My sweet Mum was a professional dressmaker – she was an apprentice in Bond Street, London – which was a very posh place for clothes back in the late 1940’s and early 50’s, making couture outfits ~ she has always been quick to point out that she made garments from start to finish – not just a ‘sleeve setter’ or ‘button sewer oner’. She made wedding dresses and other posh frocks for ‘society’, she did not make her own wedding dress as it was considered unlucky, but she did make her best friends’ and Jean then made my Mum’s.
Oh boy …………… do I love my Big Shot – from the very first time Stampin’ Up! started to sell it in 2008 to the present day it has been a part of my work bench – close and ready to use when needed. Over the years the die cutter itself has not changed much but the accessories and dies now available are fantastic offering a whole range of designs and techniques, many of which I have shown in various cards and project on this blog.
So I think it is time to revisit the Big Shot – if you don’t have one you should certainly make the investment – and if you do but it doesn’t get used much – may be this post will encourage you to dust it off – purchase a few new products to use with it and make it your best buddy again!
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On June 7th I shared one of the new suites of products in the 2016 – 2017 Annual Stampin’ Up catalog ~ Floral Boutique ~ I knew as soon as I saw it it would be at the top of my wish list – and so it was – and the first thing on my order when the catalog went live on June 1st. Since then I have used it a whole bunch and it was the focus of one of my card classes at the end of June. Continue reading
This is a fun card which uses the Party Pop-Up Thinlet Dies from Stampin’ Up! They are in the Occasions Catalog which is due to retire on May 31st (but the good news is……………… it has been included in the new 2016 – 2017 Annual catalog, which goes live June 1st!.
I made the card for my youngest grand-daughter’s 1st birthday, but liked it so much I also offered it to my card crafting ladies in April’s class.
Today’s card is totally over the top – I love it but it is a card that you would have to give in person rather than put in the post because I just don’t think it would survive!
It is one of my footling cards – I shared one a couple of years ago – footling was a favorite expression of my beloved Aunt Di ~ is just picking up some ‘items’ and playing with them until something comes together .
Two new babies arrived this past week, one the son of some friends and the other the daughter of the folks who live a few houses away in our neighbourhood. This seems to have been a year for babies…… I cannot remember making so many cards in so short a time!
This is the final project celebrating Valentine’s Day, I think I saved this one for last as it really does use colors well outside the box, but who said Valentine cards had to be red and pink!!!!
I hope you enjoyed my week of valentine projects, I certainly enjoyed sharing them with you – if you have a moment please leave me a comment ~ let me know you are out there !!!!!
I really like the technique used on these cards, I made 3, each for a slightly different occasion, birthday, anniversary and a thank you…….. but I think it worked well for each of them. Continue reading
Sale-a-bration started on January 28th and runs thru March 31st. You get to choose any of the exclusive products with each $50 purchase thru me. I have spent a little time this weekend working on some cards using the products from the Sale-a-bration catalog and am sharing them over the next few posts. The first products I have chosen is the stamp set ‘ SEE YA LATER’ and the embossing folder ‘DECORATIVE DOTS’ Continue reading