Tuesday, April 26, 2011

~* A Vintage Sewing Tag *~

Hi Sweet Blogging Friends!

I miss you all! I've been so busy lately...hardly any time or energy to craft lately. Been too busy at work. I just wanted to say hi and hope everyone is doing well! Here's a tag I made for Simon Says Stamp and Show Some Buttons!

I loooooove buttons so it's not hard for me to want to incorporate them in everything :). I started off with a manila shipping tag that I distressed with Antique Linen and Vintage Photo. I then created the canvas piece by adhering an image from Tim Holtz' Crowded Attic Paper Stash onto some Claudine Helmuth Sticky Back Canvas...I did the technique where you rub off the paper and voila, you're left with the image on canvas. Super fun! I distressed it with Distress Inks as well. I added some lace that I distressed with Vintage Photo. There are several buttons~a real vintage button with the ornate center, a wooden (Paddington Bear coat) button with twine, and a thimble button. I made a denim rolled flower and added a Tim Holtz hanger clip, a Maya Road sewing machine chipboard piece that I inked up, and a tiny spool that I added twine to. Not sure if you can see, I "sewed" the twine around the edge of the tag and the canvas piece is sewed down to the tag with twine. Finished the top with some seam binding.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope I can squeeze in more time to craft and to say hi.

Take care.

*hugs* and Much aloha~

Steph :)

Sunday, April 17, 2011

~* Happy Birthday, CCCB :)!!! *~

Hi Everyone!

I know, it's been awhile! I've been completely swamped...didn't even have any time to blog surf or craft :(. Glad I got to make this card to help celebrate the City Crafter Challenge Blog's first birthday! Happy Happy Birthday, CCCB! Love the ladies and their wonderful creations and love their sweet words of support!

The challenge for CCCB Week 52 ~ Happy Birthday!!!!! was to case Silvia's pretty cake CASE card (right above). I decided to case the following:

1. dry embossing white card stock base

2. pinkish coral color

3. pearls

4. Happy Birthday banner

5. flowers

6. and it's a birthday card :)

Thank you for stopping by and I hope that things slow down so I can come visit you all and say hi! I missed you all a lot! Thank you for those who have checked in on me. You're the sweetest!

*hugs* and Much aloha to you~

Steph :)