Sunday, December 6, 2009

Build a Bear & Stampin Up!

I was selected by Stampin' Up! to participate in an exclusive opportunity with Build-A-Bear Workshop®

Only a small group of 60 U.S. demonstrators were chosen to hold these unique events to be held during the first 2 weeks of December! Today was my first! We had 8 adults, 11 children & numerous Build-a-Bear animals.

I was given a Holly & Hal Christmas movie and 2 books to give away. We had some very happy children! Build-a-Bear also gave away bookmarks and coupons to everyone in attendance.

We had 2 fun make-n-takes. We made a bag tag for their luggage or backpack. I plan on making more of these for Christmas tags on all the gifts for my neices and nephews.

I also took a photo of each child when they arrived and printed them out while the movie was playing. The kids made their own Santa bear with our Big Shot & dies and then we placed him on a picture frame.

What a fun afternoon!

I will be having my second Build-a-Bear/Stampin Up workhop on Monday, Dec. 14th at 6 PM. Please contact me if you are in the Tyler area and would like to participate. This is a great Mommy & Me event (for children 5 and over). Space will be limited. Email me to reserve your space now!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Bleached T-shirts with Decor Elements

Last week my friend Christie & I got together to be crafty while our kids played. We had been dying to try the new bleach technique with our decor elements. Oh, did we have fun!!!!! This may become my new obsession!

So here are our finished shirts.

Here is how:
(1) Take your decor element (I sell TONS of cute ones through Stampin Up. Contact me to order at april@heartlandham or go directly to my website ) and apply it to the t-shirt.

(2) Take it outdoors or cover you work surface. Spray the shirt with a spray bottle of mixed 1/2 Bleach, 1/2 water. You may want to place cardboard in between the layers of the shirt. After spraying, let it sit for a few minutes while you watch it turn colors.

(3) Once it looks the way you like, blot the bleach off the decor element and remove from shirt. You will be able to resuse some of the decor elements.

(4) Rinse out shirt and let dry.

Isn't that the coolest thing ever?!?!?! So simple! What great gifts just in time for the holidays!!!

Best Use of our Ribbon


Want to know what I love most of all?

The tiniest of reindeer with our red polka dot ribbon decorating her sweet little head :)