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Thursday, December 09, 2010

Celebration Balloon Wreath

Want a fun way to adorn your front door, hall mirror or just about anywhere to honor the birthday boy or girl? Then you need a Celebration wreath! These were so fun to make! (Glad I am not allergic to latex!) They are in my Etsy shop for sale! Great gift for teachers too! What child wouldn't want the honor of hanging the birthday wreath on the classroom door for their special day! The label on the wreath was made using My Digital Studio. I love how this wonderful software we have has soooo many digital stamps, paper, accessories to make projects like this easier and faster to do! I just used the same balloon image and just changed the color and orientation! So fun and easy to do! For whatever reason, Blogger is rotating the pic below. When I view it in my pics it's fine but not here! So the pic is sideways, but you can still see what I did! Happy Stamping & Knitting!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Holiday Plate Decor

A few more things for the craft show! I bought the plates at a big box store, and Candy Cane Christmas Decor Elements. Added some Real Red retired ribbon that you can get in the clearance rack, and some Candy Cane Big Designer buttons! The plate rack is from Ikea and I am using it for the display. The plates themselves can be displayed with an easel or a plate hanger. Happy Stamping & Knitting!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Holiday Spectacular-Online!

This is a great special! Take advantage of this deal! Stock up, get together with your friends/family and place an order of $150 or more for FREE shipping! Great deals from 20-50% off! Stampin' Up! Holiday Spectacular Happy Stamping & Knitting!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

DSP Pendants!

I was recently contacted via my Etsy shop to participate in a local craft show. I have some things to sell and am making some more. Here are some necklaces I will be selling......... Happy Stamping & Knitting!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Make your own hand knit tags!

You can make tags to go with your knitted gifts! All you need is the Hand Knit stamp set from Stampin' Up! and some ink! This one was made with using two scallop punches too! Happy Stamping & Knitting!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

New Halloween Decor!

This is what one side looks like lit up. This is one side unlit. I wanted to make something new for the house. This has fit the bill for sure! The glass block is from a hobby store. I cut Basic Black cardstock down to fit on the outside and mounted some Night Owl DSP on top of that. I used the Crop-A-Dile to punch holes where it would reach. (I will use my retired Anywhere Hole punch for the next one). The block is filled with a small string of white lights. It is all wrapped up with Basic Black 1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain ribbon. It is two sided. I have a few more ideas for later~ Happy Stamping & Knitting!

Big Shot meets My Digital Studio

I had an idea in my head when I went to make this treat. I was going to use the new Bat punch but didn't like it with the size of this treat. I would have had to add something else, but wanted to keep it simple. Enter My Digital Studio (MDS). I used the punch image in MDS and filled it with the Designer Series Paper (DSP), added the Happy Halloween with text, then printed them out on my computer onto Whisper White cardstock. So the treat holder itself is the Two Tags BigZ die cut in Tangerine Tango cardstock. I then ran the tag through the Big Shot with the new Spider embossing folder. It is tied up with a piece of Old Olive ribbon. I used sticky strip to hold a mini bag of candy corn on the inside! This was my Halloween Treat for an organized swap at the Baltimore Regional. Supplies Used: #115954 Two Tags BigZ Die cut $21.95 #120889 Spider Web Embossing Folder $7.95 #111349 Tangerine Tango Cardstock $6.95 #100730 Whisper White Cardstock $8.50 #109054 5/8" Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon $6.95 #118108 My Digital Studio $79.95 (don't gasp a the price! This is a great digital program to paper craft with!) Happy Stamping & Knitting!

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Ok......I know Halloween isn't here yet!

But I joined a swap at the SU Baltimore Regional for a full Christmas card. This is my swap. I was going for a vintage look and love how this turned out! The stamp is a large background stamp from SU called Christmas Collage and the tinsel is one of our new accessories! Happy Stamping & Knitting!

