Friday, April 30, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Blue Card Stock - Bazzill's artesian pool
I decided not to cut the length of the last two cards to fit the usual A2 sized card..that won't happen again. lol I was trying to prevent from having a 1" scrap of paper. You know scrapper's have a hard time throwing away scraps. The length of the card is actually ok, I just perhaps should have placed my design a bit higher. I'll probably do something extra to spruce it up later..
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them...brainyquote
This is a little quick and simple card I want to share with you all. Actually, I wasn't in the mood for making cards when this was created. Didn't have a creative spirit at the time, but I wanted to test out a new tape runner I had just received. At first glance, I was about to place the tape runner back into the box an head to Fedex to ship it back, turns out I really like it.
So on with the card. I've really had a hidden love for all things vintage *think's I'm a mini Rachael Zoe*. When I saw this pattern paper in Michaels I had to have it, I should have purchased two sheets.
What I used:
Stamp: Gratitude (Michael's dollar bin)
Paper: Bazzil shimmer in tan 'I think', K&Company printed (vintage looking paper)
Ink: Brown Pigment
Accessories: Twine (Target dollar bin)
Although I had no mojo for making this card, surprisingly enough it does have a home..other than my card box. And for that, I'm grateful:-)
What are you grateful for?
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Seeds planted and I am awaiting sprouts:) Although my garden is already planted, I had just three more things I really wanted to plant..well four but the hubs told me to wait on planting my beans. I was a bit upset, but I hope we can plant them soon. Here I have cantelope, radishes and sweet banana peppers.
What's on your craft table?
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
American Patchwork & Quilting is challenging you to join our efforts to Make a Pillowcase, Make a Difference. Every pillowcase can make a difference in your community. A pillowcase can provide comfort for a cancer patient, hope for a foster child, encouragement for a battered woman, or beauty for a nursing home resident.
To participate, find a shop hosting One Million Pillowcase Challenge events in your area. Once your pillowcases are complete and donated locally, log on below to enter how many pillowcases you made. Help us reach our goal of ONE MILLION Pillowcases.
I think this is a really neat cause. You would never know how much comfort a pillow brings a cancer patient, until you have experienced seeing it for yourself. I have known, loved and lost many of my relatives to cancer, so in dealing with that; I know first hand the comfort it brings them. If you have never sewn, that's ok, I feel you can still donate. Tell a friend, then tell that friend to tell a friend, the more the better.
As most of you know, I am not an experienced seamstress, not at all..lol
My first experience in sewing was in middle school, I actually made two complete ensembles. My mom had to take them and hide them from me because I wore it so much:) My second time wanting to sew was about 5 years ago, I started by making pillows, no patterns, just creating the size/shape I wanted and going at it. So, there's no need in saying that you can't sew because if you have the will to do it, you will make it happen.
If you will, follow the site I have listed above, there's a link on there that gives you patterns to use for various designed pillow cases and they are very simple. But like I said, if you just can't sew, then maybe you should purchase a couple (or a lot) of pillow cases and add decor to them. Appliques, ribbons, lace there are a number of items that can be used to spruce up a pillow case.
So, come on join this challenge...I dare you to care:)