Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Anniversary Frame

A friend of mine was going to a 25th Anniversary vow renewal.  She had seen the Wedding gift frame I made and wanted something similar.  For this I wanted to incorporate the years married.  I added the "25" in a Crumb Cake color to let it fade into the background.  The initial of their last name is the main focus done in Early Espresso. 

Their names are overlaid on the "25" and their original wedding date on the bottom using the same font and color as the "V".

I printed it out on Aida Cloth.  I really like the juxtaposition of modern day printing on old fashioned cloth used for cross stitching samplers!  An updated Sampler!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Celebrate with Stars

Haven't had much chance to post lately.  I've been getting ready for Relay For Life.  I've got some really great friends and family who have donated to my team.  It really means so much to me, my husband and daughter.  If it weren't for research and drug trials funded through donations, our lives would be very different right now.  I want at least that type of outcome for all cancer patients.  Looking forward to a great event this Friday raising more money!

Here's a quick design for the multiple birthdays we have coming up.  Inspired by a card of Dawn Olchefske's.  Very patriotic and easy to whip up.

Base card is Crumb Cake and the sentiment from Perfectly Penned is stamped in Midnight Muse ink.  I punched the star image out of each panel and adhered a rhinestone below.  Popped up the panels on dimensionals.

Finished in ten minutes!  What do you think?

Monday, June 3, 2013

MDS Wedding Gift

We have a wedding coming up in a few weeks for some very special people.  With funds very tight right now, I wanted to create something that had meaning and was personalized for them.  Originally I wanted to do this on burlap fabric, but when I tested out printing on it I just didn't like the look, it was too rustic for a wedding gift, not the right feel.  So I got some Aida cloth, used for cross stitching, which come in a wide variety of colors as I found out.  Here is a close up of the printed out portion:

I cut the Aida cloth to 8.5x11 and ironed on a piece 8.5x11 freezer paper.  Using My Digital Studio from Stampin' Up!, I set up the words and flourishes on a blank 8.5x11 project.  When I was happy with everything, I put the cloth with the attached freezer paper backing into my inkjet printer and set my settings to highest quality. 

Really pretty and personal.  I may be making many more of these in the future!  Would you like to receive this as a gift?

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