Tuesday, August 19, 2014

PARTY TIME!

Welcome back to another week of Awesome Things Tuesday! We have some really awesome features today, is one of them yours?

This week's features!


Randi's Pick - Fabric Flower Tutorial from Crafting in the Rain


Ashley's Pick - How we killed the smurf from The Heathered Nest


Lindsay's Pick - Metallic Acorn Wreath from Mabey She Made It

Metallic Acorn Wreath | Mabey She Made It | #wreath #autumn #acorn #homedecor

Amanda's Pick - Dress form lamp from Our Crafty Mom


Dee's Pick - DIY stenciled curtains from Mabey She Made It

DIY Stenciled Curtains | Mabey She Made It | #curtains #stencil #homedecor #royaldesignstudio

Danielle's Pick - Bubble, bubble toil & trouble from The Heathered Nest


And the most clicked link from last week...


Vintage Strainer planter from Sadie's Seasongoods

No Strain to Hang- Vintage Colander Planter

Go ahead and grab a button folks!


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Now that you've seen last weeks features go check out these other amazing women and what they've been up to!

Link Party Collage 2
Ashley Emmett - My Craftily Ever After
Lindsay Fekitoa - Frenchie Wraps
Amanda Corbet - Krafting Kreations
Dee LeBrilla - Cupcakes & Crowbars
Danielle Cole Reeves - Busy Moms Helper

We've also created a Pinterest board dedicated to the awesome things you link up each week! Make sure you are following it because we will be pinning ALL of our favorite links, not just the features! 


Please read and follow the rules before adding your link.
  1. You may link up as many projects as you would like. They need to be YOUR creations and projects.
  2. Link directly to your post and NOT to your main blog.
  3. Please no giveaways, promotions, items for sale, roundups, or posts that do not belong to you.
  4. Please make sure to click and check out the other projects linked up!
*By submitting your link you are authorizing me to post your projects and pictures as a feature and on various social media websites along with links to your post. I have the right to delete links that do not adhere to the rules.



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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Weekly Deals!

Check out the Weekly Deals from Stampin' Up! that are available this week!




Envelope Liners Framelits Die Item # 132172
Regular Price: $26.95 US/$32.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $20.21 US/$24.71 CAN



Wildflower Meadow Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Item # 129376
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$7.46 CAN



Fancy Fan Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Item # 127751
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$7.46 CAN



Big Shot Die Bigz L Petite Purse Item # 125606
Regular Price: $32.95 US/$40.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $24.71 US/$30.71 CAN



Label Petite Curly Punch Item # 129405
Regular Price: $12.95 US/$15.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $9.71 US/$11.96 CAN



Natural 7/8" Cotton Ribbon Item # 127844
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$7.46 CAN



Rosette Designer Bigz Xl Die Item # 125594
Regular Price: $42.95 US/$52.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $32.21 US/$39.71 CAN



Tea Time Ii Digital Kit - Digital Download Item # 129882
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$8.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $4.77 US/$5.37 CAN


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Awesome Things Tuesday Link Party!

PARTY TIME!

Welcome back to another week of Awesome Things Tuesday! We have some really awesome features today, is one of them yours?

This week's features!


Randi's Pick - DIY Bug Viewing Jars from Reasons to Skip the Housework

bug viewing jars

Ashley's Pick - Re-Scarf Rescue by Sadie Seasongoods

Re-Scarf Rescue: The New Necklace

Lindsay's Pick - Gallery Wall by My Anything and Everything

gallery wall 3

Amanda's Pick - DIY Wood Sign by My Anything and Everything

Final

Dee's Pick - DIY Fish Pond by Let's Go Junking

Let’s Go Fishing | Let's Go Junking!

Danielle's Pick - Storage Drawer with Duct Tape by With a Blast

Storage Drawers (DIY - Duct Tape Crafts) ~ Update {and hide the content!} of a storage drawer in under an hour with Duct Tape ‪#‎Storage‬ ‪#‎Crafts‬ ‪#‎DIY‬ ‪#‎DuctTape‬

And the most clicked link from last week...


tart, chocolate, halva, fudge, no-bake, recipe, Valentine's Day, birthday, sesame, dulce de leche, dairy, kosher, desserts, sweets,

Now that you've seen last weeks features go check out these other amazing women and what they've been up to!

Link Party Collage 2
Ashley Emmett - My Craftily Ever After
Lindsay Fekitoa - Frenchie Wraps
Amanda Corbet - Krafting Kreations
Dee LeBrilla - Cupcakes & Crowbars
Danielle Cole Reeves - Busy Moms Helper
 

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We've also created a Pinterest board dedicated to the awesome things you link up each week! Make sure you are following it because we will be pinning ALL of our favorite links, not just the features! 

Follow Sowdering About's board Awesome Things Tuesday on Pinterest.

Please read and follow the rules before adding your link.
  1. You may link up as many projects as you would like. They need to be YOUR creations and projects.
  2. Link directly to your post and NOT to your main blog.
  3. Please no giveaways, promotions, items for sale, roundups, or posts that do not belong to you.
  4. Please make sure to click and check out the other projects linked up!
*By submitting your link you are authorizing me to post your projects and pictures as a feature and on various social media websites along with links to your post. I have the right to delete links that do not adhere to the rules.





Monday, August 11, 2014

Purse Gift Bag and Top Dog Dies Giveaway!

Here is the final Top Dog Dies post using the Purse Card Die Set. This is my favorite project of them all! 


You can find a complete tutorial for this project on the Top Dog Dies Blog.


I really did have a lot of fun playing with these dies. So just to recap, here are all the projects that I made. 






To enter for a chance to win free dies just click HERE. You can enter anytime between now and August 31st. One winner will be selected on September 5th to win $50 in exclusive wafer-thin dies!


A Bag From a Purse?

Don't want a purse shape? Well you can use this purse die to create a fun little bag too! How you ask? Well I'm about to show you!


  • Stamps: Cycle Celebration
  • Card Stock: Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Smoky Slate
  • DSP: Moonlight
  • Ink: Bermuda Bay
  • Accessories: Purse Card Die, Silver Glimmer Paper, Stampin' Dimensionals, Brights Candy Dots, Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive, Decorative Label Punch


To make this adorable little bag start off by cutting a piece of Crushed Curry card stock 4-1/4" x 11" and run it through the Big Shot on the Purse Card Die. Now line up the score line on your card with the a grove on your scoring tool. I have taken a fine point permanent marker and colored in the 6" score line just for this kind of project where I need to line up two points. Now score 3/4" from the center on both sides of the score line. 


Now rotate your card 90 degrees and line up the edge of the handle with the grove and add a score line there. It's difficult to see in the picture so I've indicated the score lines with white lines. Now take your Paper Snips and cut where you see the red lines. Use a craft knife and a ruler to cut off the flap inside the handle. Fold on all the score lines except the very middle one!


Next cut two pieces of Bermuda Bay card stock 1-1/2" x 2-3/4". Apply liquid glue on the angled flaps. Glue the side pieces onto the side flaps. 


Then use liquid glue to glue the bottom flap up onto the sides. Yay! Now you have a bag!


Now it's time to decorate the bag. Grab a couple scraps of Bermuda Bay card stock and run them through the Big Shot on the Purse Card Die to cut out a couple of the handles that do not have the flap. Trim off any card stock extending past the bottom of the handles. Now glue the Bermuda Bay handles onto the bag. Cut a piece of Silver Glimmer Paper 1/8" wide and glue it onto the bottom of the handles. Trim off the Glimmer Paper where it extends past the edge of the handle. Repeat until all your handles have a glimmery band. 


Next cut a piece of Moonlight DSP 2-3/8" x 2-1/2" and cut a piece of Smoky Slate card stock 2-1/2" x 2-5/8". Glue the two pieces together then stick it onto the front of the bag with a few Stampin' Dimensionals. Stamp the greeting from Cycle Celebration onto a scrap of Whisper White card stock in Bermuda Bay ink. Punch out the greeting with the Decorative Label Punch. Add a couple Brights Candy Dots onto the label then stick it on the front of the bag with a Stampin' Dimensional. 


Now your bag is done! I really love the decorative detail on the sides that the purse die creates!


Take a look at some of the other projects I made using this wonderful die set!




Love This Card

Even if you don't want to make a purse card the Purse Card Finishers set can be used to create a regular card! I absolutely love the butterfly and lace trim die!



  • Stamps: Hardwood
  • Card Stock: Pool Party, Blackberry Bliss, Crisp Cantaloupe, Whisper White, Old Olive
  • Ink: Coastal Cabana
  • Markers: Crisp Cantaloupe, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Old Olive Blendabilities
  • Accessories: Purse Card Finishers Dies, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, Rhinestones, Stampin' Dimensionals 2-Way Glue Pen


For this card I started off by cutting a piece of Pool Party card stock 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" and scored it at 4-1/4". I stamped the Hardwood background image on the card front in Coastal Cabana ink. The retired DSP was cut at 1-1/2" x 4-1/4" and glued on. Then I cut some scraps of Blackberry Bliss card stock with the lace trim die and glued them on with 2-Way Glue Pen. Then the card had to have some glimmer so I cut some Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper 1/4" x 4-1/4" and glued it on either side of the DSP.

Some scraps of Crisp Cantaloupe and Whisper White card stock were die cut for the butterfly then some rhinestones were added to the center and it was glued onto the card front with a Glue Dot.


For the greeting I die cut the word "love" from Blackberry Bliss card stock and glued it into the lower right hand corner with some 2-Way Glue Pen. The flower pieces were die cut from Old Olive and Crisp Cantaloupe card stock. I added some shading and detail with the markers and glued the flower onto the card with 2-Way Glue Pen and Stampin' Dimensionals.


Finally I added three little rhinestones to the left of the greeting just for some more sparkle! So pretty, sparkly and fun! 

Take a look at some of the other projects I made using this wonderful die set!