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Sunday, April 18, 2010

All the cool kids are doing it...

I have a confession to make and it may cause many of you stampers to think I'm completely nuts. I get excited about really geeky things. But I don't mean tech geeky - I couldn't care less about an iPad - but when I see a stamp set with sentiments like "Analytical Chemistry - All the cool kids are doing it" my Want Monster comes out growling and my paypal account takes a beating!! So here's my first creation with my newly acquired Chemistry and Chem. 101 sets from There She Goes:

Although I adore ALL of the geeky sentiments in Chem. 101, I started with this particular one because my brother especially liked it - he works for a company that does online science homework for schools and universities - and it is perfect for his coworker - she is running their analytical chemistry homework project, and she's finding that the cool kids are actually *not* so keen on analytical chem at the moment, hee hee. So maybe this would brighten her day a bit.

For the layout of the card I played along with the Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge #109.

The circles reminded me of bubbles coming off the foaming beaker in the image, so I used bubble-like clear buttons for three of them. I put black brads through the button holes, which kinda messes up the bubble effect but looked better for my brother than the big black bows I originally tied on them. HA! I also added a little liquid applique to the top of the bubbling beaker.

I love these stamps - I'm warning you now, there will be more chem-geekery coming soon on my blog... hee hee!

Thanks for stopping by today!

  • Stamps: Chemistry & Chemistry 101 from There She Goes
  • Paper: SU Pacific Point, Basic Black, GP white, unknown DP
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers
  • Accessories: Marvy circle punch, SU scallop border punch, Hero Arts clear buttons, CTMH black mini brads, Pink Paislee tape, liquid applique


  1. a great change of pace Libby! I bet your bro's coworker will love this!

  2. OMG, my Want Monster LOVES this kind of stuff! Perfect colors, too. I'm off to shop, now. Grrrr.

    WV: previlam Sounds like a medication from a tv commercial.

  3. Isn't it great that the companies are meeting our every wish! Who would have thunk??

  4. Great card Libby! I got that those were bubbles before I even read your post. :)

  5. I was *just* looking at this set!! DH *is* an analytical chemist and I sooooo want it for him!!! Darling card. :)

  6. That is SO cool! Love the test tube "fumes".. Brilliant!I didn't know such set even I know :)

  7. Great card Libby, loving it, and also your beautiful blog!!!



  8. om gosh- what a great stamp set!! your card is so stinkin cute!! and you are so funny- i know whatcha mean with the want monster and the paypal account- don't you hate it when that happens!! :-)

  9. LOVE that bubbling beaker!! TOO CUTE!!

  10. Great design! I love the bubbling test tube! Genius!

  11. Oh, this is adorable! Great colors and such a fun and different "sentiment"! The biologist in me is swooning....

  12. Haha, I was a chem major in undergrad... Love it!

  13. From my coworker:
    Please tell her that it is beautiful, really creative, blew my mind away, and that it actually appears that all the cool kids are making cards instead of doing analytical chemistry.


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