Owl Post

Today I'm sharing a fun, magical card with you.  I made this one using the Harry Potter file from Treasure Box Designs.
 
My background was made using scraps of my 9 3/4 print papers that I found in my stash.  The grey paper I distressed using my Tim Holtz paper distresser.
 
Then using stamps from the My Favorite Wizard stamp set by Jaded Blossom, I stamped my sentiment and added a little lightning bolt to my owl.  I also used this same stamp set for the inside of my card.
 
 
 
And now I'm off to enter my card into the following challenge:
 
Hiding in My Craft Room - Masculine - Ends May 27th

Magical Theory and Potions

 
I sat down on Sunday and played around with making another floating book 'shelf' for my craft room and added a couple of extra potion bottles as well.  This time instead of just painting the bottles (this time purchased from Michaels so I'd have a bit of variety in style) I wanted to fill them with potions.  I wasn't entirely sure what I was going to do but I did know that I wanted one of them to be Gillyweed.

After searching around on Pintrest I found a great idea for using a product called Enviro Tex Lite.  You mix it up, pour it into your bottles and it sets us to be a solid product so there's no risk of spills or ick.  For my Gillyweed I put a piece of a plastic plant into my bottle.  Since I didn't have tiny pebbles I tried using skittles but as the resin mix did its thing my skittles lost their color and blended in.  The Veritaserum bottle was created using more of the EnviroTex Lite mixed with a couple different colors of food coloring.  I'd add one color, swirl, let sit for a moment then add the next color and repeat.  If you look closely the resin mix set up so that it appears there is potion mix running down the bottle.  Finally, my Mandrake Root potion is filled with a bit of Spanish Moss.
 
As for my book, it's a paper mache book box that I found at Hobby Lobby.  Online they only sell it in a set but in the store I found the books individually.  In my first post on making these I provided a link to the video that explains how to make these.  Below is a condensed step by step version.
 
1.  For the book title, hand write the name and then using a hot glue gun trace over what you have written.


2.  Along the inside of the book where the pages are you will need to fill in that space with some type of wood.  I opted for balsa wood because it's thin and easy to work with.  The type I purchased gave an almost perfect size for the medium box I purchased and required 6 sheets.


3.  Using a dark brown paint as you base, paint two coats of paint on the outside AND inside of your box.

4.  After the brown paint is dry, using a white and another color of your choosing (I used a metallic red) dry brush over the brown to add some color.


5.  Finally, apply a sealer to the inside and outside of your box.  I believe in the video she used a mod podge; however I opted for using a laquer spray sealant.

This is such a fun and easy project that's perfect for any Harry Potter fan to create.

Whenever Something Happens....

Even though my craft room areas are a bit torn up and I'm down one computer because I gave it to one of my sons who has just moved out (the youngest is the one in process) I wanted to try doing some embroidery.  Now while my machine can read the designs and tell me what colors to stitch using a thumb drive I have learned that the colors indicated by the designer do not always match up.  For example they could have wanted something in brown that my software has translated to be pink.  Don't ask my why but it happens.  And this is why I had a second computer sitting by my sewing machines.  So I could look at the design and/or stitch charts as needed.
 
Since I don't have that computer I thought I could stitch out a sketch design - no problem.  However, I had to pick something a bit more detailed to try this with.  And while it wasn't terrible, there were a couple of areas that left me scratching my head as I tried to figure out just what the machine was telling me.  So for those areas I ran back into my other craft room where the computer sits, opened my Embrillance software and mock stitched the pattern until I knew what I was stitching.
 
Needless to say, I think I'll wait until my machines are all in one room again before I stitch out another design.
 
I LOVE this one though.  It's from Thanks4theAdventure and is called Why is it When Something Happens.  I recently learned that you can stitch appliques on felt and use them similar to a patch for easier placement on hard to stitch clothes.  Of course this design is not an applique but I wanted to see how it would look and use it as a picture in my new craft room.
 
Now I just need to find a frame.

