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Sister Stamps Release #28 -- Makai & Kaumaka

Hello!  Back again for another day of Sister Stamps !  Hope you are keeping up with the commenting. This card is similar to yesterday's one.  I thought since there are 3 turtles and 3 kiddies in the water, I'd make similar scenes.  This one features Makai and his thought bubble (Lawn Fawn) has a little smiley face.  Background is watercolored with distress inks and the images are colored with Copics and then fussy cut. I also made a shaker corner bookmark with Kaumaka for my youngest one's birthday recently.  He looks kind of mischievous dumping out all the sand and that is just like my youngest.  I added some diecut letters and numbers on the side made with PTI dies. Be sure to visit the DT's blogs/YT channels and leave some comments. Jenny -- Sister Stamps Sister Stamp's You Tube channel Debi Linda's You Tube channel Rina Rina's You Tube channel Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sister Stamps Release #28 -- Hiilei

Hello!  Sister Stamps is gearing up for Release #28 with 7 new images!  All the images are beach-y themed and so cute.  Today I'll be sharing a card I made with Hiilei but I'll be sharing lots more in the next couple days. These images pair really nicely with Sister Stamps previous sea animals release.  I really like the turtles stamp set so I paired Hiilei with one of the cute turtles.  I used distress ink to water color the background.  The images are colored with Copics and fussy cut.  The thought bubble and heart is from Lawn Fawn. A funny thing is that I'm not really a beach person but my kids love to go to the beach.  Mostly I think it's because I'm not a strong swimmer so I don't really want to hang out at the beach.  My kids though are pretty good swimmers so they can spend hours in the water.  They love to explore around the sand and look for shells too.  And when we get a chance they love to look for turtles or fish swimming along next to the

bff bracelets

Hello!  Before I show you the new jewelry I made, I wanted to share something kind of funny and a little irritating, actually, to me.  All the time that I have been sewing, I have been threading my machine wrong.  Wrong, wrong, wrong.  I think my mistake was just listening to my hubby when I should have read the directions myself.  And the weird thing is that it still sewed okay.  The only reason why I discovered all the wrong things I was taught was because I couldn't get nice even stitches on my current projects and it was driving me crazy.  I spent a lot of the day just looking online and then finally took out the instructions and oh my goodness, what a revelation!  I was even winding the bobbin wrong and putting that in the machine wrong too!  Geez, I thought my hubby read the directions but I guess guys really don't read any instructions and try to just wing it themselves.  So I had to give the hubby some scoldings when he came home but he still thinks his way is better ca

Comfort cards

Hello!  I'm getting a little bit sleepy early this morning.  Trying to kick my coffee habit.  I only drank a cup a day but trying to switch back to green tea.  Ha, I just yawned.  I made a set of cards totally opposite my happy cards in my previous post.  I didn't know what I wanted to make so just grabbed my newest Winnie & Walter stamp sets, Addie's Garden and The Big, the Bold and Comfort.  Also went back to my love of kraft cardstock and kept everything simple even though there was actually lots of fussy cutting involved and touching up of the sentiments. Here is the set of 5 comfort cards.  I kind of love them actually.  I love how simple the flower is and how bold the sentiment is. I first made the flower in this kind of super light yellow, beige-y color but didn't think it stood out much against the kraft.  Here's the second beige-y color flower.  Then I changed to a light pink color for the flower.  I think I like that better just a li

happy cards

Hello!  I was kind of wondering what to do today.  Lots on the list, just wondering what should be first.  I organized most of my 6x6 papers and I was in the middle of cutting down all of my 12x12 papers when I realized that is just way too time consuming and kind of unproductive.  I plan to sell the rest of what doesn't sell on my blog at a little craft fair I plan to attend at the end of July.  So if there is anything you've been on the fence about, now's the time to get it.  Hopefully I can sell the rest of my supplies at the fair.  There is still so much!  I'll let you know once I am confirmed for the craft fair.  Hope some of you local people visit me! I worked on a lot of cards the past few days.  Got this cute Mama Elephant stamp set and thought I'd make a set of cheerful cards.  The background is watercolored with distress inks.  I stamped, colored with Copics and fussy cut the images out.  I like the idea of dies for the images but they are so expensive

lots of projects to share!

Hello!  I have a bunch of projects to share today.  I'm adding some new sterling silver jewelry to my Etsy shop.  I actually haven't listed these dragonflies yet.  Been kind of busy and lazy when I'm not busy.  All the kiddies are at home for the summer.  I think they are already bored. This is one my favorite little necklaces.  The round disc is only 9 mm and I stamped the kanji symbol for beautiful onto it.  Everything is sterling silver and the chain measures 16 inches.  This one is listed in my shop. See?  Tiny and sweet.  Good thing my nails aren't dirty looking.  Hehe. I started making Xmas gifts!  Pillows for all our cousins' kiddos.  This was my first one and I think it's just a tiny bit snug.  I tried doing a zigzag stitch around the letters but boy that was complicated so I opted for a straight line stitch instead.  I guess it's okay but it is super time consuming. This is my second pillow.  I like the measurements better and I