Saturday, April 28, 2012

NSD: my favorite holiday!

How are you spending your National Scrapbooking Day?  I plan to spend the weekend in my craft room scrapping away!  If you are looking for a place to play check out the great challenges and contests below!
National Scrapbooking Day Super Contest

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The Charming Travelers are here!

I received the Charming Travelers from Deb at Trio Stitch Studio earlier this week. Of course I immediately opened them and looked through them all----twice! However, I haven't finalized my choices yet. I am tentatively looking at about 18 of the charms. While I finish swooning over them, I thought I would get the drawing started!

This swap was started by Diane at from Blank Pages during her birthday celebration giveaways. She dug into her stash and cut out fifty-six 5"x5" charms, packed them up and sent them on their way to Deb. Deb picked out the charms she wanted, replaced them with the same amount and sent the package on to me. Do you want to play?

Here are the rules:

  * you must be an active blogger

  * you must reside in the US

  * before sending the charm pack off to the next winner, you must be sure there are 56 - 5" x 5" squares of 
     fabric in the stack - please no yucky fabrics

 * to help keep the map updated, you must fill out the quick and easy form to let Diane know where you    

* if the charm pack arrives full of unwanted charms, let Diane know and we'll clear it out and fill it back up   
   with some more beautiful fabrics!

Sound like fun!? There are still a bunch of Hope Valley charms in the pack! I am a new Denyse Schmidt fan, but I only took a couple from this collection. As a matter of fact, I am debating adding some Flea Market Fancy seeds (second printing) to the pack. Those are some of my highly coveted I am still thinking about it! ;) If you would like to have the Charming Travelers pay you a visit, leave a comment below. For a second entry, become a follower and leave another comment. This drawing will close Monday, May 7, 2010. (I am a little busy the next couple weeks, so I need some time to cut up my charms!) Good luck!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Just joined rehab....

BOM(block of the month) rehab that is! While I have been following many scrapbooking blogs for a couple years now, I just started adding quilting blogs to my repertoire as well. During my reading, I kept coming across different QALs and BOMs that I just LOVED and bookmarked! I have started a couple, am behind in them all! LOL So when I came across the BOM rehab challenge at Pink Cushion, I knew I had to sign up!


However, I didn't get a lot accomplished this week. I actually only completed the BOM for my quilt guild. I really like the design of this block and may need to make an entire quilt out of it. But first, I am going to finish up my BOMs!

This week I hope to work on more of the stars for the "Oh my Stars" QAL. I also would like to make a block from the "Hello Sun" BOM. Are you addicted to BOMs? Perhaps you need to join rehab also!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The Traveling Stash winner is......

I wrote down all of the names, put them in a bowl and drew out a slip of paper. That paper had the name........ Ann Marie from 16 Muddy Feet.

Congratulations, Ann Marie! I sent you an email asking for your address. Once I have the address, I will send the stash off for your enjoyment!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

The Purrfect card

I made this card to enter the sketch challenge on the Authentique blog. I used the Freebird Endless & Fairweather 6x6 Nest. I was excited when I saw that the orange in the Free Bird papers matched the cat that I fussy cut from a paper by Kaisercraft. (Our nephew's favorite cat is our orange tabby.)

Our nephew loves our cats, so I like to make cards and send items from the cats to him. This card is for his birthday. I always "stamp" each ones pawprint inside.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Traveling Stash ready to go!

I had so much fun sorting through the stash box! I enjoyed looking through the patterns and all of the fabric. I kept switching things in and out. I finally decided to keep four fat quarters, 2 patterns and one spool of thread.

The box when it arrived:

So far I have added a book of teapot patterns for applique, a wallhanging kit with pattern and five fat quarters, some yardage and several fat quarters. Do you want to be a part of history? I was shocked to see that this box has been traveling for well over a year! Do you want a chance to peruse the fabrics and patterns? If yes, then please read the rules below.

Here are the rules, as set forth by Nan (The originator of the box):

1. You must have an active blog and will post receiving and when you are ready to pass it on

2. You will swap out equal quilt quality fabrics and products

3. You must pass on the Traveling Stash

Does this sound like something you would like to do? Then just become a follower and leave me a comment.

Due to the weight of the box and the cost of shipping, this giveaway is only open to those who live in the USA. Sorry!

This giveaway will end Tuesday, April 10, at 11:59 pm EST. I will post the winner on Wednesday, April 11.
You must leave me a way to contact you. If you are a no-reply blogger, your name will not be entered unless you include your email in your comment.

Monday, April 2, 2012

It's Here! It's Here! (quilting traveling stash!)

When I arrived home from an appointment today, I was excited to see a box waiting on the porch! It was the traveling stash I recently won from Linda at Stray stitches. I hurriedly fed the cats so I could get that box open! I REALLY wish I had a Kindle--because there is a beautiful handmade kindle cover in the box!Here it is before I looked through it all:

I finished going through the box and will be posting tomorrow for the giveaway. I want to go through my own fat quarters and try to add some to the stash box. So please check back tomorrow for the chance to enter and have this box of goodies visit your home!