Thursday, July 12, 2007

Finally, I'm stamping again!

So...I've been on nationwide tour for the last 3 weeks, with each stop filled with work, fun and frivolity. When I came home, to my surprize (well, not really since I ordered them) were 3 SU! boxes filled with goodies for me to play with! Here are some samples of the projects we will be doing at my New Catalog party this Saturday in Perrysburg. All of these were CASED items from SCS. Thanks for the inspiration!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Bows, bows, bows!

People ask me all the time how I make such perfect bows for my cards. Although I have had extensive training in the art of bow making (former florist & special events designer) I have to admit, this techique came from the master herself...Martha. After you complete your bow, just attach it to the card using a glue dot, it stays on perfectly! I hope this helps you all with your bow making and check out the other bows she has tutorials on.

1. Shape two evenly sized loops, one in each side of the ribbon.

2. Cross right loop over left one.

3. Knot loops by threading right loop behind left one, under, and up through the hole; make sure ribbon is not twisted or bunched.

4. Pull loops into a smooth knot. Adjust loops; trim tails to be slightly longer than loops