Friday, November 7, 2014

Be Greatful for All You Have

Hello Stamping Friends,

Thanks for stopping by today. I just need to share with you something that is heavy on my heart today before I share today's project for the Sisters in Stamping. Thank you  in advance for letting me share.

It's November 7, 2014. Exactly, 20 years since my dear mom had passed away. I have now lived half of my life without my mom. I can't even believe it. I'm the age she was when she died (actually if you are counting the days, I'm a month older than she was). I miss her more and more as time goes on. I wish my boys got to meet her. I know she would be stamping right by my side. I do believe I got my crafty gene from her. She crocheted, did plastic canvas needlepoint, made homemade chocolates and so much more. If you are lucky enough to have your mom still, please cherish every moment you have with her. Our time here on earth is so limited. I can't even begin to tell you the emotions I have today.

Thanks for sticking with me, I know that was heavy. Now on to this week's challenge with the sisters. We were to make a fall or Thanksgiving project.  I made a treat bag (mine is just filled with tissue paper so you can see it better) using the blendabilities markers.  I love them. They are simply awesome. If you haven't tried them, you  need to. It's not like coloring with just any other marker. The colors go on smooth and blend together so there are no lines when you are finished.

I used the Fall Fest framelits for the pumpkin. The pumpkin, including the stem is cut from pumpkin pie cardstock. The stem is later colored with the crumb cake blendabilities. I then used the old olive blendabilities to make the details on the leaf and the pumpkin pie blendabilities to detail the pumpkin.
Did you notice the cello bag has pumpkin pie polka dots on it? That was also done with the blendabilities. Plus wait, there's more, I used the three (light, medium and dark) pumpkin pie blendabilities to make the stripes on the cotton ribbon. Pretty amazing!

Just a closer look at the adorable little pumpkin.  This bag would be a great accent on your Thanksgiving table. Fill it with some fall treats and everyone at dinner gets to take one home with them. The best thing is that it doesn't even take too long to make these.

And here's the bag before anything is put on it or in it. Thought you might like to see the dots a little better. The blendabilities markers dry very quickly and dry on non-porous surfaces which allows you to design your own cello bags. Can't do that with regular markers.
Don't forget to head over to the Sisters in Stamping to see more Fall/Thanksgiving projects.
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