Thursday, January 12, 2023

Stitched Heart Woodblock Wednesday

Another Woodblock Wednesday, and my first post of the year!  #woodblockwednesday #woodblockstamps


Okay, so today really isn't Wednesday, but Amy is giving us until Monday to link up, yay!

I unearthed this woodblock stamp from the bottom of a shoebox. I was surprised it's a Stampa Rosa! It begged to be stitched, so I stamped the image on scrap cardstock, then pierced the holes. I transferred the pattern to vellum so I could see through it to position it where I wanted it inside the ornate oval. The heart is stitched with red satin floss, and the arrow is silver thread. I wonder if this stamp was meant to be stitched? I was unable to find this stamp by Googling. I am loving Woodblock Wednesdays, thank you Amy!

Tomorrow (Friday the 13th) is our 44th Anniversary, so this card will be Stan's. 💖




Stamps: Santa Rosa
Dies: Spellbinders Opulent Ovals, Spellbinders Stitched Heart Card Front (sentiment)

Thanks for popping by!

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

InKing Royalty Blog Hop - Winter

 


Welcome to InKing Royalty's December Blog Hop! We have created wintry projects to share with you today - snow, sleds and mittens are sure to be found in our lineup. We are excited to share our creations and hope you love them! After you read my post, I hope you'll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

Winter is my favorite time of year to stitch. Stitching on cards has become popular! Here's a project that doesn't require special dies. I'll share some projects, then a snapshot of the template I used at the end.


I love using satin embroidery floss. It's shiny and doesn't "fuzz". Also used some fancy metallic thread I found in my stash. The Stitched Rectangle dies were perfect for this project! The sentiment is from Treasured Kindness, stamped on a strip with banner cut ends.


I pierced several panels and played with colors. The samples below are ready for sentiments! It might even be fun to add a die cut word.


This card will be for my nephew's birthday. He likes red and black. 



Used two strands of regular floss on this card, and metallic thread.



Just one strand of regular floss was used on this pool party card.


Cased these cards from Laura Bassen. She has other samples and a wonderful video here.

Instead of using a ruler and tic marks I used graph paper. I drew lines of the pattern, then pierced only the stitching holes. Once you have a panel pierced you can use that panel as a template. Here's my graph paper worksheet:


This is fun and pretty quick. It's a great project to have on hand as you travel through the woods to Grandmother's house, or take on a flight. Just pre-pierce panels and pack a needle, needle threader, floss, and small scissors. Hope you give it a try!

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you'll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards . There's lots of inspiration to be found in this group!

Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:
  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  3. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl  ← ← ← You are here
  4. Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
  5. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  6. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  7. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  8. Jan Dufour at Stamp Me Silly
  9. Marilyn Jones at Stamp with MJ

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Hero Arts on Woodblock Wednesday

Linking up on another Woodblock Wednesday! It's really fun looking through those under-used favorite wood mounted stamps. This Hero Arts stamp is special because Hero Arts sent it to me when I entered a card contest. My entry was matching cake decorations, gift wrap, and a card with a set of floral stamps.



This stamp is Hero Arts H2809 Italian Style Artprints. I found some vintage style papers by Echo Park in my stash. Fun to combine papers from the same pad. The image is actually stamped on yellow patterned paper that exactly matches the background paper.

I love that Amy has opened these Woodblock Wednesdays to anyone who would like to link up. Can't wait to see the other cards! This month's sponsor is Rubbermoon. Come on over and join in!

Thank you for visiting today!

 

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Caffeinated Christmas Card Challenge #12 - Snowmen



I am excited to be a guest designer for this month's Caffeinated Christmas Card Challenge! The theme is snowmen, and is sponsored by Not 2 Shabby. 



Created this scene with Not 2 Shabby's Let It Snow digi. So cool to be able to make the image any size to fit your project. Originally thought I'd have the snowman hold the iced coffee (iced coffee for a snowman of course!) but his stick arms would be challenged to hold it up. Here comes an adorable Lawn Fawn fairy, bringing the Snowman his iced coffee! The iced coffee is fussy cut from washi tape from my stash.

Wink of Stella graces the fairy's wings and ornaments. The snowy ground panels are shimmery cardstock.

Stamps: Not 2 Shabby Let It Snow (digi), Lawn Fawn Fairy Friends, Lawn Fawn     Thanks a Latte (sentiment)
Dies: Lawn Fawn Scalloped Box Card Pop-Up, Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside     borders, SU In the Woods

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you'll join in the fun and link up and visit everyone's caffeinated creations.


Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Amazing Thanks for the InKing Royalty Blog Hop



Joining in the fun today with the InKing Royalty blog hop! November is a time of gratitude and thanksgiving, and we've made projects that say "thanks!" to special people in our lives. We are excited to share our creations and hope you love them! After you read my post, I hope you'll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.





I love my dies, and am especially fond of the dies with coordinating embossing folders! The Merriest Frames is amazing. I cut the foliage sides off because I wanted the "thanks" to extend over the edge. The extra side pieces are saved for another project. The bottom of the thanks is a shade darker, blended with the same color as the cardstock, very subtle. I love Old Olive and Early Espresso together! Need some Christmas thank you notes?

Dies: SU Stitched Rectangle, SU Merriest Frames, SU Amazing Thanks
Misc: SU Merriest Frames hybrid embossing folder, SU pearls

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you'll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin. There's lots of inspiration to be found in this group - and you don't want to miss it!




If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:
  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  3. Jan Dufour at Stamp Me Silly
  4. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  5. Lynn Kolcun at Avery's Owlery
  6. Marilyn Jones at Stamp with MJ
  7. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  8. Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
  9. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  10. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin

Friday, November 11, 2022

Mug of Hugs

 


The much-anticipated 2022 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop is here! 

The Love Cynthia images are so adorable. This is the first time I've been able to play with a set. This card is linked up at #62.


The image is fussy cut, heart is topped with Diamond Glaze. Paper is from my stash.

Stamps: Love Cynthia Coffee Addict, Unity Mug of Hugs
Dies: MFT Blueprints 20, Spellbinders circles and scalloped circles
Punches: SU Modern Label, SU Classic Label

Off to hop, hope you'll join us!




Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Pine for Woodblock Wednesday

Participating in the amazing Amy Tsuruta's Woodblock Wednesday challenge. She's encouraging crafty friends to dust off our much-loved but maybe seldom used woodblock stamps!


I've selected three Impress stamps. These are special because Jeannie checked me out when they were having a sale on all Christmas stamps. The Pine Sprig and Large Pine Cones don't scream Christmas, but she gave me the discount. Sure do miss her and our crafty chats. Each time I use an Impress stamp I think of her.


Base is ivory cardstock, pine cones are fussy cut. I stamped the pine cones, then used a blending brush to add some light brown. I love this sentiment, there's a song by that name!



Stamps: Impress Pine Sprig 5103F, Impress Large Pine Cones 5203E, Impress Christmas in the Northwest
Dies: Frantic Stamper Cinched Ribbon Bow, MFT Stitched Sentiment Strips

In the spirit of the woodblock challenge I did not unmount the stamps. First time using a stamp positioner in like forever, lol!

See how many Woodblock Wednesday projects you can find on FB/IG using the hashtags #woodblockwednesday & #woodblockstamps. Linked projects are also on Amy's blog.

This was fun! Thanks, Amy!