Wednesday, September 29, 2010

And the winner is....

congratulations Erika!!

I have other sets to give away someday so stay tuned!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

A Birthday Giveaway

Since it's my birthday I decided to have a little giveaway. I'm offering this clear-mount hostess set called Because I Care and a 6x6 Patterns Pack, both from Stampin' Up. Here's all you have to do:

1. leave a comment to get one entry.
2. become a follower of my blog and leave another comment saying you did this to get a 2nd entry.
That's it! Be sure you have your blogger account set to show your email or leave it in your comment. I'll close this giveaway in one week (September 28th).

It's a really pretty set and these little paper packs are awesome. I have a big stack of all the different ones that have been offered over the years.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Objects of Desire

I finished this top a while back and it's been folded up in my cabinet, waiting to be quilted. I was going to wait and post it when it's done but that might be a while at this rate. I used an Objects of Desire jelly roll by Sandy Gervais from Moda. I love this line! I got the pattern from an American Patchwork and Quilting magazine and used Electric Quilt to figure out my color placement. I love how the pinwheels were formed-each block is just 3 longer strips and one shorter strip with a half square triangle on the end. When the blocks are assembled the half square triangles come together to make the pinwheels. Cool!

I apologize for the less-than-perfect pic. The top is a bit wrinkled from being folded up and it is really hard to take good pics in my living room for some reason. I'm going to commit to taking pictures during the day and possibly outside from now on. Obviously this is just a portion of the quilt. I'll share the whole thing when I get it quilted.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

You're My Favorite

I have not been making anything lately. But as far as cards, the only ones I really give, other than Christmas cards, are thank you cards. So every time I went to make a card other than a thank you, I'd think 'what am I going to do with this?'. Sadly I rarely even give out birthday cards. Really horrible for a card maker. Then a few weeks ago I saw a post about Operation Write Home (shift click to open in a new window). It's a program where people make cards and they are sent overseas for soldiers to use to write back home. Now this is something that I can do-because I am always wanting to make the 'thinking of you' or 'just a note' type cards but have no one to give them to (apparently I don't think of anyone. lol) but who better to use such cards than people who really are thinking of and missing their loved ones. I have not technically committed to it because I am terrible at not getting things done but I am planning to make cards with this organization in mind and when I get enough to send, I will sign up. So anyway I thought a "You're My Favorite" would be a great card for them. I used a sketch from Split Coast Stampers.

stamps: ducks from Penny Black, verse from Stampin' Up Vases in Vogue set
cardstock: Stampin'Up So Saffron and Pumpkin Pie
paper: Deja Views (old stuff!)
punch: Stampin' Up small oval and pinking hearts edge punch
ink: memento tuxedo black
markers: copic Y00, E00, Y35, Y38 and Colorless Blender

And a moment of self pity-my computer's hard drive died and it's in the computer hospital. So when I get it back it will be my ultimate test of Carbonite's backup service and how well it works. Keeping my fingers crossed!
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