Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
I created this for 2 challenges.... Flourishes challenged us to use Dollies....and the only one I had was in my 5yr old's craft box, so I stole that one and since it was a heart, it is good for the anniversery card I was making. I used the sketch from the Papertake Weekly Challenge for my design.
All sponging done in Holtz distress ink linen....I only have walnut and linen and use them all the time....need to put together a list for my husband and get some new colors....would make good stocking stuffers...hmmm....shopping and emailing will comence tonight after kids are asleep!
Ribbon from michaels
Flourishes image of the lilacs (which my mil loves), cut out in spellbinders Label 8
colored in copics....bv00,02,04,08 for flowers..YG63,67 for leaves
Patterned paper from paper studio mirabelle paper stack...this stack is great because a ton of the colors match the linen ink from tim holtz that I use so much!
Sentiment is from Gina K and is embossed in black
thanks for looking!
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
I just made this card for the Pixie Cottage Challege. I was practicing shadding on the hair and skin from a tutorial since I am not the best. I like the way she turned out. My husband could even tell which way the light was shining on her, so I am improving. I didn't shade her dress, I like to keep cards a little simple.
Image is sugar nellie gorjuss girl colored with copics--stamped in momento ink on papertrey cs--cut out with spellbinders oval and scallop oval. the colored cs is SU and papered paper is unknow stack from michaels. Cuttlebug folder for embossing swiss dots.
Ribbon is satin from ribbons and bows oh my and the metal spiral is from a kit I got from the angel company.
I didn't add a sentiment because I am not sure what I will use her for, but have lots of gals in my life so she won't be wasted!
Friday, November 19, 2010
I rather liked the way this came out. Loving he black and purple. I am thinking of adding black faux stitching on the lavendar cs, both at the top and at the scallop part also.
SU cardstock, copic coloring...(abiet sad shading job, just couldn't get it to blend!) Unknown stack summer patterned paper. Will make some little gal a very great birthday card!
Also entered into the Cute Card Thursday challenge sketch
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Sunday, November 14, 2010
I made these thank yous for my mother to use since she has run out. She needs alot for my sister's memorial service last week. So I had to keep them simple and not too much extra things on them so I could make several. I also used up scraps that I found around, so there are several different variations of this.
Friday, November 12, 2010
Lola from Kraftin Kimmie is the Image stamped in Memento ink and colored in with copics.
Tempting Turquoise cs from stampin up is embossed with cuttlebug folder.
Friday, September 24, 2010
Thursday, September 9, 2010
woven, I did knit....from chezami.com
I left off the frills of the sides and the pocket.
I gathered pocket and did a binding on a woven twill from chezami.com also.
I have yet to add the buttons, to see what I can find. I might go with either plastic or open ring
I have not finished the bottoms....because it is now finished and she is sound asleep.
Since this romper is actually made to be shorts, I lengthened it myself and don't know how close I came....
If they are a good length, I will do a rolled hem and do elastic thread shirring 2-3" deep at the bottom like in the new ottobre 04/10....I think it would look cute.
If they are too short, I will take some of that solid woven aqua twill and make cuffs. I will make them wide enough to make the pants a normal length--and gather the legs into he cuffs making a ballooning look....
Tight pants don't look good on her right now with her poofy, fluffy cloth diaper bottom, billowing pants are what looks best! Thanks for looking!
Friday, August 20, 2010
Oh...and Thanks to my 5 yr old for taking the picture! :) I was talking when she took it, so that is why my face is so wonky! :)
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
I did a few more steps on the "Barbara" ladies top from the Ottobre Women issue 2/2010. I am almost finished, might be able to finish it tomorrow.
A visit to Walmart helped me get boxes (file type) to fill up for each kid with their "creations" through the years. A few boxes to contain Alex's Little Pet shop stuff....
Finally, we went to Hobby Lobby and got two things...a photo box and a frame for our family picture....which we have had since mother's day...yep, I am really behind. :)
The photo box is now filled with picures that are ready and identified by year/month so I can scrapbook. I am only half done with this project, but am started and when I have it all organized, it will be much easier for me to be able to scrapbook them all. If I am organized and can only do one topic at a time, I am more likely to get it done....plus I want to make sure that I have all the pictures I need for it. I still have to find a few pictures from my husband's sd cards and possibly his computer....but them I will have them all organized on the backup harddrive and will have them all uploaded and ready to buy from snapfish. I am thinking I will buy the all at once from snapfish considering that you get free shipping over $30 and I already have 200 in the cart and it is growing!
