Petaloo Color Me Crazy & Ranger Ink ~ Altered Clutch

May 17, 2013

I’m hap­py to let you know I’m a guest design­er on the Petaloo Blog, today. This entire week has been their Col­or Me Crazy & Ranger Ink chal­lenge. Cheryl at Petaloo sent me a pack­age of the Petaloo Col­or Me Crazy prod­ucts and asked that I only alter them using Ranger Ink prod­ucts. To see how I cre­at­ed this mini shab­by chic clutch and read how to recre­ate one of your own, hop on over to their blog and check out the tuto­r­i­al I post­ed. This mini shab­by chic clutch is a fun project to make and girls/ladies of all ages will want one of their very own.   Below is a com­plete list of all the man­u­fac­tur­ers and prod­ucts used to recre­ate this project. Petaloo: Col­or Me Crazy Can­vas Fab­ric Flow­ers ~ Shab­by...

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Hi

Jun 9, 2011

Hon­est­ly, this has to be the fastest card I’ve ever cre­at­ed. All I did was machine stitch around the inside edge of the pat­terned paper, dis­tressed and inked the edges with creamy brown ink, attached the fab­ric flow­ers using Fab­ri-Tac, accent­ed the pat­terns with Dia­mond Stick­les, added a 2mm self adhe­sive pearl to each flower cen­ter, put on my sen­ti­ment and BAM… done! That is FAST for me! Prod­ucts used to cre­ate this card are from the Cocoa Daisy June “Cher­ry Soda” Main Kit and “Fruit Smooth­ie” Add On Kit. Just wait until you see tomor­row’s project… you’ll nev­er look at brads the same and will be look­ing for more brads to make sev­er­al more of tomor­row’s fea­tured project. I can­not wait to show you. I want to make LOTS more of these as...

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Creativity Blooms

Apr 12, 2011

It’s time for anoth­er Mem­o­ry Mak­ers Blog Bounce. This time we got to play with all the prod­ucts from the Mak­ing Mem­o­ries Dil­ly Dal­ly Line. This line is per­fect for spring. I real­ly enjoyed play­ing with their Pat­terned Papers, Alpha and Ban­ner Stamps, Stick­ers and Rub On Pack, Alpha Shim­mer Stick­ers, Glit­ter Paper Flow­ers, Fab­ric Flow­ers and Die Cut But­ter­flies. They are per­fect to cre­ate spring cards, tags and projects. Once I got start­ed cre­at­ing I kept think­ing of oth­er cute things I could make and kept going and going. Real­ly the Dil­ly Dal­ly Line is so inspir­ing. If you want a chance to win a won­der­ful Dil­ly Dal­ly Give­away click here to find out more. I cre­at­ed a spring card using the pat­terned papers, stamp set and stick­ers. I cut the bird out...

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I survived…

Apr 4, 2011

Bare­ly, but I did sur­vive the tap­ing of two videos Fri­day, while in Cincin­nati. Glad that is over. But I do believe you are going to like the tuto­ri­als and now I know how I want to do some for my blog. Once they fin­ish per­form­ing mir­a­cles in the edit­ing room they will send me the videos to share with all of you. The week was super awe­some and I am so excit­ed to see this book come togeth­er. While talk­ing to every­one there about the design and lay­out I could final­ly pic­ture it com­ing togeth­er in my head. I’m going to be so proud of this book. It is exact­ly how I hoped it would be. Before I left for Cincin­nati I made a few fab­ric flow­ers and thought I would show you...

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If you know me you figured…

Apr 17, 2010

it was only a mat­ter of time before I start­ed try­ing to cre­ate some of these fab­ric flow­ers Jes­si­ca and I made out of crepe paper. To start all you need is a strip of crepe paper (I used pale pink) approx. 24″ in length. Fold it in 1/2 length wise. Using scal­lop scis­sors trim the non-fold­ed edge. Thread a sewing nee­dle with embroi­dery floss and begin gath­er­ing the crepe paper along the fold­ed seam of the crepe paper. Once you get to the oppo­site end of the strip even out the gath­ers. Now begin rolling the crepe paper tight­ly at first then a lit­tle less as you go along until you reach the end. You can added a small dot of liq­uid adhe­sive along the way or wait until the entire strip has...

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Heading home

Apr 15, 2010

Jes­si­ca and I fin­ished our last project yes­ter­day. I can’t believe I head home this after­noon. This was one fast paced week. The sneak peek of the sam­pler album uses one of the fab­ric flow­ers we made ear­li­er in the week. I think accent­ing the flower with the vin­tage bot­tle cap worked out per­fect­ly. You will be see­ing more of this album in the near future. And Jes­si­ca and I thought you might enjoy this pho­to of our cre­ative mess… cre­at­ing is so much more fun than putting up. We made a huge mess but fun was had and that was all the...

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Another day of flowers

Apr 14, 2010

Are you tired of see­ing flow­ers? I sure hope not because Jes­si­ca and I are hav­ing a blast mak­ing them. The flow­ers shown below are made out of sev­er­al dif­fer­ent kinds of mate­r­i­al. Thank­ful­ly, Jes­si­ca is the fab­ric queen and made the selec­tions. If not I would still be stand­ing in the fab­ric sec­tion try­ing to make up my mind as there were too many col­ors and tex­tures. Talk about sen­so­ry over­load. Hon­est­ly, it would have tak­en me for­ev­er… she just said, “How about these col­ors and tex­tures?” And I quick­ly replied back with “Per­fect, looks great to me.” Jes­si­ca found the tuto­r­i­al on how to make these flow­ers on the Sew 4 Fun blog. You real­ly need to check it out. I think you will love cre­at­ing them. They are anoth­er real­ly easy flower to cre­ate. The...

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Flowers, dish towels and lemon bars

Apr 13, 2010

Okay here are some more flow­ers Jes­si­ca and I cre­at­ed. Be on the look­out for some new tuto­ri­als com­ing your way soon. These shown below are so fun to make. This is a zip­per flower we made using a white zip­per and mist. And here are the fab­ric flow­ers we cre­at­ed to accent Jes­si­ca’s ban­ner. You can find the tuto­r­i­al to make your own on the Sew 4 Fun blog. We made 12 flow­ers then made our­selves stop. We could have gone on for­ev­er. These flow­ers are super fun and easy to make. Notice the yel­low and green seam bind­ing… we dyed and crin­kled it… anoth­er tuto­r­i­al head­ed your way soon. The flow­ers are all made in the qui­et of the night so dur­ing the day we do fun stuff like go to Anthro­polo­gie. I thought these dish...

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You know the story…

Apr 12, 2010

“Give A Mouse A Cook­ie” well this is what hap­pens when you give two friends rib­bon, fab­ric, a sewing machine, one free hour and Rebec­ca Sow­er. Jes­si­ca and I are hav­ing a blast mak­ing these flow­ers. And just a lit­tle FYI… this is a great way to use up your rib­bon scraps. That is if you are like me, I keep every lit­tle piece. Now I have a super cool project to use them in. Warn­ing: These flow­ers are extreme­ly addict­ing to make. Once you start you do not want to stop. We also cre­at­ed a gor­geous ban­ner using some of the fam­i­ly pho­tos I took. It took us two days to fin­ish it and it is won­der­ful… yes fab­ric flow­ers on this one too… as soon as I take some pho­tos of it I will...

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