Monday, April 26, 2010
I am a quilter in addition to my scrapbooking. In fact, I would venture to say it is my second favorite craft (quilting) I still am a scrapbooker at heart.. anyway... I have a bunch of scraps many given to me by my mother. While I was working on something this last weekend I decided to add some fabric to it. I made a Mother's Day Card.. (sorry mom --if you read this you will see your card early) I liked it .. a lot and I started thinking I have all this beautiful fabric I wish it were paper.. SOOO why not.. use it like pattern paper and that is when I pulled out this.... Well I liked it so much that I decided that I should turn it into a scrapbook layout.. and it worked. (see below) I then started thinking to myself...."self, couldn't you use the pretty fabric just like you do your pattern paper in scrapbooking and cut out some of the fabulous patterns that adorn all that beautiful fabric?" then I answered my self and said "why of course you can self.. try it and then I made the "alway us" layout (below) and it was so easy. All I did was adhere the cut out fabric with a brad.. how easy is that? well about as easy as stitching it down with a button.. which is what I will do next time.. Also "pleating" is pretty big in scrapbooking lately, so why not do it with fabric... its a heck of a lot easier... ANYWAY I suppose all this is to say.. Scrapbookers and Quilters unite! Both of these fabulous crafts/arts whatever can help eachother... I also would like to point out that a ZIG pen will write perfectly on a piece of fabric... SO hit the quilt stores scrappers in search of your next great layout.. and remember most quilt stores keep the collections together so it makes for easy shopping..