Friday, June 29, 2012

Sister Stamps Release #8 - Meet Takeo

Welcome to day 2 of Sister Stamps release!  The blog hop has been tons of fun and overflowing with inspiration and creativity and I hope you're enjoying it.

Today I'm introducing you to Takeo!  This image is special to me because it is named after my son.  When Jenny showed me some of the boy images and asked which one was most like my son, I said without hestitation, the boy with the balloons.  He loves balloons!  I'm so grateful to Jenny for all the wonderful things she said about Takeo on her blog and for thinking to name a stamp after him.  Takeo loves his Aunty Jenny, Uncle Paul and Akemi and has fun whenever we get together.

For my project, I decided to try a tile coaster.  I was nicely surprised at how simple and fun they are to make.  I used a 4-1/4" square tile from Home Depot (.16 - .52 each).  I cut and colored the paper pieces and glued them down using a sponge brush and Decoupage (you could also use Mod Podge).  Then I put a thin layer of Decoupage over everything.  I was careful to go over the colored image (Copics) with care to avoid smearing.  After it dried, I sprayed Rust-o-Leum Clear Gloss over the tile to seal it.  I sprayed one coat and let it dry. Then a second coat and let it dry.  I've actually put cold drinks on this tile and so far, it's been waterproof.  I kept the design simple with no bulky embellishments or foam dots so it could actually be used as a coaster.  It's withstood water but I don't know how it would handle heat. These would make great favors or gifts and they're simple and inexpensive.  I'm excited to try more!

If you'd like to win this stamp and some other goodies I'm throwing in, FOLLOW THIS BLOG and post a comment on THIS post.  Winners will be announced on July 1 so come back and check to see if you've won.  The stamps for this release will be available for purchase on July 1 and you can find retail locations on Sister Stamps blog.

To hop on over to the next blog, CLICK HERE to see what Mama has in store for you!  Her Mariko oval box from yesterday was awesome!  I'll be back tomorrow with another preview and another chance to win a stamp.

16 comments:

  1. Hi Debi!
    What an awesome project and so cute! The colors are bright and fun. It's so nice to hear stories of your little boy. He must be super excited that he's got his own stamp. hehehe. Lookin' fwd to tomorrow's share. Have a great Aloha Friday!
    *;)

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  2. Waaayyyy cool! Love how it came out! When I first saw it, I thought it was just a card. That's pretty awesome.

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  3. Hi Takeo's mommy! I love that Jenny named a SS image after your little guy! You so deserve it GF! This is an amazing project Debi - I'm kinda nervous to decoupage over a colored image but maybe I'll try it. This would make an awesome personalized gift! TFS and can't wait to see what you have tomorrow!

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  4. Happy Birthday Sister Stamps! I'm loving this new release! Can hardly wait to add these to my collection! P.S. Debi, your choice of colors is outstanding! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Wowza Debi! A coaster? Luv it . . . it's a great inexpensive gift to give away. I have all those materials already, just need the tile to try my hand at this. Great job!

    So glad that Jenny named this handsome boy after your son. A perfect fit!

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  6. wow! how awesome that this handsome boy is named after your son! Great coaster project! will have to give it a try one day! ;D

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  7. Takeo is so cute and to be named after your son is just too precious. I love that you made him on a tile - such a conversation piece. Can't wait to try this project!

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  8. What a great idea to make a coaster with Takeo on it. I'll have to try that one day. How does your son feel about a stamp named after him?

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  9. I love this stamp and I love the coaster idea. I'm going to make some with my niece this weekend! Thanks for the idea!

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  10. What a unique idea, Debi! This would make a great party favor--especially with Takeo on it!

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  11. Such a terrific idea doing a coaster and featuring Takeo. Just so, so, so special.

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  12. Love your cards and Takeo reminds me of my sons, as well, because they LOVE balloons!!

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  13. Very creative project! Cute!

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  14. You know, Takeo does remind me of your son! I can just see "A" running around with balloons or whatever toy he has to play with...he's a cutie and so very intelligent, too! I think this is a GREAT idea to make a coaster and thanks for sharing your technique...gotta try this some day! I'll be looking forward to seeing you again...dim sum?

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