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.