Kelly Ann Ferb, eight days old! Giving birth to my first child changed my life - I wanted the whole world to be a safer place for her! She was a SPIRITED child and brought us lots of ADVENTURES. We love you and wish you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
This has been a HIT design in my Ebony & Ivory Classes! It's crisp and clean, with a POP of glitzy Silver Glimmer Paper!
The Black layer is created with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch. The little banners cover the "tag holes" in each end! It's so easy! The Banner Punch is a FREE Sale-A-Bration item with a $50 purchase until March 31, 2014!
The top of this blog contains HOT links for your convenience! Let's say you LOVE a bargain, who doesn't?? Simply click CLEARNCE and you are magically at my online store's CLEARANCE RACK! Cool. Or, you are snuggled in bed with your tablet, surrounded by your pets! You want to check out new stuff at Stampin' Up! Click NEW Arrivals at the top and you are there! You got it! Stop back often! This is my online papercrafts STORE, created just for YOU!!
I can't get enough of these SWEET flowers made with the Stampin' Up! Spiral Flower Die #129379 - $17.95!!! I used the Bird Builder Punch for two different shaped leaves.
I used the Retro Fresh Designer Series Papers to embellish this Stampin' Up! Kraft Box!! Check out my last post, below, for directions to use this FAST & EASY die!! It's sooo versatile! If you do craft shows this is a MUST-HAVE die!!
I huge CONGRATS goes out to my two top Stampin' Up! direct recruits for their outstanding February sales:
Liz Gullet of Byron, IL
Mary Elliott of Oregon, IL
Claim your prizes within the next seven days! If you'd like to join my Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Family, now during Sale-A-Bration, you will get even MORE in your starter kit! Just ask me: firstname.lastname@example.org
I've been creating LOTS of flowers - here's to my NORTHERN FRIENDS!!Spring WILL come! Till then, create your own spring with Stampin' Up!'s Spiral Flower Die!! Directions: begin at the SMALL end of the die cut paper, roll tightly around a small diameter stick (skewer.) Remove the stick and let the paper "relax" to open up the petals. The last scallop of the die is a BASE, add hot glue to the base and attached the rolled petals. Next, I like to lay the flower, petals-down-on-the-table and PRESS. This slightly flattens the flower and turns a few petals back. Mold the paper to your liking. Try TWO DIES to make a larger flower OR, HALF OF A DIE to create a tiny bud. SOOOO many possibilities!! Non-wilt, re-usable flowers perfect for party & wedding decorations!
Use: Designer Series Papers, Foil Papers, Brushed Metallic Papers, Coordinations Cardstock, Standard Cardstock, Felt, ETC!!!
Add: Sponging, Dazzling Diamonds, Glitter Glue, Sanding, Crumpling. Try adding these fast, pretty flowers to wreaths, pins, tote bags, magnets, baby headbands, bracelets, ETC!! I added a floral wire thru the center to create a stem.
I used Janet Wakeland's idea: I bought a cheap salt shaker and filled it with coarse sand. I inserted the stems thru the shaker holes to create a nice little bouquet for my desk!!! Another flower idea in my next post so stop back!
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Banners are EVERYWHERE...that includes all over hand made cards. The Banner Punch is a FREE Sale-A-Bration item with a $50 purchase! AND...it is the only S-A-B item that will be in the next BIG Catalog! I had fun with the Banner Punch and the Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper STACK!!
My good friend, Kathi Hendee and her hubby, Scott, recently visited us from Rockton, IL! We had two fun days exploring the barrier islands near us! Here we are for lunch on the beach (Kathi is on the right) at South Beach Bar & Grille near Boca Grande on Gasparilla Island. The weather was PERFECT!!
The second day, the four of us took the Tropic Star Ferry from Bokeelia, Pine Island to Cabbage Key for lunch.
The Brown Pelicans & White Pelicans were waiting for us to depart. White Pelicans migrate north to Minnesota and Canada to breed in the summer. These birds are actually STANDING on a sand bar.
Here we are arriving at Cabbage Key for lunch. This island has NO cars and NO bridges. Come by boat or by a very LONGGGGGG swim!! It was CHARMING! On the ferry back, we saw Bottlenose Dolphins - ALWAYS exciting!! One Dolphin rode the ferry's wake only six feet from me. I could look in it's eye!! It all happens too fast to get a picture.
Back at the dock, Brown Pelicans were waiting for the fishermen to come in and sell their daily catch!
Back in our neighborhood on Alligator Creek, our visitors saw an Alligator sunning itself. Alligators are cold-blooded and don't move well in cool weather. We estimated this one at six feet. Alligators are a very old species - on earth at the same time as dinosaurs!
We had a such a wonderful two days with our friends!! Thanks for visiting Kathi & Scott!!