Gem Stone Lap Quilt

Hello and Happy July, everyone! 2020 has changed our lives in so many different ways. We can talk about all of the things we miss or haven’t been able to do, but I want to talk about what I’ve learned and loves about this stay at home time.

First, I saved so much money by not going anywhere or buy anything besides groceries. Second, I’ve been able to spend more time with my children. I realize how much I miss when we are off to school and work on a typical day. The third is more time to finish and start new crafts, LOL!!

Yes, I’ve been able to finish older projects and start new ones like my project that I want to share with you today.

Take a look  at my Gem Stone Lap Quilt:

The colors in this collection are so vibrant and fun.

Let’s take about this fabric collection:

Gem Stones Basics, by PSD2, is a stunning collection of fabrics featuring an ombre confetti design that runs selvage to selvage.

This collection contains 17 different prints.

Let’s dive into how to create this lap quilt:

Cutting fabric:

Cut 10 strips of different colors to 5 inches x the width of the fabric.

Sewing Strips:

Line the strips up in the order you want to see them as a quilt.

Place the first two right-sides together and sew a 1/4 inch down the length of the fabric.

Repeat this process until all of your strips are sewn together.

Once that is done, its time to cut the batting and backing.

Lay the quilt top on top of the batting and backing. Make sure the batting is bigger then the quilt top and the backing is more significant than the batting.

To make sure the quilt top doesn’t move, pin all three layers in place.

Now its time to quilt the quilt.

Once the quilting is finished, square up the quilt on all four sides.

The last thing to do now is to add the binding.

Cut 4 strips of 2.5 inch of the binding fabric.

Sew the strips together, then sew the binding to the quilt.

Sew the binding around the entire quilt.

Look at how pretty the Gem Stone Lap Quilt is!

 

What do you think? Making a Lap Quilt is fun and easy. Let me know what you think.

Supplies used:

 Bernina 570QE

 

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Altenew + Pinkfresh Studio “Celebrate” Collaboration Blog Hop Details + Giveaway

Hello, and welcome to Altenew + Pinkfresh Studio Celebrate Collaboration Blog Hop!! Today we are showcasing a brand new collection called Celebrate. If you arrived here from the talented blog, Svitlana Shayevich, then you are on the right track. If this is your first stop, then you will want to start at the beginning, the Altenew Card Blog.

Take a look at my pinwheel pencils:

It’s summertime, and the patterned paper is fun and full of flowers. Perfect for the summer.

Giving gifts to my staff brings me joy. My team loves receiving goodies that I make for them. This go-round, they will receive a pencil with a pinwheel attached. This will make them smile from one ear to the other.

Creating these pinwheels are as easy as 1-2-3:

  1. Use an electronic cutter and software to create and cut the pinwheel out of the 12 x12 Celebrate pattern paper.
  2. Old brads that match are perfect to use to hold the flower petals together.
  3. Adhere the pinwheels to the pencils using a glue gun.

See nothing to it!

What is a blog hop without an amazing gift? Yayyy!!!

Prizes:

There are TWO grand prizes(entire collection worth $85.5) from Altenew and Pinkfresh Studio up for grabs. Two winners will be picked randomly from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below. Please leave your comments by 7/2/2020 to be eligible to win.

We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 Altenew or Pinkfresh Studio gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog and Pinkfresh Studio giveaway page on 7/8/2020.

Next Stop on this Blog Hop is:

Else Siegers

You do not want to miss out on her amazing creations!!

