Hi all! Today I'm all about this little junk journal I just made:
Sunday, July 24, 2022
New Junk Journal Format
Wednesday, June 22, 2022
Hey all! Can you believe I have another card for you and it hasn't been years since my last one?!
I'm still playing with my Spellbinders stuff and am really loving all their stitching dies, so I used the Stitched Hi dies with some bright silver cardstock from Heartfelt Creations. I stitched it with some blue variegated embroidery floss from DMC (although you can't really see any variation in my picture) and mounted the whole thing on a dark blue cardstock cut with the outline die.
For the background, I used the Circular Stitch Background die, but embossed it instead of cutting it out on a white A2 piece of cardstock. I glued that to my card base, and then mounted the Hi with foam dots.
To finish it off, I embossed a sentiment from the Just Wanted To Say Sentiments on the same blue cardstock with silver embossing powder and trimmed down. I remembered to use my anti-static powder tool from Taylored Expressions for a perfect emboss with no stray bits of powder. I then glued the sentiment strip straight to the background. I didn't pop it up because I didn't want it to compete with the Hi.
That's all for now, but hopefully I'll see you again soon! I'm trying really hard to get back into the swing of cardmaking again. Thanks for looking and hope you have a great day!
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Tuesday, June 14, 2022
Happy 20th Birthday Spellbinders!
Monday, September 28, 2020
Hey all! It's been FOR.E.VER (and a few days) since I blogged last, so I wanted to post an update of what's been going on with me.
I completely lost my stamping/cardmaking mojo. But I'm still buying some stuff here and there because I'm pretty sure I'll get it back at some point.
I took up sewing/quilting! After sewing a bunch of masks for family and such, I decided I hate sewing masks, but actually enjoy sewing! So I did some searching on what to sew and came up with quilts. I have been completely obsessed with quilting and even transformed part of my craft room into a sewing/quilting area.
As per my adult ADD, I have *one million* projects on the go and have a hard time picking each day what I'm going to work on. One of those projects is the Fat Quarter Shop Sewcialites Quilt Along.
We just started on Friday, Sept. 25 with our first free block pattern (out of 36 total), and will be getting a new one each Friday until well into 2021!! You can make 3" blocks, 6" blocks, or 9" blocks, or any combination of them. I'm working on the 6" size and the first block was definitely a challenge for me, but I really took my time cutting, pinning, and sewing it all together and I think it came out really great!
Monday, April 29, 2019
Birthday Basics Turnabout Cards
As I said, I set up my Birthday Basics turnabout stamp in my original MISTI and picked out 4 colors of ink from My Favorite Things that I love together. I also got out a sheet of kraft cardstock and white cardstock and cut them in quarters, making a total of 8 A2 size cardfronts. I also needed a few extra turnabout jigs for this so I picked up a couple extra from Concord & 9th, but you could also make your own out of cardstock (like we used to do in the pre-jig days).
I put the jig with card front in the first position and stamped with the pink ink. Then I switched out the jig to another with a blank card front and put it in the first position and stamped with the pink ink. I went ahead and stamped all the fronts with the pink ink and then cleaned off the stamp. It saves a lot of time not having to clean the stamp every single time you stamp!
Then I put the jig in position 2 and stamped with the green ink. And continued with all the fronts. Then I did the blue and purple inks. When I was done, I had 8 card fronts on 2 different colors of cardstock!
To make the shaker card, I took one of the kraft panels and die cut an opening with a Lawn Fawn die. I got a white cardstock base and stamped with the word and confetti images from the Birthday Basics set with the same ink colors. I added 2 layers of craft foam with a circle cut out of them, and filled the opening with the Enchanting sequin mix from Little Things from Lucy's Cards - it's the perfect match for my colors! Finally I sealed off the opening with some Duralar film and it was done!
My second and third cards are a twofer - I made one with bits left over from the other!
I used the dies in the matching die set and also the Altenew Bold Alphabet die set for the HAPPY letters.
And I still have 6 card fronts left to make into cards!! Such a great way to save time making multiple cards (and they don't all have to be the same design).
Thanks very much for stopping by my blog and hope you have a great day! ~Maureen
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Monday, April 15, 2019
(Not So) Quick Tip #3: Layering Stamp Templates
The concept is that you make a series of templates - one for each layer - so you can easily place the stamps in your MISTI or other stamp positioner the next time you use the set. You only need to figure out the placement once to make the templates, then you can use the templates to show you the exact placement of each stamp in the future! I'm sure that's clear as mud, so here's the video:
And here's a look at the templates I made for the Prettiest Pomander set:
I hope it makes sense! If not, leave me a comment below and I'll try to make it clearer! If you use this tip, please LMK which set you did it for - I'd love to hear if it helped!! Thanks for stopping by my blog and hope you have a great rest of your day! ~Maureen
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Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Everyday Bouquet Thanks
I love this effect - you can barely see the thanks when looking at the card straight on, but turn it a little to the side and it jumps out at you! I hope you like this card and thanks for stopping by my blog today! ~Maureen
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