Hi Everyone! Today has been a crazy day.. crazy in a good way of course. My very good friend Tammy, was willing to be my first hostess to hold a workshop – I did my very first official workshop today! Yay! It went really well and I’m very excited. I can’t wait to do the next one! What a great group of gals.. just had such a wonderful time.
I have to admit, when you think I’m so very creative.. I’m not always creative.. I get into stumbling blocks and I cannot think of something to create.. and that is when I turn to my Stampin Success Magazine (for demonstrators), Stampin Connection (an on line inspiration station so to speak for demonstrators) and also of course, blog hopping. There are SO many places to find inspiration. I even look for it when I’m out and about, doing errands and such.
So, where am I going with all of this? 🙂 In the Holiday Mini Catalog.. I purchased the Big L Holiday Stocking Die (page 24, item #124098). It is so darn cute! While blog surfing I found this cool use of the die.. in fact 4 ways to use 1 stocking die! Who would have thought? This gals vision was super cool and when I seen it .. i had to make it.. so I wanted to share it with you all here. I will give total credit to Fran as she came up with not only making the stocking a stocking, but also a witches boot, an elf boot and a baby boot! I love the dies.. and its always great to see what other ways a tool can be used – basically its getting more bang for your buck, as they say. Who doesn’t want to know how many ways you can use a tool.. it justify’s the little extra you spend and it wow’s all your friends and family, at the same time. I made 2 of the 4 ideas.. and here they are below. I also used the matchbox die in the middle like Fran did, so you can put little goodies inside and they stand up by themselves.. 3D decorations.. so darn cute! Take a peek below.
Pretty cute if I don’t say so myself! LOL. I used the Holly Berry Bouquet DSP, very vanilla cardstock with the 5 Petal Flower Punch, and those cute new adorable mini jingle bells – 48 of those cute little buggers for only 2.95! Yowza.. a great deal!
Ok.. so here another version of the same die cut.. making it into a witche’s bootie with attitude and lots of bling using the basic blingy rhinestones.. LOVE these! It’s all about the bling! The non SU item is the flashy spider that I found in my stash.. and just had to add it for extra “attitude” 🙂
I just had so much fun putting these together. Thank you for the inspiration, Fran. Think of other possibilities with this cute diecut too! On this I cut out a circle out of the circle die.. and used a 13/4 inch circle and took a bite out of the bigger circle and attached it to make a pointy boot. I used the window punch to make “straps” and added a lot of bling. I also cut out the heel (freehand).
I will try to post tomorrow, but.. I may not be back until Wednesday. I am taking a few days off and going to do a little retail therapy – I’m SO looking forward to this. Watch out, Chicago! I’m going to find some “inspiration” and some organizing ideas at Ikea and The Container Store.. and lord knows where else.. I’ll have to see what I can find. Until next time.. take time to get inky!