Wednesday, August 12, 2009

This week's Saturday Sketch Challenge

The sketch was pretty straightforward...just what i needed for a baby naming card! So here it is:
(I see that my friend and upline Robin used the same baby stroller stamp...great minds and all that!) I wasn't able to go to the babynaming ceremony because i had to attend an event with my quilt group (more about that soon), but i am sending this card and a copy of Patricia Polacco's The Keeping Quilt, one of my all-time favorite books.

While i was in the "stamping studio" (my mother's old kitchen table and my workbench piled high with stamping supplies in my basement) i also made a sympathy card for dear friends whose baby died at birth. I was reminded of this stamp (and similar color combination) by the pretty little boxes on Takatou's site.There's really not much a person can say at a dreadful time like this but i thought the card would help tell them i'm holding them in my thoughts and prayers.

I also started a series of cards "just because." The new Stampin' Up! lattice die for the Big Shot really intrigues me. I cut out five lattices from different c0lors of card stock (5 of the 6 new In colors) and then mixed and matched the little pieces that are punched out, to make what are essentially paper quilts. This is the first one that i completed.


  1. Cute cards! Thanks for playing along with Stamping 411 this week!

  2. Paula, This is just too funny for words. I also am a Paula, I quilt and have 7 cats. I just could not leave without at least saying hello.

    Another Paula

  3. Hi Paula,
    Very cute cards,I love the blue
    I did the step by step of the Chrysanthem for you as I promised.
    Have a nice day.

  4. paper quilts......very cool idea.