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August 2015

Shabby Chic Fall Mason Jars

Shabby Chic Mason JarsHi Everyone! OMGoodness...I'm all about trying different painting mediums on Mason or glass jars. Here is my sample using acrylic craft paint - the little ones at the hobby store or WalMart that's .89.

To Make:
  • Clean jars in warm soapy water..even if brand new.
  • THIS IS THE BIG TIP..use rubbing alcohol and a cotton ball and wipe over surface. This takes any existing oils from your fingers etc and makes it ready for painting.
  • Take craft acrylic paint and paint. I used the .89 craft paint found at WalMart. Grab your favorite fall colors.
  • THIS IS A BIG TIP - wait 24 hours and paint again.
  • Take sand paper or an emery board and scratch off the paint on the wording and around for shabby chicness.
  • Add 1-1/4" Burlap Ribbon 132140 around the top. Shown 2 ways -either tie knot or simply wrap. Hot Glue into place.
  • Take old sprigs and reinvent them into your new Shabby Chic mason jars!

 Each one is slightly different as I played with different levels of sanding. Click on the thumbnails to see them up close!

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 Of course, you could add a tag, if giving as a gift...which these ended up being! LOL. I spent the night with my mom and she fell in love with them. So of course, I gave them to her! We moved them around her house and she has them lined up on a pretty glass tray on her kitchen table. The cooler weather in Indiana is making us get into the fall spirit!

DSCN5541Here I am at Mom's house. And here's my mamma!

DSCN5539More jars to come! So save up a few more!


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Happy Scenes Sneak Peek

DSCN5515Hi Everyone! If you are a current customer of mine, you should have received the 2015 Holiday Catalog in the mail this week. East Coast customers, please let me know if you DON'T have it by Saturday. Thanks!

Holey moley's a good one! Above is a sneak peek of my favorite stamp set and die bundle called Happy Scenes Stamp set (139821) with coordinating Hearth & Home Thinlit Dies (139666). Bundle and save 15% on both using item number (140853). Available September 1st!

What I love about this stamp set is it includes backgrounds for the fall and winter season! I think I could make it work all year round :)

I'm still into the Hardwood background stamp set! which was used as the wall background. DSCN5519

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Computer hiccups

Hi Everyone! I've had home computer issues but they are now resolved. (at least a bandaid!) My 12 weeks of Autumn will start later today or tonight. (one day late..sorry!) Talk to you soon! Dee

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Stampin' at the Team Retreat

GqreatekriswineHi Everyone! OMGoodness, what a fun, fun weekend! Our bigger team is led by superstar Dawn Griffith and a few of us more local demonstrators got together for a weekend of stamping, eating - lots and lots of chocolate! - swaps and most important to me, friendships! {heart} this group of ladies!
Left to right, me, Davette Miller (one of my local Designer Paper Dolls, Kris Miller, Dawn, and Stacy Gray.

Our weekend consisted of shoebox swaps, pillow gifts to each other and Dawn's had wonderful make and takes for us! Above is the group holding the wine glasses Kris personalized and glittered for us!

Team RetreatGetting together to stamp is so much fun! -and it was a nice treat to have things cut and ready. No wonder my card class gals enjoy coming over :)

GqdtThen we had to make a run to Dollar Tree to get items to replicate each others projects!


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DSCN5496Hi Everyone! I'm such a fan of these big suckers. I find them at our local Dollar Tree. For a $1 and a little stamping, these make super cute birthday or party favors. Or what a fun way to celebrate a team goal or milestone (as long as it's not weight loss - giggle!).

I'm at a team stamping retreat with weekend. These are part of my pillow gifts (little somethings) to my fellow attendees. They also received yesterday Howl-o-ween gift container!

The sentiment is from the stamp set, Bravo. I like the set as it has big, bold sayings for a variety of congrats and more!



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Howl-o-Ween Sneak Peek Holiday Catalog Item

Howl-o-Ween Treat BoxHi Everyone! Here's a project that will be seen on my 12 Weeks of Autumn! The Wood Mount case project will be the first project in September when the new Holiday Catalog starts :) The 12 Weeks of Autumn starts next week and my Newsletter Subscribers will see the rest of the projects first!

DSCN5501I'll save the instructions for my newsletter peeps. :) Along with a Christmas version JUST FOR THEM..don't miss out!

This little gift is a PERFECT teacher or co-worker Halloween gift or thank you! It's shown with last year's Bath & Body Halloween bottles that were left overs from my stash. Great for a non-candy alternative. But you can easily fill with goodies too!

The upcoming BUNDLE is the Howl-o Ween Treat with Boo To You Framelits Dies..cute!

And if you look closely, you will see another sneak peek..the makings of a Witch's Hat - it's a new kit!

Here's the items that are available now :)

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You're Sublime Card Set

DSCN5487Hi Everyone! This was my recent local card class featuring the You're Sublime stamp set with Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Stack. We used Watercolor Paper and Aqua Painters to add color to the images.

And googlie eyes make it even more fun to look at!


By adding matching envelope liner, it really completes the look!

DSCN5489All the card have similar construction.

Designer Paper 3-3/4" x 5"
Cardstock 4" x 5 -1/4"
2 of them have a banner tail. Start with a 1" x 6" strip and punch banner each end.
Watercolor Paper 3"x3"
Linen Thread accents.

DSCN5490I so enjoy this stamp set! Fun for kids of all ages!


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12 Weeks of Autumn


Hi Everyone! Starting August 18th, please join me for my 12 Weeks of Autumn! Projects will be first seen by my Newsletter subscribers..some Exclusive just for them! Click on the icon to the right to sign up!

I'll keep this on the top of my blog for a few days. Please scroll down to see my newest posts!

PS - I received my first round of Stampin' UP! stash yesterday! I'll share the a Sneak Peek tomorrow!

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