june project #3 for purple onion designs.
just a quick 4th of july card that uses up some scraps. i knew i wanted to some how use up some of the little scenic route word stickers i have piles of and came up with this quick card. it's staying on my desk to remind me to pull out the rest of the little word stickers i have and use them up. i've got birthday, and back-to-school, and baby, and...
michael's had these flower wall hanging/plaque shapes a while ago. maybe the end of last summer. don't really remember. but i like the shape alot. so much so that i think i ended up buying like five of these. i'm thinking i'll do one for every season. and yes, that is fabric there in the middle of the flower. i don't own fabric, rather i didn't own any fabric until i started this project. now i own a bunch of 10x10 inch pieces by american jane.
paper: studio calico;
stamps: prima [bingo, notebook]; fabric: american jane for moda [recess collection] ink: ranger/tim holtz distress [old paper, antique linen]; paint: making memories; embroidery floss:
DMC [#838]; embellishments: jenni bowlin [ticket], buttons; other: flower by plaid.
monday morning i got up early and headed over to the local cemetery with my best buddy R. now our local cemetery is not just your average place where dead folk are buried. it happens to be where famous people are buried and headless horsemen roam. famous interments include the rockefellers, walter chrysler, andrew carnegie, elizabeth arden, and of course washington irving. so not only were we walking amongst these really famous dead people, well really only washington irving the rest we didn't look for, but we were walking right near where ichabod crane hid from the headless horseman. i hate this legend. it scares the hell out of me. always has. and now i live right where the whole thing took place. awesome. our end of summer plans include a night tour of the cemetery. it's gonna be total awesomeness.
june project #2 for purple onion designs. was going thru my drawer of stickers and came across the scenic route b-day ones from last year. it never hurts to have some extra b-day cards laying around, so i added a couple of stamps to the sticker and ended up with this card.
june project #1 for purple onion designs. just about everything on here was stamped. the tree trunk was stamped on the back of the woodgrain paper and then cut out, the clouds and tree top are the same stamp, and the flowers and butterfly are the same stamp - just cut off a petal to make it look like a butterfly.
stamps: purple onion designs [bubble-ma-jig, hang in there, flower from doodle frame set]; ink: tsukineko [rich cocoa], colorbox [frost white];
bazzill [atlantic]; paper: hambly screen prints [woodgrain], making memories [passport collection], yellow, orange & pink scraps; embroidery floss:
DMC [#838]; other: ranger glossy accents.
this little guy is making another appearance in one of my projects. i basically just lifted the design of this card from this frame that i put together last month. i have another project in mind that has him dressed up for each season. yeah, we'll see if i ever get to it.
stamp: hero arts [boy owl]; ink: staz-on & ranger/tim holtz [frayed burlap]; cardstock:
bazzill; paper: hambly screen prints [woodgrain], studio calico [trees], & scraps from scenic route & sassafras lass; flower: prima; punch: fiskars; other: ranger/tim holtz distress stickles [walnut stain], wire, embroidery floss, & a button.
i finally made it to the scrap book store that opened in the city like 6 months ago. i'm always on the east side, and it's on the west side, and that's a bit of a hike through the park. well we went for it today - had to walk off our awesome lunch from alice's tea cup. we started off with 7 and lost one after lunch. after a long walk all the way through and across central park we lost another, putting us at 5. out of the park and up 10 blockswe are now at 91st, where we lost another. only 4 left now. over a few more blocks to broadway, and almost to the store, we lost one more. the 3 of us remaining had a great time at the scrapbook store - well i did anyways. now we are 60 blocks from where we need to be, and with lunch fully walked off, we decided that taking the subway back was the best choice.