Saturday, August 29, 2009

Checkerboard Quilt

Day 179 - Checkerboard BackgroundHappy Saturday Everyone!
Here's my submission for the Checkerboard Background challenge at 365 cards...not sure why this one was harder for me...couldn't decide what to do. Anyway, I was inspired by a birth announcement I received this week from a childhood friend, so this will be going to him and his family. Of course, it's a boy so used Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White and Parisian Breeze DSP. I weaved 1" strips of paper into the checkerboard pattern, trimmed to fit card front. Itty Bitty buttons were tied on and the zig-zag on the edge was hand-sewn (gotta get that sewing machine out and figure out how to that on there! Knew it would take too long to do that today, maybe when I don't need it for a challenge!). I had trouble with the ribbon, couldn't get it trimmed straight, so it ended up a bit short, but oh well. :) TFL!

Day 182 - Sporty Saturday

Okay, adding this one to my previous post from today. I think this one makes the final one from this week's 365 Card challenges. I just bought this "I [heart] my dog" set - Hero Arts last night and was stoked that I could use it today! This doggie reminds me of my puppy and how she hops around the yard! So funny to watch. Anyway, although the set has a ball, I cut one out from some patterned paper I had and drew in the bouncy lines. The "grass" was hand cut. It's not really "sporty" although I'm sure the dogs think playing fetch/catch qualifies as a sport! :) Thanks again for looking! Aloha!

12 comments:

SAM said...

David and Sarah will love your card for their new baby! What a take on the checker board challenge to make a quilt. It's another, "I wish I had thought of that!" Beautiful!

SAM said...

Oh and by the way, that puppy looks just like your brother, Buddy!

One4Joy said...

how playful and fun...great colors and love the grass!

Bohemian Gypsy said...

They are both great cards Kim. I love the dog playing fetch the most as it is different from the rest today.
Regards
Michelle

Sherry said...

Kim, both cards are too cute. I especially love the one for today with the dog.

Rose said...

both are great! love the quilt card :)

Ginny said...

that quilt card is super... love your tacking with the buttons :D

Chrissie said...

Both great cards. I love the quilt one!
Chrissie

Casi said...

Two wonderful cards. The quilt looks great!!

LG Kerstin

Jenny S. (UK) said...

Your quilt card hasn't loaded so will check it out later, but this cute dog has my thumbs up for the challenge. What a great fresh idea on sport, love it.

Patti J. said...

Hi Kim! These are wonderful! What a fun idea for a sports card. You are very talented, and I agree with your mom that David and Sarah will love getting this card!!! Great job on the quilt as well - again, like your mom, "why didn't I think of that"??? lol!!!

Vicky said...

wow....these are awesome cards! great job!