Monday, August 29, 2016

A venture away from cards!

So I know mostly (like 99%) of my posts are regarding card and paper crafting. I do however venture outside the realm of paper!  I love making costumes for my kids. In the past it's been Cinderella, Ariel etc....then it was Wall-E and Thomas the train. As my son has gotten older we have ventured to transformers and video game characters. Not exactly my niche. 

However knowing my costume making for the kids are numbered I gave forayed outside my comfort zone into the world of cosplay!  Enter into the world of EVA foam. Oh it's been fun. Here are the chest and back plates for my son's destiny inspired armor. 

I'm currently working on the shin guards and knee pads. Will post more soon. Who knew I'd be using my heat gun for something other than embossing on paper!

Friday, August 26, 2016

Thoughtful branches and banners!

For a limited time you can purchase the thoughtful branches bundle (item #144328) from Stampin Up!  It's a great set and there have been so many fun and beautiful cards made with the set. Here are two I put together. Will be posting more to my Pinterest and Facebook pages as well as here so check back!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

A little Christmas in August!

It was hard not to go crazy with the holiday cards. This year Stampin Up's paper is just so great!  They have everything from whimsical to traditional holiday patterns. 

Here are the cards we made at our Christmas in August card club!

The tag was created using the everyday jars die with the big shot and the jar of cheer stamp set. I also pulled in some ultra thick embossing powder to make the jar really look like glass. 

Playing around with shaker cards!

I love this snowman in the Jar of Cheer stamp set (142161 available September 1). Wanted to make it snow for him in a fun shaker card. 

Monday, August 22, 2016

This is totally awesome!!!

Paper Pumpkin kits from Stampin' Up are great for many reasons.  My two favorite are 1) its a craft to go in a box.  You can literally take that box (and maybe a pair of scissors) and craft anywhere as it has everything you need. 2) Its perfect for the never stamped before to the seasoned stamper.  You can create it as is or enter the world of pinterest (hint set a timer) and gather up so great ideas to alter it.

Any way you look at it this deal is GREAT! It's a purchase one month and you get the second free.  How awesome is that?!?! Basically you are spending $10 per box.

Let me know if I can help get you signed up!