Monday, June 29, 2009
Saturday, June 27, 2009
My card idea was one of those that was really nice in theory, but it didn't turn out exactly like I wanted it to.While cleaning the basement, I found so many scraps of fabric, ribbon, and other stuff that I used some on my card. I've used the felt elephant before, but he's so cute I used him again. My good friend just had her second baby boy, so I think I'll send this card off to her. Thanks for looking!
Sunday, June 21, 2009
I have a really nice Bernina machine I splurged on about five years ago. I purchased a walking foot for it and apparently never used it correctly. I ended up being so frustrated with it that the walking foot went right back in the box where it remained for a few years. I starting the quilting on this blanket, and it looked TERRIBLE! I decided to give the walking foot another try (it certainly couldn't look any worse), and it worked perfectly. This was the most enjoyable blanket I have ever made. I quilted it with "wavy" seams (yes, it's crooked on purpose), and I think it turned out so cute. And big brother's tote bag:
The fabric has tools on it, so hopefully it's boyish enough. I still have to make the crayon roll. The first one didn't turn out as nicely as I'd hoped, so I gave that one to my son. He doesn't care if it isn't perfect!
Saturday, June 20, 2009
I also used CPS Card Sketch 20:
The patterned paper is some KI Memories I bought at least a year ago. I think it's supposed to be Thanksgiving paper, but it had all the colors I needed so I used it anyway.
For 365 Cards Day 111 - Say it with Stripes: "your challenge is to create a card with Bold Colors and Stripes." I used more of my favorite American Crafts papers to make this:
And finally for 365 Cards Day 112 - Everlasting Love: "Create a wedding card, and use the word "Love" in the sentiment."
I really like the way this one turned out. It's simple, but sometimes simple is nice. The metal "Love" is a clearance bargain from Michael's, and the patterned paper is Martha Stewart (also on clearance).
I may have time tonight to finish up my argyle card and complete the week of 365 Card challenges. On a side note, my 2&1/2 year old son is making Father's Day cards for Daddy and Papa. (He loves gluing scraps of patterned paper to cardstock to make his cards.) I had to laugh when he sat down, looked at his paper, and said "Now what?" I feel the same way sometimes. Thanks for looking!
Friday, June 19, 2009
The patterned papers are from Making Memories Eliza pack. Thanks for looking!
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
1. Use pink!
(I used hot pink cardstock which I embossed, and there's pink in my fav American Craft patterned papers.)
2. Add scallops
(I cut some scallops with Fiskars scissors.)
3. Add a tag
(I love tags! I cut a little tag and stamped it with "happy birthday.")
4. Enjoy the creative process
as much as the finished card!
Thanks for looking!
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Thanks for looking!
Thursday, June 11, 2009
And my card:
I think it would look better with a larger circle in the middle, but this is the biggest circle die cut I have. I really dislike cutting circles free hand or with a template because I like them to be perfect, so this will have to do. Thanks for looking!
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Saturday, June 6, 2009
I used my new DCWV Animal Crackers Matstack. I don't need any more paper, but I justified the purchase since it was 50% off and I'll use it to scrapbook all the cute zoo pictures of my son. The monkey is a Cuttlebug die cut.
Thanks for looking, and best of luck to everyone who entered!
The patterned paper is from a huge DCWV slab I got from my MIL for Christmas a few years back. It was one of the best gifts ever. The colors in this piece were perfect for the challenge.
And finally, for Day 98 - It's an Anniversary!: "My husband and I are celebrating 11 years of wedded bliss today, so I want to see anniversary cards....with a catch (of course). Make the dominant color white -- what!? Oh yes, it can be done - it just requires simplicity." So, Happy Anniversary to Pam and her husband.
Thanks for looking!
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
So, when I should have been spending my child-free morning cleaning the basement, I got distracted and made my card. I really wanted to go out and buy paper just for this card, but I made myself use stuff from my stash. Because I do NOT need any more paper. (I have to keep telling myself that.) Here's my card:
Since we're allowed to enter as many times as we'd like, I might have to make another one. I like how it turned out except I wish I'd left the stitching off. But that's how it goes. :) Thanks for looking!
I also used Card Patterns Sketch 17:
I love the colors in the ad and used that as inspiration for my card:
The green patterned papers are from a Martha Stewart pack. I certainly didn't need them but couldn't resist the clearance deal! Thanks for looking!