I just finished a cute little card for my Niece. She just told us she is having a baby, and I am over the moon with joy. She is going to make the most amazing Mother.
Lately I've been thinking a lot about making a hoop wreath. So like any good DIY-er I started my research on pinterest. Here are a few of my favorite pictures so far. I can't decide to go with an embroidery hoop look or a metal macrame hoop look. The Macrame hoop seems to be winning so far, but I'll let you know what I end up with.
Links for images can be found on my pinterest board
With all the Halloween stamp releases being posted I decided to pull out last years Halloween supplies, and have a little fun. I'm just completely in love with this little Halloween diarama I made. The rosettes and pine sprigs are my favorite!
Sizzix Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die - Mini Paper Rosettes (2 Sizes) by Tim Holtz -- Martha Stewart Crafts Medium Punch, Branch -- May Arts Ribbon, Ivory Burlap String -- Sizzix on The Edge Die by Tim Holtz, 2.75 by 6.625-Inch, Graveyard -- Ranger Distress Watercolor Cardstock, 4.25 by 5.5-Inch, 20-Pack
Just made a little thinking of you card for a friend. It was kind of amazing how fast it came together. But that is the power of Tim holtz stamps.
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamp Set, 7 by 8.5-Inch, Simple Sayings -- Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamp Set 7"X8.5"-Nature Walk -- Luster Leaf Rapiclip Natural Twine in Dispenser Can - 325 Foot 402 -- Ranger ISG-33745 Ice Stickles Glitter Glue, 1-Ounce, Gold -- Tsukineko Full-Size Memento Fade Resistant Inkpad, Rich Cocoa
I was innocently running into Michael's just for some quick dry glue. Nothing more, just minding my own busniess. And what do I run into? THE CUTEST FELT PUMPKINS YOU HAVE EVER SEEN!!! Now exactly how am I supposed to resist that? Well, as you can see I can't. So it started with the pumpkins. Then I saw the little wood owls, and a few other things. Before you know it I was fully immersed into decorating for Halloween. Yeah, I know it's August, but if they are going to put it out this early to sell. Then I am going to start decorating this early! The flowers were 50% off which is the nice thing about shopping so early. And then all of a sudden one of my holiday focal shelves was completely decorated in my head. I usually go mostly black, and green for Fall, but since I fell in love with the pumpkins I decided to go yellow, purple, and orange. Then I think I will paint up the little paper mache pumpkins I bought (not pictured) in antique rustic creme, and brown with black, and gold accent.
So here are pictures of the beginning of my project. I painted the owls a lovely eggplant color with purple glitter on their wings. I also bought a flower frog so they could stand up behind the flowers. I arranged the flowers into a bunch. Wired them together with floral wire, and then glued the stems together to reinforce them. Then assembled the felt pumpkin kit so I could see their smiling faces gleaming back at me. I'll post updates in the next few weeks as the decorations continue.
I decided I need a large star-burst or sun-ray stamp. So I decided to make one. Also, I'm trying to ignore the tiny little migraine that is building up behind my right eye. Its working for now, and I will have a lovely stamp to play with in another hour... win... win.
Just finished up a birthday card for my sister. She has a thing for bats so this little guy is flying in to wish her well. I just love the little happy birthday banner he carries in his mouth. He looks very determined to deliver his message. Leaving a cloud of gold sequins in his wake.
5mm CUP SEQUINS Gold Loose sequins for embroidery, applique, arts, crafts, and embellishment. -- K&Company Kelly Panacci Halloween Mat Pad -- Ranger 1/2-Ounce Stickles Glitter Glue, Gold -- Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad, Vintage Photo -- Fiskars 12 Inch SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer (152490-1004) -- EK tools Mini Corner Rounders Punch Set -- Tsukineko Full-Size Memento Fade Resistant Inkpad, Tuxedo Black -- Bazzill Basics 12 by 12-Inch 25-Sheet Cardstock, White --
Today I am becoming best friends with my envelope punch board. I just received my first card commission, and need to become proficient at making envelopes. The owner of Nacreous Alchemy needs a pack of mini cards and envelopes to hold little business cards, and receipts. I just love the design I came up with for her. And more importantly so does she. So it's off to fold, and cut, and fold, and cut, and fold again for this evening.
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