Monday, July 18, 2016


Hi, it's a good way to start off. Don't you think? So many times I don't even know what to say to start off a conversation, then those two little letters that spell hi come to my rescue.

Finally got to ink up this Altenew Peony Bouquet stamp set.
I was inspired to create this thanks to CAS(E) this Sketch! Challenge #181

I started off by masking what I didn't what to ink up on that front panel, then inked, stamped and colored the background with ink from a stamp pad and an aqua brush. Then finished the card off by adding the little bubbles, scoring lines at the top and bottom of the middle section and lastly added the die cut " hi"

This was fun, I thought that coloring the background was risky move but I am happy with how it turned out.

Thanks for stopping by : )

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Playing with water colors

I got to do a little stamping and play with water colors. It felt great! Yesterday I was browsing around and this Freshly Made Sketches Challenge # 245 inspire me.  

thanks for stopping by : )

Monday, June 20, 2016

Birthday Invitations

My daughter and I had fun making these invites for her 12th birthday.
We printed them on water color paper, applied water color by applying water color onto an acrylic block (clear stamp acrylic block), then we stamped it onto the water color paper, we flicked the paint brush to add some droplets and once it was dried, I hand wrote the twelve onto them. Evie had so much fun making these invites and specially the water coloring part, I was just her assistant : ) and advisor. It's a small, intimate party...making half a dozen of them and changing the font color for the Evelyn's 12th Birthday line on each invite went pretty quickly.

Fun fact: I actually photographed these two in the car, over my husband's suit coat while drive to church. These two were a couple of Evelyn's favorite and she wanted to hand them to her friends that day, this past Sunday.

Owl Pin Cushion

A friend shared this photo below with me. So cute! right? unfortunately the link had a template but no instructions. I went on searching, and came across this tutorial, which is how I made the owl you see above. Now this tutorial is not in English but the pictures show the steps really well, so I think you will be ok too just following the picture tutorial. I really liked the yarn touch on these below so I simply rolled up some yarn, using three fingers for the length that I wanted, I tucked the yarn in the fold that you will create to saw the nose, then I snipped the yarn, but if you leave it rolled it looks cool too, I almost didn't cut it for mine : )

Thanks for stopping by, happy sewing : )

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Mother's Lotion Labels

I was asked to make jar labels or tags for a Mother & Daughter DIY lotion Activity. Sounds wonderful doesn't it?

These above are the labels that I came up with, I made these labels by designing and cutting them using my handy dandy silhouette cameo electronic cutting machine. I printed them on this Silhouette Printable Sticker Clear Paper. After having read some comments about using this paper I did as one suggested, to set your printer preferences to glossy photo paper, that did make a big difference. The text came out more solid and saturated than in the standard paper option. My photo doesn't give it justice...I don't think I did the best job keeping the camera still.
I am happy to share the silhouette file, this is my first time sharing a file so I hope this works, Click Here for Silhouette Studio File.

I also created a  PDF printable version, I made these tag below by printing them on cardstock and running them through my Cuttlebug using a tag die but you can also cut then out with a paper trimmer or scissors and punch a hole and you got a tag. Click Here for a PDF printable version. Have Fun!
Click on photos for a better look
Thanks so much for stopping, let me know that you think. If this works out I would love to keep sharing files of this that I create.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Twirling Delight

The most fun part of sewing a circle skirt for my daughter is watching her twirl in it and keep on twirling.
Why is it called a circle skirt? because the cut of the main section of the skirt is cut in a circle shape then you cut another circle right in the center of that circle shape for the waist, once your skirt is finished and you twirl, the skirt lifts right up and spins in a delightful circle. As you will notice in the tutorials it also drapes beautifully when you are not spinning : ).

Have you heard of  Dana from Made Everyday? I made this skirt following her you tube tutorial here. This skirt is of made knit stretchy material which allowed me to forgo elastic for the waist and use the same fabric for the waist band much you would make one for a Maxi skirt. Ashley at Makeit-Lovelit shares a great tutorial on how she made the skirts for her girls by making a yoga waistband. Which is how I made the waist band for this skit except I didn't make it wide for a fold over design.

This fabric was designed and produced exclusively for JOANN Fabrics and crafts stores.

Thanks for stopping by and have great weekend.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Paper Flowers

The other day I had way too much fun making these flowers for a project for my church, then as I was taking a couple of pictures of them, an I idea popped in my head. I have to say it was one of those little things that made really happy. It's s tiny video /slide show that I shared on Instagram Spring Flower Video. Enjoy!

I made the flowers with the help of my Silhouette Cameo Electronic Paper Cutter Machine and then I curled the petals with the blades of scissors just like you would use them for curling ribbon.

Spring is just such a happy time of the year.

Thanks for stopping by!