Saturday, December 26, 2009
I didn't make a tag, but I did make a tag-shaped card:
365 Cards Day 300 - Let it Snow (create a paper snowflake for your card). Some ribbon, stitching, and showflake brad complete my card. Thanks for looking!
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Caardvarks digital challenge. My husband bought me a very nice Canon Pixma 9000 printer for Christmas last year, and I LOVE it! I'm able to print anything I want on my cards now. The inside sentiment has a little Christmas greeting and our names--so they're completely impersonal (but finished). I didn't even address the envelopes by hand but used printed labels instead. Thanks for looking!
Monday, December 7, 2009
The winner of the animal-themed crayon roll is molly mckelfresh. The two winners for the morsbags are Megan Presley and Breanna S. I'll be contacting the winners to get your mailing addresses. Thanks again for participating!
Sunday, November 29, 2009
I was able to make one more item for the Sew, Mama, Sew! Giveaway Day. I have been making these cute little crayon rolls using Skip to my Lou's tutorial for inspiration. It's a great way to use up fabric scraps. I did deviate some from the tutorial (as I always do). One lucky winner will receive this adorable animal-themed crayon roll and 16 new Crayola crayons. It would make a great stocking stuffer!
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
And the back:
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
My card measures 3 1/4" wide by 6" tall and opens at the top. I don't know why, but I love making tall cards that open at the top--probably so I can wrap ribbon around the front flap. It's also my first Christmas card of the year. Thanks for looking!
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Sew, Mama, Sew! is having a Scrap Buster Contest! I put my other sewing projects on hold this weekend to make a project for the contest and attempt to write my first tutorial. If ANYTHING about this tutorial is confusing, hard to follow, or just plain wrong, please let me know! So, here goes. . .
flannel scrap (approxiately 10" x 22")
various strips of similar weight cotton fabrics that coordinate with fleece fabric
rotary cutter, mat, and ruler (or scissors)
5) Place the flannel piece on top of the fleece fabric. Using the flannel piece as a guide, cut the back piece of the burp cloth out of the fleece fabric.
12) Place your flannel and fabric strip top piece on the fleece piece, right sides together. Pin the two pieces together.
15) At the opening, fold the raw edges in and pin. This will be stitched closed when you topstitch the burp cloth.
16) Top stitch close to the edge. I use the inside edge of my presser foot as a guide.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
I made some alterations. I omitted the egg and used an extra banana (an idea I got from cupcakepunk's blog). I didn't use parchment or rotate the cookie sheet. They turned out perfect! I was feeling very domestic and pretty proud of myself. And then I made the last batch of cookies--
I made my son dinner in between batches of cookies and left the broiler on. The cookies didn't fare so well!
Friday, September 25, 2009
I made a jungle-themed card for 365 Cards Day 209. I don't think my picture could be any more crooked:
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
I have two more cut out and ready to sew together. I also have seven more bags cut out from an adorable polka dot sheet, so I've got lots of sewing ahead of me!
Friday, August 21, 2009
I rotated the sketch and also used 365 Cards Day 173 - Mixed Message. The challenge there is to incorporate three ways to create a sentiment to make one big sentiment.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
I also bought some scalloped flat cards. I don't like cutting scalloped borders freehand because they never come out right. Thanks for looking!
Saturday, August 15, 2009
I combined the sketch with 365 Cards Day 165 - Shape Up! where a star had to be the dominant shape on your card. I love stars, so I didn't want to miss out on this challenge.
I used more yummy American Crafts patterned paper. It doesn't get any better than stars and polka dots! Thanks for looking!
Saturday, August 8, 2009
I am loving the set of K & Company stickers I bought on clearance at Michael's. I think I'm going to go back and buy everything they've got! I used one of the stickers and American Crafts papers to make this baby card:
Thursday, August 6, 2009
I missed out on the Card Patterns sketch challenge last week. I had to play along this week for Sketch 26 because I love stars: