Monday, May 25, 2009

My First Felted Cupcake

Hi there!! I have discovered a new crafting addiction....FELTING!! It all started last year when I discovered Betz White's creations on-line. I went to my local library & checked out her first book, Warm Fuzzies, to see if this would be something fun to try. I was hooked! I ended up purchasing her book & started collecting wool sweaters to re-purpose. I didn't really know how I would like the "hunting & collecting" part of it, but it is fun all in itself. I already have collected a pretty big stash. I love washing up the sweaters & seeing how they "felt" after washing. They really take on a softer & fuzzy appearance. I hope you don't mind me sharing my creations with you along the way. This is my first cupcake pincushion (I think they are meant more for decorative purposes) & will be making several more. This was my trial & error one. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks for stopping by today! :)

Here is a different view (you can click to see larger) of the cupcake so you can see the swirls a little better. I need to get some pretty pins to use for sprinkles. I used some tiny heart ones here, I may add some glitter to them for a little sparkle.

Supplies Used: Felted Wool Sweaters; Felted Ball for Cherry (on-line source); Leaf pins (Jo Anns); Velvet Ric Rac Ribbon (May Arts?); Heart Pins (Heidi Grace); Polka Dot paper in background (A Muse Artstamps).

Thursday, May 14, 2009

ESS #36 Sketch

I'm very last minute getting my sketch in this week. SORRY!! I finished my card up last night, after getting most of it put together Tuesday. Unfortunately, I wasn't very pleased with my "ott light" photo I took last night, so took another picture this morning even though it rained most of last night. At least there was some natural light to be had. :) I'm off in a hurry to get this posted to Tracy's blog. Have a beautiful, & hopefully sun-shiny day!!
Card Details: Cantaloupe note card by Memory Box; Tutu Note card by A Muse; Stamps by Elzybells NA & A Muse Artstamps; Dew Drops; Ink by Mememto & Stampin' Up; Copics & Colored Pencils.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Just Playing Around

I was playing around with PhotoShop & made this cookie cutter butterfly peek of my card that is over on the Stamp Color Create - Memory Box blog today for my guest blog post. You can pop on over there if you want to see the actual card. Just click on the Memory Box blinkie (it's the one with the cute little yellow bird perched on a tree) on my sidebar & that will take you to a link for all of the Memory Box blogs. There is a lot of inspiration to be had!! :) Have a happy day!!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

ESS #35 Sketch

Hi friends!! This is a card for my dear friend Tracy's sketch challenge this week. I had a lot of different ideas spinning around in my head for this one, but this is what I ended up with. This is my first time inking up my Hero Arts Woodland Creatures set. I colored the raccoon with colored pencils, added a twinkle sticker to the flower & popped the cutie up with dimensionals. This is going to be a short post tonight...... I'm off to set the coffee pot so I can have my java ready for me before work in the AM. Have a happy day! :) Card Details: White card stock by GP; Cotton Candy (pink) card stock by Memory Box; Black card stock unknown; Apron Lace punch by Fiskars; Ribbon by Creative Impressions; Ink by Memento; Stamps by Hero Arts (raccoon & sentiment); Open Daisy & twinkle sticker by A Muse (retired I think?); Wood background by All Night Media; dimensionals.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Memory Box Card Peek

Happy Cinco de Mayo!! Have any fun plans today to celebrate? I will be working, but I'm hoping DH will take me out for dinner. I'm just popping in today to share a little peek from my guest blog post over on the "Stamp, Color, Create" (Dave's Blog) Memory Box blog. I hope you will take a visit to my post over there. You can click on the Memory Box blinkie on the side bar to the right & it will take you to the Memory Box website where you can find a link to all of the Memory Box blogs. Have a great day!!