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.)