Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Birthday Jinnie

Just thought I would share some things that I've been doing since I dropped from the blogger challenges - this is a birthday card for my SIL, Jinnie. Her birthday is 11/24 and she is an avid quilter. So when I found this stamp in a LSS, I quickly snatched it up with her in mind.

It's a simple card with a simple message, but one that speaks from the heart, so I think she will like it. You should see the fabulous totes and bags she makes... I was thrilled to receive one for MY birthday last year... isn't it adorable?

BTW, if you'd like one for your very own... she can whip one up for only $50. They are very sturdy - I carry mine everywhere - filled with stamps to mount, knitting, and usually a magazine or two. If you are interested in getting one, send me an email and I'll contact you.

Card Supplies:
Stamps: Buttons and Patches (B Line Designs, LLC)
Ink: Soft Sky (Stampin' Up!)
Paper: Soft Sky, Naturals White, Old Olive (Stampin' Up), Amy Butler Designer Mat Pad (K&Company)
Access: Paper Piercer & Template, Buttons, Linen Thread

Friday, November 9, 2007

Challenge Week 20

So... did you miss me? Or did anyone even notice I didn't post last week? I have actually officially 'dropped' from the Blogger Challenge Group - it was just too much for me to keep up with. But when I saw the challenge for this week - using photos or magazine pictures - I thought I would jump back in, since (I think) I was the one who suggested this idea to Lisa.

In a former life (before stamping) I used to quilt - that was before cross stitch, which was before knitting, which was before stamping - well, I think you all know what I'm talking about! Anyway, I still adore the art of quilting, even though I don't actually 'do' any now. I attended a local quilt show a few years ago and was captivated by all the color and designs that filled the room. I snapped hundreds of pictures (don't ya just LOVE digital?) with the idea of turning them into cards "one day." And now, that day has come - this was so incredibly simple - Seriously, I tried to spiff it up a little by adding some stamping or punch corners, but anything I did took the focus away from the photo... so basically, it is a photo slapped onto cardstock with a simple saying. I wish you all could have seen this quilt up close - the artist had added beads along the windows and cute little flower sequins just above the row of stars. If you ever have a chance to attend a quilt show, please go see what people do with fabric... it is purely amazing!

Stamps: Punch Pals
Ink: Bashful Blue Marker
Paper: Bashful Blue C/S
Access: Stamp-a-ma-jig