Thursday, February 19, 2009

{ angie's quilt... officially finished!!! }

I am so excited to finally be able to post this on my blog!!!!! After many months of working on this quilt... it's finally done! This was a slow process for me probably because I'm such a perfectionist and because I was very intimidated by all the steps that go into completing a quilt! However after my Mom showed me how to do the quilting and binding on my Valentine's table runner, it finally clicked for me! So since this past weekend, I've been determined not to put it off any longer, but to tackle the project and get it finished! Here are the pictures... the last picture I took this afternoon after I washed it, so it now has that authentic "crinkly" look that makes a quilt look complete! I think my favorite part of the quilt is the flowers of course! I love doing appliqu├ęs! On the back of the quilt I put chenille, which made it extra soft! It's a different texture than minky(sp?), but still very cozy! Also, my camera doesn't show the true colors because of the lighting, but it's definitely pink... but you get the idea! Anyway, enjoy and tell me what you think!

Friday, February 13, 2009

{hair clips and b-day cards}

Here are my some new hair clips! I had a friend ask me if she could buy some from me after she saw all the ones I had created for Angie. She wanted a set of two that matched and here's what I came up with. They turned out cute and will be perfect for Valentine's day too of course! After getting all the supplies out for her order, I decided to make a few more clips and the ones with the hearts are my favorite! Lastly, here are some birthday cards I made out of cupcake paper I got recently.... I love anything with cupcakes!

Monday, February 2, 2009

{ scrap/guest book & cards }

I realized that this is the only picture I took of the scrap/guest book I made for Brad and Krystal's Wedding/Christmas present. It's not very close up, but hopefully you get the idea! :) I bought a black and white polka dotted 12x12 scrapbook and took out the flimsy white paper it came with and replaced it with 20 white card-stock pages. I then got copies of all of their engagement pictures that Lauren took and matted them with black and red card-stock. I put 1-2 pictures to a page and tried to vary the layouts so they all looked a little different. I also inked all the edges in black ink (their colors were black, white and red) and then to finish each page I put different embellishments next to the pictures. I had ribbon on some, gems, chipboard, staples, paper flowers, etc. They wanted more of an artistic, rustic look instead of classic, so I did lots of inking. Anyway, it turned out great and it was a fun way to make a guest book more memorable. This way people could leave words of wisdom and thoughts, much better than just signatures on a page. Just an idea!

Here are a few of my Christmas cards I sent out... very belated I know, but the cards were sent on time! :) I love these cards because of this Santa stamp! What a great find!