Friday, January 27, 2012

Stampin' Addicts Sale-a-Bration Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampin' Addicts Sale-a-bration Blog Hop! Have you seen the SAB catalog yet? For each $50 spent, you can choose a free item from the SAB catalog. On top of the four stamp sets, accessories, papers, ribbon, My Digital Studio digital content CD, and even SAB-exclusive decor element, there is also selected stamps and accessories from the main catalog to choose from! Buttons, fabric, cardstock, Big Shot embossing folder.... there is something for everyone.

If you have been following the blog hop in order, you have just come from Lisa's blog featuring the stamp set Outlined Occasions. Lisa always has over-the-top beautiful projects!

For my stop on this blog hop, I thought I would challenge myself with Flirtatious designer fabric. What was I thinking?! I'll admit, the stress level was higher, but this just goes to show that anyone can do this!

First a straight-forward project. Any card maker can add a little fabric to a card for interest, texture, and touchability.

Just snip a cut on the edge of the fabric and hand tear with the "grain" of the fabric for a fun, raw edge.

Stamps: Field Flowers; Paper: Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White, Regals Collection DSP; Ink: Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, Lucky Limeade, Wisteria Wonder marker, Elegant Eggplant marker; Accessories: Color Spritzer Tool, Finial Press embossing folder, Paper Doily die, Big Shot, Flirtatious designer fabric, Sewing machine, Thread, Dimensionals.
I originally saw the Cute 'n Cubby on Sara Mattson-Blume's blog last year. I fell in love. I wanted one soooo bad! And it took me this long to get the courage to give it a try. Trust me, if I can, YOU can!

Supplies: Flirtatious designer fabric, Whisper White grosgrain ribbon, Square Scallop die, Big Shot, Sewing machine, Thread.
Here is the super stepped-up project, a quilt block wall hanging. After laying out a pattern in My Digital Studio, Little Missy and I took a trip to Mom's house for a sewing day. Mom is an expert quilter. Me? Not at all!

Did you catch the neat part? You can blow up any non-detailed image in MDS and use it as a pattern!

MDS elements: Nursery Necessities; Accessories: Flirtatious designer fabric, Pretty in Pink striped ribbon, Beautiful Butterflies die, Big Shot, Sewing machine, Thread, Muslin, Batting, Fusible web, Embroidery floss, Dowel.
Come back on Monday for more pictures and further descriptions. If you aren't yet a member of Stampin' Addicts, you can sign up here. Make sure you check out the next stop to see what Sharon at Created By You put together using Kindness Matters. She made some amazing projects.

The complete blog hop listing:

1) Betty (kittystamps) -- Fresh Vintage
2) Holly K (catrules) -- Fresh Vintage
3) Paula (scrapshappen) -- Everyday Enchantment DSP
4) Tanya (tanya27) -- Everyday Enchantment Ribbon & Brad pack
5) Yapha -- Sprinkled Expressions
6) Twila (tjdstampsalot) -- Sprinkled Expressions
7) Rhonda (rhondag) -- Outlined Occasions
8) Lisa Y (genesis) -- Outlined Occasions
9) Heidi (hlw966) -- Flirtatious Fabric
10) Sharon (createdbyu) -- Kindness Matters
11) Katherine -- Designer Frames Embossing Folders
12) Shelley (Packer Fan) -- Elementary Elegance
13) Kim (s1itcher46) -- Elementary Elegance
14) Krystal (skdeleeuw) -- Stripes Embossing Folder
15) Mickey (MickeyRoberts) -- Language of Friendship
16) Carmen -- One Big Sale-a-bration MDS CD
17) Debra (webdeb) -- One Big Sale-a-bration MDS CD
18) Sara (lilyinkpad) -- Piece of Cake Ensemble MDS CD

Thanks for stopping by!


Katherine said...

Amazing projects! I am in love with the quilt. I never realized that you could create patterns with MDS!

Andrea said...

What a cute gift that little cube would make. Thanks for sharing such fun ideas.

Yapha said...

Love that Cute 'n' Cubby!! So great. But oh wow, that wall hanging is absolutely spectacular!!

Krystal De Leeuw said...

Oh wow!! Your projects are fabulous!! Love your wall hanging. What a creative way to use MDS!!! I'n not a quilter/sewer either, but now I feel the need to get the Flirtatious fabric!! Great job!

Sharon Field / Created By You said...

Fab fabric projects Heidi! The tiny elephant wallhanging is just too cute!!

Vikki Jo said...

Simply adorable!!

Mickey Roberts said...

The quilt piece is just awesome, Heidi! Love the card and the cubby, too.

Debra Burgin said...

The cubby is too cute, and I believe it's a project I could manage; TFS. Say thanks to your mom for her part in the quilted hanging -- love it!

Paula said...

The card is gorgeous but I think my favorite is the wall hanging. So cute!

Deb B (Debadoo) said...

super super great projects Heidi! Love the way you made MDS images bigger and did the wall hanging. I've been wanting to do the caddy also, but still don't have that die. I finally got the duo scallop square, but not the big one. Don't have a sewing machine either. lol

Betty said...

WOW, WOW and WOW!!! The card is drop dead gorgeous-- the combo of colors, textures and patterns is perfect! And your sewing projects are beautiful-- what a great reminder to use MDS for patterns. Talent runs in the family I see!

Tanya Boser said...

Oh, Heidi, I ♥ all of your projects!! Field Flowers is one of my favs and I love to see more yummy projects with it :) The sewing projects are awesome too!!

Kim said...

Everything is so cute in this fabric! wonderful projects. I love your elephant wall hanging! I've made the cute n cubbys and they are fun and easy!

Amy said...

Heidi, these are wonderful projects. LOVE the wall hanging!

Lisa Young said...

Wowza! The fabric scares me but you make it look fun and easy! My first thought when I saw the wall hanger was how?? Gotta love MDS! Outstanding job as always!

Kim P said...

Gorgeous! I have fabric on its way! I am sure I willnever sew, but I love adding a bit of fabric to my cards. Your wisteria floral card is GORGEOUS!!!

RhondaG -the stampin' bunny said...

Great projects!! WOWIE! LOVE it all!! Amazing quilted hanging! Wonderful tips too!

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

Heidi these projects are awesome! I love the quilt block and how you used the MDS brilliant! I never thought about that you just opened up a hole new idea for me!! Beautiful projects!

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

Very cute projects! I love the little bit of fabric added on the card--a little extra touch. The cute-n-cubby, well, you know how much I love those! Also, that wall-hanging is precious!

Missi said...

You have made such darling projects with this fabric. Using MDS for a pattern is so clever!

Anonymous said...

Where can I find directions for the cubby? I love it!

Twila said...

OMGosh Heide! I love that little wall hanging, but that first card has got to be my favorite. So soft and pretty.

Carmen said...

Love these!! The first card is awesome love the color :) But that quilt block ... too cute!! Might have to case that for a baby shower in a couple of weeks!!!

Rose said...

Gorgeous projects, Heidi! :)