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Yes, another haul video! More My Favorite Things and Michael’s, with some new card designs

Well, I gave in and went to Michael’s when I was traveling last week. I also ordered from My Favorite Things, which seems to be my new favorite site to order from. Honestly, I love it so much because they include videos with their dies on their site to show you what their amazing dies can do. (And no, I don’t get paid by them to say that – or anything else! But hey, if you’re reading this…….LOL). So crafty people, I wouldn’t steer you wrong. I really do love their stuff. I have been playing around with some of the new stamps and I have made some really cute things. I will make a video on them soon, but right now my focus is on making a Sketch Sunday video.
Over here it’s dance recital weekend. Yesterday was my goddaughter’s recital and today is my other niece’s recital. My goddaughter did awesome and I know my niece will as well. I will be back to making crafty things tonight and then it will be tough, as I will be traveling the next two weeks. Things are going to be crazy this summer with new hires at work. I will try to keep making things so that I keep my sanity, but traveling makes it difficult.
Hope you enjoy this haul video. Sketch Sunday should be up tonight. Thanks so much for stopping by and watching! Feel free to leave comments or questions and subscribe. I love hearing from you.
Michele
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Buying Haul

I recently bought from Simon Says Stamp online and then from a new Joann’s store. In my day job, I got a bunch of new stores and by one of them was a brand new Joann’s. It was the largest one I’ve ever seen and it was awesome. My local store only has maybe two aisles of scrapbooking items. This store, however, had as much as my local Michael’s or AC Moore. (If you want to see the video from the hauls, go to my YouTube – chelebelle). 

SInce I bought ALL of these new supplies, I decided that I needed to use some of them to create some new projects. So I did! I made four cards (three from supplies I bought in those hauls). The first card is a kraft card base that I used Tumbled Glass distress ink and a stencil from The Crafter’s Workshop to create a swirled background. Then I used the same color ink and stamped a GIna K Design sentiment stamp on a piece of white card stock and attached it to the front of the cardbase. I added three small teal colored gems to the bottom of the sentiment piece. 

The second card was made from black card stock. I then cut a piece of white cardstock a 1/4″ smaller and inked the whole piece up in three colors of distress ink – Tattered Rose, Picked Raspberry and Worn Lipstick. I did the same to a smaller piece of card stock so I would have another layer for the top of the card. I took the larger inked up piece and ran it through a Lifestyle Crafts embossing folder that has roses on it. After that I sprayed some glitter mist on it for a little shine. On the smaller piece I stamped the two birds with a heart above them from a stamp set from Joann’s (Fiskars I believe) and then matted it with some black card stock.

The third card I made was using the “XOXOXOXO” die from Simon Says Stamp. I inked up a piece of white cardstock with chipped sapphire, dusty concord and milled lavender distress ink and then ran the die through my Cuttlebug to create a bunch of ombre strips. I also used a black cardbase for this card and covered the top with some white and purple washi tape. Then I placed a “XO” strip under it and alternated them to the bottom of the card. 

The final card comes from another exclusive Simon Says Stamp set. This one is a stamp and die set, which I am really loving. The centers of the “O’s” from the above pieces were used to create the polka dot background of this card. I glued them down onto the white card stock and then cut another piece of white cardstock from the Nestabilities die. I used the same three colors of distress ink to color in the background for the bra and hanger to sit on. I stamped the bra in two shades of Hero Arts Shadow ink (Pool and Tide Pool I believe). Then I used the dies to cut out the bra, hanger and the bow. The last step before putting the card together was to cut a small piece of white card stock for the sentiment. I stamped it with the two colors of the bra. 

Here is a picture of all four cards, which will hopefully be going up on Etsy soon!

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