Thursday, October 15, 2009

A Step in the Right Direction

I finished and posted my previous entry at the last minute. Sadly, this is typical. What isn't typical is that one of my kids came home for the weekend. So Saturday night, just before the challenge deadline, I tried to photograph cards in the kitchen while Brunetteson and some of his friends watched his school's football game. This, however, is the South, we live in Florida, and my sons go to THAT SEC school. The one with THE quarterback and the CHOMP. A game here is something of a religious, although loud, experience. My photos reflect the situation. This week's are better.

These cards are for the JUGS2 challenge, using the technique of paper piecing and for the Taylored Expressions challenge TESC86. They're a set of note cards for a friend:

Working on these reminded me how much I prefer paper piecing to coloring. I HATE coloring. Probably because I smear most of it while coloring left-handed. The stamp set used is from Hero Arts and the papers are all from K&Company's Berry Sweet collection. Sadly, I'm not at all organized and didn't have black brads for these cards. I cheated BIG time and colored brass brads with a Sharpy marker. I edged all the background papers with the Sharpy too. 

If you were here, thanks so much for looking!


  1. Linda these are SO fun - I love the layout with the change of flowers for each one - I laughed at your comment about piecing vs coloring - I do smear my coloring sometimes too and I'm not even a lefty :-) Thank you SO MUCH for playing along with Just Us Girls this week. I hope you really had fun and will come back again!

  2. These are lovely!

    As for cheating, bah! It's called innovating!

  3. Oh, SWEET! I love that you made a set of note cards for friends!! Taylor's sketch was a perfect choice for the layout. Also LOVE your paper pieced flowers! I prefer this technique as well...especially considering I don't own enough Copics to finish some images how they should be finished...nor am I overly confident in using them!

    Your flower images really are great! I'm going to have to keep an eye out for those! I know the Michaels by me started selling Hero Arts recently...don't tell my husband ;]

    I'm sooo happy that you could play along with our challenge!!! I hope you can play again with this weekend's color challenge!!!

  4. What a wonderful set of note cards! Great job combining the sketch challenge & paper piecing challenge! I love your pieced flowers! Thanks for playing along with the Just Us Girls challenge! I hope to see more of your creations in future challenges! :)