Monday, June 27, 2011

flannel quilt

disappearing nine patch in flannel.......i guess i am ready for fall ??

dresden plate cards

kitty quilt

this took no time to put together but hours to quilt.....many things went wrong including forgetting the backing before starting to quilt.  ripping out those stitches was NOT fun.  once backing was on i still goofed up....but the end result was worth it.  i guess.  it's channel quilted horizontally.....washing removed all the chalk lines i drew and all the tiny holes from ripped out stitches.  whew.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

birthday flower

another new PTI set...."glorious vases".....very delicate....used crystal glaze for dimension on flowers and water in the vase....and a bit of sparkle with stickles on the flower centers....
sponged background to soften it......sentiment from same set.  happy birthday maureen !!

jungle fever

the background is made from a set of notecards bought at michaels awhile back....8 notes for $1....all animal prints.  i cut them apart and used the zebra pelt for this one.  my new PTI set is perfect....masculine i hope.  i sponged light blue and light green on the cardstock before stamping and drew a thin line with a fine point sharpie using my nestie as a template.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

quilted halloween placemats

some people dear to me will receive these in the fall.....i bought the wonderful fabrics at (site of severe temptation for sure).  since i seem to be into smaller projects, placemats were perfect for me at this time.

each is different....and this time i experimented with free motion quilting on some....of course, i forgot to lower the feed dogs.....hmmmm.  interesting to see how different it will be when actually freemotioning the correct way ! the pix dont show the actual quilting hoo.

here's 3 of them for starters:

Friday, June 17, 2011


cardstock from a mat pack "mariposa"....the papers are so pretty they hardly need anything additional.  used PTI butterfly die....cut from a peel off top from sourcream container....sponged on alcohol inks and ran them thru my cuttlebug swissdots embossing folder

hi sweetie

stamps: inkadinkadoo.......popped up one flower.....sentiment from PTI

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

more froggies

one for brett, riley and jason.  summertime froggies

will mail this week

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

butterfly and swirls

inkadinkadoo stamp....and SU punched butterfly.  single layer, not my usual !!


using a new PTI cute is this guy.....

Sunday, June 12, 2011

two new froggies polkadot medium sized frog is for my GD riley......stuffed with craft her eyes and pink tongue.

also added to the froggie family....TOAD....for my DD....stuffed with rice, this guy is heavier but solid.

cards made in SU class this month

cute cute flipflop stamp, embossed in melon mambo....what a neat color

a cool summer slice made with the citrus set 

a nice nautical set...perfect for guy's birthdays or father's day....browns and deep blues...perfect
using the 3 step flower punch

as always, tina comes up with wonderful ideas.....thank you tina !!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

another froggie

set PTI.......made 4 of these cute.


i am in frog mode i think.....this guy is filled with rice.....he's a bullfrog....maybe jeremiah??

Sunday, June 5, 2011


made using a "scrappy strip" technique....labor intense, but kinda cool.

handmade paper

sentiment....PTI anniversary set.  handmade paper from a friend...used 3/4 in square punch and "quilted"

PTI anniversary set

botanicals......perfect for the season