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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Spice it Up with a New Challenge at Create and Makes Challenge Blog

This month at Creates and Makes Challenge Blog Design with the Challenge #13 - Anything Goes; Optional Sentiment "Just for Fun"
                        
For my project, I made this spicy birthday card using a The Stamping Chef image and sentiments from Create with TLC


RECIPE and SUPPLIES:
  • size A2 card with scraps for the background  
  • image was colored with Spectrum Noir and Whisper Stroke Markers, gel pen accents and fussy cut around the edges
  • Queen & Co. Pearls 
  • sentiments are from Create with TLC cut using Darice Embossing Die Cut and chalked around the edges

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Friday, June 16, 2017

The Good Old Days with a New Challenge at Brown Sugar Challenge Blog

It's a new challenge at Brown Sugar Challenge Blog? Challenge #255 - Anything Goes - easy peasy!!! Our fabulous sponsor, Kenny K, has inspired me with Socialite 1920's Flapper which I decided to make into a friendship card using sassy snarky Create with TLC sentiments both on the outside and the inside:


RECIPE and SUPPLIES:
  • card is size A2 Recollection card stock
  • background is DCWV The Linen Stack 
  • image was colored with Spectrum Noir and Whisper Stroke Markers, and gel pen accents, fussy cut around the edges 
  • lace was from a swap which was wrapped around and tied into a bow
  • the fabulous decoration was from a swap which I hated to part with; but, it made the card!!!!
  • sentiments were from Create with TLC and cut using Darice Embossing Die Cut and chalked around the edges

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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Quilted Pocket Mug Rug

I love making these Mug Rugs as they are made entirely in the hoop of my Embroidery Machine (her name is Thelma on good days!!!) including the machine quilting!!!

Today's Mug Rug has a pocket where I place tea bags for the tea drinker but I'm thinking I nice piece of chocolate would be better!!! The original pattern can be found at Anne's Embroidery and is called Mug Rug with Pocket and Quilting


As you can see, I can combine a variety of fabrics making each one unique and an individual!!!! 

I love these as they are a little bigger than a coaster and smaller than a placemat and purrfect to place a glass of wine, cup of tea or coffee along with a snack such as a cookie, brownie, or piece of chocolate and are completely washable!!! They can be mailed using just a standard stamp in a 5x7 envelope!!!! 

This includes a top layer of fabric and the bottom fabric, stabilizer, and a layer of batting - better yet, I can do special orders or these are made completely using scraps!!! I originally made a few Microwave Bowl Cozies and the scraps became these Mug Rugs - great combination gift!!!

These were a big hit at my last craft show and hoping they will be also on June 17th in Jamestown, PA.


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