Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Mmmmm cupcake.

Is it a miracle?  A post from me?  It's been a busy month as we are now starting to prepare for my brother's wedding, add report cards and pub submissions and throw in spring break for the get the point.

I truly have been looking forward to posting again.  Just when I think life is going to slow down it gets busy again.  So while I have a moment I planned to pop in with a post.  I am setting a calendar goal of a minimum of 2 posts a week.  Let's see if I can manage that and more :)  It's about time I have some fun again.  On that note I was also finishing up some of my stamp designs for the in particular for this's so stinkin' cute! 

Today's card is one of my favs.  I love a combination of patterned paper and paper piecing.  While paper piecing can be too fiddly for some I just love coordinating .  In fact you can call me a junkie when it comes to that...I need the matching EVERYTHING in a collection.  There was a post in the PTI forum about "completists" and I am SOO one of those people.  I like matchy matchy things and I am not afraid to say that out loud.  It's the perfectionist type A personality in me.

Stamp Set(s): Baby Button Bits by PTI
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White by PTI,
Patterned Paper: Christmas Ivy from White Out Collection by We R Memory Keepers
Ink: True Black by PTI
Accents: Ribbon from PTI, Button by PTI
Tools:Copic Marker C-1 (for outline), sewing machine, Crop-a-dile corner cutter

I hope you are having a marvelous St. Patty's day.  We are having green pancakes for supper.  Sound appetizing? least the kids will love it.


P.S. If you are a web designer and can assist me with my blog layout for a minimal cost I'd be happy to have your help.  I have my blog banner and side bars ready to go but am having problems with blurry images.  Not sure what is happening.  Also I am looking to have side bars both left and right.


Diane Jaquay said...

LOVE this Alli!! The patterns and colors are so beautiful together!!

Ted said...

Alli, you know that I'm going to love anything you create and this is no exception. Very darling! :) -from one of your fellow completists. :)

KATHY said...

I LOVE your cupcake! I've never done paper piecing but really want to try it!

Glenda said...

Absolutely love it! Great bright colours and that cupcake is perfect!

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

Love love love this card Alli! Perfect in every way!

Bethany Paull said...

Hi Alli! This looks like it would be one of my faves as well. I love the cupcake and all of the fun patterns and colors. I just bought this set and can't wait to find some time for it now.