Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Mini Bowdabra Tool

Ordered the Mini Bowdabra Hair Bow Making Kit from Amazon for upcoming holiday projects. I do not own the original larger Bowdabra so I was happy to be able to buy a smaller version for smaller projects. The kit comes with the smaller Bowdabra plus the gold twine/wire as well as the measuring plate so you can be sure your loops/sides of your projects are even. Here is a photo of the new addition to the craft room:

This measuring plate slides over the top of the Bowdabra and one side is measurements in inches with the other side in centimeters.  You can use the Bowdabra with or without the measuring plate. First project I wanted to try is for my BOO Day treat bags. I wanted to use tulle in layers and I added pipe cleaners and a silver toned button for the centers of the two embellishments:

The orange and black one on the left has four tulle layers which you can see from the side of it:

For the back of these I used black painted clothespins from Mikes that will be used to attach these to the BOO bags:

Another shopping find -- recent trip to the Dollar Tree I found the foil poster board sheets that are sold in a package:

These sheets will come in handy for upcoming holidays with the colours in the package:

Not all the Dollar Trees in my area carry the same items so when I saw these packs at the store I bought a few so I will have plenty for holiday projects and such. Also while I was out I stopped at a Hobby Lobby store and certainly that was worth the trip .... because:

These are sealed paper pads from Prima that were in the Clearance Section -- regularly $11.99 per pad and I paid $2.99 per pad. Happy me I made the stop at Hobby Lobby for sure! 

Certainly have been busy in the craft room and I will post more items and photos of other items when I can get the photos done. TFL

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Serious Accessories . . .

Upcoming road trips for my PIC (stamping Partner In Crime) and myself.... June is the stamping expo show in Chantilly, Virginia.... July is the SSAT stamp show here in Raleigh, NC .... Then the warehouse sale at the IO warehouse - Impression Obsession . . . in the fall.

Since my DSD had recently given me some crafting totes for my upcoming shows I would be shopping that she had made I asked her to make a set of three totes for my PIC -- who is a "purple person" who loves anything purple.... she also used to teach Scrapbook classes at a local Mikes store and she also attends crops for her scrapbooking. She makes cards as well but her first love is to scrapbook. My DSD and I picked out the three sayings for the three tote bags and she just finished the bags and brought them over yesterday. Here are photos of the bags:

and the second tote bag:

and the third tote bag:

My DSD also made her key chains for each of the tote bags. This gold key chain has her name on it and the tag is very sparkly:

The camera did not capture the shine of the gold vinyl used for the sicissors and hearts and such on the tote bags.  These tote bags are washable so I am sure they will see lots of stamping shows and crops she takes them to. Certainly a BIG thank you to my DSD for sharing her talents for my PIC and myself!! Chantilly here we come!!!  ;0)