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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Valentines Day mailbox

From the new mini cartridge "Love Struck" I cut the mailbox for my Granddaughter and filled it with candy. added Stickles to add the shine and glitz that she loves so dearly. It was cut at the largest size for a 12 x 12" sheet of paper and finishes at about 3" high by 4 5/8" in length.

Valentines Table runner

Before the month is done, I thought I would post some of the projects that I did from Valentine's day. Here is a quilted table runner done with two panels of a pre printed panel that I bought two years ago in San Marcos, Ca. at Eleanore Burns store " Quilt In A Day". Very simple and outlined quilted with nylon thread in the top and red rayon thread in the bobbin, around the baskets to make it look like hand quilting. Just trying to finish things up around here.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Thanks card

I just bought this Martha Stewart Punch the other day ( actually a corner and border punch in one). The only thing is with this punch, you have to cut your paper a certain size in order for it to work so I just used the corner punch on two different papers.

This card was inspired by a project in one of the new cartridges that was just announced. A tri fold using the same colors as the other cards posted earlier. I did use Storybook cartridge for the black border (fancy corner N floral on page 41 of the handbook)2" and then the middle was cut in half (W fancy corner on page 50) " Thanks"was cut from Gypsy Wanderings. I did have black velvet ribbon and put it through a slider created with Christmas Cheer. A small flower was also cut from GW and glued to the ribbon.
I do like the way it turned out except for the fact that it is 6" x 7" according to the directions.

Friday, February 19, 2010


These are two new cards that were created using the same color scheme and papers. I had seen these ideas in a Crafts and Things Magazine issue (Aug. 2009) I did change things around on the cards but the idea was from the magazine. The wording for this card was welded together on the Gypsy to have a one piece word. The next one that I do will have a bit of changes made. Butterfly is from Gypsy Wanderings with the light printed paper cut shadow, then layered with the orange. There is dimension to the butterfly that doesn't show up in the photo but foam squares are mounted on the back.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Snowflake shower

A few pictures from the shower as posted earlier. The tulle with the lights inside also have snowflakes that were machine embroidered on organza and tacked on with a basting gun from my quilting. Centerpieces on the main table showing the paper snowflakes that were scattered around.

Another table with decorations. They had such a limited time to do the decorations before the shower.