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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Rida Rida Horse

This is Rida Rida Horse. Barbara drew him up just for me, my Grandma use to rock me on her knee and sing the little Rida song to me. I don't know many of the words because half of them were in Swedish, but I remember it having to do with riding the horse to town. What good memories I have of her. The brownish background was Thanks to Barbara and the Tips, Tricks & Techniques OX021 she taught yesterday in her blog, Forgotten Scraps. It was really fun to do.
This card is for Little Miss Muffet Stamps Challenge #6 Stitching, so come on over and join in with us.

I have entered this at:
The Shabby Tea Room Week #55 Flower Palette
Paper Playtime #42 Digi Monday
Pink Paper Paradise #30 Inspirational Creations
The Paper Variety Challenge 1-2-3 (1 stamp, 2 ribbons, 3 DP)
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge #50 (1 Image, 2 embellishments [lace and flowers], & 3 Design Papers)
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge #66 "Shabby Chic"

I had to come back in and add a close up of my horse and the painted background, enjoy.

Copic sketch markers:
Horse: 0, W00, W0, W1, W2, W3, W4, W5, W6, W6, Y18, BG000, BG72, YG23
Background: YG23, Y18, BG000, R81, E50, E31, E33, E35
Stamped on Cryogen White by Cut Card Stock, DP is Old World Mat Stock by DCWV, Pearls and ribbon by Stampin-up, Prima Roses and Michaels Roses, the rest is from my stash.

My daughter and I have lots of fun making cards together. This one she taught me to do the background. Click on the file folder and see the one she made at the same time.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Together, Floral Greeting

This is just the cutest little stamp 'Together' from Bild Malana
and 'Floral Greeting' by Cuddly Buddly, just ready for Spring and wishing
you Hugs and Kisses. I have white butterfly trim that I painted blue
with my copic makers.
I have entered this at:
Totally Paper Crafts Challenge #59 Cuddly & Cute
Scrapbook Sisters Card Challenge #28 Anything Goes
Southern Girls Challenge Add An Animal

Colored with Copic Sketch Markers:
Face: E000, E00, E11
Hair: E51, 53, YR20
Clothes: YR31, YR24, R12, R14,
Bear: BG000, B41, E41, E42, E43, E44, E000, R20
Other: YG17, R17, E27
Stamped on Cryogen White by Cut Card Stock
Stamps: Together by Bild Malana and Floral Greeting by Cuddly Buddly
DP is Whimsy Matstack by DCWV, Bella Corda from Darice, Pearls by Queen
& Co., Whimsal Tag by Whiff of Joy, Beaded Circle from Spellbinders,
lace, butterfly trim and rose from my stash.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

QT 30's Table Runner

This is my 30's table runner I just finished for my dinning room table. The table runner measures 73 by 31 inches and is machine piece and hand appliqued with machine quilting. My table seat's 12 people so it is large and most table runners really look funny sitting in the middle of the table because it is so large. Now I have one that really looks like it fits.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Tilda with Rubber Boots

This is Tilda with Rubber Boots from Magnolia and is all ready for Just Magnolia Challenge Week 99 Eyes Down - Bingo where I choose to use Gems- Flowers - Ribbon & Lace. What a fun challenge! I also have my new light system for taking my pictures. Enjoy...

I colored this with Prismacolor Premier Pencils:
Face: #927, 928
Hair: #1050, 1058
Clothes: #913, 912
Stamped on Stampin-up white card stock.
Green Ribbon came from Stampin-up, the rest came from my stash.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Tilda with Heart

This is a special Happy Birthday to Donna.......

Colored with Prismacolor Premier pencils:
Face: #927, 939
Hair: #942, 1012, 946, 1082
Clothes: #992, 920, 909, 905, 1083, 1082
Heart: 924
Stamped on Stampin-up white card stock, DP Old World Mat Stack by DCWV, Pearls by Recollections, all other from my stash.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Winter Winds

Today is new release day at Little Miss Muffet Stamps and this is Winter Winds, isn't she just beautiful? Check out all the new stamps being released in the store today.

