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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Monster Love

Today we have Monster Love from Little Miss Muffet Stamps and he is for Challenge #10 Metal Embellishments. Please grab you Little Miss Muffet Stamps and join us in this fun challenge. You can use any stamp, but if you use one of Little Miss Muffet Stamps you have an extra chance of winning.

I have entered at:
Crafting for All Seasons #1 Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter #15 Anything Goes
Bearly Mine Challenge #11 Die Cut & Lace
Scrap Creations, Going Grey- Use at least 3 Different DP
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT #29 Meow, Woof, Roar, Squeak

Copic sketch markers:
Monster: YG25, YG17, YG67, BG10, BG45, BG49, R81, R83, R85, R89
Flower stem: G82, G85
Stamped on Cryogen White by Cut Card Stock, Spellbinders Precious Metals, Decorative Dolly from Die-namics, Big Scalloped Ovals LG from Spellbinders, Prima Rose, DP, charm, ribbon and lace from my stash.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

QT Black & White Quilt #10

We are here today with lesson #10 on the Black & White Quilt, so without are the blocks:

Friendship Chain
Page 120
501 Rotary-Cut Quilt Blocks by Judy Hopkins

Layout for Friendship Chain:

Coxey's Camp
Page 78
501 Rotary-Cut Quilt Blocks by Judy Hopkins

Layout for Coxey's Camp

Broken Star
page 55
501 Rotary-Cut Quilt Blocks by Judy Hopkins

Layout for Broken Star:

Year's Favorite
page 128
Around the Block by Judy Hopkins

Layout for Year's Favorite

The lesson is short and simple...When sewing triangles the sewing machine likes to eat up the points. Some tips and tricks for working with them is to sew off with other fabric or other quilt blocks you are working on. Sometimes it doesn't work that way, so I always lift my presser foot and start sewing right where the 2 pieces of fabric met (at the cross) and sew off the end. Then I press and cut of the tails so my block will look nice and I don't have any extra fabric than I need. The pictures following are samples of different triangles and how they are sewn, pressed and clipped. This first triangle you are starting with a point and ending with a point.

These have a flat end and a point end. It is always easier to turn your piecing and start with the flat end, which put you relaying out your block to make sure you are piecing it right.

I like to chain piece, but sometimes when you are just making 1 block that's hard to do. I will sew in sections too, so if there are multiple sections that are the same, I will sew them at the same time. I like having a little iron and ironing board next to my machine just for these time. Anytime you can save time or trouble with piecing, the more fun the project is. Please enjoy.

Don't forget you can leave a comment , ask a question, or add a picture of your quilt block here...

Friday, May 20, 2011

Agent Cupcake Spotted

Agent Cupcake Spotted is another new digi stamp from Little Miss Muffet Stamps. She's got us with this cupcake and what a fun way to wish anybody a Happy Birthday! I just had to add some eyelashes. She reminds me of my girls when they were little....very girly and so in to it..
You can use any stamp and join in with the fun, but try to use one of Little Miss Muffet Stamps and support Barbara. She has new Digi's stamps coming out every two week. Plus using one of her stamps you have a better chance of winning.

I have entered her at:
Ladybug Craft's Ink TLT #28 Is that oranges I can smell?
Lexi's Creations #40 Spot's &/or Stripes
Make it Monday #37 Favorite
Stamps R Us #21 Goin Digital
One Stitch At A Time #62 Anything Goes

Copic Sketch Markers:
Face: E000, E00, E11, R20, BG72
Hair: E51, E53, E55, YR20
Clothes: YR61, YR65, YR68, T1, T3, T5, T9, W1, W4, W6
Cupcake: YR61, BG10, BG11
Flashlight and cupcake tin: T1, T3, YR20, YR21
Stamped on Cryogen White by Cut Card Stock, Crystal Stickles by Range, Glitter Glue Vernis Paillete by Stucdio G, Spellbinders Label 16, Precious Metals from Spellbinders, Paper Frills by Doodlebug Design inc., cork from QuicKutz, DP is 360 Feuilles-Hojas Super Paper Pad from K&Company.

