Monday, June 27, 2011

Sneak peek projects

The new catalogue will come into effect on July 1st. I have been having fun playing with some new items I was able to pre-order as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. Here's a sneak peek:

This cute little Baby Bear card uses marina mist and whisper white card stock. The beautiful scallop behind the bear is cut using the Big Shot and a new die, Perfect Pennants. The large pennants on the gift bag are also cut from this die. The smaller pennants are from a new punch, Petite Pennants Builder. I'm loving the new stuff!! And, it gets better, there is a coordinating stamp set to go with the new punch. We will be using these new items, with the new In Colours, at my New Catalogue Open House on July 13th. Come on by and check it out!

Well that's all I have for now. I have been incredibly busy completing special orders and trying to restock my items that I sell at the Farmer's Market. This past Saturday was one of my best days ever as everyone was buying the end of the year teacher gifts. Despite the craziness, I managed to get our teacher gift done too. It would be just like me to forget about Ty's teacher but I fooled myself and actually had my act together for a change. :)

Thanks for stopping by. I hope to post again soon.


Friday, June 24, 2011

Another garden stake and some picture frames

As part of June's Stamp Club we created garden stakes out of aluminum flashing. This week I created a different stake using the clear flower die that will be retiring June 30th. Here's the pretty flower with the pretty butterfly:

I just love these garden stakes!! It was a wonderful project to work on with my crafty nephew last week. He made one for his grandmother who is also very crafty. I'm sure she loved the care he put into it.

The other projects I have been working on are some altered picture frames:

I will be working on some more frames next week. My card supply is getting really low so I should make some time to work on some more cards. Stay tuned for samples!!

Thanks for stopping by. Take care.


Saturday, June 11, 2011

Just a little something from the Tooth Fairy!

Not sure how these turned out since I have been working on them since 2:00 am this morning!! This insomnia is kicking my butt but at least I'm getting my projects done. :)

Here are the tooth fairy tins I have been working on to sell at the Farmer's Market:

It's a little hard to see in the picture but I have added dazzling diamonds for some special fairy dust. The cute little Tooth Fairy stamp is on the retiring list and will not be available after June 30th. Hopefully people will like them and they will be in demand cause I have a lot of these little favour tins to use up. I will probably decorate some more to show how they could be used for wedding favours.

Well now that I have been up most of the night, it's almost time to get ready to go to the Farmer's Market. Here's hoping that the sun will shine and the wind won't blow so that I can enjoy my day!

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Thursday, June 9, 2011

June Club projects

Last night was the bonus club night I put on for my club ladies. I wanted to treat them to a class where they were not required to place an order, just come work on some projects and have a good visit. Pure selfishness on my part as I can't stand going the rest of the summer without seeing my club ladies. Hopefully I will see them again at my Open House on the 29th and maybe at some of the classes I have scheduled over the summer.

Here are the projects we worked on last night:

This is a garden stake cut from aluminum flashing using the Big Shot. Credit for this idea goes to the talented Laura Haffke. The flashing is embossed first using the Elegant Bouquet embossing folder, cut out using the large scallop circle die. The butterfly is embossed first using the polka dot embossing folder and then cut out using the smallest butterfly on the Beautiful Butterflies die. Love it!!

This next project was from an idea in the demo's Stampin' Success magazine:

This coaster is a cute and easy project that requires no stamping at all!! It is a matter of making layers - the bottom layer is your cork or chipboard, a layer of Stampin' Up! adhesive sheet, a layer of Designer Series paper of your choice, another layer of adhesive sheet and top it off with a window sheet. Once the layers are completed, it is run through the Big Shot using the 3.5 circle die. A set of these would make a lovely gift.

Our final project took a little more time and actually involved a little bit of stamping:

This project uses the skinny tins that I found on the Stampin' Up! clearance rack ages ago. They are no longer available on the Clearance Rack but I would recommend checking in on a regular basis as you never know what might show up on there. The front of the tin is decorated using the beautiful Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper that will be coming out in the new catalogue. The flower is one of my new favourite dies - Fun Flowers. Inside the tin are 3 x 3 thank you note cards and mini envelopes. I am using this for my son's teacher for an end of the year thank you gift.

It was another fun night and I look forward to club starting up again in the fall.

Thank you for stopping by. Take care.