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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Center of Attention Product Spotlight - Thickers

Once a month, half of the Baker's Dozen get to showcase a product carried in the Taylored Expressions store, and this month is no different! This month, I get to participate in showcasing Thickers! You can find the entire selection of Thickers HERE, and specifically, the ones I used, Fabric Thickers, HERE!

Let me tell you, I was thrilled when I got my Fabric Thickers! They are one of the newer products, and it just screams to be altered. :) So for my first project, I started with creating the cover to my son's Kindergarten mini-book.

When I got this month's release with the sets Make the Grade, Extra Credit, and a la Carte Teacher Cuppie, I just KNEW I'd be making a little album showcasing his kindergarten year. So, "K is for Kindergarten" was just perfect for my title! I wanted my "K" to mimic the polka dot background, but just wasn't sure how to achieve that. Then, a light bulb went off and I remembered my Maya Resist! (Don't you love those palm-to-forehead kind of moments??) So I made little dots all over my "K" and let it dry...just as pictured here...


I then used a sponge dauber and applied red ink right to it. Once that dried (I didn't use a pigment ink, so was quick), I carefully peeled off my little resist dots. Word to the wise...don't use a craft knife to take them off! I just used the blunt end of a tool I had laying around and carefully rubbed till it came off. I love it! Patterned paper I used is also available in the store....October Afternoon's Report Card...love that stuff!

But I just couldn't stop here...what kind of post would this be without something shabby and feminine??? Hardly a post, I say!! haha!

So here's a card I made for the new challenge site, the Shabby Tea Room. I just straightforwardly (is this even a word?) spritzed some pink shimmer paint right on my two letters. I'm telling you, I LOOOOVE how these fabric Thickers look! You can still really see the texture of the fabric and it works perfect for a vintage/shabby look, don't you think?


You can really see that shimmer...just click on the pic for a better view. :) Oh yeah...more Girl's Paperie (YUM!) right from the Card Kit in the store! The stamp used with my Labels 9 shape came from the new set, CreativiTEA.

So yeah...totally loving these Thickers and how EASY they were to use on both a scrapbook layout AND a card! Not to mention...they are self-adhesive!!

And you know what happens when we do a Product Focus, right?? Well, you are about to be in the know! All Thickers will be 15% off in the store until April 25th! For all you number folks, that is 125 letters, numbers, and symbols for the discounted price of only $4.24!!

Want to get some more ideas?? Be sure to visit the following ladies to get even MORE ideas of how to use them!

Thanks so much for visiting!! Oh! And I really appreciated all the prayers...got the results already and the tumor has SHRUNK!! WOOHOO!

14 comments:

Taylor said...

OMgosh...how clever with the Maya Resist! Love that! I'm so glad you showed how easy it is to alter the color of the fabric thickers!

Justine said...

These are both so amazing, I love how fun and unique each one is

Karen Giron said...

You are a genius!! I love how you altered these letters - brilliant move with the Maya resist too! Your projects are amazing!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

OMG girlie! How FABULOUS these are!! LOOOOOOOOOOVE the layout and fun bright colors on the first, and the second creations just SCREAMS Melissa! LOVE these!!

Karen Motz said...

Spectacular!!! LOVE the maya resist idea!!

Donna said...

OOOH - so fun!! I love your projects as usual because you ROCK the stampin' world!

Debbie said...

Melissa ... OMG! Your project is out of this world beautiful! I {heart} every single shabby part of your design! Are those Webster's Pages Bloomers I see?? Thank you so much for sharing your special talents with everyone this week in the Tea Room! I can't wait to see what you'll create for us next week for the new challenge :)

Nicole said...

Great card! love those "fabric" letters. Thanks for playing along with us at The Shabby Tea Room! :)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is too sweet!

Audrey Pettit said...

Gorgeous projects! Your truly showcased the versatility of those fabric Thickers. Love what you've done. Thanks for much for playing along with us at The Shabby Tea Room.

Rose said...

I am drooling, Melissa! This is just gorgeous!! Soooo glad to hear the tumor has shrunk! Yay! Will keep you in my prayers, girl. :) Have a great weekend!

Sharon Harnist said...

Sorry to hear about your tumor, Melissa, but glad it's getting better!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Oh I just LOVE this Melissa! What an awesome way to use THickers! Resist? WOW, I'll have to try that!

Heather Jensen said...

I am so jealous of your Girls Paperie paper. When I wen to get the kit it was sold out. I am just gonna have to break down and order a bunch of it. I am tired of seeing it everywhere and not having it. :)

Love the Shabby Tea Room card with all the goodies you used.

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