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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Long time....no post....

Hello Hello Everyone!! WOW.....where does the time go......it just amazes me how fast the days roll by........I was on vacation 2 weeks ago and had alot of fun spending the week in my ARTHaven....had full intention of sharing all the fun that I had created while off and the time got away from me......so I thought I would sit down and get caught up...... ;)

This past vacation was probably one of my most fun one's of all time!!! I got really friendly with my embroidery machine........thanks for my wonderful children who were more than happy to give mom ideas of things to work on to learn my machine!! LOL

I decided I wanted to work up a special shirt for both of my granddaughters.......Bree and "Tator Tot" .....love these girls to the moon and back.......Bree is a preteen and I knew she didn't really want "cutsie" so I found this camoflauge tank top and decided to put a monogram on it for her.....



She was absolutely thrilled with it and has already worn it several times!!!  Makes this Nana Innie SO PROUD!!! ;)

So then I got brave and really stretched my creativity......and I designed something a bit more involved for my "Tator Tot".......the theme of her room is owls.....so I took that idea and went with it......Hubby and I are called her Grand Popz and Nana....AWESOME titles don't ya think!! ;)  So here's what I designed for her.....



It fit Tator Tot perfectly and her mom LOVED it!!!!  So they were both a HUGE success!!!

Then my DIL had brought a bunch of her shirts over for me to use to "test" out monograms on......so I worked up several different designs and stitched them onto her tops......here's how they turned out...











Whew.......that was alot huh!!! LOL  But she really did love how they all turned out...and I know I was so glad to have them all done!!! ;)

Sooooooooooooo....after I had all those done I wanted to do something for my future DIL (my youngest son's fiance)......she LOVES elephants........and I wanted it to be something super special....so here's what I came up with.....



Didn't it turn out SUPER CUTE!!!!  She absolutely LOVED it....made me so happy happy happy!!!

I have to say I've fallen in love with my embroidery machine and have gotten rather good at making embroidery files......so I decided to start making them and listing them on My ETSY Store......So I figured why not start out with the files I created to make all the above designs.......So if you find something you might like I would love for you to visit my store......















OMGoodness....Are you still here????  Lots of files huh.....LOL  Sorry about that.....but I wanted to be sure to get the new ones I've recently listed in my store....will be making lots more.....so if you love using embroidery files....I would love for you to check back......

NOW.......on to paper!!! Believe it or not I actually played some with that as well......Thought I would share some little things I did accomplish....I joined an ATC in the ATT Yahoo Group......and love how it turned out.....Here's the background I started out with......this is a Prima page.....love it just as it is.....but wanted to start using my stamps more......so I went to town....


Here's what I came out with once I finsihed stamping, distressing and blending.... ;)




For the birds on the branch I stamped it out then used the Scan and Cut Technique with my Silver Bullet Professional cutter and SCAL4......works SO awesome!!!  Then I decided to also cut a few layers of chipboard and make the base of the birds thicker.......



My Silver Bullet Professional cutter does such a wonderful job cutting chipboard!!! I really do like how this ATC turned out....used all kinds of craft goodness in supplies....and it felt great to get inky again......So I played a bit more and created a card.......had ALOT of fun with this one!!!!!



I did the resist type of technique with a leaf stamp......and then the same for the Friends Forever stamp.... Used Distress Inks and some twine and VOILA.....all done....I love how this turned out as well.......

WHEW!!!! Are you still here????? I'm FINALLY done!!! LOL ...So sorry for the loooooonnnnnggggg post...but I wanted to get all caught up!!!!  I sure hope you might like what you saw...and I want to THANK YOU so much for stopping by to visit with me.......Means way more then you know!!!  I do hope you'll stop by again.......until then....I wish you a very blessed week!!

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