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Dang! My day got past me again. I spent a good portion of my day hopping around different Antique stores today. Actually, I've been on a vintage high because I've been doing a lot of Vintage/Antique shopping for the last 3 days. YIKES. I've been working on the Piano room and I'm pretty excited that it's almost complete. Infact, today I bought a beautiful chandelier to finish the room. WHOA! Here are a few pieces that came together over the last few days.
We finally finished the wall with all kinds of Vintage frames that we found at Estate Sales. They were super cheap except for a few. The shutter above the Piano is not complete. I actually have another shutter to add and it has to be moved. Plus, I can see a beautiful banner across the shutter… Can YOU? Moving the shutter doesn't make the Prince happy. Oops. He can't complain though. He is on restriction from buying Piano Rolls. We finally found a piece to hold all the piano rolls and we still need MORE space. YIKES. He went shopping by himself yesterday and got in more trouble. LOL. He bought a Victor Victrola. I think that's the name of it. Ut-Oh. It sounds like that anyways. It works and we love it.
I have more treasures to share later this week. We are really excited that the room is coming together. It's been so much fun designing it.
I spent the rest of my day cleaning my stamp room. I'm not sure how any of my customers have survived in this room. It's a dust pit. I've done an overhaul on the dust bunnies and I think I've captured them all for today.
I wanted to share a card I made for my Stamps in the Mail participants during the last round. This was a bonus card that I shared with them. I loved using this stamp set. We made tons of fun cards.
The stamp set is the Rue Des Fluers. So Vintage and SO pretty. You can see I used that beautiful Sale-a-Bration DSP on this card. I hope you were able to pick up plenty of this paper. It's just beautiful. Below you will see the products I used. I hope you enjoy it.
Have a GREAT week.
Stamps: Rue Des Fleurs, En Francais
Cardstock: Soft Suede, Poppy Parade, Crumb Cake, Poppy Parade, Very Vanilla
Ink: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede
Accessories: Pearls, Crumb Cake Seam Binding, Dotted Scallop Border punch, Modern Label Punch, Everyday Enchantment DSP, Earth Elements buttons, Sponging
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!
I think it's fair to say I have Pin Cushion Mania going on. Holy cow. These little things are just addicting. It keeps getting better and better when you can find more and more ways to make them. I love them.
I put together a video to make the one with the Antique Frame I showed you yesterday. You can find these frames at any of your craft stores near you.
I mentioned yesterday I had a light bulb moment. I think my light bulb died during that moment because my cool idea did not work. I was hoping to make the backside look a little cleaner and you will see in the video it's not bad, but I am sure there is a way to make it better. I get frustrated when something doesn't go the way I had planned, but I am sure we all feel this way, right? LOL!
Here is another pin cushion using the Beau Chateau fabric. I love this one because you can see the chicken. Super pretty and vintage looking.
Below is the video I promised. I hope this helps you in your quest of making lots of pretty pin cushions. I would love to see your cushions!
Have a FANTASTIC Thursday!
While Cathy was here I had to take her to one of my favorite places here in Northern Va…Wegmans. It's a grocery store like no other and you have to see it to appreciate it. It's just fantastic. While we were there we found some Ball Jelly Jars that are the cutest things. We both looked at each other knew exactly what we were doing with these. Let me share some of our fun and eye candy.
You may remember a few weeks back I shared another Pin Cushion. That one was a little more difficult to make. If you use a Ball Jelly Jar you are in business and they are much easier.
I used the Beau Chateau (#122336) Fabric for this first one. It has that awesome shabby look and feel. I added a piece of ribbon and a Crown Trinket (#121891) for a little more umph to this cushion.
Demonstrators, do you have retired buttons? Here is a great use for them. The buttons on this pin cushion are retired but SO cute.
This pin cushion uses the Timeless Portrait fabric (#122337). This is beautiful fabric.
