Friday, February 19, 2010

New! New! New!

I actually made a couple of new cards last night! Woo Hoo! Came home from my SU workshop and brought out the sewing machine for another try! You can tell my sewing isn't perfect BUT after many many previous attempts... these are the first two that I felt okay going ahead and using! They were actually my only two attempts last night so... go me! Maybe I have finally figured out how to sew... Thanks Sarah! :) Next attempt ... I will try to just rotate my paper around and sew all the way around without taking it out. I hope it will look much better! I hope! :)

I also played with my new SU Bird punch!! Love that thing!

Sarah is a friend of mine and is an awesome sewing teacher! One of these cards I made just for her so... now, Sarah, you know what your Thank you card looks like! Ha! And... you will finally get it!

Sarah got a group of women together, at her house, the weekend before my surgery and all of the ladies worked together to make me a beautiful quilt. I will add a picture of it later. Once Michael gets home ... I will get that picture made and post it (and email them to you, Sarah... finally)! Such a sweet thing to do! I will never be able to express my appreciation! :)

Okay... here are the pics! Michael got home as the sun was setting so ... may have to try again tomorrow! But for now... here is a shot of the front, back (which has handwritten verses and hand drawn flowers) and then my silly husband wanted me to take a pic of him! :)

Anyway... I hope you are all having a great Friday! Sun is shining here and it is 50 degrees... feels almost like summer after the weather we have been having! Loving it! :)

Carver and I went to Pump It Up this morning and now he is officially worn out and is napping! I am worn out too but there is no nap for a stay at home mommy! Too many clothes to wash and iron! :)

Peace and Love!

Supplies: Sew sweet
Paper - Cosmo Cricket Material Girl line, Kraft (PTI), white (staples)
Other - Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type alpha stickers and Material Girl chipboard, Twine (PTI), sewing machine

Supplies: Hey There
Stamps - Big and Bold Wishes (PTI)
Paper - Kraft, Rustic Cream, Raspberry Fizz, and Ripe Avocado Bitty Box (PTI), Welcome Neighbor Designer Paper (SU)
Ink - Crushed Curry (SU)
Other - Kaiser Rhinestone, sewing machine, Two Step Bird punch (SU), SU Dimensionals


Vanessa said...

These cards are super, Kelley! Love your stitching, it adds the special something to them! Can`t wait to see the quilt - what a wonderful gesture! Have a great weekend my friend!!


Carly said...

That bird and branch card is too cute! Charlene just posted a card today using that SU! punch as well and between you and her I now of to buy it! Enjoy the gorgeous day!

Karen said...

Great cards!! I LOVE that paper on your first one.....I think I need to reach out and get me some! lol And also loving that paper pieced bird....especially her branch!

I hear ya on the nap thing!!! But, at least Carver was worn out for a good nap. Even with no nap, sometimes, I just enjoy the quiet of Others napping!! I never knew I liked quiet until after I had kids!! lol :>

Courtney Baker said...

Cute! Cute! Cute!

Sara said...

So how late did you stay up making these cards? Haha! They were well worth staying up until any hour. So cute!

Sarah Craig said...

You are too sweet!! Love the cards, and I need to take a look at your sewing machine! But perfection is highly over-rated......;-)

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

fun cards and love the quilt! What wonderful friends you have!

Janelle said...

Great cards, Kelley! I bought that bird punch, too. Just haven't posted the cards I made with it yet. Soon... And, what a sweet quilt your friends made for you. A very special item to be treasured, for sure! Enjoy your weather -- hopefully it's going to be as nice in Tennessee as it's supposed to be in NC this weekend! (Isn't it amazing how warm 50 can feel?)

Sarah said...

WOW!!! Awesome quilt.
Such a beautiful gift for you.
Your cards are wonderful and I think the sewing is perfect. You don't need to sew through the end....just stop right before the corner and keep the needle in the paper...lift the foot and turn the card...then put the foot down and off you go. I am sewing challenged LOL but that part is not too hard.

AnitaRex said...

No nap for stay at home mommy? What? I say "I am a stay at home mommy so I need a nap!" :> Love that quilt so awesome that you are blessed by friends who would do that for you! How awesome! And your hubby is so funny! Love that bird punch! Such cute cards! I will be tackling trying to sew too one of these days, I bet there are good videos on youtube too!

Alison F. Collier said...

LOVE your cards and that husband of yours! I may purchase me a "kiddie" sewing machine just for card making purposes and NO other! Love ya!

Ann said...

LOVE that bird punch...I just got mine (it was on back order for quite a while)...your cards turned out so cute!

Winter said...

Too cute! I love the fist one so much! The papers are great! And what a pretty quilt! :)

~kelly marie~ said...

Such fun cards!! I love the sewing! And that quilt is gorgeous! What a beautiful gift!

Kimberly said...

Love those cards!

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Stephanie said...

Your stitching looks great, which reminds me that I have two thank you's that I need to stitch so I can send them out.

and what a beautiful quilt...what a wonderful idea to incorporate all the handwritten verses & messages. i know you'll treasure that forever :)