Thursday, April 28, 2011

Fabric Fun

Remember my mess from the other day?  (It was the other day when I started this post, now it’s been weeks!) Well, here are some of the things that came out of it!

Here’s a bookmark I made.  This one was actually made with flowers from the Flower Folds die.  Like I hadn’t cut out enough with the Fun Flowers die!  Isn’t it too cute?  I had one piece of retired Melon Mambo ribbon and thought it would be perfect for this.

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I clipped off the back of one of the brads from the Vintage Brad set and adhered it to the Melon Mambo button.  I sewed the button on first to hold all the layers together.  Button sewing is the limit of my sewing ability…I couldn’t resist adding a couple of charms.  I think I’m going to use this one for my bible.  It’s a tough choice, I might have to make one for each the various books I’m reading!  I adhered the Black Taffeta 1/8 ribbon to the other ribbon with glue dots.  Not the best solution but I couldn’t figure out how to do it any other way.  At least not without stitches showing.

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I made this one for my daughter, using the Fun Flower’s die.  She reads like crazy and this is the only bookmark she hasn’t lost, so far!

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She wants to trade hers for mine…She says mine has a bigger key and a crown, no fair!

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I did end up making this into a little coin purse.  I used the Crop-a-dile to punch holes in the fabric and set the jumbo eyelets.  I have found so many uses for those eyelets!  The cord is from some retired stuff I had laying around.  I made it long enough to go over her head and across her body.  It looks too cut on her!

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I cut the butterfly out with the Beautiful Butterflies die and made it into an iron-on.  Again no sewing!  Same with the little bit of our Victoria Crochet Trim.

I’m still working on other ideas for the flowers.  My friend Cheri gave me some great ideas, so you’ll just have to check back and see what I come up with.

Thanks for looking!

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Saturday, April 9, 2011

If a messy desk is the sign of a creative mind…

Then I am so totally creative!!! By the time I took this picture I had already started to straighten things up.

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First, let me say, fabric is way out of my comfort zone…

I was cleaning up my stamp room the other day, and as I was organizing my dies, I picked up my favorite of the moment, Fun Flowers (I’m almost done Mandy, really!) and noticed a stack of fabric and an old pair of jean shorts that I’d been meaning to try running through my big shot….whew, now that’s a run on sentence.

Anyway, I decided to cut up the shorts and run the pieces through the Big Shot using the Fun Flower die. Then I thought "why not run some of this other fabric through it'?. As you can imagine, my cleaning came to a screeching halt. What’s that kids book? If You Give A Moose A Muffin…

Now, while I’d decided to cut out all these flowers, I still have no idea what I’m going to do with them!

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I love how the Big Shot cut even through the hems on the jeans with no problem. Just like it was butter! P1150371_edited-1

While I was at it, I cut out the back pocket of the shorts. I figured I could make it into something! Since the pocket was

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sewn to the shorts, all I had to do was cut it out. No sewing or anything! I’m thinking it will make a great change purse for my daughter. It might even hold a tube of lip gloss. A girl can’t go out without her lip gloss, or so my daughter says.

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I’m thinking maybe a bookmark. At the Stampin’ Up! Leadership Conference this past January, managers and above received a cute one made of paper, but a cloth one would work even better.

Stay tuned! We’ll just have to see what I come up with.

Thanks for looking.

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Sunday, April 3, 2011

I Have Spring Fever

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Between my husband and daughter being sick, and the dreary weather, I need Spring bad!  So, under the guise of watching over my sick family, I spent almost an entire day blurfing, looking for Spring and inspiration for a gift set class.  It felt rather decadent, but, I had a wonderful time searching for it.  Between getting glasses of water, kissing foreheads, and spooning out cough medicine, I found some wonderful spring cards and projects.  Too many, in fact!

While I’m typing this, the sun is finally shining and it feels like spring. I’ve got a great project to share with you and I’ve also gotten what my family had!  Oh well, I hope you like it and will join me for this wonderful class.  P1150322_edited-1

This ensemble includes a set of 6 cards and envelopes, two butterfly magnets, bookmark, and note pad.  All nestled in a cute tin. (This Tin is currently on the Clearance Rack of the Stampin’ Up! website!)

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I love these two butterfly magnets.  They have just the right amount of “whimsy”.  Who knew a little bit of roof flashing your husband would use on the house, would look so cute in your kitchen? (Beautiful Butterflies die - pg 206)

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This is a great bookmark.  It’s backed with the cardboard from the pack of Designer Series Paper to give it a little extra durability.  It makes me want to curl up in a chair on my back porch and read a good book.  Or maybe it’s just the Spring weather and not the bookmark at all.  Nah!

 

Using the same die, I made this little note pad.  Perfect for your purse or car.  I don’t know about you, but I never seem to have a piece of paper around when I need to jot down a phone number or an email address. (Two Tags die - pg 206)

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And here it is, all wrapped up and ready to go.  Ta-da!

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Class details:

  • Saturday, April 30th at 1pm or Monday, May 2nd at 7pm
  • $25
  • RSVP and pay by - Thursday, April 21st
    • Your supplies will need to be ordered in time for class.
    • I’ve added a link to the upper right-hand column, of the blog, for you to register and pay.

What’s included in the class fee:

  • 3 square tins
  • 1 Package of Fresh-Cut Notes (15 Whisper White cards & envelopes)
  • 1 Package of Basic Pearls (150 pearls)
  • 1/2 of Greenhouse Gala Designer Series Paper (6-12x12 sheets)
    • You get to take home all the extra supplies from the 3 packages above. There will be enough supplies left to make 2 more gift sets!
  • All other supplies needed to complete your project
  • Lot’s of fun girl-time
  • Lots of fun crafty-time
  • All attendees will be put into a drawing for the Fresh Cuts stamp set ($21.95 value!). The Fresh-cut Notes were made to coordinate with this stamp set. If you already have this set you can pick one from any of the sets in my retired stash.
  • Placing an order at the end of class will also put you in a drawing for an additional package of Fresh-Cut Notes.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Spring is Blossoming - Stampin’ Up! Promotion

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I don’t know what it is about a sneak peek but I find it irresistible, don’t you?

Promotion details:  Spring is Blossoming with Sneak Peek products from the upcoming 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog. You can get these brand-new products in one of two ways:

  • Spend $20* on any Stampin' Up! products and become eligible to purchase both the Four Frames Set and Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper.
  • Host a $350* workshop and get the Four Frames Set and Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper for FREE!

*Net sales before tax and shipping

Book your workshop now (really it’s more like a party!  How can making fun cards be work anyway?) and get  your hands on this great stamp set and paper, three months before the debut of the new Idea Book and Catalog! 

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Click here for a better look!

Happy Spring!

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