Then I thought about it some more and I was like 'everything I post on my blog I have made'...so it didn't really make much sense after all--Unless I only want to blog on Mondays :D
But since today is Monday and I actually made something today...I will call this post Made It Monday :D
So what did I make? A Stamp!!!!
Back in December, I took a trip to a craft faire with Liz and Jossie and we met the nicest stamp maker. I bought her book and at the time I didn't know I would actually want to try my hands at making stamps.
Over the past 8 months, I have been collecting stamp making material.
First I bought some material from Hobby Lobby (the blue Speedball--it comes in different colors depending on the "ease" of the material) along with a linoleum cutter. (You can buy a starter set on Amazon or from Stampin' Up, but I didn't want to wait or pay for shipping.) Then I was given some Eraser Stamp material by Liz from Daiso. And because I didn't have enough material to learn on, I bought the grey 3 pack of material from Stampin' Up.
One of my problems was figuring out what to make. Today I finally bit the bullet and decided to make an "Aloha" stamp since I don't have any Hawaiian stamps (at least I don't think I do--ha ha ha!).
It tells you to use tracing paper, but I didn't have any, so I just used a post-it and wrote Aloha. Then I went over it a couple of times to make it a bit thicker and darker.
After, I placed the Post-it (backwards) over the blue part and rubbed my pencil over the back to transfer the pencil onto the blue.
Then using the #5 blade (or craft knife), I cut the part I wasn't going to use.
Using the different size blades, I cut around the image.