Saturday, April 8, 2017

Quilt for Karena

I just finished this quilt for my future daughter-in-law, Karena.  She and my son, Tim will be married June 4th.  I am so excited.  She is an artist and an art teacher.  As soon as I saw this fabric I knew I wanted to make a quilt for her.  It is supposed to resemble paint strokes.  The fabric is called Vincent VanGogh.  It was designed by the Vincent VanGogh Museum.  The quilt pattern I used was a freebie called "Gateway to Paradise."  I love the stained glass look of it.  It was a relatively quick quilt to put together thank goodness, especially since I am a beginner.  Although, there was a major learning curve in piecing the black strips.  My brain had a really tough time figuring those out!  Longarm quilting by Into the Night Quilting (Marsha Pennington.)  Next quilt I will be doing the quilting. 

Tim and Karena

Robert Kaufman Vincent VanGogh 2 Collection

 I didn't use all the colors in the jelly roll.  I wanted to stick to the brighter ones so it would look more like stained glass.

Seems Oliver has made himself right at home.  Good thing she isn't allergic to cats!

Now on to finish the first quilt I started.  No more getting sidetracked!

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Quilt Top in Blues

First quilt top done.  Of course, it is blue, is there any other color?  This had so many seams to match!  Not a good choice for a first quilt, but it was chosen by the quilting instructor.  I was forever taking out seams to rematch corners.  They are matched for the most part.  Now on to learning how to quilt.  Hope it's a tad easier than the top was.  I will re-post when it's completed.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

First Quilting Project

 I recently started a quilting class to see if I like quilting.  This table runner was my first project.  It was fun to make.  I used some fabrics that I had sitting around for years.  I made a few mistakes, but this is a learning experience.  Today I will start cutting a lap quilt.  This retirement thing is fun!

Monday, January 16, 2017

Happy Birthday, Dear Friend

This is the first card I have done in a very long time.  Boy, am I out of practice!    Hopefully, I will be able to get back into crafting now that I'm retired.  I have forgotten so much I feel like I'm starting from scratch. The Silhouette was about to cause me to have a stroke.  I finally looked up my error message and was able to figure out what I was doing wrong.  Of course, it was me and not the machine!

The image and sentiment is from Art Impressions and it is colored with Copics.  The numbers were cut with the silhouette.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Unusual Wedding Card and Baby Card

I made this card for two teachers that will be getting married in a few weeks.  They occasionally wear capes in the classroom to get the kids attention, hence the superhero wedding card.  Very different card, but suits them.  He is quite a character.  The images are from Mo's digital pencil and the digital papers were purchased on Etsy.  The images were colored with Copics.  I haven't made cards in so long.  It was like learning all over again!
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Cards and More  Use Lots of Color
Cardz 4 Guyz   It's Hip to be Square
Creative Card Crew  Masculine
Inspiration Destination  Anything Goes

This card was made for a teacher at my school,  His wife is due to have a baby this week.  I chose this image because our school mascot is a dragon. I wanted the sentiment to say "Welcome Baby Dragon."  My husband didn't like that idea at all.  Once I brought it in to work they seemed to think that would have been a really cute sentiment.  Oh, well! The image is from Cuddly Buddy Crafts.  It was also colored with Copics.

I'll have to check later today to see if I can find any suitable challenges ,

Sunday, December 27, 2015

My Two Sweet Boys

Christmas Eve 2015
Lucas, age three and Ethan, 9 months

First Xmas Card for 2016

I am trying to slowly get back into card making.  Here's hoping 2016 is nothing like 2015 was!  I used this cute freebie from Power Poppy.  I  really need to get back in the swing of coloring...practice, practice!

