Saturday, August 30, 2008

My Scor-Pal & Awards

It's been awhile since I've updated, no? I've been so busy crafting and creating that I haven't had a chance to sit and go through pics and to blog. I apologize - to all 5 of you :) - my faithful readers. But stay tuned! I'm working on a bunch of new entries with lots of projects and pictures! First things first - I was awarded some awards!!!! How neat-o is that?

Erica from One Creative Life gave me the Brillante Bog award.

And Mary K awarded me the "I Love Your Blog" award.

Thanks so much ladies... I'm gonna be a rebel and just say to check out my blog roll for my most commmonly read/most inspiring blogs!

In other news... I finally was able to get a Scor-Pal. I'll admit I opted to wait for a coupon from Archiver's. It makes me feel better when I get a bargain. So once I got it home and unwrapped - it was off to the web to discover all the cool things you can do with it.

One of my first creations with the Scor-Pal ws to make a lattice pattern to dress up a card base. I used SU! Very Vanilla. Then all I did was attach as a focal point, an ATC from our PTI ATC Swap. I used one from Regandags, perfect for a baby card for one of my husband's co-workers. So easy-peasy!

Fine Print: (From Regandags)
Stamps: PTI Mixed Messages, My Punny Valentine, Polka Dot basics
Paper: PTI White, Lemon Tart
Ink: PTI Lemon Tart, Dark Chocolate
Accessories: Offray Ribbon, Oval nestabilites, Swiss Dots folder, Tiny Tags

Thanks for looking!!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Oh Baby!

Gosh my friend has gotten a ton of "air" time on my blog. I made her a card when we found out she was pregnant, then another card b/c she was so sick early in her pregnancy, I made her baby shower invites, and now a card for her present!

I used a sketch from Amy Rysavy, for some reason I really like her sketches... I got the idea to paper piece the baby buggy from our PTI Baby ATC swap... Thanks Charlene (Willow01)!

Stay tuned for a baby shower banner... kekeke, I made that too. Just forgot to take pictures before I gave it to my friend who's hosting. I'll take some this weekend to share with y'all!

Fine Print:
Stamps: PTI Bitty Baby Blessings, Polka Dot Basics, Borders & Corners Monogram Edition
Paper: PTI Spring moss, DarkChocolate; SU Bordering Blue, So Saffron; Autumn Leaves Shangri-La DP
Ink: PTI Dark Chocolate, Versamark
Accessories: SU! Wild Wasabi DS Grossgrain, SU! Scallop Punch, Marvy Jumbo Circle punch

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Sew Pretty!

If you didn't know... I'm famous :). Hahahaha... just kidding... but check this and this out!! Ain't that SO cool?? It's cool too cuz I got like 100 hits in ONE day. I know that's chump change for some of you but for someone where 1/2 the hits are from yourself... that's a BIG deal :).

Anyways, if you check out that first link, it's to Lisa Johnson's blog and you can see that she was at the Marvy booth at CHA the whole time. She was showcasing their new Fabric Paint Pens and we got to decorate canvas bags with them using her Flower Garden set. That inspired me to do something similar.
I used the stamp as a template to embroider a few things. I've NEVER done this before, cross sticth, yes, but embroider, no. Lisa's design TOTALLY lends itself to it though.
I first embroidered my digital camera case. I liked the case but didn't like the lettering on it so I thought I'd cover it up. I stamped the flower with white craft ink and the threads eventually covered it all up. What do you think? Not bad for my first time, no? It was kinda hard b/c the fabric was stretchy and if you pulled to hard, you squished the design. You can tell I'm not that consistent but I got the hang of it for the next project.

This was for a canvas bag for my MIL for her to take to doctor's visits. See, I improved!! :) I was going to do a lot more but my hand started hurting so I figured simple was better :P.

Thanks for looking!