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I have a quick video to share of these little fabric/tulle flowers I made over the weekend. We had our swim banquet on Saturday and I wanted to give the coaches a small handmade gift of appreciation. I was so excited that this project was completely HANDMADE!
I started with making the cookies using my Cookie Press from Stampin' Up! So easy, so cute. You can view them HERE. The recipe that comes with the cookies is delicious. Then I placed the cookies into the Season of Sweets Designer Kit. They are more for Christmas time but since the Treat Envelopes are neutral color I knew I could use them for just a regular gift. This little kit is SWEET. Then I covered the Treat Envelope with a little designer paper and started to make my flower. I used our new Tulle that you will find in the Mini Catalog and our Sticky Rounds (also in the mini) and Ta-Da… it was done. Watch the video and start making these quick and simple little accents.
You can find all the supplies in my Online Store.
Check out my Facebook Fan Page for a few more pictures of my cookie packages.
I've got some excitement to share tonight. It's more Halloween fun so I hope you don't mind. I've been super busy cooking up lots of Halloween projects to finish the decor in my house. I've got more coming so hang on.
Tonight's share is a fun Halloween Banner that Denise and I cooked up last week. We were like two little girls! We were giggling the more we added to the banner and once the banner was complete we had an extra skip when we walked. It was just exciting. I've tried to create a banner for each season or occasion. You can see more of my banners HERE and HERE.
Let me just warn you that the banner uses LOTS of products. There is a retired piece of DSP and a NEW product that won't be available until the after January. Oh BOY!
Here it is:
The goal for me was to add lots of texture and layers. I love how the fabric is one GREAT way to add texture. My glue gun was used LOTS on this project. Wanna know something… My Glue Gun has seen more use in the past 3 weeks than in the last 4 years. I've almost gone through an entire bag of Glue Sticks. LOL! I love this little gadget. Do you use your Glue Gun? I think Stampin' Up! should come out with their own. Don't you?
It's time for my face to meet my pillow. I have a BIG day tomorrow. My parents will be here tomorrow afternoon. This is so awesome. The kids are over the moon with excitement. They are in for a ton of excitement this month. (I'll explain a little later.) I still have a little cleaning to get done. I can't have visible dust bunnies laying around. CRAZY!
Have a spectacular Friday and if you need a little shopping fun, go ahead and check my store out. It's cute!
First I want to express my sincere sadness of the passing of Steve Jobs, Co-Founder of Apple. I've talked so much about the silly iPod the last few weeks and how grateful I am they replaced it for FREE. I cannot help but think how much this man will be missed by so many. He was a creative genius and changed our world in computers and electronics. I love Apple products and he has definitely changed my life for the better.
As I said the other day I would have a tutorial ready for you on how to make the Halloween Tree Decorations. I am so excited that day is TODAY! Halloween is one of my favorite holidays to stamp and every year I add a few new decorations to my tree and my Halloween display. Let me share my Halloween display as well as the tree.
What's fun about this display is the many memories that go along with the items made. So many of these fun decorations were made sitting with friends or even a class that I have taught. Every year it's a joy to pull out each decoration and put it on the display. What's better is adding more decorations. My display consists of a Bakers Rack that I change out every season. There is another project on my display I cannot wait to show you. It's a banner that I made with my friend Denise. We had so much fun creating it. I'll share much closer pics soon.
Here a closer look at my tree.
You can see many of the decorations I've made over the years. On the video you will see another Holiday Decoration with the same concept only it's a Christmas Ornament. Here are a few closer pictures for you:
I used the Christmas Lodge stamp set for this decoration. You can find all the products I've used here in my Online Store. Make sure you check the Clearance Rack. There are some great holiday items you can get at a GREAT discount. Don't miss it.
Here is the video and I hope it helps you as you make a few handmade decorations fro yourself.
The weekend is almost here!
