Those of you who know me, know that my decorating is pretty minimalist. I don't collect anything so I don't have collections or displays around the house. And any time I buy something, I hear my dad say, "It will only gather dust." In fact, I showed my sister this pretty pendant light from Pier 1 last night, and her reply was, "It's pretty, but how will you clean it?"
So, other than Christmas, I don't do a lot of seasonal decorating. However, I found these cute bottles at the store the other day and I thought they'd make cute Valentine's party decor.
It didn't take long. I ran a few Love Notes hearts through the Big Showww.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=143263&dbwsdemoidt and wrapped some Sending Love designer series paper around the milk bottle. And I was thrilled to find a new use for the mini pompom trim! I even colored a paper straw by sponging on some Real Red ink.
Now...to go find the peanut M&M's that didn't fit in the bottles!
I just love the look of hand stitching around cards to give things just that extra hand-crafted warmth and feel. In fact, hand stitching like embroidery and cross-stitching is what got me hooked on crafting when I was a young girl. Now, Stampin' Up! has introduced their new Stitched Shapes Framelits (145372) a full 7 months before the new annual catalog!
The Stitched Shapes Framelits includes a set of 12 dies, which includes 4 circles, ovals, and squares. And to make this release even more special, Stampin' Up! is offering coordinating Stamp Sets at 25% until November 30th!