Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Featured Blogger: Deborah Foti plus AMAZING giveaways and Stick Pin TUTORIAL!!!

First off i want to say Thank-you Kristal for having me as a featured blogger and a Friend. I found Kristal many many months ago before i even started my own blog. I found myself visiting her daily! I enjoyed reading her encouraging words. And then she came out with her stamps sets and oh my goodness if you haven't seen them yet and really need to take a peek i just love them and have used all of the sets as much as i can. I bought all 6 because she gives $ 1.00 of every set to 6 different Charity's and don't let her fool you she also gives $1.00 of her own money for every set that's bought. So for each set she donates $2.00 and her sets are the cheapest around. I love how versatile they are. So If you haven't gotten a chance to check them out you can by clicking on this LINK . Some of her charities include Cancer Angels, Storefront Shelter (Homeless Children Shelter), Fallen Heroes, Doorways for Women & Children against Domestic Violence, and Autism Research.


So for my post  today i want to share a few cards that I've made using K.Andrews stamps .. I'm also going to share a little photo tutorial on how i make my stick pins ..Ive been asked many time's and i thought that i would give it a try :-)
This card is a card i call Pull out Tag card ..lol I'm not sure whats its really called , I used the stamp set "Splash-tastic summer " on this card.. I also handmade the flowers and of course the stickpin. I used a file from www.littlescrapsofheavendesigns.com "mermaid Buddy's" My all time favorite paper piercing file company ..
Yes Kristal I make the paper piercings my self :-) lol
I hand made this Rolled Ribbon and again added two pink ( my favorite color) stickpins
This is the front of my card , I took some scrap ribbon and sewed it to the front, added my rolled ribbon and then my stickpins
These are my Tags I just the stamp set "positive Thoughts " one of my favorites out of all of the sets
This tag stamp is from the "freedom isn't free " stamp set
I wanted to share a close up of the ribbon flower and the stickpins ..
This is the front of the card :-) I used the file "military kids" from little scraps of heaven.
This is a card that i made just for Kristal , I hope that you liked it hon :-)
The "Go ahead and laugh" is a stamp from " Positive thoughts" stamp
The owl is a file from " http://www.littlescrapsofheavendesings.com/ . I added a ribbon and a few flowers.
This is the inside of the card.. A handmade ribbon and stickpins made with Kristal's favorite colors
I made this little card for my son whom is heading to college, I used the "fabulous friends" stamp set
I made this little note book by using the "food for thought" stamp set :-)

 So this is how i make my stick pins .. I'm sure that there are many different ways to make them.
A photo of all of the things that i use.
These are the pins that i use. I get them from Michael's for $ 2.99 and i use earring backs for stoppers.
This is called tulle Fabric , Although i call it bridal Vail  ..
I color the tips of my pins with my copic markers.. although you can of course leave them white.
I cut out what ever I'm going to be using for a back .. this time i wanted to use a butterfly. I always ink the edges for an extra touch.
So i start by adding a drop of glue to the pin , and i added my beads , for every bead you add you use a drop of glue, You can use jewelry glue but i like using my glue gun.

I always add the Tulle Fabric to the centers of my projects .. just use a dab of glue to hold it into place.
I always add a ribbon to the background also :-) just for that added touch
Today just for leaving me a comment and visiting K.Andews blog I'm going to be giving away one of my stick pins from my ESTY shop  
and a POSITIVE THOUGHTS stamp set from http://www.gettingcricky.com/
Have A SUPER day My Friends :-)

WOW! Thank you Deborah--thos stick pins are gorgeous--and your tutorial is fabulous!
I absolutely LOVE all of the projects Deb has made--and her incredibly SWEET spirit! It makes my day seeing what each of you my sweet readers make with my stamps and your incredible talent. Just absolutely the nicest thing we can do is share our love, talent, and blessings together like this.

Don't forget to hop over and see Deborah at her blog--because she is such a special person--you will LOVE seeing her talent and kindness just beam each day!!!

Love to you all! I can't wait to see each of you make with my stamps-don't forget you can check out K Andrew Designs Sentiment stamps here! I have a NEW stamp set release coming very very soon--just an additional set. I've decided to only release one stamp set at a time--to not overwhelm anyone--and why not? We have so much time to enjoy each of the stamp sets as they come!!

Love to each of you! I'm so excited about the blessings that God has for you--did you know that I pray God shows each of my followers and friends His favor? Well I do! So expect good things!