Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Fall is REALLY here!

Good morning, dear friend. How are you today? It's so good to know you're out there (even if you don't leave me a comment :D)!

Forgive me for not posting (or doing much of anything online!) yesterday; Dad had his back surgery, and I thought I'd have plenty of time while at the hospital to do so. I DID have lots of TIME - just no internet access. LOL!!! So, you get this beautiful post TODAY. :)

This has been "all the rage" among demonstrators lately (there's a wreath like it in one of the Idea Books this time, but I can't remember if it's the BIG one or the Holiday one, and don't feel like looking! LOL!!!!). It's a pretty wreath, don't you think? And you could do it in any size you had a form!

Mine is a 10" floral foam wreath that I picked up at a garage sale for 25 cents. :D (I LOVE bargains, don't you???) I took my BIG SHOT (Say it with me: I LOVE MY BIG SHOT!!! :D) and the leaves #2 die, and cut out a LOT of leaves in Always Artichoke, Mellow Moss, and Creamy Caramel, and a few Autumn Traditions Designer Series Paper.

Next, I took flat-headed straight pins and started sticking on the leaves. My fingertips are still sore, but I can take off those leaves really quickly and easily - and use both the wreath AND the leaves for something else, if I want! I started with the big flat, long leaves because I don't LIKE that one. :D Then, it was just a matter of filling up the wreath with the leaves turning every which way.

The DSP leaves are fastened with a touch of 2-Way Glue Pen, so the pin heads don't show. Then, I took some of the Whisper White satin ribbon and Chocolate Chip & Pumpkin Pie 1/4" grosgrain ribbons and made my bow. It, too, is fastened with a straight pin onto the wreath!

The wreath is now hanging in the Inspiration Station corner, so those of you who come to my studio can oooh and aaaaah over it in PERSON the next time you come - until the Station starts to fill with CHRISTMAS things. :D

This was an EASY project. I stuck the leaves on while watching TV! You could use glue if you wanted, and crumple the leaves to make it look a little more natural - whatever YOU want your wreath to look like, DO IT. :) Super fun, super easy! If you do one, let me know! :)

OK, I'm off to finish cleaning the studio, and work on designs for this weekend. My work is NEVER done.... LOL! I LOVE WHAT I DO!!!!!!!!!!!!

Have a wonderful day, my friend - and please, take the time to stamp something!!!!!!!