Thursday, December 17, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
This house was Cory's grandparents & has been living in our garage for several years 'cause it was yellowed & full of cobwebs, etc. So I vacuumed it out & got a lot of the old finish cleaned up. I used a wash of white to tone down the yellow of the years, added some brown to the doors & went to town with 3 types of glitter. Which totally don't show in the pic. It could still use more glitter, etc., but that's an outdoor project. Only so much of the spray adhesive I want to breathe.
And this is an apron I made for a dear, DEAR friend. And she loves things that are made. And I love her. Turquoise is her fave color- and who doesn't love damask. Seriously. And if you look close at the damask you'll see it's created by 2 bunnies. yep, it's darn cute. :)
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
On to the cards! White cardstock bases, with CM orange cardstock with sentiment printed from my computer (first time on that- pretty fun!). The ribbon is from Joanns- too tired to check the maker right now! Bottom border punches by fiskars & eksuccess.
And ooooh, the stamping. It's pretty yummy, if I do say so myself! :) Giga guidelines & guidelines 2 from PTI. The ink is all stampin up! orange, rust, caramel I believe. The centers are accentuated with 2 colors of stickles. The panel is stitched on- nothing fancy there- didn't want to detract from the STAMPING!
6) Using white thread, hand sew each snowflake to ric rac or ribbon to make your snowflake garland.7) Find a fun place to hang your garland and enjoy!
*Note, snowflakes take a little time to cut out. I like to cut them while watching my favorite movie.
Please feel free to share my pictures and this tutorial with your friends. Please direct them to this website to download the snowflake patterns, as the pattern is not intended forre-distribution. Thanks!
Sunday, November 15, 2009
I used my new PTI trio of trees (finally!)- stamped with plum SU! ink. The base layer is PTI vintage cream, as is the focal panel. I cut the focal panel with nesties & attached it with dimensionals for a little pop. The plum layer is by deja views fresh print- it's 'grape damask'. And the ribbon is Offray.
Those are seed beads & tiny twinkles on the tree- beads underlining the 'NOEL'. Here's the funny thing on that- my needle was too big to fit through the beads, so I had to thread my needle to get through the paper, take the thread out, thread the bead, then rethread the needle. The things we do for love. :)
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Same fun scraps, but used one of those yummy punches for the black along the top (fiskars, I think). The stamp is a $1 from Michaels or Joanns, stamped with brilliance & watercolored with SU! ink. I die cut it with labels 1, and used PTI vintage labels & the glue pad to get more of the FAB black glitter that I am still swooning over- but it doesn't show well in the pics! Black ribbon from my stash...
Both card bases are PTI vintage cream.
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Saturday, October 24, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
I'd been wanting to do another banner- and it gave me an excuse to get the MM Spook Alley paper! :) And I really wanted to give those paper accordions a try- like Kelly Lunceford's
Wow- they were so hard to get to stay down! I ended up having to stitch them down!
And the challenge at Moxie Fab World seemed like a good use of black ruffles!
PP is all spook alley, cream paper is PTI printed on the computer, backed with black cardstock & stitched. The letters were cut with my cricut (stamped cartridge)- the b is chipboard, but there were technical difficulties, so the o's are black cardstock. They are coated with versamark and covered with Martha Stewarts black onyx glitter *swoon*! I honestly wanted to cover everything in that yummy black sparkle! The little embellies were cut from the pp & covered with UTEE- how fun is that? They look store-bought! The buttons are sewn on with orange embroidery thread- both from my stash. The ribbon is Offray. The overall size was 5x7, and I adhered them to chipboard after adding the RUFFLE on top! A little fun stitching & distressing on the bottom!
Thanks so much for stopping by!!!
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
I used snowqueen, silver bells, whisper blue & midnight for my background paper (on watercolor paper). I then painted on the midnight to my PTI damask stamp & stamped it onto watercolor paper. Then let everything dry overnight! I used labels one nesties to cut the focal image & mounted it on creative memories blue cardstock. The ribbon is from Offray. You really have to click on the pics to see all the shimmer- it is so pretty in person!
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Saturday, October 10, 2009
I actually think it looks pretty cute- although when I went back to Kelly's blog, I can tell which one of us is the novice! :)
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Friday, October 9, 2009
Here's my take on the challenge- it was to use something that came in the mail that day- so I cut out these letters from a Ben Franklin ad.... Cardstock is PTI, border punches fiskars, twill Martha Stewart. Pp is MME, text is PTI background basics stamped with SU! close to cocoa. There's another one of the flowers I crocheted!!! :) And a flower brad from Making Memories in the center. This was pretty fun- and it forced me to break into that BRAND NEW My Mind's Eye paper pack- which my natural tendency would be to hoard!! Hahaha!
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Saturday, September 26, 2009
This is the card I gave her from my Mom! Base is PTI, pp is Cosmo Cricket, punched with that awesome border punch (fiskars)- actually I used both of the punches! Stitched them together, and added some crazy stitching. Ribbon is PTI, and the crochet flower- yep, ME! Button from my stash. The stamping is hard to see- I used a flower from a Rubber Soul set I just bought, and the letters are CTMH. I stamped the 'baby' in white snow, and then over stamped in spring moss (the original formulation). It's very soft & pretty in person, but doesn't show well in pics!
Thanks so much for stopping by!!!
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
I had 3 birthday cards that I needed done this week- all for little people! I think you can guess their ages! :) I got out the cuttlebug folder & went to town! I used CM red cardstock & PTI pink blush cardstock. I highlighted the year with dimensional glaze, and since it didn't show much on the pink one, topped it off with prismapens. Some ribbon from my stash on the red cards, as well as nesties 'frames'. And the new eksuccess border punch really looked great on the '7' card!
The paper strip is from the paper stack I got in Poulsbo 'divine'. Button from my stash. And that crocheted flower? I made it. Yep. I know, I can't believe it either- but isn't it adorable? :)
I also did some loose stitching on this one, & PTI vintage tea around the edges.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
"Help us celebrate our 100th Cricut cartridge—Winter Woodland! That’s right, we reached 100 cartridges. As a thank you for our great Cricut community members we want you to celebrate with us. So, we’re giving away 100 cartridges over the next five weeks (20 per week).Here’s how it will work.Each week we will be posting a thread. When you respond to the thread you will be entered to win. You can enter once by replying and you can enter a second time by posting on your blog about the celebration and linking back to the cartridge product page. Here is the link to include in your blog. Once you’ve posted on your blog with the link back you can post again to this thread."
Winter wonderland is this weeks giveaway! Go check it out for a chance to win!
Monday, September 7, 2009
This is a Rubber Soul Art by Dave Brethauer image. Stamped in SU! old olive, colored with prisma pencils. I used dimensional glaze over the lights. The red paper is Creative Memories- punched with my brand new ek success embossed curve punch! The focal image is outlined with a white prisma pencil.
Thanks so much for looking ( and leaving me some love!)
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