Pretty Little Studio: Doughnut Happy

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Welcome to the weekend, y'all!  I'm up on the Pretty Little Studio blog today with a page inspired by the Sweet Life Collection.  Check it out!
I started this page by splattering the Inner Artist 12x12 background print (I adore this paper!) with Pure Black and Titanium White acrylic paints.  I then stitched around its outside edges with colored embroidery floss to coordinate with the changes of color in the print.
That set the stage for my photos, which were all matted with white cardstock.  The top photo was also backed with our Rose Bed and Crazy Lines prints, anchored with gold-threaded, straight, machine stitching; wrapped with a length of white string, tied in a bow; and embellished with an "I {heart} THIS" All Together Word Sticker.
Moving from top to bottom, the second photo was backed with the Rainbow print, anchored with more gold-threaded, straight, machine stitching; and the space between it and the top photo was dressed up with an "XOXO" So Sweet Die Cut, popped up with foam tape.
The third photo was backed with both the Donut Worry print, anchored with that scrumptious, gold-threaded, straight, machine stitching, as well as a snippet of cheesecloth for additional texture.  The space to the left of it was embellished with a trio of "you are so sweet", "remember to smile", and "hooray" Cupcake Party Die Cuts, popped up with foam tape, and a Sweet Life Flair Button.
The fourth and final photo was backed with a Life Is Beautiful 3x4 Journaling Card and a piece of the Adorable print, both of which were secured with the same stitching, mentioned previously, as well as a folded piece of Gold Leaves Metallic Vellum for shine.  It was also topped with a "HELLO" Cupcake Party Die-Cut banner, popped up with foam tape.
A trio of So Sweet Die-Cut doughnuts drive home the theme of our doughnut-eating parade.
The "there are so many beautiful reasons to be happy." Life Is Beautiful Die-Cut Word was popped up with foam tape, in the center of the design.  A couple of "OUR HAPPY PLACE!" and "days like these are unforgettable" All Together Word Stickers; scattering of new-to-me Always Aqua Sequins, which I couldn't possibly love the color of any more; and my journaling complete the look.  My journaling reads,  May 12, 2012, Our favorite parts of the Mission Days Parade are doughnuts from Lamar's (Yum!) & the drum lines.
Thanks so much for taking time out of your sacred weekends to visit, friends!  Be blessed!

{Supplies & Tools}
Paper: white (Paper Studio); Sweet Life: 6x8 Paper Pack & Gold Leaves Metallic Vellum 8x8; April Showers: Rose Bed 8x8; Savannah Dreams: 12x12 Paper Pack (PLS) Ink: Black PITT artist pen (Faber Castell) Other: gold thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); embroidery floss (DMC); paper piercing kit (SU!); Pure Black & Titanium White acrylic paints (FolkArt); white string (Hobby Lobby); foam tape (Scotch); cheesecloth (Dritz); Sweet Life: Sweet Life Flair Button, So Sweet Die Cuts, Life Is Beautiful Die-Cut Words, Life Is Beautiful 3x4 Journaling Card, & Cupcake Party Die Cuts; XOXO: Always Aqua sequins; Savannah Dreams: All Together Word Stickers (PLS)

Paper Sweeties November Release Rewind

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Hey, friends!  I promised to put Paper Sweeties' November Release, Merry, to work, without paper, for you all today; and I'm here now to deliver.
I started this holiday, wall decor project and/or these tree decorations by stamping each word/phrase, from Merry, with a light-colored, water-based, washable ink, on scraps of white fabric.
I then stitched over the stamped lines with my chosen, non-traditional shades of embroidery floss...
eliminating only one of the colors from the final, shorter word.  Once each stitched, fabric word/phrase had been washed and dried, just to make sure none of the initially-stamped ink was showing, they were stretched across tiny, wood, embroidery hoops...
and embellished with die-cut, white, felt, Meet Me Under the Mistletoe, holly leaves, stitched with color-coordinating, button berries and Strawberry...
Robin Egg...
and Green Apple seam binding ribbon, tied in double bows and embellished with single pearls, backed with lengths of white string, tied in bows.
Thanks, as always, for humbling me with a visit!  Have a wonderful remainder of your week and a truly blessed, holiday season.  XOXO

Nancy Salkeld 

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Merry (Paper Sweeties) Other: fabric (JoAnn Fabrics); embroidery floss (DMC); embroidery hoops (Michaels); white string & felt (Hobby Lobby); pearls (Paper Studio); white thread (Coats & Clark); buttons (Buttons Galore & More); Big Shot (Sizzix); Meet Me Under the Mistletoe Sweet Cuts die & Strawberry, Green Apple, & Robin Egg seam binding ribbons (Paper Sweeties)

