Monday, September 19, 2011

Thursday, September 15, 2011

September Hostess Club Project

I am so excited about this months hostess club project, not just because it is Freakin' Cute, but it is also the VERY first project I created in my new Inkin' Cute Stamp Studio!!!
I focused on the holiday mini seeing as how it just came out this month, and really what is not to LOVE?

The accordion medallion was created using the new SIMPLY SCORED and Stampin' Up's SPICE CAKE Designer Series Paper both of which were just introduced in the new mini.
I covered the More Mustard circle with DAZZLING DETAILS creating a luscious bling!
I tore a one inch strip of the SPICE CAKE designer Fabric to go through one of the holes, down under the box of crayons, up and out the other hole that had been punched with the crop-a-dial and then tied a knot at the top. Now when you pull on the fabric the box will pop up and reveal the fun surprise that the cardstock is hiding. Notice that you don't have to know how to sew to use the adorable fabric Stampin' Up! has to offer? It makes a great substitute for ribbon!
I chose the Family Reunion stamp set, so my customers could choose the word or sentiment they want stamped across the front.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

It Is HERE!!!

With everything going on with the move and finishing the house I had to wait to place my Artisan Award order. Finally I found the time to sit down and figure out what I wanted. I am sure I am the last of the Artisans to place this order. Anyway, it is here and I can't wait to use it!!!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

An Established Family

Decor Elements are a simple way to decorate without a lot of work. I added this piece to a mirror I got at a garage sale. I lucked out with how the curves line up so perfectly at the top. I made the display almost identical to the sample Stampin' Up created for the catalog on page 227.
The decor element "established" is perfect for any family because Stampin' Up! has it all set up for you to customize the year of your choice.
One of these days I plan on putting a real photo in that frame.xoxoxo,

Monday, September 12, 2011

A remarkable class

This bookmark is a little handout I created for a class I teach in my church. I am a teacher for the Women's group. I saw a similar bookmark on In fact, Shelli made her bookmark for the same reason I did. I wanted to leave everyone with a little reminder of what we learned that day.
I made it simple because I needed to create quite a few of them, and in the grand tradition of Heather.... I waited until the night before to create them.
Thank you for looking today!

My shelving

Has this week been as long for you as it has for me? I spent me labor day weekend waiting for the beautiful floor in my Inkin' Cute Stamp Studio to be laid. I am beyond exited to tell you that it is now in. I mean scream out loud, dance around excited!!!
As soon as the floor was laid and the moldings put in we were set to take the shelving units in. Here they are..... lined up outside and waiting for their new home.
After several trips down the staircase (and one minor fall down it) the shelves are now settled in.
I am still working on getting everything organized and set up. Hang tight and keep checking back to see it all as it comes together.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Craft bathroom towels

In keeping with the towel theme I am showing off the towel display from the bathroom connected to my craft room. I love the way this bathroom is turning out. I am using the Flirtatious Designer Series Paper and Fabric to decorate my craft room, so I took the theme and ran with it while decorating the bathroom.
I used the same towels as the other bathroom. Instead of ruffled ribbon on the bottom I ruffled strips of Stampin' Up!'s designer fabric along the tan stripes. I would love to take credit for this idea myself but it is straight from a convention display. One more reason to be a demonstrator.......tons of ideas!!
I found the towel rack at a garage sale, I do love me a good bargain.

We are getting close to the end result of my very own craft room. I can't wait to share it with you!!!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

My new bathroom towels

My main focus lately has been putting a house together. I think it is nearly impossible for me to decorate without tossing in a little (or a lot) of Stampin' UP! Today I am going to show off my bathroom towels. Um yeah, I stampified towels. I started with several of these towels that I got for a killer deal.
I simply sewed some of Stampin' UP!'s sweet Basic Black Stripped ribbon in ruffles along the tan stripes.
With the other towels I rolled them up and tied them with the same ribbon. I put a bundle on each shelf and TA-DA!

Thanks for stopping in to see my little craft project today!