Dang, I didn't think I would get this post in at all today with the crazy day I've had. Quick news that I just have to share. I went to the Apple store today and I am so excited to tell you that the Apple Store replaced Brandon's iPod for FREE. We have a brand new one. I wanted to kiss the little Apple guy that helped me. I figured I would be kicked out of the store so I kept my lips at bay. I have to say that I love Apple and they did NOT have to replace it. It was our fault. Brandon and I are thankful to say the least. The only bad news for Brandon is the apps he had are not there. I tried synching the iPod to restore from the last update and it looks like I suck at updates. Eek!
We had to take our doggie to the Vet tonight too. I have a little 4lb Chihuahua and she has been itching herself to death. We took her in and we have medicine to help her. We were there for 2.5 hours. Good Grief!!
Now it's 11pm and I'm just starting to work a bit in my office. Oh no. LOL! It's not like this hasn't happened before, but I'm pretty pooped from the excitement of the day. I'm excited to share a new Halloween treat with you.
If you have been following my blog for a bit you know I have a Halloween tree and I love to decorate it each year. Last year we made the pretty cones with ribbon. This year we took a little different approach and I really like them. Let me share.
All of these projects were made using Stampin' Up!'s great Halloween products. I used a ton of products on all of these. I will list for you below and I will be showing a video later this week on assembly. The great thing about making projects like these is that you can pull them out year after year. It's fun to look back at the other ornaments I've made through the years.
Here is a list of products that was used and you can find all these projects in my spooky Online Store.
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370), Piece of Poison (123754), Dark & Dreary (121151), Out on a Limb (123824), Creative Elements (122647), Wicked Cool (120600).
Accessories: Pick Your Poison Quick Accents (124263), 3/8" Velvet Stitched Ribbon (125637), Brights Buttons (119747), Vintage Trinkets (118764), First Edition Specialty (121878, Simply Score Tool (122334), White Bakers Twine (124262), Basic Rhinestones (119246), Fine Galaxy Glitter-Champagne (114286), Scallop Squares Duo Sizzix Die Cut (120903), Spritzer Tool (107066), Black Marker (100082) & a Glue Gun!
While there are lots of products used for this project they are easy and fun to make.
Check back in a few days for a tutorial and make sure you have a Simply Scored Tool on hand. You can find this great product in the Holiday Mini and in my Online Store.
Make sure to check the right side bar of my blog. There are THREE NEW specials to check out! WOW!
Today I hope to make a few folks happy campers. Actually, I strive for this every day but it doesn't always work out. Just ask my kids. BTW, I loved hearing the stories of your kids "When I grow up…" They made me laugh hysterically and I also don't feel so alone.
A few weeks back I showed you a Card Box I had made using the Stampin' Card Box Keeper HERE. On the top I used the Die Cut Fun Flowers and went to town. Many have asked how to do this. I put a video together but I'm actually making another project. It's a double dog Friday type of day! This means you you get to see two projects made using the same thing!
First, here is another box with the flower on it and a picture of the Die Cut I used. Fun Flowers is a must have to your die cut collection.
I love our fabric! It's beautiful and I love that it coordinates with other products. The Stampin' Card Keepers make a great gift project to put cards or recipe's in. How about decorating the box and putting the gift INSIDE the box. Wouldn't this be a crowd pleaser? Don't forget to add your Simply Adorned bauble to make this project turn into a WOWSER!
Okay, now for the double dog Friday project. I've made these Paper Flower Bookmarks for my customers who have ordered from me this month. It's nice to get a little somethin' somethin', sometimes. Isn't it? Here it is:
I received one of these beauties from my SAM early this year and I just loved it. To keep the flowers in place they used dimensionals. I changed it up and used my Hot Glue Gun aka Liquid Glue Dots to me. <smile> Putting this flower together is the same concept as the flower on top of the box, I just used more of the flowers.
Check out the video for some Flower Fun!
These are just as addicting as the pin cushions! Have you checked out my Online Store? It's super cute with Super CUTE things in it. Check out the clearance items too.
Have a super fantastic weekend. Tomorrow is World Card Making Day. I'll have a few cards for you tomorrow.