An update on our basement situation (we had LOTS of water in our basement on New Year's when our sump pump failed!)! They have completely removed the carpet and pad and have big dryers down there. Right now, all my stamping stuff is crammed into the storage area next to my studio. We are waiting on payment from the insurance company so we can go buy new carpet for the family room area and some type of laminate or vinyl for my room. Does anyone have the new Cork looking vinyl? It looks really cool! Just was wondering how hard it is on the legs when you stand on it a lot. While I have the room torn up, I'm getting estimates on built-in cabinets. So, it may be torn up longer than I originally anticipated! I've moved some of my stuff upstairs to the dining room so I can work on my creations. I also have access to most of my supplies in the storage room. My classes will need to be held upstairs until the construction is complete, but that's ok!
I love, love, love this new, upcoming Sale-A-Bration Designer paper, Everyday Enchantment. Have I said that before? lol! We have mittens on the brain in our family right now. My sister-in-law is doing a fundraiser for cancer cure and selling mittens made from old recycled sweaters. She was just featured in the Giving Hearts edition on our local TV station. You can read more about her cause at Grateful Heart Designs. Her entire family has been involved in sewing the mittens…even my brother, which makes me laugh to think about! lol! So, this idea for mittens has been in my head.
I started with the base of Pool Party cardstock. I layered on Lucky Limeade cardstock that I ran thru the Big Shot with the Snow Burst Impressions Folder (yes…this is on the carryover list so you can still purchase it!). I added a strip of the Everyday Enchantment Designer Paper. For the focal element, I layered more DSP on Pool Party, then punched my mittens from the Extra Large Oval and Heart to Heart punch. I added Lucky Limeade cuffs run thru with the Snow Burst folder and rounded with the Corner Rounder. There is a bow made from the new 1/8" Everyday Enchantment Ribbon and three Rhinestone Jewels on the "girl" mitten and a snowflake from Northern Frost Strip Die out of Very Vanilla with a Rhinestone Jewel in the center on the "boy" mitten. A little Lucky Limeade heart from Heart to Heart punch between the mittens. So…do you like??? lol!
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