Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Tuesday Threads with Karen

Hello Ai sewing fans!
I've been sewing again... this month, I'm sharing a sleep mask!  And of course, I knew that Ai had this wonderful image in the Pamper Yourself set (AiCS31)... so I made a matching card.
I adore quick and easy gift projects, and this one is no exception, the whole thing came together in under an hour.  I'm using the Art Impressions Shop Hop fabrics designed by Bonnie Krebs, available through Henry Glass Co.
I started with a sheet of paper folded in half, sketched out what I wanted the mask to look like, then added a 1/4" seam allowance to make my pattern.  I picked two of the patterns from the fabric collection, and cut out the mask shape.  I cut a piece of Therm O Web's Heat n Bond Fusible Fleece just a little larger.
 I pinned a length of eyelet lace around the mask, so that it would get sandwiched between the layers when I sewed them all together.  I cut a piece of 1/4" elastic long enough to fit around my head when it's attached to the mask, cut a piece of pink seam binding about 6" longer, and threaded the elastic through it to form the strap.
I left a 2" opening when I sewed the front and back together, to be able to turn it inside out, and then slip stitched it shut with a needle & thread.  And there you have it!  Here is what the reverse looks like (the mask is reversible!):

And here is a closer look at my card:
I hope you have time to do a little sewing, and if you do - try making a sleep mask!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Spring Fling GIVEAWAY Blog Hop!

Hooray! The 2017 Spring Fling Mega Sponsor Blog Hop Begins Today!

Hello Crafty Friends!

We are VERY excited to be participating in this amazing Mega Sponsor Blog Hop with our stamp-industry friends! We have joined together with 15 other stamp and papercraft companies to spread some fun inspiration, PLUS give away 16 prizes to 16 lucky winners!

You might have hopped here from our friends at Our Daily Bread (Hi Rick and Kelley!). If you are looking to start from the beginning, hop over to Denami Design! The amazing Nami from their team coordinated this fun event. Thanks for getting us all together, Nami!

Blog hop begins today, April 24 at 9 a.m. PST
Ends Friday, May 5 at 9 p.m. PST
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Today, we have a special SPRING FLING project from Kerry Kung!

Hello hello Ai friends and happy Monday to you!
I'm so excited that Spring is finally here.  Woohoo!  Time for some beautiful flowers!
And today I'm sharing a card using this adorable bunny from the Easter Blessings set.  

I started by creating the background using Tim Holtz distressing ink pad in broken china and mowed lawn.  Then I stamped the adorable bunnies five separate times, colored them with Copic markers, and fussy cut them out.  Then using adhered to card, I also used 3D foam adhesive to create some dimension with varies flowers.  Then added a grass border, and finished up with 'Happiness Grows' sentiment from the WC Sentiments set.  

Copic markers used: 
Bunnies:  C0, C1, RV10, RV21, RV23
Flowers:  B60, B63, V01, V12, Y00, Y11
Leaves:  YG01, YG03, YG17, YG25

Thanks Kerry for the sweet bunny card!

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Loungers by Reneé Matarese

 Hello Ai fans!

Today I'm sharing a fun card made with the 4473 – Loungers Set found over at Art Impressions.

(and yep...I realize I missed two of their lips.  I colored them before I sent the card.)

These beachy sunny days are just about upon us in the northeastern U.S.  Not long before we'll be opening our pools.

Here's the inside. "At our age we can be anything we choose to be...we choose fabulous!"


Y11, Y15, T5, BV23, C0, C3, C7, RV52, R00,
R85, BG01, BG02, BG05, BG10, BG15, BG34, 
BG49, E00, E02, E33, E41, E43, E50, E81, E93