It’s Been Forever and the Baby Quilt is done!

July 15th, 2017 klwade Posted in Crafts, Quilting No Comments »

It has been a while, sometimes I forget that I have a blog.  Not that I have any followers, but it is nice to know there is place to put all my ramblings and crafts.

So I just finished the baby quilt for my Great Grand niece.

Now that makes me sound old, but really, the all just stated when they were young….really.

So this new member of the family is my sisters oldest daughters, daughters, daughter.

Or my nieces daughter had a baby.  Which ever helps you figure out the connection.

I decided to make a baby quilt.  I have been quilting more and more and really trying to do free motion quilting.  Basically I am really bad at it, but one has to practice to learn to do this.

 

 

This is the little gem.  The middle was a little bland so I added a little bird.

It was still bland so I added the embroidery.    I swear the embroidery took longer than putting the quilt top together.

As you can see I did some stippling in the white area around the bird.

I then added some walking foot work.

 

Speaking of walking foot, the Craftsy class by Jacquie Gering is awesome.    This is one of my favorite classes and has taught me so much.  Especially since I was afraid to free motion, using the walking foot was less scary.

I added in some swirls and other designs.   But please do not look closely at my work.

and finally I made a special tag

I finally mailed it off today, cannot wait for her to get it.

 

I also mailed a crochet baby blanket my Mother made.  When she died I found a collection of baby blankets that she made.  I decided to keep them and give them out to my families future generations.  It means so much to know my Mom can still give the baby blankets to the new little ones.

 

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Last week of Camp Create – I finished!

August 17th, 2016 klwade Posted in Cardmaking, Crafts No Comments »

Well I finished the camp create challenge!  Whoo Hoo!!!

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You can see more detail on the cards by clicking on the picture.

Monochromatic Magic

coral mono with symbol

Awesome Ombre

Birthday Wishes Balloon with symbol

Remarkable Resist

Awesome Scary with symbol

Divine Dry Embossing

Bird emboss with symbol

 

Stunning Shadow Stamping

Shadow Stamping with symbol

 

Last but not least,

the Camp Farewell Bonfire

 

Thinking of Ewe with Symbol

 

Thanks for looking at my creations!   I had an awesome time at camp!

 

 

 

MFT Camp Create – Day Six Stunning Shadow Stamping

August 17th, 2016 klwade Posted in Cardmaking, Crafts 1 Comment »

I had just did a shadow stamping card for my Tim Holtz class, so I was familiar with the technique.

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring Flashy Florals stamp set and Thanks & Hello Die-namics #mftstamps

I love Stephanie Klauck’s card, but I wanted more color to mine.  So I decided to use Kraft cardstock and use multiple colors of ink.

For those who do not have the My Favorite Things Hybrid Stamp pads, I highly recommend them.  The colors are so bright and the ink is so juicy.   Sometimes I will get an ink pad and will be so disappointed that I can hardly get any color from them.  These inks ROCK!!!!

Shadow Stamping

 

To highlight the card, I embossed the secondary images in Liquid Platinum embossing powder.

You can see the embossing better in this highlight.  I used the trick I learned in class about using a glue pen to make small dots and add embossing powder on it.

close up shadow stamping

Thank you so much for looking at my creations.

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MFT Camp Farewell Bonfire – Single Layer Savvy

August 17th, 2016 klwade Posted in Cardmaking, Crafts No Comments »

Stephanie Klauck again wowed me her cute card.   I love how she tried to make the card look like a coloring book for children.

Very cute!

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring the You're Rawr-some stamp set and Blueprints 21 Die-namics #mftstamps

I ended up making a scene with the adorable lamb set.  I probably could have used the little hearts coming from the jumping lamb but did not think of this until I was posting the picture.

As a side note.  Do not wear a new blouse when using Copics.  As luck would have it, I pulled out a copic and the lid got stuck in the case, I accidently dropped the capless copic marker on me and smeared dark green ink all over my blouse.  I am sure if I was wearing some old shirt it would have never happened.   Ugh!

Thinking of You

 

Thank you for looking at my creations.