Fishing Father's Day

I hope that all of you had a fabulous weekend like I did.  Saturday morning I ran my last mud run for a while (doctor recommended), but I was blessed to finish like I started - running with one of my children.  Sunday started as a very wet and rainy day with thunderstorms so I spent most of the day crafting and catching up on housework......when I wasn't painting in my new craft room.  Now I know what you're thinking, why would I paint when it's raining because it'll take longer to dry.  Well, my painting was really more of a sponging.  You see I'm changing the accent wall in the room into a faux brick wall.  After 2 1/2 hours layer one is complete.
 
So while I was working on that I was painting another floating book shelf for my room which I'll share later along with some other goodies.  Today though I have a Father's Day card to share with you.
 
This is a card that I made for my dad who loves to fish.  I made this one using the Fishing With Dad file from Marjorie Ann Designs.  I had some fun with this file last year too when I made a shaker card that you can find here.  If you have a fisherman in your life this is a must have file.
 
The stamped sentiment on my card is from the Cardz TV Stamps set titled You're the Man.
 
And now I'm off to enter my card into the following challenge:
 
Hiding in My Craft Room - Masculine - Ends May 27th

Sale Sign

What do you do when you have merchandise that you want to move out?  You have a sale right?  During craft show season this can be a bit tricky.  How do you let your customers know that you have one going on?  Well you post a sign - or two of course.
 
See when I do most of my craft shows it's not just me in the booth.  My mom, sister and I will buy two or three slots and we'll set up together.  The pro to this is that it helps to really draw in a crowd for us because of the variety of merchandise we can offer.  They crochet  and paint.  I papercraft, loom knit, sew and embroider.  The con is that our booth can seem very disorganized in that we do not tend to create multiples of items but rather one of a kinds. 
 
A while back work was getting rid of all these small sign holders, and since the office manager knows I craft she figured I could use them.  I went through the stack and took several of the ones that were in the best shape.  Not knowing what I'd actually use them for I set them on the shelf.  A couple months later I came across this Sale It design from Cuttable Designs and knew it would be perfect.  After all our area is know as the World's Luckiest Fishing Village.
 
In my stash I had scraps of this great water paper that I used as my sign insert.  I then cut the sale design from Oracle 651 and applied it to the front of the acrylic holder. 
 
Now I have a sign that's perfect for grabbing the attention of our customers.

Floating Wall Shelf

Today I'm sharing another fun project I created for my new craft room.  Right now it doesn't look like much but once I decorate my room it's going to be a wall shelf.
I first came across this idea in one of my Facebook groups when another member was sharing how she decked out her bathroom in a Harry Potter theme.  So many members loved her floating shelves and wanted to know how they were made so a short video was created and shared here.
 
In a nutshell, you start out with a paper mache book which can be found at Michaels or Hobby Lobby.  The ones at Michaels are a bit fancier like the one used in the video but since I was at Hobby Lobby for other items that's where I purchased mine.  After handwriting the name of my book on the spine I traced back over it with hot glue.  I even added a couple of skeleton buttons that I had in my stash for a little extra effect.
 
On the 'inside' of the book where the pages are located you will need to glue a strip of thin wood like balsa wood so that it fills in the gap between the pages and the outer edge.  This is where you are going to insert the nails or screws for hanging your book to the wall.
 
As the glue dried I gathered my paints.  I used a burnt umber for the base coat, covering the entire box inside and out.  After the first coat dried, a second one was applied.  After the second coat dried, I came back and dry brushed over the outside of the box with a white paint.  I then used a bright red metallic paint for a second dry brush to help mute the white.  Once the paint was dry I sealed the box with a spray laquer I had on hand, but mod podge or another sealant can also be used.
 
Pretty neat huh?  Now I just need to make a couple more.

 

Cabana Bay Layout

 
My crafting will be a bit sparse over the next couple of weeks as I begin to pack up my room to prepare for my move.  One of my boys is moving out and so I'll be moving into his old room and moving my remaining son into mine.  The remaining son is seldom home anymore and is planning to move to Tallahassee soon so I figured there wasn't much point in waiting.  Instead I'll begin the shifting this week and in so doing that means there's some work I'll be doing in my "new" room before I complete the move in.
 
