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Sunday, September 4, 2022

Halloween (and fall) gnomes

 These cards were inspired by dies and stamps I saw. I already had a set of Christmas gnomes from CottageCutz and I really like the gnomes but I didn't need to buy more.  Here's my cards and my inspiration.

Thursday, March 31, 2022

Graduation and birthday cards

 It's been awhile since I made these cards but if I remember correctly they were based off a sketch in a challenge. The patterned background for the graduation card was created with a stamp and embossed. I hand cut the tassel and used gold number stickers for the grad year.

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Some Disney layouts

 I used some old stickers on these from a kit I had bought way back then at WDW. Some of the images I fussy cut to reduce the border. I created the banners in the last photo from my Celebrate Alpha stamp set and cut with a SU punch that happened to closely matched my size/shape of stamps.

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Lost River Gorge

I was able to work 12 photos onto this 2 page layout and still have plenty of space to not look too crowded. I strategically cropped where I felt I wasn't losing much around the subjects that still gave a good look and feel of the place. I very rarely ever print photos at smaller sizes since I use a printing service so cropping is necessary.

Monday, March 28, 2022

Shaker card

 I made this card awhile back for a personal challenge I had with a friend. Her challenge was to make a shaker card. I used plastic leftover from packaging (or maybe it was the backing included with a rubber cling stamp) and tiny punched shapes for the shaker confetti. I do need to re-glue the frame as the tape I used is not holding well to the craft foam that's used underneath to create the walls of the shaker.

Sunday, March 27, 2022

Travel themed birthday cards

 I bought the bird and suitcases embossing folder because it was cute and not entirely sure how I'd use it. And the embossing folder/stamp set would work for an EPCOT world showcase layout. But travel themed supplies can work well for cards that have a 'sending' or 'journey' them as shown here. I colored the embossed images using alcohol markers.

Saturday, March 26, 2022

Friday, March 25, 2022

Quilted pillow shams

 I made these shams to match the comforter on my bed by using old white bedsheets. I used thread that closely matched the color of the blanket and used a heavier stitch (straight stretch) so the stitching would show up better. I used a smocking stitch as a decorative stitch around the edge.

Thursday, March 24, 2022

Daisy printed throw pillow

 I made this cover for a throw pillow with some leftover fabric I had from years ago when I made my daughter a summer dress. It was made with a zipper so it would be removable. I save zippers from the plastic packaging that sheets and blankets are sold in if I can't use the packaging for other storage and use them on other projects such as this.

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Easter layout

 I like to save the collection names from the branding strips of some paper companies to use for embellishing. It's not always possible depending on where they put the designer's names (sometimes it's too close for trimming) but other times it works well. I used one here from the Hello Easter collection by Echo Park. If I buy a whole collection I can end up with a lot of them! I save them from both sides of the strip as it's usually printed on front and back.