Sunday, March 20, 2016

Spring Coffee Lovers Bloghop!

Happy Sunday! 

I'm joining in the fun over at the Spring Coffee Lovers Bloghop!

I whipped up this little card while spending Spring Break with my Mom in Missouri!
Lots of crafting, shopping, and can't beat that, right?!

Some long-neglected Verve goodies finally got broken in...the Better With You stamp set and Coffee word die. I sewed some paper scraps along with a wool scrap onto an office tag and that was it!

Back to the real world...and LOTS of coffee tomorrow! 

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hugs & happy stamping!

Stamps: Verve Better With You
Cardstock: SU Crumb Cake, paper scraps
Ink: SU Early Espresso
Accessories: Verve Coffee Word Die, Big Shot, office shipping tag, SU Linen Thread, sewing machine, white yarn, scrap of wool

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Calling All Sistahs March Blog Hop!

It's the 17th of the month, and you know what that means:

***This is your reminder to do your self breast exam***

now remind your sistahs to do it too!

You may remember when Michele of CAS-ual Fridays Stamps was diagnosed with breast cancer and created the Calling All Sistahs campaign to remind us sistahs to do our monthly breast self-exams. The CAS-ual Fridays Stamps design team and special guest designers from Laura's Loft are hopping this month to help raise awareness! 

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps is now an official sponsor of the National Breast Cancer Foundation and they will be receiving the 50% profit donation from the sale of the Calling All Sistahs stamps and die collection for 2016.

Now, a little bit of "how-to" info on my card...
I happen to be spending spring break with my awesome, quilting mom, so, of course, I had to get a little quilty here. 

I made a cardstock pattern with the Hope Ribbon die and traced it on the back side of the fabric and quilt batting with a washable marker:

I cut all those out and made my "quilt sandwich" and hand sewed it together. You could definitely use a sewing machine here, but I didn't want to risk messing up my mom's machines, since she's a professional, ya know. 

I forgot to take a photo of the center part of the ribbon, oops. I cut it outside of the blue line, then made notch cuts, folded the notches under, pressed them and slip-stitched it close. Wow, that's like real "sewing" speak! ha!

After sewing it together on the blue lines, I used a damp cloth to "erase" the blue washable lines. Even though they were marked on the underneath side, they easily washed away. Then I trimmed away excess fabric along the stitching to create a neat edge. Lastly, I glued a pin back on.

To put it together, I attached the ribbon on a tag made with the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Scallop Tag Fri-Dies with a couple of small glue dots, then tied the tag on with some sweet twine. *Hopefully* it will be easy to remove and wear. Oh, I also used the Scallop Tag Fri-Dies with some silver glitter washi tape for a little extra shine along the bottom.

Hope that covers it, let me know if you have any questions!

If you're hopping along with us, next up is the wonderful work from the amazing Archana! You can always start back at the beginning of the hop here to make sure you don't miss any of the fun!

Make sure you leave a little love as you visit each blog,

3 lucky comments will win $25 gift certificates to the store!

That's it for now! Remember to do those self-exams, sistahs!

Thanks for stopping by! Hugs & happy stamping!

Stamps: CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Hope Ribbon
Cardstock: Neenah Solar White, misc patterned paper
Ink: Memento Black
Accessories: CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Ruffled Ribbon & Scallop Tag Fri-Dies, Big Shot, pink fabric, quilt batting, needle/thread, pink button, sequins, Heidi Swapp silver glitter tape, pink/white twine.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps: Here for You

Happy Tuesday!

I'm up today on the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps blog! Yay!

Have you seen the series finale of Downton Abbey yet?
Don't worry, no spoilers here...except for this fashion from Lady Mary that inspired my card! The side piece with the brown trim was kind of a long scarf that swayed gracefully when she moved. (Aren't the costumes on there to die for?!)

Twas a simple super card to make, and it's actually pretty flat and "mailable" with that ribbon and tag! I used the Tag Buddies Fri-Dies (one of my all-time faves, no doubt!) and the Lovely Greetings stamp set. I kind of liked mixing it up with cream cardstock instead of my normal go-to white cardstock. 

I must lady's maid is waiting to get me ready for school today! 

Thanks for stopping by! Hugs & happy stamping!

Stamps: CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Lovely Greetings
Cardstock: Neenah Classic Cream, SU Early Espresso
Ink: SU Early Espresso
Accessories: CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Tag Buddies Fri-Dies, Big Shot, SU natural cotton ribbon.