Distress, Stencils & Scotties

I’m back to share a set of handmade cards I made as a thank you gift:

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I used a variety of distress inks and rubbed them gently over a Heidi Swapp stencil.

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I sprayed the cardstock with some shimmer spray, used glitter cardstock for the sentiments, and then some final touches of sequins.

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My little scottie decided the help keep watch over the cards as they were drying.

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Hope you are having a wonderful Easter weekend!

 

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Sneak peek and a Smile!

Just thought I would share a preview of some mother’s day cards I am working on…

bowl1Every year I enjoy the process of making holiday cards…i.e. trying to figure out cute ideas and then mass producing it! The fun is in the planning and preparation I swear!  Here’s the throwback to last year’s Mother’s Day cards:

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Pretty darn cute! I love those little aprons…In the meantime, here are some cute smiling faces of my little rugrats!

IMG_20150419_120203Let’s get ready for some weekend fun!

Hollar for Collars!

Sometimes you capture the perfect moment that pulls at your heart strings…

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Here are my little scotties napping on my lap and holding hands as we head home after a fun filled day!

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I made their cutie collars using my Silhouette!  These collars were very easy to make and look great on the pups!

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What can I say – my scotties are spoiled! Off to make them some custom shirts. haha! jk.

You’re my First Mate!

I can’t believe summer is already here! Looking forward to lots of sun and water this year.  The following card was inspired by this adorable outfit from the Martha Stewart pet collection:

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And of course, my adorable little Scotties:

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It took me forever to put this card together and I struggled to find the right alphabet set for the cute sentiment.  Anyone ever have this problem?! The red striped pattern paper is actually from Martha Stewart’s Valentine’s day collection which fits perfectly with the nautical theme.

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Here you can see the dimension added to the card.

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I hand cut the banner for the sentiment and used my (beloved) silhouette for the boat and anchor.  Then a few sprinkles of enamel dots to finish up the card! Happy Sailing to all the Scotties!

UPDATE:

After completing the post, I couldn’t help but adding a few more finishing touches.  I thought the anchor looked a little lonely so I made a little lifesaver to keep it company. Then, I added some black stitching around the card and enamel dots to the water! Adorable!

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Drop Your Drawers – It’s Laundry Time!

Drop Your Drawers – It’s Laundry Time!

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This weekend, I discovered the joy of Silhouette’s Heat Transfer Vinyl!!! I purchased the starter kit which had a few sheets of vinyl and tools:

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I got my starter kit for a pretty good deal.  I don’t think I would recommend getting the starter kit at full price because you can buy individual sheets and get more for your money that way.

I do a lot of traveling and I needed a lingerie laundry bag to keep all my garments sorted in my suitcase.  So I went to some local stores and found these awesome drawstring canvas bags:

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I found these adorable lingerie sets from the Silhouette store and cut them using the smooth vinyl heat transfer sheets:

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After peeling off the excess vinyl sheets, I positioned all of the pieces together to figure out where I wanted everything to be placed on the canvas bag:

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To get started, you will need an iron, iron board, and a piece of fabric.  I recommend using a piece of fabric that is bigger than your project – that way you don’t have to worry about your iron accidentally making direct contact with the vinyl.  I set my iron on the “cotton” level and allowed it to warm up before I started applying the heat.

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For the best results, I did one piece of vinyl at a time.  I found that after 30 seconds or so of heat, the vinyl will transfer smoothly to the surface.  Be sure to move the iron back and forth, especially over the intricate areas, so that the corners do not lift.  If you are lucky like me, you will have a little helper who likes to do a lot of ironing!

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After peeling off the plastic, I usually run the iron over the sheet and the surface to make sure I got all the small corners.  Here is a close-up of the vinyl on the canvas bag:

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TA DA! The final result which I absolutely loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

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For the back of the bag, I used some leftover scraps that I was about to throw away! Don’t throw away your scraps – you never know when a mistake will turn into something fabulous!

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Hope you enjoyed this post! Now it’s time to do laundry!

Scottie on Board!

This has to be one of my favorite cards of all time!

Love is in the details! And if you love little scotties!

  • Recipe:  CS from PTI, Stamps from Stampin’ Up and Waltzing Mouse Stamps, Gel Pen, Bling, Martha Stewart and Jillibean scrapbook paper, fiskars cloud punch, Tim Holtz distressed Ink,  Button, Twine.

Scottie Wish Washi!

Scotties + Washi Tape = adorable!

I have been wanting to use the Scottie die cut and this idea came to me while I was working with the washi tape.

I can’t tell you how hard it was to get my two scotties to pose for this photo! I had treats in one hand and camera in the other! lol

This card is available for purchase on my etsy site! (Actual Scotties not included lol)

  • Recipe:  White cs from PTI, Scottie Die cut, Washi Tape, White gel pen, Bling.

Me and My Bear!

Part Two: Of all things cute and Scottie-related!

I decided to put my sentiment inside the card! Surprisingly, this stamp set is really tricky-clean and simple seems like the best way to go!

I love this set because there are so many things that you can make!

  • Recipe: white cardstock from PTI, Blue cardstock/ribbon/bling from Michaels, Green Ink from Stampin Up spots Bold Brights in Glorious green, Grass stamp from Our Craft Lounge, Blue bead string, misc bear punch.

I heart my Scottie!

I feel like this stamp set was made just for me!

That’s how I reasoned paying $40 (shipping and handling) for this adorable stamp set!

Enjoy the first of many scottie cards to come!

  • Recipe: White cardstock from PTI, Scottie Stamp set from Stampin’ Up, Half pearls and Bling from Micheals, Sentiments from PTI.