When I make a big creative mess there is just one thing to do: Use what I have on the desk only! It lets me clean up, challenges me to mix and match, and is so much fun. Alright then, let’s have some fun!
First up are some banners I have. I made myself a custom banner file with my ScanNCut and these banners are samples from that creative session. Which, by the way I filmed for Scrapbook Soup coming to PBS and online this fall! So that was my inspiration and I dug around the desk for more.
Some random die cuts that keep not making it onto the page, a new ink pad, some stamps…. we can work with this! Let’s stitch it up!
As you know I create with the Brother ScanNCut (independent consultant/creative contract). I’ve been asked “Why ScanNCut?” and I’ll tell you. It requires no computer AND it lets me run with my crazy ideas. It’s high tech that is fast and low fuss. Also? Brother is the maker of “Tex” aka my long trusted and totally amazing sewing machine.
Tex is my mostly unseen hero. Adding texture, holding things together, and switching from fabric to paper to more paper without a blink. I’ve never had a jam, never had a problem, never EVER been frustrated this machine takes care of this novice so well! It is because of my deep love of this sewing machine and knowledge of what quality products they make that I decided to give ScanNCut a shot (and I do love it!) and work with Brother.
Just in case you were wondering! back to that card…
Here it is finished. Super quick and easy, and from the doily to the one random button all things I wanted cleaned off my desk. I challenge you to go “clean your desk” creatively as I have!
7 thoughts on “leftover fun: what’s on May’s desk?”
Great card. I love that banner. Michelle t
That card is so cute – thanks for sharing!
My Mother-IN-LAW WHO IS A MASTER SEAMSTRESS/QUILTER SWEARS BY HER bROTHER SEWING MACHINE. WE RECENTLY HAD A DISCUSSION ABOUT PURCHASING A MACHINE FOR OUR 12 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER WHO IS EXPRESSING INTEREST IN LEARNING TO SEW. mY MOTHER-IN-lAW SAID WE SHOULD Only PURCHASE A bROTHER; NOT ANYTHING ELSE.
May, that card is just the cutest ever!!! :o)
How do you do it? Taking a bunch of random stuff and making it look great, it’s a talent!
Exactly what Marcie said above! You are so clever to put all this stuff together and make it all looks like it belongs! Such a pretty card!
Do you stitch items that have been glued? Is washi tape ok to be stitched over? I am always worried I will damage my machine. I know you are not supposed to stitch over double sided tape – but wasn’t sure about other items. I see people stitch over chipboard letters and other bulky items. What is your experience with these things?
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