Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Crimson and Clover Train Case

This is the Crimson and Clover Train Case designed by Sara from Sew Sweetness
I have a huge fascination with retro styled bags.  This case could be used for many things: make-up, toiletries, jewelry, toys, craft items, etc...
Here is the inside of the case.  I love all the pockets around the side and the big zip pocket on the lid.
I only made few changes to the bag.  I wasn't able to find a 32" zipper in the color was I was looking for.  However, I did mange to find a 30" zipper.  So, I made the bag tab piece a few inches longer. 
I used home d├ęcor fabric for the exterior fabric and quilt fabric for the inside.  For the lining pieces, I used SF-101.  In place of the Soft and Stable I used automotive headliner---I think that's what it is.  I bought it at Joann's.  I did use Peltex #70 on the inside of the top and bottom.  I felt it needed a little more stability for when items are inside the case.  It could be because of the larger size of the bag. 
This pattern comes in three sizes.  This is the largest size. 
Go visit to purchase this great train case pattern. 

Hope You Can Cling To-Day 29

Today's Hope You Can Cling To Challenge is to make a background without using designer paper. 

I used a mask and ink to make this background. 

Can you tell I had an oops that I wasn't sure how to fix?  LOL!
Supplies Used:  Heidi Swapp-Large Floral Bouquet Mask.  Hero Arts-Wavy Wishes.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Hope You Can Cling To-Day 28

Today's Challenge is "Pretty Pink Balloons."  We are to use at least one pink balloon on our card. 

I sponged over a Studio Calico- Chevron Mask for the background.  I cut the balloons with my Cricut-Alphalicious Cartridge.  
Attached twine....quick and easy. 

I suffered a paper crafting injury while making this card.  My very sharp pointed scissors fell onto my leg.  I tried to catch them but ended up shoving them deeply into my leg.  UGGG!  I'm sure I'll be fine. 

Have a great day!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Hope You Can Cling To-Day 27

Today's Hope You Can Cling To Challenge is Thanks x2.  We are challenged to make a card that expresses thanks or gratitude using two mediums. 

For my card I used water color paint and embossing. 

Stampasssions-Jest a Jester
Embossing Folder-Argyle

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Hope You Can Cling To-Day 26

We are so close to the end of Hope You Can Cling To.  I love participating in this event every year. 

Today's Challenge is "Let's Cheer!"  You know how in cheers you sometimes spell out words.  Well, that's what today's challenge is...we spelled out BOOBS!  :)

B=use black
O=Use at least 1 circle layer
O=use some type of round gem
B=use blue
S=use a sentiment

Here is my card:
B=BLACK-the Nestability dies are circles, shirt, and background for sentiment are black
O=1 CIRCLE LAYER-Nestabilities dies are circles
O=ROUND GEM-two blue round gems by sentiment
B=BLUE-Overalls, background paper, round gems
S=SENTIMENT-"Friends See Things Heart to Heart
Supplies:  Stamps:  My Favorite Things-Boy and His Dog-Dog Gone Cute, Dies:  Nestabilities-Beaded Circles, Standard Circles, Sizzix-Branch and Leaves

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Hope You Can Cling To-Day 25

Welcome to day 25!!! 
Today's Challenge is to use the Bokeh Technique on our cards.

 Here is a link:

I used the hearts for the Bokeh Technique.  The image is from Stamp City-I've had this awhile.  The heart is from Stampabilities, The ribbon is Stampendous-Ribbon Bow Border

Friday, October 24, 2014

Hope You Can Cling To-Day 24

Today's HYCCT Challenge is Resist, Being Resilient, Shining Through, Coming Out On Top!

For today's challenge we are to use a resist technique on our cards. 

I used clear embossing powder resist.  When I was finished, I removed the embossing powder by ironing it without steam between paper. 

Stamps:  Sentiment-Purple Onion Designs, Fine & Dandy-Autumn Leaves, Polka Dot Basics-Paper Trey Ink