Paper Sweeties November Release Party

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Welcome back, y'all!  I'm thrilled that you all have come back to see a little more of what Paper Sweeties' newest release, Merry, has to offer.  So let's just get right to it.  Shall we?
I started this card by stamping a grid, patterned print, in Lucky Limeade, Bashful Blue, Strawberry Slush, and Barely Banana inks, repeatedly, with four of the words from Merry; trimming its bottom edge with a festive, black and white, text print; and framing them both with a piece of Bashful Blue cardstock and white-threaded, straight, machine stitching.  The "Sending you a HUG in a MUG" sentiment, from But First, Coffee, was stamped, in Jet Black ink, on a lime label and adhered in the bottom center of the prepped piece.
The space between the two prints was then wrapped with a length of white string, tied in a bow to the left side of the card face; before I secured everything, to the white, cardstock, card face, with foam tape.
A snippet of cheesecloth adds delicious texture behind the mug and cupcake images, which were stamped on watercolor paper die cuts, watercolored, and popped up with foam tape.  Both of these images come from the Homemade with Love stamp set.  A little Glossy Accents provides just the right amount of shine for both the coffee/hot cocoa and berries...
and a trio of white-embossed, on vellum, snowflakes, from Snow Friends, Sweet Treats, and Homemade with Love, were scattered across the top portion of the design to complete the look.
I have a little something different, for you all, tomorrow, to wrap up release week... something that puts these playfully typed words/phrases to work without paper.  Until then, thanks, as always, for stopping by; and have a blessed day!

Nancy Salkeld 

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Merry, Snow Friends, Sweet Treats, But First, Coffee, & Homemade with Love (Paper Sweeties) Paper: vellum & white (Paper Sweeties); Bashful Blue (SU!); grid (Citrus Twist); black text (American Crafts); watercolor (Master's Touch) Ink: Jet Black (Ranger); Lucky Limeade, Bashful Blue, Strawberry Slush, & Barely Banana (SU!) Other: white thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); foam tape (Scotch); cheesecloth (Dritz); white string (Hobby Lobby); Glossy Accents (Ranger); watercolors (Kuretake); lime label (Citrus Twist); white embossing powder (Zing!); Big Shot (Sizzix); Snow Friends, Sweet Treats, & Homemade with Love Sweet Cuts dies (Paper Sweeties)

Paper Sweeties November Release Sneak Peek

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Evening, y'all!  We've got a super, versatile, stamp set, Merry, being released this month over at Paper Sweeties; and I'm here today to show you a little of what it can do.  Enjoy!
I started this card by trimming the top edge of a piece of music, patterned paper with a strip of candy cane print and anchoring them both, with white-threaded, straight, machine stitching, to the white, cardstock, card face.  The manger, roof, and holly images, from both Stand Add-On: Manger and Homemade with Love, were then stamped, in Jet Black ink, on watercolor paper; watercolored; hand-cut out; and popped up, with foam tape, in their respective positions.
The "BELIEVE" sentiment, from Merry, was stamped, in Jet Black ink, on a strip of vellum and secured, over the prepped manger, with more stitching...
as well as a couple of white brads.
A little Xmas Red Stickles for the holly berries...
and a length of Frosting seam binding ribbon, tied in a double bow and embellished with a single pearl, backed with a length of Baker's Twine, tied in a bow, complete the look.
Thanks so much for stopping by, Paper Sweeties friends!  There are a total of eleven words/phrases found in this new stamp set, and I've used all but three of them over the course of this release; so, please come on back tomorrow to see lots more of what this set has to offer.  Hugs!


{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Merry, Homemade with Love, & Stand Add-On: Manger (Paper Sweeties) Paper: vellum & white (Paper Studio); music (Crate Paper); candy cane (October Afternoon); watercolor (Master's Touch) Ink: Jet Black (Ranger); Jet Black (StazOn) Other: gold thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); Xmas Red Stickles (Ranger); watercolors (Kuretake); white brads (unknown); Baker's Twine (Clean Country Paper Supplies); pearl (Paper Studio); Frosting seam binding ribbon (Paper Sweeties)

Pretty Little Studio: Fall Thank You

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Morning, y'all!  I have a seasonal thank you up on the Pretty Little Studio blog today and would love to share it here, with you all, too.  Enjoy!
I started this card by trimming the left side of a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of our Wander print with a strip of Feeling Warm Gold Metallic Vellum and anchored them both, with gold-threaded, straight and zig-zag, machine stitches, to a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of white cardstock, before popping it up, with foam tape, in the center of the white, cardstock, card face.  I then laced a "fall" Oct./Nov. 2018 Freebie tag with a length of white string; backed it with a Sprinkles Bookmark, popped up with foam tape...
and topped it with a Picnic Label, which was popped up with foam tape and had a "thank you" die-cut strip, from the same Oct./Nov. 2018 Freebie package as the tag itself, stapled to it.
A length of white, seam binding ribbon, tied in a double bow and studded with a single pearl, adds scrumptious texture...
and a couple of Lovely Leaves Die Cuts, clustered with Falling Leaves Sequins and a Monarch Die Cut, complete the look.
Like I said above, that "fall" tag and "thank you" sentiment come from the Oct./Nov. 2018 Freebie, which can be yours today with any $24 or more purchase.  Woot!
Thanks, as always, for humbling me with a visit!  Be blessed, friends!

{Supplies & Tools}
Paper: white (Paper Studio); Wish You Were Here: Wander 8x8 & Feels Like Falls: Feeling Warm Gold Metallic 8x8 Vellum (PLS) Other: gold thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); seam binding ribbon (Zipper Stop); white string (Hobby Lobby); pearl (Paper Studio); staple & stapler (office supply store); Feels Like Fall: Lovely Leaves Die Cuts; Beautiful Day: Picnic Cut-Apart Label & Sprinkles Bookmark; Potpourri: Falling Leaves Sequin Mix; Woodland: Monarch Die Cut; Oct./Nov. 2018 Freebie (PLS)