Wednesday, February 7

CHARITY QUILTS


HEY BLOGGIES,

I have been holding beginning quilting classes for ladies in my church and together we are making some charity quilts.

The first meeting I made sure they all knew the difference between ironing and pressing.  Then we cut 2 1/2" strips and started making rail fence blocks.  Got a lot done and also some took them home to sew together.

 Here are the long strips at the top and bottom, and the first ones cut into blocks.  We are having such a fun time meeting, talking, laughing, and getting a little bit of sewing done!!

Sunday, January 7

THIS IS THE SEASON FOR QUILTING

HEY BLOGGIES,

It seems that my 9 year hobby of paper crafting has run out of steam for now.  So after many months of wondering what my next hobby focus will be, I decided to start making CHARITY QUILTS again.

If you look at the top of this website, you will see I have been making them off and on for several years.  And now I have the quilt bug again and am starting a monthly get together for friends to come over and we will teach those who are new to quilting OR sewing as well as feature a block each month.

After each month we will turn in our blocks and will make quilts for CHARITY.

Stay tuned for what happens next week in our group.

BYE FOR NOW.

TXJennyWren

Wednesday, August 16

BIRTHDAY STAIR STEP CARDS

SIZZIX DIES used to make this pretty birthday card.



I used some retired SU! designer papers and card stock.  These are so fun to make.


Hope you enjoyed these cards.

Friday, June 9

FLIP IT CARD

HEY BLOGGIES,

So sorry I have not been posting anything lately.  VERY VERY busy with spring chores here on the ranch.  I cleared, raked, disked and planted our new 1 1/2 acre field for the horses.  That was a monumental achievement for sure.

My friend, Dee and I made some cards today. Here is a fun flip-it card we made.

The Flip-Its Die for the card base, and the layers is from Stamps of Life.  The flower/swirl on the circle is from The Swirly Birds Bundle, Stampin up.

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You can see on the inside I put the sentiment and some additional leaves.  The sentiment is from retired SU stamp set Lovely Amazing You.  The DSP is also retired from SU.


One more look.  Oh, I used Sweet Sugarplum for the base color and Powder Pink, the new In-Color from Stampin Up.

Thanks for stopping by.


Wednesday, March 22

COLORING, WATER PAINTING, EMBOSSING

HEY BLOGGIES,

I have another coloring piece for you.  This time I have just completed the piece, not the total card.  Still thinking about what I want to do with the card itself.

 I used a retired set called BEST THOUGHTS.  I love the beautiful BIG flower in this set, as well as the butterfly and two sentiments.  Notice I did a background water wash with a light blue tint.

 First I stamped with VersaMark and then heat embossed with Gold Detail EP.  I used Spectrum Noir markers.  I also used Sweet Sugarplum marker from SU.  The purple-ish dots on the stamens are actually Dazzling Details droplets - just a glittery shine with dimension.  They don't show very well in a photo, but they look wonderful in person on this art piece.



Thanks for stopping by to see more coloring.

Tuesday, March 14

COLORING SPRING FLOWERS FOR A CARD TODAY

HEY BLOGGIES,


I tried a new technique with my coloring today.  I colored AROUND the main image to make it stand out, leaving the main image white!!  And guess what...I think it worked very well!!



I tried so very hard to catch the Wink of Stella sparkle in my photos and finally caught it in this last photo!!

Thanks for visiting!!  Come visit again, ok?