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Thursday, May 18, 2017

By the Sea

Oh my goodness this last week has really flown by! I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day weekend! This month has flown by as well next week is the last challenge of the month on Twisted Thursday to get your cards in for a chance to win a fabulous prize from our May sponsor PPINKYDOLLS! If you have not joined Outlawz Challenges you should! We have a new fun challenge every day of the week! Lots of talented card makers and inspiration to kick start your card paper crafting mojo!

My card above I have used my Cuttlebug embossing folder for the leaves, a flower sticker set for embellishments as well as some diamond gems to replicate water bubbles behind the bird, yes that is a window to look inside of the card, I made it using acrylic from packaging cut down to size and stuck in to place using double side tape, the digi is from PPinkydolls Etsy site. If you like my card you should see what the rest of the Design Team has done with this image, as well as our wonderful Guest Designer this week! So come on over to Outlawz Challenges, we would love to see your creations! 

Our wonderful sponsor for May is PPINKYDOLLS

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Flowers & Lace

Hey there my blog following friends! It is THURSDAY! That's right, it's not only the day before FRIDAY but it is time for Twisted Thursdays challenge over at OUTLAWZ CHALLENGES! This weeks optional twist is Flowers & Lace, and this month the fabulous digi designs are by this months sponsor Ppinkydolls​! Here's my card for this week! We hope to see you in the challenges!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Digitized Brother SE-400 Weekend

Oh my word! What a weekend! My computer had a melt down a while back and I lost all of my machine embroidery software. I have spent most of my weekend searching the house, my computer files, as well as online for software to be able to digitize my friends design. My first attempt in red from his original design. It would have been great had all those threads not been running all over the head of the wolf and the lettering. So, I searched on. 

I found a free software. In the process of trying to get my image loaded into the software I used up all of my free trial uses and hadn't accomplished anything! That was nerve racking.

By some miracle. I tried another software that I had already tried once and just started fiddling with settings and it worked! My wolf head turned out like it was suppose to. So I added the text separately in a different font and it worked. The last step was to preview it in 3D.

It looks pretty good! The true test is putting it onto fabric, making sure it has the right stabilizers and all that jazz. There is so much to this I see why I have let my machine sit untouched for a few years. Unless you have big bucks to purchase all of your software, or don't mind using the cheesy free files they give you with your machine this hobby is not a lot of fun. :) 

Thursday, May 4, 2017


Today starts this weeks challenge on Twisted Thursday at Outlawz Challenges! Anything Goes with the optional twist CIRCUS. In honor of over 100 years of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus final days. You will be missed but not forgotten.

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Custom T-shirt Designed

Custom T-shirt Design for Armadi Inc. of Edmond, Oklahoma! 

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Crochet around Chain Picture TUTORIAL

These directions are to help with the start of the 4th of July Potholder Pattern located here

Friday, April 28, 2017

Master Carpenter T-shirt

The last few days I have been working on this T-shirt layout. I am making this one for my husbands business. He owns and operates a cabinet shop here in the Edmond, OK area. For years he has asked me to make shirts, but I was overwhelmed and felt I needed more practice. This week practice smak-tice I am going to attempt this!

First shot I cut too deeply but I didn't want to waste my pieces so I pieced it all on to the shirt.  That is why you see all the strips of heat tape, I was trying to hold my design and all its pieces together. I wish I had not done that, because in the process of moving the shirt from one spot to another my pieces became unaligned. I attempted straightening during the process but it was too late. I should have fixed the issue by starting over so that my colors would each be on one full sheet nicely aligned and one time shot at removal.

 It still looks great even if it is a little off, which if my husband wasnt wearing it would drive him crazy to look at, good thing this shirt is for him! LOL!

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