Saturday, June 29, 2013

Grandmother's Flower Garden

Happy Saturday! I can hardly believe that June is almost over. You know what that means? The Stampin' Up! Convention is just around the corner! I have been busy slaving away working on swap cards, but I don't want to post them until convention time. (If I am not scrambling at the last minute, I will plan to share them with you while I am at Convention.)

Here is the Utah Diva's sketch for today, UDISC247. You can find all of the cards and designers here.

I tried to stay true to the sketch, but my Hexagon punch and matching stamp set were calling my name!

Details ~
  • Paper ~ Whisper White, Pear Pizazz, Coastal Cabana DSP 
  • Ink ~ Pear Pizazz, Wisteria Wonder
  • Stamps ~ Six Sided Sampler
  • Accessories ~ Fancy Fan Embossing folder, Big Shot, Hexagon Punch, Whisper White Taffeta ribbon 
Before I fell in love with stamping, my passion was fabric and quilting.  Grandmother's Flower Garden is such an old, classic pattern, and I really wanted to try it with this stamp set.  So if you consider my flower the large circle, I did stay pretty close to the sketch.  It was completely serendipity that the Coastal Cabana DSP pattern mimics the embossing.  I had the "quilt" all done and then started searching for a color to brighten things up a bit.  It was the first time I opened the 2013-2015 In Color DSP and what a surprise it was to find this pattern!  I love it when things just come together, don't you?

What do you think of my quilt block?  It sure went together much faster than the fabric version would have! That is one of the true joys of paper crafting.  You can create little works of art in under 30 minutes.

Take some time to do something creative this weekend!


P.S.  I just noticed that my counter is over 50, 000 views!  Yippee Skippie!


  1. I know nothing about quilting, but this is beautiful! I love the pattern!

  2. Love the hexagon pattern!! And the colors are so soft--would love to curl up under this "quilt"!!

  3. This is beautiful! It makes me long for winter naps on my Grandmother's sleeping porch!!!!

  4. I love to quilt, and I love your take on this sketch! I never would have thought of the hexagons for this, but the really work wonderfully!