Saturday, March 24, 2012

Therapy Thursday

My LSS (Scrappin' Great Deals) is having a garage sale today, and I have lots of goodies to get rid of. I find that I'm spending a LOT more time quilting lately, and only manage to make cards when I absolutely need one - sad... Because of this, I find I keep going back to my favourite stamps, and other sets sit untouched. I figured that I might as well sell them - and then I'll have a store credit to buy stuff that I actually NEED!
So, I drove there Thursday to drop off my box of goodies, and I managed to time it perfectly - just in time for Therapy Thursday! Basically, you show up by 1 p.m., with your tools (scissors, tape, pop dots, etc.), and you come home with a great card!
Thursday's card was so cute! I have a quilting friend that's in a rehab facility after breaking her leg for the 2nd time in a year, and I wanted to send her a cheery card - and it couldn't have been better timing! We used a set that is a new concept (for me, at least!) - My Favorite Things now sells sets of stamps with the dies that you need to complete the card - and the card was exactly what I need for my friend! I'm sure you'll agree:

Saturday, March 17, 2012

... and this is what I did last night.

So, it was a good thing that I got a head-start on my project, because it definitely took a lot longer to make than I thought it would.
I found a really neat quilt pattern online a week or so ago - this should bring you to the tutorial:
I bought a Ruby jelly roll a few weeks ago, because I've always loved the colours, and I just wanted a really bright and fun quilt. So far, I'm right on track to accomplish that!
The pic shows the progression from individual blocks (some of them are like the positive/negative images that you get when you cut up the strips), to pairs, and then the start of 2 different rows...... (sorry the pic is so blurry)

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Anniversaries and other fun things....

One of my sisters (and her husband!) celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary this past week - and it called for a special card. It took 3 tries, but I finally came up with one that was acceptable enough (she's a card-maker too, so there are standards, you know...) I pulled together a few pieces of DP from an SU pack from a few years ago, and chose my pallette from that. A lacey oval from Spellbinders, and their initials and the #30 from a set of dies hubby gave me for Christmas a few years ago finished it all off.

And, seeing that tomorrow is the March edition of Friday Night Sew-In, and I had a little bit of time, I figured that I'd get a head-start on my project. It wasn't too difficult - I've just started 3 new ones... Here's the fabrics in the Ruby jelly roll - I found a great tutorial online, and I'm going to be playing with that. Check back on Sat. to see what I've done.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Wish I didn't need these...

It's a fact of life that people that we know and love will eventually pass away. It just seems like that has happened far too often this past week...
I struggle making sympathy cards - I often don't know what to say, and a big hug communicates far more that a card can. Sometimes a hug is too difficult to deliver in person though, and then a card has to do the job.
This is one that I've made a few times - using a pretty piece of DP helps a lot! Then it's easy to make the card, choosing C/S from the colours in the paper. An SU punch, a Couture Creations embossing folder, some Nesties, a sentiment from SU and the card almost makes itself!
Now I'm off to find my address book...