Thursday, July 31, 2008

I made this card following Heather's ( sketch. It is for my husband's sister. They had been trying to conceive for two years now. And we got the news that my son will have a little playmate in about 9 months! The sketch seemed very quilt-like to me and so I decided to make it a baby quilt. Since we do not know if it will be a boy or a girl alternated 'boy' and 'girl' colors. I thought that sewing along all of the squares would complicate the design, so I just did the blue and green squares (I had blue thread in my machine, which made that an easy decision). I also stitched along the outside of the card. I did turn the sketch on it's side due to a little sewing machine issue. I used some Zips by Therm o web to put the fuzzy rickrack down. I must say, I was super impressed. A lot of times when I put ribbon on my cards I was afraid of it moving, but this stuff is really fantastic if you use ribbon a lot. The mini tag was made with my new (yet retired) Stampin' up set 'A Little Love". I stamped on the cutest scrap of patterned paper and I stamped on a white tag that I sorta freehanded. I cut the little onesie out of the patterned paper and attached it with a pop dot over the onesie on the tag. I loved it so much I took a close up. I'm really quite happy with the way it turned out, but I may love it too much. I don't think I want to give it away!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Ta Da! My New Blog

I'm so pleased to be starting a blog. I love blogs. I read blogs. And, at last, I have begun to write one of my very own! I've posted some links on here to some really great places that I love to visit when I am online. I go on cafemom a lot. I've got some really great friends on there. I'm an admin for the group The Shabby Chic Scrapper. It is a group for advanced scrappers and the girls in that group do some really inspiring work. There is also the link to They post an amazing sketch each week. Whenever I am stuck for inspiration I usually head over that way to check them out. Over the next few weeks I will be posting some of my latest creations. This is a photo mat that I did last night. It was a lot of fun to do. I haven't had time to do a full layout with it yet, but I will post it when I do. I made an oval out of dark blue cardstock and accented it with a white paint marker. I cut some lengths of beige yarn and inked them with some red ink to look like sauce. I made the meatballs out of brown felt. I also highlighted them with a little bit of light brown ink. To adhesify the whole mess I coated the 'plate' with diamond glaze and just stuck the spaghetti where I wanted it. So the diamond glaze not only adhered everything, but gave the plate a nice sheen as well, making it more realistic. I double matted the photo and stitched around the photo mat to give it some texture. Well, this concludes the first entry to my blog. Thank you so much for reading. Please leave a comment. I would appreciate it so much.