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From December 1-12th we will be posting a different special each day in the store. All sale prices end Dec 31st. Please note in the comments to “Hold Box” If you would like your box held. *NO PRICE ADJUSTMENTS for items currently not on sale**

Day 1 – 30-50% OFF  all STAMPS
Stocking Stuffer {Bonus} 20-40% OFF all Copic Accessories
COPIC MARKERS
$4.75 Each
 

Day 2 – 20-45% OFF  all PAPER PADS
Stocking Stuffer {Bonus} 56% OFF all ARTISAN TAPE

 

Day 3 – 10-45% OFF  all RIBBONS & TRIMS
Stocking Stuffer {Bonus} 20-40% OFF all TONIC STUDIOS TOOLS (TIM HOLTZ)

 

Day 4 – 20-25% OFF  all SPELLBINDERS

Day 5 – 20-45% OFF  all SIZZIX
Stocking Stuffer {Bonus} 27% OFF all DISTRESS STICKLES

Day 6 – 10-45% OFF  all FLOWERS
Stocking Stuffer {Bonus} 10-45% OFF all BUTTONS

 

Day 7 – 20-25% OFF  all MISTS

 

Day 8 – 20-45% OFF  all PAPER PACKAGES
Stocking Stuffer {Bonus} 25% OFF SCOR BUDDY

   

Day 9 – 10-45% OFF  all INKS & PAINTS 
 Stocking Stuffer {Bonus} 25% OFF TIM HOLTZ TOOLS

 

Day 10 – 40-60% OFF  all RIBBON KITS 
 Stocking Stuffer {Bonus} 30-45% OFF BRADS

  

We still have 2 More Days of sales to come – so be sure to check back!

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I decided that I just could NOT discard this little baking powder container when it was empty. It was TOO cute! I thought I’d use it for my SNS “How-to”  project this month! The best part about this project, aside from the fact that it is made using SNS ribbons… is that it is “GREEN!”  I reused and repurposed a container that otherwise may have ended up as plastic in a landfill.  I used scrap paper to decorate it, and buttons from my collection of  recycled buttons to embellish it. The tag I created  used a  recycled clothing store tag  as its’ base.  Again-I used some small paper scraps to decorate it.  You can even use up some of your ribbon scraps…. the lengths required are small!   

 Let’s see what we can create!

A~ Container to be altered: I was planning to use it on my desk to hold a roll of postage stamps!

Supply List:    

  

Piece of waxed paper to cover work area    

Scrap pce of old sandpaper- anything goes   

Garbage can to do the  sanding over   

Clean, damp rag to remove the sandpaper dust from container    

Paper trimmer &  sharp scissors     

10″ long (allows for a wee bit of overlap at ends) x 1.5″ wide piece of leftover patterned paper in a pattern you like     

Mod-Podge (matte)    

Paintbrush to apply mod-podge    

Mini or Pop-up glue dots (SNS Store carries these HERE)    

MM Ribbon Glue (SNS Store carries this HERE)    

A strong adhesive like Tombow’s Mono Multi Liquid Glue – for adhering pom pom trim directly to plastic top    

4 buttons to form floral centers    

About  5 flowers to group in a cluster.  I used:  1- 2″ flower, such as these shabby chic ones by  Prima, 3- 1.5 ” flowers and 1- 1 ” flower blooms in various coordinating shades (like these by Bazzill: SNS Store Link.)    

Gift Tag/Contents  list: recycle a small (1.5 ” x 1.0″) store tag or make your own. I covered one from a store and punched a hole in the top for the ribbon.   

Ink: for edges of gift tag; I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Pumice Stone, from the SNS Store    

Mini lettering for your Tag: I used Cosmo Cricket from the  SNS store.    

 From the September Ribbon Kit:    

 Three, 10″ lengths of ribbon  from the kit- brown velvet, cream dotted grosgrain and the mini pom-pom trim    

 Small  length of cream dotted organza: about 4″ long  (for tag)     

 How to alter your container Step by step:     

 1- Wash & dry container well. No need to remove label.    

 2- With top off, use sandpaper to rough up the surface of the plastic. Doing this standing over the garbage can means all the dust will be collected!     

 3- Using clean damp rag/cloth, wipe off the excess sanding dust.    

 4- Leaving the container top off,  and setting it aside, Mod-podge the surface of the container using a paintbrush (Remember: NO mod-podge on the container top.)    

