Sunday, March 29, 2015

Simply Jane in Vibrant Pinks

Another Scissor Keeper,this time stitched up as a thank you gift in various shades of pink.

Limitless Layers: 2 1/4 Ovals as a base in light pink. Matching pink embroidery thread used to stitch the oval layers together with a blanket stitch. And french knots in each of the scallops done with gold thread. The cameo is from Simply Jane.

The only pink felts I had were thin, I used two scalloped pieces on each side.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Stamping and Mixing Patterns

Added 3/29/15. This is the amended final project. I added Papertrey Ink Fine Linen Twill ribbon altered with Wild Honey Distress Stain with some pleats add towards the end. The focal point is made with Mat Stack 3  die cut stamped with Background Basics: Circles with Summer Sunrise ink. A second die cut was cut down with scissors, stamped with a heat embossed sentiment from Hello Sunshine and distressed the edges with a pair of scissors.

 This week's Make It Monday #206: Stamping and Mixing Patterns is a favorite of mine. The floral is left over from a scrapbook page I made about my grandpig stamped with funky florals with gold embossing powder at the centers. The middle part is stamped with Pond Life. The frogs are stamped with Shabby Shutters Distress Ink and painted with water, then doodled with a fine line black pen. The water swirls are stamped with Blueberry Sky. The top of the Summer Sunrise cardbase is stamped with the dotted "ray" from Hello Sunshine in Versamark. The hoppy Hello sentiment is from Pond Life Sentiments.

And because Simon Says Anything Goes it'll go there too : ).

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

March 2015 Papertrey Ink Blog Hop

I was working on something else and had die cut the blue and yellow patterned paper from my stash of scraps with the Rustic Wreath die. So when I saw the inspiration for the March 2015 Papertrey Ink Blog Hop and the sun is actually shining it all just came together. The banner is glued flush to the card on the left and popped up with a foam square on the right. The flowers were stamped and then painted with water.

The inspiration.


Stamps: Papertrey Ink Rustic Wreath and Petite Pots.
Dies: Papertrey Ink Rustic Wreath and Double Ended Banner.
Inks: Versafine (black), Versamark, Papertrey Ink Simply Chartreuse, Classic Kraft and Blueberry Sky.
Zing Vanilla (Opaque) Embossing Powder
Cardbase: Papertrey Ink Stamper's Select White cardstock


I'm getting ready to do the Papertrey Ink Make It Monday, which is stamping patterns which is one of my favorite things : D. I'm using a scrap leftover from a scrapbook page I did about my [grand] pig and perusing my choices for the other bits lol.

The missing die is still missing. On the plus side things are being thoroughly sorted to the ground lol. My newest addiction is making Scissor Keepers made by cutting felt with some very clever dies from Papertrey Ink.There are also dies for needlebooks and floss bobbins. They make a fabulous base for just about anything.

The snow is still here, just condensed into a more icy thing that holds the dog's weight for a few seconds, then she sinks a inch or two. Poor thing has had a really rough winter for bathroom breaks.

For more crafty workdesks around the world, head over to Julia's Stamping Ground.

Beyond the clouds

A friend of mine is going through a tough time for a while now. She's really strong, but sometimes we can all use a little boost. The zip box can hold a gift card after the tab is pulled back. I'm hoping the sentiment lined up to show after the the zip is pulled lol. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink's Movers & Shakers Sentiments set: "Beyond the Clouds, behind the rain, there are a thousand rainbows".

The inside sentiment is stamped on the Papertrey Ink Spiral Notebook die cut, the first part of the sentiment is stamped with Blueberry Sky, the lower part is colored with a rainbow assortment of Distress Markers.  The inside sentiments are from Inside & Out: Well Wishes set. The corners are rounded with my trusty Corner Chompers.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Regency Style Scissor Keeper

The first Scissor Keeper I made all the die cuts were made with Papertrey Ink felt. This one was made from felt I had in my stash. It pains me that Papertrey Ink is so much better for this sort of  sewing it's a heavier, denser, tighter felt (and 100% wool). The pain coming from the fact I have a lot of felt on hand that is wonderful for other projects, but looks like I'll be ordering felt from PTI for these. I'll have to make another one out of Papertrey Ink felt for my very pointy scissors as they caught on the inside of the looser felt. The Scissor Keeper was stitched with commercial embroidery thread from my stash.

The Regency Rose is stitched on Vintage Cream Papertrey Ink felt after having the holes cut out with the Regency Era mini kit and then fussy cut.  All the stitching of the Rose is with handspun silk embroidery thread and then painted with inks smooshed on the craft mat and spritzed with water. The inks used were Picked Raspberry Distress Ink and Sweet Blush and Simply Chartreuse Papertrey Ink inks.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Paper Baby Booties

I made this totally nonfunctional baby bootie out of Papertrey Ink Spring Moss cardstock and 2 layers of Glassine from my Dad's stamp collection supplies and stitched together with some handspun 2 ply silk embroidery thread.

It's translucent in certain light.