Tuesday, November 10, 2015

WOW! Time slipped away from me! Truffula Trees and Quitling

Hi Stampers and Stichers,

I'm so sorry I haven't posted in a while. I've been quilting, and rearranging, cleaning here and there, organizing, and playing with those cute little grandkids of ours.  I'm trying to dress up the grandkids room. Their room just isn't big enough! They are taking over the basement! The toys, not the grandkids. LOL  Here's a few photos of what I've been working on...

A couple of truffula trees ...I'm going to decorate their room with crafty things from the Lorax. Next on the agenda is a wooden Lorax guy and his lil friend the teddy bear. The truffula trees are held up with black thread and those 3M command strips


Next is the Dear Jane quilt I've been working on. My friends and I are making 4 blocks per week. It doesn't seem like a great task but some of these templates are crazy!! Don't forget the easy patterns on this website and the easy template gudie to block building here.


Besides Dear Jane, I'm in the middle of making some blocks of the month for a friend. I am in a group with some friends and we decided to create our own BOM again. It was so much fun this year. 

A couple of the ladies wanted the same block again this next year so they can make their quilt bigger. What an excellent idea!

Last year mine was the card trick in light blue and light green. I'll share a photo after it comes back from the quilter. Along with a Riley Blake "wheels" tumbler quilt that I whipped out with 2 - 5" charm packs. With this fancy ruler and this crazy, fun tutorial, it was super easy. That was an easy project!



You guessed it! This year it is one color, next year it's the opposite. Pretty nice! This is the

Next is a minion panel that I'm making for someone. I can't say who as they might read this!! The pattern is here.


Well that's it for today's blogging. I have to finish doing the laundry! Boooo!

Happy Crafting and Have a great week!!





Tuesday, July 14, 2015

ROW BY ROW EXPERIENCE IN QUILTING HAS BEGUN!!

Hi Stampers and Stitchers,

I am so sorry about not posting lately! Where does the time go?  Just kidding...I know where it went. LOL

I have been collecting free quilt patterns from participating quilt shops in the Row by Row Experience.  You won't believe how much fun this is!!  I'm having a blast. I've traveled all over Michigan and to parts of Indiana. I will travel the southern cities of Indiana in a week or so.

I won't be making a quilt right away. I'm busy with the RXR and watching grandbabies.

I did make a card or two and forgot to take a photo before stuffing them in their envelopes and sending them out to friends.  I did remember tonight.  I really like this stamp set and the color just pops, don't you think?

I will try not to stay away again so long. Time just flies by!!

Please ask me any questions you may have about this card.

The punch is discontinued and the word stamp is from another source.

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Crafting!!


Stamps: Summer Silhouettes ( clear mount)

Summer Silhouettes ( wood mount)







Thursday, June 11, 2015

PAT SLOAN VACATION BOM 2015 BLOCK 6 JUNE SUMMER NIGHTS

Hi Stampers and Stitchers,

tonight I finished block 6 of Pat Sloan's Vacation BOM for 2015.  This one is called Summer Nights.  I have to say, the whole quilt is coming along quite nice!! The more blocks I make, the better I get. :D

If you have any questions, please email me.

Enjoy!!




Wednesday, June 10, 2015

TURTLE ROW BY ROW QUILT FOR GRADUATION GIFT

Hi Stampers and Stitchers,

I can now show off my turtle quilt that I made because it is gifted! Whew!  This quilt was so fun to make! I quilted it myself.  It was a bear but I got it done. :)  Only one tiny pucker in it and I think that one will wash out. Yay!

Please ask any questions that you may have.

Enjoy!!




As Always Happy Crafting and Thanks for stopping by!




Friday, May 29, 2015

STAMPIN UP WETLANDS AND A FLOWERS CARD

Hi Stampers and Stitchers,

I was asked by my SIL to make some more cards for church. They send these out to folks who can't get into service due to bad weather, and well you know…those darn ailments! :)

The first card is for the men. I saw this on the web and asked if I could CASE it and she said yes!
I was elated!  The DSP is retired but if you click on this link we have lots more to chose from that are just as handsome.

The second card is for women and I think what is also fitting for couples.  Although I'd like to put lovey bluebirds on some cards. I'll test that out later. :D

I hope you enjoy these cards and your day!



Stamps:    Wetlands Clear Mount

               Wetlands Wood Mount

              Hardwood Clear Mount

Hardwood Wood Mount


Paper: Crumb CakeBasic BlackWhisper White, and DPS (disc)


Accessories:  Square punch but you can use the banner framelit dies, much easier. 




