Monday, January 12, 2015

My New Hobby - Dusting Off the Bernina

After many years of gathering dust, my sewing machine has finally made a comeback. I took my first quilting class in October and have been steadily learning how to piece, baste, quilt and finish these quilts. Needless to say I am hooked. I have been pinning all sorts of patterns and taking additional classes to improve my skills. I have really enjoyed the process and it helps me to de-stress and relax. My only issue now is fitting all the fabric in with my paper and ink in my little crafting closet. I think I may have to officially take over the dining room:)

You can link to any of the designs here by visiting my "So Sew" board on Pinterest or clicking on the description.

Half Square Triangle Quilt - No Pattern just random piecing

A Few Thanks

It has been awhile since I have posted some new cards. It seems like I need to send them out right away  so I don't have time to photograph and share them on my blog. Well, I had a bit of time today and wanted to post 3 new cards. I needed quite a few Thank You cards and created the following using sketches from Deconstructing Jen and RetroSketches. I love using sketches to pull projects together quickly. A good sketch, a 6X6 coordinated paper pack and woohoo it's done!

Using sketch from Deconstructing Jen - Sketch 183

Using sketch from RetroSketches

Pulled from my stash:)

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Deconstructed Sketch - Age and Wine

Today is one of my dear friend's birthday and I thought Unity's Age and Wine stamp was very appropriate for her card. We ladies like our wine:) I used the Deconstructed Sketch this week for inspiration. 

Stamps - Unity "Age and Wine", SU Daydream Medallions
Paper - whisper white, DCWV Violet Leaf
Ink - Momento Tuxedo Black, Stampin Blendabilites, Copics
Accessories - Twine, Cardboard Button

Friday, July 18, 2014

Sweet Sunday Sketch and CC486 Thank You

This month, it seems like I need a LOT of thank you cards. I combined two challenges for this Tap Tap Tap thank you. The color challenge was really difficult for me combining pear pizzazz, crisp cantaloupe, soft suede and soft sky. I tried to keep the brightest color as the focal point and used the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge for more inspiration.

Stamps - SU Tap, Tap, Tap - TAWS Good Point
Paper - crisp cantaloupe, whisper white
Ink - pear pizzazz, crisp cantaloupe, soft suede, soft sky
Accessories - wooden @, pear pizzazz bakers twine

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Too Much Happy - CC486Color Challenge and Retrosketches #123

I made this card for 2 challenges today. Splitcoast Stampers color challenge using calypso coral, daffodil delight and old olive paired with this week's Retrosketches challenge. The colors were a bit odd for me so I wanted to use a lot of white space. I love the simplicity of Retrosketches challenges so I went there for inspiration.

Stamps - SU Yippee Skippy, Doodle Bug - Welcome Home
Paper - daffodil delight, whisper white, calypso coral, assorted dsp
Ink - Momento tuxedo black, daffodil delight
Assessories - pearls

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Gift Card Holders

With the release of the new SU 2014-2015 Catalog, I have found some GREAT items. My favorite and one that I have already used quite a bit are the Gift Card Enclosure Packs. I used these along with another favorite stamp Tap Tap Tap, to create gift card enclosures for Jake's teachers. They are so fun and quick to create.

Once opening, there are a few layers to enjoy before seeing the gift card.

Gift Card Packs include 10 gift card holders and are priced at just $5.95 - What a deal. Click the shop bottom on the right to order your gift card enclosure packs.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

A Fancy Folk Art Birthday Card

Here is a card I made for my lovely sister. This stamp set, "Fancy Folk Art" from Papertrey Ink, always makes me think of her. I wish I could be with her on her birthday and have a few refreshing beverages to celebrate, but I have to wait until this summer to see her. We will make up for lost time then.

Paper - Daffodil delight, basic black, whisper white
Designer Paper - My Minds Eye Collectable - Notable
Stamp - Fancy Folk Art - Papertrey Ink.