Sunday, March 25, 2012

My Card for Oh Scrap! Challenge


Oh Scrap! is having a spring-themed challenge, and here is my entry. This is my first time entering a challenged, and it was so much fun to figure out how to make this card! Unfortunately, I couldn't find my camera, so I had to take it with my video camera, and the quality is definitely not as good as with my point and shoot.

Here are some close ups:'
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Materials used in project:
Tree, flowers (Lawn Fawn Critters in the 'Burbs)
Cloud (Lawn Fawn Bon Voyage)
Flight pattern, "Love life", and bird (Lawn Fawn Fly Free)
Card stock from DCWV Safari Kids Scrapbook kit
EK Success large punch
Ranger Antique Linen Distress Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Studio g light green ink

Saturday, March 3, 2012

First Post!

I should introduce myself, so um, hi! I'm ZT, and I wanted to start this blog to catalogue and keep track of my various craft projects. I've been involved in various crafting projects throughout my childhood, from knitting to sewing clothes for my dolls, but I've always drifted a bit, and I've always been in the midst of several projects at once, often forgetting one when I pick up another.

So, hopefully this will help me to be more organized and prevent too many UFO (UnFinished Objects) from piling up. Here are my current projects:

1. Quilt Blocks. I just began learning about quilting, and I've made a couple of blocks so far. I'm making them to be 9" blocks. So far, I've completed a nine-patch, and I'm working on a sawtooth star.

2. ScrapBooking: I just started working on scrapbooking, and I've made one layout about the Kid Rock concert I attended and second layout about the various antics I've gotten up to at home. The current planned layouts are:
a. Grandmother's family in the north
b. Walking in Shanghai
c. Beijing Times

3. Knitting: I'm almost finished with my scarves for the Special Olympics, which, unfortunately, are actually already over, but at least now I know to allocate more time next year. I think I'll sew them onto my knitting blanket, which had sadly fallen to the wayside when Olympic fever got the best of me.

4. Embroidery: I have three finished kits, but I have about seven that I meant to start, and a lighthouse design dedicated to my grandfather that still needs outlining. I mean to incorporate some of the kits into a designed quilt, but I think that will have to wait until my quilting skills improve.

5. Stamping/card making: I got so excited about Lawn Fawn stamps and Nicole Magouirk's online lessons that I started making some cards. I have some Lawn Fawn stamps ordered that are in the mail, so I've yet to actually start making them with stamps. I can't wait to try!

I think that is it so far. Whew! There are so many projects going on, but it is a busy, happy time. Hopefully, this is a journey that we will go on together, and perhaps even learn something along the way.