Thursday, November 16, 2023

Magical Christmas Globe Instructions

Hello Friends! My class was a huge success and sold out so fast so I've uploaded instruction in my Etsy store. 9 pages of instruction include 40 step out photos with an explanations of each photo. Links on where to purchase the gumball machine, lights and more are included. 

Here is the link to my shop...

Enjoy the Holidays! 


Sunday, September 24, 2023

Stamps and Stencils from Tim Holtz oh my!

 Hello! Stamps and Stencil are a favorite of mine to create with. The new Tim Holtz holiday stamps and stencils from Stampers Anonymous are so fun. So many possibilities. 

These little A-1 cards were created using the Element Stencils Festive Art #est 005. How fun for the holidays.
I think my favorite is the Snowman. 

Here are a few tips when using the stencils. 
TIP #1 - I like to use Tim's Distress Oxide Ink as the are somewhat opaque which helps when layering color over color. 
TIP #2 - You can use a blending tool or brushes. 
TIP #3 - Masking is essential I seem to always mess up and get ink where I don't want it so I use PostIt Notes for masking. I try not to reuse them if they have a lot of ink on them. A low tack tape will also work but you can move the PostIt Notes around very easily. 
TIP #4 - Think outside the box like... an ornament could turn into a snowman body. 
Have fun creating!

Here are a few of my favorites! 
Snowman Card 

Here are the stencils I used for the snowman. 

Thanks so much for stoping by! 

Below is the New Stampers Anonymous Release designed by Tim Holtz

Friday, September 22, 2023

Wonderland Fabric Release for Tim Holtz

Hello! The new Wonderland fabric designed by Tim Holtz for FreeSpirit Fabrics is a beautiful soft flannel available now in stores. The flannel is so soft and easy to work with. You will love it for the cozy holidays. 

Here are the Wonderland designs.

I made a few projects to show case the versatility of the fabrics. 

Christmas Stockings pattern

Star Tree Skirt
See this blog post for instructions

Backing of the Tree Skirt

Star Pillow instructions

Simplicity pattern 1504

You will love this cozy flannel for your holiday projects. Don't forget to watch Tim Holtz YouTube video and see all the amazing projects from the Makers. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Here are the links to purchase the fabrics from Simon Says Stamp. 

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Christmas Stamps and Stencils from Tim Holtz / Stampers Anonymous

Today is release day for the Stampers Anonymous Stamps designed by Tim Holtz! So many great sets to choose from. 

Don't forget to catch the Tim Holtz LIVE YouTube on Saturday, September 23rd at 9:00 am PST.

I made this simple card to show you that you can make a non holiday card with the stamps if you want.

I love these new ticking stripes. I set it up in my Stamping platform down towards the bottom on the diagonal and stamped it on my cardstock. 

Then I moved my cardstock down and lined up the stripes to continue the pattern for the rest of my background. You can see I trimmed the cardstock down to make lining it up easier. 

Don't forget to mask off with some PostIt notes and stamp again. 

I set up my stamps land stamped the other images then assembled my card. 

I also added a little stitching which I think adds a little texture. 

I hope you will tune into the Tim Holtz LIVE on Saturday, September 23rd 9:00 am PST. 

Thanks so much for stopping by. 

Click below to view the Stamps and Stencils. 

Friday, August 25, 2023

Tim Holtz "Frightful" - Eclectic Elements Fabric Release

Hello friends! Today I'm sharing several makes for the Tim Holtz Frightful fabric release for FreeSpirit Fabrics. The Eclectic Elements fabric is in stores and on line now. Simon Says Stamp is selling bundles so you can get your hands on just a little bit of fabrics to have fun with. If you missed the Tim Holtz YouTube LIVE for this release be sure to check it out on Tim's YouTube channel, there are so many amazing makes! 

A big thank you to Tim Holtz for designing such gorgeous fabrics and for the amazing photos!

Spiderweb Table Topper 
Pattern by "My Cotton Creations"
(9/25/2012 blog post)

"All Things Tote" 
Pattern by Knot and Thread Designs

Chevron Pillow
Made from half square triangles

Spider Web Pillow  
Inspired by the Table Topper

Pumpkin Bags
Pattern by Beth Studley

Simple Halloween Cards made with fabric.
Just for fun!

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Happy sewing!

Head over to Simon Says Stamp to grab some fabric to play with!