Thursday, May 6, 2010
I used one of my newest toys... glue rub-ons from We R Memory Keepers with foil rubbed onto the glue - you can see how it catches the light. There are several different colors of foil, glitter and flock and I bought 12 sets of rub-ons since they were on sale for $1 each (90% off!)
Last month I made some little treat bags for Easter using the bird die cut from my new old machine:
And a set of thank you cards with Stampin' Up! paper, ric rac, and felt bird die cuts with a rhinestone eye:
Last fall my friend Jodee showed me a countdown calendar she'd made so I made this one in anticipation of baby Aspen:
Sunday, April 25, 2010
This red one was made to match a red sweater that should fit her in the fall, out of a burlap wire-edged ribbon. You pull the wire from one end of the ribbon and scrunch it on one side and then wind it around in a spiral and glue it.
A few months ago I bought an old school Sizzix from a Craigslist post. It cuts felt and some fabrics - for thinner fabrics I had to add a fusible webbing to the back, this also helps it to not fray. This one is made from a microfiber faux suede so it doesn't fray anyway and didn't need the fusible backing. I thought it would look good with fall colors.
This is a small green silk ranunculus with a fabric-covered brad - these are so perfect for flower centers, this one is satin with little rhinestones on it.
I love this one because it goes with a lot of her outfits. Again it's a silk flower with a satin-covered brad.
This felt flower I bought pre-made (as a scrapbooking embellishment) and it has a sequin flower center. All I did was glue a ribbon-covered alligator clip to the back!
I made this daffodil months ago looking forward to Spring, and I love how it looks with the striped metal brad center.
I made this from a silk gardenia with a rhinestone brad for Aspen's blessing outfit.
I made this butterfly to match a shirt I bought with a similar butterfly on it... I'm not sure I like it but it was good to try out some different stitches. I free-cut the brown and I would definitely use a template or something next time. I bought a butterfly die cut that works great for felt and the most recent one looks much better (I'll have to post a picture later).
These are just ribbon (American Crafts 3/8" grossgrain) on the clips. Right now since Aspen doesn't really have hair I just clip the flowers and things onto a headband, but later I think it will be cute to use matching pairs of clips on pig tails, etc.
I made these with a pink velvet ribbon and brown velvet flower ribbon and added tiny rhinestone centers.
This owl is a little weird... again I made it to match a shirt I bought and I thought it would be cute with googly eyes, but... I don't know.
Generally I don't like yellow (does this mean I'm not a happy person?) but I like the look of these silk flowers with the striped satin brads, especially if she has medium-dark brown hair.
This felt flower I had already and I added a rubber button and some stitching with embroidery floss.
The blue felt flower is from Creative Imaginations and the brown ones I cut myself.
These velvet flowers came in a set of scrapbooking embellishments with matching rhinestone brads included.
There are actually tons more that I've made and I'm just starting to make rolled fabric flowers and the ones with the singed edges... I've been watching tutorials online and playing around with what I have at home. I really love to try new things with all kinds of materials and hairclips give me the perfect outlet!
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Simple & basic!
PS- I've had several people ask me about my B&W and how I process them. I use the Mocha action on most of them. Some people also had questions about the PP'ing on the picture of Abrie a few posts down (the one with the cheesy grin). I used my Vintage Gold action on those ones.
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Check out the color saturation in these pix:
Or maybe it just makes me want to have a daughter like this (what a sweet, adorable girl!)
And here is an awesome tutorial on how another one of her inspirations edited this picture:
There is so much more, I would definitely recommend for everyone to do a little blog stalking and see what we can come up with!
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Sports (fast shutter) setting
I tried to take some pix of myself with the brown drape as a background and natural light. I was going to do a scrapbook page using the colors from my gloves for the CKHOF contest, but I didn't (but I did enter... wish me luck!)
So there are 14 pix and I'm going to call myself caught up. Starting today I'll do the picture a day with the rest of you.