Statement of the heart

To love what we do and share what we love, as we help others

enjoy creativity and worthwhile accomplishments... in this we make a difference!

Stampin' Up's! statement of the heart-

Friday, July 30, 2010

Aren't these the sweetest things you've ever seen?!

I found the template here and absolutely fell in love with them. I made some for my sister-in-law's baby shower in Feb. and they were a hit (I made the baby boy shoes, I was handing out the template left and right. so you can imagine how I felt when I saw them in the new 2011 Stampin' Up! catalog (found on page 78). They are so easy! This is how i made them.

I am such a dork, I did the pictures backwards. If you know me, that's just me sometimes. lol.

If you look down below to the very bottom picture, you'll see I took two templates, cut them out and attached them to one sheet of 81/2 x 11 type paper then ran them through my copier on a trimmed down 81/2 x 11 sheet of designer paper. Cut out or you can trace them onto paper them cut out.

That gives you two left feet and this is where the ribbon comes in. You put your ribbons on the "strap" part of the shoe and make bows or paper flowers (or whatever you want to) on the opposite sides of the shoe so it gives you a left and a right. They are so addicting to make because the payoff is so worth it.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Make over time!

In case you haven't heard Stampin' Up! has made some new and exciting changes! I love it when they do that, because I get to have so much fun reorganizing and sending retired products to stamp heaven to make room for new stuff! Wooooo Hooooo! Although it is kind of sad.
It took me an entire week to go through my stamp room. I sorted out all of the inks. paper, stamps, and everything else that is retired, into their new color palettes. There are seventeen retired colors. sniffle, sniffle. I am pretty attached to some of those, like Close to Cocoa, Cameo Coral, and Summer Sun.
The top picture shows all of the classic inks that I will be selling. I put them in baggies with their markers so they can be sold together. I also found these slats at Lowes. They are great to hang card on them with hooks. I'm not quite sure where I got the hooks, But the sleeves you can get at Cards are great to hang in view where people can see your great work and it helps you or your husband (wink) to find a card when you need one. Always find time to work on projects, like cards, stalk up and have a good variety, it will save you time in the long run! Nothing more says "I care" like a homemade card!
Oh the bottom photo shows you my new card stock and Dsp shelves. There was a department store that is going out of business and I bought it for $20! Its not pretty right now, its makeover will have to come later, I'm Pooped!
I will have to show you my retired stamp sets when I get them dug out. They are in Boxes right now.
Stay tuned, there's more to come!
Thanks for hanging out with Dana Stamps!