Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Been doing some sewing...

I am officially addicted to my sewing machine. Yep, I will readily admit it. And my poor husband has to put up with me being a half-presence in the evenings when I really get to sit and focus on what I'm doing :-). So I thought I'd do a quick share of what I've been up to... here are the latest sewing projects I've completed.

A new purse design...
A key chain
A checkbook cover

Off to a training on the base today and feeling a little under the weather, so not sure how much I'll get done today but I started my very first ever quilt last night (well...getting the fabric cut for it anyway!) I'll share my progress with it hopefully one day this week! Have a good day, all!!
**I had to transfer pictures of the new stuff and they came out teeny tiny, so when I get home tonight, I'll fix that! Sorry, but you get the general idea for now!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Raspberry Suite Color Challenge 7

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!! Unfortunately our weekend (not to mention the forecast for the rest of the month) is pretty much all rain so no BBQs for us. We did have a fabulous big dinner tonight at Will's request with turkey and mashed potatoes. It was YUMMY. And then I made him some chocolate crinkle cookies-his fave and my first try turned out pretty good. Thank goodness!!

So anyway, on to the challenge...
Another fun one at Dawn's blog. I stepped out of my box on this one and did this shaped card...

I used all PTI supplies on this one. Spring Moss, Avocado, and Raspberry Fizz. Plus the yummy spring moss buttons (love 'em!!) and the new Star Prints stamp set which I can already tell is going to be a favorite with the background stamped in polka dot basics. I punched the stars out and popped them up on pop dots for a little dimension.
Fun to do something a little out of the ordinary. Now it's your turn. Go try out the challenge!!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Raspberry Suite Color Challenge 6

Sorry I haven't posted in a while. Lots happening here in our neck of the woods. We are looking to start building a home with KB so we've been spending a lot of time at the model homes and looking at floorplans, etc. Plus my step-children arrive at the end of the month, so we are preparing house for them and getting some old stuff together for a garage sale. Not much time for blogging, unfortunately. But I have been creating (otherwise I'd go completely crazy).

Another fun challenge over at Dawn's blog. You can find it here.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this one. She has such fun challenges.

Here is my card for this one. I used PTI Berry Sorbet ink, cardstock, and satin ribbon, PTI Aquamist cardstock, and SU Soft Sky, Chocolate Chip, and Whisper White cardstock and ink. The stamp set is PTI's Friends Til The End.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Raspberry Suite Color Challenge 4

A new challenge over at Dawn's blog. It's been a busy week around here with Will being gone again, so it took me a little while to get a card made. Even though I didn't finish it in time, I'm glad I was able to play! These were my wedding colors, so I was excited to play with them again! I used SU paper and inks--soft sky(retired) and chocolate chip and then a combination of SU and PTI stamps and of course the cute little butterfly punch from Martha Stewart.

I'm not sure why photos come out looking so flat on here...I'll have to inspect that. It looks better in real life, though! I think I will give this one to my mom for Mother's Day even though the sentiment is from a Father's Day set...
Thanks for looking and hope you are having a good week! I will be back tomorrow to share some projects I've been working on for Teacher Appreciation week this week!