Monday, November 29, 2010


Hi everyone!  Just wanted to share some exciting news with you!  I have two cards featured in the Paper Crafts Card Creations: Favorite Occasions Vol. 2! 
I was thrilled this summer to find out that a two of my cards were accepted for publication and even more thrilled to get a copy of the magazine in the mail!  Super fun, I tell ya!  :-)  There are some great ideas in this edition for all kinds of cards ... you should definitely get a copy.  You can learn more about this issue at the Paper Crafts Connection blog.

I also wanted to share that I have a new blog for Sew Lux Fabric.  It's a work in progress ... but will be all pretty and ready to go for our Handmade Holiday series which kicks off this weekend with projects, samples, giveaways and more!  I'd love it if you followed the blog and/or added it to your Google Reader! 

Thanks so much for stopping by!  :-)

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Birthday Wishes

Hiya! Just stopping in to share a birthday card with you. I love pink and green and so this card is a fav! :-)I let the patterned paper do all the work on this one and just stamped the sentiment in the corner. I added a strip of coordinating green houndstooth (love this print on paper and fabric) and some ribbon. Easy peasy but still very pretty!

Hope you are having a fabulous day! :-)

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Giga Guidelines (PTI)
Paper: Sultry (Basic Grey); Hibiscus Burst card stock (PTI)
Other: grosgrain (PTI)

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Sew Thankful

Hello and Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful holiday with family. :)

This year, I am thankful for many things ... including the opportunity to start a fabric business with my mom. It's something we've dreamed about for a long time and this year, we took the plunge!

Our Thanksgiving Sale: Save 10% on your entire purchase with coupon code "thankful" and free shipping on orders of $75 or more through the weekend - shop our site or Etsy store.

We've got a few new fabrics in and have several new bundles mixed up ... just in time to get started on some holiday sewing! Here's one of them ....
And here's one of our new fabrics ... I'm a girl who can't resist a good black & white polka dot fabric! Check out our other new dots, houndstooths and bundles today!

Thanks for stopping by! :-)

Saturday, November 20, 2010

November 31 Deals

Hi y'all! Hope you're having a great weekend. Both our football teams won today, so it was a good day here at my house! :-)

Just wanted to share the current Thirty-One customer special since there's a few days left in November to take advantage of it. For EVERY $31 you spend in November, you can get a free zipper pouch (retail $12) in one of the 5 prints shown (Peacock Paisley, Paparazzi Dot, Boho Patchwork Paisley, Onyx Medallion, or Floral Fanfare; additional $6 to monogram each item).
These bags are so great for a lot of things ... they are pretty big, too! Almost the size of a full sheet of 8/5 x 11 paper. Great for school supplies, cosmetics, craft projects in progress (I tote card sets to assemble downstairs in these as well as my hexagons that I'm stitching together), keeping larger bags and suitcases organized, etc. Great for teachers and coworkers too!

Note that the special is for every $31 you spend ... so if your order is more than $31, just add one of these to your cart - for free! If your order is $62 or more, add two for free, etc.

If you're interested in placing an order, just head over to my website where you can view the catalog and order online. Or feel free to email me for a paper copy of the catalog or to place your order! This special runs through November 30th. All orders placed by December 13th will arrive in time for Christmas. :-)

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Blessings & Smiles Girly!

Hi again! Just sharing another stack of cards that went out to sweet, long-time friend the other day. She does in fact make me smile, she is a blessing, and she does rock! All perfect sentiments for her and for her to have on hand to send to others. Hope she likes this color scheme!Can't wait to finish sewing all these t-shirts so I can start crafting up a storm for the holidays ... not only do I have big plans ... I have a BIG stash of paper and fabric all waiting to be cut into! :-)

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Sew Nice

Hi again! Just dropping in to share a cute little sewing theme card I whipped up the other day. I took a well-deserved daycation from my sewing machine on Veterans Day ... and made some cards ... about sewing! Go figure.(Note: please excuse the poor photo ... took this late at night.)
Anyway, I made four of these really quickly using an assembly-line style production. Die cut all the labels, stamped the machines, stamped the sentiments, cut the background paper, glued it all together and added some ribbon. That paper is "sew fun" and I made 2 with this color way and two with the papers flip flopped.

I am finding that I really enjoy the 3.5 x 5 cards lately ... they are just cute ... and I think my design layout looked better on this size than a larger 4.25 x 5.5 card for this one. A few of our Sew Lux customers may just get one of these in with their order ;-)

That's all for now! Thanks "sew much" for stopping by! :-)

Monday, November 15, 2010

Paper Reverie

Hiya and happy Monday, y'all! Hope your week is off to a great start. :-)

This past weekend I took some time to paper craft after a long week of sewing under some pretty serious deadlines. I decided to make a couple of quick card sets to mail off to some friends I had been thinking of lately. Here's one of the sets (excuse my Bernina in the background).
I used some paper and embellishments from the Paper Reverie collection in the Sienne colorway that I got from a recent Studio Calico kit. I added some tea stained twill and some twine along with some Fine Linen card stock and put together these four cards. Here's a closer look at one of them. I *think* these got where they are going today, so I hope my sweet friend likes them. :-)

Off to work on a few more shirts ... hope to finally be done with my orders by Thanksgiving so I can get on to creating for fun and hawking some fabric. :)

Speaking of fabric, we have all of our "custom bundles" (sets of coordinating fat quarters and half yards) for 20% off - prices are already reduced on our Sew Lux Etsy store or you can use the coupon code "welcome" on our main site.

This set is from the Tea Garden collection ... pretty, huh?!
Thanks for stopping by! :-)

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thanks Veterans

Just dropping in to say thank you to all those who have served and are currently serving our great country! Which wouldn't be so great without all the freedoms you protect for us. So, again, thank you!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Bee Blocks

Hi again! Just stopping in quickly ... taking a break from letter shirts ... to share my blocks for a virtual quilting bee I am in. These were for Liz, who hosted in October. She sent some fun Christmas-themed fabrics and asked for a wonky log cabin or square-in-a-square. Here are my blocks ...For this bee, we are also sending signature blocks. Never made one of these, so I hope mine will work out ok. I took some leftovers and appliqued a tree on it and then added some wonky-ish borders. Here it is stacked on top of the folded blocks ready to be shipped off.
I have several more bee blocks to share, but will wait until a later post ... back to work! :-)

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


Hiya! Wow ... the days are just slipping by me like crazy! It's been a total whirlwind closing down one business and starting the other. In fact, we got some new fabric in from Free Spirit today that I hope to get added to our store tomorrow ... Innocent Crush and more! Yay! Such pretty threads :)

I wanted to share a card ... finally! I made this one some time ago for a pub call, but it didn't get chosen. I still love it anyway and know exactly who will get it when the time comes. :-)I made the "ring" with 2 circle punches and then added a Prima flower center for the diamond. I had some fushia May Arts silk ribbon that is lovely to work with and I added it to create some stripes in the background. This turned out to be a really modern-looking card and I love it.

Well, I better get back to work. 119 shirts left to go! And many are due in the next week ... yikes!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you were all able to exercise your right to vote today :-)