Thursday, June 16, 2011

Making cards with a baby

In case you were wondering....No I have not been making cards since I had my baby. I just stocked up and made a bunch before I went into labor so I would have a bunch made. I haven't had my craft table up for a few weeks now. We will be moving to Florida on June 28th so I will not be posting for a little while. I promise I will start back up once we get settled. Thank you so much for reading!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Fun with brads

Did you ever have a piece of fabric or paper that you loved so much you didn't want to use it? Well that is how I feel about these brads. They came in a pack with other brads that have really pretty colors and fun designs. My Mother in law sent them to me and I would get them out and look at them but never use them. They were too cool to use. I know...I'm nutz! Well I finally used some. I actually picked out the brads and then picked the paper. Usually you pick your embellishments to match the rest of your card but I did things a little backwards this time. The thanks is embossed and then I ran an ink pad over the top. Just lay the piece of cardstock flat on a surface and hold the ink pad parallel with the surface of the cardstock and gently rub back and forth and there ya go~

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Same layout...Different Look

I used the same layout for these cards and I even used the same paper but I was able to get a different look by just changing up the embellishment on the left. You don't have to make every card really different. If you find a layout you like or paper you like just make a bunch of the same or change it up just a little bit.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Paper Pieced Table Runner

I paper pieced another table runner. I had a very generous friend give me some fabric so I wanted to thank her for her kindness. I used the same book I've used for my other paper pieced projects. This time I did the Utah Star pattern. It was a lot of fun to work on. My Mom machine quilted it for me. She is really awesome at free motion quilting. I had this finished before I had my baby :)

I probably won't be posting every day for awhile. My husband is still waiting on job offers and we welcomed Bennett William Kennington to our family on June 2nd. He weighed 7 lbs. 10 oz. He was 21 inches long. He is such a peach. I'm smitten!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Still waiting

No I haven't had my baby yet. I'm still just waiting. My Mom is here though so we are having fun. I'm working on a table runner. It is almost finished. I'll be sure to post pictures of it eventually :)