So I know this doesn’t really have much to do with Thanksgiving, but I do have a reason behind posting this now.  I have a friend that has been coming to my Classes for  – well, forever!  She came to them when my sister Kimberly taught them and she’s come to mine since I took over for Kimberly a few years ago.  My friend has been in the process of adopting a baby for the last few years.  And of course we all ask about it when we get together for class – I have a pretty regular group that comes.  Anyway, I am just so thankful that they are with their baby boy right now.

When I was putting together a baby shower gift for her I thought about stamping on some onesies.  I dug around my stamp room and found all the ones that I thought would work on a baby onesie.  I really wanted to do something related to adoption and I got the idea to stamp a strawberry on it and then stamp the words “hand picked” underneath.  I used my JustRite alphas to spell it out – I think next time I’ll stamp the words first and then the strawberry…but overall I think it turned out pretty cute!

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supplies:  DIY Monogram Stamper Special Occasions font kit; Just Rite Small Letter Set; Honey Bee by PTI; Bitty Baby Blessings by PTI; lemon tart, noir black, spring rain, spring moss, dark chocolate and pure poppy palette ink from PTI; heat gun; and gerber onesies.

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supplies: Little Dude by Kim Hughes for Cornish Heritage Farms; Green Thumb by PTI; ripe avocado, spring moss, and noir black palette inks; heat gun and gerber onesies.

After stamping them and using the heat gun to heat set the ink, I rolled them up and tied a ribbon around them.

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How easy and adorable is that?!?  I think the cuteasaurus is my favorite!  I did learn a few things while doing this though…..

1.  Do NOT overheat your image while heat setting it.  It is possible to scorch the fabric!  If it starts to yellow a bit – you’ve done too much!

2. Do NOT use too light of an ink color.  I used the Spring Rain blue from PTI and it did not show up very well at all.  I had to go over it with a blue copic marker (yes, those can wash too and not come off) to make it show up, but that feathered a bit too much and now it’s just hard to read.

I slipped some cardboard inside the onesie before I stamped just in case the ink bled through.  I used Palette hybrid inks so that they are entirely washable.  And I love that with the alphas from JustRite, you can customize it so easily!  Totally adorable and personalized!

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving – be sure to gorge yourselves on yummy foods!  I’ll be back to post more pretty things later today.  And just a reminder on the coupon codes I shared earlier – they expire soon!

Get a FREE 2 way glue pen!  You can use this for putting on glitter, etc!  They are wonderful!

Go to Scrapbookpal.com.

Purchase *anything*! (This coupon expires 11/30/08)

Add the coupon code 2WAYGLUE on the view cart page (Just type 2WAYGLUE into the box for coupons and click *add to cart* and the free glue will appear! You do not need to add it to your card first!)

That’s it! And in case you need help finding something to purchase – they have a great selection of all kinds of chipboard things and the Nestabilities!   THey have also added a great selection of Cuttlebug and Cricut items – and at great prices too!

And these codes for The Stamp Castle are still good too!

The Stamp Castle coupon – expires after Thanksgiving:

free shipping on orders $50 or over
-code: MERRYXMAS
-have to select regular Priority shipping
-valid on orders shipping to continental U.S. states only (excludes Hawaii and Alaska)

To shop at The Stamp Castle, click {here}. Enjoy!

And for a limited time (until Thanksgiving) you can get 10% off the Christmas Stamp Ensemble (item JB-08150)!  No coupon code necessary!