Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Old Cabin

This time of year I have quite a bit of male birthday cards to make.

Thomas Kincaid 2012 Calendar image
October Afternoon -- Campfire paper
Spellbinders-- A2 matting basics A and tags trio dies
Hero Arts -- Birthday messages stamp
Fabric tab, button and floss
Pearl Pen -- Bronze

We had alot of rain yesterday and last night with Thunderstorms, crazy weather for this time of year. Our pump is running over time.

Hope your all able to stay dry,
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Tuesday, January 29, 2013


Little late posting today, have been suffering with pain in my foot for awhile now, my Doctor took x-rays, looks like I have arthritis in my knees and now my foot.  Since I am already taking anit-inflamatory meds for my knees he is trying a different one to see if it helps my foot, he also has me going to a Podiatrist, will see how that all comes out, will be nice to walk without pain again.

I Love this stamp, and I tried coloring it one time and it was a disastor and I haven't tried it since.

Stampendous -- Cape Hatteras Light, NC. stamp
Spellbinders Labels 4 and A2 matting basics A dies
DCWV-- Once upon a time paper
Beads for corner treatments (top left and bottom right)
Fabric tied with Floss

It is so warm out right now in the 60's, but we are told a cold front is coming and it is going to bring strong storms tonight, our ladies group is trying to decide if we should cancel craft night tonight.

Hope all is well where you are at,
Thank so much for stopping by and your comments are very appreciated,

Monday, January 28, 2013

Thanks a bunch

Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady paper
Martha Stewart -- Embroidered Floral punch around the page punch
SRM --Thinking of you sticker sentiments
Cheery Lynn Designs-- Fanciful Flourish die
Cuttlebug-- Flowers die, colored with Wild Honey Distress ink

Yesterday was a bit icey going to church, and now today we are waking up to temps in the mid 50's, just crazy but I sure am not complaining, and we are also getting the rain we really need down here.  We are to reach the 60's today and that sounds wonderful to me!!

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend,
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Saturday, January 26, 2013

For the Hubby

I won this stamp off of Susan's blog awhile back doing one of her challenges, when I got it in the mail my hubby said well that is cool, and with his birthday coming up I thought I will have to use that on his birthday card, then I forgot to post it his birthday is in early December.

Tim Holtz-- Flights of Fancy stamp set
HOTP-- Ivory Papers and tag
Hampton Art -- Sentiment stamp
Pebbles-- Candy dot
Cuttlebug--  Script Paper Empbossing folder with Distress inks over it

I thought I would show that I made it so he could take out the stamping part if he wanted to.

Went to my LSS yesterday and they had Spellbinders by Heartfelt Creations called Vintage Floret, now I think this is the first time I have bought a die that I have never seen in action before, I just thought it had a cool shape, I have a feeling the next girl card I have to make is going to have a Vintage Floret on it :)

Hope you all have a fun creative weekend,
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Friday, January 25, 2013

Sweet 16

My great niece turned 16, my nephew and his wife adopted her from the Ukraine.

DCWV-- Old World Stack paper
Mark Richards Peel offs (happy birthday sentiment and dots)
Spellbinder Circle, Decorative Labels one and Back to Basics tags dies
Martha Stewart Sans Serif typeface stamp set, embossed in Silver embossing powder
Queen & co. -- Yellow sunshine gems

Sounds like we are going to have another wintery mix on Sunday, hopefully it won't be too slippery on the way to church.  I am almost done with my husbands T-shirt quilt but I am not happy at all how it turned out, my seems didn't match up like I wanted them too and I just couldn't figure out what I was doing wrong, he assures me he just loves it but you know how it is when you make something and it isn't just right.  Haven't decided if I will share it or not.

Have a wonderful weekend and thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and your sweet comments,

Wednesday, January 23, 2013


BasicGrey LilyKate paper
Stampin up stamp
Spellbinders deckle rectangles dies
Fiskar border punch
Diamond Stickles
Liquid Pearls-- lemon yellow

My Secret Sis at church as a gift gave me a small box of stampin up stamps, not in any order so I have no idea the names of them, but it was a fun gift and you will be seeing more of them in the future I am sure :)

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by,

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Special Delivery

Penny Black -- Bubbly stamp set, colored with copics
Spellbinder -- Square and Circle dies
Sassafras -- Apple Jack papers
Buttons were purchased at my LSS yard sale

Oh wow is it even colder today, I guess it is hitting most of the states.  Just heard from my nephew that they don't have school today in  Mid Michigan because of the cold, but my niece in Southern Michigan says they do have school.  I don't think we ever got out of going to school because of the cold, I do remember that we would get a car ride to school on the very cold days instead of having to walk the mile there though.

Hope your all staying warm,
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Monday, January 21, 2013

Deepest Sympathy

My cousin died a couple of days after my Father, this  card was for my Aunt, her kids and husband all died before her.

DCWV card base
DCWV Neutrals mat stack (grey piece and white pieces)
Unity Stamp co. -- Insightful Meadows stamp (I wish I wouldn't have stamped it on the textured cardstock now looking at it)
Stampendous -- Sincere Sentiments stamp
Spellbinders Labels Eight and Curved Rectangles
Quickutz -- Vines embossing folder
Miss Elizabeth Ribbon

Frigid temps have settled in, well at least they feel that way to me, it is only 25 degrees at 10:30 in the morning and that is suppose to be our high for the day.  But the sun is shining nicely so as long as I don't have to get out it isn't too bad to look out!

Hope you have a great week,
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Sunday, January 20, 2013


K&Co. Paper
Inkadinkado --All Occasion sentiment stamp
Spellbinder Lacy Ovals and Foilage die
Fiskar Corner punch and rounded corner punch

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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Happy Thoughts

I used My Favorite things sketch #8 for this card

Darcie's JCS149 stamp set flower sentiment and bird
BasicGrey-- Porcelain Paper pack
Making Memories ribbon
Lace Rak from Sabrina :)

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment, I really appreciate it,

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Strength and Hope

Basic Grey--Origins Paper
Spellbinder-- Lattice Rectangle, A2 Matting bascis A, Labels Seven and Carnation creations dies
Stampendous -- Sincere Sentiments stamp
Little white flowers are from a bunch of silk flowers from Michaels
Stickles -- Vintage Photo (flower centers)
Martha stewart leaf punch
McGill-- pine punch

Hope you all are doing well and having a good week, it is very cold out, but no ice and that is a good thing.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by,

Monday, January 14, 2013

Best Wishes

Webster pages paper, the border is part of the paper
Inkadinkado--Beauty Stems from Here stamp
Spellbinders Labels Four and lattice rectangle die
Hampton Art-- Sentiment
Stickles-- Dusty Concord

Hope you enjoyed a great weekend,
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Saturday, January 12, 2013

Masculine Thank you

Inkadinkado-- Trees & Leaves inchie stamps
Spellbinder Square die
Dictionary page (I chose the thanks definition page)
Gina K. -- Holiday Basket sentiment stamp
Fiskar Corner punch

We finally took down our outdoor lights from Christmas yesterday, it was 65 degrees with a cool wind so it was almost perfect!! But winter is coming back this evening they are telling us with a chance of snow/sleet over night, hopefully driving won't be too slick in the morning to get to church.

Hope you enjoy a wonderful weekend,
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Friday, January 11, 2013


Our Daily Bread Designs new challenge for this week is to use something old and something new on your creation, you can find all the details Here on their blog.

Now I don't know how old something has to be, to be considered old, but the Our Daily Bread Scripture Collection 1 came out in 2009, and so I am considering that my old item. I used the verse from that set on the front of my card.

DCWV Linen Closet papers (these have been around for awhile also)
Spellbinders Marvelous Squares  (this is my NEW item)
Lace was a find while on vacation

I hope you have a chance to play along with their challenge.

It is quite the amazing morning, woke up to 51 degrees and it is suppose to get up into the high 60's today!!!! 
Hope your weekend is starting off good,
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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Fresh From God

This Cornish Heritage Farms--Baby Dear Stamp set image was colored with colored pencils

I forgot to write down the manufacturer of the paper
Spellbinders Labels Seven and Back to basics tags
Sentiment from same stamp set as image
Paper Doily
Queen & co. Brad flower
K&co. paper ribbon

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Pirate Birthday

Another one from last year, for another great nephew.

All image stickers from Scrapbook sticker calendar
Spellbinder Circle die
Fiskar Border punch
Spare Parts tiny round brads

It is warming up into the 50's today and they say that by Thursday we could reach the 60's that is just crazy, but I am not complaining, we could use more rain though.

Hope everyone is having a good start to there week.
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Monday, January 7, 2013

16th Birthday

For My Great nephew who turned 16 last month.

Basic Grey Origins paper
DCWV Brights Mat stack for letters
Memory Box--Parker Upper Alphabet  die set
Stampin up Numbers stamp
Fiskar Corner punch
Liquid Pearls--Emerald Green
Spellbinders Circle die

Still trying to catch up around here after being gone for a week, it seems it takes about the same time for me to catch up on things as I was gone.

We are suppose to reach the 40's today so I think all our snow will be gone, today or tomorrow all our lights outside will be put away.  So thankful we usually have some above freezing days to put all our outside decorations away.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and for your comments it is much apprecaited!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Last of Christmas

I think this is the last of my Christmas items :)

Poppystamps--Blooming Poinsettia die, I have done a bit of molding of the flower and 1/16" 3-d dots for dimension
Graphic 45 --Christmas Past papers
Spellbinder Floral Ovals dies
Martha Stewart Border punch
Spellbinders Fancy Framed Tags one
Inkadinkado --Christmas Season sentiment

I also Cross-stitched this hanging, I found the chart for it on the Better Homes and Garden web site

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Thursday, January 3, 2013

My Father

I lost my Father on December 26th.  He was a great Man, Husband, Father and Friend.  He was well liked by whomever came in contact with him, by the amount of people at his funeral he touched many peoples lives.  There is once again an empty place in my heart, I have now lost both parents.

I started off this blog with a picture of my Dad opening a quilt I had made him, so I thought I would just add that picture again.

I will start posting cards again tomorrow, I just thought I would share with you why I have been away for so long.