Stamps: other company (please email me for the name)

Paper:     Whisper White  and Melon Mambo

The DSP is retired.

Inks:  Melon Mambo

Accessories:  corner rounder, Stampin Up Trimmer, bone folder and the Simply Scored comes in handy all the time. I especially love the diagonal plate.


As Always Happy Crafting and Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, May 27, 2015

PAINTED PETALS, POTPOURRI PETALS, AND SHELTERING TREE BY STAMPIN UP!

Hi Stampers and Stitchers,

Today was an awesome day. It rained! and I stamped!  We need more flowers here in Indiana. :)


My first card for you I call flower delight. I love the stamp set Petal Potpourri and the matching punch.  If you love this set, it is only available until June 2. Stampin Up did not continue it into the new catalog. The flower medallion punch is carried over. Although CASED, I really enjoyed stamping this card.  I did finish this card off with a hello die cut from our Hello You thinlit die set. I used Wild Wasabi cardstock for the word. Also the two way glue pen came in handy for placement.












And now for my second card, I've been working with a lot of red and black fabric and I thought, why not a card? hmmm   So here it is!  I stamped off once on some of the images so they didn't turn out so dark. I have not added a sentiment yet.  What do you think of the card? I like it!! :)  

Painted Petals in only available until June 2. 


Stamp Sets:  Sheltering Tree Photopolymer Only and Painted Petals Clear Mount Set



Cardstock: Real Red and Whisper White




As Always Happy Crafting and Thanks for stopping by!





Sunday, May 24, 2015

Still Quilting with Pat Sloan; Following Her Vacation 2015 BOM

Hi Stampers and Stitchers,

I didn't realize it had been awhile since I posted.  I've been working on a very special quilt and I will show the final product when it is gifted and opened. It will be ready by June 5 (I'm hoping).

Here is block five of Pat Sloan Vacation Bom for 2015.  This BOM has been really fun to follow.  I chose my fabrics from a whole line and then some and they were on clearance yet to boot. I love that!

I received a Stampin Up order in on Friday. The grandchildren left Friday evening, so hopefully I'll be playing with those sets on Memorial Day. No bar-b-q's that I've heard of as of yet. :(

Here are my very special blocks.  Enjoy! and have a terrific long weekend!!




As Always Happy Crafting and Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Quilting with Pat Sloan; Following Her Vacation 2015 BOM

Hi Stampers an Stitchers,

well, I've been making cards and so excited about it that I mailed them without taking their photo. Duh!

So here's the quilting project I've been following this year. It's my first BOM in a very long time. I'm getting better as I go. Practice makes perfect right? (chuckles)

The BOM I've been following is by Pat Sloan. You can read about Pat here.  I'm having a lot of fun following these quilt blocks. I'm making more quilts so sometimes one block a month really helps. :D

Please ask me any questions that you may have.

There are some retiring products at SU!

Here are the weekly deals!

Be sure not to miss out on your favorites.  Of course there's always a clearnace rack which I love a great deal!

No pressure what so ever! I just wanted to mention it to you for the great deals!





As Always Happy Crafting and Thanks for stopping by!



Saturday, April 25, 2015

BUNDLED BABY GIRL CARD WITH PINK PIROUETTE AND RIBBON

Hi Stampers and Stitchers,

today I made a card for a friend. She needed a baby girl look! Perfect don't you think? :-)

If you'd like a card or two, pop me an email and I'll see what I can come up with. You can make a donation and I'll pay it forward.

The Pistachio Pudding CS is retired but Pear Pizazz would be perfect too!

The Pretty in Pink Stitched Ribbon is also retired but a nice alternative would be Pink Pirouette 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon

The pistachio pudding is prettier and more subtle in person. I'm not sure why blogger changed the color of the photo. :-)




Paper: Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, and Pistachio Pudding (retired)

Accessories: Pretty In Pink Stiched Ribbon (reitred), Tea Lace Paper Doilies


As Always, Happy Crafting and Thanks for stopping by!!





Wednesday, April 22, 2015

BUNDLED BABY AND HARDWOOD

Hi Stampers and Stitchers,

I was just playing around with a couple of ideas. I love to experiment with ideas I have with cards and stamps. It's such an easy relaxing hobby to have.

Here are the two cards I thought about.  One is Bundled Baby and the other is Hardwood.

Please ask any questions that you may have.



Paper:  Pistachio Pudding and Whisper White




Stamps: Flower Shop and Hardwood



Accessories: Pansy Punch and Petal Builder (retired)


As Always, Happy Crafting and Thanks for stopping by!!


