Tuesday, June 1, 2010


My friend, Anne Lise, stopped by for a visit before Memorial Day weekend. We've been friends for 30+ years - ever since I lived with her family in Karasjok, Norway (zoom out) as an exchange student. Anne Lise loves to quilt, so when she comes we generally go to her favorite quilting store. We spent 2 hours and she went home with three quilts to make! I bought a fat quarter of this great EGG material!

A fat quarter is 1/2 of 1/2 yard of material - 22x18. I ripped it into about 15 pieces and sewed it on to card stock. You'll probably get tired of the egg material before I'm done with all the cards! (grin)

I did this card for Gingersnap Creations challenge - QUOTE. When I broke down and bought the Tim Holtz bird/birdcage die, I decided I needed to use it A LOT. The quote is from an ARTISTIC OUTPOST set: SERENITY. The quote is "A bird does not sing because she has an answer. She sings because she has a SONG."

After sewing the material down, I pulled the loose threads out up to the sewn edge. Its pretty easy to do with cotton fabric.

Stamps: Artistic Outpost SERENITY
Paper: The Paper Studio MARABELLA
Accessories: Tim Holtz die, material, Scrapper's floss


  1. hi Deb...okay..for sure I am caseing this ! Lovely

  2. lindo!!! obrigada por compartilhar!!!

  3. Oh WOW! What a great find and you made a gorgeous piece of artwork with it! I know I won't get tired of seeing what you do with that material!
    This is my first visit to your site and it's fabulous! I'll be back for sure!
    p.s. I have two sewing machines that haven't been used in years. You may be the ONE who inspires me enough to break one out. Thanks!

  4. Deb, what a great idea!!! Except, I'd probably use glue instead of sewing machine. I will never tire of your egg fabric. I will always be envious of you for your creative use of such things.

  5. oh what great fabric, I doubt I would get tired of seeing it! more more.... Such a fun card too. I'll be watching to see what else you do!

  6. eeeek, Deb, I love this!! You are just brilliant!! I can't wait to see all the creations you make with that fabric!!!

  7. Love, love, love it!!! This is so beautiful and has so much interest - the frayed fabric is so pretty and such a creative touch. I will never tire of anything bird/egg/nest related! :) Thanks for playing along at Gingersnap!

  8. love the egg material and what you did with it is fabulous!

  9. The frayed edges look great!

  10. OK, it takes me a while (or reading the posts in reverse chronological order), but now I get it -- the eggs are a material print. How clever of you to use them; I never think to use fabric on cards! And they are amazing -- I can understand how they inspired you to create so many amazing cards in such a short time!!