Friday, May 15, 2009

Dollar Find Friday- Socks

Every Friday, the There She Goes Trendsetters have what we call Dollar Find Friday. Basically, it is a tutorial of some sort using an item we have found for a dollar and There She Goes stamps. I am TERRIBLE at altered items and thinking out of the box, so I really had to STRETCH myself for this one!! While walking around the only "dollar" store we have in my town, the Dollar General(which has hardly ANYTHING for a dollar anymore), I happened across a pair of socks and thought....hmm. They are only a dollar, why not try it, right??!! So today I bring you my very first Dollar Find Friday tutorial, Stamping on Socks.

Step 1: Obviously besides purchasing the socks is to gather your materials.




Step 2: Turn your sock INSIDE out so that you are stamping on the part of the cuff that folds over. I also put a piece of cardboard or something else inside, so that your markers don't seep through to the other side.




Step 3: Stamp your image, or images with a water resistant ink. For mine, I used the Flowers of Happiness set from There She Goes. Stazon probably works the best, but I did have success with the Memento ink as long as you heat set it!! After stamping your image, color it in with your Copic markers or other fabric markers. I then sewed on my button(from MFT), but you could also do a bow or something along those lines.




Step 4: Heat set your socks by either placing them in the dryer for a few minutes. I even recommend letting them dry overnight and washing them before wearing!! I plan on hand washing mine, but if you want to wash yours in the washer, I would turn them to where the design is inside!!





Here is some news from TSG!!
Challenges:
Every Friday, TSG will post a new challenge on the There She Goes forum! The challenges will change from week to week and there is no deadline so feel free to play in any of the challenges at any time :)
This week's challenge is an awesome one that you won't want to miss! You can find out all of the details HERE.

Friday Night Chats-
The Friday fun doesn't stop at the challenges! There will also be a Friday night chat on the forum from 7-9 both Eastern and Pacific time. That way, it will be easier for everyone to join in on the fun. I will post the Chat Thread Friday mornings and feel free to post throughout the day :) I have such a great time chatting with you guys at the Release Parties that I thought it was a shame to only do it once a month. So come introduce yourself and get ready to meet new friends and have some fun!! You can find today's chat thread on the TSG Forum HERE!

Well, that is it for me for now, thanks for looking and have a great day!!

23 comments:

  1. These are gorgeous! I have got to do this......ALL morning I have been to enabling blogs......I need to quit blogging or put in my requisition for another 12 hours in my day!!

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  2. You are so clever! What a darling project!! You are terrible at altering....YEAH RIGHT!! LOL!

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  3. What a sweet and wonderful project. These came out wonderful and what an inexspensive little gift to give. Great job.

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  4. Oh, those are So cute....I love the lil button.....

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  5. I love these socks! What a great idea! TFS!

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  6. Jessie, you are amazing! I love how you colored on the socks; they are so pretty!

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  7. Fabulously fun and creative. Love your socks!

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  8. Hi Jessie,

    Oh my!! I was just looking at your blog (it is gorgeous!!) and when I came back to mine, I found that you had left me a comment!! Hilarious!!! We must have been on each other's blogs at the same time!!

    Thank you so much for that lovely comment, I have favourited MANY of your cards on SCS and just love your work!!

    Hope you have a great weekend!!
    Smiles,
    Lesley :)

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  9. I don't think you give yourself enough credit - this is wonderful! Love how you thought outside the box and made these sweet little socks!!!

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  10. Totally cute idea - Jessie!!!

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  11. Oh so sweet, great job on the coloring, it seems like that would be so hard!

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  12. Too flippin' CUTE, girl!!! What a great idea!

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  13. My goodness, Jessie! These are ADORABLE!!!! I hate making 3-d/altered things too (they scare me) but you did a FABULOUS job!!!

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  14. Now this is definetly something I am going to try. I have two girls ages 5 and 10 and I have done a lot of things to socks to jazz them up but haven't stamped. I am already thinking of stamps to try, guess I will have to go to Dollar Store tomorrow.

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  15. Wow what a great little project! You'd never guess you had trouble coming up with something! Great idea.

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  16. Genius! You're a genius! Did I mention you're a creative genius? I've got to do something like this for my little neice. Amazing idea. Girl, I hear dollar signs. Make more and sell them!

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  17. OMG! These are just too darn cute! What a great idea! TFS!

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  18. Oh no you DIDN'T! This is pure GENIUS my friend! Who would have thunk it...these socks are the BOMB!!!!!

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