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Sunday, February 26, 2017
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Hi everyone! We are now just half way through Sale-a-Bration! and I thought I would make sure that you saw the new items that have been added to the Sale-a-Bration offering. The new Make a Medallion and Reverse Words stamp sets would be a great addition to anyone's stamp collection! And that Glimmer Paper! WOW! I just love that glimmer paper! Sale-a-Bration runs until March 31st! You can choose 1 FREE item for every $50 purchase! This is a great time to stock up on adhesives or core cardstock papers like Shimmery White and Very Vanilla. Maybe grab some ink refills or that big alphabet die set! There is so much to choose I could go on and on! Check out all the Sale-a-Bration items below!
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Hi Everyone! Today I wanted to share the Vertical Garden kit from Stampin' Up! This kit makes a fun decor piece that you can hand from your door or a wall in your home. I liked the kit in the catalog and I think it is even nicer in person.
I made my kit just a little bit different than the catalog by sponging some color onto the succulents. On the Mint Macaron petals I sponged Perfect plum. I used Rich Razzleberry on both the Tip Top Taupe and Wild Wasabi petals. For the Garden Green petals I used White ink. I used Old Olive on the Sweet Sugar plum petals.
I timed myself to see how long it would take to do this project in case anyone asked. I was able to complete one set of flowers (one of the colors) with sponging, curling the petals, and gluing down the layers in 14 minutes. There are 5 colors of succulents. I finished the roses faster at just 12 minutes. Admittedly I am a speedy crafter, so maybe add a bit more time if you are one who likes to take your time. Add some time for deciding your layout (this took me a long time!) and gluing it all down, plus some time for the banner, and I think you are looking at 2 hours. The Stampin' Up! kit instructions do not have you do sponging, so you could skip that step if you wanted to and you would go much faster. I made a video showing the steps and I sped up the video for the repeated motions of sponging and curling the petals so that you wouldn't have to watch all that, and it is still over 25 minutes long. Yikes!
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
This is another great product to add to your stamp collection. Sale-a-Bration is going on, so you may want to get a few of those must have products now while you can also choose a FREE Sale-a-Bration product for each $50 you spend.
Click the Sale-a-Bration catalog on the right to see what's available.
Here is how I cut one of the petals from the Pansy Punch to create a shamrock.
Here is a link to another St. Patrick's Day project I made with the Pansy Punch a couple years back. St. Patrick's Day Hi
Friday, February 17, 2017
Below is a video describing some of the tools, and a list of some great items to buy, with links. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have! By the way, its also a great time of year to grab some of those punches you have your eye on! Check out my punch collection! My husband made these fun display boards for me, so that I have all my punches right at my finger tips. (Actually I also have some that don't fit-time for him to make a third?)