Thursday, February 26, 2009

so i made some inches

because sometimes i finish a project BEFORE bedtime... (not often, but it happens!) ...and i still want to play! plus, making inchies is way more fun than putting away all the little leftover bits and bobs, right?!

(patterned paper: basic grey, scenic route, sei, love elsie, vintage sheet music, pages from a japanese workbook; words cut from book scraps; cardstock: core'dinations; transparency: (doesn't this make COOL INCHIES??!?!?) hambly; embellies: doodlebug paperfrills & brad; mambi gems; queen&co felt; creative imaginations rub-ons; circle heart stamp: tyggereye art; punches: marvy, mcgill, ek success, martha stewart; inks: colorbox; pen: zig; foam tape: 3m)


...and then...
i made this weird little paper-pieced element, because the stamp was out, and i had a scrap of white patterned vellum, and a scrap of sparkly pink, and...well...it just had to be done!

(stamps: pink paislee & unknown unmounted music definition; papers: core'dinations, doodlebug, paper co; inks: colorbox, ranger; foam tape: 3m)

...and then...
i invented the *ROUND* INCHIE!!!!!!
or, at least, i think i did; i mean, i've not seen such a thing anywhere else, but for all i know the online galleries have been full of them for six months and i'm the last to find out! :) anyway, i made a bunch of inchie-like-items, with teeny decorations, but instead of using the 1" square punch, i used my 1" circle punch.

see?!


(papers: michaels, core'dinations, imagination project, love elsie, ki, doodlebug, sei, creative imaginations,vintage sheet music, vintage game card, pages from a japanese workbook; words cut from book scraps; embellies: mambi gems; creative imaginations rub-ons, doodlebug paperfrills; making memories eyelet; ki lace paper; stickers: cavallini, sanrio, hallmark; stamps: hero arts; punches: marvy, mcgill, ek success, inks: colorbox, ranger; pen: zig; foam tape: 3m)

so what am i gonna use these for?

no idea. maybe cards...maybe nothing...one thing i do know: occasionally i need to make POINTLESS stuff with no agenda and no purpose in mind. because even when i'm frantically busy, ART PLAY is not a luxury, it's a necessary part of the mojo-recharging process. in fact, what i realllllllllllly need is to get back to art journalling on a regular basis. but for now, these guys were definitely a fun way to spend the latter part of a couple of evenings!

16 comments:

  1. WoWzA sista!!! I love them...everything....did you make those all in one session?!!! Inchies galore...square and round {You smarty pants you...}. Love your use of the japanese workbook...well because it is coolio and yup, I'm Japanese :) Darn, I'm on my laptop, my desktop is sick, so I can do all my hearts...so just pretend that I did, ok?

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  2. you are too much Lauren!!! i wish i had the energy and drive that you have for creating...your round inchies are so cute and clever...i love the hello kitty one...she is too sweet!!!


    ps: there is a giveaway over at my place...stop over and play!!!

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  3. well Missy, these are freakin fantastic!

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  4. YAY!!! I **HEART** inchies!!!
    THese are fabulous and the round ones are PERFECT. Round is my favourite shape :)
    SUPER sweet little pieces of goodness.

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  5. How cool! I love the look of inchies (and what better palette but a SMALL one!), but have never figured out what to do with them. Perhaps this would be a good use for all the s-craps I have! LOL!

    BTW, I have 2 (at least) bags o'chipboard in both 1" squares and 1" CIRCLES! Guess what I am going to try. ;-)

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  6. Oh, Lauren! I LOVE the round inchies! I've never gotten into inchies, but now that I think about it, these are too cute not to try! Plus, I've been making bento lunches for my daughter and I think inchies on toothpicks would make just the cutest little flags to put in bentos! =D If I make any (and they turn out marvelous - if they turn out lousy I'll keep my mouth shut, LOL!) I'll be sure to let the world know that YOU are the one who inspired me! Thanks Lauren!

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  7. These are so cute and so resourceful! AND I just know they are going to look marvelous in some future creation. Perhaps we should play a hide and seek game. First to spot one of these inches in a card, wins! debb

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  8. These are all darling. I know they will find perfect homes on future cards or 3BT journal pages.

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  9. Round inchies are the best invention I've seen in ages!!!! I am sure they are YOUR invention too....cause of all the bajillions of blogs and such I read...never seen them before :) I think that they'd look cute as part of a collage...maybe on canvas????
    OH...I wanted to tell you that I found a Dynamo label maker when I was in the supermarket last night (it's even pink!) it just came with black tape...but you could buy a pack with white, blue and PINK tapes as well....so it came home with me....and it's because of your cute use of them for sentiments....now I get to be like you....LOL!

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  10. I actually have a little basket of bits & bobs on my table. If I make something I like but can't use, into the basket it goes. Now, honestly, I don't think I've ever *used* anything from there, but it sure is fun to look through! :)
    The similarities keep piling up... as Z (my almost 3 yo) would say "Thas pretty spooooky!". Eh, he likes that oooo in spooky. A lot.

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  11. Cute, cute, CUTE! I could sit and study these for hours! You need to stick them all together and make a super fabulous paper quilt!

    (-: Heidi

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  12. I am speechless ... and that is saying a lot. As much as I love the 'traditional' inchies, I think I love the circles even more. I want to cover them with several coats of thick EP and put magnets on the back. I would love to have these on my refrigerator. An the cute little thing in the middle would look so cool as a pin on the collar of a coat. I'm going to have to give this a try ... fab-u-lous!

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  13. Now it's not only your Jeff who thinks you have fantastic inches ;-)

    They're all fab. x

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  14. I LOVE your inchies!! They're so teensy tiny and perfectly kewt!

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