Monday, February 28, 2011

oh sew sweet

I made a card for a swap I was in with the oh so talented control freaks using a few different things from the "oh sew suite" suite in the SU! occasions mini catalog. there were too many great choices, I couldn't limit myself to just one! I love the embosslit for the buttons. I can see so many things to do with that, I just need the time to play. the paper is great, the fabric, wow! I think the pom poms are so darn cute. I wanted to have my main piece look like a sewing table (like mine would always be, things stacked, jumbled around, messy).
I was really happy with how it turned out. next time I'll tell you how I did the pattern pieces and the scissors. super fun and easy! thanks for visiting again, it's been WAY too long for me!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

mug shot

just found this picture and thought it'd be great to add as louie's "mug" shot!

"bone" folder

I was talking to patty about this the other day, and I think I've blogged it in the past, but just wanted to bring it back for a smile. dear sweet louie got ahold of this one day and added his own special touch to it. thankfully I have others, but in a pinch, I think it'd still work. I'd never have to worry about someone else claiming it, even with out the initials on top!

colored rhinestones

while playing one day, I really wanted a different colored rhinestone for a card I was working on. I tried to make one with our SU! markers, but being water-based, the color came right off on my fingers (then I was really happy it was water-based). I tried reinkers with crystal effects, but all I got was a mess. I finally found that permanent markers work super fast and easy, and now I can have any color I want, they stay sparkly, take no time to dry, and I can make just as many as I need with no leftovers to get lost! I had a huge selection from a set I got at an office supply store, and pretty much every color turns out well. the lighter ones are pretty subtle, but against a white card, I think they'd show up ok.