I embroidered something. First time. My fingertips still hurt.
Monday, November 17, 2014
Friday, October 17, 2014
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
This month we are collaborating with Lawn Fawn, and that just makes me so very happy. For a few reasons. First, their images are just so darling. From their critters, to their sentiments, I just love everything about them. Second, I've had the pleasure of meeting Kelly Marie Alvarez in real life, and she is just fantastic. Really. A lovely, genuine person. And I'd like to think that I can call her my friend. Third, when you watch Kelly Marie's videos on her Lawn Fawn YouTube channel, you can't help but smile along with her. You can hear her smile. I promise. Go see for yourself.
This is the card I made for today's challenge, which is about Stretching Your Stamps. Can you tell what I did "differently"?
My lamp is actually a pot for a plant, turned upside down, and paper pieced, and adorable. I used some fun patterned papers from the Hello Sunshine paper pad.
I made the light by masking off the sides of the panel and just using some Copic markers to get the color I wanted. So easy.
Finished the card by doing some die cutting with the Say Cheese die, also from Lawn Fawn, and one of their notecards. I absolutely love their notecards. I have about half of the ones they make. I need the other half. They're the perfect size, perfect colors, perfect patterns. Trust me on this.
I hope you'll join us on this challenge. I had originally intended to make a different card, with a different stamp set, and then this idea popped into my head as I was sorting through my stamps looking for the other set. I'm certain if you start browsing your stash, you'll also be hit with a neat way to Stretch Your Stash.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Monday, September 1, 2014
This month over at A Blog Named Hero we are collaborating with the fantastic Winnie & Walter. Go check them out, they have some amazing stamp sets, and if you're looking for anything with a large word, they are the place to go.
I made this card, using two of their sets, which are linked below. Absolutely love this V for cheVron set, and I have so many plans for it. The sentiment comes from The Big, The Bold and Extras, and I know I will be using that set a lot.
Now, the challenge for this card was Alphabets. Can you see where I used one? Between and around the chevrons! I used the letter "I" from this amazing Lawn Fawn set called Violet's ABCs. I just got it, and I HAD to ink it up straight away. The neat thing about the Lawn Fawn alphabet sets is that they come with multiples of most letters, so it's easier to spell out words with one pressing of your ink block. I took the three Is and put them on my clock end to end. Used them as an accent piece. I absolutely love it, and sort of patted myself on the back when I was finished.
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Sunday, August 17, 2014
Friday, August 1, 2014
For this month's challenge we have the privilege to work with the fantastic designs from:
I chose an adorable coffee themed set, because I know I'll get tons of use from it. A bonus for me was that I was finally able to use this Hero Arts coffee cup stamp that I HAD TO HAVE, and have never used. That's not just me, right? :) I also incorporated some fun papers from another company that I really like, and respect, Lawn Fawn.
The tricky part of this card was that the die cut that I used, the small ticket from Hero Arts, wasn't big enough for me to stamp the sentiment. So I stretched it by partially die-cutting the shape, and then moving the die, and finishing the cut. Perfect.
Please join us in the challenge. I know you've got some dies that are itching to be used. You could win a $25 gift card from our wonderful sponsor: