Hi all! Well, we have returned from our vacation in Wisconsin and I’m really wishing we were still there! We didn’t do as much as in past summers, but still a lot. It’s hard to believe the kids have about 2 weeks left of summer vacation. I have lots of home improvement projects I’d like to take on once they are in school, so I plan to be quite busy!
Before I left Wisconsin, I had to make a baby shower card for my cousin’s girlfriend. We’ve had a little baby boom again in my family and all boys!
Like I mentioned, I bought limited supplies with me to Wisconsin. I had my die binders, chock full of MFT die-namics and an MFT shipping box with an assortment of papers and a fair amount of MFT stamps. I then grabbed a scrapping caddy I had received years ago and filled it with inks, blocks, some embellishments and tools. Seeing how I can manage without all of the tools and supplies I have in my craft room, I am beginning to think a HUGE destash should happen! Especially the patterned paper — but they are so pretty, it makes me not want to get rid of them!
Anyway, for this sketch, I flipped it and pulled some greens since I didn’t pack much in blues. I used my Gingham background stamp again — they are certainly paying off! The balloons are cut with the Balloon STAX dies and at the same time of cutting the balloon, I cut out the Peek-a-Boo Uppercase Alphabet letters on each. There wasn’t enough pop on the balloons when I put them down, so I used white embroidery floss to stitch the balloons. A little pierced fishtail flag with a SU sentiment, some twine and a few little rhinestones finished it off.
A Gem of a Challenge — Stitching (Real or Faux)
Paper Crafting Challenges — Baby
MFTWSC189 BABY: MFT Gingham Background, Balloon STAX, Peek-a-Boo Uppercase Alphabet, Pierced Fishtail Flags STAX, rhinestones, SU sentiment, twine, embroidery floss
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