Sunday, July 29, 2012

Alphabet Challenge

I'm part of a challenge group to create a card each week using a selected alphabet letter that another member of the group selects each Wednesday.  The letter this week was the letter L.  I found this cute ladybug stamp from DRS Designs at a stamp show this past March and couldn't resist getting it!  The oval dies are from Lifestyle Crafts Lace Ovals.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Yellow Butterfly

Card created for Joan's Gardens challenge to:

■Make a butterfly card
■Use green and yellow
■Use something from nature (for instance a fern)
■Have at least 3 layers

The challenge can be found here:  http://www.atjoansgardens.com/




Sunday, July 15, 2012

Pin Cushion

Created my first ever pin cushion!  I "studied" several different YouTube videos on how to make a pin cushion and combined the details of what I thought I could do to create one!  The frame is from the Michaels dollar spot.  I removed the back of the frame, took a square of fabric, stuffed it with fiberfill, then hand-basted around the outer edge of the fabric, put a 2 inch square of cardstock inside the fabric over the fill before I pulled it closed.  Then hot glued the backside of the fiber-filled fabric to a piece of cardstock then ran a bead of hotglue around the opening of the frame, stuffed the filled-fabric into it, hotglued the cardstock to the back of the frame then used my adhesive gun to adhere the frame stand I had removed from the opening originally.  Whew!  It took me several tries to get it they way I wanted it, but am pleased with the result.  Now, to make 4 more for a tagged textiles swap hosted by stampingooddeeds on SCS!