Sunday, April 19, 2015

BABY WE'VE GROWN AND MOSAIC MADNESS

Hi Stampers and Stitchers,

I wanted to post a baby arrival card that I thought of tonight. I thought it was very adorable.

No occassion so if anyone needs it, please ask me.






Accessories: Balloon punch (not SU) and Baker's Twine Island Indigo (retired)


As always, Happy Crafting! Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

GRADUATION CARDS 2015 AND STAMPIN UP PRODUCT

Hi Stampers and Stitchers,

Today I have a very fun graduation card to show you. I used Stampin up Simpy Scored Diagonal Scoring Plate  and Stampin Up Simply Scored. These items made this card a breeze to make. Loved it!!
So much so that I made two!! :D

I followed this tutorial Graduation Cap.

And here are my caps!! Pretty cute!!

I'm going to fold and place bills in the pocket of the card. A $20 a $1 and a $5 for 2015! Just spiffy!

I saw that idea on the net. There are lots of ideas on Pinterest also.   I also found another couple of ideas for credit cards and more money ideas.




This card is here.




This card is here.

As always, Happy Crafting and Thanks for stopping by!




LOTUS BLOSSOMS AND MORE

Hi Stampers and Stitchers,

Today I'm going to share quite a bit with you! I've been busy, just not busy posting. :)

Here goes. If you have any questions please ask me. I will put the link to items underneath in the title if  need be and I will make a supplies list for the cards. Please click on any title in any category to find the items you need. This lets you shop directly with me.  Ask me about my specials!!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I love all of my fans!! I love your emails too!







Stamps: Lotus Blossoms (retired SAB 2015)





Stamps: Lotus Blossoms (retired SAB 2015) , Gorgeous Grunge, and World of Dreams





Stamps: Lotus Blossoms (retired SAB 2015) and Gorgeous Grunge


Cardstock: Whisper White and Marina Mist




This is idea came from a beautiful sunset one night after a storm. Words cannot describe it!

Stamps: World of Dreams (trees: other company)

Cardstock: Whisper White and Basic Black

Technique: Sponging, the hill is make shift and sponging





That's it for now Stampers and Stitchers! 

Happy Crafting!!



Thursday, April 9, 2015

BIG FINISH! on the PINWHEEL QUILT

Hi Stampers and Stitchers,

here's the big finish on the pinwheel quilt. This quilt will be gifted sometime soon. I hope she loves it!



Tuesday, March 24, 2015

HOWDY PARDNER COWGIRL IN AN OLD WEST TOWN

Hi Stampers and Stitchers,

I made a card for the Teapot Challenge on Tuesday over at Splitcoast Stampers.
I will add the verse to the inside or just write something nice. This was fun!

As always, please ask me any questions you may have about crafting!

Enjoy!  Have a terrific week!


Sunday, March 15, 2015

EASTER BASKET IDEA FOR GIRL

Hi Stampers and Stitchers,

Today I made this cute little purse for my 3 yo grand daughter. It will be her Easter basket. I will include two story books and one chocolate bunny.

There are some changes I would make to the directions. On the Moda Bake Shop website, the directions are correct for #13 but on their printer friendly version, they are a little different. Follow the website directions. For #10 I would have said to do this twice. I'm not a sewing person so for me this was trial and error. I figured out my mistake and it turned out well. Finally, for the pleat, instead of sewing both ends together at once, I sewed the two 4" x 12" pieces together on one end, folded the fabric wrong sides together, then I measure from my seam to the edge of the fabric, found my center and then made the 1" and 2" marks after that step. When I was all pinned after pinching the pleat, I then sewed the other end back together. Don't ask me why this worked better for me, I don't know. LOL

So here it is!!

Enjoy!

As always, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask me. Happy Sunday!!


Sunday, February 22, 2015

PINWHEEL BLISS QUILT

Hi Stitchers and Stampers,

This was my project for the past 3 days while being snowed in. It was fun!


The pinwheels are from a tutorial on You tube by Missouri Star Quilt Co.  My blocks are almost 6."
I cut them at 5" and followed Jenny's instructions. This was really really fun. I have one tip for you, be sure to press and not iron. Handle the pieces as little as possible and try not to stretch them. :) I always learn the hard way. LOL  I didn't have to trim my blocks. They all came out to be the same size.  The border is 3 1/2" unfinished.  The dotted material and stripes material are from Robert Kaufman.

If you have any questions, please email me. 

Have a great day!  Enjoy!


