Not too long ago, Michelle got some wonderful rosette fabric in the store, in creme, fuchsia, and turquoise. Each color is sold in 12.5x12.5" squares for $3.99. She sent Michelle, Marie and I each a square to work with. Today, I'm going to be working with the creme fabric so here's a pic of the other two colors.
Step 1: The first thing you need is a heart template. You can either freehand a heart and cut it out or you can print and cut one out.
Step 2: Fold your fabric so that the right sides are touching and then pin your template in place.
Step 3: Cut around your template then remove the pins and set your template aside. You should how have two perfectly mirrored hearts.
Step 5: Using a 1/2 inch seam allowance sew 3/4 of the way around the heart. Secure the beginning with a back stitch, but not the end. Once you have sewn 3/4 of the way around smooth the fabric along the thread to make sure that there is no gathering. Once everything is smooth back stitch the end.
Step 6: Turn the heart right side out and stuff with fiber fill.
Step 7: Turn the ends of the opening 1/2 inch inside the heart so that the right sides of the fabric are touching and pin in place.
I got inspired by the color pallette in this photo. I really love using a blue/denim color in my layouts because it really reflects me. I live in jeans, so adapting this look into scrapbooking seems like a natural merge for me. With that in mind, I created a few images that you can use for your own projects.
This is a denim for you....
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My aunt hosted a little New Year’s Day get-together and I thought it’d be cool to take something fun for the occasion. After Christmas I think a lot of people are tapped out either on money or desire to head out to shop, so I rummaged around the house to see what I could find to make my festive packages.
I knew I wanted to go with black and white and gold and silver and steer clear of Christmas type. I found a leftover box of gold Christmas crackers, pulled out all the remaining silver Hershey candies, found some gold & silver toy coins in the party box as well as some leftover party horns, and I had some silver Airheads candies in the pantry.
And then I embellished them with pretty silver and gold baubles from AMM.
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