Monday, April 30, 2012

Make it Monday with Paper Trey Ink

This weeks Make It Monday Challenge is a color inspired challenge.  I chose this particular challenge but there are several others on the PTI blog that you could choose from. 

I just got the new strawberry patch and garden variety 2 stamp sets and had to use them.  The even have fabulous matching dies.  This is what I came up with. 

And look at my gorgeous flowers in the background:)  Thanks for stopping by and I'll be back with another project soon. 

Thursday, April 26, 2012

My first quilt!

I know it's been a while since I've posted, 25 days to be exact. My friend Pam called to tell me to get  blogging, so here I am!   Life just sometimes gets in the way, and honestly I need to get taking more pics so I can post more.  I know that there are projects here just waiting for some attention.  What have we been doing, it sure seems like a lot.... my husband has started a new job and I have been able to do some traveling with him while he trains for his new position. it's been nice getting some pre- summer swims in in the hotel pools. And we found 2 awesome Mexican restaurants during our travels. Weekends we spend getting caught up around the house, we mulched, planed a new tree, blueberry bushes and of course mow the dandelions twice a week already!
I did manage to stay creative during our adventures and was able to finish my first quilt. I have to thank the Rose of Sharin Quilt shop in Danville PA for being such a wonderful shop to spend a few nights learning the fine art of quilting, I took a 2 night class and it was so helpful to learn the basics of rotary cutting as well as the very useful unsewing technique. (doesn't that sound so much nicer then seam ripping) I chose a very pretty fabric from The Buggy Barn for the quilt, the star pillow is a Basic Grey pattern and the big pillow is just one I made up with the scraps.  It's huge!  I had to make my own pillow form because I couldn't find one big enough. I was also lucky enough to get a new quilting sewing machine, it is heavenly to sew with!  It's a Janome QC 4800. It does all kinds of fancy stuff.  I just have to learn how to use it all! 

I'm looking forward to my next quilting project. 

Thanks for stopping by:) 

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Happy April 1st!

This months April challenges are up at Paper Secrets along with a Design Team Call.  So head over and check out all the challenges and consider applying for the call.  I've had a blast the last few months on the team and can't wait to see who is chosen to fill the open spots. 

This months projects should be based on this sketch. Remember you can interpret the elements anyway you like. Flowers can be hearts, and ribbon can be twine ect.

**For this challenge, you will need to create a NEW card based on the sketch above and upload it to the gallery! That's it! :)

**Entries are due by April 30, 2012 11:59 PST

**Be sure to add the keyword "jccs5" to your gallery upload

**Uploading your entry here and into the gallery by the due date will get you entered into the random drawing to receive a $10 gift card to Paper Secrets Store.

Here are the fabulous DT cards!





Hope you get the chance to play along!

Paper Secrets April Challenges

Hello everyone, hope spirng has sprung where you are!  Here the trees are blossoming, the flowers are budding, some even blooming and the grass is a beautiful green.  I just love spring and all the pretty spring colors.  Today I want to share with you a few projects for the Paper Secrets April Challenges.  You can play along by stopping by Paper Secrets, make a new project for eat challenge you would like to participate in, then upload your project to the Paper Secret Gallery.  Then be sure to check out the Paper Secrets Store to find the products used in my page and cards. 

First up, is this months fabulous sketch by Rochelle Spears.

and this is my page

Next up is my card sketch
and this is my card
And finally for todays post is a challenge to use handmade spring flowers. 

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you can join us for this months challenges!