I have entered her at:
Crafts and Me Challenge #27 Anything Goes
Scrapbook Sisters #28 Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly Challenge, It's a Mom Thing (or Just Be Girlie)
Pink Paper Paradise Make it Monday #29 Inspirational
Challenge Blog Challenge #113 Use a Digi

Copic sketch markers:
Face: E000, E00, E11, R21, G12, G21
Hair: W4, W6, W8
Clothes: 0, R00, R30, R32, W2, W4, 110
Stamped on Cryogen White by Cut Card Stock, DP is The Mariposa Stack by DCWV, Brads from Whiff of Joy, Lace, flower and roses from my stash.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Miss Lady Bug

This is Miss Lady Bug from Whiff of Joy, Elisabeth Bell Spring Kit. And she is here for the Whiff of Joy Guest design team call, challenge 'You are Unique-Video-Guest Designer Call' Please enjoy.

I have entered this card at:
Whiff of Joy Challenge #100 Let Celebrate- anything goes

I have colored her with Prismacolor pencils
Face: #131,130,132
Hair: #947, 946
Clothes: #1083, 945, 1082, 943, 941, 1028
And stamped on Stampin-up White card stock. DP is Best of K&Company, Leaves from Sizzix and Fleur De Lis Squares Spellbinders Nestabilities, gems, lace and flowers from my stash, with one paper rose from the video.

Monday, March 21, 2011

QT Black & White Quilt #6

Here we are with Lesson #6 on the Black & White Quilt. Don't forget to save all your scraps for next time.

This is Flower Basket page 109
Judy Hopkins 501 Rotary-Cut Quilt Blocks

And the second block is Hour Glass II on page 142
in Judy Hopkins 501 Rotary-Cut Quilt Blocks

This is how I store my fabric, Plus I also have larger plastic drawers I use. I like cutting 2 1/2 inch strips and using them. After I have used them I move them into another pile, so I can see and remember what I have used and what I have not used. You can see the 2 piles of 2 1/2 inch green and white with black. The black prints are under my green one. I use a file folder to separate different piles in the same tube. You can see my pile of scraps I have already. Some of these went into the blocks I made this time by doing them scrappy. You don't have to spend as much time getting your fabric ready for the blocks if you do it this way. I label the tube as well, so I know what is in it.

When I am making a quilt, I like to cut my binding and get it sewn together before the top is done. This is one of those job I didn't like to do, so by getting it done early when you want to sew, it's done and out of the way by the time you need it. I also start working on the back, any extra blocks or strips I get done too, so after the quilt top is finished, I have very little work to finish the back and I feel like the quilting fairy came and did some of my work for me. If I get some of the work done, I hang it on a hanger and hang it in the quilting closet to wait for the rest and then it is off to the quilting machine. This is one of my next quilting projects. Try to label the project by writing on the plastic bag the binding is in. (That's because it is usually the first thing done.)

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Tilda With Small Gift

This Tilda must be one of my favorites! Here is another one just waiting to give her gift. Enjoy

Copic sketch markers:
Face: E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair: YR20, E51, E53
Clothes: G21, G40, G24, G28, Y99, Y95
Stamped on Cryogen White by Cut Card Stock, DP Floral Dreams by K&Company, Martha Stewart edge punch,Dew Drops by The Robins Nest, Ribbon from my stash.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Butterfly Kisses

Here is another new digi from Little Miss Muffet Stamps called Butterfly Kisses and was released last week. I just love her and she is ready for the challenge too. The challenge at Little Miss Muffet Challenges is to use Pearls, Brads or Gems.

Stamp: Butterfly Kisses
Copic sketch markers
Stamped on Cryogen White by Cut Card Stock, DP is Best of K&Company, Beaded Ovals from Spellbinders, Pearls from Stampin-up, Rose buttons from Maya Road, Butterfly from Recollections, lace from my stash.

