Thursday, April 20, 2017

Impress Cards and Crafts Annual Sale

My favorite stamp store is in Seattle, Impress. Today they had their annual sale with 20-40% off everything so I had a lot of fun shopping. Last year I didn't know about the sale and I missed it even though I was in Seattle so I was happy to be here this time. I not only love the store's offerings, but they have tons of wonderful cards on display for inspiration. Here's what I bought at the sale:

Here are some of my favorite cards on display from today (I either bought the stamps and dies or that I have similar materials at home to use) :


Monday, July 18, 2016

Finished Costume for the Renaissance Faire

Grace and I had fun creating her woodland elf costume by altering a bunch of things we found at Goodwill and scrounged from my stash.

Here's a belt that I cut apart and reconfigured in order to make it into something more useful.

This medallion was die cut from aluminum tape over cardstock then dry embossed and the raised sections highlighted with gold Rub 'N Buff paste. I sewed it onto the fabric pouch and changed the original button to a metallic one. It now hangs on one of the belts.

Here is the super finished product! Love it!! We can't believe it only took us a few hours.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Some Individual Cards from Elim Card Sets

Here are a few individual cards from the sets posted on my previous blog post.

Elim Fall Fair 2015

Elim Christian Services (for disabled children and adults) has a money raising fall festival each year where they sell handmade crafts. This year I made sets of cards and other items to donate. We also had a work day where members of my church made additional crafts I had prepped. Although I didn't get to attend the fair because I was in Seattle, I heard it was a great success.

Getting ready for the work day at church.

Purse Charms

Gift Card Holder

Card and Recipe Sets in Matching Mini Purses

Watercolor Tulip Set

Good Ole Days

On the Boardwalk

Whimsical 3-D

Early 20th Century

School Days



Oxford Impressions Set



Mother Goose