Friday, May 13, 2016

Graduation card time...

This is not the best lighting in the world, but I think my grad card came out pretty well.  The owl is made with Stampin Up owl punch, a scalloped circle punch (the wings), and a modified 1" square punch for the mortarboard.  I used Sizzix Notepad sizzlit dies for the gold numbers.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Recently, a good friend found a good deal for me on a used Pfaff Creative Vision.  I love this machine for patchwork!  Here is my first project on my new (to me) Pfaff.  My nephew and his wife are expecting their second child soon, and I always make a quilt for the new babies in the family.  I forgot to take a picture after it was quilted, so all I have is the blocks laid out before assembly.

The quilt pattern is Disappearing Nine Patch.  I love this pattern.  It is super easy to make with 5" squares, and it looks like you cut out a lot of different size pieces.  I want to make another one with an organized color palette instead of a scrappy version.  

I have started my next quilt already.  I am working on using up my fabric stash.  That will keep me busy for awhile, lol.

Long hiatus...

Ok,  Life had become quite complicated for me, but I am now working less hours.  I am hoping to get some computer time again, and start posting pics of what I have been up to.  I have been making cards still, but I have also recently starting doing some patchwork and am planning to make some quilts.  These have been long-term goals for me, and I finally have time!

See you again soon!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Where does the time go?

I can't believe it has been since September that I posted!  I have been really busy, but don't ask for a list of what I was doing!  lol

I wanted to post a sweet picture of my li'l Gracie.  She is nearly 2 now, and is just the sweetest little girl.

She loves to snuggle in between me and the back of the couch in the evenings.  Happy times!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Happy Birthday - Masculine

My husband's birthday is tomorrow, so I just finished this card this evening, of course.  Why plan ahead?  lol  Anyway, the card was inspired by this card at split coast stampers
The original is a halloween card, but I thought it would be great as a birthday card.  I made my stamped circle and shadow larger than the scale of the original to accommodate the stamp I was going to use.  Both circles were cut with my Cricut Expression.  The card base is kraft paper, and the two layers of printed paper are from last year's Indian Summer mat stack from DCWV.  The stamped cardstock is ivory.  The deer scene stamp is by Penny Black.  I also used a bit of ribbon, which is brown with a blue thread running through it.  It is a little hard to see the colors, which are much more vivid in real life.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Another Triple Layer card

This card will be used for the September card swap at stamp club.  I really love it.  I used gradient colors for the stamped images and the matting.  I am sure I will be making this type of triple card again, as I love playing with the gradient colors.

I do not have the info on the stamps.  I do know that none of them are Stampin Up.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Triple Layer Card - Snowman

We learned to make the triple layer cards last month at Stamp club.  I thought the layout would be perfect for my little snowman stamp.  He called "Snowman Skates" and is made by Whipper Snapper Designs .

The paper is white confetti purchased at Office Max.  The blue is Pacific Point from Stampin Up.  I also used Pacific Point ink for the stamped images.  Snowflake embellishments were done with a border punch for the sides, and a Cuttlebug die for the full snowflake that is layered and glittered.