Friday, July 15, 2011

CSS Alumni Paper Piecing Blog Hop

Welcome to another fabulous CSS DT Alumni blog hop.  This one is all about paper piecing and if you need some great inspiration and instruction on how to do this technique you can check out Gina K's fantastic tutorial.

If you have come here from the fabulously talented Carolina's blog, then you're in the absolute right place.  If you didn't, we invite you to take the hop from the beginning and enjoy each and every fabulous project from  the StampTV CSS Alumni DT.  

I made two cards for this challenge.  I hope they give you some inspiration and we all hope you'll join us in this challenge and make a paper pieced card and post it to the blog forum.  

Here's my first card

This little frog makes me smile each time I see it and I love combining his face with various sentiments.  To me, frogs have always seemed to be critters of subtle wiseness, patience and knowingness.  I love to hear the peepers in the springtime, they sing out the message the ground is thawing and spring is on the way.  Their combined voices (hymn sings) raise a song of spring, hope and encouragement.  A friend of mine is in a difficult place in her life right now and she needs a frog with a promise of love and hope, so he's headed her way.  I really love these two stamp sets together -  What do you think?

Stamp sets:  "Little Critters" by Theresa Momber and "Wild at Heart" by Melanie Muenchinger.  
CS:  Pure Luxury Ivory, Green Grass and Creme de Menthe.  
DP:  Basic Grey "Sweet Threads" used in paper piecing.

Here's my second card:

Stamp Sets:  "Bold and Beautiful"  which is FREE right now at StampTV.  Check out the details HERE.  I used GKD PL Ivory and Vibrant Violet CS.  DP is "Sweet Threads" by Basic Grey.  The iris was paper pieced using the same plaid paper on the layering panel.  I really liked how it turned out.  The pearls were white and colored with Copic #BV08.

Thanks so much for hopping with us.  

Now keep hopping over to the fabulously gifted Giovana's blog for more inspiration. 

Have a great weekend!


Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Cherry Blossom Hello

Hi blogger friends!  

I just love this stamp set I got from Flouishes called "Cherry Blossoms".  I wanted to make a very quick card for a friend of my mother's who has been so dedicated by staying in touch with her - writing letters and notes....just keeping a loving touch from a friend on a constant basis.  Flo and Mom lived across the street from each other and went to the same church and have been friends for more than 20 years.  Letter writing is such a lost art and Flo has been such a dedicated letter writer to Mom.  Since my mother can't acknowledge her notes and letters (she has Alzheimer's) I wanted to let Flo know, by way of a handmade card, how much Mom appreciates her long distance friendship and thought I'd show you the card I made for Flo using this sweet set.  

Don't miss the StampTV CSS DT Alumni Blog Hop this weekend.  Take the hop and see all the great paper piecing inspiration projects this extremely talented team comes up with.  

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