Paper Piecing Memories by Babs

Paper Piecing Memories by Babs

Friday, December 27, 2013


I am having a giveaway to win this Valentine's Day card, I've created using patterns from Scrapping Bug Designs.

In order to have a chance to win the card, click on the card photo and "Like" my card on the Scrapping Bug Designs Facebook page. As an added bonus, if you "like" my card AND "Like" Scrapping Bug Designs on Facebook, I will give the winner this Birthday card as well. I will draw a winner on December 29th. Thank you and good luck!

Happy New Year

I couldn't resist making a layout using this pattern from  Little Scraps of Heaven Designs. I have to admit, I didn't have much of a selection of paper for New Year's, so I went with purple, black, white, and silver. I love how it turned out.


Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Valentine's Day Card

I created this card for a challenge over at Scrapping Bug Designs. It was fun to make and it was a nice break from Christmas shopping. Nothing like some crafty relaxation!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Birthday Card

With Christmas almost here, I have been super busy preparing for the big day. I did find some down time in my scrap happy place, to create this birthday card. The hippo pattern and card sketch are from Scrapping Bug Designs.


Monday, December 9, 2013

Future Projects

It has come with heavy heart, that I have decided to leave Treasure Box Designs after being a part of their design team for over three years.  I've enjoyed doing TBD patterns and will continue to create with them. I will also be continuing paper piecing, as it is my passion and can't imagine not being creative. A difficult decision for me, but the right move for me at this time, to grow creatively.

My future projects will include designs from many different companies and I look forward to sharing them with all of you.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Some More Cuties

Here are some more cuties I had some time to work with, patterns by Little Scraps of Heaven Designs. I enjoy the smaller designs, as it gives me a chance to pay more attention to details.

Mixing it Up

Sometimes it's fun to create finished pieces mixing patterns from different companies. This first set was created using patterns from Treasure Box Designs and Designs on Cloud 9.

This set was created using patterns from Designs on Cloud 9, Scrapping Bug Designs, and Treasure Box Designs.

Just Plane Cute

Here's a fun file from Designs on Cloud 9. 

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Card Making

Making cards is probably one of my favorite type of paper crafting project. So many possibilities! They are like little works of art and you can  really get involved with embellishing them.

I normally make cards that are either 5-1/4 x 5-1/4 or 5 x 7. When making cards with paper piecings, I reduce the paper piecing size, so that they are 4 inches or smaller when completed. This makes it so you have room to add other items to your card.

Here are a few cards I've created:

An Action Wobble is attached beneath the head, allowing the bear's head to bobble.

Here are many of the paper piecings I've worked on over the past few weeks. Many people ask about chalking techniques and the best advice I can give is, lots of practice and patience. Eyes are created with subtle detailing and the slightest detail, such as white dots on the eyes, give the eyes some personality. Try to find a unique look, that works for you.  

These Tic Tac covers are the cutest from Treasure Box Designs!