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Supplies Haul & Occasions Samples

Oh boy Kre8tors, you’re in for a real surprise today! Not only do I have a super long chit chat video for you to enjoy, but I’m sharing TWO amazing projects with you using products from the Occasions catalog! I’m so excited about these! Let’s get started!

This card was made using the Floral Romance Suite products on page 11 from the Occasions Catalog. I used almost all the products in this suite, except for two! I started with a piece of Petal Pink from the Floral Romance 12″ x 12″ Cardstock Pack, which includes the three colors that coordinate with the Specialty Designer Series Papers.

I love that this cardstock comes in a larger size, perfect for 3D projects such as boxes. I decided to cut my piece down to a standard card base. I then cut a card mat and ran it through the Big Shot Die Cutting and Embossing Machine with the Lace Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. It gave this card such a huge pop!

I fussy cut by hand some of the leaf bunches from the vellum sheet in the Floral Romance Specialty DSP pack. I didn’t cut as many as I wanted, because I was making this card during a live Facebook video and wanted to cut down the time. It is still gorgeous with fewer pieces! I also cut out some sprigs of plain vellum using the coordinating Wonderful Floral Framelits Dies.

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I stamped the sentiment in Fresh Fig and cut it out using this beautiful detailed oval from the coordinating die set. And finally, after gluing it all down, I added the beautiful Floral Romance seal. These seals are great because it adds so much flair and they come on the sheet sticky, ready to go!

Floral Romance Measurements:

Petal Pink Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Score @ 4-1/4″
Petal Pink Card Mat: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Whisper White Scrap
Vellum Scrap
Floral Romance Specialty DSP: Decorative Vellum Scraps

Floral Romance Materials:

Big Shot

$110.00


 And now for our SECOND card of this post! We are featuring the Amazing Life Bundle with those INCREDIBLE and AMAZING Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies! You HAVE to see what these babies can do! Be sure to head over and check out my corresponding YouTube video!

This card was super simple, takes very few materials, and was so much fun to put together! I started with one color, Bermuda Bay, and added some Whisper White cardstock. I used the Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies to cut out a frame and the center portion. Then I used my Stamparatus to place my images in the coordinating Classic Stampin’ Pad color.

I adhered the outer frame down with our Snail Adhesive and I popped up the center piece with some of our Stampin’ Dimensionals. The last few finishing touches included tying a bit of Whisper White Baker’s Twine around the center piece and placing a few Basic Jewel Rhinestones. That’s it! Super simple, really quick, and fun!

Amazing Life Measurements:

Bermuda Bay Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Score @ 4-1/4″
Whisper White Frame & Center: Start with 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
Use Largest, 3rd Largest, and 4th Largest Rectangle Stitched Framelits

Amazing Life Materials:

Big Shot

$110.00

Stamparatus

$49.00

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Knitting · Quilting · Spinning

September Happenings. . .

So, September is here and it brings with it lots of work!  Not only have classes started at the sewing store, but I am in charge of sending out the newsletters, class schedules, scheduling classes, arranging meetings with teachers, and doing every thing that I can to promote the classes.  They are doing pretty well so far.  I’m also trying to frantically put together one of my class samples.  It’s going to turn out spectacular I’m hoping.  I’ll post pictures of the finished project soon.  For now, I have some home spun eye candy for you to enjoy, as well as an original table runner kre8tion.  So kick back and enjoy.  🙂

My Table Runner Kre8tion
My Table Runner Kre8tion

So for this table runner, it all started when Matt said, “I forgot my friend’s birthday. . .” So I chimed in and said, “Well, I could make her a table runner. Which fabrics do you think she would like?” Pointing to my stash. And Voila, here is what I came up with off the top of my head. From conception to binding, it took me probably a total of four hours to complete. I decided to throw the squares ‘wonky’ because with only three fabrics, I thought it needed some more visual interest. So, what do you think? 😉

My slow but sure 1st sweater.
My slow but sure 1st sweater.

So those of you who have been following for a while, you may have read my talking about my Wicked sweater.  I am still working on the top!  But I’m closer than I was when I started.  I haven’t quite reached the armholes yet, but about 25 more rounds or so, and I can try it on to see where it falls.  I’m doing the short sleeved version with a pocket, if I have enough yarn in this colorway. . . (Sorry to those who don’t have a Ravelry account to view the Wicked pattern, you should get on the waiting list.  It’s worth it.)

Lace Shawl from the inside out.
Lace Shawl from the inside out.
And my second project currently in my knitting satchel.  This is a basic lace shawl made starting in the center and working my way out.  Can’t wait to see how it turns out as it grows, and I had to use my Dream in Color baby weight yarn, so I decided I would jump into some lace work.
5 Homespun Merino Skeins
5 Homespun Merino Skeins
I have been busy spinning up my roving every chance I get.  This was some Merino that I had laying around.  Gorgeous stuff!  Mmm!  Hopefully I will be able to dye it soon, and you can betcha that I’ll post that!
My Superwash Merino Homespun
My Superwash Merino Homespun
Some more delicious Superwash Merino Homespun.
Roving from the Oregon State Fair
Roving from the Oregon State Fair
So when Matt and I went to the Oregon State Fair this year, I couldn’t help but go into the Artisan’s Village and stumble across the Spinning booth.  I of course spotted the fiber first and pounced! 
Another braid of Oregon State Fair Roving
Another braid of Oregon State Fair Roving
They had way too many colors to choose from, so I bought two instead of one.  Though the other colors were to dye for, (spelling intentional 😉 ) I could only get two and I was on a budget, so these will satisfy my color needs just fine.
Piece de Resistance
Piece de Resistance
And finally, the Piece de Resistance, my sewing room!  I’ve updated it a bit, so here it is!  I’m so inspired to be in here and work now, and I even have a place to set up my laptop, so hopefully I can blog more.
I hope you had a fun time catching up with me and the past oh. . .months that I have been in hibernation, but I’m hoping to be back for a while.  Anyway, take care!