In the meantime though I sat down and pulled out pictures from our trip to Universal Studios which I'll be scrapbooking.  Yesterday was the first layout of the hotel in which we stayed on-site.  If you like things that are retro, you'll love Cabana Bay.  Everything from the décor to the music that plays throughout the resort, to the videos that play on the TV in the food court area is all from the 50's and 60's era.  The best thing is once you park, you don't have to leave property.  Everything you need is there - including a shuttle to take you back and forth to the parks.  Our first stay with them was last year and it's where we'll continue to stay because we love it so much.
 
Since the hotel is retro 50's/60's style I decided to use the 50's Diner set from Marjorie Ann Designs.  Instead of using all the words that came for the license plate and sign I opted to use stamp in those areas. 
 
On the license plate and the heart of my sign I used the Teenage Dream stamp set from Craftin Desert Divas.
 
On the main sign, under Nifty, I used the Picture That stamp set from Craftin Desert Divas.
 
I have some more pictures from Cabana Bay to scrapbook so you'll get to see a bit more later.
 
On the bottom of the sign I used Magical Memories from Jaded Blossom.

Slytherin's Secret Potions


Since I didn't babysit my granddaughter last night I had some extra time to play in my craft room last night.  So  I took the opportunity to begin making the first of what will be many items to come for my new craft room.  You see, my two youngest boys are in process of moving out of the house and that means a free, larger room that I can take over for my craft room.  And with that means a new décor - Harry Potter themed of course.  😀
 
This project was inspired by one I saw at Over the Big Moon.  There were two posts that together made for a great potions set.  One offered free potion labels to print (which is where a couple of mine came from - others I found doing searches for them specifically), and the other was for the potions book.  Using her inspiration, here's how I created my project......
 

For the potions book, I used book I purchased from the Dollar Tree.  That way I wouldn't feel bad about cutting it up.  Measuring the cover, I cut an opening in the center of the cover using an Exacto knife.  I then used the knife to scrape around the edges of the opening to rough it up a bit.  I also sanded over the cover (front and back) to rough it up and to remove the indention of the book title from the spine.  Once satisfied with the roughness, I mixed together Ivy Green and White craft paints and with a sponge painted over the cover. 
 
While the paint dried I found a picture of Professor Snapes, printed it and then laminated it.  This would later be taped to the inside cover of the book.  I cut the book title out in vinyl and applied.  No one really knows the "exact" date that Hogwarts was founded but what everyone does seem to agree on is that it was "around" 990 AD. Some use that date and others I've seen using 993 - so I went with 993 for my book date.
 
The potion bottles were various apothecary bottles I picked up at Hobby Lobby - although you could use bottles from around the home.  Before I painted my bottles I tried roughing them up using sandpaper.  However, that wasn't working too well so I decided to try dragging them gently across my brick pavers which worked beautifully. 
 
After roughing up the bottles I painted them with different mediums.  The blue and white bottles were painted with Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint.  I also used a clear crackle paint on my Dragon's Blood bottle and then used red alcohol ink on the inside.  The brown bottle I painted using a dark brown paint mixed with a dab of water.  After applying the paint I immediately began wiping it away with a paper towel.  Once dried I came back with a gray paint (didn't have black on hand) and splatter it haphazardly around the bottle.  For my Floo Powder jar I used Krylon Glitter Blast spray paint in Diamond Dust.
 
After printing and cutting out my labels I distressed the edges with my Tim Holtz paper distresser.  I then wrinkled each one up and inked over them with Tea dye Distress Ink (Dragon's Blood I did with Fired Brick).  I then ran the labels through my Xyron and applied them to the bottles.  I then sprayed the bottles with a laquer spray paint to seal.
 
Right now only two of the bottles have "ingredients".  The Floo Powder I filled with a glow in the dark glitter and for the slug repellent I used a mixture of purple/silver glitter with a brown flock.  I haven't decided what, if anything, I'll use in my other bottles.  Since they are not as transparent I may just leave them as they are. 

Mischief Managed Luggage Tag

For my final project this week I'm back to the last of my Universal Studios themed projects.  I saved this one for last because it's the tag that we will have placed on our 'backpack' that we'll have on us while we are in the parks. 
 
