Sew Sunday Seahawks Quilt ~ Floating Zipper

The quilt I made for Corvettes de Olympia scholarship fundraiser (VetteFest) was auctioned off earlier this month.  I wasn't able to get great pictures of the finished quilt because I finished it just hours before I gave it away and the lighting was terrible.

Here is a picture of it on the design wall.  I decided to add a top and bottom border with some small square scraps from making this quilt.

Here it is on the hazy afternoon I took finished pictures.

The binding was made from the green strips of fabric, but I added 2 strips of Seahawks fabric on the upper left and bottom right of the quilt.

On the back I added some corners so it could be hung, and printed out my first labels onto fabric.  It was pretty easy.  I ironed some white fabric to freezer paper sheets and ran it through my printer!  The 8.5"x11" sheets were so easy to use that I think I'll be making many more labels with my printer.

This was how it was displayed before the auction. I wish I had thought to open it up and hang it so you could see the top and bottom.  My friend Mandy is pictured next to the quilt.  We are going to make her one of these someday soon, I hope.

The gentleman who won my quilt said it is going to his 6 week old grandson.  That just melts your heart, doesn't it.  It was worth all the work when I found out where it was going.

Zipper quilt inspired by this video from Jenny Doan at Missouri Star Quilt Company.


So Sorry... CAS16

So sorry you are going through this...
 because not all cancer is pink.

Another card made for the Calling All Sistahs challenge to bring hope for all types of cancer.  Teal for ovarian cancer.

The background was made by stamping floral images in grey ink on gray cardstock.  To make the ribbon I stamped the sentiment with an ombre ink pad using my MISTI to stamp more than once, then I used a sponge dauber to sponge ink onto the ribbon after die cutting.  The sentiment is stamped on a thin strip of white cardstock, tucked behind the ribbon and then I cut a V out of the end. 

Stamps: Loving Thoughts, Word Ribbon (CAS-ual Fridays Stamps) 
Paper: Smoky Slate, Whisper White (Stampin' Up)
Ink: Pool to Navy Ombre (Hero Arts)  Basic Gray (Stampin' Up)
Accesories: Ruffled Ribbon Fri Die (CAS-ual Fridays Stamps) Stitched Rectangles (My Favorite Things) 


Purple Ribbon CAS16

Purple Ribbon is used for several different things including Pancreatic Cancer, Alzeheimers, Lupus, Chron's and more.  The ribbon and love were both die cut from paper that I sponged with purple ink and spritzed with water.  The little hearts come from the 2 Yous Fri-dies.

You could change the color of your ribbon to create this card for someone you love.  Below are just some of the ribbons and what they represent.  I'm thinking of doing this card in yellow for a friend whose husband is deployed.


Stamps: Loving Thoughts, Word Ribbon (CAS-ual Fridays Stamps)
Ink: Onyx Black (Versafine) Smoky Slate (Stampin' Up) Wilted Violet (Distress)
Paper: Solar White (Neenah)
Accessories: 2 Yous Fri Dies, Love Ya Fri-Die, Ruffled Ribbon Fri-Die (CAS-ual Fridays Stamps) Clear Embossing Powder (WoW)
 2 Yous Fri-Dies


Purple and Teal Ribbons ~ CAS16

Unfortunately breast cancer is not the only cancer out there.  That is why for this month's Calling All Sistahs Encouragement Squad challenge we are having ribbon of hope challenge for all types of cancer.

When I saw this challenge I asked my friends on Facebook if any of them are facing cancer or have a loved one who is.  Unfortunately two of my friends have mother's facing advanced stage cancer.  The inspiration for these cards comes from Nora Noll on the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps blog.  Clicky to see her card.

This first card was made for my friend whose mom is facing Ovarian cancer.  Both cards were made by swiping 3 colors of Zig Clean Color markers onto Bristol cardstock and then spritzing with water.  Once it was dry I die cut it with a wonky stitch die. For the flowers and leaves I stamped then clear embossed before using Zigs and a little water on my watercolor brush.

My second card is for my friend to give to her mom facing pancreatic cancer.
After not creating a card video in almost a year, I was very tempted to make a video of these cards.  If you are interested in one, leave me a comment and I just might dust off my camera & tri-pod.

Now it is your turn. Check out the inspiration from the encouragement squad. Make a card inspired by the photo to bring hope to someone who is battling cancer and then add it to the encouragement challenge.  Clicky

Stamps: Hope Ribbon, Mon Ami (CAS-ual Fridays Stamps)
Ink: Onyx Black (Versafine) 004, 042, 033, 032, 030, 080, 083 (Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers)
Paper: Bristol Cardstock (Strathmore)
Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder (SU) Mon Ami Fleur Fri-Dies (CAS-ual Fridays Stamps) Wonky Stitched Rectangle (My Favorite Things) Round #8 Watercolor Brush (Silver)  


Calling All Sistahs August Reminder

It's the 17th of the month and that means it is time for my Encouragement Squad Sistahs and I to remind you to do your self check and schedule your mammogram.  We do that by making pretty cards and sharing them HERE.

Today's card is a message of hope.  Instead of pink for breast cancer, I did Purple for a friend whose mom is facing pancreatic cancer. For the background I repeatedly stamped "hope", then stenciled.  The flower was left over from THIS CARD because the card needed a little something.  The finishing touch was some iridescent sequins.

Stamps: Hope Ribbon, Pretty Posies (CAS-ual Fridays Stamps) Ink: Wisteria Wonder (Stampin' Up) Wilted Violet (Tim Holtz Distress) Versamark
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White (SU)
Accessories: Blueprints 24 (My Favorite Things) Hope Fri-Die, Posies Fri-Die (CAS-ual Fridays Stamps) Harleen Stencil (Winnie & Walter) Iridescent Purple Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh) White Embossing Powder (SU)