Thursday, March 25, 2010

Laundry and some Moxie Fab Paper Piecing

So I have finally motivated myself for today....we'll see how long it lasts. I just got some laundry going, and now I can get onto some card making!
My mom came over this morning and took the older boys to school and then took Sam home with her for a couple of hours. I love my mom! I am so very thankful that she lives so close and is so willing to help me out in these last few weeks of this pregnancy! I know that she is sacrificing a lot of her time to help me out, and I couldn't be more grateful! If you would have asked me 15 or 20 years ago, if I would love having my mom so close and be able to see her so often, I most likely would have laughed! But it's amazing what time and experience does to us. I am so thankful that I can count my mom as one of my closest friends!

Okay, so now onto some cards that I wanted to make for the Moxie Fab Paper Piecing Challenge. This couldn't have come at a better time for me. Y'all know how much I've been trying to use up my obnoxiously endless stash of PP that I have. And what better way to do it than with a Moxie Fab Challenge. Here's the cards I did using different forms of paper piecing:

Well, I think I got a bit carried away! I have just been SO into using PP lately, I just couldn't stop at one card....and since it's been a bit tough to get my mojo flowing, I figured that I might as well just keep on going until I am out of juice!!! Thanks for the challenge. Cath! I had SO SO much fun with this one! And that's what paper crafting is all about, right? Enjoying yourself and having fun with it.

I can't decide which card is my favorite. I think it might be the one with the cut out flowers with the corduroy button......let me know what you think!

My mom just brought Sam back home, so I think this may be my stopping point for today!

Thanks for stopping by and have a beautiful day!
You are a Peach Card:
Paper: Kraft Card Stock, Very Vanilla, both SU; Material Girl from Cosmo Cricket
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Brocade Blue, both SU
Stamps: Vintage Labels, SU. Signature Greetings, PTI
Extras: Chocolate Satin Ribbon, Brown Stickles, Corner Chomper, dimensionals
So Sweet of You:
Paper: Kraft, SU. Farm Fresh by October Afternoon
Stamps: Signature Greetings, PTI
Ink: Real Red, SU
Extras: Jute Twine, PTI, Brown Corduroy Button, SU, Corner Chomper, Dimensionals
Celebrate Your Day:
Paper: Chocolate Chip, SU, Farm Fresh by October Afternoon
Ink: Chocolate Chip, SU
Stamps: Signature Greetings PTI
Extras: Butterfly Punch, Martha Stewart, Corner Chopmer, Tiny Twinkles from Taylored Expressions
Thank You for being so Thoughtful:
Paper: Kraft SU, Material Girl from Cosmo Cricket
Stamps: Signature Greetings PTI
Ink: Wild Wasabi SU
Extras: Martha Stewart Flower Border punch, French Blue Grosgrain Ribbon, SU, Vintage Buttons, PTI, Jute Twine, PTI


Sylvia said...

What beautiful cards. My you were busy today!

Kelley Eubanks said...

Wow Amanda... you got a lot done! :) All of your cards are great!! I love my mom too! We fight sometimes but I think we are too much alike... both hard headed/stubborn! :)

Betsy V said...

Amanda, these cards are awesome!! I love the pieced/punched border on the last one and the one with the flower cut-out over the text paper! They are all so pretty! Thanks for playing along in Moxie Fab World. :-)

Paper Crafts Go-to Gal
Betsy Veldman

Cath said...

Hey Amanda! Thanks for entering the Picking Up the Pieces Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! :)

MEL said...

These are all gorgeous! Your work is beautiful. I may have to case the butterfly card it's a beauty. ;)