Saturday, June 30, 2012

Saturday at Beverly's

Today two people wanted to know how to make a piano hinge book.  That made me very happy.  It feels good to pass on knowledge.    I was up until early this morning making flowers for an arrangement.  They were made using the spellbinders scalloped hearts.  It is a lot more work using the die cut but it also gives six size of hearts.  So I was able to make three sizes of hearts with the left over paper.  Also if  you die cut four sheets at a time they will also emboss becaue it is so thick.  If you try die cutting six sheets two won't cut but it leaves a cool impression in the heart shape made of tiny wrinkles.  I love this effect and plan on using it in the future.  The flowers were made using the paper flower tutorial on this blog.  After hot gluing the flowers together I then brushed the edges with a gold ink pad.  That really brought them to life.  Now they look more like flowers then paper.  I also finished a ATC but if I told anyone they would have to shoot me : )  Three more ATCs and I will be finished with the swap.

Today Beverly's had a 30% off everything day.  Three years ago I went to one of these sales and they had to limit how many people could enter the store.  Today the parking lot was almost empty.  Very sad.  While I was there I bought some fabric to finish a project.  Also bought some gingham to practise smocking, the even design makes it easier to make the gathers.  Plus I found some BoBunny paper!  All for under $14.00.  BoBunny ATC?

Anyway that was enough excitement for a whole week so I'm going to rest and start on projects again tomorrow.  I hope everyone has a lovely evening.


  1. I know how much work goes into keeping up with a blog have been enjoying all your posts, I am feeling in the ATC mood also. I actually mad a centerpiece and a table cloth for the 4th, I want to make an apron. Still no baby, we keep yelling happy birthday at Ashlynn's belly and I set a timer for 8 hours and told him that he needs to be done in 8 hours. Here is a link to my table cloth. May do a how to make a pin wheel tutorial. Kathy drove all the way down from elk ridge for me to teach her how to.

  2. Thanks it is a lot of work, especially coming up with something crafty every day.