Monday, September 24, 2012

Papertrey September Blog Hop Challenge

The theme this month was about wrapping and packaging, working with fabric or felt. I've actually admired several very cute felt cell-phone pockets on Etsy over the past year or so. I thought I would try my hand at one for this challenge.  I didn't have a template or any formal stitching instruction. So please don't laugh at my needlework - this is what you get when your first blanket stitch lesson comes from a You Tube video - Lol!  BTW - Wouldn't this be cute using the telephone die from Heart-2-Heart #4 ?!!

Cream felt is from PTI. I used Edgers #3 die on the folded edge, the house die from Love Lives Here and the birds from Little Bitty Birds.

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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Textured Stamping and Will

I've been slowly accepting that Autumn is upon us. There is a definite chill in the air once the sun begins it's descent in the Western sky and I'm already needing to turn on headlights as I drive to work at 6:30am.

I had some burlap laying on my stamp table from the PTI blog hop. With my sister's birthday just days away, I wanted to try stamping directly on the burlap for her card.  I re-inked my Avocado ink pad just prior to stamping and was pleasantly surprised to see how well the burlap took to dye ink
 (All supplies Papertrey Ink - except burlap from my stash)

I also wanted to share a photo of our youngest Corgi, Will. We spent last week camped out at the Hoh River, near the Washington coast, with our two Corgi's and Aussie Shepard. To get back and forth to his good steelhead fishing spots on the river, DH decided to take his ATV. Our youngest Corgi, Will, LOVES to ride on the back of this bike. It makes me laugh out loud to see the expression of pure delight on his face whenever DH is buzzing around with him on the back.
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