 5- Apply the strip of patterned paper you have chosen to cover your container with around the middle, Mod-podged portion of container.  Overlap the ends of the paper, using  a little more Mod-podge as adhesive to seal the  ends where they overlap.     

 6-  Apply a thin layer of mod-podge all over the paper using the paintbrush. Allow 10 min to dry and apply another layer of mod-podge.    

7- Allow the mod-podge to dry on main part of container.    

8-  Apply a thin bead of strong glue (I used Tombow mono-multi) around the upper edge of the top of the container. Glue the brown pom-pom trim in place as seen below.   

     

 

    

9- Gather your pieces of  velvet and grosgrain ribbon.  You will be applying the  2 ribbons to the main portion of the container, over the patterned paper.      

10- Use MM ribbon glue to adhere the 2 ribbons, one at the upper edge of the container, and one at the bottom of the container, over the patterned paper, as seen in the photo below:  

 

   

 11- Create a floral cluster on the top of the container,  at the edge. TIP: As you do this,  make sure it is still easy to open it once this top is placed “on” your container.  Try it out carefully! 

Apply the flowers to the edge of the container top using Glue Dots. Use the buttons as flower centres, again using Glue Dots to secure. 

One  close-up view, showing the floral centres (buttons) and flowers in the cluster: 

 

One view of the container top, showing the floral cluster that’s been applied at the edge: 

  

  

 12- Next, create your little tag: Cover a store-clothing tag with cardstock.  Ink edges, punch a hole for the ribbon, add ribbon using a slip knot.  Trim ribbon ends. Add your label with Cosmo Cricket tiny type lettering. (Mine will say “Stamps”.) 

  

 

 13- Screw top onto container. Glue tag in place. Admire your completed altered  baking powder container!  

Ideas for using your pretty, reusable container: 

* Fill w/ wrapped candy  as a TY treat for a teacher, coach  or group leader 

* Hold a roll of postage stamps on your desk 

* Add funny quotes and encouraging  sayings  and  give to  for a shut-in or a senior citizen 

* Surprise!  Ttry enclosing a  gift certificate to the movies  or  a local restaurant and leave on a friend’s doorstep 

* Enclose a money gift for a teenager at birthday time 

* Store push-pins for your bulletin board or paperclips on your desk 

  Thanks for popping in to see this fun, green project! Try one- I KNOW you’ll enjoy it!

  

 

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Savvy n Sassy's August Ribbon Kit

The Savvy ‘n Sassy August 2010 ‘Summer Adventures” Ribbon Kit is bright, fun ,and plentiful!

 I was able to create so many pages with it.  Here is a sampling!

 

Project #1~ “Dream Daisies”  [side 1]

"Dream Daisies" Layout: Side 1

“Dream Daisies”  [side 2]

"Dream Daisies" Layout: Side 2

Detailed Views: 

Detail: Yellow satin-edged organza

Detail- Yellow mini ric-rak

Detail- Organza and yellow grosgrain ribbons

Supplies and Information:

Created with the  SNS  “Summer Adventures” August 2010 Ribbon Kit

Butterfly: Dollarama
Glass Seed Beads (clear & coloured)~ Dollarama
Bead Adhesive: Glossy Accents, Ranger
Buttons: Vintage; RAK from friend Helen (TY!); own collection
Lettering: Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type, TT 582
White textured CS: Tantra
PP: All from the” Ooh La La Collection for Him”- My Mind’s Eye
Borders: MME
Chalk Ink: VersaMagic- Gingerbread
Organza ribbon, grosgrain ribbon and ricrac: All August 2010 SNS Ribbon Kit
Ribbon adhesive: MM Ribbon Glue

Project #2~ “Astilbe: Front Garden”

Layout~ "Astilbe: Front Garden"

Detailed Views:

Detail: Satin-edged organza & stamped tags

Detail: Satin-edged organza, fussy-cut mini-flowers and beaded medallion

Supplies and Information:

Created with the “Summer Adventures” August 2010 Ribbon Kit

Satin-edged organza ribbon : SNS August 2010 Ribbon Kit
Butterfly Punch: Regal Gifts
Lettering,  title- BasicGrey’s Perhaps collection
Subtitle: Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type TT 578
Turquoise CS: Bazzill
Pp: SEI “Poppy” Collection
Glass Seed Beads: Dollarama
Glass beads: Fashion Glass
“Discover” stamp: 7 gypsies
“Explore” stamp: 7 gypsies
Circular medallion: MME

Project #3~ “Lillies; Visual Delight”

Layout: "Lillies~ Visual Delight"

