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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!