Thursday, December 16, 2010

January Calendar page - QK Club December

3-white 1/8” brads
7-black 1/8” brads
Calendar die set (we will be using the January die)
Snowflake stamps in 3 sizes
White color box pigment ink pad
White Signo uniball pen
Glossy Accents
Icecicle Stickles
½ yd ½” nylon lace
Snowflake punch
Tag punch
Small hole punch/cropadile
Black ink pad – cat’s eye
Calendar number stickers
2 blue shiny cardstock
1 black cardstock

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

December QuicKutz Club

This is the last project for the year 2010. Can you believe we've completed yet another year, yet another album! I hope you've got pictures in yours by now (I have 3 pictures to insert by Saturday - woe me!!) 

3 pieces Basic Grey designer cardstock as shown
2- 3/8" Basic Grey brads
6- 1/8" brass/gold colored brads
Brad setting supplies
1 yard green ribbon/seam binding
18kt gold leafing pen
White Signo rolling ball pen
Photo corner corner punch
Martha Stewart edge punch as shown
Color Box black pigment brush pad - cat's eye
Small detail scissors

See you Saturday, December 18th, 2010 at 10pm... With so many events scheduled at DML, we can't have all day to play. But, you should finish not only this project but also get most of the January calendar page completed.. check back Friday for supplies for that little project.. It's going to be easy!!!

Please leave a comment or email me so that I know you are coming! ;-)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Cover your chairs the easy way...

If you happened to drop by my blog this summer for Tablescape Thursday on a warm day in September, you more than likely saw this post.  I had used embellished tea towels to drape over the backs of the chairs, tying them on with ribbons.

I purchased the exquisite tea towels from the Martha Pullen Company. Oh love all the delicacies that can be had from there.

Today I found the detailed instructions for this project on-line at Designs in Embroidery magazine. Be sure to check it out HERE.
You have plenty of time to finish this by the holidays, after all, the linens are already made. Just a bit of embroidery, a few buttonholes and some ribbon, and you are done!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Thanksgivings patchwork tablecloth

patchwork on the table - can be very elegant depending on the fabric chosen

baby corduroy with toile de juoy print
burn out velvet and home dec fabrics

Various fabric rectangles, cut 8"x 10 1/2" (tablecloth shown is 81 rectangles)
Backing fabric
Binding fabric
Sewing Machine
Serger & Serger thread (optional)
Sewing thread

Select fabrics that are all approximately the same weight. If you choose really thick fabrics and some that are very thin, the seams in your tablecloth will not lie flat and thus create hills and valleys. These can be hazardous and create spills.  I chose mostly medium weight home decor fabrics, a few thinner velvet burnouts that I backed with another fabric, some baby corduroy, velveteens, and brocades. The fabric choices I made require that I dry clean this tablecloth.

I suggest you lay out all the pieces on your table or a large open surface such as the floor. This will allow you to see the "finished look" you are creating and adjust the placement of the rectangles.

Sew or serge all the pieces, end to end, into strips, each strip being 9 rectangles long. You should have 9 strips. If the edges of the fabric ravel, you will need to overcast those edges if you use a sewing machine.
Sew the 9 strips together to form the tablecloth.
Back the tablecloth with backing fabric.
Bind the edges with fabric of choice. I would use a thinner fabric for this so that the binding is not too thick.

See the entire table setting by clicking HERE.

We gather together to ask the Lord's blessing;
He chastens and hastens his will to make known;
The wicked oppressing now cease from distressing,
Sing praises to his name: He forgets not his own.

Beside us to guide us, our God with us joining,
Ordaining, maintaining his kingdom divine;
So from the beginning the fight we were winning;
Thou, Lord, wast at our side, All glory be thine!

We all do extol thee, thou leader triumphant,
And pray that thou still our defender wilt be.
Let thy congregation escape tribulation;
Thy name be ever praised! O Lord, make us free!
--Traditional Thanksgiving Hymn
(A translation by Theodore Baker: 1851-1934)

I'm thankful for Jane who is my sister in crime on this project. We spent quite a bit of time selecting fabrics at a great store in Edmond, OK!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

November QuicKutz club

Paper as shown ( I have the background paper with the words and the pumpkins)
Cottage Cutz Squirrel and Oak leaves with acorns
QuicKutz Scalloped Oval Nesting dies
Brown cat's eye ink pad
Pop dots

*Copic markers were used to color the oak leaves, acorns, squirrel - we will have some in class for use.

See you Saturday at 10am!! Hope you'll be there...

Friday, October 22, 2010

Who is the winner??

Thanks all for playing.. Tammy - email me and I'll get this punch to you! Lucky girl, I can't wait to see all the wonderful things you will create with this.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

October QuicKutz club!

Two pages from which to choose this month.. one set of pages has a more fall feel to it and the other is more Halloween. Same paper, different dies, same layout.. Hope to see you Saturday, Oct. 16th at 10am! Be sure to check out this link for your chance to win a Martha Stewart Halloween mouse edge stamp!

Basic Grey designer cardstock as shown
1- orange cardstock
1- green cardstock
Revolution die cutting machine
Pop dots
1/8" glue dots
Krylon 18kt Gold Leafing pen
Martha Stewart lace and ribbon edge punch as shown
gold seam binding
monogram charm
bit of white floss
1" circle punch
Basic scrapbooking supplies

Cottage Kutz skeleton and cat
Charcoal cat's eye ink pad
Spider web stamp
JustRite mini Halloween stamps and stamper
QuicKutzscallop cookie cutters die set
Black felt tip brush pen

QuicKutz fall leaves (4x4 and smaller set)
Spellbinders scallop oval die set
Memento brown ink pad
Flourish stamp
JustRite Autumn Blessings stamps and stamper

Be sure to sign up for several chances for the giveaway! Thanks for dropping in. See you Saturday! I can't wait.

SPECIAL NOTE!! I've extended the giveaway till Friday.. make sure you've left a second and third comment (Nancy, Bobbie) for those who follow and have spread the word on their facebook pages!!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

A Spooky, creepy Halloween giveaway!

It's that time of year.. the spooky, deliriously creepy time.. When the ghouls and goblins hobble about, when children are dressed in colorful gear, and we all know that All Hallow's Eve is near!
I have to give away to one follower the following:

One, new in the package edge punch with deliriously happy mice!
See how cute they look at the bottom of this project!! 

The fine print - leave a comment (1 entry), be a follower (2nd entry) and post this giveaway on your FB page (3rd entry)...

Good luck, I'll be drawing on Monday, October 18th, 2010.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Happy Birthday Gail

My dear friend Gail, who lives in Huntsville, AL has a birthday on the 12th! So Gail, I stole, no borrowed all your beautiful pictures from your website: Gail's Studio. Happy Birthday to you and may the coming year be filled with all that is good. Be blessed.

So as a treat, I'd like to share some of Gail's amazing work with you. Sit back, grab a cuppa, enjoy! Be sure to visit Gail's Studio for more inspiration.

This is a piece I am so particularly found of.

I totally love this table topper. wow. I am sure I have some dishes that would be perfect!

Stay tuned - I've got a great give away planned on this blog this week.. Probably Wednesday.. you know the rules, follow and post.. and the prize can be yours....