Friday, December 31, 2010

Chenille blanket

I bought a new quilting book for myself for Christmas-this block pattern came from it (I adjusted the pattern a little-only making 9 blocks, no borders). The backing is a faux fur cream chenille. Very soft. I love the pink/brown/blue color combo on the fabric. Here is a link to Camille's blog, her book cover is on the right hand side.

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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Funky Four

I made this little card today to send to my sister-her birthday is coming up in January. This is the first time I've used the mushrooms from the funky four set (stampin up). I think I'll make this again, but instead of coloring each mushroom a different color, just do them all in the espresso. I like that dark brown mushroom best!

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Thrum mittens

I've made these mittens off and on for around 15 years. Once I finished dental hygiene school and was working, I found I needed something to do in the night (since I didn't have to study anymore!!). Anyhow, I finished the red pair last night and thought I would be post some pics.

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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Baby girl gift set

After making the previous basket, I really wanted to use some muslin, and felt shapes to see if the basket could be a little sturdier, without having to use interfacing. So I die-cut some felt shapes, then hand stitched them to the outside fabric, before sewing everything together. Then of course, I wanted to fill the basket! So I made 3 flannel burp cloths, a block, a ribbon lovey, and a bib. It's all flannel, except for terry cloth on the back of the bib, and chocolate chenille on the block and the back of the ribbon blankie. So any of you local girls out there are in need of a baby girl shower gift, leave me a comment-it's a unique gift that any Mom would love to have.

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010


This is the first card I've made with these 3 cheery penguins this year. I might have to ink them again, they're so cute! I made this card for Charlotte's teacher. I used SU! patterned paper, and prismacolors and stickles for the coloring.

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More glitter ritz trees!

This card is for Claire's teacher. Claire wanted a card with lots of glitter on it, so I used gold, green, red and nutmeg glitter ritz.

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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Fabric basket

I found an online tutorial on how to make this cute basket. I think next time, I'll use a stiffer outside fabric, maybe muslin with a decorative strip of cotton print. It stands well, but could be sturdier. I think my girls want to use this to store some polly pocket toys in. It's a great size for all those tiny items that pollys use.

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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Composition Notebook cover

I've had this fabric in my stash for at least 10 years! And so I decided to make a little notebook cover that Mom could use for her grocery list or to write down the scores in all the card games she plays. There is a large pocket on the left, and 3 small pockets in the front. Also, a place to store a pen. I found this pattern in a book that I checked out of the library, but I forget the name of it! I found the pocket area hard to sew through, next time I won't interface each piece of fabric.

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Punch Art

I saw this card on Splitcoast, so I'm not taking credit for the idea. But it was so cute, I just had to make one too. The penguins are made with the owl punch, just snip off the ears, change the feet and put in a little beak. The trees are made with the word window punch for the stump, and hearts for the tree boughs. The moon is the 1 1/4 punch. I sponged the navy ink on top of the white for snow, then added some glitter ritz for sparkle.

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

No Peeking Michelle!

This is a birthday card for Michelle. I'll be bringing it to work this morning, so hopefully she doesn't look at this blog in the next hour or so! I used a Magenta image, embossed in disco black, then used various shades of ink to sponge.

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Monday, December 13, 2010

Favorite card tonight

So this is my favorite card that I did tonight. Love the background harmonie paper, the glitter paper under the sentiment and all the sparkly goodness of the card. I embossed the greeting in a glitter/gold embossing powder. Used the northern flurry snowflake die cut by Stampin up. A quick card, but I think it's so beautiful.

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Peel off Ornaments and lots of glitter ritz!

This card is so sparkly it was hard to get my camera to focus!! Love this shade of glitter, it was a little tricky to get the ornament to lie in the exact shape it came in on the sheet, so I messed up a few places when adding the inside pieces! Still looks pretty in person though.

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SSSC96 sweetest thing

I used this ornament stamp from the new mini and the sketch from the Sweetest Thing blog. Lot's of glossy accents, and glitter on the ornaments.

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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Hot chocolate card

Yet another Christmas card, I've been filling them out all afternoon. Now, there are none left and 14 still on my list. So the end is near, I can get those 14 done in the next couple of days. In the meantime, here is a stamp I bought 1 year ago and inked it for the first time last night. I used liquid applique on the marshmallows, and glossy accents on the heart.

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Friday, December 10, 2010

Taylored expressions coffee mug

Here is another little xmas card (again I made 4 at the same time!). This image is by Taylored Expressions, from the set Sprinkled with Love. I stamped the image on a piece of SU patterned paper and cut it out. I used liquid appliqué for the foam on the cocoa.

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SSSC95 Sweetest thing

So now the rush is on to make some Christmas cards! I sat in my craft room today and made 4 of these. It's an older Artful Stamper image that I've always liked. I embossed in gold, then painted with twinkling H2O's. It's been a long time since I've just used cardstock and not any patterned paper on a card. I quite like the simplicity of this one. I used a sketch from The Sweetest Thing blog.

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Pam's apron

Here is yet another apron that I made for my sister in law, Pam. She'll get this from my brother Steve for Christmas. I can't believe I actually have this done so far ahead of Christmas! Yeah, me! The blue fabric is Hunky Dory by Moda, I can't remember what fabric the orange side is. Anyhow, have a good night.

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Claire's coloring wallet

I've finished the wallet for Claire now as well. I think I'll add some mini gel pens to the center pocket on both hers and Charlotte's. I changed the closure as well. Charlotte's is a button with an elastic, but for this one I decided to make a velcro closure, and then just sewed a crocheted flower on top to hide the stitching from the velcro. I think I prefer the wallet with this type of closure.

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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Santa's clothes a dryin

I embossed this Stamping Bella image in disco black, then painted with twinkling H2O's. I added liquid applique to the fur. The background paper is SU!

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A cute snowman

Another little snowman from the set A Cute Christmas in the SU! mini. I like the real red and baja breeze together.

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Stamping Bella ornaments

I matched pacific point blue with white and I love the crispness of these 2 colors. I embossed it in gold and colored with the blue marker. Then lots of gold liquid pearl accents.

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From our house to yours

Another card from our stamp a stack yesterday, love the snowflake die cut by SU this year.

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Christmas tree

Such a simple card but the background paper by Harmonie is so beautiful that it really doesn't need anything else.

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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Merry Crittermas raccoons

Here is another card from today's class. I used these little raccoons from the Merry Crittermas set, colored in with chalk and spica pens. I love the sentiment, it's a new holiday set in the mini from SU!

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A cute Christmas

Today, I did a class at the house where everyone made 10 xmas cards. I had 10 stations set up, and everyone went around and did the cards. Now I can share them on the blog, most of my girls don't want to see the cards before they come to make them, they like to be surprised! Here is the tree stamp from the Stampin Up! set A Cute Christmas that is featured in the mini right now.

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Amy Butler fabric/emmeline apron pattern

Here's another apron I finished a couple of days ago-it's going to be a Christmas present. Love the polka dot fabric! I bought the fabric in Martha's vineyard in the summer, finally using now.

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Friday, December 3, 2010

Christmas gift- Coloring Wallet

I bought this pattern from JCasa's blog. It is so cute, and great to bring in the car or to a restaurant. It has room for crayons/gel pens, a note pad and an extra pocket for stickers or to store the finished projects. This one is a present for Charlotte, I'll be working on Claire's next.

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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Girlfriend card

This is a bday card for my good friend Joanna (hope she doesn't check this today!). I still have to run this over to her. I love this stamp, 2 girls sharing a latte together, oh you can just imagine the conversation!! Happy Birthday Joanna!

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Friday, November 19, 2010

Amy Butler Frenchy Handbag!

Look what I made yesterday!! So cute, love the fabric. The pattern is Amy Butler and so is the fabric, found it at Hawthorne Threads. I wish it was a little bigger, but cute all the same.

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Sk8ter boy

Here is one more card with the same color scheme, I used this little skateboard boy by Stamping Bella. I think he's so cute, and different for me to color since I mainly do girlie cards! I used glossy accents on his glasses as well to make them shine.

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Ornaments instead of mittens....

I have some of this paper left over from SAS so I thought I would change the image up a bit. I used the ornaments from the SU! set A Cute Christmas and just repeated the image a few times. With my quickie glue pen, I added glitter ritz to the ornaments, and on the dark blue area glossy accents.

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Saturday, November 6, 2010

Mittens card

And the last card I did for today. The blue background paper is a lattice embossing folder by Stampin Up! that is so pretty. I love the depth of the embossing on that folder, lots of details. The mittens are from a set in the mini called A Cute Christmas.

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Merry Crittermas!

Here is another one of the cards I did for Stamp-a-Stack today. Everyone loved the simplicity of it, and that new cherry cobbler paper by Stampin Up! is such a beautiful color. The workshop went well, lots of fun but now I'm tired after all day!!

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Friday, November 5, 2010

Lily Elf

Here is a cute little Elf by pink cat studio that I bought at My Stamping Studio a couple of weeks ago (and it is only being inked up now!). Anyhow, love the stamp, and the bright background paper is Harmonie, the colors match the retired SU! papers perfectly (bermuda breeze and the teal).

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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Blue and Silver glitter ritz

I used a double sided peel off tree to create this card with 4 different colors of glitter ritz. I start with the outline of the tree (silver) and then add each individual piece back in, so the sticker for the trunk next, then the blue area ending with the red dots. It took a long time to piece it all back but the result in person is fabulous. Love the sparkle of glitter ritz.

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Sunshine Designs 3 trees

I love this stamp. I love embossing it with gold embossing powder and then painting in with twinkling H2O's. It's a larger stamp, I find it looks wonderful on 5 1/2 square cards. And this is a fitting post since we had a few snow flurries this afternoon!! Yes, winter is coming, the sooner I accept that, the better off I'll be.

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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Greeting Card Kids

We have a birthday party to go to tomorrow before the Halloween festivities begin. Of course it's a Halloween party so I wanted to make a halloween card for her birthday. This is the new set by Stampin Up! called greeting card kids, I used the SU! markers to color her and orange stickles on the pumpkin.

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Vintage Christmas

I love this little girl by Stampin Up! It's an old-fashioned image, and a little different than my usual style. This is one of the cards I'm doing at an upcoming retreat at Cole Harbour Place next Saturday.

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Monday, October 25, 2010

Minty Coffee

Love the foil paper embossed with the snowflakes, the details of the folder show up so well on the foil paper. And gotta love my new snowflake die cut, I used a paper weight shimmery vanilla color for the snowflake this time.

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2 more Bellas

Another card I made yesterday at the crop at Kelly's in Windsor. This is a stamping bella stamp, I made another card like this but with the teddybella stamp in the center.

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