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MFT Camp Create – Day Four Divine Dry Embossing

August 17th, 2016 klwade Posted in Cardmaking, Crafts No Comments »

Well I thought I had seen every trick in the book, but this technique is not something I have ever tried.  Karolyn Loncon made this adorable dragon card and it just warms my heart up!   I love how she embossed the shaded frame wehre the dragon sits.  It is just awesome!

Handmade card from Karolyn Loncon featuring Birdie Brown Magical Dragons stamp set and Die-namics, Stitched Mini Scallop Rectangle STAX, Blueprints 15, Blueprints 18, and Tag Builder Blueprints 5 Die-namics #mftstamps

I really liked her background so I ended up doing the same thing.  I had not used this bird stamp set as of yet, so I thought he would look great on this background.

I used Copics and remembered reading somewhere that if you shade with gray and then add red over the shading, it makes the red blending look better.  I tried it and it worked.   I always have a hard time blending red.

Bird emboss

Thank you so much for looking at my creations.

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MFT Camp Create – Day Three Remarkable Resist

August 17th, 2016 klwade Posted in Cardmaking, Crafts No Comments »

Stephanie Klauck made this awesome card using emboss resist.   I did not buy this stamp set and now I am thinking I should have!    Yikes, that happens to me all the time.

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring Birthday Speech Bubbles stamp set #mftstamps

Well I have come to the conclusion that I do not own many solid images.   I really wanted to showcase the wonderful products from My Favorite Things (as it is their challenge, you know) and I was sorely missing solid stamps.  I did find some Halloween sayings that were sort of solid.   It ended up working out ok.    I found some Halloween sequins from Lucy so I was able to add a small pumpkin and spider.   EEK!!!!

Awesome Scary

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MFT Camp Create – Day Two Awesome Ombre

August 17th, 2016 klwade Posted in Cardmaking, Crafts No Comments »

For day two we learned to make an ombre card with an ombre sentiment using the MISTI from Laurie Willison.  Not only that, but she used those awesome Clarity Stamp Brushes.   OMG!  It made it look so easy.  Now I have to buy those brushes.

Handmade card from Laurie Willison featuring Grateful for You stamp set and Geometric Grid stencil #mftstamps

 

Update:  I did buy the brushes, but have not received them in the mail yet.

Although I wanted to try to do a word die like Laurie did, I decided to go to a totally different direction.  I ended up do an ombre blue background and ombre balloons.

Birthday Wishes Balloon

Thank you for looking at my creations!

 

 

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MFT Camp Create Day One – Monochromatic Magic

August 17th, 2016 klwade Posted in Cardmaking, Crafts No Comments »

So it is the last week of camp at My Favorite Things!   And I bet these cards will just be so awesome!!!

So here is the badge guide for this week!   So many fun cards to make!

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Stephanie Klauck made this beautiful card using Summer Splash card stock.   I loved how she made the sentiments upside down/rightside up to break up the words visually

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring Big Birthday Sentiments stamp set and Stitched Fishtail Flag STAX Die-namics #mftstamps

So I decided to use a coral color for my card.  I was a little stumped on what to do and ended up using a few coral based pattern paper to make the flowers.  I stamped the diagonal stamp on the background and then used some Galaxy Gold Brilliance ink to add some highlights.  I even used the gold ink on the Thanks die cut.

mono chromatic coral Thanks card

Thank you so much for looking at my creation.

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Online Card Class Tim Holtz Creative Chemistry 103 – Day Three Distress Mediums and Textures

August 10th, 2016 klwade Posted in Cardmaking, Crafts, Online Card Class No Comments »

I have always liked using stencils and playing with embossing paste.  So this was a fun day for me.

I have a really bad head cold, so if I make a ton of spelling errors and write out strange sentences, forgive me.

Here are the tags from this day

Day Three Tags

  • Distress Layered Collage Technique

This one was more fun than I thought it would be.  It was very relaxing just pasting the images onto the cardstock.

Day Three Tag Layered Collage Technique

For the card I decided to do a camping theme.  I had the camping Ephemera so I thought it would be fun to do a card using them.

Day Three Camping Card Layered Collage Technique

  • Texture Paste Coloring Technique

This was fun one.  I could have done this all day.  It was exciting to see all the different colors exploding on the background.

