Saturday, April 26, 2014

A Birthday Wish


Wanted to share with you my latest card.   Seems like the only time I can find the time to make a card is when someone’s special occasion is coming up.  This card is for my sister-in-law who is also a quilter so I’m sure she will like it… least I hope so.


I just love this adorable Tilda image.   The striped background paper is from a NitWit collection but right now I couldn’t tell you which one.  I colored the image with my copic’s .  I then decided to cut her out to give the card some more dimension I then used some of my newer dies and cut out the white and  plum card stock.  When I got to the sentiment I was thrilled to discover that the smaller die worked perfect for the stamped sentiment.


Here’s another view…..


There is a homemade flower that I made quite some time ago using a Cheery Lynn flower die which I placed some bling in the  middle.  I have  a lot of new flower dies but haven’t had the time to really play with them.  I hope to use then on some of the cards I make in the future.

Now for the inside…..I must say my head was not in perfect working order the day I made this card.  After the card was all done I realized I really didn’t go the extra mile in decorating the inside.


Oh well I guess it will have to do.  Found this sentiment in some older clear stamps I have and decided it was the perfect one.

Now I will share a quilt I made for my other sister-in-law.   I really made two and let her choose which one she wanted and brought the other one home.


The pattern was a simple one but the colors brought it to life I think.  Now to figure out who will get this one.


Thanks for taking the time to stop by always love hearing from you.

                              hugs, Ruth Ann

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Two Guy Cards


I’ve been putting off posting one of these cards but today decided what the heck I’ll just post them both.  I always struggle with guy cards since they really don’t appreciate all the flowers and bows etc.   So here goes..the first one I made for my grandson-in-law, he’s been going to school to get a degree so he can work for the Forest Service and he’s and avid hunter.


I cut the log cabin, trees and mountain with my Silhouette…OH I also cut out the happy birthday.  I used my Copics to color Walter the Moose which I think he is so adorable.


A quick view of the inside.

Now for card number two.  This one was just sent off in the mail to our grandson who is turning 20 on the 6th.   His folks just got him a new Redbone Hound puppy.  


I used some of my dies to cut out the trees, clouds and grass.  Then I went in search for a tool I’d bought many years ago and hadn’t used in about the same length of time.   Once I found it I cut out of two different colors of green giving the effect (I hope) of rolling country side.  I then ran it through to give it a crinkle look.   Now for the dog….while looking on the Silhouette Store I found this wonderful shape of a hound dog and of course I had to buy it and then cut it out.  I used some of my Prisma pencils to shade it a little.


A closer look at Edwin…..really Brandon and his dog Annie.

There you have it my two guys cards that I always stew over.

Now I thought I’d share one of my quilts that I’ve made for myself and plan on using it on our bed.  I plan to enter it a a quilt show this summer.


It’s called Amish with a Twist II.

Thanks for stopping buy in your busy schedule.  Always love hearing from you as it brightens my day and puts a smile on my face.  Blessings to you all.

hugs, Ruth Ann