a few weeks ago, i received word that one heart…one mind would be closing…
it came as a bit of a shock to me, and i felt like i was losing a “family”. i have been fortunate to work with the owner - becki speakman, dana - her design team manager as well as the other very talented members of the design team for the past year and a half.
becki is moving on to a great opportunity and i wish her all the best! she is a VERY talented designer as can be seen in all the wonderful products that she has created and produced over the years.
it’s always hard to say goodbye – sounds cliche’ but it REALLY is! i’ll miss the people AND the products. i loved working with one heart…one line, everything always looked so “boutique”!
but, there is a bit of good news for some – those of you in and around the Kansas City, Kansas area. one heart…one mind will be having a HUGE warehouse sale to clear out their remaining stock. the sale will be held from 9AM to 1PM on saturday, june 7th. the address is 10311 west 87th terrace in overland, kansas. if you go, please bring your own bags, and leave the kiddos at home! prices will be up to 80% off. there will be papers, embellishments, rub ons and more! for those of you not in the area, call a friend who is! sorry, but nothing is available online, just cash & carry at the warehouse the day of the sale.
so, all good things must come to an end – another cliche’ but again, a fitting one.
and in honor of all the fun i had while being part of this fabulously talented team, i’ll be posting a few of my favorite “unpublished” one heart…one mind projects… the ones i loved – but the editors didn’t! LOL!
AND — here’s two for father’s day…
thanks for letting me share my “faves” with you! i hope you get inspired to go create something new!
well… i was roaming around scrapbook 911 the other day- i was SUPPOSED to be in there getting some projects done, but wasn’t really “inspired” to work on the christmas and valentine’s day projects that were on my to-do list SO…
i passed by the i “heart” elsie stuff and saw the fabric paper. i thought it might be fun to sew somthing up, so i picked up some of the papers as well as some matching ribbon and chipboard buttons. a small purse came to mind; something you could use on a page if you liked, to stash away souvenirs or mementos. so, i did a little cutting and came up with the basic design, then just had fun adding embellies!
i began by diecutting the front of the purse using a mini album cover die that had a folded and scalloped edge. then i measured and cut the back of the purse (same size, minus the folded part). I stitched the front and back together at the bottom and sides. (you can use a piece of double sided tape to hold the pieces together while you stitch – just put a piece at the center between the 2 pieces and remove after stitching). i cut & stitched 2 strips together to make a handle and attached it to the purse at the back - if you want to use this in a scrapbook, you may want to just use ribbon for the handle. next i punched small holes along the scalloped flap, and used a thin sheer ribbon to tie on the buttons. i used one of those basic grey magnetic closure things on the flap. next, i cut small pieces of ribbon and adhered them to the purse with a very thin piece of double sided tape. then i stitched over the ribbons to secure them to the bag and to finish, i glued on a flower with a tied chipboard button center and VOILA – a purse!
you could use it as a purse – what little girl wouldn’t love it? or use it on a page as i mentioned, or how about using it to stash a gift card!
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