Monthly Archives: September 2011

Halloween Stamp Camp Preview

Here is a little sneak peek of one of the projects for tonights stamp camp.  Can’t wait to see you all.

I am also preparing for tomorrow’s Ladies Pampering Event at my church, New Brunswick Church of Christ.  We are having a day of pampering and relaxation… a special guest speaker, facials, masages, lunch and of course, stamping! 🙂 The event runs from 10:30 to 2:30 PM.  I encourage you to make it.  I am putting together a cute “make and take” and having a raffle drawing for free admission into one of my stamping events.  I will post the winner here on Monday morning.

 

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Pink and White Button Ring

A few years ago my grandmother gave me a treasure chest full vintage buttons.  Well, it wasn’t a real treasure chest like the pirates use, but it felt like that to me.  It was really a 40-year-old blue tin with a flower design on it.  But, none the less, I was pleased to have it.  My grandmother was a seamstress in her younger days and she kept every left over from all her projects.  I always loved playing in those buttons when I was little.  She always let me create with them.  I’d sew them to scraps of fabric, use them in paper collages and of course, glue them to cards.  Just a couple of  years ago my grandmother and I sat down together and made button rings using her buttons.  It’s hard to believe that was one of the last few times we would create together.  Now she is in a total care nursing home six hours away from me so I don’t get to see her that often and she is not able to craft anymore.  I was feeling lonely for her so I thought I would take down her button tin and combine them with some of the newer ones I have acquired.  (I also save everything, I know where I get it from.) 🙂  This is one that I created.  I also have quite a few others listed in my Etsy shop.  So click on over and take a look.  You could own a piece of “grandmother love” too. 🙂

Beware of the Cemetery Notebook

Here is another mini composition notebook I covered with Martha Stewart printed cardstock and diecuts.  I just love this collection of Halloween papers!  I’ve also listed this one and several other ones in my Etsy shop.

Vampire Notebook

The weather has cooled.  I’m back on my feet after this long summer of recuperating and this kids are back in school.  AHHH, fall is here!  I’m getting the feeling for Halloween.  To kick off  the season I created this spooky journal.  I used a mini composition notebook and covered it with cardstock by Martha Stewart Holidays printed to look like blood spatters.  I then adhered a vampire and grave stone diecut from the same Martha Stewart collection.  For a finishing touch I tied black and red ribbons around the spine.  If you don’t want to make one for yourself you can find this one listed in my Kandy’s Keepsakes Etsy site.

Lavendar Elegance Bracelet and Earring Set

Lavendar Elegance Bracelet and Earrings

I made this lovely earring and bracelet set and posted it my Etsy site.  Please take a look and add a post here to tell me what you think.