Friday, April 25, 2014

Milestone Birthday – 3 years old – B03a

A fellow stamper had made covers for date books for co-workers some time ago with the receivers initial on it instead of the #.  I took her idea and turned it into a card.  I made the #3 in Word then mirrored it. To do that, Right click on the text box – choose Format Shape – choose 3D Rotation in the left pane – change the X setting to 180 – click OK.  It is done! The ‘years old’ was also done on the computer.  I hand drew the tag.

Today's the day we get to say
We're happy you were born--Hooray!

Happy 3rd birthday!

Cardstock: Creative Memories, white, Chocolate Chip.

Ink: Chocolate Chip.

Accessories: Drywall tape, eyelet, ribbon, mounts, sponge.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Sewing – Sewing Machine Cushion

Another find on Pinterest!  I love it as I always end up with a pile of pins lying around the sewing machine or my other trick is I leave my regular pin cushion on the kitchen table!

I measured the flat part of the front of my sewing machine which was about 3” tall x 4.5” wide.

So I cut my fabric 5.25” x 6” to allow for seam allowances.  Press under the short ends about ¼”.

Lightly press in half with wrong sides together.

Wrap ¾” elastic around the sides and back of the sewing machine.  Add 4” onto that measurement and cut.

Cut that 4” off.  Now you have 2 pieces.

Pin elastics about half way between the folded and pressed lines.

Pin and sew both side seams.  Just be careful not to catch the elastic tails.

Sew about 1” of the top closed from both ends.  Wrapping the corners helps make a nice point.

It should look like this now.

Stuff with steel wool.  Did you know that steel wool is supposed to sharpen pins and needles?

Stitch hole closed.

Wrap your pin cushion around your machine to make a snug fit.  You may have to trim off some of the elastic.  Attach Velcro to each end of the elastic.

Attach it to your sewing machine and you will always have a pincushion right at the most convenient spot.

You can turn it to the inside of your sewing machine if that is more convenient!  Isn't it just the simplest things that make life so much easier?

Friday, April 18, 2014

Milestone Birthday – 2 years old – B02d

Found this card by Dana.  Really liked it so I copied it (my favorite thing to do!).  I used the wing from the Bird Builder punch for the flame and sponged it with Pumpkin Pie.  I put glitter glue on the top part of it and while it was still wet, dipped it in Dazzling Diamonds.  The stripe paper was cut at 2.5x4”; the dots at 3x2.5” and the white at 2x3.5”.  The candles were cut at a half inch wide by 2” long.  I tapered the tops a bit before mounting them on to Kraft cs. I used the Soft Suede marker to join the candle and flame. No stamps were used.  A poem for a 2 year old card.

Today you are two and changing each day

More fun to chat with and more fun to play

You run around laughing and say funny things

Not knowing the fun your being here brings!

You spread such joy to the whole family

As we watch you change on your way to being three!

Cardstock: Delicate Dots DSP from SAB 2009, Kraft, So Saffron, white.

Ink: Pumpkin Pie.

Accessories: sponge, Very Vanilla grosgrain ribbon, Soft Suede marker, glitter glue, Dazzling Diamonds.

Punches: Bird Builder,

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Craft - A Quick Yarn Pompom

Cut a piece of yarn about 12” long and set aside.  Wrap yarn around your middle and index fingers about 30 times.

With the yarn still on your fingers, wrap the 12” around the pompom in between your fingers.  Tie once loosely.

Replace your fingers with a pencil at both ends.  Now, tie the 12” yarn tightly around in a double knot.

Follow the pencil with your scissors, remove the pencil and cut the loops.  Repeat with the other pencil.

Fluff carefully.  Trim with scissors if any yarn pieces are hanging out awkwardly.  This made about a 3” pompom using Boa yarn by Bernat.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Milestone Birthday – 2 years old – B02c

Not sure whose card I Cased for this but it sure turned out cute eh?  Here is a little something for the inside of the card.

Two years old and still growing

Your antics are endlessly charming

Your gibberish lingo is so adorable

Sweetheart, you are so special

Happy 2nd birthday.

Cardstock: Mellow Moss, So Saffron, Brocade Blue, White.

Punch: Modern label.

Ink: Mellow Moss, So Saffron, Brocade Blue.

Accessories: Top Note die, mounts, sponge, Nesties scallop circle, Stampin Around Dilly Dolly jumbo wheel.

Stamp: Animal Stories, Warmest Regards, #2 stamp was bought at Walmart.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

SU232 Happy Easter Owl Card

This year, baby owls are being hatched instead of chicks!  I used the egg from the Wagon Full of Fun stamp set and cut it apart.  This was a color combo suggestion from The Color Lab.  I used Wild Wasabi instead of their suggested Gumball Green as I didn’t have Gumball Green.

Stamps: Wagon Full of Fun, Wacky Wishes.

Paper: Daffodil Delight, Rose Red, Blushing Bride, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White.

Ink: Daffodil Delight, Rose Red.

Accessories: Photo Corner Punch, mounts, Daffodil Delight marker, sponge, Owl Builder Punch, Swiss Dots EF, Sizzlets leaves.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Milestone Birthday – 2 years old – B02b

Not much to this card except a lot of cutting and doodling!  I free handed everything except the tag.  No stamps, no ink!  Here is a little something for the inside of the card.

I hope you have enjoyed your first two years on earth. Life is yet to begin and once it does, you will grow up to be a very loving and genuine individual, just like your parents. Happy 2nd Birthday!

Cardstock: White, Real Red, Glorious Green. Summer Sun, Mint, printed paper is from my stash.

Accessories: Coluzzle tag, ribbon, eyelet, decorative scissors, black marker.

Punches: ½” circle and a smaller one.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Milestone Birthday – 2 years old – B02a

Here is the beginning of the 2 year old cards.  I don’t know the name of the Swirly wheel I used but it is by SU!.  I did a little Faux Stitching.  Here is a poem for a 2 year old that I got off the net.

Turning two is a big task

Growing up is a big ask

Being a baby is all fun and play

Growing up makes the fun go away

Enjoy this year as you turn two

Of innocence these are the years few

Happy 2nd birthday

Cardstock: Barely Banana, Mellow Moss, Chocolate Chip, White, Spring Flowers DSP (2006/07).

Ink: Chocolate Chip, Mellow Moss,

Stamp: Party This Way,

Accessories: sponge, Birthday Candles jumbo wheel, Chocolate EP, Versamark, Chocolate Chip marker, Stylized Flowers EF, Deja Views stencil called 2” Spunky, silver cord, mounts, Swirly jumbo wheel.

Punches: 1/16” hole,

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