Saturday, February 26, 2011


found the directions here:

this is my take on it......since it is a bit raised, wonder if it will mail successfully.....have to think on that

two new quilt squares

for the second week of the beginner quilting class we had to make a block in the "jacob's ladder" pattern
this is a representation, not the exact one as it was very hard to translate the square into a small card.  i am learning....and it is getting easier, just a bit. i am still challenged with that quilter's ruler....better with the rotary cutter though !  a step in the right direction.  the buttons here hide a bit of imperfection !!

the next one is "triangles and squares", also a representation.  i am thinking the next set will be even more difficult to reproduce in paper, but we shall see. we are away for a i will have to play catch up the week we return

Thursday, February 24, 2011

nestability storage

used 3 magnetic knife bars from IKEA......they work great for storing nestabilities.  the big box hardware stores also carry magnetic tool bars, but i have not used any of those.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

another jarred bunny

easter bunny in a jar

used the jar from PTI and a SU bunny to sit inside. i cut up bright green easter grass for him to sit on
stamped "bunny" on a small tag i purchased at a local big box store....bunny paper from Hobby Lobby

Saturday, February 19, 2011

pink scallop squares and a bit of bling

give me a few scraps of paper and a punch....some ribbon and a few pieces of bling....much easier than fabric and it comes together fast.  patience is NOT something i have in abundance.

quilted cards

I am taking a beginners quilting I decided to make a card for each block we make.  We are to finish 2/week....these are the first.  The colors are not the ones used in my quilt, but represent each pattern that we learn.  I find it easier to work with paper, but but I am branching out !  DH is afraid of yet another hobby.

When (I hope it is not an "if") I finish the quilt I will post it here.  8 more weeks of classes.....and a bunch of angst.  My good friend, Carol, is helping me through the difficult rotary cutting aspect.....that is very hard for me.  Give me paper and a punch any day !!

The first is the "monkey wrench"

 and the second is "friendship star"

Friday, February 11, 2011

purple and pink swirl

sizzix swirl embossing folder....with clear colored dots and a bit of fine clear glitter.  edge made with PTI edge die....paper from an old sizzix mat stack

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

no worries, just smile

SU aviary stamp set, background paper PTI

Sunday, February 6, 2011

happy flowers

inspired to get an old stamp set out....cant remember who made it, no longer have the packaging.
the sentiment is from a new foot long set i got at michaels last week.....used a very old fiskars 8.5x11 plastic thingy with cutouts (i think you use it with the shape cutter?) to make the inked border....

fun to use things that have just sat and sat.....colored with copic markers....and popped a bit with brads for flower centers.  background paper...PTI bitty dots

Saturday, February 5, 2011


printed the sentiment....., butterfly SU punch with jeweled teardrop center.....nestie fancy labels on top and bottom....(cut from two labels), sponged ink using sequin waste ribbon.
background flocked cs anna griffith.....framed with  picasa "picnic" to me and fun to play with

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

sympathy card

loopy square nestability.....verdigris embossing powder....sentiment  PTI