Friday, December 31, 2010
Stamps - Fabulous phrases
Paper - Play date, Newsprint, Pear Pizazz, Garden Gala DSP's, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Real Red
Ink - Early Espresso
Access - Big shot, Scallop Square die, Full Heart punch, Heart to Heart punch, Lg and Sm corner rounders, Acetate, Paper piercer, hole punch, early espresso 1/8 ribbon, Dimensional dots, foam tape, sticky strip, Timeless Type alphabet, Chipboard, linen thread
Monday, December 20, 2010
Hello, and happy Monday! Can you Believe it... less than a week to Christmas..Yikes! I finally finished all my Christmas cards. YEAH!! I hope they get to their destinations on time! I decided I was going to make this card a year ago, and ya think I would have had finished them all a long time ago. Sometimes I have the best intentions, but then I get a *little* distracted.. (Hey look some new stamps to play with! HA!)
So with that said, this will be my last post for 2010, as I plan to take some time to spend with family and kiddos, and to recharge those creative juices! I have lots to share in the New Year, so I hope you will join me! I hope the holidays bring you Joy and Peace, and all the best for the New Year!
Friday, December 17, 2010
Happy Friday all! I am forcing myself to sit down and play with some new goodies today. (Did ya ever notice how hard it is to twist your own arm! HA!!) I am taking a welcome break from those last minute holiday cards to play along in today's Free 4 all challenge on Splitcoaststampers. And the challenge was to do just that! Take a break from those last minute things, and remember to BREATHE! We were asked to make a birthday card and that's it! How easy peasy! I actually got my youngest son Ian birthday card done a day ahead of time too! I hope you join in, and take a break today too! Thanks for taking a peek. Details below -
Stamps - Bring on the Cake ( available Jan. 4th, 2011)
Paper - Crumb cake, in color prints pack, whisper white, daffodil delight
ink - crumb cake, black, daffodil delight
Access - big shot, perfect polka dot folder, daffodil stripe ribbon, yellow embroidery floss, dimensional dots
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Stamps - Neighborhood wheel
Paper - whisper white, wintergreen DSP (retired)
ink - real red, daffodil delight, old olive, Cajun craze, basic gray, crumb cake
access - lots of letters chipboard, sponge, two way glue, dazzling diamonds glitter, liquid applique, frame, dimensional dots, aqua painter
Thanks for taking a peek. :)
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Hello! I first want to apologize for not posting in such a long time. Life really got in the way of things for me for a while, and as much as I wanted to come downstairs and play, I could never find the time. My youngest, Ian, broke his foot and I have been really preoccupied with him, and trying to get ready for the holidays. I know you can all relate in some fashion, so thanks for understanding. I did find the time to finally play with the Designer fabric from the SU Holiday mini, and make a pillow for myself. This sewing thing is really new to me, and I think I did a pretty good job this being my first pillow and all. I kept it simple, adding a little trim to the edges of my pillow wrap. Can't wait to show my Mom.. she is the sewing guru in our family. she will be so proud! Details and directions to make your own pillow wrap are below -
fabric - SU Deck the halls Designer fabric
ribbon - Early Espresso satin ribbon, crochet trim
your choice of SU designer fabrics (enough to cut (8) 6 1/2 squares
3/8 yard lining fabric
1- 12x16 pillow form
Decorative button (optional)
thread to match
Cut from SU designer fabrics :
Eight 6 1/2" squares . Note that the seam allowance is on four sides for easy cutting
Cut from lining fabric:
One 12 1/2" x 24 1/2" rectangle
*1/4" seam allowance is used throughout
Sew four rows of two 6 1/2" squares together. Press seams.
Sew four rows together to create one 12 1/2" x 24 1/2" pieced pillow wrap.
Place pieced wrap and lining right sides together. Sew the two long edges. Turn right sides out and press.
On one short open end, press under 1/4", wrong sides together.
Fold the wrap in half with pieced sides together. Insert the unpressed short end into the pressed short end. Pin. Top stitch through all layers to form wrap.
Top stitch outer edges.
Press and slide over pillow.
Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day everyone. :)