I have another quick blog post to share with you today. It's the matching card that I made to go with my niece's purse (see post below this one). I wanted to use some of the fabric that I had left over in the card. I think it turned out so cute. I hope she loves it as much as I do! I had to flip it on it's side and the card size is a bit different, but I used the CPS sketch #202.
Supplies Used: Fabric (Jo-Anns), Nestabilities (Circles and Scalloped Circles), Brads (Making Memories), Patterned Paper (Basic Grey Nook and Pantry), Stamps (Gina K), Ribbon (stash)
And here's the card with the purse. I think they match!
Here's the small purse that I've been working on as a birthday gift for my niece. I'm not sure if owls are trendy or not, but these owls are cute either way! My sewing is getting a little bit better. There are still a lot of flaws on the purse, so don't look too closely. I was going to use fabric for the handles, but was having a hard time. Then I found this wide ribbon that I had saved. It had velcro on it and was wrapped around a blanket that I had. So I cut off the velcro and I think it ended up making great handles for the purse. The owl fabric is from Jo-Ann's Fabric. The inside of the purse is lined with corduroy squares.
It hasn't been THAT long since I blogged... I mean, some people go for months! But I thought since it's been a few days, I would update you one what I've been up to. For one thing, reading! I have read some good books these last few weeks. And then there's this other new hobby I've picked up. Sewing. I have a love/hate relationship with it. And it takes a lot longer for me to actually finish anything then it does when I'm making a card. I am working on a purse/bag as a gift for a little girl. I just have to finish the handles and the closure, then I will be able to show you the whole thing. I've also been working on a quilt...and guess what? I get to redo pretty much everything I already started with that because I messed up the squares (it's my first attempt at a quilt). So that will be a LONG TIME before I show you! But you can see the pieces below. Tomorrow I am hoping to get crafty with the ink and stamps. Today I was browsing around at Limelight because they are closing and had a cart full of stuff...and then I realized I hadn't used what I got last week, so I emptied it (sadly) and didn't buy a thing. Anyway, here's a picture of my latest endeavors...
And for those of you who are interested, I am having a giveaway at my Artfire store, Pieces of Me. All you need to do is look around my store, then send me a link of your favorite card on my Facebook fan page or send me a tweet @klt13. Then you'll be entered to win the card that you choose. Easy! Hopefully I'll have some more crafty goodness to show you soon.
Here is a card that I made for the Gray is The New Black Challenge over on the Moxie Fab blog. I love black and white cards, so I figured that if gray is the new black, I should try a gray and white card. I really like the results. It looks like a very CAS (clean & simple) card. And it is. But the actual making of the card -- not so much. I'm not sure who came up with the CAS term, but I don't like it. So I've been trying to come up with a new word for "simple." Clean and sassy? Clean and somber? Clean and sinfully wonderful? HA! Well, I will keep working on that. But for now, enjoy my clean and not that simple (for me) to make, gray is the new black, card.
I used sandpaper to sand down the gray cardstock (from Core'dinations) to give it a "canvas" look. Then I embossed the three flowers (from Ippity's Faith Blooms) down the side. I stitched around the edges with my sewing machine. Then I added the framed sentiment (frame and stamps from MFT Framed Greetings) to the middle of the card. To try and give this card a little more character, I set the greeting towards the bottom of the card, rather then center it right in the middle (which was difficult for this somewhat OCD person to do.)
There is still time for you to make a gray card too. Visit the Moxie Fab blog for details.
Wait, no keep them open -- otherwise you won't be able to read. :)
I created this card for CPS Sketch #199. I really like how it turned out. I think it may be my favorite card that I've created so far this year (and I think I've created 2 so far). When I was putting the card together I was really surprised at how well I like the orange and plum color together.
Supplies Used: Rubber Stamps (Ippity Faith Blooms; Unity Stamp Co. Moments in Bloom), Patterned Paper (Basic Grey Nook and Pantry), Accessories (Nestabilities Circle, Scalloped Circle, Rectangle; Making Memories Brads; Doodlebug Glitter; Sewing Machine)
Also, here is something I have been meaning to show you. My 6 year old niece made me this nugget tin for Christmas. How cute is this?!
I love that she crafts with her mom (my sister -- the one who got me into all this crazy stamping and scrapbooking stuff to begin with!).
Have you all recovered from your exciting New Year's Eve parties? Jon and I ordered pizza, stayed up until midnight, and headed to bed. Wild, I know! :) So here is a card that I made for the CPS challenge. We could pick any sketch we wanted from 2010. I chose sketch #163.
A few "Pieces of Me": I organize already organized things because I think it's fun. I enjoy paper crafting (scrapbooking, card making, gluing paper, coloring pictures, and so on). I am teaching myself how to sew. It frustrates me to no end. (But, I enjoy it quite a bit.)
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