My March-Ornament

Design: The Prairie Schooler
Threads: Anchor
Linen: Unknown
Stitched by Barbara

Veronica's March Ornament

My ornament for March is from Prairie Schooler Book No. 24 - Prairie Birds finished as a hanging pillow. Thanks for looking.

Sketch Challenge #10 (03-30-91)

Hi Everyone!! It's challenge time again and we are on #10 already! That means. . 10 cards already! Whoohoo! This week's challenge was created using Gracie's card from Challenge #8. . remember, the DIY Challenge!! I randomly chose a card and created a sketch. Thank you Gracie, your layout was fantastic.

Just to let you know. . .I had sort of messed up the link of this site on Feedburner and if you had subscribed to receive email and you don't receive your update of our weekly posts by tomorrow, can you sign up again. Sorry about that. . .

Anyway, you know the routine. . .comment on this post with the link to your blog or visit the Paper Craft Group site (banner above) and upload your card to your gallery with the tag "CSAYL". You may also link from SCS if you prefer. Be sure to comment the challenge discussion on PCP with the link to your photo so we know that you had uploaded your photo on PCP. Happy Stampin' Everyone!!

Check out the beautiful cards created by the design team

Jodi-Ann Lee ~Inked Inspirations

Vicki Garrett-Summerthyme Studio

Connie - Inlovestamping

Jen - Pieces of Me

Rachel - Inspirations by Rachel

Michelle - Creative Journey

Just Hatched Egg Ornament

Hmmmm....maybe we should call this group-Christmas/Any Holiday Ornament stitch-a-long?
I hope it's alright to share an Easter piece-it's an ornament and I know people display trees for every holiday now. I made it for my niece who will turn 10 the day before Easter.
It's 'Just Hatched' by The Prairie Schooler.

french chic < $117

(photo via garance dore)

Floral Vase chart by Lesley Teare

this is from a pamphlet I received in a cross stitch magazine, I took the daffodil and stitched that on the yellow aida for a March exchange.

Leisure Arts, AND EVEN A MOUSE

Hi!just finished this ornie to mail out tomorrow.
It is from the Leisure Arts leaflet, AND EVEN A MOUSE.

jcrew inspired < $83

(photo via jcrew)

Candy Cane Wishes: Noel Ornament

Candy Cane Wishes: Noel Ornament
Plum Pudding Needleart
28 ct Cafe Mocha Country French Linen, DMC Floss
Stitched by Carol S.

Prize Drawing! Enter to WIN!

I started my etsy shop today! I think etsy is great! Cheers to all of you who are on etsy and to friends who encouraged me to give it a try!

To celebrate, I am giving away a handmade bag! First: Visit my etsy shop and leave a comment on this blog of your favorite bag along with the title of the bag! Second: Be a follower of my blog if you are not already! If you post your favorite bag and link it to my etsy site on your blog, there is a prize inside the bag! Please let me know if you have posted a bag on your blog! I will post sales and other promotions on this blog!

I will do a drawing on April 1st and it's no April Fool's joke! Thanks!

Enjoy! Fill your day with a Bag of JOY!
The prize drawing will close at 12 pm-- April 1st! Thanks for entering! Good Luck!

relaxed reese < $72

(photo via USWeekly)

Challenge Submissions

Hey Everyone!! Here's the beautiful submissions by our readers!! Please click on the image to link to the participant's blog site, SCS Gallery or PCP site.

Thank you ladies for playing along. All your cards are beautiful as always.

Have fun Christmas Stampin'!!! Hope to see you playing in this week's challenge!! Scroll down to the previous post for this week's challenge.

Terrific Toile!

Join the party
Here are three ideas for Toile! Enjoy!

Add fun flavor to a wire-framed ice cream parlor chair with toile in fuchsia and white. Add trim around the edges for a finished look.

Bon Appetit, Embellish glass plates with tinted toile patterns to create your own special dinnerware. First, make a color photocopy of a toile pattern in red. Then copy the toile design in mirror image onto transfer paper made for glass. Apply the transfer to the back of the plate, conforming it to the plate's curves with a hair dryer. Bake the plate in the oven to adhere the image to the glass. Remember to not submerge the finished plate in water and always was the front by hand.

Toile Tuffet, Fashion colorful furnishings for the feet by embellishing a do-it-yourself footstool kit with colorful toile. With a yellow background, this toile's accents of red, green, pink and blue add colorful country charm to your decor! Enhance the colors with a complementary checked skirt and upholstered button to create a warm harmony of hues. The following pictures are from Pretty Organized!You will love her blog!

Christmas Sheep

This is the left side of a much larger pattern. I liked the little heart on her flank!