Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Paper Piecing and Alzheimer's Awareness

Good morning. There was some confusion about whether this week's Unity Customer Challenge was for paper PIERCING or paper PIECING! I think it was finally figured out to be for paper piecing. If you don't know what that is, it is simply (or not so simply, sometimes) stamping your image on patterned paper, and cutting the pieces out to glue on top of a stamped image. In my example here, I have stamped my tree (from Unity's Eco Chic) three times. Once on the white background, once on kiwi kiss and once on chocolate chip (both from SU! Bella Rose paper pack.) The leaves were cut out of the kiwi kiss and the trunk was cut from the chocolate chip. It really gives the tree some nice texture and more of a 3D feel, don't you think?


If you haven't heard about Cammie's Heart to Heart Blog Candy, you need to check out her post. Folks from all over were incredibly generous, offering up over $1000 in stamping goodies to help Cammie promote Alzheimer's Awareness. All you have to do is make a card and send it to a caretaker of someone with Alzheimer's. She even has an address for you to send to if you don't know someone to send it to! Please read her post for more details. This tree card is my contribution to the cause. I recently attended a quilt show with my mom, and was SO moved by the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative. It is a traveling display of quilts made by people who took care of/lost loved ones with Alzheimer's. The way these artists/quilters commemorated the experience through the quilts was nothing short of phenomenal. Check the schedule on this website to find out when this quilt show is coming near you, and GO! You will be so moved. I promise you.

That is what I have for you today! Have a great day, and--

15 comments:

Lisa said...

Hey Jess. Great card. Lovey Eco Chic. Thanks for sharing about the Alzheimer's Art Quilt, too.

Tiffany Johnson said...

Very sweet!

Christi Snow said...

Jess, this card is gorgeous! smiles...

JazzyH said...

Great Card

Latisha said...

love this!

Jessy said...

Jess this is such a lovely card. Love how you pieced everything together. And, many thanks for the alzheiemers awareness info. :)

Lisa H. said...

fabulous! love the tree, and wow-great job cutting out all those leaves. love this.

Sherry said...

Jess- this card just "pops" out at me- I love it. I will definitely check out your links for the Alzheimer's Awareness. Thanks!

Ashley said...

Cute card! I love it!

catdidit said...

Very pretty! Love this color of green!

Lori said...

This is adorable! I can't believe you cut all of those tiny leaves . . .

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Tegan said...

the simplicity of this card looks great! i love how you knotted the ribbon in the centre :)

thanks for the comment you left on my blog.
btw, i have blog candy there-it ends tomorrow, so hurry hurry hurry :)

Tasha Hickert said...

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Scrappychick said...

Super cute card...and I just love the baby in a box, LOL!!