Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Fall Harvest Basket

There are lots of things to love about fall but one of my favorite is picking apples.
Its been a long time since I walked around my grandpa's orchard and helped fill baskets with beautiful colored apples but every fall I am reminded of those days!

Today's project for SVG Attic is this beautiful fall harvest basket full of bright apples!

The file is from the Fall Harvest Favor Boxes.

I loved creating this basket.  It went together very quickly.  It is perfect for displaying or fill the apples with a little treat and share it with a friend.

To create the basket I used some wood printed pattern paper from doodle bug.  Tie some twine around it and add a couple of  fall leaves. 

Apples come in many varieties so I created mine in three different colors and inked them up just a little.
To give the leaves a little more interest I ran them through my sizzix and then inked the edges also.
To finish them off add a brown button.

Such a fun project.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Mason Jar treats

Nothing says Fall like Mason Jars.
Jam, pie filling, apple sauce or even pickles, it doesn't matter, ever since I was a little girl, September was the month to bottle.  Soon after I got married my Grandmother gave me  ALL  of her jars. Every September when I pull them out, I think of her.

That's why I love these beautiful mason jars from the JGW Canning Essentials Kit.

Fill the Paper Mason Jars with your favorite fall candy (chocolate and caramel right?) Then share them with some one special.

The jars are easy to put together and Jodi has all the instructions you need here.

To add a little bit of color to the jars, use printed cardstock in the smaller windows instead of the acetate (or transparency).

The pattern also comes with instructions to make a fabric topper.
I wanted to use some of the printed paper on the lid so instead of the topper I added ribbon, twine and leaves.

This was such a fun project I hope you will try it then share your design with us on Facebook.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

I am...Slightly Sassy

Not many people know it, but I do have a sassy side, that's why when I saw this new line, Slightly Sassy, from Photo Play come into the store I was so excited and knew is was what I wanted to do for my next Design Team Project!

  It kind of sums up my alter-ego. 
(and I love all the retro colors and images)

This was such a fun line I wasn't sure where to begin...

The layout has room for 5- 4x6 photos and one or two 2x2 photos.  
The stickers added all the elements I needed.  Use some foam pop dots to add a little dimension and the word strips for  a a touch of sass.  


Some of the younger viewers may not know what this is, but it is how we used to call our friends and family.
( I remember when I was really little and my grandma had a "party" phone.  That meant that more then one home shared the same line and sometimes when you would pick up the phone to make a call  another call was already taking place--did I just date myself?)

Anyway this cute little phone is actually a box that could be filled with treats or a small gift.  
The file is from SVG Cuts  Call me Later Collection, and is so easy to make and decorate!

This mini gable box reminds me of when I used to go to the Homestead with my grandma and pick up a lunch to take to the park.  The file comes from the Silhouette Design Store.
(and the word strip says SASSY and Classy- just in case you were wondering)

Another Silhouette file is this Ribbon Bobbin.  I wanted it to be  sturdy so I cut it first from card stock and then two more times from the printed paper.  Glue the printed paper to both sides of the card stock. I love these ribbon bobbins, they are the perfect way to keep track of smaller pieces of ribbon or twine and you can make them in any size that you need.
Cute and useful!


Of course no project is complete without a few cards and this line has some perfect journaling tags that make me smile.

The last card is the money card. It is a fun way to give someone a little extra cash and it is so cute they will love it no matter how much (little) cash is in it.

If you like a little sass mixed with a little retro this paper line is for you but hurry in to 
Heartfelt Hobby and Craft and get yours today!

Monday, September 5, 2016

Silhouette Classes for September

Are you ready for this months Silhouette classes?

Here is whats scheduled for this month.

Silhouette Out Of The Box  

  Thursday September 8th , @ 6 PM

This class is for all those who are new to Silhouette/Cameo, or feeling they could use some help with the basics.  We will go over how to set up your Silhouette/Cameo, making your first cut and purchasing designs.  You will also learn how to manipulate your designs and what all those little icons are used for.  You will receive a 10 page "bible" of all things Silhouette, and a homework project (gift bag and wreath) to get you started.

Bring your laptop and your machine and mat, we will get you cutting and creating before the night is over.
Cost $15

 Silhouette Intermediate Class 

 Thursday September 22, @ 6 PM
 The Interm class is for all those who have taken the Out Of The Box Class or are already familiar with the Silhouette.  In this class we create projects using silhouette files and learn new techniques. 

 This month I will show you how to use digital images (scrapbook kits) to create some fun Fall gifts.  
Even if you don't scrapbook, there is so much you can do with digital kits!  This is a great class to take because in November we will add to these skills and create a December Album/Planner.

Cost $10

Silhouette Design Club 

Tuesday September 13 , 1 to 3 PM or 6 to 8 PM.

The Design club is for advanced users of the Silhouette and you must have Silhouette Studio Design Edition Software.  In Design Club we move at a fast pace! 

This month I will show you how to use and create your own stencils.  We will also learn how to make a vinyl stencil to use on a slat board sign.

Cost $10
Please email me( if you plan to take one (or more) of these classes.  I will send you a supply list and everything you need for the class.