August 30, 2008

Lockhart Quilts

Hi everyone, Happy Labor Day Weekend! Thank you for all the fun comments about my craft room. I'll be back later to answer some questions. For today's post, I have some beautiful cards I made using Karen Lockhart's quilt block stamps. I found more inspiration from my fun ribbons I got at Archiver's a few weeks ago....and this wonderful paper from Melissa Frances. I paired the beautiful green and blue tones with black. I thought that made the cards really pop. I also used sentiments from Papertrey's Quilter's Sampler stamp set. Perfect combination.

Here's some up close details of buttons and shiny sequins, Spellbinder's dies and the ribbon.



Look at the detail on the stamps too, Karen did a wonderful job with her quilt blocks.

Guess what? I've found a friend to start quilting with me!! My friend Carmen wants to quilt so we're going to seek out lessons and hit some great shops we know of. I can't wait!!! Now we just have to find the time to do it.

I hope you all have a great weekend! My girls spent the night at Eric's folks last night so we met up with some friends for dinner at this little country style restaurant. I saw an antique store next door but of course it was closed by then. So Eric came in this morning and said *get up dear, I'm taking you junking!*. WHAT????? Awwwwwwlright, ya don't have to twist my arm! So I'm having coffee, chatting with you guys and now I'm heading for the shower! I'll be back later my dearies. What are YOU doing fun this weekend, I'd love to hear your plans! We saw lots of campers last night out on the highway, wish we had one!!

23 comments:

Dottie K. said...

Wow these are just so beautiful. Love the colors and paper. Have fun shopping. Love the craft room and can't wait to see the rest. Hopefully you'll share some of your finds with us. Good luck with the quilting. Sounds like fun especially with a friend. :)

glitter girl said...

dang - I am JEALOUS! We've got 4 little boys and no close family, so aren't lucky enough to have free mornings to do stuff...
Um - don't you still have to post the stuff you bought shopping last week or so???

Shelly said...

I love the colors, ribbons, buttons and the images. Gorgeous cards. I love junking, maybe I will go do that today!

Gail S. said...

Love your quilt cards!! I am going "junking" Sunday. They have a big antique fair in Lexington, Nebraska on Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend and we always try to catch the Labor Day one day for the past 15 or so years. Love it!! Also, your craft room is wonderful. My craft room is currently the dining room table!

Hilmarose said...

These cards are beyond beautiful!!!! I hope tp afford the quilt stamps one of these days... I see many cards using them but these are beyond the best I have ever seen!!! Thank you for the inspiration and for sharing them!!!

Cris A said...

Love those stamps! And the cards are fantastic! Happy junking.

Karen from PA said...

I love your cards and have admired you for some time. You totally inspire me and I left you a reward on my blog from little old me.

Sherrie said...

Gorgeous cards! I just love to visit your blog and be inspired!! Thanks! Have fun shopping

Shirley said...

Totally gorgeous cards! The quilt look is fabulous too.

leenda said...

Quite LOVELY!

Shari said...

Gorgeous cards!! I hope you had a great day "junking"!

Melissa said...

Ohhh how I would love to quilt with you...and make cards....and go junking. What a sweet husband you have, and these cards just make me melt. How beautiful----love how you worked that gorgeous MF in!
Melis

Chris said...

my hubby is taking me junking too!!! love the cards...

Julie Masse said...

LOVELY cards!! Can't wait to see what you found today!! I had a few good finds myself at some yard sales today - it was a good day!! :) Have a great holiday!

cherylquilts at scs said...

Oh, I so love these cards! They are awesome and beautiful! I'm a quilter and have the PTI new quilt stamp sets, and these new Lockharts are gorgeous too! Hope you enjoy junking...what a sweet DH! Mine is great too. It's a big weekend for us...my bday in 9/2, so we celebrate all weekend...DH took off 9/2 too. We spent the day yesterday in our great downtown (sort of a seaside village), and we stopped in at our local art store...always fun! We're also watching the storms coming along (we're in South FL) and hoping Hanna goes north. Thanks for your wonderful inspirations...these are fabulous!
As to quilting, take your time and, if possible, take a beginner quilt class. You won't regret it. Gives you the basics and the fundamentals. Enjoy! It's always a challenge to find time to do anything we want and love to do! LOL!

Michelle said...

beautiful cards! I love how you rounded the edges at the bottom! Those nestabilites are really making me drool!

Anonymous said...

Love the quilt cards. Where did you find the KL stamps. I've searched and couldn't find them.

Eveline said...

Love the colors, the papers, the stamps. I went to quilting class when I lived in Tucson. Still haven't finished my quilt. I loved doing it though so it will keep and one day it will be finished. We're not doing much this weekend. My son played soccer yesterday, got beaten by 10-1. The weather is very good this weekend after about 4 weeks of autumn so we had a BBQ yesterday evening. Today is a quiet day, DH went to the pool with the children, I try to craft and do some laundry.
Have a great weekend.
Eveline.

Colleen said...

Gorgeous cards!!!

Viv (VivLyn) said...

Beautiful cards!!

Kari said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards!!! I love each and everyone!! I love the ribbon and the colors you used!!! And LOVE that stamps!! Thank you so much for sharing!!!

DeeDee said...

WOW! Gorgeous cards Mish...I just love those quilt blocks....so pretty!!! Yummy ribbons and papers. I sure hope you had fun with the hubby on your "junkin'" trip...sounds like fun to me!! HUGS!!!

Donelda said...

Michelle -- your bows are AMAZING!! Nice cards!!

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