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Fun with Fabric

Jun 30, 2009 Author: mytime | Filed under: Home decor/3-D items, Papertrey Newsletter, Tutorials

Well today is our Papertrey Ink Senior Design Team Challenge.

Nichole wanted us to utilize fabric by stamping on it, then using it in our project!

OH! MY! WORD! To me, that was a HUGE challenge-HUGE! I just sat there, not knowing WHERE to start. I use to be a quilter, but the day I began papercrafting my love affair with a sewing machine and fabric was O-V-E-R! I realized I *ONLY* liked sewing because I so enjoyed mixing and matching the fabric! I had more fun SHOPPING than I ever did sewing. Papercrafting was my niche!

Now my fabric is only used for my STAMPING projects, and my sewing machine for PAPER! (even those occasions are RARE!)

All that being said, my idea for fabric today is far from revolutionary-sadly! I wished I had some fantastic project to share, but this is sweet and simple.

I just decided I would view my FABRIC, as cardstock, and like making my own patterned paper (something I LOVE to do!).

I had purchased this glass jar because I just loved it! I have a “thing” for containers (in case that isn’t obvious! LOL!!) I don’t like them to be PLAIN JANE though, so I HAD to dress it up.

This challenge became PERFECT!

My jar was a whopping $3 at Walmart.

I decided to make a Memory Jar. Inspired by the idea my friend Alicia had, for a memory journal.


I made this so that it is something that looks pretty, and matches my home, that  I can keep out, in plain view, so I can remember to fill it with memories, or funny things my kids say. Be it daily, or weekly. As the events fit.

I can later pull out all the written notes to remember these great times or funny moments. As a mom to 3 small children, there are a LOT!


Sentiment reads: Where the flowers bloom, so does hope-Lady Bird Johnson

Here is my fabric, after it was stamped.


 I stamped my fabric with polka dot basics, in sweet blush. I then added Guidelines in Raspberry Fizz

I chose the little flowers from Honey Bees , stamped in various inks, onto the Guidelines image.

I chose a large flower from Garden of Life as my centerpiece.

Once my fabric was stamped, I added the batting to the back.


I then decided to sew on a felt flower


and, add a button too!


Add the chipboard to the back of the layers, using ZipDry, for a sturdy base


Applied lots of adhesive, then wrap the fabric around the chipboard.


It is then added to a die cut large scallop square, created from Raspberry Fizz cardstock, and secured to my Memory Jar lid.

Here is the top view of my memory jar

I added some adhesive rhinestones to the top.


Then, of course some ribbon to the edge of the lid. Ties with a pretty bow, and flower shaped buttons.

Very quick and easy! Looks SO much prettier than your standard “jar” sitting on a counter.


Jar from Walmart

Fabric quarter

Quilters batting


Zip Dry

Stamps: Guidelines, Garden of Life, Honey Bees, Flower Garden Sentiments

Cardstock: White

Ink: all Papertrey Pallette ink

Vintage Buttons: in Raspberry Fizz & New Leaf

Nestabilities: Square, and tags

Adhesive rhinestones.

Check out Nichole’s Blog, as well as the Senior Design Team for more Fun with Fabric ideas!

and the PTI Guest Designer: Wendy Sue

That is all for me!

Thank you for stopping by!

Contest WINNER!! and a lil sample

Jun 30, 2009 Author: mytime | Filed under: Contests, Stampavie


OK SUPER QUICK POST! I am on the run here.

After all the entries were entered for the Weiman Wranglers Contest—>HERE! The winner for the Pink Cat Studio $25 gift certificate, chosen via was Kaylah!!

Kaylah please email me so I can forward your Gift Certificate to you!

I’m so excited to see we are SO CLOSE to raising $2,000!! I KNOW we can do it!

I really want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for the support of this amazing cause in honor of Ethan! It made all the hustle and bustle well worth it! I’m so happy over this.

 On another note: after lots of emails 😀

Yes! I am alive!
I am just super busy getting ready for C.C. Designs next release starting tomorrow, Papertrey Ink Senior Design team challenge and the release with My Timeless templates! I KNOW its not like me to NOT post, but my summer is always FULL! In a good way.

Lets not forget I’m finishing up stamp orders (almost 325 orders were shipped according to my receipt!), the fact I have 3 kids (plus one adopted neighbor child! LOL!) who want to actually DO THINGS on their summer vacation.

Seriously, its not almost July! Can’t be!

I just cannot get any older, because it feels like the older I get the faster time is whipping past me.

I find it strange, as a Stay-at-home-mom, how some days can seem to last forever, yet the time goes by so quickly! I have been really taking the summer to enjoy my children. They are at the BEST ages 4, 6 and 9. They are able to travel well, and low maintainence! Plus they still love spending time with me DI know that will change so I’m soaking in as much as I can.

I have cut WAY back on my workload, yet I always seem to fill my time with something to keep me busy! LOL! I’m certain Im not alone in that. Summer is always more crazy because I cannot stand being home when the weather is good, and most of my friends who work, are home with their children so we have lots of play dates. YIPPEE!!

OK so I do have a quickie sample for ya!

Wishing you luck

This was for one of the Stampavie Challenges: Use flowers

I used the Rachelle Anne Miller:Lily-Springtime image. (not the best photo-sorry! It was the same day ALL my bad photos were taken! EEK!)

Then added a sentiment from Papertrey Ink: Wishing You. I LOVE my layout 😀

I thought with all the 4 leaf clovers it was really cute 😀

Make sure you check out the Stamp Avie Blog for PEEKS at a NEW! Stamp Line! (I’m dying to get my stamps!!) Can you say ADORABLE!!!

OK I’m off!

Thank you to all who stop by and take time out of their own busy life to visit me here 😀

Hugs to ya!

My Etsy

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