Just in case you lose your place along the way, here is the complete list of participants so that you can find your way back:

Altenew Card Blog

Pinkfresh Studio Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Nathalie DeSousa

Lea Lawson

Lauren Hender

Reiko Tsuchida

Laura Bassen

Anna Komenda

Nicole Watt

Angelica Conrad

Terhi Koskinen

Laurie Willison

Caly Person

Missy Whidden

Amber Rain Davis

Channin Pelletier

Cristina Sales

Norine Borys

Ashlea Cornell

Jung AhSang

Lilith Eeckels

Kay Miller

Flora Farkas

Lydia Evans

Heather Hoffman

Amanda Baldwin

Jaycee Gaspar

Ivana Camdzic

Erica Thomspon

Virginia Lu

Kelly Lunceford

Yasmin Diaz

Therese Calvird

Kristina Pokazenieva

Maryam Perez

Natasha Valkovskaya

TaeEun Yoo

Svitlana Shayevich

Kymona Tracey

Else Siegers

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Supplies used:

(Thank you so much for stopping by. Compensated affiliate links are used at no cost to you. The Altenew products were given to me since I’m on the design team. The other products were personally purchased. This post was not paid or sponsored.)

 

Altenew 6th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 4 + Giveaway

Hello everyone and welcome to Altenew 6th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 4!! Today we are celebrating Altenew turning 6 years old!!  If you’ve arrived here from Tania Ahmed blog, then you are on the right track. If you arrived here on your own, then you will want to start at the beginning, the Altenew Blog so that you don’t miss a thing!

Let’s take a look at my favorite creations from 2019:

Altenew Giving Back:

Special Offer

Enjoy FREE U.S. shipping with code HAPPY6TH or $5 OFF international shipping with code ANNIV20 at checkout. Offer valid from 4/2/2020 at 12:01 am EDT through 4/5/2020 at 11:59 pm EDT. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes. Shop here.

Prizes

Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners and one Altenew Academy class to 10 lucky winners. There are also 14 awesome companies/crafty friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:

Be sure to leave comments by 4/12/2020 for a chance to win one of 37 prizes! To make the hop more exciting, start your comment with “Hi from (city or country where you’re from)!”. 37 winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on 4/18/2020.

Next Stop on this Blog Hop is the:

Nancy McClelland

You do not want to miss out on her amazing creations!!

Just in case you lose your place along the way, here is the complete list of participants so that you can find your way back:

Altenew Blog

Amy Tangerine

Vicky Papaioannou

Kristina Pokazanieva

Paige Evans

Jaycee Gaspar

Amber Rain Davis

Michelle’s Cards & Stamp

Reiko Tsuchida

Bea Valint

Ashlea Cornell

Seven Hills Crafts

Nicole Watt

Tania Ahmed

Kymona Tracey ← you are here!

Nancy McClelland

Raquel Bowman

Altenew Mini Delight: Strength Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello, and welcome to Altenew Mini Delight Blog Hop!! Today we are showcasing a brand new mini stamp set. If you arrived here from the talented blog, Norine Borys, then you are on the right track. If this is your first stop, then you will want to start at the beginning, the Altenew Card Blog.

Take a look at my Mini Delight: Strength Key Chain:

Handmade keyrings are fun to make. I made this keyring using felt and fabric ink.

All you have to do is:

Cut out two felt circles 2.5 inches.

Cut out one felt circle 2.0 inches.

Cut out a felt handle 2 x 7/8 inch.

Cut out a felt label that isn’t symmetrical to add character.

Use the Mini MISTI and stamp the leaves and sentiment on their individual pieces using fabric ink.

Once the stamping is complete, simply sew the piece together using a blanket stitch.

Add the key metal ring then you done.

What is a blog hop without an amazing gift? Yayyy!!!

Prizes:

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog for a chance to win. We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 3/21/2020.

Next Stop on this Blog Hop is:

Laurie Willison

You do not want to miss out on her amazing creations!!

Just in case you lose your place along the way, here is the complete list of participants so that you can find your way back:

Altenew Card Blog

Jaycee Gaspar

Nathalie DeSousa

Norine Borys

Kymona Tracey

Laurie Willison

Maryam Perez

Erum Tasneem

Lilith Eeckels

Virginia Lu

Sveta Fotinia

Supplies used:

(Thank you so much for stopping by. Compensated affiliate links are used at no cost to you. The Altenew products were given to me since I’m on the design team. The other products were personally purchased. This post was not paid or sponsored.)

