Papertrey Ink Blog Hop challenge is to use hearts. It's been a few months since I had a chance to really play with paper. I've especially been wanting to use my Make It Market kits.
I don't have a lot of heart stamps, but I found one in the Make It Market kit: Country Fair. The front is embossed with the impression plate and the gold ink are from Make It Market kit: Luxe Letterpress and the sentiments are from MIMk: Beautiful Brushstrokes. The only things that aren't from a MIMkit are the heart punch and the Stamper's Select cardstock for the cardbase and the PTI chai inkpad used to ink the edge of the heart. I signed up to take Cards with Dimension: Lovely Layers, Textures & Embellishments by Danielle Flanders over at Craftsy.com. It is giving me a greater awareness of it all.
And because Simon Says Have a Heart for it's Wednesday Challenge, I'm entering it there as well.
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Garden Gnome Hat pattern can be found on ravelry here. It knits big. I used 2.50 mm needles
instead of 2.25 because my friend said she has a big head, from what I read in the pattern comments on the ravelry page, I could have done without the increase lol. Note to self, read all the comments on ravelry (I found it on Etsy first I think). Without the pompom it measures 14 inches in length, if I had knit per the gauge it should be 11". But it fits in a slouchy way that is warm and comfortable, I'm hoping it suits the taste of the recipient lol.
pom pom tutorial is one I found on Pinterest, it's in Japanese(?), but the pictures tell the story, at least enough to get the job done. I trimmed off a lot and it's still 3.5" across. Just another reason I'd hate to see toilet paper rolls disappear, but they seem to be much more flimsy then in the past.
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Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Today I decided to get the gnome stamp set from Club Scrap ready to use. So I use a glue that stays tacky (after it dries) on the back. I use a pizza box that has been covered in the glue. I can shut the lid and do other things if I'm so inclined.
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