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.