Monday, December 23, 2013

Knitting Loom

A friend at work introduced to me to the Knitting Loom this past week and I have been going crazy making scraves To tell the truth really just going crazy buying yarn. I went from having one ball of yarn to having like 20 balls of yarn. Sooo back to the loom, after watching numerous videos on YouTube I decided I was ready to take that first step.  Wrong! OMG how can something on YouTube look so easy but be so hard?? After several attempts of trying to figure out which way was right and which was left I finally got the hang of it and now I consider myself a pro...well semi-pro...but really a novice with lots of yarn. I love to use the chunky yarn which really comes out so soft. I have been to Hobby Lobby and to Micheals so many times this past week it is not even funny. I have also found some practice yarn at Big Lots for $1. These scarves came out so cute so they became Christmas presents for my young nieces. So needless to say....a new hobby has begun!! Not that I needed a new craft room is a mess but it is a  big room so what is a couple rolls of yarn added to the ever growing stack of hobbies on the back burner. So here are the first three scraves that I have loom knitted. I think they came out really nice. I wish I could keep them all but I will be giving them away to my sisters and to my mom and my daughter in laws (2). So off to the races because it is the 23 and my sister comes tomorrow. Thanks for looking!!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Use Your Stash Bloghop

You should be coming from Judy Faye' blog wasn't her card really cute. This month's bloghop was all about glitter.  Today I used Bronze glitter Gel Z1483 which is retiring so go shop for it now and I made these bows for presents. Aren't they cute! I used retired paper called Pear and Partridge (2012). I used the WRMK Envelope punch board to make the bows. It only takes 3 strips of paper measuring 1x6 and 2 at 1x5. This is a great way to use up your left overs. Now head on over to Janet McCormick's page and check out her awesome project to and see what creative item she made. TFL!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

December 2013 CTMH Technique Bloghop

 You should be coming from Judy Faye's page wasn't her project awesome!

  For this month's bloghop we were to use the CTMH Spray pen Z1380 and make something cool. I made this 12x12 layout with retired paper Pear and Partridge (2012). I sprayed my background with Ruby Re-inker Z2270. I cut the snowflakes various sizes using CTMH Artiste Cricut cartridge Z1790 and layed them on the 12x12 sheet and sprayed with my spray pen loaded with Ruby ink. I then used the snowflakes as added emblishments on my layout. I hand cut the banner at 2 1/2 x1 and cut the letters at 1" using the Artiste. Now that you have seen my project head over to Shirley's page and check out her cool project TFL!
This is the page sprayed with Ruby red ink with the snowflakes used as masks.

This is what my layout looks like when all done.

Here is a close up of the masked area. Sometimes we forget to use the tools that we have on hand, that is why I enjoy this bloghop because it reminds us of what we have on hand but never use. Again thanks for looking.