Sunday, April 26, 2015

It's a trend! I just didn't know it when I did it.

I completed this card over a week ago, but hadn't yet taken the photo of it. I got the idea from a card I saw here by Simonne Clay. Then, during the week I saw the same concept done here, and here. There is another one that is similar, with different squares here. I must have seen some of these before and they got into my subconscious, because I really wanted to play with monsters or aliens in little stitched squares. I used the double stitched square dies from Simon Says Stamp. Even the leftover scraps look good!

The monsters are all from The Alley Way Stamps--Phone Home, and Oogles, and the sentiment is from TAWS' Learning Curve set.

But I wasn't done there, I did this one, too.

 Because, well, chickens. Although I had some trouble deciding what my chicken(s) would say. In the end, miss you (from Lawnfawn's Chit Chat set) is quite generic. The chickens are from The Alley Way Stamps' Hard Boiled set.

As much as I love the idea of critters in squares, I really suck at lining them up nicely on the backing.  I have some more to color and use, so wish me luck, or better, more skill with a ruler. Please don't show these to your OCD friends.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Smiling from ear to ear

I actually finished 5 cards today, which must be some kind of record for me. As I am the slowest card maker ever, I am patting myself on the back for these.

The aliens are from The Alleyway Stamps' Phone Home set, and they are paper pieced onto a printed background. The sentiment is from TAWS' set Say It Don't Spray It. That name makes me giggle like a little girl every time.

I did 3 of the "You make me SMILE from ear to ear" cards, one of the flying saucer, and an additional "Welcome Happy Morning". 

What else could the Welcome Happy Morning be used for besides Easter? I haven't put any sentiment on the inside (yet).

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter, everyone!

These almost speak for themselves. Welcome Happy Morning is my favorite hymn of all seasons. With any luck we'll get to sing it in church. Otherwise I'll be singing it solo in the car.

The "Welcome Happy Morning" was cobbled together from various sentiment and alphabet sets. The bunny, his flowers, frame, sentiment and papers are all from Lawn Fawn. Yay!

Friday, April 3, 2015

Where has the time gone?

I turned around and it was April! This is the only non-Easter card I've made in 2 weeks. It's another butterfly from The Alley Way Stamps' Fly By set. Shhh, don't tell anyone, but he has been colored and waiting for several months.  I won't try to make a cocoon joke. Honest!