Friday, January 13, 2012

Demo Meeting Make & Take

Tomorrow is our monthly Demo meeting. Each month we bring swaps; and we have a choice to bring food or a make & take. This month I have decided to to bring a make & take  and I want to share it with you today.

The right edge is a bit off because I first planned to tear the edge. I didn't like that so I cut around the frame for the final project.  Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.

Friday, January 6, 2012

What I have been up to

I thought I would show you what I have been up to lately. I started making ribbon flowers over the Christmas holiday and I have been having a good time. (I must tell you that Stampin' Up! satin ribbon is wonderful to work with.)

 The brown ball with yellow flowers is similar to the ones I posted in December made with the twitterpated fabric. The ball is covered with brown velvet pieces. I made these by gathering the velvet in the middle of each 2 inch square using a gathering stitch. The velvet was too thick to use just pins. Then I added some yellow flowers to create a bit of contrast.

The red and the razzleberry flowers are made with retired ribbon. It is so much fun to look through my ribbon supply and try my hand at different petal designs.

This corsage is made with three layers of velvet flowers and a pink bud made from SU! ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

New Occasions Mini

I know I probably say this with every new catalog, but Stampin' Up! has gone above and beyond with this new mini. The edgelits and framelits dies are so much fun to create with. The Paper Doily sizzlet is beautiful and has many options. (It takes a bit of effort to get all the pieces out, but it is worth it.)  Did I mention pleated ribbon and new twine colors, cute buttons, new fabric, a fun punch, and scented embossing powder, but wait, there is more.

This new mini has so many things to enhance our papercraft projects that you will want to take a look right away. You can click on the Occasions Mini button in the right column of this blog and start looking now. I am available to answer any of your questions and to help you plan a workshop for you and your friends. You can reach me at 360-731-7229 or at .

One of the benefits of being a demonstrator is that I get to order and play/create with the new items a month early. I can tell you this is one of my favorite benefits. If you would like to enjoy this benefit, talk to me about joining my team.