... Bonus, the extra crystals can be added to match the bridal party. :D
(the above picture is a different comb... it is actually 4 inches as opposed to the one above which is only 2.5 but it is one of my brides from this past year. I also did her hair and makeup.)
underneath the comb you see some more decoration peeking out... those are 3 layered digi stamps and it's SO easy!
I use photoshop, and added each stamp to a new layer. Take the full page, use the marquee tool (the dotted box) or the lasso and select just what you want. Then on a new page, either drag the image you have highlighted or copy and paste it. Each time you do this, photoshop automatically creates a new layer. THen position as you'd like. To make the butterfly pink, i went to the layers and added the effect "color overlay" and then selected the color i wanted!
Here's the back of my project using more stamps from the Be Dazzled set. There are also ADORABLE flowers that i'm sure you'll get to see one someone's project today!
I used the same method of color overlay to change this black and white outlined label to all pink and then added some appropriate words on top!
Be sure to visit all the team members from My Time Made Easy because everyone has a fun sneak peek project to share!!!
I'm a mama to 2 awesome little dudes, Jack (6) and Gabe (3) and a wife to a wonderful man. My life is very full and I am richly blessed! I have been a professional makeup artist for a over a decade (holy crap!) but I just LOVE to stamp and scrapbook! So in February of 2009 I started my own stamp company called, what else but... Paper Makeup Stamps! I truly love everything that I do! In 2010 I started to also do a bit of photography and by the end of 2011 I was so blessed and busy with makeup and photo work, that PMS had to turn into a digi based stamp company and I had to resign from the design teams I felt so lucky to be on but I had to refocus my extra time on family. My postings on my blog may not be as frequent as they once were, but I'm still honored that you've decided to peek in!
Some stamps and products on this blog may have been donated for promotional purposes by the company(ies) named in the post.
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