Friday, August 31, 2012

Welcome Little One!

I'm so glad it's Friday! It's been a crazy week. We have a HS football game tonight (My daughter, Hannah plays flute in the marching band). GO GRIZZLIES! SO, I'm trying to get this posted real quick before we head out.

This is my second entry for My Favorite Thing's Guest Designer contest for September. I used the super adorable A La Mode: Oh, Baby.

I paper pieced the teddy bear to make him look 3D. I used a little watercolor pencil on his ears, cheek and bow and used a SU blending pen. She's colored with copic markers.

I used the MFT die-mamic's: Button Quartet, Mini Rolled Roses, and File Tab.
I added a little Rick Rack, some stiching and a little linen thread.

Thanks so much for looking and God Bless!
Stamps: A La Mode: Oh, Baby
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Lost & Found Sunshine and Market Street by MME, Kraft CS, White CS, and Xpress Blending CS
Accessories: Copics, Watercolor Pencils, Mini Rick Rack, Linen Thread, Sewing Machine,
                      MFT Die-namics: Button Quartet, File Tab, and Mini Rolled Roses

Friday, August 24, 2012

Happy Thoughts...

Hi. This is my card for the My Favorite Things Guest Designer Challenge! I love participating in this....and the prize is AWESOME! You can check out all the details HERE!

This month the challenge is a card sketch. I choose to make a tall, skinny card (4 x 9.25).

The actual sketch part is at the top and then I created a little scene at the bottom.
The PI is Happy Mail. I paper pieced her outfit and colored the rest with copic markers. 
I used several die-namics: Fresh Cut Grass, Woodgrain Fence, File Tab and Sheltering Tree.

The August Bingo is by Simple Stories: Year o graphy Simple Basics. The green with dots is a scrap and the main DP is Farm Fresh: South Forty by October Afternoon.
The "Happy Thoughts" sentiment is from another PI, Aim High.

My two "rows" are natural hemp and 3/8" twill tape (SU). The twill is hiding behind the bingo card...only the bow shows (my trial with the skinny card). *GRIN*
I distressed the fence with a little peeled paint and vintage photo distress ink. I also used a little vintage photo on the grass to make it look a little more "Fall-ish." I lengthened the tree trunk a bit behind the fence (I wanted my tree a little taller). And then added some buttons for the leaves.And I couldn't leave out the cute bird from this set, so he is hanging out in the tree. And I machine stitched around the edges and added a few zigzags.


Thanks for stopping by and God Bless.


Stamps: Happy Mail and Aim High Pure Innocence Stamps by MFT
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Peeled Paint, and Vintage Photo distress inks.
Paper: Farm Fresh: South Forty by October Afternoon, Vanilla CS, Kraft CS, X-press 
           blending CS, and a scrap of green polka dot. Simple Stories: Year o graphy Simple Basics
Accessories: buttons, copics, natural hemp, 3/8" twill tape (SU), sewing machine
MFT Die-namics: Fresh Cut Grass, File Tab, Wood Grain Fence, and Sheltering Tree  

 Die-namics File Tab

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Sending You Hugs


This is my card for this week's My Favorite Things Wednesday sketch #86. This was an awesome sketch. I will definately be using this one again!

 I stamped the cute little PI from, Aim High. I love her and use her often. She is colored with copic markers and her dress is paper pieced. All the DP is Lost & Found * Market Street by MME. The "Sending you hugs" sentiment is from the First Class Friend set also from MFT's.
I attached three little buttons with some linen thread (SU) and stitched around all the edges.
The border is the Open Scallop Edge die-namic.

 I used MFT's Notched Tag die-namic and stamp set for my little tag and then added a mini rolled rose. And then I stamped the sentiment "miss u" at the bottom.*squeal* Love how this turned out!

 I used a little Vintage Photo distress ink around some of the paper edges. The ribbon is a scrap of SU 1/4" grosgrain ribbon (not sure of the color because I didn't have the ribbon spool).

Her little heart banner is also from the Notched Tag die-namic set. I sponged regal rose (SU) ink around the edges and attached the hearts to some linen thread.

 This is the inside. I stamped the image using regal rose (SU) ink and then added two little "hugs" from the First Class Friend set.

You can check out all the details on Kim's Blog.

Thanks for stopping by and God Bless.


 Stamps: Aim High, First Class Friend, Notched Tag
Paper: Lost & Found Market Street by MME, Kraft CS, and White CS  
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Regal Rose and Vintage Photo distress ink
Accessories: Copic Markers, 3 small buttons, linen thread, sewing machine,
                    1/4" grosgrain ribbon, Die-namics: mini rolled rose, open  scallop edge
                     notched tag

Die-namics Notched Tag Die & Stamp SetDie-namics First Class Friend and Stamp SetDie-namics MINI Rolled RosesDie-namics Open Scallop Edge


Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Something's Fishy...

This is my post for the My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch #85. I used the Something's Fishy a la mode. I love her rubber boots and fish. SO CUTE!

My Craft room has been deserted since February. It feels so good to be using the creative side of my brain again! We have been so busy. My hubby just finished his Master's program. We are trying to get our house ready to sell (we want to leave Ohio for a warmer climate).
And all of my four kids have multiple activities each. 

I have missed the MFT gang and doing all the fun sketches each week. So, glad to be back at it. 

 I love how the button border turned out. I used the MFT die-namic: button quartet.
Her shirt and boots are paper pieced. And the rest is colored with Copic markers and then fussy cut and layered on the vertical greeting die-namic.

This is the view of the inside.

 Thanks so much for stopping by and God Bless!


Stamps: Something's Fishy a la mode by MFT
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Splash Little Yellow Bicycle, Kraft CS, White CS, Poppy Parade CS (SU)
Accessories: MFT Die-namics: Button Quartet, Vertical Greetings, Flower Trio, Mini Tab Quartet
                     copics, baby rick rack, 1/8" lucky limeade organdy ribbon (SU), crystals
Die-namics Button Quartet  Die-namics Vertical Greetings DIE ONLY Die-namics Flower Trio & Leaf Trio