Close up of Agent Cupcake Spotted:

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Agent Cupcake

Hello, I am Agent Cupcake and I am on a special missing. I need to find all the cupcakes and share them with you.... Little Miss Muffet Stamps has a new line of little girls. They are Secret Agents. Check them out today and tomorrow and see now much fun they are.

I have entered her at:
Craft Us Crazy #8 Spmething New/Favorite embellishment
Shellys Images 5-19-11 Anything Goes
Crafts & Me #35 Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty #53 Anything Goes
A Spoonful of Sugar #152 Anything Goes

Copic Sketch Markers:
Face: E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair: E71, E74, E77
Clothes: YG45, YG67, YG82, E07, E09
Cupcake: R29, E50, YR20, YR23, T1, T3, T5
Stamped on Cryogen White by Cut Card Stock, DP from Far East Mat Stack by DCWV, Ribbon Page Marker from Making memories, Pearls from Recollections, Fair Isle Pendante from Spellbinder

Close up of Agent Cupcake:

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Agent Cupcake Descending and Treehouse Headquarters

Today we are having a sneak-peek for Little Miss Muffet Stamps..... Agent Cupcake Descending and Treehouse Headquarters. Please check them all out on Thursday and Friday this week. Don't tell Barbara but I just had to enter this card at Make it Colorful Dottie Backgrounds, so this card is just for you. The sky has been colored with lots and lots of dots. It was really fun to try this new technique. I used a heavy plastic protector sheets on the back of the first layer, just to give the Agent more support, it wraps around to the back. The brown card stock is on both sides aswell, then I opened it up and stitch through all 3 layers.

Close up of Agent Cupcake Descending,
I even colored her legs so she had her legs covered while she was climbing in the trees:

Second page of the card, here you can see all of the dots:

Close up of the Treehouse Headquarters:

Side view of the card with all the layers:

Copic Sketch Markers:
Tree: G40, YG61, YG63, YG 67, YG99, R02, R05, R08, YR01, YR04, Y18, B21, B23, B26, T0, T02, W1, W4, W7
Sky: B0000, B00, B21, B41
Face: E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair: E51, E55, Y32
Clothes: BG93, BG96, E33, E35, E37, E71, E74, E77, W1, W4, W7, B91, B95, B97
Rope: E31, E35
Stamped on Cyrogen White by Cut Card Stock, DP Stella and Rose by My Minds Eye, Spellbinders Label 8, Edge punch from Martha Stewart, plastic sheet from my stash. I stitched the card together with my sewing machine.

This is the back of the card:

I made top 3 at Make It Colorful....Thanks :-)

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Blog Candy - Extended

Everybody loves Blog Candy and this was some extra that we couldn't let go to waste. ;D So Barbara (from Little Miss Muffet Challenges) and myself have both extended our InLinkz deadlines and will give the rest all away in June! The best news is if you've entered your name in the collection before then it's still there! :D

We have NEW badges on the sidebar that you can grab and here are the basic rules:

1. Become a Follower of this blog
2. Enter your name in the collection below
3. Display the NEW badge on your side bar and enter your name a second time

This collection will be open until Tuesday June 14th and a winner will be posted on this blog on Thursday June 16th in a winning post at Little Miss Muffet Challenges. Remember to visit Little Miss Muffet Challenges for even more candy! Good luck and thanks for spreading the word!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


Cinnamon from Little Miss Muffet Stamps is here for the Challenge Tags/Banners. We hope you will come and join in with us. If you use a LMM Stamp on your challenge you will have an extra chance of winning some of their cute stamps, with new release ones coming out every other week.

