My first clean and simple or CAS card challenge entry of the year.
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Saturday, January 30, 2016
My daughter's name is Tabitha and her friends call her Tabs. She wanted a monogram of sorts and we decided on her nickname for her new shades. I was a little worried if it would cut this small on my Silhouette cameo without this special blade everyone has been raving over. I have used the same blade that came with my machine and it still turned out fantastic!
Sunday, January 24, 2016
Yesterday, I joined The Outlawz Challenge Paper A La Mode, and my
first card of the year is this cutie patootie! I colored her with Copic
markers, used Ruby Slippers stickles on the heart she is holding, liquid
pearls on the little dots behind her, and the card cut out design is a
Silhouette Cameo file that you can find in the Silhouette store!
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Hello crafty friends! Today for the first time I refilled a few of my Copic markers. I had one issue where the tip was so dried out it was like a rock for a good hour until I decided I would just replace the tip. I searched high and low across the internet for my issue even posted a what to do question in Copic marker Facebook group, but after 20 minutes of my post going unanswered across the web my patience grew thin and that is when I reached the decision to just change out the tip. Within seconds the ink filled the tip and I was in business. Your probably wondering what it has to do with this posted picture. As you see in the pic there are polka dots all over image. Why? One of the markers I refilled today decided as soon as I was done using it to drop a droplet of ink onto my image. At first, I was like "Grrrrr", but then I just went for it and started putting polka dots everywhere!
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Monday, January 18, 2016
Last night I decided to try my luck at personalizing a pillow pet. It turned out great! All the heat press ladies were talking about how they buy hundreds of pillow pets at a time from their local Dollar Tree. I was lucky to have found 3 left and I only took one to play with so that I could make my Great Niece her very own!
Sunday, January 17, 2016
Saturday, January 16, 2016
Friday, January 15, 2016
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
I use to be on the Digistamps4Joy design team and I had made the above card for one of the challenges. I was great at making the cards or card fronts but actually putting them into an entire card was the issue. So for this blog posting I wanted to show you how using my Silhouette Sketch pens I finished the above card with a customized greeting and signature.
Thursday, January 7, 2016
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Monday, January 4, 2016
Yesterday, I decided to dust off the SE-400 Brother Embroidery machine and play. I found an old handkerchief and I knew my Dad uses hankies so I decided to monogram his initials. It did not come easy by any means. I hadn't checked my bobbin before starting and half way through the monogram my bobbin ran out. The worst part is even after looking at the diagram I managed to reinsert my bobbin upside down and the monogram did not turn out well.
I found this phrase and thought that would be perfect on the wall by my sewing area. I could not get it to stick to the wall and it is suppose to be wall vinyl from Hobby Lobby. I decided to attempt placing it on a piece of acrylic painters paper and I had a great bit of difficulty trying to do so. As you can see by the word, always above it was a difficult task,. Oh well at least it is on something and I didn't wast the vinyl phrase!
Sunday, January 3, 2016
After a couple trial and errors making this design I finally had one turn out perfect! My Dad has always been the guy to have a hanky in his pocket. So I thought what would be more fitting than a custom monogrammed hanky?
First off I ran out of bobbin thread during my first attempt so after I changed the bobbin I had issues with the loopity loo's and how thick the thread was coming out onto the hanky versus the way it went so smoothly on the first try. I found out that on my SE-400 Embroidery machine I had put my bobbin in upside down! I even looked at the picture drawings and thought I was doing it right. The great thing about Facebook there are a lot of groups to ask questions so I posted this picture and asked what am I doing wrong. That is when I found out that my bobbin may be in wrong. Flipped that baby over changed out the thread just to have the same color spool as the bobbin. I was so pleased to see that it was not the machine.
Saturday, January 2, 2016
For my best friends' sons Christmas present I made this adorable friendly little purple dragon scarf! I merged two patterns I found online and changed what were horns into ears and gave him some hair to make him look just that much friendlier! My only complaint would be that he is not quite long enough and if I were to actually expect anyone to use this as a scarf I would make it longer, otherwise I think any child would love to have him as a companion!
Want to make your own dragon the FREE pattern is located here http://sixlittlemice.blogspot.com.au/2013/08/dragon-scarf-pattern.html
Friday, January 1, 2016
I would like to start this post by saying Happy New Year! What better way to start the New Year with a post about what you might need while making your New Years dinner. I am talking about this beautiful Snowflake Hotpad! I made this hotpad for my partner in the Winter Themed monthly hotpad swap. You cannot tell in the photos but the blue yarn has sparkles and it just pulls at me and I seriously do not want to give it up! But I am going to, I can always make another right?