Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Technique Tuesday Printables Blog Hop

Hi everyone! 

I’m a Stamping Tech for Technique Tuesday, and I’m excited to be taking part a blog hop today with my fellow stamping pals!

Today, all of us are playing with the new Printables Technique Tuesday recently debuted at the scrapbook conventions they go to. These three printed sheets (Candy Cane Wishes, Harvest Time and Hocus Pocus) consist of designs you can cut up and use to decorate cards, scrapbook pages and other fun paper crafted projects. They will be available through soon.

I chose to make a set of cards using Harvest Time:
I used punches to cut the circle images from the sheet, and then matted them on a larger circle, then again on the scallop circle.  It's hard to see, but the scallop circles and scallop borders are also corrugated.  The little border image piece is a bit smaller than 4 1/4", so I cut it behind the scallop circle and extended it.  Make sense??  :)  The text on the bottom is stamped with Technique Tuesday's Verbose set, which also happens to be the blog hop prize!

Here are individual pictures of each card, and also a pic of the different printables available:

Be sure to check out the blogs of everyone taking part in today’s blog hop!
Kris  <<< You are here!!
From the comments received on all the blogs, we will pick one lucky person to win Technique Tuesday’s Verbose stamp set:

This is our way of saying thanks for your comments! You don’t need to comment on all the blogs to be eligible to win. But the more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win!
Comments must be posted by midnight on Sept. 2, 2011. The winner will be announced on Sept. 3rd sometime on the Technique Tuesday blog.
Thanks for joining us today!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

New Socks!!

I thought I would share a couple pictures of my recent knitting projects.  The weather has been absolutely gorgeous the past few weeks, and I've spent a lot of time knitting outside on the deck.  Knitted socks feel like a dream on your feet!!  Sooooo comfy!!

 These first ones are called Herringbone Rib Socks.  I LOOOVE how this pattern turned out and will definately use it again.

This second pair is a pattern called Monkey Socks.  It is one of the most popular socks patterns in the knitting community, and I FINALLY got around to trying it.  Also, it is my first time using Koigu sock yarn.  Super fun, quick pattern, and the yarn is so nice!!  Next time using this pattern, I will definately do the no-purl version for a more smooth sock.

Both pairs are for ME!!  :)

I will be finishing up another pair of socks in the next few days, along with a new hat for my son's birthday next week!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Dream Big

Dream Big is a great stamp set from Technique Tuesday!  I have two cards using that set to share with you today.

 For my first card, I used the brocade image and the houndstooth image to make the two different backgrounds.  No patterned paper used...  just stamps and cardstock!  The seam binding is also something Technique Tuesday was selling in their booths at the conventions.  I pulled a thread from the center to gather the seam binding, then attached it with a strip of sticky tape.

 For my second card, I used Dream Big for the brocade background, and also for the small text background.  The "Thank You" sentiment is from Dream Big, and the fancy frame is stamped using Swanky Sentiments.  I used Long Stemmed Sentiments for the flowers.  (one of my "go to" sets from Technique Tuesday!).

I also made a super quick gift bag using both Dream Big and Swanky Sentiments.  Fast and Easy!

Here is the Dream Big set!

Thanks for taking a look today!!  :)

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

MMTPT157 Hi Hi Hi

Wow, I made TWO cards in one day!!!  It has been a loooooong time since that has happened!!

The MMTPT157 Teaparty challenge on Splitcoast was a color challenge to use Blue, Yellow and Green.  I just couldn't resist playing with this fun monster from Technique Tuesday's Monsters Ink!!  LOOOOVE that little guy!!


CC334 Thinking of You

Color Challenge on Splitcoast:  CC334

Going with CAS here.  Might just be the new normal for me!  It keeps me playing with my stuff, and is better for my hands...

Stamps are all from Technique Tuesday.  I used Pocket Full of Posies and So Sorry.