Saturday, September 19, 2009

More Knitting - Square # 3

I'm on a roll - finished 2 squares this month! Of course, both of them have been in the works for awhile. I got behind last month when I was working so much overtime. I missed last months class and will also miss the one for September. I'll have to stop by after work one night and get the directions. I really love the color of this yarn and can't wait to begin putting the afghan together.


Thursday, September 17, 2009

Gift Bag Tag

Today I thought I would try my hand at making a gift bag tag. I used a manila tag as a guideline and cut out one from white cardstock. I then stamped it with an image from Damask Designs from PTI. I love this set from Dawn McVey - so elegant looking.
I needed a gift card holder also and decided to incorporate it into my tag. I scored the bottom 1/3 of the tag, then glued the top section onto Sweet Blush cardstock. You can see the bottom piece hanging off in the photo above.
I bent the bottom section around to the back and glued down each side, forming a small pocket that's perfect to slip a gift card in.
For the front, I added Sweet Blush and Black ribbon and stamped the initial and circle image using my Just Rite Stampers.
I used a piece of the leftover Sweet Blush to create a quick card to include in the bag. The sentiment is from In Bloom.
Here's the finished bag, ready to be delivered. The gifts inside are all wrapped in damask tissue paper I purchased.
This bag will be going to a good friend at work who's birthday is today.


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Square 16 - Leaves

Here's the completed Square #16 - it has really cool leaves and acorns on it. It was fun to knit because the leaves had so many extra stitches, then you knitted 5 together at once to bind off.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Projects from TN Stampers Retreat

This past weekend I attended a stamping retreat with my on-line group: Tennessee Stampers. About 25 of us spent the weekend at Garner Creek in Middle TN. It's a beautiful place and the weather was very nice.
We didn't have specific classes and projects this year so it was very relaxed. We had several demo's done by Brenda and Lorraine. Brenda has a stamp store in Fairfield Glade - Stamping on the Plateau.
Lorraine taught this technique using alcohol reinkers dripped on glossy cardstock, then blown about with a can of air. It was so fun and I love how my cards turned out. These images are from Magenta Stamps that I borrowed from my friend Cindy. THANKS!
This cute Frankenstein is a treat bag created using the SU top note die. It's filled with chocolate. Boo did this as a Shoebox Project.
This is Nancy P's Shoebox Project. She also organized the retreat - thanks Nancy!