Stampendous BlogStar Team

Yeah yeah yeah!!!! I’m reduced to babbling my joy!!!

(hang on, let me gather my composure!!!)

Yeah yeah yeahhhhhh!!!! I made the Stampendous Blogstar Team!!! Check this out!!

I mean – really, what can I say – I’m so excited, I’m speechless!! OMG OMG OMG!!!

(sorry, it’s going to take me a few days to gather my composure!!)

edited to add (on 11/19/2011):

Alright I have regained my composure but the excitement is still here, bubbling beneath the surface.

I am truly honored to be chosen to be a part of the Stampendous BlogStar team. I LOVE Stampendous stamps – well I love a lot of stamps – but Stampendous is my bread and butter stamps. I especially love their array of exquisite florals images – their poppies, gerber daisies, and lately, I have an obsession with the Jumbo Cling sets – the Dahlia and Hydreangeas are the ones I have! I want to get my hands on the Tiger Lilies, the Zinnias, the Dogwoods and those holiday sets! It is an obsession and they do have the best florals! You can get Stampendous stamps from Michaels, Jo Ann Fabric, Archivers, really pretty much every store I’ve been to carries Stampendous stamps! Here is the official list of stores.

Another reason why I’m perculating with excitement is the ladies on the design team!! Look who I get to design with (don’t forget to look at the sidebar too)!! These are the ladies whose work I have admired from a far and visited their blog to get inspiration for many years! It is truly an honor to be among such incredible talents.

Thank you very much Stampendous for the opportunity. I can’t wait to get to know my team and get to stamping!!

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Yarn wreath tutorial

Good morning,

I’m going to share a home decor creation today. My home is well overdue with a wreath for my front door – I do have a wooden rose wreath from Target hanging right there now, but strangely, it’s only been about 10 months old and I noticed that it’s starting to get mouldy.

So I decided on a yarn wreath – hopefully – one that will not get as grungy quite as quickly.

Here is my yarn wreath. One that anyone, crafty or not, can easily make.

 

Here is how to make it:

Supplies list

  • 14” foam wreath form
  • Cream Yarn – left over from my stash (approx. 1 skein worsted weight #4)
  • Gold Ribbon – from stash
  • Green Wired Edge Ribbon (or a wreath hanger)
  • Assorted Flowers – I had some in my stash from Prima, Recollections, Kaiser Craft
  • Acrylic Paint (to cover wreath form) – I used Claudine Hellmuth Traditional Tan since that’s what I had on hand; you can use any acrylic paint in a similar color as your yarn.
  • General tools and supplies: Fabric scissors, Hot glue gun

Instructions:

1. Paint wreath form with acrylic paint so green doesn’t show throw the yarn.

2. Wrap entire wreath form with yarn. Place a dot of hot glue at the beginning and intermittently throughout the wreath as you wrap round.

*Tip: I go round the wreath form twice to catch any gaps and give it a more cushiony and luxurious look to it.

3. Once the wreath is wrapped with yarn twice, hot glue the end in place. Wrap a gold ribbon around the wreath – hot glue the beginning and the end of the ribbon.

4. Your wreath is ready for embellishing. I attach a variety of matching flowers to the wreath with a hot glue gun.

Tip: You can leave the green Christmas ribbon off so you can use it any other time of the year.

I hope you give an easy project this a try. I think I’m going to try a red burlap one soon.

Have a happy day!

 

 

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