Hi everyone! I hope you are having a good week so far. Before I get on with my post today I wanted to take the time to answer a couple of questions that Joanne left on my blog yesterday
Joanne asked: Questions:
1) can you use homemade paper in your printer?
2) I need a method to print my name onto fabric to make labels for a quilt block exchange - do you have any suggestions?
Joanne, you can indeed use homemade paper in your printer! What I do is put a little double sided tape on the back of the handmade paper and stick it to some regular copy paper. Then my printer will pick it up and run it through just like regular paper. Once I've printed on it, just carefully unstick it from the copy paper! If the paper you are using is really thick, you may have to adjust your printer settings to using a different kind of paper than plain.
As for printing your name onto fabric for your labels, I made a video that shows you how to print on fabric that you can see here. Simply put, you just iron the waxy side of freezer paper to your fabric, cut it to the size of paper for your printer, and then run it through your printer like normal.
I hope that helps you out Joanne!
Most of you know Stef aka Glitterbabe and Shady Lady, and if you follow her blog then you know her husband Clyde has been in the hospital since Christmas Eve.
A bunch of us on the Squigglefly group at Card Universe have been anxiously awaiting to hear who is going to be on the new design team. We are ready for challenges to begin again! So, I decided to issue my own challenge and I'm offering up a prize to go with it!
The challenge is to make a get well card for Clyde. You don't have to use a Squigglefly image for my challenge (but it'd be great if you did!), and you have until New Year's Eve to get your card posted. I'll post the winner on New Year's day. After you make the card and post it on your blog or a gallery, leave a comment with the link to your card on this post. If you need Stef's address to send the card to Clyde, just e mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll give it to you.
Here's the card I made
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I used the darling little nurse that Susan Spiller drew for Squigglefly. I colored it with copic markers and chalked the background. The words are computer generated and then I cut them out with a nestabilites die.
I kept it pretty simple since it's for a man. I thought Clyde might appreciate a little glitter since he is married to Glitterbabe and all, but I left it off. I hope he gets a ton of cards and is back home before the challenge ends! Want to see what the prize is?
Have a great day, and thanks for looking!