Mini Delight Strength

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Altenew: A Year in Review Blog Hop + Giveaway

 

Hello everyone!!

Welcome to Altenew’s: A Year in Review Blog Hop!! Today we are showcasing our favorite Altenew projects created in 2019!!  If you’ve arrived here from the talented Nancy McClelland blog, then you are on the right track. If you arrived here on your own, then you will want to start at the beginning, the Altenew Card Blog so that you don’t miss a thing!

Take a look at 4 of my favorite projects:

Ombre Alpha

resin wooden coasters

Live Your Dream Chipboard

So what do you think? Would you try creating something new?

What is a blog hop without an amazing gift? Yayyy!!

Prizes:

Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 01/03/2020 for a chance to win. Random winners will also be chosen to win a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each stop on the hop. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 01/06/2020.

Next Stop on this Blog Hop is the:

Altenew Card Blog

Keeway Tsao

Laurie Willison

Michelle Murray 

Kristina Pokazanieva

Norine Borys

Gayatri Murali

Jen Schow

Mindy Eggen

Vicky Papaioannou

Ashlea Cornell

Nenette S. Madero

Janette Kausen

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Nathalie DeSousa

Terri Koszler

Seeka

Jaycee Gaspar

Teri Wilson

Amber Rain Davis

Therese Calvird

Isha Gupta

Anna Komenda

Erum Tasneem

TaeEun Yoo

Zsoka Marko

Lilith Eeckels

Alex Syberia

Caly Person

Virginia Lu

Amanda Baldwin

Maryám Pérez

LauraJane

Kathleen Graumüller

Zinia Redo

Nancy McClelland

Kymona Tracey

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Technique Tuesday February 2018 Release Day 2

Hello everyone!! It’s that time again, Technique Tuesday February 2018 release is here!

Welcome to Technique Tuesday February 2019 Release Blog Hop Day 2!! Today we are showcasing all of the new stamps and dies.  If you arrived here from the talented Jill’s blog, then you are on the right track. If you arrived here on your own, then you will want to start at the beginning, the fabulous Dana Joy’s blog so that you don’t miss a thing!

Take a look at what I created:

Kind Cosmo

Wow!! I just love the brand new Kind Cosmo stamp set. Its perfect for free flowing watercoloring.

Here’s a closer look:

Kind Cosmo

I haven’t watercolored in awhile so when I saw this stamp set, I knew I was going to pull out a watercolor pan and play. Creating these tags was so much fun. I used the new Essential Stitched Labels Crafting Dies to create this unique tag.

Do you want to see more?

Now check out what my teammates have in store for you.

You do not want to miss out on her amazing creations!!

Just in case you lose your place along the way, here is the complete list of participants so that you can find your way back:

Dana Joy

Heather Hoffman

Amy Kolling

Daniela Dobson

Emily

Jill Dewey Hawkins

Kymona Tracey ← you are here

What more inspiration?

Stop on by Technique Tuesday Blog for more inspiration!

Supplies used:

(Thank you so much for stopping by. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. The Technique Tuesday  products were given to me since I’m on the design team. The other products were personally purchased. This post was not paid or sponsored.)

Kind Cosmo  stitched labelsWinsor & Newton Cotman Watercolor Pan Sets

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Altenew January 2019 Stamp/Die/Stencil Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello everyone and welcome to Altenew’s January 2019 Release Blog Hop!! Today we are showcasing all of the new stamps, dies, and stencils.  If you arrived here from the talented Rubeena Ianigro blog, then you are on the right track. If you arrived here on your own, then you will want to start at the beginning, the Altenew Card Blog so that you don’t miss a thing!

Take a look at my 4 x 8 scrapbook album:

Mask Stenciling

I returned from Creativation 2019 two days ago and had so much fun seeing all of my crafty friends. It inspired me to create an album dedicated to them.

