Monday, June 14, 2010

Sewing themed card

This card looks better in real life. The colors are very vivid but it looks a little dull in the picture.
I've been on a "sewing themed" rubber stamp kick for the past few months and I've been buying up sets that I thought were cute. The sewing machine is from one of the sets I purchased on Ebay from someone in Canada. You can't tell it but it's popped up with Pop-Dots and colored with Copic sketch markers. The cute ruler ribbon and designer paper is from Taylored Expressions "April Key Ingredients" kit of the month. I used the ruler stamp from this set and stamped a background on the yellow card stock.
Let me know if you have any questions about this card. I have more sets to use and can't wait to get to them.

I've got to get ready for my Zumba class. I've been taking classes since April and it kicks my butt every time.

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Sign On the Wall

The sign is hanging behind my desk for the moment. I may have to paint another one on wood to hang on the porch. I'm afraid the canvas wouldn't hold up outside. Don't look at the junky shelves. They work for me, but they look kind of bad from behind the camera.
What do you think of my sign?

Happiness always blooms in the Strawberry Studio.

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Finally Got A Name

July 3rd will be the one-year anniversary of my sweet little craft house. I kept waiting on a name to present itself to me. Ya know... I had to feel it.
I had felt bad about tearing up my and Scarlett's little strawberry patch (that was producing berries) in order to build the craft house, so I thought it would be nice to honor it by naming the craft house .........................
I've totally lost my touch on painting and I just couldn't get it back yesterday when I was working on this canvas. I was a sign-painter for about 18 years but it's been YEARS since I've lettered anything. I remembered how to letter, but was very rusty. I was trying for a vintage sign and hopefully this fits the bill.
Let me know what you think of my little craft house name and sign.

Hey... just for you Jo! I really miss you girlfriend, but I know you are having a blast being retired.

Happiness always blooms in the Strawberry Studio!

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