Saturday, January 20, 2018

Memory Dex: January 2018

Hello and a Happy Saturday!  
As promised, I have a quick video of my January Memory Dex System by Heidi Swapp


I purchased the dies and card holder at Amazon.com 
The papers, stickers and embellishments are all older collections from my stash. 
I mixed-and-matched pieces from Authentique Paper, Echo Park, Carta Bella & DCWV
and it turned out quite beautifully!

I will be sharing a video of the February and March cards soon!
I have also shared this on my YOU TUBE CHANNEL, where you can actually see
the video a bit better :)
Have a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Valentine Hoop Art

Happy Snow Day!
I've been making a lot of embroidery hoop art as of late
and today's snow day was the perfect day for it.

I looked through my huge collection of stamps for those with thin lines
for stitching over.  I found this sweet elephant stamp from an old 
Stampin' Up Valentine collection from several years ago.  I've always loved it!

I stamped the image onto a warm muslin fabric with Staz-On ink.
Next, I used various colors of DMC embroidery floss and started stitchin'!

I cut a felt heart from a roll of felt ribbon that I purchased in the Target Dollar Spot :)
I wanted more color for the background, so I used some chalks for the sky and grass and
also a dab of pink for his cheeks!

Once the front was finished, I glued the edges down around the back of the 4" hoop.
Next, I die-cut a 4" circle from white poster board and glued it to the back.  Perfect
for hiding the stitch work and also giving some protection to the piece.  

In finishing, I attached red pom pom trim from May Arts Ribbon and a red/white
piece of twine for the hanger.  I just -HEART- how it turned out!

Thanks for stopping by!
Shellye

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Valentining Into the New Year!

Happy New Year's Greetings!
So I've been pretty busy since school started in August and since then I've purged, reorganized and streamlined my craft room.  Things that I use often are within reach and collections collected from my Design Team days have been organized by holiday, theme, color, etc.  Crafting when I have a few spare minutes or an afternoon is much easier now!

I'm working on a little video of my new obsession: the memory dex.
Talk about the perfect thing to work on while binging on Netflix LOL
I'll have it up soon, so be sure to check back :)

Now onto a couple of things that I've crafted this week...



I let a lot of things expire in my Etsy shop, but I must, must, MUST clear some things out so I've restocked and have even added these two new mini albums.  
Does the black chipboard album look familiar?  It's a favorite of mine from the hey-day of 
Cosmo Cricket and the scrapbook club that I owned at the time.  
And how about that shabby little elephant?  Yep!  Old, old (OLD) Basic Grey :)
Using up supplies that I've been hoarding is absolutely one of the BEST feelings as a crafter! 

Both of these are up in my Whimsy by Shellye shop, as well as lots of other items at great prices.

Okay, back to work on the video...see y'all soon!