Sunday, March 23, 2014

Blessed Easter and Hardwood Stampin Up! Frisky Kittens Rag Quilt

Hi Stampers,

boy, have I been absent! But busy!  I made another rag quilt! It was taking me some time to get inspired  in order to stamp anything. After seeing Stampin Up's new Hardwood rubber stamp being used, I fell in love with it. I can honestly say I've never been inspired to make easter cards before now!
My inspiration can be found here:
and here:

So I will share two things today. My granddaughter's rag quilt, Frisky Kittens, and my Easter cards for this year. :D


Stamp supplies:

Stamps: Blessed Easter, Hardwood
Inks:      Other black, Other yellow, Smoky Slate
Paper:    Whisper white, Wisteria Wonder, Smoky Slate
Accessories:  Other blue ribbon, stamp cleaner, Adorning Accents Edgelits, Blending pen,
                      Stamp-a-ma-jig, poster tape (removable), Big Shot, Magnetic platform

For the card my white measurements are 2 3/4" x 3 5/8" and the purple cut to 3 1/4" x 3 7/8" then use the adorning edgelit on it. I'll show a photo of how I used poster tape also or else the tin tends to move a bit. Also, you'll want to line up your scallops along the edge of the purple on all 3 sides. This will prevent any help scallops :D

I hope this helps someone!! :D

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Dora is Done! And cute too!

Hi Stampers,

well, it's crazy how life happens around us sometimes. A little bit of life happened here. Not too bad but bad enough. I won't go into details. Just wanted you to know why I've been away lately and didn't complete my card for you last week.

I was all excited to share Dora with you too. :) My blocks are 6 1/2" sewn on the 1/2" mark and cut to the 1/4" mark. The back is a very pretty dark hot pink with white polka dots material. Super cute!
I followed the paper diagonal sewing trick and used a walking foot. Singing "life saver"!!  Any questions, please ask me. I don't mind. Oh yeah, I pinned, pinned, pinned!!! I also used a 45 x 60 warm and natural from Hobby Lobby at 40% off coupon. Toot toot!!

Take care. Love your family. Tell them you love them. Cherish every minute with them.

Be back soon with a card…I hope.


PS: when snipping your rag quilt, Fiskars hand squeeze scissors are the best. They are tough and will cut through 4 layers if you need them too.  Those little snips that are sold by counters, those are just for snipping thread. :)

Friday, March 7, 2014

I SPY (eye) Quilt Almost Done! Dora Rag Quilt is coming along too!

Hi Stampers,

I can't believe that another week has flown by!! Friday is here already!!  Okay…today is devoted to stamping. :)

They eye spy (I) quilt for grand baby boy is almost done!  The Dora rag quilt is for a friend's little girl. It too is coming along nicely.

I have two other to come back from the quilter yet and then it's binding time!  That will make two projects complete since I started quilting (again) from January. :)

Wish me luck!

Please ask any questions that you may have. I have a pinterest account and I have pinned some nice quilting tips and projects over there. Take a peek if you like :)

Have a Tea-rrific weekend!!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Quilting A Little More

Hi Stampers,

Okay, today I finished up sewing all of the I spy squares together and cutting and matching Dora Flannel for a rag quilt for a friend's baby. The I spy got a little off track from the original but still came out cute! Whew!  I was vacuuming and knocked some of them off the board. :)

Now onto stamping before those other's get back from the embroiders'. :D Then it's binding time. :(

Have a great week!!