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


  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!

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

  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.

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

  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!!!

  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!

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

  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.

  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.

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

  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.

  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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