Saturday, May 29, 2010

Batik Pillowcase

I many pillowcases do I need??! This was a project at the Serger Club that I go to once a month. We were learning a special decorative stitch called "fagotting" to attatch the batik to the muslin. Then you can add decorative ribbon.... It may come in handy one day!!
PS....the ribbon was not my choice it was all the instructor had!

MDS...Take 2

This one turned out better. I used the stamp set Garden Whimsey....I started with a blank 12x12 sheet, gave me more room to work with.

Friday, May 28, 2010

MDS Invitation

I am the first to admit I don't love using My Digital Studio, but I did try it again. I am making an invitation for my Gramma's 80th birthday, but I need to be able to e-mail it to the family. I used a 5x7 blank page to do this and then saved it as a jpeg on my laptop. I then transferred to to my mac computer using my stick...saved it to my pictures and tried to attatch it to an e-mail. Seemed to work, only problem is that it is a bit small to read, so I will have to keep working on it!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Tote-ally Tess

This is a b-day card for a girlfriend who also loves to craft and scrapbook. I stamped the images in Staz-On ink and then water-colored with SU crayons. The punched flowers are one of the tiny punches (comes in a set of 3) that are in the Summer mini, with some dazzling diamonds glitter in the centers. I also used the tiny tag punch and stamp set to add the hand-crafted tag...

Sunday, May 23, 2010

New product spotlight

I made this page as a demo for a workshop that I did a few weeks ago. I wanted to show the girls the new paper (right side of pic) in the summer mini catalog....The pattern doesn't appear until you rub/sponge ink onto it, how cool is that?! I was going for a "vitagey" look, so I distressed the scalloped edge, used the very vintage wheel and spritzed the whole page with a smooch spritzer. I will add some journaling on the right hand side eventually!

My latest creation....

I was practicing using some decorative stitches with this project. The pattern didn't call for any top stitching or lining for the bag, but I like to line my projects, I think it gives it a nice finished look. I also added the magnetic closure in the middle of the purse.
The second picture shows the stitching I added along the middle of the bag to joint he green fabric. I also top stitched the straps with a reinforcement stitch....I love the colors!

Monday, May 17, 2010

A wise owl....

This was a card I made my Mom for Mother's day. I have had the woodgrain background stamp forever and had not yet used it. I stamped it on the white c/s and then layered the old olive c/s over that. The owl was stamped from Fox and friends, cut out and popped up in the "tree". I used the new Smooch Spritz (LOVE these!) and just gave the whole card a squirt. I layered a piece of white c/s on the inside and stamped my greeting.
I made this card last minute for a b-day party my son was attending. I just received the new motorcycle stamp this week, and have been wanting to use it. I stamped the image in Versamark and then embossed it with silver powder. The background was embossed using my big shot and silver shimmer card stock. I decided to use the new Smooch Spray (white) as a last minute detail, as you can see I haven't quite figured out how to get just a little spritz!!! Some linen thread and a star brad finish off the card. The inside was layered with a piece of white card stock with happy Birthday stamped and a picture that my son drew for the b-day boy.