Sunday, April 7, 2019

SIMPLE NEEDLE & THREAD CARD:

Hello there! Wrapping up my PRODUCT OF THE WEEK-Needle & Thread Bundle with a super simple card! I started with a Poppy Parade base and added a layer of Needlepoint Nook DSP on top. I made faux washi tape by tearing a strip of 3/4" wide DSP. You can vary the look by cutting the strips any width you want.

I stamped the sentiment with Poppy Parade ink onto Whisper White Cardstock and attached it with Mini Dimensionals. I stamped one of the flower images with Crushed Curry ink and used the Needlepoint Elements Framelits to cut it out.

I attached the flower with a double-stacked Mini Dimensional, and finished it off with a few Iridescent Sequins that I attached with tiny drops of Liquid Tombow. And DONE! so easy and so cute!

Today is the last day to get in on my DEAL OF THE WEEK-a roll of Old Olive 1/8" Sheer Ribbon, FREE with a $30 order! Place your order online using HOST CODE: DEDY9KC7 and you'll also earn a ๐Ÿ’—on your Rewards Card, helping you to earn a $50 Shopping Spree! See all the details under the Rewards Program tab above. Place your order by clicking on the 'Shop Now' button to the right.

I'll be taking a little break as I head to San Antonio this week for OnStage! I'm so excited to get my hands on the new catalog and I'll know what's on the Retiring List as well. I'll have lots of other important news to share as well! Stay tuned! Thanks so much for stopping by:)


Saturday, April 6, 2019

NEEDLE & THREAD PILLOW BOX:

Hello there! I'm so excited to have been getting some online orders from new customers and wanted to send them a little thank you with their DEAL OF THE WEEK gifts I mailed out-one was from California!

I filled a Kraft Pillow Box with chocolate and wrapped Old Olive 1/8" Sheer Ribbon around it and tied a bow. This is my DEAL OF THE WEEK through tomorrow. Get a roll for FREE with a $30 order! I then wrapped a piece of Needle Point Nook DSP around the box and adhered it together with Liquid Tombow.

I stamped the sentiment with Berry Burst ink onto Whisper White Cardstock and used the Story Label to punch it out. I then ran it through the Big Shot with the Needlepoint Elements Framelits to get the adorable stitching on the label. I stamped the flowers with Blushing Bride, Crushed Curry and Highland Heather ink and the leaves with Old Olive onto Whisper White Cardstock.

I used the framelits to cut them out and adhered the leaves to the bottom of the label with SNAIL. I attached the flowers with Glue Dots & Mini Dimensionals. I finished it off with a Needlepoint Nook Mini Button and a few Basic Rhinestone Jewels. I'll have 1 more project to share tomorrow using my PRODUCT OF THE WEEK-the Needle & Thread Bundle. Place a $50 order on my Online Store and earn a ๐Ÿ’—on your Rewards Card, in addition to the DEAL OF THE WEEK through tomorrow. Click on the 'Shop Now' button to the right. Use HOST CODE: DEDY9KCY.

I'm going to be taking a little break from posting to attend OnStage in San Antonio next week and to get my house in order-long overdue! I'm going to take some time to pray and assess my business to see what the future holds. I'll be in touch. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, April 5, 2019

NEEDLE & THREAD CARD:

Hello there! Sometimes when I get stuck in a creative slump I love to CASE ideas from our catalogs! Whether I copy it exactly or just use the same layout, there's endless inspiration. For this card I used the same layout as the sample on page 105 of the Annual Catalog featuring Healing Hugs. I just changed up the colors and substituted Needle & Thread-my PRODUCT OF THE WEEK. 

I started with a Daffodil Delight base and stamped the images onto Whisper White Cardstock with Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green and Highland Heather ink. I attached this layer to the card base with Dimensionals.

I added a piece of Granny Apple Green Textured Weave Ribbon with Glue Dots. I stamped the sentiment with Highland Heather ink onto Whisper White Cardstock and attached it with Dimensionals. I tucked a piece of a Colored Doily underneath with Liquid Tombow and added a bow made from Whisper White Solid Baker's Twine with a Glue Dot. I finished it off with a Needlepoint Nook Mini Button.

Get my DEAL OF THE WEEK-the Old Olive 1/8" Sheer Ribbon for FREE with a $30 order through Sunday! Place a $50 order online using HOST CODE: DEDY9KC7 and earn a ๐Ÿ’—on your Rewards Card, helping you to earn a $50 Shopping Spree!

Place your order online by clicking on the 'Shop Now' button to the right. I've got another project to share tomorrow, so make sure to stop back! Thanks so much for coming by:)





Thursday, April 4, 2019

NEEDLEPOINT NOOK TREATHOLDER:

Hello there! I'm so excited to share this sweet little treatholder that I adapted from a card that Artisan Design Team member Jackie Aitken shared on the SU! website. You can see her adorable cards on the March 14 post entitled Needlepoint Spool Cards. I used the Envelope Punch Board and my PRODUCT OF THE WEEK-Needle & Thread Bundle.

I started with 2 pieces of Crumb Cake Cardstock and 2 pieces of Wood Textures DSP, all measuring 3"x 2". I put each piece in the Envelope Punch Board, butting the long side to the top. I lined up the left side flush with the punch. I punched it, flipped it over and punched again. I then repeated on the other ends. I then used the Stampin' Trimmer to cut off the middle tabs, making a spool.

I glued the DSP to the cardstock to form the front and back of the treatholder. For the front spool, I wrapped a 20" piece of Old Olive Linen Thread around it and tied a bow.

For the box I cut a piece of Crumb Cake Cardstock measuring 5 1/4" x 4". On the long side I scored it at 1 1/4", 2 1/2", 3 3/4" and 5". On the short side I scored it at 2 3/4". I cut the bottom score lines up to the horizontal score line as shown and cut off the tab at the end. I added Liquid Tombow to the side tab to form a box, and glued the bottom flaps.

I then glued the spools to the front and back of the box using Liquid Tombow.

For the embroidery hoop I layered a piece of Wood Textures DSP on top of a piece of Needlepoint Nook DSP and punched them out with the 1 1/4" Circle Punch. I then cut a frame from the wood DSP using the smallest die in the Layering Circles Framelits. It works best to run the die through upside down so you can see to get it centered on the DSP.

I added tiny drops of Liquid Tombow to the edge of the Needlepoint Nook DSP and attached the frame to form a cute little embroidery hoop.

I used one of the leaf dies to make the top of the embroidery hoop. I attached them to the back of the DSP with Liquid Tombow.

I then cut out some of the flowers from the DSP with Paper Snips and attached them to the hoop with a Dimensional. I stamped the sentiment with Berry Burst ink onto Whisper White Cardstock, and Crushed Curry ink onto Very Vanilla Cardstock. I cut the words apart and attached with Liquid Tombow. I finished it off with a stick pin that I inserted through the Dimensional.

To get my DEAL OF THE WEEK-the Old Olive Sheer 1/8" Ribbon, place a $30 order through Sunday and get it for FREE! If you place a $50 order online using HOST CODE: DEDY9KC7 you'll earn a ๐Ÿ’—on your Rewards Card, helping you to earn a $50 Shopping Spree! See all the details under the Rewards Program tab above. Click on 'Shop Now' to place your order. Check back tomorrow for another fun project made with the Needle & Thread Bundle. Thanks so much for stopping by!




Wednesday, April 3, 2019

NEEDLEPOINT APRON OF LOVE:

Hello there! A couple of weeks ago my husband organized an event for Operation Christmas Child and Dress A Girl Around the World. We were thrilled to have the president of the organization Hope For Women come and speak to us. You can see more about Rachel's amazing work here:  https://www.facebook.com/Hope-4-Women-International-139047632815395/?eid=ARCcCGiHCBQFDYD-Eitr7PsdLLOYKRfHszOnEdA36IR46eXX0hWtolSadvkE2LFdFupFFv4WWKKGVNkN&timeline_context_item_type=intro_card_work&timeline_context_item_source=669103499&fref=tag

I made these cute little favors for everyone attending using the Apron of Love Bundle and the Needlepoint Nook DSP. It's part of the Needlepoint Nook Suite and coordinates with my PRODUCT OF THE WEEK-the Needle & Thread Bundle.

I added their logo and made a little box for each dress to hold some chocolate:) I used the Paper-piercing Tool to make little holes at the top and added some Basic & Metallic Brads for fun.

I think this Needlpoint Nook DSP is my favorite, next to the Gingham Gala:) The realistic texture and stitching worked perfectly for these little dresses. Get my DEAL OF THE WEEK-the Old Olive Sheer Ribbon FREE with a $30 order through Sunday!

