Saturday, February 19, 2011

My Sentiments Exactly

Hey everyone! Just a quick post to let you know there are shenanigans happening this weekend with my sister so look for some new stuff to be posted next week! It's always nice when she can spend some time with me, and we can craft together...I just wish I didn't have to do homework while she is here too. (finish this semester and one more class...finish this semester and one more mantra right now!)

So you all should know by now that being a poor graduate student means that I don't always have the craft budget that I would like. With that in mind I always enter any contests that companies put on in an effort to get some free swag! This has been a lot of fun in the past, I've won prizes from Penny Black Stamps and My Sentiments Exactly! Just to remind you here are some of the cards I have made with free swag from MSE before...

Well MSE is doing it again, they're asking us to post a blog about their new Facebook page for a chance to win some new stuff. So you know I'm in on that! So go check out their Facebook page and become a fan, because I you know that I am! You should also check out their website at A personal favorite product are the Rubz, they are designed to have a phrase for the outside, and inside of the card. They're now even making them into stamps!!

So now you have my shameless plug of the day in hopes of getting some free swag, and some old cards to hold you over until the weekend is over and I can show you what my sister and I have done. Look for new posts soon! =)

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Scrapbooking, Quilting, Sewing, and Photography

Ask and you shall make the time! I finally made time to do some more crafting which means that I have been doing a bit of everything. I'll start first with scrapbooking/photography.

So I have been asked by family to make a scrapbook of a recent family event since I took a lot of pictures during it. I agreed to do it, but then realized when I got home that I have to complete at least one of the two other albums that I'm working on. I'm getting a little backed up! Anyways, I worked on a personal page for myself though since I needed to just get the creative juices flowing again. Since I have so many pictures of her (and take more and more everyday!!) I decided to make a page about Luna! (Ok I might be bordering on crazy cat lady! If I get there feel free to reel me in!)

After I finished the page I began to get creative in other aspects as well, enter more quilting! Although I am still working on the same quilt, it is getting closer. I'm working on piecing everything together and will soon be attempting the actual quilting...that should be interesting! For now though just piecing it is enough work!

During the Super Bowl I began working on a baby sling. This is a project my sister asked me to attempt after I received my sewing machine at Christmas. A friend of hers is having a baby, when Jen saw the pattern when she went shopping with me she thought it would be a pretty awesome baby gift. I figured I'd give it a try. Amazingly it only took about a day to make, and turned out rather well. Although this one isn't the gift sling (figured I'd test run it first), I think it doesn't look half bad!

This is a picture of one with a baby in it so you get the idea of what it is. Sorry I don't have many babies lying around for me to use as models. =)

All right, that's all I have to share for now, now my mom and I are off to see a performance of Fiddler on the Roof! Should be a fun night! =)