It' been a while! My husband is out of town for a few weeks. He is taking some classes to gain some certifications for his line of work. He is a Union worker and the more certifications you have, the more likely you will be chosen for a job! He will come home on the weekends. Thank goodness for that! The girls and I miss him a lot during the week! Because he's not home, and there has been some "Odd" behavior on and around our block, I decided I would stay with my husband’s Grandmother! I am having a really great time staying here! My girls LOVE having this time with their Great Grandma!! They are getting A LOT of attention from her! We have been stamping a lot together, however I haven't had much time to do the challenges! i have missed them! However, Grandma and I have made quite a few cards this past week! We've had MANY late nights! Finally, on Thrusday, I checked the challenge and i just COULDN'T stay away! I created a card in my head the minute I read the challenge and just HAD to create it!
My Quilt Card:
I wanted to explain a bit (If you'd like to skip the story see card below).
Isn't this such a beautiful picture of a Grandmother and her two granddaughters!?! :) Love this photo! Well... moving on to my card... After I came home and saw this photo I realized I needed to something really special with it and give it to my mother. I started thinking... "Mom LOVES quilts... what if I take a peak at some of her quilting books, find a pattern, and use that to make my paper quilt?" So, it was about 11pm when I started researching the quilt books. When I saw this pattern, I KNEW it was THE one! I just started going at it. Punching squares like crazy! I used baja breeze dp from SU!'s 2009 catalog. I also added some Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze, and Night of Navy. When I finished my paper quilt i was SOO pleased! I wasn't, however, please with the hour! It was 3AM!! Eventually, I got some sleep and started to look for embellies to add into the shadow box... I put a lighthouse and some seashells. Needless to say, she loved it! (Right mom?) It sits on her bureau in her bedroom! It really was so much fun to make and GIVE to her! :)
This morning, when i read Lydia's "Free For All- Warm and Fuzzy," I couldn't stop thinking about the quilt I left (not so willingly behind) on my bed! It hit me that I could duplicate that quilt I made with some NEW SU! dp, and use it for the challenge!! And that is exactly what I did!!
And here is my paper quilted card: