PDD Friday – let’s talk embellies…

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Flower soft is here!!  in stock now (but wow – going fast) two new colors – Polar white – with a bit of sparkle and Autumn Mix!  Look for a special holiday sampler kit to go up in the next day or two!

Studio g goodies have arrived!  all but the three christmas sets of items are here!  i will be sorting and shipping as fast as i can but I will be out of town this weekend at CKC in Valley Forge so please be patient as i get everyone’s order out.  as always remember the more emails i have to answer about what number you are in line the longer it will take me to just get them sorted, packed and shipped out!  you WILL get a shipping notice so just sit tight!  thanks so much for your patience!!!!

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now fun stuff for PDD Friday!  after your visit here i do hope you take a moment to go see what the other girls in Pezzy’s Playgroup have come up with today – links are at the top of the left sidebar!

sfytt072509and now a little shimmery card for you today using Jen’s Sketch For You To Try.

(i left out the little skinny bottom panel)

 

 

and here is my card:

SFYTT

i think this mouse is just THE cutest!!  i love everything about this stamp and i KNEW i wanted to emboss it – i used gold this time but i think i might prefer silver….

SFYTT shimmer mouse close up i painted with two kinds of paints – Twinkling H2Os and some not yet released shimmering paints i was asked to try out.  these paints come in GORGEOUS bright colors with TONS of shimmer and they never settle.  they are liquid form, stay mixed and the color you see in the jar is the color you see whan it dries 🙂  i can’t tell you much more YET but i will when i can – PROMISE!  i only have a few colors yet so i had to sub in some twinks.  the teacup and flowers plus the green icing in the cookies are all done with the new paints, the rest are Twinks.

and now let’s talk about embellies!

SFYTT embellies

Now y’all know i LOVE my embellies and spent a great deal of time on both the Pezabling square acrylic ones AND the skittle ones. 

 But there are LOADS more things out there that can be done besides the usual prima flower and or a bow tied with ribbon. 

i really like to try and think outside the box or come up with something different.  i have found the very best place to get all sorts of embellies is www.etsy.com.

 

aLOT of us have our own etsy sites where we try and SELL things but do you also do your BUYING on etsy??  well you should – it is a fantastic assortment of things and has become the first place i look for alot of things.  my purse is a great big bright batik cloth quilted bag and it is BRIGHT orange and purple.  people notice it everywhere i go – non-crafters who have never heard of etsy so i direct folks there every chance i get.  etsy is also THE best place for gifts. – bath sets and some DEE licious handmade soaps, gorgeous hand decorated cookies, the list goes on and on.

but what i have really been loving is scouring for interesting new items to use as embellishments.  the sweet felt circle above is an example.  now YES i can make alot of the stuff i see myself but let’s face it – there are only so many hours in a day and only so much money to spend on all the craft supplies under the sun.  so i search etsy! 

THE BEST PART – i am supporting someone’s mad habit just like my own!

so today i thought i would share some of my most succesful search terms and favorite shops:

search terms to try:

embellishment

Clay embellishment

yoyos

buttons

appliques

felt appliques

boutique bows

Shops (be sure and tell them i sent you if you order!!):

Polymer Clay Creations – most amazing buttons

Jelly Bead Designs – the most amazing clay embellies i have ever seen

Chocolate Cupcake – the felt layered embellies

Backyard Prim & yoyo cottage– yoyos

Tessa Ann – amazing handmade clay buttons

Zoryl – felt flowers

asecinc – amazing felt embellies

Cute Inspirations – felt embellies

do YOU have a favorite you want to share???  leave it in a comment below so i can check it out!  thanks so much for taking some time to visit me today!!  i hope you find some of these links useful!

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Stamp: rubbernecker

Paper: SU green galore, chocolate chip, debbie mumm – nursery rhymes

ink: versamark

the rest: gold embossing powder, twinkling H2os, Inspirations shimmer paint, SEI buttons, felt embellie by chocolate cupcake, scrappers floss

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5 Responses

  1. Beaitiful card! The new paints are wonderful! Is this something you will be adding to the store?

  2. OMGoodness! This is the first time I ever wanted to snuggle a card!! How precious! Awesome colors! Blessings to you!

  3. Your work is fanflippin’tastic! Way to go!

  4. Cute card! Looking forward to learning more about the new items you hinted at.

  5. cute card

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