Saturday, January 7, 2012

What Lovely News!

I am trying to have a relaxing day today after my long work week.  I have some acoustic Dave Matthews playing in the background and I decided to work on something calming.  One of the most relaxing techniques for me is paper piecing - maybe it's the find detail and tedious cutting that does it for me...

Here is the card that I created for this week's Free For All Friday challenge over at Stamp TV, and as you may have already guessed by looking at my card, it's All About Baby!  I selected a few different designer papers from the My Mind's Eye 6x6 pad - Fine And Dandy Boy and pulled out three stamp sets from Gina K. Designs.  I decided to start with Nina Brackett's set called Nana's Needlework, stamped the quilt image onto three different papers, then cut out and pieced everything together.  I then stamped the wooden shelf onto a piece of Gina K's Pure Luxury card stock in Tan Leather - the texture of this card stock along with the wood grain of the shelf gives it a realistic look.  I used coordinating papers for the background and added a stitched zigzag border.  I hung a little baby sign over the shelf - this is from Gina K's set called Rectangle Greetings.  I then finished up the bottom with some grosgrain ribbon, a button and thread, and a sentiment from Nina Brackett's set called Lovely Shelf.  

Over the holidays, one of my close friends Becca announced her pregnancy - so exciting!  I will be getting this card out in the mail to her this week - hope she likes it!

If you have time this weekend to relax, head over to Stamp TV and play along!  If your not relaxing, I hope you are having some fun!

dee marie


  1. that came out so cute, I'm sure your friend will cherish it!

  2. This is gorgeous! I just love all those pretty squares of your quilt card! I too find the fine, tedious work calming somehow. Whatever works!

  3. Becca will appreciate the work you put into this. It came out so awesome!

  4. Wonderful card! You must have put in a lot of time with this one -- glad it helped to keep you all calm and relaxed!

  5. she will treasure this! love the sewing too!

    paper piecing is one of my fav techs! and yep, sure does make everything else just go away for a time (-: