Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Split Personality

My sister requested this quilt. She wanted a quilt to take to tailgates. The problem was that our side of the family are A&M fans, but her husband's family are LSU fans. Her idea was to have one side supporting the Aggies and the other side supporting the Tigers.

I included a double layer of batting with a layer of vinyl tablecloth material in between. I wanted the waterproof layer so that the entire quilt won't get soaked when laid out on damp grass. I tied the quilt with gray thread on the A&M side and yellow thread on the LSU side to limit the number of holes in the vinyl.

Overall, I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out even though I hit several snags making it. (:

Sunday, October 27, 2013

September Blocks

So, this summer I decided to start going to the local quilt guild meetings. They have been doing a block swap this year. September was the first month that I was able to make blocks to contribute. Each person gets to pick a theme or color combination and everyone makes a block for them. All blocks are 12.5".

The first was a color combination of red, black, and white. I used one of the modern quilt blocks from Tula Pink's book.

The second had a southwestern theme. I designed this block myself.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Ceiling Tile

Starting this year, seniors can choose to buy a ceiling tile to decorate once they make a decision on their after graduation plans. A few of us teachers got to decorate one for ourselves as an example for the students.  Here's mine:

Sunday, October 20, 2013

With Sympathy

I love how this card turned out. Simple but elegant. I adore this color combination too!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Saturated Canary Thank You

I love this image from Saturated Canary. I don't have the right copic colors to color hair yet, so I used the same techniques with colored pencils.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Welcome Baby

I love the Oh Baby stamp set from Avery Elle. I wanted a retro new baby boy card without using traditional baby boy colors. 

Friday, August 2, 2013

Simple Thank You

I was inspired by a card on Pinterest that used a chevron embossing folder. It had a few colors cut out and put back together.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

10 min Challenge

I finally was able to complete the 10 min challenge! The 10 min challenge is to make a complete card in under 10 min. Mine was just under, but I made it!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

SCC2 Week 3 Challenge

The challenge this week is to try something new. I decided to try copic coloring. I've tried copic coloring in the past, but never with much success. I've be practicing, so I thought I'd try it out for a card. I just love the cute animals from Paper Smooches. I added glossy accents for his eyes and tongue, white enamel on the thought bubble dots, and black enamel on his nose. I'm very pleased with the way it turned out. (:

Friday, July 19, 2013

SCC2 Week 2 Challenge

This week's challenge was to use holiday stamps in a non-holiday way using the color combination for the week.  I used the Day of Gratitude Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Summer Card Camp 2 Week 2

This card was requested by my mom. I had to print the sentiment because I don't seem to have any stamps with numbers or the word welcome (might have to change that soon). I stepped out of my comfort zone after seeing Jennifer and Kristina play with distress inks so much. I used this week's color combination and one of last week's sketches.


And the inside:

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Summer Card Camp 2 Week 1

So, each week there is a different color combination and some sketches for inspiration.  I'm not gonna lie, this week's colors were a stretch for me. I still feel like my card needs something, but overall I'm happy with it. I used the second sketch and added a dark brown as my neutral.

And here's my card:

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Summer Card Camp 2 Challenge 2

The second pre-class challenge is a sketch challenge.

My card uses stamps and supplies from Simon Says Stamp and Stampin' Up!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Summer Card Camp 2 Challenge 1

I'm participating in the Summer Card Camp 2 over at Online Card Classes. It hasn't started yet, but they've got a couple of pre-class challenges going on. The first is a color challenge, using at least four of the colors.

My card uses supplies from the June 2013 monthly card kit from Simon Says Stamp.