Day Three Tag Texture Paste Coloring Technique

For the card I used my new starfish stencil.  This picture does not do it justice.  I painted a tiny starfish from the mini blueprints and added some fun do dads.

Day Three Starfish Card Texture Paste Coloring Technique

  • Texture Paste Embossing Technique

If I can use GOLD on anything I am happy.   I really liked using the paste with embossing powder.

Day Three Tag Texture Paste Embossing Technique

For the card I used a leaf stencil and used the leaf stamp and die cut to make the rest of the card.

Day Three Leave Card Texture Paste Embossing Technique

You cannot see the gold very well in this pic, but this close up shows the shine.

Day Three closeup Texture Paste Embossing Technique

  • Texture Paste Resist Technique

This was such a cool technique.  I love the tile look.  I decided to use dark colors instead of the Picket fence.   It was such a colorful print the white just did not show up.

Day three Tag Texture Paste Resist Technique

For the card I used some paper I had in my stash.  I cut the border out to make a frame and used one of the prints to make a mosaic for the middle.  I thought it came out really cool.  This was one of my favorite techniques.

Day three Mosaic Card Texture Paste Resist Technique

  • Distress Grit-Paste Grunge Technique

This was an interesting technique.  I think it was kinda fun and grungy.  But the best part of this Lost Relative card, is that the dog looks like my Penny.

DAy Three Tag Distress Grit Paste Grunge Technique

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Just sayin!

I decided to do the snow technique for the card.  It really does look like snow.

DAy Three Snowman Card Distress Grit Paste Grunge Technique

thanks for looking at my creations

 

 

Online Card Class Tim Holtz Creative Chemistry 103 – Day Two Distress Paint and Sprays

August 10th, 2016 klwade Posted in Cardmaking, Crafts, Online Card Class No Comments »

Yikes!  It has taken me a whole week to get Day two done.   Tim does not mess around when it comes to teaching us techniques.   He packs a full class.

Day Two is all about Distress Paint and Sprays

DAy Two Tags

I have learned so much, and have made a mess of my craft area and have stained my fingers.  LOL

  • Distress Paint Resist Technique

I decided on this card to go for the Halloween look.

Day Two Distress Paint Resist Technique

I have some older Anna Griffin stamps that had large words.  This was perfect for the tag and card.  I love the broken glass stsncil and it looks like a spider web.

Distress Resist Paint Technique Spooky Card

  • Distress Paint Lifting Technique.

Day Two Tag Distress Paint Lifting Technique

For both the tag and card I used some valentine themed items.  Not your traditional LOVE type cards, but it works for me.  I dyed the ribbon to match the distress colors.

Day Two Paint Lifting love card

  • Distress Stain Rub Resist Technique

This tag and card was hard.  I must have had this rubon for a million years.  It was almost impossible to get onto the paper.   I tried heating it.  rubbing it.  cursing at it.   I finally got it to work.   So glad I did not rip the paper.

Day Two Tag Distress Stain Rub Resist Technique

I even dyed the cord with Distress Carved Pumpkin.

Day Two Boo Card Distress Stain Rub Resist Technique

  • Distress Luminous Mica Technique

I liked the Mica spray.  This spray can be addictive.

Day Two Tag Luminois Mica Technique

For the card I decided to used the Hero Arts Goldfish.   I also added some bubbles with Glossy Accents.

Day Two Goldfish Card Luminois Mica Technique

Here is a close up.

Day Two Goldfish Card Luminois Mica Technique close up

  • Distress Marker Spritzed Watercolor Technique

I know I bought a Distress Marker Sprintzer but I could not find it anywhere.  I finally had to buy a new one.  I search everywhere.  Finally a local store had it.   I was sure the moment I got home the other one would show up.   LOL.

Day Two Tag Distress Marker Sprintz Watercolor Technique

I fought this spritzer tooth and nail.  When I finally got the hang of it, I was pretty much done.   It tends to move the marker to the side, so I was not getting any spray from the marker.   Once I figured it out, it finally marked my paper.

Since I just bought the Tim Holtz Summer dies, I had to make a shaker card using the palm tree and the words.

Day Two Summer Card  Distress Marker Sprintz Watercolor Technique

 

Thanks you for looking at my creations.