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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Petunia peacock with TOW and Jen Jangles

I would like to introduce you to Petunia Peacock, Isn't she lovely.  Jen Jangles new fabric line along with the beautiful colors of the foil helped bring this beautiful bird to life.
Petunia peacock made by Jenifer Cowles
Pattern and fabrics by Jen Jangles
Magenta and gold deco foils
hot melt adhesive 
Heat NBond lite


Tip:  be careful of al the layers of foil and interfacing.  Take your time and start at the bottom and work your way to the top most layer being careful to not iron over the foil that has already been placed.



Here is a close up of this beauty.  I am going to use her as a pin cushion for my special decorative pins. 
Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my project today.
Jenifer 

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Lovely Thank You Card with Wow

Hi there for my very last post on the WoW team I thought I would do a beautiful Thank You card to Thank the wonderful team and leaders for Wow Embossing powders.  I have been on this team for several years and have learned a lot of new things and I will forever be grateful to have had this opportunity.

I used the Chrysanthemum stamp on some watercolor paper using the Coconut Ice embossing glitter.  After heat setting my image I colored them in using some watercolors.  After the water colors dried I cut them out and layered them on my card. 

Using the Pick&Mix stamp I stamped directly on to my card base and my card is complete:)
Thank you so much for following me along on my embossing journeys and just remember this isn't good bye I will be back with more embossed projects in the future :)


Friday, April 15, 2016

Spring Jar-May Arts

Welcome Ribbon Fans!!  This is Jenifer here with you today to share a fun flowery project with you today.  I can't wait for spring and since there is still a little bit of snow on the ground and I just know that beautiful flowers are just around the corner, I thought that I would create a little bit of spring to set on my desk.  I haven't decided what to put in the jar yet maybe change or even quotes.  What would you use the jar for?

Lay a paper doily as your first layer and then just build from there.

Lately on of my favorite things is the 524-38-09 Pearls.  I love to tuck them in here and there to give dimension and texture to my projects.

Add a couple little butterflies here and there to give it a little bit more whimsy.

May Arts Ribbons used:
SK-94 Silk Robin's Egg Blue- 24"
462-27 Yellow Pom Pom-3"
462-05 Purple Pom Pom-3"
524-38-09 Pearls-12"
DD17 Polka Dot-12"
448-66 Jumbo Leaves-6"
365-2-17 Pink Stripe-12"
338-27 Yellow Scallop Edge-12"
RG-5-46 Grosgrain Stripe-12"
361-58-26 Crochet Lace-24"
368-15-18 Faux Linen-8"
331-22 Grosgrain with Oval-12"

Other Supplies used:
Jar
Brads
Doily

Thank you so much for looking at my project today!!


Thursday, April 7, 2016

Silk Ribbon Pillow-May Arts

Welcome May Arts fans this is Jenifer here with you today to share a fun way to add a little color to your decor.  Pillows are an easy way to quickly change out a look in a room, you could do it annually or seasonally.  With some basic sewing skills you could do this any time you felt the need.


Here is my finished pillow and I LOVE it.  I love the fun bright cheerful colors and the beautiful pops of color.  With all of the beautiful colors of Silk Ribbons that May Arts has to offer the possibilities really are endless.


The pillow form that I used was 14"x 14".  I cut my silk ribbons in 16" lengths and sewed them together along the long edge.  Take your time when sewing the silk it is a bit slippery and moves around a bit on you.  When they are all sewn together give them a nice press with your iron and trim down to 15" to give you a nice straight edge to work with.  


I wanted to keep the back simple since I had so much beautiful color on the front.  I made a simple overlapping  enclosure for the back so that I can take the pillow form out and change it up when the mood hits.

May Arts Ribbons used:
SK01- White 1 yard
SK16-Olive 1 yard
SK98-Mint 1 yard
SK94-Robbins Egg Blue 1 yard
SK47-Violet 1 yard
SK31-Silver 1 yard
SK22-Fuchsia 1 yard
SK17-Pink 1 yard
SK05-Lavender 1 yard

Other Supplies used:
Pillow Form
Fabric

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Butterfly Zipper Pouch-TOW

Welcome ThermOWeb fans, this is Jenifer here with you today to share this fun little zip bag with you today.  Nothing says spring to me more than butterflies so I went to the internet and found some beautiful butterfly images that I printed out on the HeatnBond EZ print Inkjet Sheets.

Butterfly Zipper Pouch                 by Jenifer Cowles
Oliso Pro Smart Iron
Blend Fabrics
May Arts Ribbons

This is a quick and easy project that could be done in a short amount of time.  Print any image you desire to create a truly one of a kind project.

Print images on the HeatnBond Ez Print Inkjet sheets cut out and iron on the desired fabric.

Remove the paper backing to reveal image.  Aren't those beautiful!!

Add border around the images.

Add another border until the desired size is accomplished.  This zipper pouch measures 7"x 9" making it the perfect size for a travel sewing kit.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Watercolor Cards-DCWV

Welcome DCWV fans! It’s Jenifer from the DCWV Social Media Design Team!    Have you seen the new Paint & Create items that DCWV has come out with?  Well let me just tell you they are awesome.  They have these super cute card packs that come with watercolor and a brush.  Everything I needed came in the package ready to go, just add water.


Here is a trio that I created on my lunch break.


I absolutely love the heavy weight of the paper, the paper didn't buckle or warp when the water was added to it.  Here I let the colors mix together and run down the card.  I also loaded the brush and flicked a few fun spots on it.

With this one I let the colors come together and while it was still wet I applied a little bit of table salt to give an amazing marble effect.

I stuck with one color here with a simple swiggle line and then a few splatters.  I thought it would be fun to give the envelope a little touch of paint as well.  Love how it turned out.  The best part about these fun cards is that every single one of them will be unique.

I tied them all up with a beautiful Silk ribbon bow and now my cards are ready to be sent off.


Friday, March 11, 2016

So Lucky Gift Bag-TOW

Welcome Therm O Web fans, this is Jenifer here with you today to share a cute little gift bag that my 12 year old daughter made to hand out to a couple of her friends for St. Patrick's day.  Of course I couldn't say no to anything crafty related and pretty much everything was done by her while I just supervised.



Using the Fabric Fuse PeelNStick Sheets she adhered the green polka dot fabric to one side then using a die cut machine cut out the hearts.  Peel off the backing and attach it to a muslin bag.  Then using the Deco Foil Liquid adhesive go around the edges or create your own pattern.  Once the Liquid adhesive is dry then lay out the Deco Foil colors of your choice to give your project a little bit of sparkle.  She used both the gold and the green to make her clover really pop.



Add an embellishment to the center of the clover, here she added some flowers but you could add buttons or anything else you could think of.  A fluffy bow with some gold sparkle to hold a fun little tag and your ready to fill your fun little bag with a little gift or some candies.

Therm O Web supplies used:

I hope you have enjoyed our little project today, sometimes you just have to sit back and let your little ones just create.  She is so proud of how this turned out and that to me is priceless.