Sunday, January 24, 2010

Weaved Heart Valentine Card-- my 1st Tutorial

Weaved Heart Valentine Card
My 1st ever Tutorial... hope you like it.
The cardstock was glimmer misted using needle craft plastic canvas heart shapes... added some stickers, coloured gel dots and title. The instuctions and photos show you mine way of making the weaved heart using ribbons.

Trace a heart on paper .

Lay the ribbon across with ends extenting outside lines.
Stitch through ribbon on pencil mark back and forth to secure ribbon.

Work your way down right side sewing to secure ribbon...
following pencil marking to form shape of heart.

Once at the bottom turn and go up left side to secure other side of ribbon....
following the pencil marking to form the heart shape.

Now that the outter heart frame is sewn and holding the ribbon firmly in place...
now you can use the smallest safety pin attached to the ribbon
and weave the remainder of ribbon.
Use scotch tape to securely hold the ends in place at either end.

Half the weaving is done.

All the weaving is done and ends secured by scotch tape.

Turn over and zigzag around heart following the stitching already there.
Then trim excess off watching not to catch the stitches.

Front view after trimming.

Zigzag lace trim on and the weaved heart is done.

View of the back after lace stitched on.
Glue the finished weaved heart on card ... and all done.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Thursday, January 21, 2010

PageMap sketch and my Layout

I used lots of machine stitching, some hand stitching, border punches,
touch of bling, cut out popped up bird, distressing and ink.
I was after a cute fun layout with bright papers
for these too cute photos of the grandkids.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Combining Little Red Wagon Challenge and Lucy's Sketch

Card using Snowflakes...
Little Red Wagon Challenge to use snowflakes.

What a great combination.

Lucy's card sketch Jan. 2nd

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Layout using Creative Scrappers Sketch

Photo from 1974 at the cottage of the boys....
title Brothers misted with glimmer mist, made a pinwheel,
some strip flowers,
some distressing and inking,
used the sewing machine, hand sewed,
embossed the yellow circle, cricut cut the red frame and sub title,
borders punched, and lots of brads and buttons.
Journaling printed on vellum.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

My Sketch World 4th Anniversary Sketch-A-Thon

This is going to be amazing... 20 days of new sketches by Lucy.
It doesn't get any better. Hop on over and join us.

Friday, January 15, 2010

New Layouts that I used for my DT Call at My Sketch World

This layout just got Layout of the Week January 15th, 2010
at WE SCRAP where I also posted it.

These are Lucy's sketchs and NEW layouts that I used
for the Design Team Call for My Sketch World.
I am so excited to be on the DT with such a great group
of talented ladies and a fabulous site.

More of MSW Holiday Rewind Crop

Double page layout using two different challenges listed below.
Joined two challenges to make a fabulous double page.
Left side of double page layout above.
Kim's Challenge ...use wrapping paper in layout and the aftermath photos of opening gifts.
Right side of double page layout above.
Lisa Challenge.. use Lucy's sketch #47 and present not open under tree.
Used layout and challenge listed below.
Cheryl's Challenge .. trim the tree and Lucy Sketch #106

My layout using the Ad below as inspiration.

Sue's Ad Challenge and my take on it above.. used the layout part of it.

I did a double page layout using two different challenges and combined them.
Lisa M's Challenge... Seeing double .. make a trees and use the xmas tree photo. Left side.
Wendi's Challenge.. Let it Snow, blue, ink, snowflake, sparkle and a quote. Right side.

Sandi's Challenge.. empty stocking.. opps should have been non traditional paper.
Pat's Challenge.. Alter the photo Card.
I used photo editing and softened all around the snowpeople.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

It's Official My Sketch World has a New Design Team

MSW for this term (Feb 2010 to July 2010)
DT Coordinators- Nicole Wise(LO) and Suzann Jones(Card)
Returning Designers Kim Holmes (LO) Sue Biewer (LO) Lisa Moen (LO) Wendi Robinson(LO) Lori Keener (Card) Cheryl Nyober (Card) Alecia Castro (Card) Scarlett Salomone (Card) Ginni Gass (LO) Lisa Watson (LO)
New Designers Kristin Perez (LO) Bev Code (LO) Jan Tatomir (Card) Wendy West (Card) Katie Nolan-Denham (Card) GDT's ( Feb to April) is Stephanie Ferris and Carla Clark

Congrats to the returning team.. your work is fabulous, inspirational and you are all so supportive and I look forward to working with you. Congrats to the new team... I am looking forward to working with you and getting to know you all better.
Congrats also to the GDT.. you will love it here.
Thanks Lucy for the opportunity to work on such a fabulous site.

OMG ... what an amazing way to start my new year. I get to be a GDT for January and then DT for the next six 6 months. Be sure to follow me on my journey. It will be an opportunity of a life time.

Friday, January 8, 2010

MSW more Holiday Rewind Crop Challenges

Sketch below...twisted and turned and changed sides.

#11 Ginni - Light Camera Scraption- with twist to photo edit one photo and use Lucy double page layout Sketch #1

#13 Alicia Challenge Family Dinner Table with twist to use ribbon and bling.

Used the sketch below on the Left side and added the right side with more family opening gifts.

#2 Debbie Challenge....Opening Presents using Lucy Sketch #110

#15 Amanda's Card Challenge using photos from #27 and twist to use 2 manufacturers.
Mine are Making Memories and DCWV cardstock.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Creative Prompts 4U.... it's new

Something New and exciting is happening and they are looking for a Design Team, how exciting is that!! I just have to try my hand at this new venture and am going to send my application in. I am sure it will be a great website with lots of great challenges to participate in... Just go check it out.. Creative Prompts 4U !!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

My Sketch World Holiday Rewind Crop

#17 Kim's Challenge.. Frosty Snowman Birthday Card with lots of glitter.

#7 Scarlett's Make a Scene

#5 Suzann Challenge Lucy Sketch #124 and photo must be with Santa and family

inside gift card

#9 Amanda's Gift Card and an ornament photo

#1 Nicole Title Night before Christmas line. and family and the tree photos.

#8 Celeste's Tree and Me and Family ..twist TREE .. Trim, Ribbon, Embossing, Embellishments.

We are up to 19 posted challenges.

Be sure to check it out at

#3 My 1st official Guest Designer Team Challenge
Use double page sketch of Lucy's
Journal - 8 Things you Love about Christmas
Use any mix of photos from the List of Christmas Photos