Sunday, January 31, 2010

Sew What?

I realize I have not posted anything in a while. It might have something to do with the fact that I have not scrapbooked in a long time. I cannot even remember the last layout I did - I will have to remedy that very quickly! So what have I been doing? Sewing of course! Last year, I discovered how to make ski caps with fringe on top and I made a few for my friends and their kids. Well, Miss Kate called me up one night and asked if I would make some for party favors for her sledding party. "Of course," I said. "How many do you need?" "Oh, about 23," she replied nonchalantly. Say what? I quickly asked to talk to her mom and she confirmed the number since the new thing is to invite everyone in your child's class. Okay! A few days later they decided, notice I said they, to add scarves to the mix. The hats were easier to make than the quick little scarves that kept jamming my machine and made me curse my bobbin but the party goers loved them and I guess they keep wearing them to school. Kate, though, has asked me that I make her some in several colors so they coordinate with her clothes. Oh Kate!!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Happy Birthday Kate!

Six years ago today, a little girl named Kate was born. Ever since then, she has brought laughter and love to my life. She is such a princess and a girlie girl so what is better than a glittery pink crown. I cut the crown out of Alphalicious and then used it like a stencil. I put spray adhesive on the back and stuck it to a piece of vellum. Then I sprayed the vellum again and while it was wet, I sprinkled fine pink glitter all over it. Before everything dried, I removed the stencil and was left with the pink crown. (This took me several tries and is not for anyone who hates glitter!) I attached the piece of vellum to a white card using three glitter brads. I wanted her name somewhere on the card so I used some Basic Grey stickers under the vellum. I watched her open the card on the webcam and she liked it! Happy Birthday Sweet Girl!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Thank You!

My students (and their parents) really spoiled me for Christmas this year. I wanted to show them my appreciation, so I used this Robot stamp set from Recollections found at Michael's. I stamped the robot using Staz-On ink in black so I could then color him with colored pencils without smudging the ink. Then I bought some silver ink to stamp the saying. The background paper was already cut out so I colored the robots to match the papers. They came with some envelopes from DCWV. Finally, I stuck the robot to the front of the card and used some pop dots for the saying. Most of my students loved them and even kept them on their desks all week. These cards are simple and cute, which is the way to go when you make lots of cards.