Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Princess Ensemble

I love making these fleece flowers. If you don't know how, Tami White has a wonderful video tutorial on You Tube. I made some with hair clips on the back that I found at JoAnns. I wanted to make headbands and finally found these really nice headbands at Party City this week. They also come in purple.

I saw a crown and wand that someone had made and displayed at the SU convention this year. I loved and so had to make my own. I used the In Color DSP pad, Silver Glass Glitter, and Pearls from the Pretties kit and the jewels.

Recent Swaps

Notable Ornate, Deck the Halls dsp, Always Artichoke, Vanilla
Notably Ornate, Deck the Halls dsp, Silver Glass Glitter, Aluminum plumber's tape from Home Depot, Antique brad, punches

Just Believe, Newsprint dsp, Crumb cake and Espresso, punches.

I have fallen in love with the vintage look. Stampin' Up! has several wonderful stamp sets, paper, and accessories that lend themselves to the vintage look.

Birthday Bash

This week I am having my first workshop in a long long time! I have clubs and classes, but not workshops. My daughter-in-law is hosting this for me. When I asked her what she thought her friends would like to see, see said "birthday", little treat boxes and decorations. Well, I just got back from Convention where I saw the Birthday Bash display and knew this would be the perfect jumping off place. Since none of her guests are "stampers" (yet), I am concentrating on items that are made using the Big Shot and our punches. EVERYONE can use the big shot!!!! At least I hope the workshop attendees will feel that way and want one!!!All materials are shown on pages 52 and 53 of the IB&C, 2010-11.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

August Stamp Club

This month brings some fun new paper, punches and wheels to try out.
Not Quite Navy, Crumb Cake, So Saffron, Naturals Ivory, Elegant Soiree dsp.
Two-Step Owl punch, 2 3/8" scallop circle punch, wide oval punch, Word Play stamp set, texturz plate

Tempting Turquoise, Pear Pizzazz, white cardstock, builder wheels: birthday and candle crazy, Pear Pizzazz 1/2" stitched poly ribbon

Crumb Cake, Marina Mist, Elegant Soiree dsp, Extra large scallop circle punch, 1 3/4" circle punch, two step bird punch, antique brads, victoria 5/8" crochet trim, espresso 1/8" taffeta ribbon.

I've been enjoying my summer with the family. My youngest son is moving his family from the DC area across the country to Mission Viejo in Orange County California. This is a job and career change for him. He just finished his 5 year commitment with the Navy. So they are driving across country this week and stopped over this weekend as they passed through Houston. They were only able to stay two days, but it was great to see the grandkids!!!! But now I have to get busy with stamp club, swaps, workshops and open house!!