I am entering this in the following challenge:

Di's Digi Designs  Anything Christmas

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Inspiration Destination #52

For this week's challenge I used this cute sentiment, Under the Weather and image, Rainy Day Duck from Eureka.  The papers are from my stash and I colored the image with Copics.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Birthday Card for Erin

 I made this card for our Office Manager's birthday.  Our gift is a bunch of Starbucks cards.  She loves Starbucks.  So I decided to do a cup themed card to go with the gift cards.  The tea cup digi was a freebie at Beyond the Fringe Crafts.  I chose five different digital prints from Carina Gardner and made them smaller.  Then I printed the card images over them.  I also printed two sets of plain white cups.  One I used as a base and the other I cut out the white portion of the cups to paper piece.  I used the a full size Carina Gardner print for the background paper.  This was actually quite a bit of fun!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Aud Sentiments  Anything Goes with a Sentiment
Crafty Girls Creations  Anything Goes
Card Mania  Pastel Colors
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterened Paper 
Cute as a Button  Anything Goes
Through the Purple Haze  Happy Birthday
City Crafter  Paper Piecing
Through the Craftroom Door  Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers Flower Embellishments
Dragonfly Dreams   Let's Get Girly
Pile It On  Birthday
Love to Scrap  At Least 2 Patterned Papers
Crafting with an Attitude  Anything Goes

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Inspiration Destination #51

One of our sponsors this week is Art by Miran.  I chose this adorable image Stephanie Brings Surprises.  I used a paper from my stash and colored her dress to natch the polka dots on the paper.

I am entering this card in the following xhallenges:

7 Kids College Fund  Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion  Anything Goes
Karleigh Sue Challenge  Ribbon and/or Flowers

Monday, September 7, 2015

Garden Fireworks

 This lovely image is from Power Poppy.  I absolutely love their digital flower images.  This image is called, Garden Fireworks, and is available here.   I colored the image with Copics.  The papers are very old ones from my stash.

 I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Craft your Passion  Always Anything Goes
Make my Monday  Something Beginning with the Letter F
613 Avenue Create   Anything Goes
Eclectic Ellapu  Something Old from Stash
Glitter 'n Sparkle  Anything Goes
Crafty Catz  Anything Goes
Southern Girls  Flower Power
2 Creative Chicks  Anything Goes  
Crafts Galore Encore  Anything Goes
DigiStamps 4 Joy  Anything Goes       

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Inspiration Destination #49

One of this week's sponsors at Inspiration Destination is The Paper Shelter.  I chose this cute little fairy, A Little Bit Grumpy.  I colored her with Copic markers and added a little Stickles.  The beautiful digital papers are from MyeDeLeon. The piece of lace is from my stash.  I've had it so long I no longer remember where it came from.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Cleat It Out    Must Use Item from Stash
Crafting by Designs   Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp  Make it colorful

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Inspiration Destination #48

Just Inklined is one of this week's sponsors at Inspiration Destination.  I love their lifelike animal images and have just about all of them.  Most of you know how I feel about coloring animals.  This image is Golden Retriever on Guard, available here.  I colored the image with Copics.  The papers are from my stash.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Cards and More   Cards for Men
Deep Ocean Challenge For the Boys
Doodle Pantry  Anything Digital
Ike's World  Pets/Animals
Artistic Inspirations  Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion  Anything Goes
Eureka Stamps  Button
Love to Scrap  Anything Goes
Ohh La La Creations  Anything Goes

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Inspiratiom Destination # 47

This adorable image, Angelica at the Hop, is from Inky Impressions, and is available here.  This card gave me a major workout.  I have so much difficulty with the Silhouette.  It took me two days and nearly throwing the Silhouette out the window before I finished this.  I do feel like it was worth  the effort.  She is "dang cute."  I colored her with Copic markers.  The digital papers are from Basic Grey.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Crafty Sentiments Design  Anything Goes
Doodle Pantry  Anything Digital
Through the Craftroom Door   Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations  Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion  Anything Goes
Cutie Pie Challenge  Cute and Girly
Lost Coast Portal to Creativity  Circles
Love to Scrap  Anything Goes
Use Your Stuff  Anything Goes
All Dressed Up  Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore  Anything Goes
Cute as a Button  Anything Goes
DigiStamps4Joy  Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create  Anything Goes
Simply Create Too  Anything Goes
Sister Act  Anything Goes

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Inspiration Destination #44

 This week's sponsor at Inspiration Destination id Rick St. Dennis.  I chose the image 
November Mum.   I colored her with Copics.  The paper is from my stash. 

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Crafty Girls Corner  Anything Goes
Simon Says  Anything Goes
Sparkle and Glitter  Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations  Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion   Anything Goes
Eureka   Anything Goes

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