Last week on January 20th I had a wonderful day stamping with my friend, Lynette. Here are the results of our "Stampfest". As you can see, Easel Cards are still on our minds. We explored some Valentine ideas. Also, we experimented "resist" images on kraft paper with Distress Embossing Ink and clear embossing powder.
Some of the materials we used:
Stamps: Hero Arts, Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous, Stampin' Up!
Inks: Ranger Distress inks, Stampin' Up!
and my new fav. punch, EK success Medallion chain large edger punch.
I probably should not have posted another Easel Card...but they are so much fun to make!
Cuttlebug Victoria for the bottom.
Distress inks-walnut, barn door, scattered straw, shabby shutters.
EK success Medallion chain large edger punch.
Sentiment-Hero Arts Clear Design Thinking of You CL140
Another Easel Card
Sizzix Textured Impressions Embossing folder, Birds & Branches for the top and Cuttlebug Victoria for the bottom
Distress inks-scattered straw, shabby shutters and broken china
EK success Medallion chain large edger punch 54-50030
DeNami Design stamp
Working on Valentine Tags in the Tim Holtz style. Stamps by Hero Arts, JudiKins, PrintWorks,
PSX, Savvy Stamps, Stampers Anonymous. Here is the LINK for crochet flower instructions. I made my crochet flower with cotton Knit-Cro-Sheen. I may have to try crocheting a heart with these INSTRUCTIONS for crocheted hearts.
Here is my 2012 "number" calendar. Hetty, my friend from Craft Chaos, introduced me to her cool number calendars a few years ago. You can find Hetty's 2012 number calendar and the mini template for 2012 on her blog post Calendar 2012. I just realized I'm visually challenged and needed a mini calendar that begins with Sunday, so found THIS mini calendar on Mary's Blog, Very Merry Vintage Style.
Cat and dog stamp are Mini Cloisonne Pets from Michael Strong. Flowers, twigs and grass are Stamps by Judith.
PEACE ON EARTH - the theme from the 2011 Winter tag swap from Creative Stamping Friends a yahoo group.
A Grinch Quilt that I sewed for a friend.
A sewing store, Material Girl in Crystal Lake, IL had instructions and prepared all the fabric needed in a custom kit. I made 2 of these for my friend's 2 daughters. It was fun to see this come together. I learned some techniques along the way, thanks to two dear friends who became my mentors!!! I also borrowed a quilting book, special bent quilt pins, and other supplies! Thanks my dear friends!!!
Close up of the binding. The instructions were to use various fabrics for the binding. I was pleased to learn how to do a quick and easy binding!
Close up view of the printed panel fabric for the Grinch Quilt. The design/instructions were included in the kit prepared by the store, Material Girl in Crystal Lake, IL.