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I am here to share my creations with you. I love making cards using rubber stamps. I also enjoy quilting whenever I get the chance. You can contact me by clicking on my profile, then you'll see my email. Thanks for visiting.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Pink/brown tote bag for teacher

This is the 2nd pink/brown quilted tote bag I've made. My daughter Erin wanted me to make one for her kindergarten teacher as a gift along with the teacher name frame I made. Erin wanted pinks and browns so I had a lot of extra squares all ready cut out from the previous tote bag I made and it was perfect. All fabrics are 100% cotton. I used Warm & Natural batting.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Teacher Name Frame

I made this name frame for my daughter Erin's kindergarten teacher. I made one last year for my other daughter Kaitlyn's teacher, this one was easier because of less letters. I like the way it came out, although I'm thinking it may need something else. I needed to put Mrs somewhere, hopefully it looks ok where I have it.

Stamps:Headline Alphabet
Accessories:tags on the flip side, star tags, mini silver brads, paper clips, letter buttons
Ink:black stazon
Paper:Target $1 spot dp (school daze)

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Teacher Retirement Quilt Done

Finally the teacher retirement quilt is done. It actually didn't take that much time to make it, I would say approx. 16hrs. I think it came out really good after the washing. I like the wrinkled look to a quilt after it's been washed. The school is wanting to have me present this quilt to my daughter's 1st grade teacher on the last day of school. My husband will do the presentation.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mother's Day gifts

Happy Mother's Day!
These are gifts made by my 2 daughters. Erin who is 5yrs old made the picture frame, plant holder and chick magnet. They are just lovely as can be. Kaitlyn who is 7yrs old made the paper flowers, the book with the songs she glued to the pages that she sang in class, the she painted the flower onto a tile. These are the best gifts.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

FS170 Four Square Friends

Gosh, a tote bag and now a card within a few hours of each other. I watched the movie Grease in between. I was able to play the Featured Stamper tonight and I chose this card by Lori Tecler. I used SU caramel cs as the base. I used a medium square punch on all the squares using My Mind's Eye dp. I used a felt flower, added a pearl brad and a sticky dot for the back and put it on the top left corner of the square. I stamped the sentiment with black stazon.

Stamps:Misc. clear sentiment stamps
Paper:SU caramel, Penny Lane My Mind's Eye dp
Accessories:felt flower, medium pearl brad, medium square punch, sticky dot
Ink:Black stazon

Kitty & Butterflies Tote

I decided I was in the mood to make a tote bag. This is going to one of my pen pals over at Splitcoaststampers and her name happens to be Connie too. (Maybe I should keep this for me, JK!)
I used a fat quarter bundle from Joanns, all prints have gold in the fabric. I had the perfect fabric for the lining which was Christmas fabric that has gold sparkles on cream. It worked out great. All fabrics are 100% cotton and I used Warm & Natural batting for the inside and quilted both sides. I hope she likes it. I told my pen pals that each one of them will be getting a tote bag.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

Well, I waited until the last minute to make my Mother's Day cards. I got the inspiration from one of my pen pals Carrie which you can find her card here. I changed the image and added ribbon. Thanks Carrie.

I started out with GP white cs as the base. I used the MS lace border punch with SU old olive cs. I used the CB Floral folder on GP white cs. I used an old SU stampin' up called Painted Garden I bought at a garage sale for $2.00. I used SU old olive ink and SU more mustard ink on GP white cs. I decided to add ribbon to the bottom, then tie a bow. It was to late to take the ribbon off because I liked the other card when I put the ribbon on the corner. I also used the MS triple butterfly punch with SU old olive cs and added a white mini pearl.

Stamps:SU Painted Garden
Accessories:MS lace border punch, MS triple butterfly punch, CB floral folder, ribbon, mini pearls
Ink:SU more mustard, SU old olive
Paper:GP white cs, SU more mustard, SU old olive

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Teacher Retirement Quilt w/lattice

Well, it's 1:00am on a work night, but wanted to finish the lattice for the teacher's retirement quilt. I will be adding a 1.5" yellow framing and a 3" border for the finish. I haven't decided what color to use for the last border. I'll be using warm & natural for the batting and not sure what to use for the backing. My daughter Kaitlyn's block is the top right hand corner.

Teacher Retirement Quilt In Progress

This quilt is a work in progress for my daughter Kaitlyn's 1st grade teacher who is retiring. My husband and I came up with the idea of making the quilt by asking the 1st graders to draw and sign their individual blocks. The help of Kaitlyn's substitute teacher was a real trooper. The principal of the school found out what we were doing and had the other teachers draw or sign 2 blocks also. The balloon block is the one I made for our family block since I'm putting it together and we had an extra block, it worked out great. The 3rd picture is just a layout of all the blocks and the 1st picture is the lattice work I'm working on. It will have a red lattice between the rows as well. My daughter's Kaitlyn who is 7yrs old and Erin who is 5yrs old helped me layout the blocks and re-organize them too. They love to help mommy sew especially when I have strips left over.

More to come.....

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