Friday, April 17, 2015

Belated Happy Easter! :)

Hi everyone!

Wow!!  It has been a LONG time since I updated my blog.  Do you ever get in a crafty rut?  I think I've been there.  I've still been making cards and projects for my Sunday School class, but other than that, there hasn't been a whole lot of projects being made! 

BUT, guess what?  I got a new video camera!  And my supportive hubby has set it up in a way that should work great for me.  So, I will be soon filming some videos for you!  I'm really excited about that.

I thought I'd share with you today some Easter treat bags I made for the children in my Sunday School class.  These were so fun to make!  And since I got my Misti tool, they were quick and easy too!  

First, I picked up lots of goodies from our local Walmart.  (I also purchased the decorative bags from there).

Next, I used a stencil and some Tim Holtz Distress ink to make my polka dot background.  Then, I added my sentiment using the Paper Smooches "Spiritual Sampler" stamp set for the cross and the My Pink Stamper "More Faithful Sayings" set for the sentiment.

And in case some of you are considering the Misti Tool, here is one reason I love it so much and think it is well worth the money.

This was my first attempt at stamping one of my tags:

As you can see, my image is very splotchy.

Since the stamp is already positioned on my tool, I did not have to worry about lining anything up.  I just reinked my stamp and tried again.

And voila!  Perfect!!  I'll probably film a more extensive review on this down the road once I have a chance to use it a little more.   But my initial thought is that this is a must-have tool to have.  It will save you tons of time and lots of frustation if you are like me and sometimes struggle with getting a crisp, clear image. (Please note:  I am not affiliated with this company in any way.  And you know I never recommend something I don't love or use myself.)

And here is the final project.  I think I made 18 bags in total.  And the children really seemed to love them. (although I'm not sure the parents appreciated me giving their kids candy at 9:45 a.m.!) LOL!

And I've had some questions about what are some great Christian stamp sets.  Here are two that I personally love and use quite often:

My Pink Stamper Faithful Sayings

Paper Smooches Spiritual Sampler

and this one I don't own but makes my wish list ...

Paper Smooches Have Faith

Paper Smooches also has some great stamps to celebrate several Jewish Holidays.

Thanks for stopping by.  I'll be back again soon! :)

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