Friday, November 15, 2013

jbs mercantile: november gallery updates

november gallery updates are live at jbs mercantile!  i used the mini-album kit to begin this album that i intent to use as a hostess gift for the annual thanksgiving feast that i attend this year.  my plan is to make a basic design for each page, get group photos taken of all the families in attendance, and then have each family write a note of thanks to include along with their photos.  i love it!

and now i need to tell you to not do what i did.  i mean, you can do the inky fun in the background.  that's okay.  i used three colors of tim holtz distress stain (i'll get those for you when i get home).  the blue and yellow i simply splatted and blew (i blew a lot).  the third i used the end of a paint brush to dab at the ink pad and then do the page.  i also sprinkled a little heidi swapp color shine in gold lame (and blew that too).

now the thing to not do.  i broke THREE needles sewing on this cover.  it looks nice, but it was sure destructive.  the first two i broke by trying to sew too close to the binding.  i finally had to sew that last feather separately and then glue it to the page.  the third needle i broke by sewing too fast over the chipboard thickers (which were on the chipboard cover- that's a whole lot of thick).  i finally used the hand crank on the machine to stitch through the last few letters as i was afraid of breaking my last needle and then not being able to scrap for the rest of the night.  i mean, i can't scrap without my machine!  but, no, i wouldn't recommend stitching on that chipboard cover.  sigh.

you can catch more of the design team's amazing work in the gallery!  there's new stuff from corrie, jill, leah, betsy, Amanda, and staci.  go, go, go!

p.s. don't forget to check out the november flea market all decked out in red and green!

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