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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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Just click on this image to take you to the store so you can get your kit before they are all gone.

This kit with the beautiful browns and cream colours came at the perfect time for me.
All of the pages that I will be showing you are 8×8 layouts for my Mother’s album for her 80th birthday.


A photo from my parents 50th anniversary. The sheer ribbon added that touch of elegance.


On this page I  machine stitched the ribbon to the layout to hang my banner from.


The Websters paper was perfect to create a page about my Mom being a baker. I used the cute pompom trim here.


I used some old Making Memories paper that went perfectly with the brown trim and ribbon.


On this page with a photo of my Mom as a baby adding the sheer cream ribbons gave it that delicate feel.


I love this picture of my mother from last Mother’s Day! The heart on this page is created from the kit ribbons.


My last project is an altered pillowbox that showcases the lush velvet ribbon.

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Hi it’s Janet here with a little tutorial for you.

If you are like me I love all the flourishes and swirls that are made of crystals and bling but sometimes I find them a little pricey.
So I am going to show you a way to make a version of them that isn’t expensive at all and I think they look very pretty.

Here are the supplies that you will need.

Office type transparency
Scissors
Stickles or liquid pearls
Flourish template

In my first example I used a Bazzill template that has evenly spaced holes in it. Lay it on top of your transparency.

Place stickles or liquid pearls into each hole of the template.

Carefully remove the template. Here is what you will have.

In my next example I used a Crafters Workshop template that does not have holes so I placed the template on the transparency and traced the swirl with a pencil.

Remove the template and evenly space your stickles along the pencil line. You can always erase the pencil lines between the dots of stickles.

Now let your stickles dry. It will take quite a bit of time,maybe even over night is a good idea. Once they are dry cut them out and use them on your projects.

I think they look pretty good! I hope you give it a try.
Here is my layout using my handmade flourishes.

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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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Well this is the first month of our new Copic Club. If you haven’t had a chance to find out all the details head over to the forums and you can find all the details here. It’s a fabulous opportunity to add to or start your Copic marker stash and incredible prices. Lisa and I will be giving tips and inspiration each month and we will be answering all your questions. Oh and this weekend we along with Rhea and Tamara will be certified by Copic. So come on over and enjoy the fun.

On to my projects:

Copics Used below: Blender B00 B06 B04 E00 RV10 YG13 E35 E39 E49

Copics Used below: Blender E00 RV10 B00 B06 E35 E43 R37 R85 E95

Copics Used below: E00 RV10 RV34 Y38 YR68 E35 E37 E43 E97 Blender

Copics Used below: Blender B00 R46 E35 E37 E00 RV10

Copics Used below: Blender C1 B93 RV34

Copics Used below: Blender B93 Y38 B37 C1

Head on over to the forums to check out more on these wonderful markers.

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What a fantastic kit! You get a whopping 8 yards of ribbon of varying textures! Click here or on the image above of the ribbon kit to be directed to the SNS store to buy.

I crocheted this amigurumi styled snowman ornament and trimmed it with the pom pom ribbon.  I think the pom pom ribbon adds to the playfulness of this little guy.

Supplies: free pattern from RoxyCraft, Lion Brand yarn, Misc. eyes, & of course the SNS December Mistletoe and Berries ribbon kit.

Here’s a paper origami Hello Kitty ornament I created.  This took way longer than I expected, but it was fun to dress her up!

Supplies: free pattern from CubeeCraft, Bazzill Swiss Dot CS, Love Elsie PP, Basic Grey pearls, Ranger Glossy Accents, Fiskars border edge punch, and the SNS December Mistletoe and Berries ribbon kit.

A cute little journaling title card.

Supplies: American Crafts CS, Bazzill CS, Love Elsie PP, CTMH ink, Fiskars border edge punch, Jenni Bowlin alpha stickers, American Crafts Thickers, Pebbles Inc. candy dot, Prima Sprites Antique Aqua flower, Misc pop dots, & SNS December Mistletoe and Berries ribbon kit.

A birthday card for my Grandma-In-Law.

Supplies: Prism CS, Basic Grey PP, Bazzill CS, Fiskars border edge punch, Fiskars circle punch, CTMH ink, Heidi Swapp stamp, WeRMemoryKeepers eyelets, Prima flower, Pink Paislee alpha stickers, Misc pop dots, & SNS December Mistletoe and Berries ribbon kit.

Another journaling title card.

Supplies: Prism CS, Unknown PP, Art Warehouse stamps, CTMH stamps, BlossomStamps stamp, Autumn Leaves stamp, Studio G stamp, CTMH ink, Maya Road Chipboard, Red Stickles, Copper Stickles, Misc. pop dots, Starbucks coffee sleeve cardboard, and SNS December Mistletoe and Berries ribbon kit.

And finally, a woodsy Christmas card to send out this holiday.

Supplies: Prism CS, American Crafts CS, Bazzill CS, Cosmo Cricket PP, Pebbles Inc. PP, Red Stickles, Basic Grey alpha stickers, Fiskars circle punch, Ranger Glossy Accents, Pink Paislee stamp, Staz On ink, CTMH ink, ZVA pearl, Misc. pop dots, Studio G stamp, and SNS December Mistletoe and Berries ribbon kit.

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Savvy n Sassy gave to me……

10 Stickles Glitter Glue

9 packs of Embellsihments

8 Cuttlebug

7 Sheets of Pattern Paper

6 Pieces of Chipboard

5 Sheets of Stickers

4 Stamp Sets

3 Sheets of Rub-ons

2 Paper Packs

and

A Mini Album with a Easel Stand

{sale ends Dec 26th}

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