Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Quilting: Bloom Block Five and Six WIP

I hope you are all doing well. I just wanted to post an update on my Bloom Block Sew Along. Well, I can say that I am already behind, but it's been a busy week. Hopefully, I'll be done with these two blocks before next week and be working on block seven! Crossing my fingers!

As you can see I was able to work on my applique pieces this morning for block five. I'm out of the background fabric for these blocks, but it's on the way, yay! In the meantime, I'll sew up the Bloom applique pieces. I'm enjoying the process of sewing these little guys, I feel like I'm getting better at it.

Here's a photo from Lori Holt's blog on what the quilt should look like after all the blocks are completed. If you're interested in sewing or quilting (and haven't visited before) I would encourage to take a tour of her blog, she has a lot of great tips, tutorials, projects and photos of what she has made.

Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Stampin' UP! Weekly Deals

Every Tuesday there are amazing deals on select products. The product offering changes each Tuesday; be sure to check what's on sale. Click here to see this week's products.

Also, don't forget Sale-A-Bration is still going on until March 31st. You can earn free product with every $50 purchase.

Here is a quick card project that I made with one of the a free stamp sets I earned called "Botanicals For You".

I used cardstocks and inks; Watermelon Wonder and Cucumber Crush. I also used the embossing folder Decorative Dots, gold and silver Glimmer Paper and Metallic Foil Doilies. Other ink colors are Pool Party, Blushing Bride and Crushed Curry. Embellished with Jewels Basic Pearls.

Thank you for stopping by and have a beautiful day!

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Your Paper Pantry February Card Swap

This month I'm in a card swap over at Your Paper Pantry. The theme is winter, and it's a post card. I haven't made a post card before, but should be easy, no different than a card. But it took me awhile to get my creative idea down, but here it is. 

It should measure 4x6 and on the backside and it needs to have the post card stamp, well I don't have that stamp, but I did manage to find a digital stamp on Pinterest. We need to make two cards to swap, but I always make an extra for the hostess. This was a fun project to make, because it was sort of a challenge for me and I was able to use my new framelits, Cups and Kettle Framelit Dies. I also made envelopes to match.

The postcard digital stamp is from When I can find the direct link, I will post it. Yay, I found it! DIY Paper Reindeer and Postcard and Tag. She's very creative, a lot of adorable projects, too!

Join the fun at There's a lot of inspiration, challenges and swaps. Also, a great way to make new friends online!

Thank you for stopping by.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Zoo Babies and Sweet Li'l Things

Hello, today I have a cute card share with Zoo Babies stamp set and Sweet Li'l Things Designer Series Paper. These little cards came together quickly. They would be perfect to include a gift card or attached to a package for a baby shower. I made the coordinating envelope with the envelope punch board.

These cards measure 3 1/4" x 4 1/4", I cut the card stock 6 1/2" x 4 1/4" and then fold in half. I cut another piece of card stock 3" x 4", I stamped the sentiment and dry embossed the top half with Decorative Dots embossing folder. I added the ribbon and then mounted it onto the card base. I stamped the monkey and toucan on very vanilla card stock and then punched with circle punch. I punched another coordinating piece of card stock with scallop punch. I used Stampin' Dimensionals to mount onto card. As you can see this is a very simple card. I'll list the products I used below.

Zoo Babies stamp set   130456
Sweet Li'l Things DSP   138447
Pool Party, Very Vanilla, Hello Honey, Watermelon Wonder card stock
Hello Honey (133643) and Watermelon Wonder (138323) ink pad
1 3/8" circle punch   119860
1 3/4" scallop punch   119854
Decorative Dots embossing folder   133520
Whisper White ribbon   134573
Stampin' Dimensionals   104430
Envelope punch board   133774
Big Shot   113439

Thank you for stopping by and checking in on what I'm creating.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Stampin' UP! Weekly Deals

Hello, just wanted to post the weekly deals over at Stampin' UP! I love the envelope punch board. Check out some of the projects I've made with the punch board. Plus I use the pansy punch numerous time.

Weekly deals for Feb. 16 - 22

Every Tuesday there are amazing deals on select products. The product offering changes each Tuesday; be sure to check what's on sale.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Bloom Sew Along, Weeks Three and Four

Hello, I just wanted to give you an update on my blocks and I'm finally caught up today! Well, block five starts today, so I hope to get started on that soon. I'm still working out my mess ups, but give me time and I'll be able to get through these easily. I love the vintage look of these fabrics, Calico Days by Lori Holt. The fabrics coordinate with each other, so you really can't go wrong matching all the different pieces to make a block.

Block three

Block four

You can follow and check others quilters progress on instagram. It's so nice to see how others are doing.

Take care, see you tomorrow!

Monday, February 15, 2016

Paper Pumpkin February 2016

Yay! The Paper Pumpkin kit is here. Well, I haven't received mine yet, but it's on the way. Here is a video demonstration on what comes in this kit. I saw some sneak peak photos the other day and I just love it, can't wait until I receive it and start creating. Contact me to get your 3-month Paper Pumpkin subscription for just $55 and instantly qualify for a FREE Sale-A-Bration item.

Have a great day!

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Happy Valentine's Day!

Yesterday, I spent the day with my cousin Chris, and we had a fun day sharing decorating and crafting ideas, as well as driving around town looking at some awesome houses, went to a antique shop and stopping for lunch for some delicious sandwiches at a local deli. I brought her some little Valentine gifts for the family. She, of course, took a beautiful photo to share on Facebook. It just made it more special! It made me realize that the small things can brighten someones day .... and enough to share with their friends. 

Pictured are January Paper Pumpkin and Valentine's Day treat bags idea I found on Pinterest, Julie's Stamping Spot. These treat bags can be made for any occasion by just changing the cardstock and designer papers you use. Oh yes, don't you love my cousin's table arrangement?

Have a beautiful day and as always thank you for visiting.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

My quilt blocks

Hello, I know it's been awhile, but I've been busy planning projects for work and trying to keep up with Lori Holt's Bloom sew along. Yikes, how do quilters do it. It's been a real challenge for me and it's just a block a week and it really shouldn't be that difficult. Of course, I haven't sewn in awhile so it hasn't been easy for me. I did my applique with the blanket stitch, but some pieces I ended up doing by hand, just because I need more practice.

Block 1

Block 2

I'm almost done with block 3, but I should be on block 4. I have a four day weekend, so I'll have to do some serious catching up and hopefully get started on block 5.

I wish you a wonderful weekend and Happy Valentine's Day!
Thank you for stopping by.

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