Monday, December 30, 2013

I'm in PRIMS magazine...winter 2014

I love being PRIMs magazine again!  These magazines are full of info, ideas, inspiration, fun, and much much more.  All the Stampington magazines are a treasure to keep forever....more like books than magazines!

My sew patriotic mice pillow is in this one!

I have been in over 60 magazines ...I never get over the thrill to see my name in print.
You should try submitting your arts/crafts....the worst they can say is no....but it could be a YES!
I started my whole business by submitting an idea to Country marketplace....and then everything designing my own patterns...came shortly after.

These mice are very naughty....but cute!
The patterns for this is in my Etsy shop, patternmart, or my website(printed patterns)

I share some tips in the magazine....the whole magazine is delightful...and is so inspiring.
They are always at crafts stores and Barnes and noble (my hangout!)

Saturday, December 28, 2013 it's 2014! freebie design

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!
I made sooooo merry...that I forgot all about Freebie Friday.
I got a lovely gold Pontiac on Friday.....think that is why I was a twitter!
We had a fabulous time staying at home all day on Christmas....not going anywhere this year...yeah!!
Lots of nice gifts, eating lots of yummies, and staying in our jammies.
It was heaven!
I drew a silly girl for the freebie....she is bringing in the new year.
*Please note that all freebies are for you to use to make finished goods (no mass producing) and gifts...they are still legally my designs.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Love is a many spendored thing

My newest Valentine sign....available in my etsy shop!
Lots of projects....for those of you who like to cross-stitch, sew, quilt, embroider, glue, ...all kinds!
Valentine Teddy bear embroidery PDF Pattern - stitchery pillow LOVE red beads rick rack new vintage like heart primitive
My newest...sweet teddy bear.

Primitive designs...

Projects that include these old photos!

Naughty mice

Pincushion and scissors fob

Primitive Valentine Hearts Envelope PDF Pattern - old photos altered art letter tokens of my affection sayings words decor
Sweet envelopes and hearts....also with photos....or you could use your own family photos.
Simple designs

Wearable pins


Valentine don't break my heart sign digital   - red pink uprint NEW vintage art words primitive paper old pdf 8 x 10 frame saying
Digital signs

12 Large Valentine Flash Cards - PDF vintage like phrases altered art antique signs words card party props scrapbooking digital primitive
Flash cards

Raggedy Ann

Hoop art

Tabby cats
Lovely mice

Felt fortune cookies with sayings for inside

Faux cross-stitch

Women VALENTINE TAGS Collage Sheet PDF -   art vintage saying old party photos sayings aceo scrapbooking primitive digital
Tags with my artwork

Be My Valentine Pink sign digital PDF - vintage art words primitive paper old 8 x 10 frame saying
and all kinds of PINK!
Plus lots and lots more!!!!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Glittery art spool stands

I am pulling out the glitter again!
I wanted to make little stands for my artist's trading cards! 
These little pieces of art deserve some attention.....not to just be tucked away all the time!

Start out with empty spools and paper clips.
These are often at thrift stores and at antique stores in bags.

Collect up a variety of sizes.  Small paperclips seem to be a little too small.

Insert your paper clips and hot glue them in place.
Make sure the clip area is on top so you can put a card in it.

Get out your glitter, elmers glue, and paintbrush.

Apply a generous amount to the spool.

Sprinkle and shake off.

Let dry!

Here is my mom....I made her into a valentine.

More valentines....sweets for the sweet!

Easter.....sweet Easter.

My thanks vets atc.....see how I didn't put enough glue on this spool!

I love these.  I am sure they could hold all kinds of cards, display info at a craft show, placecards at a dinner table, alittle favorite saying to inspire you....etc....
I hope you glitter it up!

Sunday, December 22, 2013 we come!

I am done with my Christmas shopping and we are all dying to open them!
But we have more Christmas movies to watch and general merry making to
I just wanted to show you my "new" New Year's eve tags.
You can print them off, add glitter and add some yarn and use them over and over. I drew each design with pen and ink. All 8 tags fit on one sheet.
These are sweet on champagne glasses, around the party table goodies, hanging on a tree, hanging on bottles, and fun on party hats.
Larger tags are 2 3/8" x 3 7/16", smaller tag are 3 1/2" x 1 1/2".
Badges to wear to the party!
New Years Eve Badges PDF Pattern - Pins doll jewelry ribbon bell christmas party primitive old
Lots to choose from and make...they are easy.
The banner for this hat comes in the hat pattern! lots of other banner sayings.
Easy banners to make printing and string on a ribbon!
Happy New Year Flash Cards PDF - vintage like 16 altered eve resolution noisemaker party scrapbooking digital uprint primitive
Flash cards to set about or put on the snack table....
Happy New Year Tags Collage Paper Sheet PDF - U Print art years eve vintage saying party sayings aceo scrapbooking primitive digital
fun artwork on these tags
Ringing in the New Year Pink sign digital   - uprint instant download vintage art words primitive paper old pdf 8 x 10 frame saying
Cool signs
fun New Years eve Resolutions sign digital PDF - uprint vintage art words primitive paper old 8 x 10 frame saying
Happy New Years Stitchery embroidery PDF Pattern - eve party door knob decor decorations primitive pillow
And a lovely door hanger!
Lastly....this is a fun freebie from last may want to stitch up!
It is super easy....just say hi....and you may win~