Recently Aimee over at Thanks4theAdventure has been on a bit of a roll creating different themed stroller tags.  Even though I don't have children in a stroller I just had to have one (or two) so that I could use them on our backpacks.  So while these were originally created to be approximately 8" x 6" I scaled ours down to more of a 5" x 3.5" tag.
 
 
This particular tag is called the Wizarding World of Harry Potter tag.  It's an in the hoop project, meaning the entire project is made in the embroidery hoop.  The tag itself are different pieces of vinyl that are stitched together through out the project to create the final tag. 
 
I've never stitched on vinyl before so for a first attempt it didn't turn out too bad.  Next time I stitch one of these I'll definitely skip the step for creating the "button holes" for hanging.  Instead I'll just use my eyelet punch and add the grommets.
 
And now I'm off to begin my mischief......

Mario Burp Cloth

My boys are hug gamers.  Some of them like those first person shoot 'em ups.  Some of them like more of what I call the traditional games like Mario.  So when I found this Mario themed flannel print fabric at Joann's I had to buy it. 
 
It's a fun print and I was fortunate enough to come across a Mario head applique that was perfect for it.  This one is from Appliques With Character and the file is called Mario Face.
 
I really love how this cloth turned out as Mario's face pops beautifully against the background fabric.  What a perfect gift this will be for someone who loves those Nintendo video games.
 
As for me, it just feels like I'm creating pieces of artwork.

Monogrammed Beach Hat

Before I begin today's post let me just say - I hate monograms.  I don't know why, but I am personally not a fan.
 
With that said, my daughter came to me last week and asked me to monogram my granddaughter's beach hat.  Of course I had to do it.  It was for my granddaughter. 
 
My daughter brought the hat and for a few days it sat off to the side, waiting for me to get in the mood to set up my machine for a monogram.  And then I remembered, I didn't own a single font for use with monogramming.  Sure I had couple of fonts, but as I have learned there's a difference in plain 'ol fonts and monogram fonts.
 
So off I went in search of a good monogram font.  That's when I came across the Interlaced Monogram font over at Applique Corner.  I thought it was a pretty font and would be good for use on the beach hat so I purchased it and off I went.
 
Everything was quick and easy to set up, and it stitched out fine.  I had a bit of puckering which I hate but we'll chalk this one up to a learning experience.  My daughter loved it and that's what counts in the end.  And I have a feeling this won't be the last of my monogram's.
 
Monogram - 1
 
Me - 0

Universal Tip Pockets

Today I'm sharing a small of set of tip pockets I made for use at the hotel we'll be staying during our trip to Universal Studios. 
 
I started with the Tip Pocket file from SVG Cutting Files.  But since we are going to Universal Studios I wanted theme to have characters from some of the different attractions in the parks rather than the icons that come with this file. 
 
For the different characters I used files that were shared in a couple of my FB groups (Cornish pixies and Grinch hand).  I also used the Imagination file from Marjorie Ann Designs for Thing 1 and the Alien Fighters file for the alien.
 
The stamped sentiment is from the stamp set Simply Said from Craftin Desert Divas.

Wizard In Training

I have been counting down the days until our annual trip to Universal Studios, and this week I am in the final stretch.  So in celebration I am going to share a couple of different Harry Potter themed projects with you this week.
 
The first one is a baby burp cloth I embroidered using the recently released Wizard in Training file from Thanks4theAdventure.  I so wanted to embroider a tank top that I could wear but several minutes into the stitching something happened and I was unable to save the top.  So instead I traded out for my creating one of my faithful burp cloths.
 
I really like the way this file works with the chevron print on the flannel I chose.  It's a print that I found at Joann Fabrics called Snuggle Flannel Fabric - Chevron Gray Small.  The print is perfect for a variety of projects and chevron prints are all the rage so for this project it's a definite win - win.

Poppy Onesie

Earlier this week I shared a card I made with a cute little troll inspired by Poppy from the movie Trolls.  (If you missed it, you can view the card here.)
 
Today I want to share a onesie with you that I made using a sketch that was also inspired by Poppy from Trolls.  I used another 'sketch' file from Thanks4theAdventure.  This one is called Little Pink Poppie.  I thought she'd be perfect for this last pink onesie I had purchased from Hobby Lobby.  I love that I can run right down the street and pick up blanks so easily, and pink is just one of the several solid colored creepers they have in stock.
 
