Friday, April 26, 2013
Hi all, I'm writing today to let you know that I will not be blogging for a while. My husband was in a serious motorcycle accident last night and suffered serious injuries. He spend 7 hours in surgery today. He will need a lengthy recovery. I will be supporting him and my kids during this time. Keep us in your prayers. Hugs Ariane
Saturday, April 6, 2013
I hope you are all well.
I've been card making the last few days.
I was sick almost all week and making cards was that quick project I could do in half an hour.
So, I made one card each of the last three days.
I've been posting them on my new card making, paper crafting, stamping blog called:
Here are the cards I made.
I used the Sizzix dress form framelit die, only available through Stampin' Up to make this card.
It comes in a set of three framelit dies.
I used another one of the dies to make the dress on the card below.
I bought myself the Sizzix Big Shot.
It's so great to use and so sturdy.
I love that you can buy so many different types of dies for this machine.
I can cut so many different types of materials too, including fabric.
These have been fun to make.
And like I said: "Quick".
Especially in comparison to my quilting projects.
So, I've decided to join Stampin' Up! because I just love their products.
They are having a free shipping event this weekend,
from April 6-8th for North America.
So, go check out my shop.
You don't have to be local to purchase from my shop.
Once you enter your personal information,
the prices will adjust depending on the country where you live.
You just need to have me as your demonstrator.
This is a rare event for Stampin' Up to have.
So take advantage of the free shipping while you can.
And make sure to check out the clearance section too.
There are some really good deals there.
Well, that's all for today!
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
I had to make a costume for my daughter's play.
She needed a dress and apron for the play "Alice in Wonderland".
So, I took the challenge and made her a dress.
This is probably the most complicated piece of clothing I have ever made.
But, I'm happy with the way it turned out.
It fits her comfortably, and is decent.
The original pattern has a really low neck line.
So, I had to make that adjustment.
I used the Burda pattern 7556.
I used a polyester to make this dress.
It did have a bit of stretch, but it worked out.
I hope she likes it.
I put a lot of hours into it.
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Yesterday, I got caught up on my fabric postcard exchange.
I had three postcards to make.
The first one uses a challenge fabric.
The challenge fabric is the the three rectangles.
I used my new Sizzix Big Shot to die cut the flower.
The second card is based on a the Beatles song;
"Here comes the sun"
The third one has a "message"
It says "hello".
I used my Big Shot to die cut the dress form.
This die is from Stampin' Up!
The butterfly and flowers were die cut with dies from My Favorite Things.
I also made two regular cards with the stamps and
designer series paper I bought from Stampin' Up!
I used deconstruction sketch #94 as my inspiration for both these cards.
I find these sketches helps me to have a starting point for my cards.
Otherwise, I have too many options in my brain.
Well, I also sewed a new dress for my daughter.
I can't show it yet.
Maybe tomorrow I'll take a picture of her wearing it.
Monday, March 25, 2013
Yesterday, I attended a scrapbooking class with Lisa Henderson.
She is my upline for Stampin' Up!
You know... the one who got me to join this group!!
I had a fun day.
We talked a ton, and she showed me so many new things.
We made three scrapbook pages.
Here's a peak at what I made.
The photo's I used were all old photo's from when the kids were small.
I still need to do some journaling on these pages.
But, I love how they turned out.
All the elements used were from Stampin' Up!
I have an order coming in tomorrow or Wednesday.
I can't wait to get my stuff.
I've also posted this on my Ariane Stamps blog! It's new!!
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Today, I worked on a really old UFO.
I started assembling the blocks my sister and my Mom exchanged in May 2009.
You can read more about the exchange here.
I decided to put the blocks together in sections.
I didn't want to have a big quilt in my machine.
So, I'm doing it quilt-as-you-go.
Quilting each panel of blocks, then putting the panels together to make the quilt.
I have the first section done.
The pinwheel block in the center is made by my Mom.
The corner pinwheel blocks are made by the four girls.
I've added some 9 patch blocks that I made around the same time as the pinwheels.
I sashed the 9 patch blocks to make them fit.
So this is my first panel. Yeah!!
I'm glad to finally get these together.
It took me a long time to figure out what to do with them.
The blocks were not all the same size.
I had to figure out a way to put them together that worked.
I think this is the best option.