Wednesday, August 15, 2012

SOUS "Hello"

For this week, we followed a sketch by Leah Schaeffer at SOUS.

I must say, at first this sketch was a real challenge for me.  I had no idea WHAT I was going to make.  But then I reached for some October Afternoon paper and it just started coming together.  Sometimes, that's just how it works. You really have no idea what you're doing and the next thing you know, you've made something adorable.  Sometimes too, my work can be "duds".  But I hope this inspires you to sit at your desk, just let it flow and watch what happens!!!

So here's "HELLO"

The PP is all by October Afternoon.  The title was designed on my SCAL program and cut using my cricut.  The bird is a fabric sticker by Heidi Grace Designs.  I also used machine stitching.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Quilled Horses

Quilled Horses:

A couple years ago, I was commissioned to make cards with quilled horses on them.  I guess she like them cause a couple months ago she asked for 4 more.

I really should name these "War Horses" cause it was a battle getting them going.  First of all, I seriously procrastinated getting started.  Then, when I was ready, I couldn't find my books for designing the horses anywhere!!  A few weeks later they turn up - in a very unlikely place!!!  I spent one morning making the horses and the next day making four cards.  They are all made very similarly with different PP.  I followed the same sketch by Mojo Monday for all four of them.

These two are my favorite pictures of them.  TFL!

PP by MME 6x6 pack Union Square.  I'm nearly out of this pack!  Loved working with it.

PP by MME 6x6 pack Sunshine.

I used to make cards with quilled critters on them all the time.  I stopped doing that for several reasons.  One, mailing them is a challenge.  They get smashed in a regular envelope.  Secondly, I discovered I really enjoyed paper piecing more (plus they do not get crushed).

Saturday, August 4, 2012



I had a special order for 6 cards.  4 cards were to have quilled horses on them - you'll see that later.  The other two were to be "birthday" cards.  One for a "girl" and one for a "boy".

I was stumped on the "boy" card cause I knew she didn't mean little boys. More like a "guy".  So I finally dug thru my pins on Pinterest and voila!!  I am totally thrilled with how it turned out.  Yep, I completely lifted a card someone else had made.  But that's ok.  Sometimes (a lot of times) you just have to do that in order to get moving on projects.

I changed things up a little bit by adding stitching and no embossing.  TFL!

The PP are all by October Afternoon.  The stars and flags were made on my cricut using SCAL.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

SOUS - thinking of you

August 1st SOUS Project:

Thinking of You

This week at SOUS we were to follow a sketch designed by Debbie Burns.  Here's the sketch:

The dog is an svg die cut by Treasure Box Designs.  The PP is by MME 6x6 pack "sunshine".  Textured the background paper with embossing dots thru my cuttlebug.  The dog is also sitting up on pop dots.

This card was also made for a coworker of mine whose friend recently lost a beloved pet.  If you have been following my blog this whole time, you already know that I work with animals and tend to gravitate towards making cards with a critter on them.  Plus, when I get a special order, it's what my gals want!!