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Something I have really enjoyed doing is making my own embellishments.Most of these ideas are universal, switch out the theme to whatever project you are working on. So many ideas can be found on the internet using colouring pages, printables, etc.)

Some of my favourites are

Flair buttons – all you really need is a 1” circle punch (I have a MS scalloped circle punch which works great), a stamped image, scraps of paper, small stickers, the possibilities are endless. Here are a few samples of one I have made.


Stamped images – Find your favourite stamp or something that coordinates with your theme, colour it, and cover with gloss accents or something like that ( I use Close To My Heart’s Liquid Glass)


Paper Piecing – find a printable, colouring page, or pattern of your theme and cut out of cardstock and/or pattern paper to create your embellishment. Again lots of patterns, images of the internet or draw your own pattern(not something I could do though).

One last thing… you can use packaging from items you buy to make patterns like ihave here with this bone tag I have from a purchase from a toy I purchased for my puppy.  Use the pattern for many things:

Trace on a piece of card stock or pattern pattern and words or design, journaling, etc. 

Trace outlying on paper and stitch the outline to make your own embellishment or do several for a background. 

Hope you are inspired to create your own embellishments…

Thanks for looking 🙂

Shannon

 

 

 

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Currently I am working on an album for my new puppy, Rosie. This is taking a lot longer than I expected.

 

Isn’t it funny how we take tons of pictures for something new, well at least I do? I probably have made this project longer than it needs to be just because of the amount of pictures.

First let’s talk about the album I chose to use for this project. This album has been kicking around for a few years now and I really haven’t found a purpose for it up to this point. I think it will work great!

I have purchased Echo Park’s Bark collection to get me started and have coordinated with other stuff from my stash. Here are a few pictures of completed layouts.


In later posts I am going to show how I have made some of my own embellishments (stamps, paper piecing, etc.)


I plan on updated you on this project as I have completed the layouts.

Hope you enjoyed…

Thanks for looking 🙂

Shannon

 

 

 


Who would have thought that I would be working on a cross stitch, I don’t usually do cross stitch because it takes so long.  I tend to head toward smaller, quick projects.

I picked up this small notebook kit (included notebook, thread and needle) at Dollarama to work on the train going to Montreal a couple weeks ago.  Although it is taking a while to complete, I am pick it up when I can.  I will post it when it is done.

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Yesterday I purchased a package of Gelly Roll Classic pens at Michael’s Arts and Crafts using a 40% coupon.  Now I need to figure out what to do with them.

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Here are a few things I was playing with, not sure I like to colour with them, doesn’t really leave a smooth, even finish.

What I have learned so far:

the pens are great for designs and colouring in small objects like the food dish, butterfly or hearts because they are small.

Not to fussy on the finished look of the dog coloured.  Too many pens marks.  So I did go over it again and it looks so much better.  I would so like to add glaze to it.  I really like the black and clear glaze pens.  I purchased those last year and have used a little.  The black glaze pen works great for paws.  These stamps are from Your Next Stamp, Jessica’s Puppy.

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Oops!  I didn’t realize this pen was not clear when dried!  Won’t do that again.

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I still love all the markers and have learned some new things.

Hope you can appreciate this post and I look forward to showing my next creative adventure.

Thanks for looking!

 

 

 



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