Autumn Breath

Autumn Breath is new at Little Miss Muffet Stamps and is already for a new challenge. The challenge is to use Pearls, Brads or Gems. I used brads pearls and gems in my embellishments under the flower. The challenge goes for two weeks so come join in with us.

Stamp: Autumn Breath
Copic sketch markers:
Face: E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair E51, E53. E55, YR21
Dress: Y32, BV01, BV02, BV04, BV08
Swan Coo, C01, C03, YR20, YR23, YR24
Stamped on Cryogen White by Cut Card Stock, DP Best of K&Company, Rose by Prima, Other from my stash.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

PH I Luv Orange

This is just an idea I wanted to play with. I named it 'I Luv Orange'. I took it in my studio with a black back drop and had them standing on a mirror. Enjoy

Monday, March 14, 2011

QT American Quilt

This quilt came from the McCall's Quilting 100th Issue magazine. It was a simple quilt to make and making an American quilt is something I have never done before. I adapted the quilt to use my Accuquilt hexagons cutter. So I sewed strips of fabric together and then cut them with the Accuquilt cutting all of my hexagons at once. then I sewn them together using the sewing machine. I needed to make the blocks a little smaller, but the rest of the quilt was easy to change because it was all straight lines.

This is the back of the quilt. A dear friend gave me a charm packet of American fabrics so I used them and even had a few scraps of the top I could use up.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Tilda w/Small Gift

Tilda with Small Gift is another one of my new stamps. She is Soooooooo Cute! And I had fun coloring her with the muted colors and giving her a Heart Charm.

Copic sketch markers:
Face: E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair: Y23, E51, E53, E55
Clothes: E00, E11, E12, E13, E15, E17
Others: R11, R14, E000
Stamped on Cryogen White, DP The Romantic Collection by Recollections
Big Scalloped Ovals LG by Spellbinders, cork, charm, chain, ribbon, torn book print from my stash.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Tilda With Small Gift

Here is Tilda with her gift. Isn't she just beautiful? And what fun to color and give away. Enjoy

Copic sketch markers:
Face: E000, E00, E11, E20
Hair: YR20, E51, E53
Clothes: E70, E71, E74, E77
Stamped on Cryogen White by Cut Card Stock, DP Fashionably Chic by Recollections,
All other supplies came from my stash.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Dancing Party Tilda

This is Dancing Party Tilda....I just could not help myself.... I had to put a face on her.....I have wanted to do this for a long time. OK it's done now, I can get back to doing Tilda again.

Copic sketch markers:
Face: E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair: E11, E13, E15, E17
Clothes: G21, G24, G40, T1, T3, T5, T7
Stamped on Cryogen White by Cut Card Stock
Pearls and button from Stampin-up, Lace, flower from my stash.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

QT Black & White #5

Well, I finally made it with lesson #5. I have been really slow this week trying to get this up. And promise to do better next time. Don't forget to save all your scraps and miss cut pieces. We will start to use them next time. Here are the next 2 blocks:

This is Flock of Geese
and is found in Judy Hopkins 501 Rotary-Cut Quilt Blocks

And the second block

This is Magic Triangles from Around the Block With Judy Hopkins
Page 84

I did some looking last night and you can still buy both books, you mite have to look for a good deal on the Around the Block book. She also has about 3 more block books that are oldies but goodies that I have never seen before. But remember there are many books out there that have just blocks in them, many with the same name and some blocks have more than one name to too.

When you go into your sewing room how do you find your sewing area? Do you have threads everywhere, little pieces of fabric scatter around that you have sewn on, or do you find more than 1 quilt project at any given time? Check this picture out and see what you do or what you would like to do?

