BJ on Nov 18th 2011
I've been busy the last few weeks getting ready for craft shows. . . . you will LOVE the creative inspiration that you'll see! Here's one of my newest projects. Like it?
It's one of many that you'll see at my show – AND you'll have the opportunity to make this at my Holiday Gift giving workshop on Saturday, November 26 – 9am! I have a couple of spots left. Let me know if you want one of them. Hope you are enjoying the holiday helpers. . . . make sure you let me know what you think.
If you want to stop by the craft fair, it's at Kenwood Trail Middle School in Lakeville.
BJ on Nov 13th 2011
On Tuesday, BJ's stampin' spot will be filled with all the fixings for banner making! You'll make the Joy banner seen HERE. and this fun all winter season banner.
I have a couple of spots left in the class and will be prepping tonight – so RSVP if you want one of the spots! Cost is $18.
It's been a weekend of creating – after the advent calendar class yesterday – stay tuned for more cute stuff in the next few days. Oh and 1 week from the BJ's birthday surprise – make sure you check my website next Sunday!
BJ on Nov 7th 2011
I was experimenting with ideas for my Holiday Gift Class and this idea was born – isn't he cute!
I used the Petal Cone Die for the box on the bottom – just like I did here. With a little felt secured to the top with sticky strip and then tied with bakers twine – he can easily be filled with a holiday treat for neighbors, friends and co-workers! What do you think of this guy? Should he be part of my holiday gift class?
Let the voting (via comments) begin!
BJ on Nov 6th 2011
I had a few ideas that I wanted to experiment with. . . . one of which was I wanted a bigger snowman to put on my door. . . while this guy didn't make the cut for my door, I thought I would share him with you!
At just over 12 inches tall – he might be just right for you! I used the 3 1/2", 3" and circles die. For the Hat, I used a portion of the smallest pennant from the pennant die. He is cute. . . . don't you think?
BJ on Nov 5th 2011
Here's a little hint – get your glimmer paper now! On page 41 of the mini catalog, you will find silver and red glimmer paper. Now, we have had the great quality glimmer paper forever – now we have it in silver! Do you wish you had it in other colors? Hmmmm – I will show you how to make that happen! One of my customers mentioned to me that she wanted glimmer paper in other colors and asked me if it could be colored. . . . I tried a stamp pad but, that didn't work to well but, without giving up, I used a re-inker! Yep – it's the bomb!!!! Here's how.
Choose your color of re-inker – you want to go MUCH darker than you think you will need. You'll also need an aqua painter, paper towel and if you are impatient like me, an embossing gun (of course ours is the best!). Unlike water coloring, you will want to use plenty of pressure on your aqua painter to spread out the color. Our quality glimmer paper performs super fantastic with when it gets wet.
When you are done coloring your entire piece of glimmer paper – blot it gently on the paper towel. I say gently because you don't want to blot off the entire amount of color. Then – if you are patient set aside to dry – if you're like me, take your embossing gun and dry it – only takes a few seconds. It's pretty cool – no warping of the paper, etc!!! Thanks to the great quality glimmer paper. An voila! you have glimmer paper – in this case blue! Here's the card I did at my workshops this week!
Isn't it cute!!!!! Here's what I used on this card;
Cardstock & Ink; Wisteria Wonder, Concord Crush DSP & Ink, Wild Wasabi DSP, Chocolate Chip cardstock, Black ink, Real Red Marker, Peach Parfait Marker, Silver Glimmer paper, Whisper White cardstock
Punches: 2 1/2" circle punch (tree and glimmer paper), Jewelry Tag punch (tree base), 1 " circle punch (greeting), Scallop edge punch
Stamp Set: Merry Winter
Enjoy & Blessings today and always!