Sunday, March 20, 2011

Just Us Girls PMS Made Easy :] title has meaning - I swear!  Oh, but FIRST, I have to share.  My vet called today to give me the results of the Histopathologist's report for my sweet pup.  Her tumors are NOT malignant!  YAY!  This is seriously the best news I've gotten all year.  Praise God!  SO, no chemo or radiation, just need to keep an eye on her ♥

Okay, back to my title.  Just Us Girls are being sponsored by Paper Makeup Stamps this week!  One lucky participant could win a $20 gift certificate to PMS!!  Lisa is our sweet hostess and she challenged us with a pretty color palette:
Nice, eh?  So, here's where I fess up.  I started my card on Friday and worked to get everything assembled, yet not adhered before exhaustion just took over.  I woke up Saturday morning and finished her up, ONLY to realize I was a do-do bird and forgot to use my PMS stamps!  So silly of me...we chatted about PMS all week and it still slipped my mind.  Duh.  So, I went to work using one of my favorite PMS digital sets, Sailing By.  I decided to showcase the versatility of digital stamps with a rather simple project.  I first colored my sailboat using a free, open source image editing program called Gimp.  I then inserted my image into Word and resized it to almost fill a full page.  I printed it on iron on image transfer paper, and cut it out.  I then ironed it onto a sack I created from some flour sack dish towels I picked up at Target.  I simply folded it in half, stitched two sides, and turned it inside out.  I stuffed it with a pillow pet for my photo and tied it off with some SU ribbon and May Arts Jute twine. 
My original intent was to print the sentiment and anchor on my shrinky dink paper, but I found that I don't have printable shrinky dinks :[  Boo.  So, I went without the sentiment and ancor, because I wanted them to be sturdy and water resistant.  You could fill this bag with a ton of things though, and give it away as a gift:  diapers, beach towels, clothes, stuffed animals...the sky is the limit!  I also thought that if I sent this to a little guy, he could use it as a linen bag on away trips from home, or just to store toys or a pillos and blankie in.  Lots of options...I just wanted to share the iron on ability :]  OH, and the iron ons DO wash without a problem!  I ironed an awareness ribbon on a tee shirt of mine and I've washed and dried it several times without any fading or cracking.  That being said, if you want to explore the possibilities with digital stamps and using them on fabric, these iron ons are totally worth it!   You may have noticed that I failed to use pink on my project.  I planned on sponging it on my sentiment, BUT, since my shrinky dink fell through, I thought I'd just share the card I originally made for the challenge before realizing I forgot we had a sponsor!  LOL 
My layout was inspired by the very first MTME Pretty Patterns sketch challenge (MTMEPPS01)!  Tangii is heading up this sketch challenge and they're looking for DT members, so be sure to play along and indicate your interest over on the MTME blog if you want to be on the team!!  If you don't want to be on the team, that's fine too...we just hope to inspire you to get creative each Thursday :] 
I recolored a sheet of my MTME Basic Blooms paper and added some School Plaid and Picket Fence paper.  My sentiment is stamped over a subdued nest and eggs from the Singing Silhouette set.  Let's pretend that nest is stamped in a subdued So Saffron instead of Crumbcake, okay?  ;)  LOL 
I used the rest of the palette along with a Rosey Posey Rosette cut from a piece of Wistful Wonder paper.  I embossed the frame I created from the Cornice Trimmed Square cut file and popped it up with dimensionals so that I could nest my rosette in the middle.  I think the rest is pretty apparent, so I'll spare you the additional details :]
Okay, so hop over to JUGS and check out the gorgeous creations our DT came up with! 

Then hop over to MTME to see what our Pretty Patterns sketch team came up with!

Thanks for not giving up on me (again) and stopping by :]  Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!!


Katie Cotton said...

OMG! I love both of your projects, but that BAG! It's fabulous!!!!

Cat said...

What a gorgeous card, Kristin! LOVE the colors and beautiful details!

LeAnne said...

Well, I must say, your flour sack tote is adorable....what a clever idea. I have some of that stuff but never used it on anything that big! Your card is cute too....always on the lookout for sketches, I'll check it out!

Elise said...

Just a few things to say, here.

Ummmmmmmmmmmm! THIS was TOTALLY, and OUTRAGEOUSLY worth the wait! OMG! What a FANTASTIC sack of creative goodness - I'm going to call you MRS. CLAUS of inspiration! GOSH, girl! YOU dreamed up some SUPER work, so HOWEVER you got there: we're GOOD! You're GOLDEN! Me - LOVE! THEN, you toss out some EXTRA love/inspiration! Yeowza! What GORGEOUS use of that fine sketch! YOU are ON it, girl! Yeeee HAW!

buggin2stamp said...

That bag is so cool! I definately need to try that with my digital stamps.
Your card is gorgeous too!

Andrea M said...

LOL! Wish I'd read this post before commenting on your other one!!! I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU AND YOUR FUR BABY!!! YAY!!! Now that's some good news!
Your projects are GORGEOUS!! That bag...ummm, fabulous!!! And your card is FANTASTIC!!! Way to go!

dpkennedy said...

I love the sack idea! The simple image is wonderful for a little boy! I laughed at "i stuffed it with a pillow pet"! The card is so pretty too, glad you shared it!

Kathryn B said...

I do really like your original card Kristin the colors are so soft and flowing fab job with that sketch! I'm glad you slept on this and came up with this cool bag! Nothing I love better then bags to carry stuff to the beach or work with and to think I can make my own with a digi stamp...genious!!! Love that sailboat! So glad your little pup is gonna be O.K.

Tammy Hershberger said...

That bag is TOOOO cute, Kristin! I LOVE it, and what a great giftie idea! Your card turned out beautiful, too!

Çelik Kapı said...

Wouww !!! Very good design. This is design hand made or photoshop ?? If hand made , can you teach me please ?? Thank you very much for sharing. yemek tarifleri | yemek tarifi |emlak | konut |çelik kapı | çelik kapı | tercüme | çeviri | airport transfer | istanbul transfer | seo

Alyssa S said...

Holy cow! I'm so happy you shared this! How fun to use your digi stamps for an iron on anything! Love, love, love it! Your card is absolutely beautiful too! Beautiful work hun! :o)

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