Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Can you guess what happened in our house today?!? I love this little purse idea that Nichole at PTI showed us. It uses the stationary boxes. They are just cut in half. SO INGENIOUS!!! Nichole posted a tutorial here. I can see many many uses for these purses. I know Jillian loved hers. How about filled with little lip glosses and nail polish for birthday gifts. A mini
composition book fits great also. (I'll show you that tomorrow) Perfect for gift card holders. I also tried Hershey nuggets. Twelve will fit sitting flat!! Woo hoo!! The possibilities are endless.
Saturday, January 19, 2008
Almost one month down in '08!! Valentines day is fast approaching. I have been in crank out mode to get Valentine Cards done. I have been totally inspired, as of late, by Cami's use of sewing. I am pretty sure she uses the Janome Sew Mini...well I am not so lucky to own one. My sewing machine is circa 1950 something. The bobbin winder won't work, its HUGE, the tension is horrible...and I don't know how to fix it! It belonged to my Grandma, so of course I cannot get rid of it.
So why am I talking about sewing? Because that was my intent with this card. I wanted to stitch two pieces together, but couldn't get the silly sewing machine to work. I opted for faux stitching. It is really hard to get the pieces to stay in place!!
I guess I should start watching the adds at Hancock Fabrics!!
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
I used PTI Piece of Cake stamp set. I finally opened my textured cardstock from SU!! What the heck took me so long!! I always feel like I need some sort of background. The subtle texture of the cardstock, takes away that need. I only wish it was sold in 8 1/2 x 11.
The patterned paper was one that I NEEDED!! It is really sparkly in person. I hated to cut it, but alas...the new years resolution to use what I have. Aren't all paper crafters hoarders?!? It's OK to replace what you use right? That doesn't go against my resolution? On that note...I NEED more textured cardstock....