Sunday, March 29, 2015

Color Bomb Explodes on Paper

It is Palm Sunday and I want so bad to be in church. Last week I had a procedure on my back and sitting more than a few minutes at a time is pretty impossible. Wearing clothes with any form or waistband is pretty impossible. So, here I am, Palm Sunday, not in church and not happy about it. But, God really is good and I am so glad I don't have to be in church to be with  Him!

Pretty sure my husband is going to bring me a consolation latte too. Joy.

So, anyway, I remember never having uploaded my Tuesday Morning Sketch card. Well, I remember I never made my Tuesday Morning Sketch card, making the upload a bit more of a challenge.

One hour later, pushing the deadline and surviving the paper glue cutter and color explosion that totally trashed my makeshift table, here is my card.

Not my favorite card, but I'm proud for making the second week of TMS, pressing on and even though I'm not a sequin kind of person, the little girl it is for love shiny sparkles. Thinking I might go throw some glitter on here and there. Might as well go all the way, right?

Hugs and thanks for stopping by!


Friday, March 27, 2015

Very Happy Sad Day

Today I accomplished a major victory! For about a month now I have been working on a quilt for a person very close to me. It was one of those projects that seems so fight me all the way.

You know the kind of project...

First, I pick out a fairly simple pattern.  I loved one part of the pattern, the center square, but the rest of it...not so much. So I pick out the fabrics and make the center square and start piecing around it, kind of create as you go. Easy, right? no, not right!!

I really wanted this to be perfect, which is so funny because I don't do perfect. Choosing fabrics became difficult, either too little or the wrong tone or color or whatever. Thread always ran out of the bobbin in the worst place and I made so many cutting errors that I used my binding fabric for a border and had no binding. Don't you feel so sorry for me? Haha!

OK, the worst mistake I made turned out to be my best error ever. I slipped with the rotary cutter and put a gash in the fabric right next to one of the purple flowers! Yup, 1 1/2 inch gash right there in the quilt top. Woe is me....

The funny part is as soon as it happened I thought "butterfly", and sure enough...butterfly was just what I needed.

Only, one was not enough. nope. two were just right to balance it out.
This, of course, gave me what I needed for the last border...butterflies

So, after all the mistakes and fixes and inspirations and trials and errors and thrown in a couple growls and even more smiles, the final product is this
Not perfect, but I am very happy with the results. The back is flannel so it will be soft next to her and I try to keep the quilting on the minimal side so that the quilts have a softer feel to them.

Soo, there it is, sure hope it brings a smile and feeling of love to a very special lady that has been fighting a very nasty health battle. all prayers welcome. The happy?  it is ready to go. The sad? chemo was rough and she is really hurting.

love and hugs,


oh, btw, the center is from an old quilting magazine, I am not sure whose it is. I think McCalls, but just had the insert.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Love This Bear

Catching up on my cards here!

I have been trying to catch up with some card making over the past week or so. The past couple weeks have been full with sewing and I got kind of behind on the cards, add to that the need for a bunch and, well, having fun catching up.

This little guy is one of my favorites, it is one of the really cute digis by DeeDee. One of them. Now, normally I love my rubber stamps, but once in a while I sit down and print out a bunch of my go-tos and whip out some cards.

How cute is he? You can't see it here but I used the glitter gel pens on the hat and boots and he is really a joyful guy! Want another of Deedee's images? How about this one?

Yes, I know I have to work on Copics and grass, pray for me?

What I like to do is pick out my papers, make one card with one sheet as the base color with accents and matting of the second color, and then reverse the colors on the second. By sticking with the same colors like that it makes the best use of my paper and time,leaving less scraps. Oh, if you want the link for this image Here it is!

Just to let you know I am not related to Deedee in anyway,  receive no compensation, and no way are these the only ones of her images that I use, but thought I would share what I worked on this week!



Sunday, March 22, 2015

A Card For Tuesday Morning (on Sunday)

For a couple years now I have been making cards. Lots of cards. Most of the cards are made for people I know, as I need them. This one is made for a contest that I really want to win, and one that I plan on doing weekly.

I have been following Tuesday Morning Sketches and have been inspired by the cards there (not to mention the sketches) so here goes, throwing my hat in the ring. (Can you guess I am not 20-something?)

It is a combination of paper and embellishments from all different companies, and I have no idea where this cute digi image is from, all together they add up to bright and cheerful, don't you think?

Well, keep your fingers crossed for me! I could win a set of dies and I love the Spellbinders labels!

Have a good one, and give someone a hug!