Monday, April 21, 2008

My first Gruffie Bear!

This year at CHA a new line of stamps was released by the same company who makes the House Mouse and Happy Hopper (bunny stamps) that you've seen me use. The new line is called "Gruffies" and they are bears - each stamp has a different theme. They are very cute and at some point they are on my wishlist to buy a few. But for now...I received a few images from my SBS Secret Sister.

And here my first card Gruffie card!

Last night I was trying to work on some Design Team stuff and one of the items was to be a stamped baby onesie. Before I've always stamped on dark t-shirt transfers and then ironed on to the item. There is a back layer that you are supposed to be able to pull off. For the life of me I could not get the back layer off. I tried, my husband tried...we ruined the stamped image...and still nothing. I was ready to scream out of frustration. Made a special trip to town to get the onesie and I can't get the freaking transfers to work. I've used them before and they've always been a pain but eventually you were able to get them free. Not last night. Tried two different packages. Tried starting with a larger square piece instead of cutting out my image close. Still nothing. Grrr. Guess I could go buy a white onesie and fabric markers...but don't really want to spend more $ on the project. And the dark purple onesie won't show the image if I stamp directly onto it. Any other ideas??? Maybe I'll just ditch the whole idea of the onesie but I thought it'd be cute.



~KRISTY~ said...


Ila said...

This is just the Cutest!!

Littlekel90 said...

You did a terrific job with your Gruffie, Jane! I love the bg papers you used.

As for the transfer sheets, I can totally relate to that one. I had a pack of sheets that was like that, too. I don't know if it was too old that it sat in the store too long or what, but I ended up finally getting it to pull off of a shirt I made for my son when he was little, and it was all tacky. You might want to try soaking the paper and rubbing it off. I am not sure it will work, but thought it might be a new idea. Best of luck! :) Kelly

Marcia said...

Very cute!