Tuesday, February 23, 2016

I'm Back!

It has been a several months since I posted but I do want everyone to know that I have been busy and doing very well!

In May my first granddaughter arrived and I have been spending most of my free time making little 'girlie' things and working on her photo albums. It started as one album and now the number has grown to three!

I have retired as a consultant with Close to My Heart but the good news is that I have enough supplies to last me a lifetime! :)

My part time job has kept me busy and I am enjoying being able to sew, stamp and scrap often!

My project earlier this month was to create a flamingo stamp for the upcoming "Flamingo on the Fly" Tampa Bay area Shop Hop.

I have had my Pazzles machine since I retired in 2011 and it is my go-to machine when I am working on a paper project.  Last year I purchased the "Red Queen" and I have been learning the InVue software over the last few months. I quickly jumped in and created a flamingo stamp for the Shop Hop passport!

I love the "Daily Art Hub"  site and joined as a club member so I have full access to all of the their designs.  This design is from the Flamingo set and I used the first design in the set.

I followed the tutorial on the Pazzles web site to finally use the stamp kit that I purchased a few years ago!  If you would like to give this a try, check out the article posted on here.

I followed a few steps to load the SVG into the software and converted it to a line drawing.  I made a duplicate of the basic design and then re-sized it to fit the passport space.

My ideas seldom turn out exactly as I imagine, but many times they are close enough!  

If you haven't found Frankie yet, he hangs out in the 'hood' here.

I designed and painted the T shirt using the Paintworks module of the Bernina DesignWorks software.  Here is a close up of the design.

I hope you have been inspired today and if you are in the Tampa Bay area there are only a few more days to participate in this shop hop.

Happy Stamping!