Detail View:

Detailed view of title & turquoise large-dot & orange mini-dotted grosgrain ribbons

Detail of corner orange grosgrain ribbon accent

Supplies and Information:

 

 
Created with the “Summer Adventures” August 2010 Ribbon Kit
Teal Beaded butterfly~ Dollarama
Buttons: Vintage; RAK from friend Helen (TY!); own collection
Flowers: MME, Prima, some made of pp w/ Sizzix Sidekick using Sizzlit die
Lettering: Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type, TT 582 (cream)
Visual Delight Lettering: Basic Grey’s Stella Ruby
Textured CS: Bazzill- Yam
Peach CS: Unknown
Smooch Ink: Gold Lame and Moonlight
Pp: Pink Paislee, and 3 Bugs in a Rug
Scissors; Cutterbee
Scallop Template: Dollarama
Ink: Versamagic- Gingerbread
Adhesive for Ribbon: MM Ribbon Glue

Project #4~ “Sophie and Sam”

Layout "Sophie and Sam" (My niece & nephew, 2009 school photos)

 Detail View:

Satin-edged organza strip on left; mini-ricrac on tag & lower right

Supplies and Information:

Created with the
“Summer Adventures” August 2010 Ribbon Kit
Title Lettering- Sizzlit alpha: “Nouveau” font by Sizzix
CS: “Gumbo”- Bazzill
Pp: unkn
lge orange flower on left: from scrap of Jillibean Soup pp
Decorative corners: Archiotectural Accent #4: Sizzlit by Sizzix
Flowers:
Silk- BoBunny
3-D yellow rose- “Paper Decorations” by Dollarama
Prima: Essentials No. 9- “Shabby Chic” #539986
Prima: Essentials 5- “Space Boy” #527860
Prima: Essentials 5-“Make me Happy” #527792
Prima: Floral Embellishment- “Artful Collage” #523800
Squirrel: Riff raff Chipboard
Glass Seed Beads: Dollarama
All beads adhered w/ Ranger Glossy Accents
Brad: Recycled office item
Ink: Versamagic Chalk ink in Gingerbread
Oval Tags: Sizzlit die; scrap pp
Leaves: Sizzlit die; scrap papers
Pp: Fancy Pants 

Fine Tipped pen- Black; CM
Vintage Buttons: from friend Helen H. (TY- RAK); own collection.
Clear background nature item stickers: PC- Bitty Stickers “Nature Works” #42-0784
MM Ribbon Glue

 Be sure to pick up this gorgeous August 2010 SNS Ribbon Kit before it’s sold out:  y0u’ll find ALL your summer scrapbook & craft projects oodles more fun to complete!

Remember: Summer Adventures are the BEST kind!  

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I’m so excited to be here tell you how amazing this month’s SnS Ribbon Kit is! It’s generous,  can be used for a multitude of  projects, fits into any “style” and is inspiring to use!  Just look at these colours… To order this beautiful ribbon kit, just click HERE.   You’ll be so happy with it!

June 2010 “One Fine Day”  SnS Ribbon Kit 

 

An old barn in Port Williams, NS: Rough Beauty 

 

We stopped and took these photos on our 15th “Anniversary Jaunt” through the Annapolis Valley, August 2007. 

Supplies: 

June SnS “One Fine Day” Ribbon Kit

Bazzill Cardstock 

Patt Papers: Cloud 9 Designs~ Finley’s Estate Collection 

Title Lettering: BasicGrey~ Stella Ruby

Computer font: Bernhardt

Dye Ink~ “Ink it Up!” in Turquoise, by Darice 

Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink : Moonlight 

Large brads: Bazzill 

Flowers: Prima 

Handmade flowers created with EK Success Scallop Circle Punch

Tiny leaves: Jolee’s

Glass seed beads~ Fashion Glass Emerald City E Bead Mix

Thread: Koban

Glossy Accents~ Ranger

MM Ribbon Glue

Glue Dots

  

Photos sent to me by my cousin= “Happy Mail”  

Supplies:

June “One Fine Day” SnS Ribbon Kit

Dark pink cardstock:  Bazzill “Piglet”

Light pink  background cardstock: BasicGrey Acidwashed Sophie

Flowers, stems and leaves created using black pearlized-edged ric-rac, blk pom-pom trim & black organza ribbon

Squished medallion flower: TY to Andrea Wiebe for the free tutorial

Wide dusty-rose twill: scrap from May 2010 “May Showers” SnS Ribbon Kit

Uniball Signo gel pen~ White

Buttons: Vintage ( TY Helen in ON)