I love that way that it turned out and was excited to try it on my granddaughter.  Of course momma thinks there's something wrong with me that I'm embroidering all these items that don't have faces as she calls them.  For me it's just a wonderful form of abstract art and I love it.

Teddy Bears Rule

Today I'm sharing a fun teddy bear pirate card using the You Are My Treasure file from Marjorie Ann Designs.
 
I changed up the octopus from the way that it was laid out in the file.  Instead of cutting his body in two parts I welded them together.  I also decided that I didn't want to cut out all those highlight pieces for his different colored spots so I chose to emboss him instead.
 
For the background of my card, I had the perfect paper in my stash.  It's from the mat stack titled Little Man by Paper House Productions.
 
The stamped sentiment used on this card is from Cardz TV Stamps and is titled Beary Sweet.

Tangled Dress

 
Remember the Tangled princess birthday card I shared with you?  Well today I have an infant's cap sleeve dress that I embroidered with the princess and I'd like to share it with you.
 
I embroidered this one using the Rapunzel from Tangled sketch by Thanks4theAdventure.  These sketches are an embroiderer's dream.  Not only do they stitch out beautifully but they stitch out quickly.
 
The dress is one that I picked up at Hobby Lobby.  It's an infant cap sleeve dress and I have purchased in different sizes up to the 12 to 18 month size.  The 3 to 6 and 6 to 12 month were great.  They fit my granddaughter beautifully.  But the 12 to 18 month that I recently purchased and used for her Easter dress did not work as well.  The head hole was too small and I ended up having to cut a slit in the dress and add a hook and eye closure so that she could wear it.  Of course I reached out to Hobby Lobby about the issue and they were gracious in listening and helped me find my lost receipt so I could return the other dresses I had not yet used.
 
But this dress will be a great gift for another little princess...

Team Quidditch

Last week I decided to give embroidering on clothes another try.  After the successful turnout of my Boo Sketch I thought I'd be brave and go one step further and try an easy applique.  Only it wasn't that easy.  At least not for me.  I even enlisted the help of my JT Hoop It Up and still had difficulties getting my small shirt in place without shifting on me.
 
It took three attempts to get my shirt set and ready, and as much as I wanted to just give up I refused to do so.  In the end I won out and was able to create this fun Harry Potter Quidditch tee.
 
For this shirt I used the Harry Potter One applique from Appliques with Character.  At first I thought about putting the design on the back of the shirt.  That way it would look like a sports team shirt, but then I thought that since this was for a small child I'd be okay with it on the front.
 
The fabric I used for the applique is one that I found at Joann's and while it was still available in my local store this past weekend I was unable to find it listed on their website.  Instead they have some new designs that I did not see in my local store.  Guess that's how it goes sometimes but I sure do wish they would let you buy it online and ship it to you like they do other fabrics.  Oh well, I guess that just means I'll have to keep my eyes open next time I'm there.

Troll Mine


Well it's Monday, and that means that play time is over for most of us as we prepare to begin another work week.  Hopefully you had a good weekend.  I spent mine hanging out with my baby sister on Saturday.  Then Sunday we spent time with our daughter and granddaughter.  In between all that I did get a bit of crafting done.
 
Today I want to share with you one of the cards I made yesterday.  I had a lot of fun playing around with this one and I'm pleased with the turn out.  For this card I used the recently released You're My Treasure - Trolls file by Marjorie Ann Designs.  This wonderful file has four different trolls and all just as cute as can be.
 
The mine background is a digi stamp called Mine Digital Stamp, and it's from Craftin' Desert Divas.  Now I'm not great at coloring and even though I have all these Spectrum Noir stamps I decided to color this stamp a bit different.  For this go round I opened the stamp in my paint program and added the colors.  I then opened it in another photo editor to change it up a bit (unfortunately I do not have Photoshop) until I was satisfied.  To get the background the size that I wanted for my card, I inserted into Word and changed up the size then printed on a piece of white cardstock.
 
