Monday, March 31, 2014

Giraffe Baby Quilt

I have a different craft to share with you other passion....quilting.
I made a quilt for a young couple who have been trying for years to have a baby. I can't imagine the anguish that would come from not being able to conceive a child. So I made them a quilt to celebrate their little one that is arriving in April.

Here are my steps from beginning to end! First the fabrics and the pattern. I saw this fabric and pattern on a site and fell in love with it. I couldn't find it anywhere locally, so I ordered a jelly roll and a layer cake from ebay. My friend ordered the yardage for the back from another site.

The little giraffes are just adorable!

Here are my cut pieces....

And then the sewing begins....

Strip piecing ready to iron seams open....

The squares are complete....

Aren't they adorable?

Ready to add the plain squares....

And the finished quilt....

A very talented lady did the machine quilting for me. I just love how it turned out!

My husband gave the quilt to the expectant father and he and the mommy to be were very happy with the gift.

Be sure to always count your blessings!

Have a craft filled day!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Snow in Love

I have one more winter/snowy layout to share today. For this layout I used a sketch from Scrapmuch? Sketch-y Friday from March 21.

Here is my layout....

I added machine stitching for the circles.

My daughter cut me the snowflakes with her Silhouette.

Products used - Paper by Bo Bunny, buttons by Pebbles and Thickers.

Here is the sketch....

Have a great evening!!!

I'm 5 Now!

Here is a layout I created of our grandson's birthday. He is so proud that he is 5!

He told his Dad that he couldn't wear size 4 clothes anymore....just size 5!!!

I used the March 15th Sketch from Colorful Creations. You can find the info here.

I am also linking this up with My Mind's Eye challenge for March. The challenge is to use at least 3 different washi tapes. I used 7 different ones! You can find the info here.

Other products used are a balloon sticker from Carta Bella.

Stay crafty!

Snow Fun

I have a few posts to share with you today! The first is a winter layout....I figured winter isn't going away, so as the saying goes if you can't beat them....join them!

Here are my daughter and grandson enjoying the snow hills!

I used the sketch from My Creative Sketches

Here is the sketch....

Thanks for stopping by....

Monday, March 17, 2014

You & Me

Today I have a layout to share from a sketch from Let's Get Sketchy Sketch A Thon Hop #2. You can find all the info here.

Here is my layout....

The extra challenge that Laura asked for was to use some wood elements. I used wood background paper & clothespegs by Recollections, & the ampersand from Basic Grey.

Other products used are Carta Bella paper, Queen & Co. twine, Thickers, Authentique Petite numbers & Martha Stewart White Texture effect with a Heidi Swapp stencil.

Here is the sketch....

Saturday, March 15, 2014

St Patrick's Day Birthday Card

I would like to share a card that I made for our daughter's boyfriend, who celebrates his birthday on St. Patrick's Day.

Kevin will be 26 on St. Patrick's Day, so I added Thickers numbers which were the perfect shade of green!

I made the clover leafs with heart shapes that I cut out with my Cricut. And the Happy Birthday is a fabulous thin die, that cuts perfectly every time!!

Products used.... Paper - DCWV - Mod Retro Stack
                          Card & Envelope - The Paper Studio
                          Rhinestone - Marcella
                          Ribbon - American Crafts

I am submitting this to: Catherine & Cathy Create for Luck O' The Irish
                                  Make My Monday - Spring
                                  Red Carpet Studios - Challenge 65 -The Lucky One
                                  More Than Favours  - St Patrick Day
                                  Amusing Challenges - Anything Green

Have a wonderful St Paddys Day!

1st Snow - March 15 Stuck?! DT Reveal

It's the middle of March and time for a new sketch for Stuck?!- you can find all the info here.

I completed my layout quite a while ago and was inspired by the lovely pictures I had taken of my daughter at the first snowfall last November! Well needless to say, anyone in Southern Ontario is mighty tired of the snow, now that it is mid March and we haven't seen the grass since that first snowfall!!!!

Here is my layout.....

I love these Echo Park - Let it Snow papers!!

And don't you just love these wood snowflakes? The large ones from Paperchase and the small from Stockade.

My daughter cut out the snowflakes with her new Cameo!

Other products used  - misc washi, buttons & twine.

And here is the sketch from our talented Laura Whitaker......

The two sponsors for this sketch are Scrapmatts who are offering a chipboard prize pack valued at $20.00 to one lucky participant!

And the second sponsor is Crazy Monday Scrapbooking Kits who are offering a Project Life prize pack valued at $40.00 to a second lucky participant!

WOW!!! Those are two fabulous prizes, so be sure to link up your layout by March 29th for your chance to win!!!

Have a scrappy weekend!!!

Friday, March 7, 2014

All Bundled Up for Family Day Fun

Well today has been a more seasonal day....thank goodness. It didn't ever seem like winter was going to let go this year. My layout today is a winter one...

We had a fabulous time sleigh riding on Family Day!

I used the sketch over at Let's Get Sketchy for their 2nd Birthday Blog Hop. You can all the info here.

And here is the sketch....and it was stipulated to add some stitching to the layout.

I used Fancy Pants & My Mind's Eye paper, Zva Creative Bling, Michaels' Bling and
 W R Memory Keepers floss.

Have a crafty day!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Scrap Pink for a Cure

My second post today is also for the Let's Get Sketchy - Sketch A Thon Blog Hop and you can find all the information here.

This layout is near and dear to our hearts. I have attended all three of Scrapmuch? Scrap Pink fundraising crops. It is a great event!

My journaling......Four generations of family & close friends scrapping for a cure.....Sept 2012.

And here is the sketch.....I only used one photo, I printed it large and cropped it down 
so everyone was in one photo.

The stipulation for this layout for Melissa was to use an older line of papers. I used Teresa Collins - Timeless. I also used Prima Bling, Thickers, DCWV Rub Ons.

Have a crafty day!