Once I get the binding on, I'll post some pictures. I know I'll be done next week, but the pictures may not get posted. I still have Christmas cards to make.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Thursday, October 24, 2013
I looked for material at my quilt shop again and saw nothing that I thought would work. I went to a shop closer to my home and found material for the backing that had the shine that would flatter the gold and poinsettia material. I found material for my border and sashing and now I can't wait to finish this. It will be beautiful!!
My biggest pain from the procedure was from the IV they put in. It left a nasty bruise on my arm (2" x 1-7/8"). Ouch!
Friday, October 11, 2013
I've been so busy on another quilt that I put off working on this block. I think I may have procrastinated on it because I wasn't looking forward to the doubling the triangle to get the 4 diamonds. I should have pressed my seams open for it to lay better. I managed to get it done in time for the Saturday Sampler.
Saturday, October 5, 2013
I used Sketch 175 to make this card.
Stamps: Gently Falling, Chalk Talk
CS: Pear Pizzazz, VV, Early Espresso, Old Olive, Cajun Craze
Misc.: Brads, Woodgrain EF
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Monday, September 16, 2013
Every year I participate in the Christmas Card Swap on VC Rocks. There weren't as many players this year, but I'm still glad I was able to be a part of it.
Anita Watson made the card above using Calm Christmas and Dictionary stamp sets.
Catie Palmer used Naughty & Nice and That Rotary stamp sets
Elizabeth Kratzer used Ornament Keepsakes. Nice to see the Holiday Framelits used.
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Saturday, September 14, 2013
I need a do-over on this card. I like it but I'm not too hot on my paper choice. Perhaps if I switched the sides on the DP it would look better. I like the fold and that the tag is secured behind the snowflake, which keeps is closed. I like the Frosted Finishes embellishment. I'm having trouble with thinking of it as a Christmas card because of the color and I'm not fond of the DP on the left.
Stamps: Festive Flurry, Christmas Messages
Ink: Island Indigo
CS: Winter Frost DP, WW, Island Indigo
Misc.: Deco Labels and Festive Furry Framelits, Frosted Finishes embellishments, dimensionals, glue dots.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
This is not my favorite square. It was easy to cut the pieces for the square, rather fast in fact. The shop substituted one of the fabrics and it really would have looked better with the original fabric they had chosen. The blue that is a shade darker on the "star" (upper right/lower left) is the same design as their original choice but it is a lighter shade of blue. I think it needs to be darker because of the blue diagonal line going through and simply for contrast within the star. I'm going to ask when I go if I can buy a kit for this block and then I'll substitute it with my own fabric (if I have any of the original fabric they chose). I need to check my stash before I go buying it.
Sunday, September 8, 2013
We have a song in our hymn book called Put Your Shoulder to the Wheel. I found this to be a fun play on that. The idea came from Pinterest with a tag ready made that you could print, which I didn't use. I wanted it to look a little more snazzy. I typed the quote and printed it on Crumb Cake cardstock and whisper white for the circle portion of the tag. I used the Two Tags die, scallop punch, and 1-3/8 circle punch to make the tag.
Friday, August 30, 2013
I had the opportunity to host a swap for VC Rocks this summer. My swap was gift card holders. I was excited to get some ideas hosting this swap. I'm known to buy a gift card and toss it inside the card, put it in the envelope, seal it and call it good. This top holder is one of my favorites from the swap.
Anita Watson started with a base of a full-sized card (4-1/4x5-1/2). In the center upper half of the right side on top, she used a circle punch, cutting half of a circle. She then folded the top part of the card in half. You can see that there is a flap in the picture where the Calypso Coral CS is. This is where the gift card is held. The 1/2 circle punch makes for easy access to the gift card.
Beverly Williams made this gift card holder. The Summer Sun CS slides out and holds the gift card.
Diane Villegas has a fun angle on gift card giving. This is a 4 x 10-1/8" rectangle. She scored diagonally from one corner to the other, folding it on that line and then folding it in half. Pretty nifty.
Elizabeth Kratzer made this little paper purse with 6x6 DSP from France Martin on Youtube. So cute!
Elsie Goosey I have to tell you I got to peak at another one of Elsie's swaps by accident. It looked to be a business card holder. I wish I took a picture because I would have CASEd that for sure. I tried to pass it off for this swap, but no go. I had to send it on to the right hostess.
Jamie Adcock created this gift card holder. It is one of my favorite paper collections - Bella Rose. I was sad when that retired. Another great thing about swaps is to see embellishments you may not have purchased yet.
There is something about Leanna Kerr's holder that strikes me as vintage. I love this ribbon. I've held off on buying ribbon because I have so much. I always wonder how I can have so much and yet it isn't right for the project I'm working on.
Loni Holt created this with a gift card box tutorial by Katie Adams, The Crafty Blog Stalker on YouTube. I used an elastic to hold it closed so I could snap a picture. Of the 3 I took, the one with the rubber band was the best.
I LOVE this masculine gift card holder by Shannon Miramontes.
This was the first swap I received in the mail. I was explaining to one of my daughters why I was glad to be hosting this swap. I opened the envelope to find a sparkly punched heart on a straw. I'm not a coffee drinker, but I have been known to give a gift card to Starbucks. How perfect is this?!