The sentiment is from the Jaded Blossom Stamp set titled Sweet Travels.
 
To finish off my card I used a couple of slate colored skittles from DoubleClick Connections in the top corner.
 
And since I haven't done a challenge in a while I thought it would be fun to enter this one into the Fun Day Friday Challenge at Jo's Scrap Shack.

Princess - Wonderland Burp Cloths

Today I have a set of baby girl burp cloths to share with you.  These were made using the Snuggle Flannel with pink and brown polka dots from Joann Fabrics.  And since it was a pink colored fabric I thought that these two designs would compliment the fabric nicely.
 
For my 'wonderland' burp cloth I used the Alice in Wonderland sketch with autograph.  Don't you just love that autograph?  What a great idea it was to add that to the design.  And for my 'princess' burp cloth I used the Queen Elsa sketch.  Also from Thanks4theAdventure. 
 
 
In all seriousness, I really do love how these sketches stitch out and I think that they are a great, fun alternative to stitching filled designs and/or appliques.  If you do any embroidery and haven't tried these sketch designs yet you're really missing out. 

Buddy Boo Tee

I am very excited to share today's project with you.  Months ago when my hubby surprised me with a new embroidery machine I was determined to learn how to embroider clothes.  We took several free classes to learn about stabilizers, threads, applique and so on.  (Yes, hubby sat in those classes with me.)  We even did a bit of internet research and stumbled upon a product called JT Hoop It Up.

JT Hoop It Up, is an embroidery accessory that assists with embroidering on baby onesies and small children's tee shirts.  Perfect!  Just what I need and we purchased one for my 5x7 and one for my 6x10 frame.  I watched a couple of their videos showing how to use the frame and despite my best attempts I ruined two articles of clothing and said no more.

Until now!  I decided it was time to brave the waters again.  Only this time I wanted to start 'small'.  And now that I've discovered Thanks4thAdventure I can do that with her wonderful sketches.

I pulled out an 18 month sized tee from my stash (blank purchased from Hobby Lobby) and opted to use the Sully's Buddy Boo file from Thanks4theAdventure.  At first I was very nervous and I repositioned and re-adhered my shirt to the JTHoop several times.   Finally I decided it was now or never, lowered the needle and told my machine to start embroidering.

I am excited to report that my shirt stitched out beautifully!  Not even one pucker, and I could not be any happier.  Guess this means I'll be doing more clothes.  😀

Tangled Birthday


Today I am sharing a birthday card that I made using the Princess (Rosana) file from Treasure Box Designs.  She is another in the line of princess cards I've been making, and after piecing her together I thought she'd be perfect for giving to a little princess on her birthday.
 
As you can see on this card I opted for using a few crystal gems on my flowers.  I thought this would add the perfect touch of bling.  After all it is a princess card.
 
The background paper is from the DCWV mat stack Once Upon A Time.  This time I chose a paisley print which I thought complimented Rosana's outfit.
 
The stamped sentiment is from the Jaded Blossom stamp set titled Coworkers.

Springtime Flour Sack Towels

This past weekend I was determined to begin learning my embroidery software, Embrilliance.  Shortly after purchasing it I learned how to turn my embroidery files into SVGs so that I could cut my fabric for the appliques.  However, I quickly decided that while that was cool, I didn't really like it because I was having difficulty in placing the pieces perfectly for stitching down.  Since then I haven't really played with it much.
 
This weekend I opened the software, determined to learn how to merge files and/or use fonts.  And learn how to use fonts I did.  At first I was upset because I thought I was going to have to open the file for every letter separately.  But then I accidentally learned how to import my fonts and I was so excited!
 
After figuring out how to import fonts it was time to play around with using them.  Using the Snow White sketch from Thanks4theAdventure I found a quote from Snow White that I thought would work for a kitchen towel.  The font I used on this one though was pre-loaded with my software.
 
Then I wanted to play around with this Spring Bonnet Girl applique from Stinkin' Cute Applique.  I was very excited when I saw this applique because Marjorie Ann Designs had recently released this same Spring Bonnet Girl as an SVG file and I absolutely loved her.  Now I can have fun creating little housewarming gifts by combining the two.  (If you haven't seen the card I created you can view it here.)  For this towel, I used the Oceanside font from Applique Corner to stitch out the Bible verse.
 