October! You know what that means,,,,,

Halloween will soon be here! I love this time of year when the leaves are changing, and you may require a sweater with the weather. But I LOVE Halloween. Guess it's just the kid in me still. I love to decorate the house, wear a costume, and just have fun! I also love to create things for Halloween. This is one of the cards I made for a Halloween swap with other demonstrators. The card is embossed with our new Spider Web Embossing Folder on Basic Black cardstock. And the scalloped silver square was made with Scallop Square Duo Bigz Die and our new Waffle paper! The stamp set is Dark & Dreary which you can get wood or clear mount. Happy Stamping & Knitting!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Cute Creatures & NOT SO CUTE Creatures!

Went up to Berryville, VA yesterday to the Shenandoah Fiber Festival and had a wonderful time with some friends. While it doesn't compare to our Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival, it was nice not to have those crowded booths and just feel the yummy fibers! I love seeing the animals that provide us with the means to feed our fiber addiction. (Not referring to Bran here either!) Here are the cute creatures that I visited with at the festival! Then we all went to a retreat house to knit and spend the night. Well.............I thought it was bad there last year............uh uh! This isn't the best pic with my cell phone, but the little black specs you see are the BMSB (or the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug) . But I would like to change to BMSB to mean..... Bugs Make Skanky Buddies. Happy Stamping & Knitting!

Friday, September 24, 2010

DSP Pendant Swap for Baltimore Regional

I have made a few of these so far to swap at the Stampin' Up! Baltimore Regional seminar. Want to learn how to make them too? Host a workshop with me and I will show you how, and you get it as a hostess gift from me! Happy Stamping & Knitting!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Little Boo Box

I love the little box that you can make with the Petal Card Double Punch! You cut out two of them and glue two sides and the bottom, and "voila" you have a little box perfect for a little treat. The Hershey Nuggets fit perfectly in here. The owl image is from the set that was a hostess set and is now retired. The "BOO" is from a set called Tiny Tags and it coordinates with the Jewelry Tag punch. I tied some Linen Thread around the box before adhering the image. The tag is attached with a mini silver brad.
Happy Stamping & Knitting!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Dark & Dreary

I love the Dark & Dreary set from the Holiday Mini Catalog. Especially being a Raven's football fan and having a raven in the set. I used Versamark and stamped the raven as the background on the Tangerine Tango cardstock. Then I added a strip of DSP from the Night Owl Designer Series paper. This is then layered with Basic Black cardstock and Very Vanilla Carstock. I stamped the VV with the Woodgrain background stamp with Crumb Cake Classic ink. It is all put together with the candelabra stamped in Basic Black in and I hung it upside down to be a chandelier! The owl was stamped with Basic Black ink on VV and mounted with dimensionals. The bat is made with the Bitty Bat Punch and Basic Black cs. The eyes are two of the smallest Basic Pearls Jewels accents. The Happy Halloween is a stamp from the All Holidays set. What do you think? Happy Stamping & Knitting!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

My new ride!

Mike has been after me to get a new car for the past few years. I love my Focus wagon and didn't feel the need for a new car when this one was paid for, and had nothing wrong with it. I told him if I was ever to get a new car, and have payments, I would want a convertible. I test drove and brought home one last year. A Pontiac. He said it was too much and since Pontiac was going out of business it wouldn't be a smart move. End of that! He had been talking lately about a Hyundai Sonata (sp). I wanted to wait a while, at least til the end of the year and get a better deal. So the other day, he comes home and said he found a convertible at a local dealership that we could afford. And it was a Mercedes! Yeah Yeah...........sure honey. I didn't think we could afford nor did I think he would go for it. Mind you, as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator I can lug around some serious stuff! But this one has a small trunk and would be do-able! Well he snuck off after dinner, when it was dark in hopes of going to the lot and seeing it without being seen by a sales person. WRONG! He was spotted, got shown the car, they talked, blah, blah, blah......He came home and told me that if I went and test drove the car he would have to pry my fingers off the steering wheel! So the next night, we went as a family to see it. I had called them earlier in the day to try to negotiate a better price over the phone. We ended up getting a great deal.....too good to pass up. And with Connor turning 16 next year and adding another driver to the household we can hang onto the Focus for him and for me to drive when the weather is bad. So I am now the driver of "Heidi"! Since she's a German girl, I named her after Heidi Klum who is one of my favorite celebs! Happy Stamping & Knitting!