Wow, I have been busy in a good way!  I recently had a few events at my home

Wow, I have been busy in a good way!

I recently had a few events at my home for Stampin’ Up! paper crafting, so of course I’ve also been creating cards and stuff!  Here is a couple of my recent cards from a class we had

 

 

 

I wanted to give my stampers a choice between Halloween, Fall, or both.  The paper is reversible.  Yay for versatility!  I love the ornate die cut frames and Halloween paper! These were a great choice for a quick and easy card!

 

 

 

I did a couple more cards with the ornate dies… A Halloween one using the same paper stack and a wedding one in classic gray, black, and white.  Also did a card with sponging and the willow die cuts and I love that new set! I am super excited for this weekends new round of Stamp Club I have all the cards created and ready to stamp!  Love my ladies and enjoy spending time with them!  

 

 
Also immediately after stamp club I am hosting a class for making the Christmas Countdown kit!   If you have not already grabbed one for yourself, you definitely should!  It is a really cute and well made kit!

 

 
 
 
 

It’s also that time of year again! 

I have been preparing for the Christmas card Stamp a Stack I hold every November!  It is one of my biggest classes and I love to have the tree up,  Christmas music playing, and hot cider ready to go! 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

In my metal stamping and jewelry world…

I am on information overload and ridiculously excited!  What about?  Well, I have been practicing with aluminum and in addition to my two font sets (and 3 hearts) I recently ordered a bunch of design stamps.  These are things like an arrow, a compass, a cup of coffee, a book, a lotus flower, etc…
I have joined a bunch of Facebook groups and also been watching video tutorials, which led me realizing I NEEDED a tumbler…lol… THEN  realized I needed shot to put in the tumbler ( did you know some shapes are better than others? Who knew.). My tumbler is arriving next week. Squeee!
In the meantime I am happily stamping along on my aluminum, practicing bracelets today.  I am making a bracelet for each of the ladies in the Bible study I host, it says “Where two or more are gathered in My name…”. Super excited about those, they look cute and I haven’t even tumbled them yet! 
 

During this bracelet making time…

 
I am following a discussion on Facebook on a beautiful set of stamped rings.  So I ask the simple question, what is the best place to find silver ring blanks.  Guess what, most who replied make their own. 
 
 
Now, I have to admit I did find some pre-made ones on Etsy, but I just couldn’t justify the cost when I knew I could make it myself.  Well I already had the butane torch… and on the bright side I will also be able to make custom bracelets, shapes, and lots of other things too!  So I watched some videos, and of course placed an order for silver sheet metal, flux, a jewelers saw, wax, an annealing block, and everything else that goes with it.  This stuff is also arriving next week. Squeee!

I imagine that is enough to keep me busy for a while.  Meow.