Monday, April 21, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
The center of the square is cross-stitched (hence why it took so long). The first one took me 4 hours to do (just the cross-stitched part). By the final few squares I had memorized the pattern and it took me only just over an hour for each. Then came the strips on the side. I found some cute fabric at hobby lobby (thanks for helping me find it Belinda!), in navy blue with tiny stars and burgundy with tiny stars. Very Americana huh? That is what I was going for. My friend Chelsea likes these so much that she wants me to make more squares for her. I told her that I was making an extra square (so yup, 26 total) so that I could make a pillow for my mom, who's family room is done in Americana colors. Chelsea's eyes lit up immediately and asked me if I could do some pillows for her too. lol I told her I would.
I am considering making a bunch and selling them at a craft sale. hmmmm.......
Saturday, April 05, 2008
I again used the cuttlebug and the stylized flowers embossing folder. I decided to DTP the card just lightly to kind of make the embossing part stand out more. Thought it added to the nature-y feel. (Is that a word? well, it is now!) I used the Canvas BG stamp from SU on the Amythest and celery panels and DTP'ed the edges. The fairy image (which is of course from the Artful Inkables set Fairy Whimsey) was stamped with staz-on onto Shimmer White and I used watercolor crayons and blender pens to color it. I added sparkle to the wings with stickles and brush. Finished the card off with hodge podge and some ribbon. I love love love this card!
Friday, April 04, 2008
Now normally I am not a fan of Fairy sets. But, when I saw the Fairy Whimsey set on Artful Inkables I decided it was really pretty, but, I didn't know if it was a must have, I was tempted, but I needed something to sway me. Now for me to say it was pretty is HUGE, cause like I said, I don't like fairy sets. And normally I don't like to be swayed. (Case in point, the In Full Bloom set from SU, I saw what so many people were doing with that set, so I bought it.... I owned it for 3 years, used it a total of two times.... And that was because I made myself use it. I couldn't get that set to work for me. So I decided that I would never buy sets just because I liked what someone else did with it. If it was one I liked, but wasn't set on wanting right from the start, I would have to use it first in order to decide if I could get to work for me.) So back to the Fairy Whimsey set... I thought it was really pretty, but was wanting to be swayed (odd, I know, given the decision I had made about not being swayed right? lol) Then, the swaying started.... I saw this card: Stunning on my friend Amanda's blog, then she posted this one: Gorgeous Then came the push over the edge: WOW! That was it! I was hooked, and Fairy Whimsey was on my order. (Thanks for the enabling Amanda! *wink*) I don't even pretend to think my card is anywhere near Amanda's work, but I am happy with it.
Supplies: Fairy Whimsey Stamp Set (Artful Inkables), Stylized Flowers Cuttlebug Folder (Provocraft), Cuttlebug (Provocraft), Love & Happiness Rub Ons (SU), Watercolor Crayons (SU) Blender Pen (SU), Cardstock (All SU)- Close To Cocoa, Pretty In Pink, Going Gray, Whisper White
Other Supplies used: Stickles, Flower, Bling Brad
(****Sorry for the bad pictures lately, I need a new camera and better lighting but the lighting in my house, not so good....)
Tuesday, April 01, 2008
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