Thursday, December 31, 2009

Stitch your stress away.

Hello rubber-blogger-friends - HAPPY NEW YEAR!! I hope whatever it is you've chosen to do this evening that you have fun ringing in the new year (and no drinking & driving!!). I'm posting another quilting card today with my favorite drink actually.......COFFEE. I loved that this was part of Anna Wight's (Whipper Snapper) new quilting stamp sets (Springtime Quilt & Quilting Forever).

I chose to use the Spellbinder square diecut & leave a white edge to each block. I like the embossed edge & the "quilting look" it gives the squares. I also found these awesome little scissors in my stash - aren't they cute?!

Well believe it or designer paper was harmed in the making of this card. Other then the usual Gina K Pure Luxury White cardstock (for colouring with copics), everything else is Stampin Up!

Stamps: Whipper Snapper (Designer: Anna Wight) Paper: Gina K Pure Luxury White cardstock, Whisper White, Close to Cocoa, Baja Breeze Accessories: mini scissor embellishment, May Arts white ribbon & brown ribbon, adhesive pearls Tools: Copics, sewing machine, Shapeabilities – Fancy Tag, Cuttlebug "Swiss Dots" embossing folder Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Look Ma... I'm Quiltin' !!

I find sewing on paper so relaxing. Now sewing on material... well that's just stressful. Being domestically challenged I try to stay away from anything like that... sewing... cooking... you get the idea. Actually, my sewing machine has never touched material. (Maybe I shouldn't brag about that...)

So here's another card using the newest sets from Anna Wight for Whipper Snapper Designs. The quilt block is from Springtime Quilt and the sentiment (love the font!) is from Quilting Forever.

Remember to check out the other samples from the Nov/Dec Feature Designers (links in post below)... and if you're in the mood to grab a coffee and browse a while, be sure to check out the gallery at Splitcoaststampers; keyword WSFD for all designs past & present. If you haven't done so yet, then you're in for a real treat!!

Stamps: Whipper Snapper (Designer: Anna Wight) Paper: Gina K Pure Luxury White cardstock, Whisper White, Bravo Burgundy, Basic Grey Indian Summer (maple sugar) Accessories: mini buttons, May Arts white ribbon,Tools: Copics, sewing machine, Shapeabilities – Fancy Tag Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Monday, December 28, 2009

Whipper Snapper Release Day!!

Okay!! Anna Wight has another 2 of her amazing sets being released today:

As I'm a fan of sewing on cards - there are so many possibilities with these sets and the sentiments are the cutest! Here's a card I made using quilting blocks from each set and the sentiment reads: "Quilting Forever Housework Whenever!"

Don't forget to check out other cards & projects from the November/December Featured Designers:

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CARLA MURPHY (oh… that’s me!)
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Stamps: Whipper Snapper (Designer: Anna Wight) Paper: Gina K Pure Luxury White cardstock, Whisper White, Taken with Teal, Cosmo Cricket (girl Friday) Accessories: Pearl Dew Drops, May Arts white ribbon, orange twine Tools: Copics, sewing machine, Spellbinder square die, Shapeabilities – Ribbon Tag Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Friday, December 18, 2009

A Sugar Nellie Christmas

Quick post to spill some sugar...

I love these Sugar Nellie images - had to buy them the second they came out. They're so fun & easy to colour. What better low-calorie-sugar-treat is there?!! 8)

Hope you are all well during this busy pre-Christmas time. Don't forget yourselves in all the craziness. Nice of you to stop in & thanks so much for your comments in my last post - means a lot!!

1st card -
Paper: Gina K Pure Luxury White cardstock, Bazzell Brown, Certainly Celery & Basic Grey eskimo kisses Assessories: Silk & satin ribbons, glitter Tools: Copic markers, MS leaf punch, Spellbinder Nestibilities, sewing machine Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

2nd card -
Paper: Gina K Pure Luxury White cardstock, Marigold Morning, Riding Hood Red, Certainly Celery, Graphic 45 Christmas Past Collection, Making Memories Mistletoe (whew! whatever happened to "red, green & yellow"?!) Assessories: brads, velvet ribbon Tools: Copic markers, Spellbiner Nestibilities, Cuttlebug embossing folder, sewing maching Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Thursday, December 17, 2009


So, didcha miss me?!! LOL!! Well I haven't been in blog-world for the past 3 weeks because I had something really weird happen. Woke up one morning without vision in my right eye. Scared the pants off me! Anyway after a trip to the hospital (... with my pants by the way...) I had learned that it was a fairly thick cataract and could be fixed with surgery. Whew!! It's very odd for a cataract to come on so suddenly - but it's all fixed now. Actually I was on the surgery table only 3 hours ago and now I'm blogging a couple of Kimmie Christmas cards... couldn't have turned out any better if you ask me!! (can you tell how thrilled I am..........?!!). So onto a couple of Kimmie cards that I've made a while ago.........

I love the playfulness of these Kimmie Stamps. In common for both... they are colored with copics, the Cuttlebug snowflake die & matching embossing folder was used along with a little machine stitching.

Wish I could remember those papers.... let me think.....I know the top one is Basic Grey eskimo kisses, but the bottom one is either Basic Grey or Pink Paislee.

Well off I go... "I can see clearly now... the rain has gone....!!" (Okay... this super cheerful mood has got to go - I'm even annoying myself.)

Stamps: Kraftin Kimmie Paper: Gina K Pure Luxury White cardstock, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery & Basic Grey eskimo kisses Assessories: SU! gr/grain Bashful Blue ribbon, blue silk ribbon, diamond dots, glitter, brads Tools: Cuttlebug snowflake, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Spellbinders Nestibilities, MS snowflake punch Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black