Butterfly (TY Lois in BC)  

Fussy-cutting: Cutterbee scissors

Dk blue striped paper: Upsy daisy Designs: “A New Day” Collection ~ Inspire

Mini-dotted paper: Pink Paislee “Fascinating” Collection~ Spectacular

Title lettering:  “Etched Blue”~ Carollee’s Creations

 Thread: Koban

 Large Gluedots

MM Ribbon Glue

      

“Love Consists of…”  (Kate and Grace 2010)

       Photo by Danique Fisher of Century Classic Photography, March 2010, Rohan Wood Stable     

 LO features a photograph of my daughter Kate and her big Hanovarian-Thoroughbred horse Grace. 

Supplies:

June 2010 One Fine Day Ribbon Kit

Bazzill Daisy Bucket Designs patterned papers, “Playlist” Collection

Heidi Swapp gel blossoms: “Sky”

Heidi Swapp ghost clock

French-print flower~ Creatively-Green

 Glass beads~ “Fashion Glass” emerald city E bead mix

Glass Beads: (turquoise) Dollarama item #02-3003237

Mini Brads: BasicGrey

Mini flowers: Sizzlit diecut “Hawaiian flowers”

Pewter-look equine brad: Karen Foster

Oval tag: Sizzlit diecut

Decorative corners and swirls created with Sizzlit Architectural Accent #4

Provo Craft vellum Dragonfly

Vellum script quote (Wordsworth stamps)

CM Corner shaper

Uniball Signo Gel Pen- white

Glossy Accents- Ranger

Li’l Davis Designs chipboard

Black Fine tipped marker: CM

                                                                                                                “Copic Tips” Altered Notebook

 

I made this cheerful  altered notebook to provide me with a place to keep all the amazing tips we are receiving  for using our new Copic Markers.  Check out the Copic Club at SnS!! You can’t beat the marker price OR  the educational opportunities. I’m so glad I joined!  

Supplies:

 June 2010 One Fine Day Ribbon Kit

 Bazzill pomegranate cardstock

 Papers: Pink Paislee item #00182 “Alluring” paper from the Fascinating Collection

Mini-dotted paper: Pink Paislee item #00184 “Spectacular” paper from the Fascinating Collection

Title lettering: Fascinating chipboard stickers, item #00151

DMC Floss #742

Seed Beads: Dollarama; turquoise and red

2 sizes of Sizzlit “Traditional tags” in scraps of dk turquoise cardstock

Ink on edges of tags: Toffee Versafine

Black fine tip marker: CM

Adhesives: Glossy Accents by Ranger, MM Ribbon Glue, Large Glue Dots

Lg tags say: ‘Copic Colour Wheel’ and ‘Marker Colour Key’

Sml tags say: “Tricks,” “Pointers,” & “Ideas”

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I love to reuse and repurpose! I discovered another use for the fabric in old jeans. I make “scruffy posies” from the denim! With the distressed look one of the “in” things right now, the posies are sure to find a home on one of your layouts – or even a card! 

Want to try it? Read on!

Denim scraps from old jeans

First, gather some old denim, the scruffier, the better!

Denim circles, large darning needle, ribbon scraps

 Using scissors or pinking shears, cut some circles in graduated sizes. Make 3-4  circles  for each posy you’re creating.  

1 layer of posy after being "scruffed"

Place circle on a surface that is specifically for arts and crafts- not your table top, as it will become scratched! I used a craft mat.  

Using your darning needle or other sharp pointed instrument, scruff all around the edges of each circle, pulling threads  as you go. The threads will stick out “every which way;”  that’s just what we want!

Layered denim flower

 When you have finished scruffing the edges, layer the circles one atop the other.

CRAFTY TIP : Dark denim is usually lighter on the inside. Flip the second circle over when you layer it atop the first one.. This gives subtle colour contrast on the surface of your flower.

Note white stitch in center, holding assembled flower together.

Thread a needle with embroidery floss (I use it because it’s strong) and put a stitch throught the center of your posie to hold the layers in place. At this point you could use the floss to emboider a “center” in your flower. I don’t do this, I just finished the floss off with a knot in the back.

There- you have a scruffy posie! Ready to embellish?

Ideas for embellishing your posie with  “leaves” and flower “centers”:

Pretty ribbon can be used as leaves for your posies

1. Make some pretty ribbon “leaves” for your posies.  SNS Ribbon is perfect for this!  This is a great opportunity to use up small scraps of precious ribbon  treasure!

