Thursday, June 23, 2011

Spring Decor - Homemade Stencils

Now that spring is officially over... I figured I better post this! This spring my piano was in need of decorations!

I bought a white canvas at the craft store and made some stencils out of scratch cardstock with the fabulous flower folds die and then painted on some paint with a craft sponge!

Its not perfect, but that just adds character. Let it sit until it is dry and embellish to your hearts content!

The center of this flower is made using the table settings die that is retiring :( I'm so sad to see that one go!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Are you ready to say Hello?

The new catalog comes out on July 1st! If you would like me to reserve a catalog for you, leave me a comment or e-mail me at

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Artistic Etchings Pages

Hi everyone, I am glad I remembered to show these pages. We made these for stamp club back in April I believe. Enjoy!

Remember: the last chance list is out... order while you can. You can see the retiring products HERE

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Aahhh FINALLY!!!

oh my goodness, I am SO EXCITED about this. I have wanted a triangle punch for SO long so I could make cards like this! remember the card I made that looks like this but with the fabric? well those took me forever to make, this card seriously took like 2 minutes - and I love it! So pull out your wish list and put this punch down, it will be available in 2 weeks! I made this card for my 12 year old friend Malachi. He wrote a book and got it published! awesome huh? I punched the pennants out of the retiring Play Date DSP and used my Old Olive marker to only ink the words on the Baby Steps stamp that I will miss seeing in the catalog :(

Friday, June 17, 2011

Father's Day Cards

A big shout out to my friend Mandy, she designed this card! I just changed it a bit to fit my colors/accessories! Since my club ladies were making multiple cards and I gave them another choice...

I love this golf stamp, and so did my friends! It is retiring this month, so get it while you can.

Here are the pages we made, sorry for the picture, I didn't realize how funny the picture looked until now with the slanting lines in the background... its like an optical illusion!

It was so fun stamping the calendar stamp onto the background. It is the perfect masculine touch! I also had fun with the chevron image - cut from the tasteful trim die.

We used a new stamp set and a few retiring punches and stamps. I am excited to find some pictures for these pages.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Sweet Stitches

Can I just say that I Love this fabric! I made this skirt for my sweetie in February, and this week I finally decorated a shirt to match! If you look closely, you can see the circle image from a new Big Shot die! It will be available next month in the new catalog! I love being able to order things from the new catalog early!

My daughter is almost 2 but she is super tall. I just made this pattern up, so if you want to make it, I will share some tips.

I ordered 2 packs of fabric and used 1 1/2 packs of the stitches fabric. I just sewed them together to create a tube. Make sure you sew in the ties at the same time - I wanted them to go all the way around her, so I attached both of them in the same place.

I folded the top 4 inches down on the top to create the ruffle on the top and the space for the elastic. I stitched twice across like shown... the space between 2 and 3 1/2 inches is for the elastic.
Sorry I don't have more pictures. Let me know if you have any questions!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

3x3 Cards & Holder

For Mothers Day this year I added a few mini cards to their gift. I first saw this cute card holder from my friend Jill. It works best with flat cards... but I couldn't resist adding some buttons and dimensionals, that is why it kind of bends when it is closed :)

Inside it holds 6 cards and envelopes!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Are you ready to say Goodbye?

It is time to say goodbye to dozens of Items.

You can see all the items retiring HERE.

FYI all the accessories are first come first serve, and are going fast so check them out and order them now! - some are even discounted!

***Mark your Calendars, my Last Chance Class is on June 21st at 7:00. I will post the projects soon.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Owl Journal

I recently attended my upline's group meeting. I was so excited to have 5 ladies in my downline there with me, so I decided to make them a little gift. I found these notepads for a dollar at the store and was thrilled that they matched the SU colors! I guess the In colors are still in style, since I used Concord Crush and Poppy Parade along with Old Olive and Baja Breeze.
They are pretty busy, but they look better in person. It was fun to make these... I hope they loved them!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Music Thank-You Notes

Not very often will my dad call and place an order for cards! He needed some thank you notes and asked for a music theme. I actually Love the way these turned out and the embossing made just the right touch.

This thank you stamp is retiring! So get it this month before it is gone forever!!! (the stamp set Engraved Greetings also has a Happy Birthday image) you can see it HERE.