Thursday, March 4, 2010

'Dude' Birthday and a FREEBIE!!!!

I needed a quick birthday card for a boy at church, so I grabbed a digi I already had printed out that fit this week's Paper Craft Planet Sketch perfectly! The digital image is 'Skater Brady' from The Character Cafe. I colored him with Copic Markers and mounted the main image panel on dimensionals. The sentiment is computer generated. Designer paper is DCWV 'All About Boys'. I just love that stack for boy cards!
Have you all seen Melanie's new Free Digital Image yet? If not, be sure to check it out HERE! Its absolutely adorable, and the perfect image for spring cards. Here's a little snippet of the image for you: On a personal note, I wanted to tell you all about my Quilting Class that I recently attended. As most of you already know, I work at a Fabrics and Crafts store. And although I have sewn apparel and home dec my entire life, I have never made a quilt. Well, quilting seems to have really made a big comeback in popularity recently. We seem to have more quilting customers than anyone else. And, the customers always expect us employees to be expert quilters ourselves and to be able to solve all their math problems and answer all their questions. When I tell them, 'I don't quilt', they look at me all aghast and say 'WELL, how can you work here if you don't QUILT?'. So after a year of this verbal abuse, our fabric manager decided to have quilting classes for any employee who was interested....which was just about everyone because no one other than the fabric manager knows how to quilt. LOL! Anyhow, we all gathered together Tuesday Night to learn how to quilt and I have to tell you, I can't remember the last time I had so much fun! All of us co-workers just get along so well and we truly, and genuinely care for each other. We always have so much fun at work, so to have a big get together outside of work was a blast! We spent hours just talking, laughing, etc. And, yes, we also quilted. And I discovered, I LOVE TO QUILT!!!! Its not as hard as it looks once you learn the basics and how all those rulers and gadgets worked. I think my favorite part is just the process of combining fabrics, colors, and patterns. I have a real artistic eye for it, and my teacher even told me that 'She loved the fabrics I chose'. I think its actually a lot like combining different designer papers in paper crafting, I have years of experience with that! Plus, just working at the fabric store for a year, and constantly seeing and touching fabrics all day, gave me an eye for it. I also developed an eye for fabric combinations by seeing the different fabric combinations customers come to the cutting counter with; some of which are not too great, but others which are very inspiring. I guess the reason I'm telling you all of this is because this blog is about 'anything of artistic interest to me', so be expecting some quilting posts now! LOL! And I'll be sure to post my very first quilting project that were making in class when its done...even if its really bad! LOL!
Have a great day! Amy


  1. Very cool boy card Amy! The image and paper are fab!
    I love to hear your news! so glad that you had fun with the quilting I look forward to seeing your first project!

  2. Your card is boyishly cute!

    So cute to hear you talk with such enthusiasm about a new-found craft!

  3. Fab card Amy will be perfect for the little boy. I will await your quilting post with much interest I have never quilted but I have seen the beauties that are about and think they are wonderful they always remind me of the old west films.

    Lorraine x

  4. What a fun fun dude card Amy....LOVE this image and this fab layout!!!

  5. OMG!! This is just so darn CUTE!! I love it!!! the image with the colors are a perfect boy fit!! TFS! HUGS

  6. What a cute card for a boy. I like the sentiment.

    Good for your for taking a quilting class not only to help your customers but to have something new and fun to do. I warn you though, it's not only as addicting as stamping but can be a lot more expensive. I quilted for years. And in fact I was a professional quilter for quite a while. I rarely sold a quilt but I had my own quilt pattern company, I taught quilting classed, I judged quilt shows and I wrote for several quilting magazines. I even had a book deal in the works. But I got burnt out from having to make quilts rather than wanting to make quilts. I've barely sewn since I gave it all up. That's actually one of the reasons I haven't dove into being on a DT for a stamping company. I don't ever want to have stamping be a chore instead of a fun pastime. Anyway... I know you will have fun with it and within a year everyone you know will have a quilt on thier bed.

    Thanks SO much for remembering my birthday and sending the lovely tag card with the bird image. It was very thoughtful of you.

  7. I am so jealous.. We have NOTHING here for quilting..Not even a fabric store worth diddly. I would love taking a class like this.. I hope you will post a picture of your creations.. I have been sewing since I was in 7th grade.. Decades..LOL

    Your card is adorable. I bet the little boy at church loved it.. Great jog..

  8. Your little dude at church will love this card! So cute! Can't wait to see your quilt pictures! You go girl! (I posted a little 'candy' on my blog today - it may be something you need, so be sure to check it out!)

  9. What a sweet boy card! I need a card for my nephew and this would be perfect. Cute image.

    I can't wait to see your quilt!

  10. so glad that you had fun with the quilting I look forward to seeing your first project!
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