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November 2017

Sweet Little Felt Embroidered Hoops

hello, folks!

today i wanted to share these sweet lil hoops i have been having fun making...they are 4" muslin hoops that i hand stitch felt die cuts onto...


what some of you may not know is that the first crafts i ever did were needle crafts. my mother owned The Needlecraft Gallery in Monterey Park, CA for most of my childhood.  i learned to do latch hook (ha!), cross stitch, embroidery, needlepoint, knitting, and crocheting...


to this day, it is my 'go to' craft when i want to relax (i am working on TWO throws at the moment) and it usually involves reminiscing about that store and all the growing up i did there.


i love the combo of simple muslin and felt with the hand stitching...


i added words that seemed appropriate with archival ink to each of the die cut images to finish them off...they are a cute little addition to a vignette or to hang on the wall.


i used my Tim Holtz movers and shapers (get em if and where you can, they are retired!) as well as my own pattern for the stocking.  you can use any dies that cut the possibilities are endless. this globe is one of my favorites!


all of the words are stamps from Tim's Hashtags (i just didn't include the #) and Simple Sayings sets and individual letter stamps.  I used Tim's stamp platform to get them right in the spot i wanted them.


these sweet little hoops truly are stitched with love...i really enjoy hand really.


i hope you enjoy these lil guys (they are available in the Sunday Junkin etsy shop) and learning a little about me.


Christmas Cheer Card


hello folks!  i have another card i made for the Tim Holtz Holiday 2017 Inspiration Series.  check out Tim's instagram daily to see some incredible projects that are sure to inspire! also, he recaps all the deliciousness on his blog weekly, so hop on over there while you are at it!


i love this santa from the Christmas Classic set...he is so great to color and i love the holly detail.  i really love to add dimension with coloring even when it is a single layer.  i stamped all of the details in black archival ink then colored the images with distress markers. inking the edges last with broken china and iced spruce.


here is a closer look at the's simple but gives plenty of depth and pop.


one of my favorite ways to add a vintage touch to my projects is to add silver or gold metallic kraft that i have rubbed over with steel wool...sometimes a lot, sometimes (like here) a little.  sandpaper is also a great way to give texture to the paper.  i love the way it looks as is or even inked with something like gathered twigs or walnut stain distress ink. here i made a rosette after i took the shine off.

to add a little more silver detail, i used a silver sharpie in my distress marker can see it there on the greenery. i finished off the cheer banner with the sharpie as well.


to finish off the card, i layered the image on more 'distressed' silver metallic paper then black...this is a card i can see duplicating for Christmas cards.

thank you for stopping it!





O'Christmas Tree

hello! welcome back!

today i am sharing a sweet lil card i made for the Tim Holtz Holiday 2017 Inspiration Series. i am incredibly grateful to get to play with such amazing products from Tim Holtz and Stampers Anonymous!


i adore this lil tree from the set Tattered Christmas. when i saw the new stamp release for holiday this set was at the top of my list...i L.O.V.E. coloring these images!


i stamped the tree and holly on distress watercolor paper and colored the images using distress markers and a detail water brush. each image is outlined with watered down pumice stone...i do this in a quick 'don't over think it' way and love the results...easy way of making images pop.

the sentiment from the Watercolor Trees set was perfect for this image and fit perfectly in the label stamp from Simple Sayings.

IMG_2315then i layered o top of a crisp stamped background from the Sparkles and Christmas set..super easy to stamp several times using black archival ink on the water color paper for a deep, crisp image using the Stamp Platform from Tim Holtz and Tonic!!

i inked up all the edges with pumice stone distress ink and layered my's simple and sweet.


thank you for stopping in!