My reason for lack of posting...

You might have noticed a huge lack of posts over the last few months...well I just wanted to share the reason why with you....

I have been spending time with my boyfriend, Greg, and he is wonderful! I have been enjoying life and loving every minute of it, hence my lack of sharing projects with you...heeheehee!  I have been creating here and there and sharing some of those items with you and I do have many more pictures of my creations to post, but I now spend my evenings with Greg and my daughters so the time that I previously used for posting my projects is now being spent otherwise.   I am going to try to post projects at least once a week to keep my blog fresh and share my art with you, so please check back.  Right now I am on a banner making streak, so you will see a bunch more of those, in fact I am working on 2 customer banners for a friend right now, and those will be my next share.  Stay tuned...



Here is my latest banner, made for Vintage Market!  I used one of my favorite Halloween stamp sets, "Wicked Cool".  The color combo of this project is Rich Razzleberry, Pear Pizazz, Basic Black and Whisper White.  I used the Spiderweb Embossing Folder for each panel, after I cut them out using the Top Note Die.  I sponged each edge with Basic Black.  Also used were the 1", 1 1/4", 1 3/8" and 1 3/4" and 2" circle punches as well as the Scallop Circles Die.  The DSP is Rich Razzleberry from the Bold Brights Stack. The letters are from the Broadsheet Alphabet set, which is my new go to stamp set.  I also used the Itty Bitty Punch and Adhesive Rhinestones.  The ribbon is Basic Black Satin, from my stash.  I stacked all of my panels and punched the holes at the top with my Crop-o-dile, it punches thru all 6 layers at once, so that I can ensure my holes are in the same place on each panel.  I love this layout for my banners and will be duplicating many more with different colors and themes and if you are in my Hostess Club, you will be creating your own 4 panel banner at our October Gathering.  Until next time, happy stamping!


Two new banners for fall!

I created a couple more banners to take down to Vintage Market this weekend.  These are perfect to add to your mantle or dining room for the Autumn/Thanksgiving season.  I even made one for myself, which I never do!


Spice Cake Candle!

Here is one of the projects that the Stamp Tramps made on Saturday for our September Hostess Gathering.  I have been wanting to create something with those very inexpensive candles that you can find at Walmart or the Dollar Store and when I received my FREE Spice Cake Bundle from Stampin' Up!, I knew I was going to first use my goodies to create this project! It is SO EASY and would make a great gift or tablescape for a special occasion.  I used my Spice Cake DSP, Fabric, Buttons as well as our Linen Thread, Leaf Die for the Big Shot and various embossing folders.  I attached everything to the candle with Sticky Strip and it has held really well, so I think it is a winner! What do you think?


Fall Banner for Vintage Market!

Made a couple of these to put on the rack at Vintage Market, along with some other cute fall items that I will share in my next post!