Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Do you sew? Or would you rather create and journal?

First of all, I know you want to see a great project so here is one of the cards that was on display at the Spring Retreat.  I love the boots!  The clouds embossed on the colorful background go perfect with the rain boots too.  I wish I had written down who made it, isn't it adorable?  I am looking forward to Spring, and I'm not appreciating the cold and snow on the first 2 days of the grand kid's Spring break!  They enjoyed playing in the snow though.
I started sewing my own clothes when I was 11 after making doll clothes from scraps my mom gave me from the time I was 5 or 6.  I still have the first 2 of dresses I made for myself but I sure wish I had some of those doll clothes I made when I was in grade school!

Speaking of sewing, did you know that Stampin' Up has put their fabric on sale?  50% off, what a deal!  And it is on all their fabric, not just a selected few.  My first question was, does it include the Tea For Two fabric from the Spring Mini catalog, and yes, it does!  Both of the fabrics from the mini are included in the sale.  I'm going to order the Tea For Two fabric just because it is so pretty and I think I'll get 2 of the Twitterpated because I think it will make an adorable dress for my granddaughter.  I might get the Flirtatious for my other granddaughter.  All the fabric is so pretty, how do you decide???

I need some new curtains for my stamp room too.  How many packages would I need for curtains?  The fabric 28" X 18" per piece and there are 3 per package.  I'll need a yard stick and calculator to figure that one out! I think that is what I will do with the Tea For Two fabric, it is so pretty I could look at it all day. 

The sale started yesterday, Monday, March 25 and goes until Sunday, March 31, 2013 so you just have a few more days to grab some pretty fabric.  What will you make with yours?  Here is the link:

Another fun and wonderful product Stampin' Up just released is their This and That product line.  It is a fun journal you can create to ccapture your moments, thoughts, plans, ideas, sketches, hope, dreams—anything and everything! Our bundle includes the five This and That products will be in the upcoming 2013-2014 annual catalog but you can get this set for 15 percent off through April 30!  Check it out here: http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ItemList.aspx?categoryid=1448

Have a good rest of your week.  I've got a busy one, I might not have a chance to sit still again until after church on Sunday.  I'm glad I had the last 2 days to spend with the grandchildren!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Don't miss out on Sale-a-Bration freebies!

Sale-a-Bration ends Friday.  I'm so sad, I love being able to help people get extras!  Also, I'm not far away from a sales goal so I would love to add your order to the one I'm sending in tomorrow.  email me or call me with your order!  wrightplace4 @ mindspring . com

And here is something else fun that Stampin' Up is doing, a monthly kit!  You can get a box with lots of paper and goodies, including inks and stamps delivered to your door every month.  I have confidence that there will be amazingly beautiful and fun things to create because Stampin' Up's creative artists are wonderful.  More details are here!
I need to go back to working on Easter projects for the Winter Market on Friday.  I'll share what I come up with soon!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Stamped Diffuser Necklace Class

Tuesday afternoon I am holding a Stamped Diffuser Necklace Class.  If you have ever heard of Essential Oils you know they are great for mood enhancement and healing.  I've been wearing this one I made about 6 weeks ago and have been putting an oil blend called On Guard on it.  That oil blend is supposed to have an antibacterial and antiviral effect on the body and it must work because I haven't been sick since I made this necklace!

I made another one that I have tried other oils on and I really like having the scents waft up now and then and soothe me.  If you have a stressful environment there are oils you can use that will be helpful for you.  This is a very inexpensive class, I'm basically just charging for the materials so it will average $5 per necklace with a little vial of your chosen oil.  I have lots of stamps to choose from to stamp your clay with and a variety of beads if you want to add them to your necklace.

Let me know if you can come so I will have enough tables set up, I hope I'll see you Tuesday!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Come on Spring!

This hasn't been an overly cold Winter and it has barely snowed here but I'm still over it.  I don't like Winter.  My buttercups are blooming, the crocus has come and gone and iris and tulip leaves are up and it is March.  So why is it going to be below freezing tonight AGAIN??? 

Maybe I can help bring on nicer weather by posting bright Spring projects!  Here is a great project we did at our Spring retreat last month.  Yep, Spring retreat in Feb.  Remember, the one we got trapped in a huge snow storm in Alabama.  The plates were found at Old Time Pottery, a great base for this Spring decoration. 

The flowers are made with some of the supplies from the Pop-Up Posies Designer Kit.  I still have a lot left over from the kit after making these flowers.  It has fabric covered brads, paper flower pieces, baker's twine, a stamp and some embossed tags.  Lots of pretty things to embellish your projects with.  I'll have to use the rest of it for some Easter treat toppers or something.  Easter is coming early this year so we get St. Patrick's Day and Easter in the same month, exactly 2 weeks apart. 
Isn't this card beautiful!  It is another one of the projects we did at the retreat.  That gorgeous paper is from the Spring Mini Catalog and is called Tea for Two.  I like the colors and the old fashioned quilt and wallpaper look of it.  The paper doily and the flower are on page 5 in the Spring Mini catalog, the flowers are from a length of trim, 2 yards but it has about 200 flowers on it so it goes a long way.
This card is a tri-fold card.  We folded it in half like regular but then folded the front back on itself to create a different fold.  The sentiment from the Oh Hello stamp set was cut with the oval Sizzlet die and mounted on another oval and placed with half of it on the front and the other half sticks out over the doily.  A bow and a brad finish off the vintage look of this card.

Friday, March 1, 2013

It is March already! Digital project

February is always short of course but it really flew by this year, didn't it?  It is March 1st and Easter is the last day of March so we need to move right into St. Patrick's projects, don't we?  I came across this quote and wanted to frame it.  I used some of the Day In The Life digital background paper in My Digital Studio and added the quote in a brush font.  After printing it I matted it on Wild Wasabi and framed it.  I cut Wild Wasabi and Certainly Celery butterflies with the Beautiful Wings Sizzlet to decorate the frame.

I know, crummy picture, huh?  What else does it need?  I'm thinking a 3-D flower would be nice.  I also thought about rainbows you see on St. Patrick's projects sometimes, maybe I should make the butterflies in rainbow colors instead of just greens.  I might like it better in a white frame too.  What do you think? 

I've also been working on green Flower Folds pins, I wouldn't want to get pinched on St. Patrick's Day!