Whew! I’ve been spending my mini-retreat finishing up some projects that have been sitting around my craft room for awhile. All I needed to do was add a piece of cork to a message center that I was working on, and it’s been sitting for weeks. Sheesh Marissa!
One of the other projects that I’ve been wanting to finish was a tag bookmark I had started. I had the background paper picked out and I had her stamped out and partially paper pieced, but that’s about it. And she’s been staring at me. The Shopping Our Stash stitching challenge was the kick in the butt I needed.
She is a My Favorite Things stamp called Here’s the Story. I used a bunch of different papers from my scrap stash to build her pants and books. Smooch Inks were used on her shoes, hair and the pages of the books. The sentiment is from Mama Elephant’s Say What set. I used my favorite white Uni-ball pen for the faux stitching around the tag. I hope to invest in a sewing machine at some point so I can do actual sewing on my cards and tags. She’s really enjoying her Bug Book! The Paper Girls Challenge is all about bugs this time and I love any chance to use these sparkly ones! And since Anything Goes over at Simon Says Stamp this week, I’m going to enter it in there too 🙂