If you bump your order up to $50 and place it online using HOST CODE: DEDY9KCY you'll earn a ๐Ÿ’—on your Rewards Card helping you to earn a $50 Shopping Spree! I just gave another one away! Whoo-hoo! Check out all the details under the Rewards Program tab above. Click on the 'Shop Now' button to the right to place your order. I'll see you back here with another adorable project tomorrow! Thanks so much for stopping by:)

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

NEEDLE & THREAD CARD:

Hello there! Today I have a super cute card made with my PRODUCT OF THE WEEK-the Needle & Thread Bundle. I just think this suite is so adorable and wished I knew how to sew so I could stitch all over my projects:) But the faux stitching in the background is a good substitute. I used one of the dies from the Needlepoint Elements Framelits on a Crushed Curry base, running it through the Big Shot twice in opposite corners.

I then adhered a piece of Poppy Parade Cardstock and Needlepoint Nook DSP together, and attached them to the base with SNAIL. I stamped the leaves with Old Olive ink onto Very Vanilla Cardstock, and the large flower with Crushed Curry ink. I stamped the small flower and sentiment with Poppy Parade, leaving plenty of room on both ends, and used the framelits to cut them out as well.

I adhered the sentiment and leaves with SNAIL. I layered the flowers and attached with Dimensionals. I tied a bow with Old Olive Sheer Ribbon and attached it with a Glue Dot. I put the paper-piercing end of the Take Your Pick Tool in one of the holes of a Needlepoint Nook Mini Button and colored it with a Light Poppy Parade Stampin' Blends Marker, and attached it with a Glue Dot.

Make plans to attend Card Buffet this Thursday and make this card for yourself...or several:) If you place a $30 order by Sunday you'll get my DEAL OF THE WEEK-the Old Olive 1/8" Sheer Ribbon for FREE! If you bump up your order to $50 and place it online using HOST CODE: DEDY9KC7 you'll also earn a ๐Ÿ’—on your Rewards Card, helping you to earn a $50 Shopping Spree!

Browse the catalogs to the right and place your order by clicking on the 'Shop Now' button. Make sure to stop back here again tomorrow for another adorable project! Thanks so much for coming by:)

Monday, April 1, 2019

PETITE RETREAT!:

Hello there! I held my first-ever retreat on Saturday, a Petite Retreat as I called it, and we had so much fun! I'm terrible at remembering to take pictures and didn't get them of everyone, but I managed to get a few:)

I made this sweet little Baker's Box for each of them using the Needle and Thread Bundle, my PRODUCT OF THE WEEK. I made a belly band for each box using the Needlepoint Nook DSP. I had to add a 2" section to the back as the 12" paper isn't quite long enough to wrap around the box.

I stamped the sentiment with Berry Burst ink onto Petal Pink Cardstock and used the Needlepoint Elements Framelits to add the adorable stitching around it. I then used the Pretty Label Punch to punch it out. I love how they coordinated the punch to work with this suite to get more options from these amazing products!

I then stamped the leaves with Mossy Meadow ink and used the framelits to cut them out. I layered the label on top, and adhered to the belly band with Dimensionals. I tucked a piece of a Colored Doily underneath with Liquid Tombow. I cut out one of the little flowers with Paper Snips and attached it with a Dimensional. I finished it off with a Needlepoint Nook Mini Button that I adhered with a Glue Dot, and a few Basic Pearl Jewels.

 I ordered pizza and garlic knots from LaTavola and surprised them with this little box filled with a couple of their yummy desserts:)

I brought over all of my stamp sets for them to use for their projects they brought to work on.

I brought over all of my punches, dies & framelits and tools for them to use as well.

I had several Project Kits and Paper Pumpkin Kits on hand that they were able to purchase with Cash & Carry pricing, saving them tax & shipping!

They each got a table to themselves to work on their projects.

They also got to make 12 cards of their choice from my Card Buffet.

They each got a Goodie Bag filled with a couple products from their favorite Product Suites and they all got a package of Dimensionals and Glue Dots.

There were several Big Shot stations as well so they pretty much had a Big Shot to themselves:)

I did a Door Prize drawing every hour, and they each left with a couple of prizes of their choice!

We all couldn't believe how fast the day went!

I think it was a productive day for everyone...and lots of fun!

They all asked if I was going to do another one, so I think it was a success! Can't wait to plan the next one! Thanks so much for stopping by!