Sunday, October 16, 2011

Cutie Witch - Your Next Stamp

Finally got time to do some card making today! Loving this little digi from Your Next Stamp. It was free! :) Thank You, YNS!
She is colored using an old favorite - Dove Blender and Shimmerz mica powder color palette. Had to brush up a bit, but enjoyed the time coloring. Sigh... Stress relief! No wonder kids love to color!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Off for the Summer...

Well, it has been a long and busy spring and now to be ready for a long busy summer. Camps, camps, camps, camps...
I also started back to school again to work on my PHD. Very little time left for crafting, which is so sad!!! Wah!!!!
Guess this means that I will be off "blogging" for the summer. Hopefully there will be a surprise here and there - but... let's not hold our breath. LOL

Monday, February 21, 2011

Where Are You?

Wow! What a month!!! I can't believe that it is Feb 21st already...
I traveled for work the first two weeks of the month and then last week zoooomed by... Where did February go?
Stay tuned though!!! Feb 23 (Wednesday) is my day as guest designer for the YOU Make February Fabulous party with The Angel Company on their Savvy Projects blog. Heather is guest designer today! Sooo cute!!!
We received about 16" of snow so far this weekend. Hubby has been digging the neighbors out - he loves his 4-wheeler with the plow! I shoveled a little path for Rhett and Scarlet so that they could get to their favorite tree outside. There are 3 foot snow walls on each side of their little path - but they don't get all covered in snow now. LOL
Happy Day!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

You Make February FABULOUS!

Hold onto your socks because the month of February will be sure to "knock your socks off!"
A number of talented "angels" will be posting some outstanding paper crafted projects and cards through the month of February on The Angel Company's "The Savvy Projects" blog! Be sure to stop by and check it out!
My day is February 23rd. My featured stamp set will be Victorian Charm. Who would have guessed. LOL :)
And... what better way to celebrate FABULOUS than to have a sale!!!

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Stay tuned more crafting goodness coming soon!
Inky hugz,

Heart Sachet

Here is a quick project that I made this morning. Not much to craft this weekend - work had to take priority. :(
I first cut a heart shape out - traced something I had lying around my craft room - on muslin. I chose a loose weave muslin so that the potpourri smell might be stronger. I sewed the heart together (leaving a little bit open on the side for the potpourri) and added lace trim and some ribbon to the top for a hanger. I stamped Damask Background by The Angel Company (tm) using Bordeaux Palette ink and "love" onto a little swatch of muslin that I stitched around and frayed the edges.  I attached the saying using some adhesive and added the little bow made from Scrapper's Floss. I then distressed it using some Burnt Umber Palette ink and a sponge. Last - added some yummy pecan vanilla potpourri and stitched the opening close. Yummy!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Embossed Velvet Tutorial

Hi! Back again with another tutorial. I had a good time putting the last one together - so thought that I would give it another shot. This one is how to create embossed velvet using a rubber stamp, iron and rayon velvet. My lovely friend Holly hosted a technique challenge for "angels" (The Angel Company demonstrators) this past fall and my technique was embossed velvet. I love this technique! Here is the card that I created for the swap. Notice the detail in the black from the stamp image embossed into it. I also used cotton velvet (white heart) and stamps the image using Momento Tuxedo Black - as well for the saying.
Like it? So here is how to do it!
Set a DRY iron on cotton setting.

  Spritz the wrong side of the RAYON velvet with water - lightly spritz.
 Place the velvet wrong side up on top of the rubber stamp.

Place the iron straight down onto the velvet. Lightly move the iron for about 30 seconds. Lift the iron straight up off of the velvet. Let cool for a few seconds.

 Remove the velvet from the stamp. Voila!
The velvet will fray like crazy. I use Fray Check around the edges to help stop this. Cutting with pinking shears will help too.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Another Valentine

Saturday was soo productive! Here is another Valentine! Stamp is another gift with purchase stamp from The Angel Company. I cut the heart with Hearts 1 - Sizzix. The scallop trim is a Fiskars edge punch. Colored with Copics. I added a bit of red Stickles after the fact. Gotta have glitter!!! This was another fairly quick one. Not a lot of fuss. The ribbon is floral ribbon from Hobby Lobby. I love this stuff. It is stiffer than most regular ribbons and the bow stays in place. Makes awesome bows. Good price too! I wish we had a Hobby Lobby here - maybe not... one more craft store could be dangerous! lol
Have a fantastic Monday!