Teacher Appreciation Part 1

In my real life, I am a first grade teacher… This is a FUN week at my school, as we are showered with goodies all week! It’s a tough, but rewarding job. I’d never trade it! But, I am also a mom of three girls! All three go to my shool, so I am also …

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Fab Fabric!

Ok, so I’m sure you know by now, but Stampin’ Up put their fabric on sale 50%! Have you used it before? I love it! It’s great for little sewing projects, but it’s REALLY GREAT for making wide ribbon to replace the retired striped ribbon. Just rip a strip off of one of those fat quarters and …

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Artisan Design Team December Project #4- Fabric Snack Bags

Hi everybody! Welcome to the January Stampin’ Up Artisan Design Team blog hop! These were the products we were sent in December, but because of the holidays were posting the last one now! It should be appearing on the Stampin’ Up Facebook Page today as well!  You’ve probably just arrived from Cindy Beach’s blog. Cindy is such …

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Fabric Lanyards Tutorial

This year, while at convention, I am staying with three other Hand Stamped Sentiments Designers. We rented a house and I am so excited!! So, I wanted to make them each something spacial. I decided to make them each a lanyard using Stampin’ Ups Essentials Designer Fabric.  I also added a flower to each one. …

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Hand Stamped Sentiments #120- Wearable Art!

It’s Tuesday- Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge Day! Yay! We’ve got a very challenging one for you today! In fact, it was very hard for me! I spent a long time thinking and researching Pinterest for this one! Wearable Art! Now, I’ve made many headbands and clips in the past, but I wanted to think of something …

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Big Shot Class- Project #2

Our second project at last week’s Big Shot class was this cute little flower!  We used the Scallop Circle #2 Die and cut out 8 Muslin (hot material in the crafty world right now) and 1 Burlap (super hot material in the crafty world right now) scalloped circles. We folded the Muslin circles in half and in half …

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Craft Fair Day

Good morning! As your reading this, I am busy with my very first craft fair! I wanted to show you my fab little PINK ladder I made for display! I think she’s a cutie! I found her in a junk store for $20. I sanded her down and sprayed her hot pink! Love it! And, …

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Diva {Pin Cushions!}

I am in the bat cave every night this week finishing up for this weekend’s craft sale. Remind me to never do a craft sale again! Goodness gracious!! Too. Much. WORK! Anywhoo… These are a couple more pin cushions I made. The look like they belong to a DIVA don’t they? Hopefully I will be …

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Pin Cushion Sweetness

 About a month ago, I signed up to do a craft fair. It’s next weekend, so I have been feverishly doing all kinds of little projects. Kimberly Van Diepen made a beautiful pin cushion a while back, and I decided to try them for the fair.  These little babies are so sweet! I just love …

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HSS #106- Color Blocking!

Color Blocking. That’s a broad description to me. My original thought is a scrapbook page with large blocks of solid color cardstock. I think that’s kind of old school, yes? So, after a little searching, I am finding that it is defined many different ways. How do you define Color Blocking? This week at Hand …

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HSS #103 and a new Video!

It’s Tuesday, so it must be Hand Stamped Sentiments Day! Whoo Hoo! This week’s challenge: Get crafty making ANYTHING but a Card this week, and to put an added twist on the challenge create something that would be a great gift item. I pinned this cute little guy on Pinterest a while back and couldn’t …

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Thanks Shelli!

Every month, Shelli Gardner (Stampin Up Founder and CEO) has a creative challenge. Last month it was Neighbor Gifts. I linked up with her blog  showing my Peppermint Play dough.  Well, I found out this weekend that she chose my project as one of four winners! Wow! That’s a pretty big honor! So, thanks Shelli! …

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One last Christmas Card…

OK, I think this just might be the last Christmas Card. Not sure I can pull another one out this year! This one is non traditional colors as well. I tend to stick to the old standard of red and green, but this week, I’ve started to stray. I’m ready for spring I suppose! LOL! …

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Candy Cane Christmas

I was so excited to see the Candy Cane Christmas Designer Fabric on sale at Stampin’ Up’s Extravaganza! It is so cute! I have been wanting to use some fabric for my stamp clubs and this is the perfect opportunity! Today’s card is inspired by the colors at Inkspirations and the sketch at Sweet Sunday …

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Fabric came out to play!

I bought the Sew Suite fabric a while back and have done nothing with it! I love it, but just have not had the right project. So, I pulled it out and made it my star! I used the sketch from Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge. And the colors from Color Q. Stamps: Morning Cup Ink …

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Yo-Yo Christmas- More Fabric

I finally kept it simple! Every time I do a Clean and Simple sketch, my card becomes anything but! LOL! While playing with the fabric last weekend, my mom made a few cute little yo-yos. I saved them to use on cards. Stamps: A Cute Christmas Ink and Paper: Real Red, Garden Green, Blushing Bride, …

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Easy No Sew Fabric Project

I was inspired at SU Regionals to purchase some of Stampin’ Ups new fabric. There are so many possibilities for this fabric! I searched the web for some easy new sew projects and found a few things I liked. I didn’t want to use this fabric for a Christmas project, but rather something everyday. The …

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