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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Hey all,
Being without internet the past few days - it has been difficult.  I did get some other things accomplished though so that is a good thing. Spring break has been busy.

Back on line and today I will share a couple of notecards.  

Colored with my SU markers.  I also used pearl stickles on the kiwi green cardstock border.

This one I used my markers again colored right on to the stamp, then huff and stamp.  The dragonfly was colored with stickles.  It looks like a brooch in real.  So sparkly.

Same technique as above.  Stickles were added to the butterflies.
Now that I found my camera, I can go take pictures of the "sneak peak" I shared with you a while ago, and some other things.

Are the trees blooming and sun shining where you are?  A little bit here ~ we woke up to heavy snow falling, then pouring rain and then sunshine.  At least it turned out nice by the end of the day.  Supposed to be sunshine tomorrow too.  

Shae is in a babysitting course for 2 days and I'm in a class all day.  A fun class though:)
 Enjoy your day  

Monday, March 21, 2011

SPRING is here!!!

I have been so bad at blogging; more lack of.  The flu and bronchial infections has gone through our whole family with the last just getting over it last week.  We even thought our daughter had the measles but turned out to be a reaction to something. Not sure what, but it is gone.

Hoping now life can get back to normal.  

I have been getting lots of (mostly) sewing done.  When my mojo goes, it is easier for me to fall back on to sewing projects.  I have been doing it for so much longer it is easier for me sometimes than card making/stamping.  Explains why you sometimes see more of that than cards or papercrafts.  

I will be back to post later. Just wanted to fill you all in and let you know that I haven't forgotten about you.  Life just gets in the way sometimes.  

Hope you are enjoying the sunshine, birds singing, buds are blooming!  Finally!

Thinking of you and I'll be back later........................

Sunday, March 6, 2011

World's Best

I'm still fighting something - coughing and my stuffed up nose.  Hoping it won't stick around much longer.

My daughter comes home the other day from school and informs me that she wants a going away gift for the student teacher her class has had for a while now.  No notice at all!  It just so happens that I was at the fabric store shopping for fabric for some new projects.  My daughter liked the one project I was going to do and since her teacher's favorite color is pink, it was totally perfect.  So I guess I need to get started and this is what I made.
I love this pattern  I have been wanting to do it for a while now and this was perfect.  Teachers always take a lunch so I was hoping she would like it and of course, use it.
It has a drawstring closure on top and the handle just folds over to the side so it is accessible.
And here it is open.  It's actually quite roomy inside.
My daughter chose this embroidery design - so cute. I couldn't find any solid fabric in my stash that would match so I went with the contrast instead.  
I'm really liking it and will definitely be doing some more.  I already got an order from a friend who wants them for her nieces and she will choose the colors and what design to embroider.  I think she will just go with a monogram or cute picture.
OK, here is a sneak peak for another project that I am near done.

Can you guess?  I will leave it here until tomorrow.  I will share it with you when its complete.
Have a great weekend and enjoy the sunshine.  We've got two days in a row now and it's melting the snow!  Could this be the start to Spring?  Sure hope so.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Thank you

I am still alive!  My hubby, daughter and myself have been really sick with some bug.  Body aches, chills, fever, headache - we had it all.  Has to be this nasty weather:)  Actually my hubby brought it home from work and shared it with us.  Such a nice guy huh.  I'm almost over it as well as my daughter.  Just the bronchial cough now.

This is another notecard I made for my stash.  I colored stamp with my markers, huffed and stamped.  Thought it was too plain but I like it now.  Added some stickles to the centre of the flowers (cause I like my bling) and glitter on my butterfly. See it here......

This next one, I honestly didn't know where I was going with it.  I had it all ready to put together and didn't like parts of it.  So punched out some more stuff and pulled out some embellishments.  It wasn't coming together.  Anyway, I ended up with this one.

Still unsure, but sometimes it's better to just leave it alone right? LOL  This image was also colored with markers.  A little bit of stickles was added to the flower.

Saturday, I started my new quilt class and it was so much fun. I didn't get to take any pictures of  my blocks yet, but will be sure to show you.  Then you can see the process as it builds.  Been also working on my previous quilt.  If you scroll down to the previous post, you can see the pictures of the quilts I'm talking about.  Mine are just different colors - TOTALLY different.

Thanks for dropping by and I hope to get back on tomorrow.  It's snowing again but supposed to be sunny and melt it all away.  Just realized that the kids are on Spring break in less than 3 weeks.  I really hope that the weather is decent and springlike by then.


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