I have entered her at:
Skipping Stones Designs #75 Sketch
Timeless Tuesday #117 Anything Goes
Hippity with Ippity Challenge #2 Flowers

Kaboodle Doodles #66 Lots of Layers
Simon Says Stamps & Show - Anything Goes

Copic Sketch Markers:
Face: E000, E00, E11
Hair: E23, E27, E29
Clothes: RV32, RV34, Y32, Y35, Y38
Book: E40, E42, YG61, YG63, YG67
Stamped on Cryogen White from Cut Card Stock, DP Watercolor Bouquet from K&Company, Magnolia Vintage Tag, Fishtail Banner from My Favorite Things, Spellbinders Label 7, Ribbon from Stampin-up, Cork, flower, brad and twine from my stash.

Close up of Cinnamon:

Saturday, May 7, 2011

QT Black & White Quilt #9

We are back with another lesson on the Black & White Quilt. We have 4 more blocks today and the first one is:
Rising Star
page 102
Around the Block

Piecing layout:

The second block is:
Square on Square
page 112
Around the Block
piecing layout:

You just need to remember to sew opposite sides on and then the other 2 side until you have all of the triangles sewn on.
Finished block:

Number 3 is:
Star & Pinwheels
page 238
501 Blocks
piecing layout:

Finished block:

and the 4th block is
page 102
501 Blocks
piecing layout:

And the finished block:

Now we are back to more math and numbers. We just can't get away from the math, but it is easier if we write these numbers down and have them where we need them, when we want them:

Corner and Side Triangles
This is for setting blocks on point:

Enjoy the piecing, we are getting closer to the finished quilt... Don't forget to leave comments or ask questions with the comments and pictures of your quilt block with Mr. Linky. Enjoy....

Friday, May 6, 2011


Another New release from Little Miss Muffet Stamps. This is Sugar and isn't she just a Sugar Pie? She got to get all dresses up in her fancy clothes and hair do just to wish all of you mothers out there a Very Special Mothers Day! She even has her earnings on and her evening bag with pearl tie strings and buttons across the bottom to show her off the very best...

I have entered her at:
Aud Sentiments #27 Mother's Day
Craft Us Crazy #7 Spotlight - Mother's Day
Delightful Sketches - Mother's Day or Someone Special
Rainbow Lady #151 Lady in Red
Ambers Crafts & Stuff #8 Special Lady
Creative Card Crew - for Mom
The Sisterhood of Crasters - Mother's Day
A Spoon Full of Sugar #150 - White & one other color
Clear It Out Tuesday - Ribbon & Trim
Digital Tuesday #109 Ribbon & Lace
My Time to Craft #139 Red & White
Tuesday Throwdown #47 Mother's Day

Copic sketch markers:
Face: E000, E01, E11, R20
Hair: E53, E57, E59
Clothes: R00, R21, R24, R27, R29
Stamped on Cryogen White from Cut Card Stock, 2 Spellbinders Lg Deckled Rectangles and Label Sixteen, 2 Cuttlebug Embossers, Ribbon & Pearls from Stampin-up, 2nd ribbon and buttons from my stash, DP from My Mind's Eye Home.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Anise Basketball

It's New Release Day at Little Miss Muffet Stamps and this is Anise with her Basketball and is all ready to play with you. Barbara was nice enough to color this one for me (Thank you) and please go to Little Miss Muffet Stamps and check out all of the New releases & DT cards today and tomorrow. My tag, cork and ribbon are old and my Imaginisce brad maker and digi stamp are new.

I have entered this at:
Diva by Designs- First ever Anything Goes
Ladybug Crafty #26 - Going Dotty
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goings
Top Tip Tuesday #32 Open Challenge
Tuesday Taggers Try it on Tuesday - Something Old, Something New

Copic sketch markers:
R12, R14, Y21, Y35, Y26, R22, R29, E11, E21, E23, E35, E37, W2, W4, W6, W8, YG 61, YG63, YG67, E08, E09, E18
DP Neighorhood (crak Paper) and my stash. Tag from Jom Holtz, Basketball brad from imaginisce (make your own) Ribbon from Stampin-up, Cork sheet from Quickutz, Stamped and colored on type paper.