August 30, 2010

monthy kit giveaway

the september monthly kit GIVEAWAY.. is still going on!!
but you only have  2 days left to enter!!
so you better get that rump in gear.. and go enter here!!

how i made.. the queen of heARTs

ok.. just to be clear.. this is how i made my queen of hearts ATC card.. it is not necessarily how it should be made.. check out the finished queen  in yesterday's post

#1 draw head shape on knit fabric & pin

#2 cut out and start to sew..... then realize this knit fabric is never gonna work.. 
so throw it in your scraps bin and start over... :)

#3.. really its #1.. the real number 1 this time
ok... #1. draw head shape on knit cotton fabric & pin

#2 cut out and sew

#3 iron and set aside

#4 cut hair fibers in 2 differant lenghts

#5 um.. realized i can't sew on hair fibers.. cause i sewed the queen's head together already...
so undo step #2.. 

are you still following this at all...?

#6 lay down fibers onto back of neck/head

#7 sew down fibers at nap of neck

#8.. get excited.. i think i did something right.. and in the right order!
#9 repeat #7 & 8

#10 add the last layer of hair

#11 this is what it.. looks like so far

#12 pin all hair in down in the middle

#13 pin other side (face side) to hair side (right sides together)
#14 sew toghether..  in the same holes as sewn before

front view

back view

#15 turn right side out

#16 stuff with batting

#17 sew off at neck
#18 set aside

#19 cut out collar

#20 iron pleats 

#21 sew pleats down
#22 cut off unsightly threads
#23 set aside

#24 pull out some tulle, cut, pin

#25 sew pleats 

#26 sew tulle onto cotton collar

this is what it looks like so far
#27 set aside

#28 cut center out of card

#29 pin hair up out of way

#30 stuff neck/head into card center

#31 heavily glue down extra fabric to back side (bottom of card)

#32 pin collar on head, glue (i used a tiny bit of hot glue)

what the queen looks like so far

#33 tie ribbon/lace around neck

#34 pull out glitter glue - this is the type i used

#35 and glue on glitter around collar
#36 set aside to dry.. for quite a while.. 
i had a snack, took a shower... and had another snack... (i'm sure you wanted to know that!)

it still wasn't dry... so.. i started on the crown.
the template i used was in a fancy nancy activity sticker book

#37 cut it out

#38 using template i traced & cut out on gold paper
#39 added rinestones and stickels (stickels not shown.. in this picture)

#40 print off a picture of the queen
#41 cut out her face

#42 glued face on front of fabric

done and done!!

there ya go.. that's how i made my ATC queen of heARTS.. 
now you know why i didn't post all this in the same post yesterday..
it took my half the day.. just to write up this post!

oh! and if you make something similar.. i'd love to see what you do!

August 29, 2010

queen of heARTs atc card

this is a first for me.. but i was up for a challenge
especially cause the whole line of graphic 45 is hanging  in the balance! 

so here it is.. my queen of heART ATC trading card

"off with his head!"

back view

this was soo much fun to make
and tomorrow i'm going to show you how i did!

remember, how i told you the whole line of graphic 45 was hanging in the balance
well, debby is giving away the whole line.. all you have to do is make a ATC card using a queen of hearts
representing the new design team over at heART of scrapbooking

i'm so excited.. i have this collection from graphic 45 on my want/need list.. 
but its impossible to find locally!.. so this would be totally amazing..
well, i'm off to check out more about heART of scrapbooking

don't forget.. come back tomorrow and check out how i made my queen of hearts!.

August 25, 2010

august thanks

the september monthly kit GIVEAWAY.. is still going on
you can learn more here

August: thankfulness (happy list)

#1. i was published!

#2. the bestest birthday..ever!

#3 a successful blog hop (thanks to all of you!) 

#4 i won this - here!

what a great month!
(thanks macy and elsie for inspiring me to create a happy list!)

August 23, 2010

a thousand sheets of paper + stamps and a kit!.. giveaway

wow! i just ran a crossed the most awesome giveaway 
(except for mine of course.. giving away a whole kit!.. check it out here

check it out!.. just to give you a peek..

she's giving away.. 1 thousand sheets of paper + stamps!
wow! now that's a lot of paper!
you can still enter her giveaway at her blog
and my giveaway here