Saturday, April 21, 2012

Oh My~ These are Pretty!

Hello all~ Although you have all seen hand dyed seam binding done before, and even I have done it a few times, I thought I would show you my latest batch. They came out so pretty, it can become addicting!

Isnt it beautiful?? This time I just used reinkers from Stampin Up to dye with. They did a good job. The colors dried quite a bit lighter than they looked when wet. And they all have a bit of a variegated tone to them. It makes them look vintagey- (if thats a word?).

The colors I used are (clockwise from upper left) Pixie Pink, Summer Sun,Tangerine Tango, Ballet Blue,Certainly Celery, Melon Mambo, and the little piece is Soft Sky.

 My only other supplies were the beige craft mat, but you can use wax paper if you dont have a mat, a spray bottle with plain water, and a pair of latex gloves. Plus of course some white seam binding.
Cut a length of ribbon you desire, mist it with water, place a few drops on your craft mat along with a drop or two or three of ink, smoosh it around with your gloved hand, and then add the ribbon. Rub it around in the dye till it all looks covered. Next step is to crush the ribbon in your hand to give it that crinkled, old look, and lay out to air dry. You can speed that up with a heat gun if you want to.
And thats it!!! Look forward to seeing these ribbons on future creations! Its a great way to use up reinkers that you may not have the ink pad to anymore.
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Friday, April 13, 2012

Yay!! Its Friday!

Happy Friday everyone- even thought it is Friday the Thirteenth. Alot has been going on around here this week- except for stamping. Its Spring break week, so we have been doing some family things. For one, Theresa Lauren is getting a new room. She will be moving across the hall to her brothers room. He lives in NYC and she has had her eye on that room for some time. She picked out a really pretty, bright pink. Her old room is lavendar. Here is a preview:

Her Dad even worked on Easter to get this done soon!

Next up- haircut time. Anyone who knows TT, knows she does not like having her hair touched in any way. So the beauty parlor has never been her favorite place. Since her haircut is pretty straighforward, I thought I would do it myself. We set up a chair in the driveway, wet down her hair, and put on a cape just the hairdressers. It went very well, and I saved $15.00. Theresa got a new summer look, and a chocolate milkshake out of the deal. Winners all around.

I think she looks great!
We also went to the Circus, but Ill save that for tomorrow!
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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Jacquelines Birthday Card

Another birthday card, and all for the same family! This time the card is for my niece Jackie. She turned 10 this weekend~ OMG!!!! She is adorable and gets prettier each time I see her. So I chose a beautiful little fairy for her card.

See what I mean? This card is so pretty in real life. Her wings are colored in and then sprinkled with glitter. This is a digi image from A Day For Daisies. They have a wonderful selction of line drawn girly type of images. Right up my alley!!

Sentiment is again from MFT. I am lovin the big sizes of these sentiments. The paper is from a new collection in a pad from Me and My Big Ideas. I do not see a name on the pad, other than the company name, but I just purchased it in April from either Michaels or A.C.Moore. I liked the paper so much I did not want to cover most of it with the image, so that is why I mounted the image on a pink piece of cardstock and then carefully trimmed around it. Popped it up and it looks great!
The ribbon is Martha Stewart, and the punch I used is from Stampin Up.

The inside was kept clean and simple, again with MFT sentiments. The fairy was colored with Copics. Button was in my stash.
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