Friday, July 20, 2018

CARD MAKING


I have been reeled into the world of card-making.
A few friends have been doing this for a very long time
with a very large Card Making Company.
Once a month, someone in the group is hostess
and she makes lunch.
We all design and kit a card for all to make.
(and order stuff - our demo gives us credits so we
can earn free product - nice)

Here are some examples of what we have made.

My first card..from supplies I already had.
No surprises here...right?


My second card, also from supplies I had on hand.
I have had this Fairy "The Magic of You" stamp for a long time.


Third card...except for the saying...
supplies I had on hand.  Very sewy!


Fifth card...yep, supplies I had on hand
The Mermaid Stamp was sent to me as an extra
in a Beach theme swap.


Now we get to the SERIOUS cards...
designed by the pros...
but I put them together at our card making sessions.















Well you get the idea...I am buying more stamps and inks
and tools...yep that koolaide is good.

I find it silly NOT to use the supplies I have
but I will upgrade some inks and card stock
and I have bought a few new tools that will help
me in my endeavors.

My friends have been generous and given me
some of their supplies to "get me started"
(like I needed that 😉

BUT these two Scrapbook rolling cases
were given to me!



Card making is like making a small quilt.
It still takes time...but not as much time as a quilt
and I get to be creative. And spend lots of money!
Geeze...what was I thinking?


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Wednesday, July 4, 2018

HE'S A YANKEE DOODLE DANDEE!

I have a Yankee Doodle Dandee who lives next door
to me and my front porch!


A perfect neighbor born on the 4th of July!

He lets the neighbor borrow his power washer,
his mower, he snow blows our drives,
He looks after our homes when we are away
be it a week or 3 months. 


I decided to make him a quilt to thank him
for all his does for my family...
and to help celebrate his birthday!

I found these "Freedom" charm packs by Moda
in my stash along with the solid cream fabric. 


I selected the free pattern from 
 the Fat Quarter Shop
Charm Pack Cherry quilt pattern



It wasn't quite big enough to suite me...
so I added a 3" border all around.
Then the top and bottom got a 5" border 
with more charms and cream fabric.


"Peas and Carrots" by American Jane...
that was perfect for the backing.
ahhh...this has been in my stash for about 10 years.


This is a very quick quilt to make...
and you can adjust to a size you need
by adding or removing charms.


I did a simple meander with a few stars to FMQ it.
And check out the label...
"TBDNITL"
stands for "The Best Damn Neighbor In the Land"
it's an Ohio State thing...



The end result...a very masculine
red-white-blue birthday quilt!


for a Yankee Doodle Dandee kinda guy!




Happy 4th of July America!
Happy Birthday Mark Wilson!









Monday, June 25, 2018

SEA SHELLS...

Once in a while I let the crafty girl inside me out.
She enjoys crafty mediums other than FABRIC!

Small white grapevine wreath found at a
thrift store for a couple bucks with a bit of fish net.   
The various seashells are from NC and SC beaches.
Simple but looks great hanging in my "beachy" bathroom.



I volunteer at Inniswood Metro Gardens 
in Westerville, OH  

Each month the "design interest group" members volunteer
to make a door decoration for the main house.
I asked for July so I could incorporate a beachy
feel with a little Red-White-Blue

There is a little red FREEDOM sign hanging below the ribbon.
 All the mussel shells are from Ocean Isle Beach, NC
(gotta love a hot glue gun)

This will hang on a white door at the house
 and will greet the visitors!



Enjoy your summer!
I am dreaming of the beach....again!