Joan Lowder, Stampin Up Creative Coach
Winston Salem, NC 336-764-3546
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Quiting: Birds in Fall
Well, Fall of 2011 we were in Fla and I heard about a bus day trip to a great quilt shop and I thought for $18 why not and get to meet some new gals. I don't need any fabric so I'll just go get inspired to use what I have and enjoy the day. The day was going great and everyone was so excited and buying like crazy and I was enjoying the shop. We had a nice lunch so now I'm up to around $30 for the day trip. Before I know it, gals are say.... you haven't bought anything? Well I have a lot of stuff at home. Then I felt guilty and in a panic, 45 min. before the bus is to leave I decide to shop. I found a Valori Wells pattern, Annie (which I didn't buy but got approximate lengths of fabric for).
Gosh I only need some bird fabric and about 9" of about 9 batiks. No problem, 3/4 yard because I'm making a wall hanging, and some batiks so off I go quickly shopping. Needless to say you can see below that I ended up adding the cream and the light tan to the right and 6 more batiks when I got home. But all in all the day was a good day and it ended up costing me $100 for the day. The day that was just for fun, no buying. Yep the bird fabric and 9 pcs 9" of batik ended up being around $70.
Around August, 2012 I decided I needed to force myself to sew once a week and I started a quilting bee, Busy Bees that meets every Thursday and we sew most of the day. After working on various other mini projects I decided to pull out the batch above. Now my addition batiks came from another road trip (just going to look) to Wytheville Va with one of my new bee gals Becki to Batik sale. I might buy a few pieces = $60 I believe.
SO now I have enough batik choices and no excuse, start the project. Annie is a throw but I want a wall hanging and for sure I don't cut straight and don't sew straight but here goes.
This is about 5 bees and I'm almost done except for the sleeve on the back. My thanks to my hive for helping me get thru this as I don't work like most. I'm a cut and sew as you go gal. No pre cutting and stacking for me in case I don't like it. So.... it took me way longer but I like it and pleased. Now where to hang it.
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Hope you like it. I'm pleased with my accomplishment. It does lay straighter than this but angle of camera.
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I retired from Bali Bras, Sara Lee Intimates. Married a very long time. I love meeting new people so hope you'll drop me a line.
I've been doing crafts of all kinds since I was a kid. I loved making things and especially things that are recycled. I had never stamped until 2001 when I went to a stamp class while on vacation. We went to a local store to buy the stamps we had used. OUCH. When we got home I saw a Stampin Up catalog and realized how much money I could save with their stamps and best part as they are sets that go together which makes for easy card making. After doing some thinking I decided I should sign up as a demo and see what happens. I didn't know the first thing about stamping and still learning. Retired from Sara Lee Intimates in '01. I was in sales after many years, since age 18, as an office person, secretary, office assistant, etc.
I teach Stamp Classes in my stamp room and would love to meet you.
Casey's 18th b'day money I made this IPOD from money wrapped around foam core for my niece's 18th b'day. The ear pieces are from buttons and reinstones. It slides down into the green case. I always come up with creative ways to give her money equal to her age. Keep in mind I had never seen an IPOD.
May 08 class
Winter Welcome '07 class
We made 4 cards. Busy class
Submitted by Angie Nifong
Happy Blessings, World Card Day
Happy Blessings: Scarecrow
Happy Blessings pumpkins World Card day 10/4/08
Happy Blessings – Pumpkins. Nice fall card. Love that crimping.
World Card Making Day class, 10/4/08
I used the tree from Lovely as a Tree. This was a fun project to make. Little time consuming. The tree is actually onside on the card and you are looking thru a window.
Pocket Silhouettes in lilac.... World Card Making Day 10/4/08
Just a nice simple card
Convention board of ideas 1
Pocket Silhouettes World Card Making day 10/4/08
Heartfelt Thanks.... World Card Making Day class, 10/4/08
Heartfelt Thanks (reg catalog)
Home for Christmas.... World Card Making Day class, Oct 4, 08
Home for Christmas (holiday mini) Front door stamped in stazon on
World Card Making Day class, Oct 4, 08
World Card Making Class, Oct 4, 2008
Just another simple card using Heartfelt Thanks
Live Like you Mean It......World Card Making Day class, Oct 4, 08
"Live like you mean it" hostess set 8/08 catalog.
Upsy Daisy....World Card Making Day class, Oct 4, 2008
. “Upsy Daisy” stamp set (from reg. catalog)
Lovely as a Tree....World Card Making Day class, October 4, 2008
#2 Snow in Trees Using: Lovely as a Tree….. Night of Navy; White for trees: 5 ¼ x 4; White for snow 5 ¼ x 4 ¼, tear and cut strips; White for inside card: 5 ¼ x 4
Eastern Blooms World card Making day class, Oct 4, 08
. “Eastern Blooms” Tangerine Tango card (in color); Apricot Appeal 2 x 2”; Stamp flower on 2 x 2 white Background white 2 3/8 x 3 ¾What nice colors and a simple card
Scandinavian Season....October 4, 08 World Card Making Day class
3. Scandinavian Season (Holiday Mini)
Oct '08 monthly class: Season of Friendship
Tree loses leaves. "Season of Friendship" (tree w/leaves in holiday mini); Vanilla 3 x 4 1/8; Really Rust 3 ¼ x 5; Always Artichoke 3 ¼ x 1”; Card is Creamy Caramel; only half a tree on inside of the card.
Leaves: October 08 Monthly class
Falling leaves was part of this class, you could use any leave stamps. This was rock and roll technique. 11. I used a retired set of leaves . With Gratitude would work (reg catalog) Used this card for Reg. Oct. class also.
Sept 07 class
So many stamps, so little time
much neater than years ago
moving around the room
It's always being tweaked.
I've been to the Christmas Parade in "The VIllages", Fla.