If you choose the 1st one then you are on your way to getting lots done with your time. I start with a basket of pieces that I pins together while watching TV with my husband. Picking up one or two and sewing them to end off those threads when you are piecing your quilt you are working on. I have use my thread to the very best and kept my sewing room clear of those threads everywhere. I picked a project that I really don't want to sew but still want to make, like that drunkards path. Sometime when I don't have anything to do or just feel like sewing, I will sew up a bunch of them. I press them when I press my other project and before long I have made a freebie quilt. The next pictures will show you the ending off and the freebie project I am working on right now. I have a design wall that is about 9 X 10 that I have covered with Warm 'N Natural. For now it is just staple to the wall, maybe one day I will put a wood molding around the edge. My fabric sticks to it very well and I can get away from my project and look at it straight on. You can click on the picture to make it larger.

Tips in scrappy piecing. It doesn't seem to matter how hard you try to do scrappy, when you get it all done and quilted, you set back and look and there they are....the same 2 pieces of fabrics sitting side by side. Because I don't like the headache, this is what I do.

1. use as many different pieces of fabric as you can.
2. cut some of each of the fabric pieces.
3. get a tray or one of your large square rulers and play cards with you fabric and layer different pieces together and use up the pieces you have cut out. I normal don't use the same piece of fabric more than twice.

4. take the tray over to your sewing machine and just sew. Enjoy your time because you aren't worried about the sets you are sewing, you have already sorted them out.

5. find a happy space to iron. I have my iron as far away from my cutting table and my sewing machine as I can put it. It gives me a chance to get up, move around, work out the kinks, and I enjoy my sewing more. I have my music playing there in the corner. Sometimes I get lost in the music. You can see that my spray starch is right next to my ironing board.

6. when you press, press again like you are playing with cards. Do a row, push them to the side of your ironing board and press an other row. After you have fill up your ironing board, cut the threads and make stacks. Pick up the stacks in a different order than what they lay on the ironing board and this will mix the sets up more. I have laid a piece of muslin on my ironing board so you can see what I am doing better. I like having a bright and cheerful ironing board cover.

7. get that tray out again and re stack the next set, not putting the same fabric together.
8. enjoy your sewing again.
9. Press and repeat again until you get your blocks done.

I like to work on about 6 to 8 blocks at a time because it will give me a better mix up of my fabrics. Doing it this way you don't have to think as hard and maybe by not trying as hard you will have fewer same fabrics setting next to each other.

Don't forget you can ask questions on the comments or show us your blocks by using Mr. Links and ENJOY.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Monster Mission

Here we are for Little Miss Muffet Challenge #4 DP & DT with Barbara's New Monster Mission! Isn't he just FUN! He is flying through the sky with the stars and not quite sure how he got there...or how he is going to get back home...just like a boy, hu?

Copic sketch markers:
Monster: E0000, E00, E11, BG10, BG72, BG75, BG78, R81, R83, R85, V12, V15, V17, R20, W8
Rocket: 0, B23, B24, B34, B28, Y23, Y15, YR12, YR16, YR18, YR23
Stamped on Cryogen White by Cut Card Stock, DP from The Far East by DCWV,
Gemstones by The Paper Studio, Adage Ticket by Jim Holtz ,
Ribbon from my stash.

Monster Winds

This little Monster is having soooooo much fun flying his kit. Spring is coming and He just can't wait! This is the brand new Monster Winds from Little Miss Muffet Designs and is ready for Forgotten Scraps Challenge #4 Decorative Paper. Come join us and have some monster fun!

Forgotten Scraps

Copic sketch markers:
Monster: E000, E00, E11, Y0000, Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17, Y19, Y38, R81, R83, R85, G0000, G40, G82, G94, G99
Kit & string: G0000, G40, G82, G94, R89, E50, E51, E97
DP, flowers & twin was from my stash, Buttons from Spampin-up, Classic Scalloped Squares Large from Spellbinders. Stamped on Cryogen White from Cut Card Stock

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Little Miss Muffet

You have got to check this out!
You all know Barbara at Forgotten Scraps and that she has started to draw up the cuties little stamps......Well she has changed the look of her blog and divided the blog up. She has one just for her stamps and challenges and all of them have a new look... For 24 hours she has CANDY she is giving away, so go over the Little Miss Muffet Challenges and sign up as a follower and check out what else she is giving away.

Great Job Barbara. Keep it up!