Saturday, March 26, 2011

March 26, 2011 Embossed quilt blocks

Ok, here we are March 26, in Mid-Missouri, and it is still snowing!  We're supposed to get up to 5 inches today!  I'm ready for spring, so I thought a card in pastel colors was needed!

I feel really bad, because I cannot remember where I saw the directions for this card.  I know there are several on SCS, but this one was done with the tiny squares, embossed, and then put on an embossed card front.  I also looked through TJ Newsletter, but couldn't find it there, either.  Whoever you are, I love this technique!  I can even see the example in my mind!  The little beaded thingy on the ribbon was bought at Hobby Lobby in the bridal section.  Thought it was cute.  This is the perfect card for a friend of mine who is having knee replacement surgery on Friday, and her mother is quite the quilter!  It was a little tedious cutting out the squares, as I didn't have a punch the size I wanted, so I had to cut them on the paper cutter.  If I find the artist who shared this technique, I will come back and edit this post.



Tuesday, March 22, 2011

March 22, 2011 Embossed Triple Cuts

Today's card is taken from TJ CD "Emboss or Die"  I've only had it a week or two, and really love it.  Remember how much I have used the TJ CD "Fancy Folds and Motion Paper"?  Well I think I will love this new one just as much.  As I start to collect these CD's I've noticed something.  Some of the techniques I've seen before, but can I ever find the directions when I need them?  No way!  Now everything is in one place and I know exactly where to look.

As you can see the technique gives you panels for two cards.  I learned how to do the flower on the left card
from Lynne-Reminisce A Colorful Life.  The flowers are made from circles!  I love the way the flower turned out. Her blog is great.  Thanks, Lynne, for the inspiration.

The flower on the right card is just nestablities scalloped circles.  I cut several, snipped to the center and stacked with pop dots, then "fluffed" (technical term) the petals. Nice little simple cards that can useful for any occasion.

Happy Blogging.  TFL

Monday, March 21, 2011

March 21, 2011 Hidden Surprise

Hello fellow bloggers.  There has been so much going on lately.  I have not even been on the computer.  I've only had time to check my e-mail from my phone.  I really want to do a few more postings before March is over! 

My husband just went to the Dr. and he has walking pneumonia.  He has barely slept for several nights.  Doc gave him some antibiotics, cough syrup and an inhaler, so hopefully he will be able to get some rest now.

The weather here has finally turned warm.  We've had our share of rain at night, but I will take the warm sunshine during the day--anytime I can get it.

On today's post:  This technique is called Hidden Surprise.  All the little tags tuck into an "envelope on the card.  It was posted in the Dec. 2010/Jan. 2011 TJ Newsletter as a bonus on line technique.  I love it.  One of my golfing gals will be receiving this.  Two of the small stamps were from SU On The Green. Misc. cardstock from my stash, and distressed the edges of the little insert pieces.