Tuesday, February 3, 2015

OKAY, HERE IT IS! THAT DIDN'T TAKE LONG AT ALL

Hi Stampers and Stitchers,

here is the visual stimulation quilt top that I've made for my new grandson, due Feb 21st. I think it turned out pretty wonderful.

I have lots to do. Some more quilting and to get some stamping in….I must find time for that. LOL

Any questions, please ask me. My squares are 6 1/2" unfinished and I followed this link to help me with the finishing triangle edges and corners. I did sew my corners on last though. :)

Enjoy!


Wednesday, January 21, 2015

A TEMPLATE IDEA FOR VISUAL REFERENCE

Hi Stampers and Stitchers,

I am making a visual stimulation quilt for my new grandson. I wanted to know what sizes to make the blocks so that all of the pattern on the material could be seen very well.


I used the cardboard from a 12" x 12" tablet of scrapbook paper, a six inch omni-grid ruler, and a rotary cutter to cut out my square in the center of the cardboard. The 6" sized block will work perfectly for this quilt so I will use the 6 1/2" ruler to allow for seam allowance.  I also used a paper punch to punch a hole in the corner of the template so that I could save it for future use. I made several of these for different sizes. 





I will keep you posted on the blocks and the measurements of this quilt. I hope that you find this information helpful for future projects, i.e. quilting, sewing, crafts, stamping, scrapping, etc.

Enjoy and as always, please ask me any questions you may have.

Enjoy your week!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

More Quilting Blocks of the Month

Hi Stampers and Stitchers,

It's warming up outside! Who knows what the next 3 months hold for us though! It's Indiana, the state where we have all 4 seasons in one week!

Here are a couple more blocks I've finished for our little group swap. The first is called Milky Way. It is a 15" block when finished. This will make a nice lap quilt! The second is called Box Kite. A very fun block for kids if you needed a colorful, easy pattern. Even though the HST are there, they are very large and very nice to sew.

Next I have a very exciting visual stimulation quilt in the works for the new baby arriving Feb 21st hopefully! I will share photos and the plans for making it when I'm finished.

Until then, happy stamping and stitching!


Please ask me any questions that you may have.



Tuesday, January 13, 2015

QUILTING BLOCKS OF THE MONTHS

Hi Stampers and Stitchers,

I've been busy creating blocks for our little group swap. I've made 3 blocks this year so far. Next I will make my block called cardtrick.  It's pretty cute!

The first block is called Betty's Delight, the second is called Birdhouses, (it was paper pieced) and the third block is called Depression.

Next I have 2 blocks left to sew on my memory quilt of my Mom's passing!  She loved blue!  I started this is 2002 but quit quilting because it was too hard for me. I needed time to grieve. It's been almost 13  years and it's still hard sometimes.  I will post the top when it is finished.

When that's done, I'd like to start stamping some more. :)  I miss it.

We have had bitter cold weather here in IN and now snow. I've been shut in for 3 days.   Our tractor broke yet to boot so it needs a new engine.   Better $1k than $5K.  Although I'm pushing for a new zero turn mower and a new barn!!

If you have any questions about the blocks please ask.




Thursday, January 1, 2015

HAPPY NEW YEAR! HERE'S THE FROZEN QUILT AND MY CHRISTMAS CARDS!

Hi Stampers and Stitchers,

I didn't realize it had been a month since I posted. I have been very busy with the grand kids and the holidays. I will try to be more attentive this year. :-)

Here is a Frozen quilt that I made for a friends 4 yo daughter. I got the idea for the snowflakes from the accuquilt die cuts. I used my Cricut explore to cut each of them out. The material was from the frost line  and fairy frost white with glitter was used for the snowflakes and  I appliqu├ęd them on to each square. If you have any questions, please ask. I'd be happy to answer them for you.

Next is the Christmas card I used for 2014. The idea came from the internet. I lost track of where I found it and thank you to whomever had the idea.

Stamp supplies:

Cardstock:  Real Red, black, and very vanilla
Ink:             Garden Green
Stamps:       Lovely As a Tree, Watercolor Winter Too
Other:        printed paper, Star brads, and Red Sheer Ribbon; all from Hobby Lobby, a square punch
                  was used to make the end of the banner



The borders were done in blocks. The height of the borders are 9 1/2". I was following RXR last year and this gave me the idea for the size. I believe the width of the block is 8 3/4."  Do some math and figure out what you'll need from the length of your panel. I trimmed my panel down to the burgundy stripe and then used that stripe as part of the seam allowance.  Get your grid paper out and be creative!