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Monday, September 16, 2013

Twins card

First of all...this is a card for someone else :)  A work colleague of my husband is expecting twin girls in the near future and her shower was Saturday.  Would you like to know when I found out the shower was Saturday?  At 2pm on Thursday.  My husband sent me an you already have a card?  Do we have a gift?  Oh and there's a pot luck tomorrow too.  Anyone else get things dropped on them like this?
When I do I have a "go to" card design.  This is it.  A base cut from the scallop square die (now retired but replaced by the nesting square dies).  Then a folded card (3 3/4 square) on top.  An accent piece at the bottom and there you go.  The stamp set I used for the main image is called slice of life and is retired.  The sentiment is from sweet essentials.  The color I used was Crisp Cantelope.  It is a little hard to see but at the bottom edge of the accent piece at the bottom is some of the ruffle trim.
I did paper piecing and added dimensionals and made some hand made "hangers" out of jewelry wire. Paper piecing is one of my favorite techniques and that is the challenge this week over at SUO challenges.
So Thursday I made this card, crocheted two hats and made some cookies.  All ready to take to work Friday morning for delivery.  I wish I had taken photos of the finished hats and packaging but it was already 10pm.
Have a great day.  Keep checking back as we will have our Thanksgiving hop coming soon.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Glitter Queen Blog Hop day 3

Thank you so much for visiting us this week.  I'm so excited to see that I have passed a milestone of 40,000 page views.  Just like yesterday you've probably arrived here from Dee's or you could be coming over from SUO challenge page.  I don't know about you but I gots to make me a sparkly owl.
Today's project is for the coffee lover.  When I first saw the set Perfect Blend in the new catalog I knew it would have to come live at my house.  While living here in Germany is wonderful I really miss running through a Starbucks to grab my favorite fall treat...Spiced Pumpkin Latte.  Sigh.  I have found a recipe on Pintrest to make it at home.  Last year my mom found me the Starbucks Via Pumpkin but it's not as good as the real thing.

The bag is from the Tag a Bag Gift bag.  Inside the bag is one dose of coffee and the fabric coffee sleeve.  The coffee sleeve is reversible and uses retired SU fabric and buttons.  The closure uses our new Ruffle Stretch Trim in Baked Brown Sugar.  The bag is closed with new ribbon also (Chevron in Pumpkin Pie).
I have made these coffee sleeves before after seeing some other SU Demos doing them.  I like my versions best and in the past I have used a hair tie for the elastic closure.  There are lots of free patterns on the internet for the coffee sleeve or you can just undo one of the cardboard ones and make your own pattern with a seam allowance.  I use 2 fabrics and quilt batting in the middle.
If you have any questions please leave me a comment.  I'm not a professional sewer but I can probably give you the steps if you want to make your own.

It's sad to say the hop is over but don't be too sad.  We'll be back later with a Thanksgiving and a Winter Hop.

If you've missed anyone today here again is the list of everyone.
or head back to the start...our wonderful upline Dawn.

See you soon! (Bis Spater)

For anyone who is curious Kindergarten is going well.  Thanks

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Glitter Queen Blog Hop Day 2

Welcome back!  I hope you enjoyed seeing all the great ideas yesterday.  You are probably arriving here from Dee's but if you've missed anyone along the way don't worry I'll have everyone's blog address at the bottom of this post.
Dee did a fantastic job yesterday using the Owl Builder Punch and that is one of my favorites also.  Today I have used it to make some candy treats also.  I made one for the kids and one for the adults.
These treats use the great kit from the Holiday catalog the Pumpkin Pie Goodie Gear Simply Created Kit.
For $ 4.95 you get everything to make 10 goodie bags including the Kraft tags, bags, baker's twine (pre-cut), banners and stickers.  Inside the bag is a treat I found at the gas station...white chocolate candy corn flavored M&M s.
Here is the grown up version.  I used the That's the Ticket set for the sentiment.  I used the Oh, Hello stamp set to get the chevron image on the pre cut banner and cut it in half.  The chevron ribbon is shredded a little at the top for some extra texture.
Batman owl is inspired by this card I found on Splitcoast Stampers.  The card does not have instructions so I "winged it"...sorry for that pun.  Behind Batman you can see the stickers that come with this kit.
Batman is very popular at our house right now.  A few weeks ago we asked our son to sign his name to Granny's birthday card.  He wrote the letter "I" then the letter "B".  We asked him what he was doing and his answer "I'm Batman".  If you'd like any extra details please leave a comment.

If you have missed anyone along the way here are the links to the rest of the Glitter Queens.

Dawn is our leader and starts the hop everyday so if you want to swing back to her site just press the word Next under the pumpkins.
Please remember to come back tomorrow to see our last projects.  Mine is for the coffee lover and involves my sewing machine :)

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Blog Hop Day 1

Yeah...thanks so much for stopping by to see our creations.  You may have arrived here on your own or from Dee's or Ronnel's.  I'm so excited to show you this card made with our new Thinlit Card Die.  It does all the work for you and if you've made a "flip-flop" card before you know how nice that is.

The card base is made from Basic Grey.  Then I used some DSP from last year.  I used a circle thinlit to cut the middle out of the circle and added a piece of window sheet framed with a circle of Old Olive.  The images are from the retired set Spooky Bingo Bits.  I used some dimensionals to make everything pop.
I do hope you will come back again tomorrow to see a 3-D project.
Now I'll send you back to Dawn's.  Just click on the word "next" under the pumpkins.  Dawn will be the first stop each day.
If you have missed anyone along the way here is the list of everyone who is hopping.

Okay one more photo.  Here is my young man this morning as we headed to the first day of kindergarten (sniff sniff)

Monday, September 2, 2013

Are you ready? We are!

Happy Labor Day!  We celebrated today by taking an Ikea trip.  Tomorrow is our son's first day of Kindergarten so there is a lot to celebrate.  I thought I would get you ready by showing you a Halloween card inspired by the TV show "Breaking Bad".  I have to admit I've not ever watched the show but I have seen some cute signs on Pintrest lately using periodic table symbols to spell out names.
This card uses a Tangerine Tango base and some of the new Sweater Weather DSP.  The Honeycomb EF and the hexagon punch.  The witch (in German a Hexe) is from the retired set Spooky Bingo Bits.  I used my Cricut to cut out the words from Chocolate Chip and Very Vanilla.
So please remember to join us tomorrow as we hop for 3 days of great Halloween and Fall projects.