Here’s how I created this album:

I stenciled a couple of flower stems from Altenew’s Angelique Motifs Mask Stencil with Forest Glades Ink unto a white piece of cardstock.

Then I stamped the sentiment from Altenew Mega Greeting 3 using black ink.

After that I adhered the Simple Friend Die cut right next to the stamped sentiment.

Use We R Memory Keepers Cinch and Rose Gold binding wire to bind the album together.

Friend Die

Super easy and done. Now I can’t wait to fill it with photos.

Here’s another photo using the same stencil:

Altenew Masking Stencil

I facilitated a banner scrapbook make-n-take at Creativation this year at the Altenew booth. It was so cool. Everyone one loved working with the stencils. They saw how easy it was to create a simple but stunning design in under minutes.

What is a blog hop without an amazing gift? Yayyy!!

Prizes

  • Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to SIX lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Thursday January 31st, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog on Sunday, February 3rd, 2019.
  • In addition I have a $30 gift certificate to giveaway from comments left on this post by Tuesday, January 29th, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT for a chance to win. The winner will be announced on Wednesday, January 30th, 2019.

Next Stop on this Blog Hop is the:

Seeka

You do not want to miss out on her amazing creations!!

Just in case you lose your place along the way, here is the complete list of participants so that you can find your way back:

Altenew Card Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Svitlana Shayevich

May Sukyong Park

Laurie Willison

Kathleen Graumüller

Therese Calvird

Anna Komenda

Nicole Picadura

Nathalie DeSousa

Sveta Fotinia

Zinia Redo

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Lisa Fonseca

Alex Syberia

Enza Gudor

Olga Moss

Lilith Eeckels

Heather Hoffman

Zsoka Marko

Norine Borys

Irit Landgraf

Agnieszka Malyszek

Yoonsun Hur

Sandra Dietrich

Rubeena Ianigro

Kymona Tracey ←you are here

Seeka

Virginia Lu

Reiko Tsuchida

Kristina Pokazanieva

Vicky Papaioannou

Supplies used:

(Thank you so much for stopping by. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you.  The Altenew  products were given to me since I’m on the design team.  The other products were personally purchased. This post was not paid or sponsored.)

Forest Glades ink    Mega Greeting 3

We R Memory Keepers - The Cinch - Binding Wires - 1 Inch - Rose GoldWe R Memory Keepers - The Cinch Bindery Tool - Version 2

Thank you so much for stopping by!

{Clean and Simple} CASology – Gratitude

Second post for the day
If your looking for the Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers Release Blog Hop + Giveaway, click here

 

Hello everyone!! I’m so happy to be here today. I’m playing along with CASology today! I miss this challenge so much!

This week the cue card is:

Take a look at what I created:

Technique Tuesday Happy Thanksgiving

I love this week’s cue card. I’m thankful for so much. The ability to take another breath is big for me. What are you grateful for?

I created a clean and simple card using Technique Tuesday Happy Thanksgiving stamp set.

To add some subtle texture to the care, I added some score lines down the sides, top and bottom of the card.

Super fun!

Supplies used:

(Thank you so much for stopping by. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. The Technique Tuesday  products were given to me since I’m on the design team. The other products were personally purchased. This post was not paid or sponsored.)

Technique Tuesday Henrietta the HedgehogNeenah Environment 80 LB SMOOTH DESERT STORM Paper Pack 25 Sheetsblack ink

Thanks for stopping by!

Altenew August 2018 Stamp/Die Release Winner

Thanks to everyone who participated and left all of the wonderful comments on my blog. I wish everyone could win but I can only choose one winner.

Are you ready to see who won? Here you go:

Congratulations Geri!!!  You are the lucky winner of the $30 gift certificate from Altenew! Please contact Altenew at winner@altenew.com with the subject line “Altenew August Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop Winner from Kreative Kymona Blog by August 30th, 2018 to claim your prize.

Once again, thanks to all of you for stopping by and leaving some love on my blog.