Sunday, June 17, 2018

Clearance Stamps/Stencil Set

Why do clearance items "call my name".

 I don't think I would have been interested in this set, except that it was in the clearance bin at JoAnn's. I cannot find the name of it on the label: just THMM102. I supposed that somehow goes with the text on top, Mixed-Media Stamps/Stencil.

The Ranger tags were on clearance too, so I had a chance to see how they held up to water and ink and gesso. You can see from the image, there was some warping of the paper. The size is about 6-1/4 inches tall by 3-1/8 inches wide.

I used wrinkle free distress technique with oxides:
abandoned coral
picked raspberry
twisted citron.
Then I added gesso over the bricks. When dry I sponged some brown ink on the edges and also with the crackly stencil. I think the brown color might be frayed burlap-I have been using that a lot lately. Added a black paper wildflower die cut from Tim's Wildflowers #2 thinlits. The friend definition stamp is from Stampin Up!.

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Saturday, June 16, 2018

Anniversary Cards

I pulled out my old Stampin' Up! Roses in Winter set after seeing so many cards made with Abstract Impressions. This card was inspired by Vicki's card on Splitcoast way back in July of 2008!
Used Hero Arts Stamp & Cut - Ribbon Messages for the sentiment.
Inks: distress spun sugar, worn lipstick and oxide peeled paint

My friend, Lynette gave me the stitched oval die cut piece last week. I'm glad to be using it, instead of saving it in my stash! Used my old Stampin' Up Spring Garden for the flowers.

Sentiment is from Hero Arts CL342 Everyday Sayings
Inks: distress worn lipstick, oxide peeled paint

Cuttlebug embossing folder is Textile texture.

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Hope you have some fun today!

Sunday, June 10, 2018

June 6 Waterfront Stampfest at Lynette's

Wednesday, June 6th was a fun and relaxing day!
Lynette and I had a great time playing with her new stamp set, Waterfront from Stampin' Up!
We found a lot of inspiration online!

Ashley Fifer of Stamped AF inspired this card.
Ashley has a wonderful Video tutorial there.
Using the aqua painter/water brush here and on all the cards,
gave the stamped images a watercolor look.
We used watercolor paper from Lynette's stash for all the cards shown today.
Used embossing folder stamping technique on the fronts of these two cards
by adding distress frayed burlap ink directly onto the sizzix embossing folder.
I used woodgrain and Lynette used wood planks.
Our panel was stamped with Stampin Up!'s Waterfront stamp
using distress pumice stone for the mountains
and SU so saffron for the sun.
The trees were made with SU wild wasabi and limeade.

Sage Kimball of Stampin Madly inspired this card.
Used SU almost amethyst for mountains,
distress tea dye and vintage photo for the ground,
distress broken china for the river,
SU soft sky for the sky,
distress forest moss for the trees.

Amy Koenders of Stamp with Amy K inspired this beach scene using Waterfront.
Used Fiskars dry embossing plate "Ocean" (waves) to emboss the blue layer.
The circle is a Stampin Up! Stitched Shapes Framelits die.
Used distress tea dye for the sand,
distress broken china for the water
Su so saffron for the sun (and dots on my card)
SU lucky limeade for the palm fronds
SU close to cocoa for the tree trunks.
Added some twine over the ocean waves layer.

Our inspiration for this card came from Pinterest
The card there made by Brook Beach, but the link did not go to her blog
and I was unable to find her webpage.
We changed the card using a kraft paper and a cuttlebug happy birthday embossing folder
for our 1st layer.
Lynette cut the squares with her SU Stitched Shapes framelits die.
Used distress vintage photo for the mountains,
distress peeled paint for the grass/plains
distress forest moss for the trees.
Stamped the Printworks "happy birthday" sentiment in forest moss.

We both thought the SUJ Waterfront set was so versatile and we thank
Ashley Fifer of Stamped AF
Sage Kimball of Stampin Madly
Amy Koenders of Stamp with Amy K
Brook Beach
sharing their cards and the process and materials they used!
Lynette and I had a ball making these cards.

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Friday, June 1, 2018

Roses in Winter

This is a birthday card I made for my Aunt Laura's 84th Birthday.
My inspiration comes from Sabrina's Roses in Winter card
posted on Splitcoast here and also on her blog: My Miscellany
The roses (Stampin' Up!) are stamped with lavender lace, 
stamping off once for the larger rose, 
then stamping in the usual way with lavender lace for the smaller rose. 
Purple is my aunt's favorite color!
Stamped the leaves in old olive.
Used Hero Arts H2141 Manuscript Background stamp in frayed burlap in the background
and Hero Arts Stamp & Cut - Ribbon Messages
for the Happy Birthday banner.
Sponged the edges in antique linen.
Added a few gemstones for some glitz.

Here is a photo of our little celebration with Aunt Laura on May 28
including my husband, daughter and 2 grandchildren.

Used the same design for this anniversary card
with worn lipstick and fired brick for the roses.
Used a Hero Arts Stamp & Cut - Ribbon Messages
for the Best Wishes banner.
I cut out some paper to mask my roses, and got better coverage in stamping the
Hero Arts H2141 Manuscript Background stamp with frayed burlap.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Monogrammed Jeans

Over the years I have made lots of monogrammed pocket jeans as gifts.
Now I have the pleasure of sewing for our grandchildren!
(click on image for larger view)

Gavin is showing me his sand art.

Gavin's pants

Is Vivian is modeling her jeans?

Vivian's jeans

Here is Alex wearing his Star Wars shorts
and purchased onsie where I have added a fabric applique from the Star Wars fabric.
I don't have a photo of him in his jeans....yet.

Alex's jeans

Regarding the notes in my photos...
I add notes for myself with the hope 
that the next time I sew with the pattern I might be more efficient...
we'll see how that idea works out.

I found a new way to display images side by side in blogger.
A great big thank you to Sharon Brennan for sharing her tutorial  on 

Update, June 4, 2018...I noticed the images were elongated when views on mobile device.
I reset image size to small. By clicking on image you can see a larger version.
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