Friday, November 12, 2010

Another Craft Fair

I have yet another Craft Fair tonight. That is where I have been...busy working on items to share with everyone. This is a small photo book I did combining new and old Close To My Heart products. The pages were cut using my Cuttlebug and a Sizzix die. The papers include Just Chillin' (unfortunately retired) and a new Stamp Set called Snow Flurries.

Just because an item is retired, doesn't mean you can't use it anymore! :o) CTMH will be retiring many of our favorite papers in the near future and I will post that list soon. The good news is that retired products make way for new and wonderful items. For Now, Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Today's Craft Fair Creation

As you know, I have been participating in a number of seasonal Craft Fairs. I keep trying to come up with "different" types of items to sell. Here is today's experiment.

I found these cute little jars in the Wedding section of a big box craft store. Once I got them home, I had to figure out what to fill them with. to the Internet I went and found this recipe for homemade bath salts. It was the first time I have ever tried anything like this and it was not an easy task to find all the ingredients. Anyway, after feeling like I was back in Chemistry class, I set out to decorate the jars. Using my 1 1/4 Close To My Heart circle punch I made the gift tags. The images are from a retired stamp set that I have used to pieces. The holly was stamped and then colored in with a blending pen. I added a little bling using my Spica pens. The "to" is from last month's CTMH's stamp of the month. I hand tied the bows adding the the gift tags and embellishments as I went along.

I think they are a "keeper." What do you think? For Now, Happy Crafting!