Saturday, January 13, 2018

Cross Stitching Stand

Hi all!  I haven't been posting lately because I've been so busy with life and my current obsession - cross stitching!  I've made a couple of PVC stands to hold my works to stitch on and thought I'd share my favorite one with you all.  Here it is with my current WIP on it (on an 11" X 17" Q-Snap frame):


 And here it is without the WIP on it so you can see how it all goes together:


You basically just need PVC pipes and joint pieces from the hardware store.  I used the 1/2" pipes and matching joints.  I would also recommend a PVC cutter.  They're not that expensive and really make cutting the pipes a breeze!

Here's a pic of all the pieces (with measurements) I used to make my current favorite stand:


As you can also see from the pic, I used 2 T joints, 4 elbow joints, and 2 caps.

Here's an alternative was to make the legs to make it more sturdy (but it does take up more space):


BTW - that 11.5" piece is there to hold your piece at the preferred angle.  If I don't put that extra piece in, the work just hangs straight down.  Here's a pic from the back showing how it holds up the frame:


To actually hold the Q-Snap frame to the stand, I used these clamps from Amazon.  I used zip ties to hold them to the stand:


I used one really long zip tie and 2 small ones for each clamp.  First, I tied the long one around the pipe and tightened it (not all the way).  Then I used the 2 small ones to tie the clamp to the long tie - one in front of the hinge and one behind so they can't fall off.  Once everything was tied together, I tightened up the ties all the way.   I put the clamp in the middle in case I use any of my smaller Q-Snap frames, like my 11" X 11" one.

So there you go.  I didn't cement mine together because I like that I can disassemble it to store.  If you have any questions, please leave a comment.  I hope you like this idea and TFL!

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Planner Street

Hi all!  You may know that my new obsession is planning and traveler's notebooks (or TNs) and everything that goes with, like stickers.  I've been buying a TON of stuff for my TN and just discovered the most adorable store - Planner Street.   They have the cutest stickers and stamps and die cuts and I had to place a giant order.  I'm not affiliated or anything, just love their stuff so I decided to make a haul video and share a couple things I made.  Here it is:


And here are some quick pics of my haul:




So check them out and hopefully you'll love them as much as I do! 

Saturday, September 16, 2017

I'm back with a "junk" journal!

Hi everybody!  I'm sorry for my long absence - I lost my stamping mojo so haven't been posting or making videos.  BUT I have been crafting - just not with stamps.  I discovered the wonderful world of Traveler's Notebooks and "junk" journals and have one to share with you today.  Here's the flip through:



Hope you like it and TFL!

Friday, May 26, 2017

Unity & My Sweet Petunia Blog Hop


Hi all and welcome to my stop on the Unity and My Sweet Petunia Blog Hop!  If you've been following the hop, you should have come from Angie's blog.  If you just happened by my blog, you'll want to go back to the My Sweet Petunia blog so you don't miss a stop (links are listed down below).

I wanted to share a super fast, fun project today - pre-decorated envelopes using the adorable Happy Snail Mail set:


You can either mail cards in them, or notes, or letters.  They're so great to just grab and go!  And of course using your MISTI makes them really fast and easy to create!  Then I just did some quick coloring with a few colored pencils and they're done!

Why yes, there are prizes to be won: comment on every blog on the hop and you'll be entered to win one of three Unity prize packs or your choice of Original or Mini MISTI!!  Please leave all comments by May 30 at noon Central time.  Winners will be posted on both the Unity Blog and the My Sweet Petunia blogs on May 31st.

Here's the full list of stops on the hop:

Unity Blog

And now it's time for you to check out the blog of the amazing Kary Lim, but before you go don't forget to leave me a comment!  Happy hopping!

Friday, April 21, 2017

SugarPea Designs & My Sweet Petunia Blog Hop


Hi all & welcome to my stop on the SugarPea Designs & My Sweet Petunia Blog Hop!

Today I have a quick post for you with a super quick and simple card:



Once again I stamped in a circle, this time with the 2 little banana images.  Then I die cut a heart, colored it matching red with Copics, and stamped a sentiment with Versafine ink.  I poked a hole through my circle and background paper and attached them together with a brad.  The heart is then stuck on top with a little foam dot, so the circle actually turns.

Did I hear someone say prizes?  Why yes, there are amazing prizes to be won - a MISTI in the winner's choice of original or mini, and 2 $25 gift certificates to SugarPea Designs!!  Just leave a comment on every stop on the hop to be entered to win.  

The MISTI winner will be announced HERE on April 28 and the gift certificate winner will be announced on the SugarPea Blog on April 28.

Here's the full hop list:



So now you're off to Lisa's blog, but don't forget to leave me a comment before you go!  Happy hopping!

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Concord & 9th and My Sweet Petunia Blog Hop


Hi all and welcome to my stop on the Concord & 9th and My Sweet Petunia Blog Hop!

I have a card for you today using the not yet released Many Mandalas stamp set & the Many Mandalas Die Set (coming out tomorrow, April 9 & also available as a Bundle):


I used 2 colors of ink and some clear glitter Nuvo Drops to give it a little more interest.  I'll have some tips about using this set a little later, so stay tuned!

There is a super awesome prize to be won - the full Concord & 9th release ($129.50 value) plus an Original Misti!!!  To have a chance at winning, just comment on all the blogs linked below.  The winner will be selected by Concord & 9th on 4/10 and notified.

Here's the list of all the stops on this hop:

Friday, April 7, 2017

Power Poppy & My Sweet Petunia Blog Hop!


Hi all and welcome to my stop on the Power Poppy & My Sweet Petunia Hop!

Today I have this card using the direct to stamp coloring technique:




And here's the video I did while making it:


There are awesome prizes to be won!  You might win a MISTI in your choice of Original or Mini, or a $25 gift certificate to Power Poppy!  The winner of the MISTI will be announced on this page and the winners of the Gift Certificates will be announced on the Power Poppy Blog on April 14.  To be in it to win, you simply leave a comment on each blog on the hop!

Here's the full hop list so you don't miss a stop:

Now you're off to Ally's blog, but don't forget to leave me a comment!  Happy hopping!