Patterned paper scraps make realistic leaves

2. Add a pretty button center. Adhere with a Glue Dot.

Floral button posie with Sizzlit leaves

3.  Use your Sizzix or other cutting system and some scraps of patterned paper  to create leaves. (BasicGrey’s “Perhaps” Collection patterned paper was used for the top flower.)  The Sizzlit die used for these leaves is  labelled  “Flower, center and leaf.” Only the leaves were used.

Leaves hand-cut from paper scraps

4. Try your hand at cutting some leaves from scraps. The leaves above were created with some scraps of Dream Street paper. The slightly distressed copper-look button is perfect for this scruffy posie!

 

5. Match buttons and ribbon for a “put-together” look.  For another look, you could  sew the buttons in place with matching floss or  thread rather than adhering with a glue dot.

6. The Dollar store is a great source of “faux” flowers. You can use leaves from them to embellish your posies.  Just remember to distress them so that they are suitably “scruffy!”

Sizzlit Architectural Accent #3: A source for swirls

Sizzlit Architectural Accent #4: A source for swirls

 7. Want some vines or swirls around your flower?  Keep your eyes peeled, because they’re everywhere! I found some in my “Architectural Accent” (#3 and  #4) Sizzlit dies,  as you can see above. Using scissors, I simply  trimmed out the swirly portions I needed. Presto: Vines!

Swirls and Scruffy Posies

7.  Here is my finished layout, using 3 scruffy posies embellished with buttons and swirls, and accented by Distress Stickles in Walnut Stain.

 St. Andrews Anglican Church, Lawrencetown, NS (2007)

 Thanks for  being here, hope you enjoyed this “making Scruffy Posies” tutorial. Can’t wait to see what YOU’LL create!

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Do you like BRIGHT BRIGHT BRIGHT?!  Then you will love this kit!

{click image above to buy this kit}

Supplies: Cosmo Cricket Cosgmo PP & Diecuts, Love Elsie PP, Colorbok CS, Bazzill CS, Staz-on Ink, Autumn Leaves stamps, Marvy Corner Rounder, Paper Salon brads, misc. pop-dots.

Supplies:  Basic Grey PP, Bazzill CS, Marvy Corner Rounder, Zva Flower, Fiskars Circle Punch, Staz-on Ink, Studio G Stamps, Stickles, misc. pop-dots & rhinestones.

Supplies: Bazzill CS, Heidi Swapp PP, Zva Crystals, Studio G stamps, Marvy corner rounder, Stickles, Paper Salon brad, Bonanza Bag of Buttons Citrus button, misc. pop-dots.

Supplies: Bazzill CS, DCWV PP, Love Elsie PP, Stickles, Doodlebug alpha stickers, Prima sprites, Zva pearls, Autumn Leaves stamp, misc. paint & pop-dots.

Supplies: Bazzill CS, Cosmo Cricket PP, Making Memories PP, Stickles, Ranger Glossy Accents, Paper Salon brad, Glimmer Mists-white marshmallow, Fiskars circle punch, Studio G stamp, Staz-on ink, Making Memories Flower, Marvy corner punch, misc. pop-dots.

Supplies: Colorbok CS, DCWV PP, Basic Grey Pearls, Fiskars border edge punch, Zva flower, Fiskars circle punch, Marvy corner rounder, misc. pop-dots, chipboard, & joy button.

Supplies: Bazzill CS, Sam’s Club Paper Stack, Stampendous stamp, Staz-On Ink, Marvy Corner Rounder, Stickles, Prima sprites, Bonanza Bag of Buttons Citrus button, Basic Grey pearls.

Supplies: Bazzill CS, Colorbok CS, Sam’s Club Paper Stack, Miss Elizabeth’s sticker, Doodlebug alpha stickers, Fiskars circle punch, Fiskars border edge punch, Zva flower, Pressed Petals chipboard, Stickles, Marvy corner rounder, misc. rhinestones & pop-dots.

Supplies: Gerber baby food jar, Target Spot card kit Peace metal rimmed tag, Bazzill CS, Scrapworks (?) PP, Prima sprites, Glimmer Mists-white marshmallow, misc. paint.

I altered this little jar to fill with candy as an extra little gift for someone on Christmas. It’s really hard to photograph the effect Glimmer Mists really does on here.  It’s more sparkly sheer versus the opaque white that is showing in this photo.

Thanks for checking out my creations!

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