Welcome! I hope that you are having a great day, and for my American friends, that includes a Happy Thanksgiving with family and friends. We will be enjoying Thanksgiving with a brother-in-law and sister-in-law this year, so I needed a Thanksgiving thank you note. I used several JustRite Stampers sets: Musical Notes Labels Twenty for that eggplant-colored frame, Lace Borders stamped in cream pigment ink, background stamps from Fleur de Lis Labels Twenty and Musical Notes Labels Twenty stamped in Adirondack Latte, and a focal image from Autumn Labels Twenty-Two stamped with an old Kaleidecolor pad. I love that I can pull out so many sets and have them work together!
I also used several Spellbinders dies, including Labels Twenty, Labels Twenty-Two, and Twisted Metal Tags and Accents. I used a Copic YG95 and Copic Airbrush System to airbrush the green on the inside of the little flourishes.
How about that stitching? Yes, here's a second installment of Tool Tidbits. My old sewing machine was only four or five years old, but it was a reconditioned one when I got it and pretty inexpensive. It's been getting louder and more temperamental for a while, and a couple of weeks ago it decided to stop zig-zag stitching. Then when it broke five needles in two days, I'd had enough. . . I looked at several machines online, and finally decided on this Brother CS6000i from Amazon. I considered a more expensive one that had cool embroidery features; but, honestly, this one does as much as I have time to do anyway. So far I love it! It's quiet and doesn't break needles. Having so many pretty stitches doesn't hurt either. :-D
That's it for today. Happy Thanksgiving, and thanks for stopping by!