The last few days have been delightful with warmer temps, daffodils blooming, birds singing. A far cry from a week ago when we were trying to melt snow. I love my daffodils they are so bright and cheery. I am not sure if I will have tulips as they look a bit worse for wear from the late snow storms. Of course with all the blooming and budding comes my dreaded allergies. I am hoping they will be short lived.
Last Sunday I stopped at the Dollar Store and was able to get candles and flame-less candles. I had wanted to try stamping on them for a time but never seemed to find the right size candles. Well I finally found what I was looking for. This is one of the flame-less candles that I did. I found they are a bit more challenging to work with. Here are the others I did and a box I made to go with a few of them. I hope to sell them this weekend at the Fennimore Craft fair. I think they will make great Mother’s Day or Graduation gifts. I hope to get a tutorial done this week so you are able to have fun doing this technique as well!
Yesterday I decided to ignore the fact that Old Man Winter was showing his face again! He is like the one relative you don’t want around and he keeps showing up. I am grateful we only got 3.5 inches vs. the 8 they were predicting. I am sure my daffodils will never bloom this spring, but today the sun is out and it is around 40 degrees out so most of the snow will be gone by Saturday when it is to be in the mid 60’s! Now I pray it will be at least 7 months before we see “him” again.
I played with my blends and the new “stained glass vellum” paper that is coming out in the new catalog. This paper is so easy to work with and the stamp set that goes along with it is just as great. I think these make perfect sympathy cards.
The best part is the blends color lifter picks up any color that comes out of the lines, giving you a very clean image.
Just a reminder that the “Last Chance” items are selling out very quickly! If there is something you want, I suggest you order it now or you may not get it. You can go to my online store at: All Wrapped Up with Ink
Have a great day everyone and Think Spring!
This weekend found most of us in Wisconsin still under the grips of Old Man Winter! We had it all from freezing rain, snow, sleet, high winds and more snow. Don’t get me wrong, I like winter to some extent, but mid-April is pushing it’s welcome! My poor tulips and daffodils don’t know whether to grow or crawl back into the ground. Last year I had beautiful blooms at this rate it will be June before they bloom.
Since I had to hold off on yard work ~ I choose to start stocking up on Graduation cards. I have them for all the local schools and can make special order ones as well.
I will be at several Arts & Crafts Fairs over the next few weeks. I will also have cards available at “Our Front Porch” in Dodgeville. Here are the list of Craft Fairs I will be at:
The spice of life is variety, and that’s especially true in the world of color. Stampin’ Up! makes a point to keep an eye on color trends across different markets and industries. When they see changes happening, they review the color spectrum to ensure that they remain consistently on top of the trends. This brings us to the 2018 Color Revamp!
Previous In Colors that are returning and joining our core colors:
- Mossy Meadow
- Poppy Parade
- Flirty Flamingo
- Coastal Cabana
- Mint Macaron
- Blackberry Bliss
Here is the new color charts! Let me know what you think of these new colors and some returning favorites. I am in love with the new shades of purple, but then purple is my favorite color! But I am drawn to the Poppy Parade and the Lovely Lipstick.
I know saying good-bye to some of the old colors is sad but we have a new pallet of colors to play with! I hope to have some card designs for you to see these beautiful colors in the upcoming days! Have a great weekend and think spring, seems like old man winter wants to hand on.
The last three weeks have been so busy for our house but I have found time to sneak into the craft room from time to time. I always feel like I am behind in cards but I actually have my Easter Cards ready and have extra Thank You cards ready to send out as needed. Now to catch up on some Birthday cards that I will need in the next few weeks. This is a card that I made for a special friends birthday. It uses the Blooming Basket stamp set and the Basket Weave embossing folder from the Sale-A-Bration catalog. You can get the stamp set and a basket weave embossing folder free with a $100 purchase. But you have to hurry it all ends on March 31st!
Easter is fast approaching even if it feels like Old Man Winter is trying his best to hang on! I made these for selling at local craft fairs. I was on a cutting frenzy when I cut these out 3 years ago, making about 60 of these treat boxes. I can say I only have about 20 left! At the time it wasn’t retired but it is now which is sad for me as I like making these. I do Santa’s, Elve’s, Elsa and now bunnies. I think I will try Minions next!
Cut card stock to 4 x 4
Cut 2 of the large regular heart out with the Big Shot.
Score both hearts on sides at 1/4 inches to make a tab.
Burnish the score marks
Put tear tape on the tabs. Put the hearts together like shown tabs together.
Punch the top about 1/4 inch down on two sides facing each other. Fill with treats and close with ribbon.