Jun 21, 2011

muted papers...

I shared the inspiration for this layout last time.  I thought the sepia picture really suited this color scheme.

I use paper from Pink Paislee and a couple of Martha Stewart punches for the butterflies and flowers.

Of course the subject matter is oh so dear to my heart!

I have my sewing machine out and ready to go so you'll be seeing some fabric goodness next...

Jun 15, 2011

blissful blooms...

I actually have a couple of cards to share with you…amazing, I know.

Both cards are made of entirely the same papers but one is accented in white while the other I’ve chosen to highlight the reds. 

I don’t know if it’s the kindergartener in me or what but I just love fussy cutting beautiful paper flowers. Cutting out just the flowers or other special elements is an inexpensive way to achieve the look of die cut accents to your favorite paper lines. If I really like a paper or if I like both the front and back side of a two sided paper I always buy a couple of sheets. That way I don’t mind cutting snips out here and there. I still have a whole sheet for larger layouts or several cards.

The pretty hand dyed wrinkle ribbon is from MemrieMare. I love, love, love this stuff.

 I also finished a layout page that I’ll share with you soon. Here’s a sneak peak at my “inspiration station” for it. 

Pretty muted shades of color, don’t you agree?  I love it, too.  Be back to share the finished project soonl

I'm linking with CR84FN color challenge...

Jun 14, 2011

paper pretties...

I'm sorry for being away so long.  It seems time got away from me again.  Does it sound like that's the story of my life lately?

Last night I was inspired to pull together some paper and embellishments for a couple of new cards.  This beautiful paper is from Pink Paislee and made it very easy to be inspired.

I thought it would be fun if I went through all my beautiful stash of lovelies and put together a little inspiration station.  Papertrey stamps, pretty pearls, silk ribbon and lace...

I even broke into my new stash of wrinkled seam binding...

Seeing it all laid out always gets my creative juices flowing.  If you haven't tried working like this, I highly encourage you to give it a try.  The colors, patterns and textures make putting a project together a breeze.  The trick is in knowing when to stop adding stuff...A lesson I am still learning.

I promise I'll share the finished cards tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by, Patty.

Jun 6, 2011

baby quilt...

I’ve been back behind my sewing machine again, putting together a baby quilt for my niece.

She requested non-traditional, so I went with this beautiful Moda fabric called Lily and Will. I purchased a charm pack at a quilt show in February knowing I would use it for her baby.

I just kind of winged it with this simple four patch design. I love how the patterns just melt together. I could see a whole room put together around these colors.

I’m back to a clean slate with no projects started (recently, that is) so I’m on the look out for inspiration.


 I'm making a child's apron for display at my local quilt shop and then I think I'll get started on some easy summer dresses for sweet Emily.  What about you...anything fun started this summer?

Creatively,  Patty

journal complete...

I know I'm late getting back...it was a very busy weekend.  I thought I'd share the last of the journal pages with you.

Sorry for such a quick post but I'll be by to chat tonight.

I've been sewing, so I'll be back to share the quilt I made to go with this journal, too.

Jun 2, 2011

more journal pages...

I'm finishing off a couple of gift projects for my niece's baby shower this weekend.  Am I the only one who tends to wait until the last minute with handmade gifts?

I think not...

I don't know if I just work better under pressure or if I am easily distracted by another fun project before I finish what I'm already working on?

I suspect like some of you, it's a little of both!

More pages of the memory journal and more delicious Webster's Pages paper.  I know, isn't it yummy?

I'll share the finished journal tomorrow and then I can't wait to show you the baby quilt that goes with it. 

It almost makes me wish for a new little one...grand baby that it!

Creatively yours,  Patty