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Monday, November 30, 2015

Floral Quilt

This is my last quilt that I needed to complete for Christmas gifts, whew! Glad to have that done and over. I saw this gorgeous fabric when the fat quarters shop had a sale. I normally don't hoard fabric, at least I try not to but I saw this fabric and bought it with no real plans for it, just knew I wanted to make something with it.

Then the idea came to me I would gift this to my chiropractor. The women has been a saint to me, I couldn't stand going to one and she is gentle and super uber nice. The kind of person you wish you had spent more time with growing up. She is just a fascinating person who happens to sew or she did but hasn't done much of it lately. I am hoping to change that.

Any how instead of gifting her money or a gift card or whatever I thought she would like a quilt. This one is small and considered to be basically a lap quilt perfect for cuddling up with on the couch and a good book which she does a lot of.

I did all the quilting free motion on my machine. It was a chore but I loved how it came out and much better than paying someone $$$ to do it on a fancy schmancy machine.

This is one gift I am very excited to be giving this year.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Classy and Elegant Card

So I am diverting backwards as this card was actually completed for Day 3. I decided to use some water colors and then added in some stickles for the berries and gold droplets then finished it with a few sequins, red twine and gold bells. 
The Holly stamp is from Clearly Besotted and the sentiment stamp is from Penny Black. I think this maybe the first or second time I have used it over the past five years. I have this terrible affliction of buying things thinking I will use them then get them home and struggle with actually using them. 

Monday, November 23, 2015

Cute and Whimsical Cards

Continuing on with my online card class I am sharing two cards I made that are supposed to be in the Cute and Whimsical category. I have to say just getting back from Disneyland this was a bit of a challenge to get done. My mojo really wasn't in full swing trying to catch up. This is day 5 and the class is on day 12..yikes!

Up first is this fun little guy from My Favorite Stamps. I really like these little dudes, so fun to color them.

And this other one is using stamps/dies from Lawn Fawn as well as the MTF mountain range die and the Merry die is from Clearly Besotted. The falling snow stencil is from Simon Says Stamp.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Christmas Love

Today I have more cards but not from the online class just my need to do some more coloring with my Copics.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Holiday Style - Clean and Simple

Hello fellow bloggers, today I am sharing not one but two cards I made for an online class called Holiday Style. I took a similar class last year and really wasn't that impressed, this year seems to be a bit better.

I am behind because they are on day 6 and I have just begun. I guess it doesn't help I am on my way to Disneyland so most of my efforts have been geared towards the trip.

So they gave us three different clean and simple cards but eh I can't say that I think they are completely clean and simple but I do like the idea of what they have shown us.

The first one uses stamp repetition as well as the suggestion of bending your stamps so that's what I did here. I feel like it's missing something not sure what but I am not very happy with the card.

I used a template for the snow and tried to use a white gel pen to add more snow on the tree but it wasn't showing up much, I then decided to use a stylus tool to dot the glitter embossing paste and once it was fairly dry I squashed it down to mimic the template look.

Stampscapes - Lg Tree Cluster
Papertrey Ink - Season's stamp, Ink
Aleenee's Glitter Snow Embossing Paste
Simon Says Stamp - Falling Snow Template

This next card was for the clean layers look but I didn't have the die that they used so I am just improvising and doing my own thing based on their use of watercolors and snowflakes. I did dbl cut the snowflakes and then popped up the second layer for a bit of dimension.

I added a bit of shimmer to the card using radiant pearls splattered as well as glitter confetti stars and cut Joy out of diamond plate paper.

Kuretake Gansai Tambi - Waterolors
Simon Says - Snowflake Dies
Papertrey Ink - Joy Die and stamp
Other - glitter confetti, radiant pearls

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Holiday Joy

Nothing special here just a cute little deer from Lawn Fawn and using up some much older pattern paper. I really love it when manufacturers give us the dies that go with their stamps so much easier than having to fussy cut and lets face it, a much cleaner look.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Let It Snow - Shaker Card

I bought this lovely chunky glitter last year because it reminded me of snow. Its been sitting on my desk ever since, waiting patiently to be used. Well at last its chance to sparkle has arrived.

Using the Papertrey Tinsel and Tag die kit along with their Snow die which has coordinating stamps I created this fun little shaker card.

I will say this card was a bit tricky due to the scene I wanted to place inside, in the end I figured it out and while it's not a loose shaker card I think the concept is there.

Papertrey Ink - Snow Die, Let it stamp, Holly Leaves stamp and die, pointsetta stamp and die, shaker card die, scene it or Make It Tinsel and Tag dies
Lawn Fawn - Pattern Paper
Simon Says - Embossed cardstock
Other - Enamel Dots

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Christmas Cards - No Peeking

Keeping it simple.  I am using MTF stamp/die elf combo that I colored with copics and a sentiment die from Penny Black. I also used the MTF stitched die as an embossing element.

I have to say these little elves are super cute and remind me of those elves from the Rudolph The Reindeer movies. I still like to watch those at Christmas Time, they seem so nostalgic.

My Favorite Things - BB Santa's Helpers Dies and Stamps, Die-namics Basic Stitch Die
Pebbles  - We Go Together Pattern Paper
Penny Black - Sentiment Die
Other - Enamel Dots

Monday, November 2, 2015

Christmas Time

Halloween is now officially over at my house, all the decorations have been put away and I started on my Christmas Cards. I have to say it feels strange to be starting these but since I also started my Christmas shopping last week I guess it really shouldn't. We all know how time flies and next thing you know Christmas will actually be here so I guess it's best to get a leg up while I can.

Keeping it a bit simple this week. I stamped the sequin tree and die cut that plus two more from pp and of course added a few sequins for decoration. I also added some glitter snow to the background using a falling snow template. And then stamped the sentiment and popped up the center tree.

MFT - Tree Stamp and Dies
Papertrey Ink - Sentiment Stamp, Ink
Simon Says Stamp - Falling Snow Stencil, Stitched Rectangle die
Aleene's - Glitter Snow Paste
Chickinadiddy - Pattern Paper
Other - Sequins