This was my first time stitching on flour sack towels and I think they both turned out pretty good.  What do you think?

You Make Me...

 
I thought we'd visit with another princes.  This time we're going to Arendelle.  Okay, not really but today's card does feature the princess Elsa from Frozen.  She is part of the design file titled Ice Princess from Marjorie Ann Designs.
 
As I started going through my scrap papers trying to find the right ones for this file I was excited to find that I had the perfect pieces.  A little ice blue glitter paper for the gown and some velum for the sheer train.  Perfect!  Although the card does look better in real life.
 
For my background papers I of course had to use some of the snowflake prints from my Winter Solstice by DCWV.
 
Then on the inside of my card...
 
 
...I decided to carry over and stamp some more snowflakes.
 
The outside sentiment as well as the one on the inside are from the Happy Hello stamp set by Jaded Blossom.  The snowflakes are from the Winter Wonderland stamp set by My Craft Spot.  She is no longer selling stamps but if you were lucky enough to snag this one, or if  you're just curious, you can view the stamp set and gallery of cards made using this set on her blog here.

Deadpool Wall Art

Since it's Friday I thought we'd do something a bit different.  Today I thought we'd shift away from the Princess theme and look at one of my husband's favorite characters - Deadpool.   
 
I belong to several different crafting groups for the Silhouette on FB.  They're all for different fandoms (Harry Potter, Star Wars, Horror, Disney, etc, etc) and it's exciting to be able to get in there and see what everyone is crafting.  Recently one of my groups shared different Deadpool files and this is one that I knew would be perfect for something.
 
Remember a couple weeks back when I shared my Pulp Fiction wall art?  I had two of these frames that my hubby found in storage.  So when I did my thing with the alcohol inks, I did it for both frames that day.  Yep, that means I've been staring at this one for a couple weeks trying to decide what would be a good design.  That's when I remembered Deadpool.
 
Now I'll be honest and tell you that I initially used a different design.  This one was only the character so I found one of the movie posters and traced the Deadpool verbiage.  After looking at it for two days, my husband and I both agreed that we didn't like it.
 
I picked.  I peeled. And I picked some more until I got every piece of vinyl off the glass.  Then I wiped it down and started over.  This time using the design you see now.  (And yes, that is the same glass.  Funny how turning it different ways and using different colored vinyl makes it look different.)

Chipped or Cracked

I have a fun, interactive card that I'd like to share with you today.  Today I'm using Chip from the Beauty & Beast file by Treasure Box Designs.
 
Once again I wanted to do something that was different with this card.  I realize that Chip is not a princess but he's a downright cutie who was there for one.  So what did I do that was different you ask?  I know, just looking at my card you can't tell.
 
But, as you may have guessed, I did this....
 
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I put my little Chip on an Action Wobble.  These little plastic springs are amazing and I love that this simple spring can add this much fun and charm to a card. 
 
The stamped sentiment on my card is from the Enchanted stamp set by Jaded Blossom.  This set is perfect for any Beauty and the Beast or other princess themed greeting card.
 
Have a great day everyone.

Belle Burp Cloths

 
We are half way there everyone.  After today it's a downhill slide to the weekend.  Until then I'm going to continue with my princess theme for this week.  But today I thought I would change it up a little bit and move from greeting cards to burp cloths.  Remember yesterday when I shared my new baby congratulations card I said that baby girls are our princesses?  Well why not have a princess themed burp cloth or two?
 
When I was shopping for some new flannel fabrics at Joann's a couple weeks ago I came across this gorgeous Beauty and the Beast flannel.  Of course I had to have some and so I bought a couple yards to play with.
 
I thought it would be fun to play with both a sketch and an applique for these.  After searching through the files at Thanks 4 the Adventure I settled on the Little Belle applique, and the Princess Belle sketch.
 
If you've never embroidered a "sketch" design you really should check out the ones that Thanks 4 the Adventure has to offer.  They are so quick and easy, and the possibilities are endless.  So pick out a design or two and give it a try....you'll thank me later.  😉