Sunday, February 28, 2010

My first Rag Purse

This is my first attempt at one of the Rag Purses that are so very popular right now. I used the Big shot to cut out the 5 inch squares using the Stampin' Up! Bigz Scallop Square Die item # 115950. These are pretty simple to make using only a straight stitch on my sewing machine (ok so I'm not Martha) but I can do a straight stitch LOL. I watched the video from a fellow SU Demonstrator Angie Juda and thought I could do that so I can see her video here

I think I'm gonna be making a few more of these, perhaps as gifts for my future daughter-in-law's wedding shower. If you would like to see how you can use the Big Shot for more than just paper crafts just give me a call, I'd be happy to show you how.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Valentine's Day Train

Isn't this just the cutest thing - a fellow demonstrator Gretchen Barron designed this little valentine train using Stampin' Up! products. She is selling this as a kit you can see it here

It uses the Box #2 Bigz Big Shot die item # 114518; the Mini Milk Carton Bigz Die item # 117310; Sending Love Specialty Designer series paper item # 117153 as well as our brads on the wheels. While this one was designed especially for valentine's day you could easily create one for Easter, Christmas or even Halloween by changing the designer paper that you use.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Big Shot Flowers

I have been seeing these fabric flowers all over the various blogs that I go to and thought they were just toooooooo darn cute. So I had to try my hand at making a couple. In fact I attended a Stampin event held by Rhonda Wade last weekend and used these flowers as my swap. They are pretty easy to make and actually the hardest part is picking out your favorite fabrics to use.

I used the Stampin' Up! Flower Folds ie item # 115970 and Rhinestone Brads item # 109110. I got the original instructions from Dawn Griffith's blog site.

You can check her out at

I also bought from Michael's a little tote on sale and placed a flower on that to jazz it up a bit....I really like how it turned out.

Monday, February 1, 2010

And the Winner Is.....

Bev Shaw has won the Sale-A-Bration stamp set Whimsical Words...for her comments on the new blog look. Bev, Thanks for your kind words and enjoy your Blog Candy...

Remember if you're interested in holding a Mini Card party for your friends and family you too can get Sale-A-Bration me to find out how.