Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Life is a quilt

     I don't make New Years resolutions, why would I set myself up like that!!  However, I did decide to push myself to get a little ahead on Christmas 2013 (mentioned in an earlier post).  Today when I was picking up some paper a local store was holding for me I 'just had' to grab a few other things....don't you know this little die was sitting right at the checkout and it really caught my eye.  What a fun way to use my scrap papers and ribbon with some simple sentiments.  Once I started playing there was no stopping me - one little sheet of paper led to another and well.....here are just six cards I got put together, there are a whole buncha lil pieces in a small bag just waiting to be quilted onto paper.
     I must confess that I have always admired people with the patience to quilt...I took a class once and managed a pillow, but it wasn't on my list of all time favorite things to do.  These little shapes will do just fine for me - I can be a faux quilter - LOL!!
     Recently I participated in the challenge at Splitcoast Stampers doing cards for the Cure.....what a surprise when I won 3 months in the Ribbon club at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  They were prompt in sending me my first batch of lovely blue ribbon in December, and today I received a variety of pink and Valentines  ones......can't wait to use them on some of my 'faux' quilted cards.

Supplies:  Wplus9 die, Endless Creations Inc Sentiment, ribbon (American Crafts and Ofray), bling, CB Embossing Folder

Challenges:  Our Daily Bread Design Something Old, Something New, Really Reasonable Ribbon New Toy and Ribbon

12 comments:

  1. Your Christmas quilts are beautiful, Sherry! What a fabulous way to use up those scraps AND get a head start on this year's Christmas cards! Thanks so much for playing along with the ODBD Challenge!

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  2. This is really pretty Sherry. I love quilts too, even though I've never actually finished one!

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  3. What a great die! Gotta love those impulse buys - especially when we actually use them! Haha! Congrats on winning the Ribbon Carousel challenge - I'm a ribbon addict myself... Faux quilting is so much faster, I agree.
    Thanks so much for playing along in our Shining the Light Challenge this week.

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  4. These are beautiful. Great job on these cards. Seems like we all need that die to get rid of scraps.

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  5. This is beautiful Sherry!! Your Christmas quilts are beautiful!! Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week!! Congrats on your win!!!
    hugs,
    Chris

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  6. Look at you go girl!! That is one of my favorite quilt blocks! Love the 6 cards you have shared! Thank you for playing along with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!
    Hugs
    Heather

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  7. Great card set! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

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  8. Wow! These are gorgeous. Can't say that I would try to do actual quilting but i think I could do paper quilting. I am sure my would never look this great. Your card set is fabulous. Hope to see you around at Outlawz, I have just started entering the challenges over there. Having fun so far. Just trying to visit a blog each day. Hope you will stop by and browse around my blog when you have the opportunity.
    Thanks for sharing this work of art.
    Happily Scrapbooking & Crafting My Memories~Sandra V.
    http://OhMyScraps2U.blogspot.com

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  9. PS. I am a new follower too. I'll be back to check out more of your blog. Off to get warm, Weather has turned very fridge today and I see snow falling. YEA!!! Sandra V.

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  10. Fabulous use of the die and awesome set of cards.

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  11. These are gorgeous cards. I was wondering, what was the name of the punch you bought with this design. I would love to get one, as I am hoping to make a card set and a paper crazy quit honoring my mother and in memory of my husband's mother.

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  12. I love how you took one die and made so many variations. I was thinking about getting a die like this and other quilt dies. But now I'm only going to get this one. Which I liked the most. Thank you

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