I was a little fancy with this cushion. I added that beautiful Vanilla velvet ribbon (#125637) around the jar and then added pearls to the ribbon. Ohhh weee…. Super pretty.
Now for something completely different. I received an email from another Crafting company and it had a pin cushion very similar to this. I went and bought these small antique frames and removed the glass. I stuffed my Beau Chateau fabric into the opening and stuffed my stuffing inside. Once it was stuffed to my desired stuffiness I pushed the backing back onto the frame. Once that was locked in place I pulled the fabric from all sides to make the fabric tight. The back was not pretty at all and unacceptable. I decided to get my favorite tool of the season out, My Glue Gun! We are BEST FRIENDS right now. To make the back a little more presentable I stretched the fabric on the back and used a glue gun to hold it in place. It was perfect.
I think these are perfect gifts for friends, families and even teachers. Very delicate for a lady.
***Just had a light bulb moment to make the backs of this pin cushion pretty. I'll share tomorrow with more pics.
Back to work for me. I am pulling all the Fall/Harvest/Halloween decorations out and decorating my stamp room. I do this every year and it's so much fun. I love to see all the projects from years past.
Hope your day is fantastic and you can visit my Spooky Online Craft Store HERE! Pick up your own Fabric today so you can make a few Pin Cushions yourself. Then you can coordinate a card or another decor project using the coordinating accessories. WOW. This is why we LOVE Stampin Up!
This time of year I'm the best at confusing my children over which holiday comes first over the next few months. I start stamping Fall, Halloween, Christmas, Winter, and Valentines Day all at the same time. I also work on Home Decor items for the different holidays so they tend to be totally confused. Can you relate to this?
Today I thought I would have a Holiday Mix Up here. I've been showing you Fall and Halloween, it's time to open the Christmas vault. If you are like me and you hand stamp your Christmas cards you should by now have at least an idea of WHAT you would like to stamp. Make a plan and figure out how many you need. If you can pick ONE day per week from now until the first week of December to work on your cards you will save yourself from PSS. PSS in the stamping community means Procrastination Stamping Syndrome. I've had it for 8 years. I am the girl who starts *thinking* about her Christmas Card design around the second week of December. I stamp them all the way up to Christmas. They are sent out around January 1st or so. PLEASE someone tell me YOU have this syndrome! Surely I'm not the only one? I am bound to STOP PSS and show my family I can be a good stamping girl and get my Christmas cards out on time. Possibly with a picture of my kids too. YEAH!!
Here is my first Christmas card design of the year and it's more of a Winter card than Christmas. Give me a few props… I'm trying. *Hee Hee*
Holy Cow! I love these felt little Snowflakes. Here is what I did:
This card started off simple and then became over the top. I pulled out my sewing machine and sewed all the Snowflakes onto the Pool Party cardstock. I took the prongs off of each of the Antique Brads and hot glued them onto the snowflakes. I wrapped and tied a bow with Whisper White ribbon around the bottom of the Pool Party. I then used a sentiment "Let it Snow" from the Punch Pals stamp set. I mounted this onto Night of Navy Cardstock. My card base is Pool Party cardstock again. On the front of the card I used the Delicate Doilies stamp set with Whisper White Craft ink. I mounted Night of Navy cardstock onto my card base using dimensionals. I used my favorite Spritzer Tool that every stamper should have with a Soft Suede marker. I lightly sponged around the entire card using Soft Suede ink. Lastly, I used my Crystal Effects and Mica Flakes very lightly around the Felt Snowflakes.
It may be a little over the top and I may not make 100 of them, but someone will be receiving this card! It could be YOU! This card could even tip the scales over 5lb's in wt. *hee hee*
I want to know when YOU start making your Christmas/Holiday Cards and HOW MANY do you make? Leave your comment by Sunday, September 11th Midnight EST. I'll be choosing a name using the Random Number Generator thingy. I'll mail this card along with another on the following Tuesday!
Hope your day is FABULOUS!