Although I haven't been very good about posting here, I have been posting somewhat on my Facebook page, Twila's Stamping and Crafting, so if you're on Facebook, look me up there. Here are a few of the projects I've been working on the last few months.
A wedding scrapbook for my brother and his new wife.
Wow, has it really been over 3 years since I posted on my blog? I guess it has. So much has happened in that time. I'm still not a demonstrator for Stampin' Up!, but I do still love to craft, especially at Christmas! My children have all grown up and moved out on their own, so we are officially empty nesters! Most of the time I don't mind, but sometimes, I do miss the day to day hustle and bustle of kids being around. I'm working full time caring for mentally disabled adults. My husband, while still working, thankfully, is working 2nd shift to my 1st shift, so we don't get a lot of time together. Bummer!
I wanted to be able to still have some new STampin' Up! products, even though I'm not still a demonstrator, so last year I signed up for their Paper Pumpkin! Pretty awesome to get everything you need to make the craft item of the month for only $20. You get a stamp set, paper, pre-cut cards, adhesive, etc. A nice way to obtain new product without spending a fortune. I'm a bit behind making my crafts, so when I get a few done, I'll try to take some pictures and post them here.
The new catalog is here! There are so many new products available, I think I'm going to go broke getting everything I want. (Well, probably not.) There are many new items available, especially for the Big Shot(my favorite). It's really going to be hard to choose.
Have you heard about the new color refresh? As demonstrators, we are often sad to see some of our favorite colors go away, but as Stampin' Up! tries to stay with color trends to be competitive, they have been refreshed for this year. Below is a chart of the new colors. Many are returning In-colors from previous years. One of my favorite returning colors is Bermuda Bay. It's somewhere between turquoise and teal, and very pretty! The discontinued colors are also listed.
I'm working a full-time job now, so haven't been able to keep up with my blog at all, but hopefully I'll get organized a little more now that I'm getting used to the schedule, and keep you all up-to-date. I'll get some new samples made soon to share with you also.
I have a NEW PAGE!!! I have several gift items for sale, and would like to clear out my inventory! I only have two items listed so far, but will be adding more in the next few days, so click on my gift shop button above and check it out. Thanks for stopping by.
You may be wondering if I'm ever going to be done showing pictures of the crafts I've made for the Knox County Scenic Drive coming up the next two weekends. The answer would be, yes, eventually! LOL These are just a small selection of things I'll be selling in my booth in Knoxville, IL. If you're in the area, please stop by and say hello. I'd love to see you.
The Lip Balm Folder is one another demonstrator shared. I copied the instructions for the folder itself, then decorated to my taste.
Have you ever read "Twas the Night Before Christmas" to you children on Christmas Eve? I know I did when my children were younger. It became our tradition after Christmas Eve Candlelight Service to come home and read this story. A couple of years ago, another demonstrator, Lynn Pratt, designed a Night Before Christmas 'SCROLL'. I liked the idea so much, that I made several and gave them to family members to read to their children. This year we welcomed another great-nephew into the family, so he'll probably get a scroll this Christmas. I have also made just a few to sell at the Scenic Drive. If I sell out, I'm willing to take orders for more. They are $10 each.
Tic Tac Toe remains one of my kids favorite games on paper when they are bored and don't have access to other activities. These games are even better than the paper version, since they produce no trash. The game pieces are also magnetic, so it is the perfect traveling game for the kids.
For the finer decorators, the tealight candles are some of my favorite. The flowers are cut from colored craft metal sheets, then embossed for an elegant look and layered on top of glass or mirrored candle plates. The tealight has a small band of colored metal glued on the side, so when the candle burns down, just insert a new candle. They slide in and out very easily. I will also take orders for these when I run out, but will have to order more metal sheets before they can be completed.
Again, I hope you get the chance to stop in and say hello one of the next two weekends in Knoxville.
This frame is ready to decorate your room year round with and insert for all four seasons. These are just one of many projects available for sale in my booth at the Knox County Scenic Drive in Knoxville, October 6 & 7, and October 13 & 14. I only made the seasons, but it would be so easy to also create inserts for the many different holidays throughout the year. This particular set is being
offered for $15.00. Quite a bargain for what is included, don't you think?
I also make similar frames with individual first names (usually kids), or last names with wedding dates. I've also done family groups. These are $10 for simple inserts that measure 12 x 5. Prices vary for different sizes. Just give me a call if you are
I've been extremely busy the last few weeks getting ready for the Knox County Scenic Drive in Knoxville, IL. It is the first two weekends in October. This is just one of many items that will be for sale in my booth. If you're in the area, I hope you will stop by and see me.