Saturday, February 17, 2018

Quilts at the Art Gallery

I really have been remiss in posting, especially about my quilting.
I am SO loving my quilt classes and learning how to create something pretty as well as useful!
In December-January our local Art Gallery featured our Quilt guild's 25th Anniversary.  I submitted a couple of my first projects and to my shock, I was asked to borrow them for this exhibit!  These ladies I hang out with are so talented, it is a pleasure to learn from them!



Just a few of the wonderful pieces that were displayed...





And my humble work...
One of 4 placemats
 A chenille wall hanging

Hugs!


Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Busy Times

Well another year is well on its way.
I've been creating when I get a chance, learning to create a calming routine, quilting and connecting with friends and family.
I am still making cards at the Vintage Co-Op here in the Soo. and I'm combining jewellery with my cards.  'Cardlery', my husband calls it! LOL!
 Rhonda sells beautiful pieces and some of them are pretty small!  So we thought putting them on a card, ready for gifting would be a great idea.  Pins, charms, earrings and even hair clips!







Let me know if you see something you like!
Hugs!

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Hope this holiday time brings all of you some craft time, relaxing time and family/friend time!

Here are some more cards I created this year for friends and family.

See you in the new year!!!

Thursday, December 21, 2017

It's Almost Here!

Hi everyone!

Well the Christmas season has snuck up on my again this year!
Work hours increased, and preparations for a family Christmas here has kept me busy.
Before my guests arrive, I thought I'd show this year's Christmas Card designs.

I decided to do a foil emboss this year.  Relatively quick and very pretty!



Here are the steps!

Foil adhered in random fashion on cardstock that has double sided tape (sookwang in my case), then passed through an embossing folder and machine. 

 Rub a permanent ink over the raised parts of the embossing
 Cut these panels in half and also cut the layers you will need.  Keep the scraps for the inside!
 Use the green panel to cut a mat for your embossed piece.  Also will save on weight when layering.


Add embellishments and voila!  80 Christmas cards ready to go out! LOL!



Thursday, November 2, 2017

Vintage Christmas

Hello!

I've been busy making cards to sell for the upcoming Christmas season.   Man I dislike that term, but when making things to sell, unfortunately November 1- December 24 is the Christmas season...

I've attacked a pile of vintage cards that were given to me and upcycled them to be able to use today.  The artwork is quite pretty and it seems such a shame not to re-use them!  I cut them apart and add pretty papers, sometimes fibres and Voila!  We have new/old cards!


For all my cards, new or recycled, I try to add a little something of the front of the card to the inside.




Sometimes it's a few strips of the same paper, sometimes a bit more.





Feel free to come down to the Vintage Co-Op on Saturday's from 10-4 to see what new cards I have for sale!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Minion Love

Hello!

As previously mentioned, my sister and I are both Minion lovers:)  I got inspired to make some cards with some sticker sets I found at the store and my own supplies.  These can be used for almost any reason: birthday, thank you, Halloween!  Let me know what you think?




Thursday, September 28, 2017

Giving Thanks

Hello!

Well, we are a week away from the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend.  I regularly try to keep my perspective and be grateful for what I have: family, my husband, my puppy, friends, relatively good health, safety...  Especially with recent hurricanes and storms, I am grateful to be working and have a safe, clean home to be in.

Here are some of the cards I created in this spirit.  Stop by the Vintage Co-Op if you get a chance and check them out!