I belive that my DH already went and put the family picture into the frame....
For tomorrow--fill the boxes with kid stuff and try to get things hung on the wall. If I get those things done, a bunch of clutter will be gone and that is the goal!
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Okay, so lilly is sporting an Ottobre summer edition "toffee" top and "hennia" pants. Didn't go great, but I have had compliments on it and I guess it is decent.
Here is my crazy Kindergardener Alex(andra) sporting her mama made swimsuit...bound with FOE, material from www.chezami.com (whom is now having a super sale....but I don't know if I am going to get any...ah....I don't need any, I don't need any!!!)
Both are Ottbre patterns, a tank and undies combo--but it worked! :)
And finally, I haven't left out my little man....Isaac--going to preschool for the first time next month....he is 3 and in love with super heros--so I made his Tshirt with Joanne fabric of BUzz lightyear and his shorts too....both from ottobre--"Ahoy" shorts and "snug fit" Tshirt--some summer issues. both in 92
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
I made a muslim of this dress from the Ottobre sized up for Alex--made from Anglina ballerina fabric that I dislike. I plan on making th real thing for Lilly in the right size in some super cute fabrics that coordinate and do self made bias tape out of a stripes and the body of the dress out of a dots fabric and make an applique of a butterfly on butterfly corrdinating print fabric that matches the other.
Here is the dress I made for alex...she does love it....it is the fabric....for her, she loves it if it twirls, has a beloved character or is pink and princess or butterflies or the such.
This weeks new item: appliques....a batman applique on an ottobre raglan top for Isaac's birthday. Almost done....good thing, because we celebrate tomorrow for his party! The next project will be this same top for Lilly but with an applique and designer fabric!
Beyond that---I am doing Easter dresses and even making a cute outfit for a little boy too!
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Here is the stash of fabric I got from FashionFabricsClub.com
All were under 3.00 and even with some white interock being over the 3.00 mark and shipping, they evened out at under 3.50/yd...pretty good!
Here is the 2 body suits that need snaps yet... the "Puolukka" bodysuits from Ottobre 06/09 and I hope they fit over lilly's head...neck seems small..but I followed the pattern!
A few lessons learned about the coverstitch binder I used as seen below!
Here is the Velour bound binding that looks fine, but I placed the binder to far to the right and it didn't catch the raw edge with the needle on the right side of the fabric...oops, at least it isn't a woven and will ravel, and, well it will be right between her legs, not showing!OOPS, on this one I accidently put the binding on upside down or on the wrong side...again, at least it isn't visible when wearing! :)
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
so...I went online and did some research and found places to buy opi gel polish kits (ebay and amazon), but it was expensive-- ($100 and you still need a uv light), and I wasn't thrilled with color choices at the salon (which are the same as found in the kit). So I started looking at all the other companies and found on ebay and sally beauty supply stores the IBD gel nail polish system.
FYI: I got my uv light and all ibd products on ebay--I got a bonder, clear gel, color gel, top coat
The pictures below and the lessons learned by my husband and myself... (yup, he helped me--he used to be an artist and doesn't mind doing nails--does Alexandra's (4.5yr old) all the time)
1st lesson--NEED LOTS OF LIGHT--there is a reason that salons are bright and they have the spotlight at the manicure table! If you can't see well, you paint against your cuticle and edgewall--which we/I did alot. As seen in the picures.
The chips in the pictures and at the cuticles are from me trying to remove the extra gel stuff over my cuticles and the sidewalls.
Secondly--I put on WAY WAY too much bonder. It is really runny and it will roll down to the sides of your nail as it cures and turn out too thick on the sides and attach to the skin and lift lift lift . I found this website info helpful about bonder and how to apply AND a removal system that isn't the normal "soaking" but wrapping in soaked cotton and foil. I will be trying this as a mom with hands is better then one with her hands stuck in a bowl of acetone!
Next, I finally went looking for any more "at home" tips and had forgotten about Utube! Duh. I found a bunch of videos on applying gel polish. Worth looking there.
Friday, February 26, 2010
HMMM>....now what do I make next...someting to match the orange leggins before they are too small! :)