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Monday, November 21, 2011

tea cup hello

The wonderful thing about a great card is it works in any pattern/color pallet.  This card was from a design by Erica Cerwin.  I just love the tiny tea cup.  You sure can do a lot with it.  This card was sent to a new friend made while playing bunco.  I used the spice cake DSP and the colors within in of pool party, more mustard and instead of soft suede ...early espresso.  Thanks for stopping by.  come back tomorrow for more fun!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Suspicious Turkey

This is a hair clip I made with inspiration from the Stampin' Up! Demonstrators webpage.  Her name is Chasidy Mills.  She gave a basic measurement on the site but I had to alter to fit the size clip I had on hand.
Make sure you use fabritack glue---it is awesome for fabric and ribbon.  I also had seen another video on hair clips that recommended sealing the edges of the ribbon so it won't fray.  I did this by slightly melting the end with a lit candle.  I'm not a smoker so i didn't have a lighter.  I do have a kitchen torch but i didn't want to see how nice my insurance company would be when I told them I burned the house down making turkeys.
I've made 5 so far and may make a few more they are so easy and just darn cute.  If you would like specific measurements just leave me a comment.
Make sure you come back tomorrow for a great card featuring the tiny teacup.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Button Worthy friend

You know buttons are really for special people and really special people get BIG buttons.  This card is for my college best friend's birthday.  I love the spice cake DSP and fabric sooo much.  The base is pool party with a soft suede panel embossed in vintage wallpaper EF.  The pool party button has some red line tape on it and a thin strip of spice cake fabric twisted and wrapped in a circle.  Top that off with a more mustard button.  The grosgrain ribbon is really old but looks great here.  The flower is 2 pieces of more mustard run through the fun flowers die and then separated/distressed.  Thanks for checking in with me today.  Check back in tomorrow for another fall project.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Free Downloads for MDS

I've had the My Digital Studio (MDS) program for about a year now.  I should use it more because I really like how easy it is and the results.  I started off paper crafting as a scrapbook-er and evolved into card making.  I still love to scrapbook but my favorite way to scrap is to go to a crop of a couple hours or more.  To keep sort of on top of things I use MDS.  This week (ends tomorrow 11/7) Stampin' Up! is giving away 4 great downloads.
Click here to get access tot hem after completing a short survey.  The minute I downloaded them I thought I would take a look at them close up which led to me doing a page.  This is my son 3 1/2 years ago...before he stated asking "why" to everything I say.
Thanks for stopping by to take a look.  I'll be working on a couple cards today so check back tomorrow or Tuesday.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Spice cake for Sissy

The Spice cake fabric from Stampin' Up! is so fantastic.  I have seen so many creative ideas with it that I am actually using it instead of hoarding it.  It will definitely be available while the Holiday Mini is current and I hope they will hold it over...wink...crossed fingers.  I had some thin strips cut for another project and found myself with a little left over...what to do with it...how about a dog collar.  I have a male Basset Hound and my folks have a female Westie.  She is the little princess and so I took a loose measurement of her neck and cut 2 pieces and placed them right sides together.  I tucked in a small length of thin elastic and sewed around the four sides leaving about a two inch opening on one of the long sides.  Turned it right side out and top stitched around the whole thing.  I gave it to my mom without the button and she sized it to Sissy and added the button.  I think it turned out great!  In the future I may make one a bit narrower.  Thanks for looking.  Come back tomorrow for a great My Digital Studio Page featuring their free downloads!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Thinking of You

This card was inspired by the monthly thank yous that Dawn sends her customers.  Her cards are usually 3 x 3 and so with a little imagination it's not too hard to expand them into a full size card.  This one goes out to my friend Gwen's mom Miss Betty who is recovering from knee replacement surgery.  I just checked out the Stampin Up only challenges and they are featuring Thinking of You cards.  The base is soft suede embossed with vintage wallpaper EF.  Then a layer of more mustard and pool party.  The pool party is dry embossed with the oval frame.  Inside is a piece of spice cake DSP.  I embellished further with crumb cake seam binding and a vintage brad.  Thanks for looking.  Come back tomorrow for a spice cake fabric project.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Happy Birthday Owen


My little man has a new best friend in pre-school.   They love to be silly together.  Owen's birthday was 2 weeks ago and we got invited to the party.  The idea for the card started with owls "O" for Owen and "O" for owls.  I cut a piece of Pacific Point at 4 x 10 1/2.  Scored at 4 and then 8 to give me a fold up pocket inside for a gift card to the bouncy place.  The DSP is retired from last year but I just love the colors and the number background.  I stamped the owls in 4 different colors since Owen was turning 4.  The card turned out so cute and I used it as the topper to a small puzzle I bought and wrapped in blue paper.  It eliminated a need for a bow...good on a boys present.  thanks for looking.  come back tomorrow...a non owl project I promise.