Thursday, March 25, 2010


I'm trying to catch up on my blogging.
I've made cards for 3 challenges this week, but this is just my 2nd post...I'm going to really have to get to work.
This post is for Christmas Stamping All Year Long's Pottery Barn inspiration challenge.  We are to make a Christmas card inspired by this picture:
and it's supposed to have a bird in it.
Here 's my card...
I used Stampin Up's colors More Mustard, Old Olive, and Real Red.  I stamped the little bird on red designer paper and pieced it onto the white paper .  I punched a couple of small flowers that I also added.  The sentiment stamped in red is from Waltzing Mouse's "Seasons of Love".
This could be used with a different sentiment for any other occasion.  I think I'll CASE myself!

CSCC #71

This week's movie is "13 Going on 30".  I've never seen it and I didn't have time to watch it this week, but did I look at the pictures that were linked.  I really like this picture:
The shoes reminded of something my mother used to tell us...that red shoes are a real luxury because they usually go with one or two things in a wardrobe; neutal colored shoes go with everything.
For my card, I used Stampin' Up's Creamy Caramel and Night of Navy as my neutrals and Real Red.  I cut triangles for my geometric shape.

Thursday, March 4, 2010


This week's challenge is to make a pink Christmas card.  I really didn't know if I could.  I went over the designer's cards for inspiration and thought that Jeanne Streiff's card had a good color scheme...I used SU's Encore Silver, Rich Razzleberry and Regal Rose with Pretty in Pink card stock.  Then I thought about what would be the best subject for a Pink Christmas Card.  Ornaments come in all colors, so I made 3 ornaments with a pink background. 

Monday, March 1, 2010


This may not be what you're thinking.  I'm talking about strip piecing in quilt making.
Last week my friend Sharon, her friend (and my new friend) Pandora, and I went to the Sewing and Stitchery Expo.  There was sooo much to see.  We all spent some money and got some really great ideas from over 500 exhibitors.

One of the exhibitors was Eleanor Burns, a star in my and Sharon's eyes.  She has been teaching quilting and publishing books of instruction for 32 years.  If you've ever heard of "Quilt in a Day" books or PBS video series, you know who I mean.  We saw that she was meeting fans and signing books, so we got in line.  I purchased her 25th anniversary book STILL STRIPPING  After 25 Years  for her to sign.
She was so nice, posing for pictures (here with Sharon), and chatting as long as each person wanted.
She made us fans all over again.

If you're interested in quilting and live in, or near western Washington, here's a website for you  In June, there is a shop hop including over 50 quilt shops.  It lasts for 5 days, and is great fun.  Check it out.

Thanks for coming by.  I expect to have 2 more postings this week about stamping.