Monday, September 30, 2013


Well this card is headed to my sister in law in the Ukraine and so I started off thinking I wasn't going to do many layers and then this happened, this is one of those cards you have pictured in your mind and it came out nothing like you had planned.

Stampin up -- Provencal stamp
Spellbinders -- Classic Oval Lg, Decorative Labels Twenty-eight, Ribbon tags trio dies
and Regal embossing folder
October Afternoon -- 5 & Dime paper
Hero Arts -- All Occasion messages
Straight n narrow  -- ribbon
Lace from Sabrina

I am a bit late posting today, I am trying to get caught up today and I am slow going.  We had a Beautiful day for our Fall Festival yesterday.  Although for me it was a bit too warm, but when we thought we were going to have rain and it ended up being sunny we couldn't complain about the heat (even if I did).  We had a good turn out and it always a bit crazy because we feed them at the very end of the event and so you have a huge amount of people coming at you wanting to eat.  I got a little warn out with all the walking back and forth from our church kitchen to take everything out to the side yard where we have a fire pit for anyone who wants to roast their hot dogs over the fire.  There are always people who don't like to eat them over the fire so I boil a couple dozen and they always go. 

Hope the start to the week is a good one for you,
Thanks so much for stopping by,


Friday, September 27, 2013

Baby Quilt

Well my sister called not to long ago and let me know the quilt has made it safely to her house, so it made it in time for the baby shower :)  So I thought I would share it.

I forgot to take a picture of the back but it has the same fabric that the binding has, if you can see it :)
I tried to find fabrics that were baby like and that were a little older so that he could use it for longer.
I found the pattern for this in Fall 2012 Quilts and more magazine.  She said it was a modern take on the rail fence pattern, it was quick because you first sew all the strips and then cut into squares.  I quilted the top like she did in her example.   She did her finish quilt 6 blocks by 7 blocks, so I just cut it down to be a size for a baby.

If your interested in the card I made for the shower it is in the previous post.

Hope you all have a very good weekend.  I have a demo at Hobby Lobby tomorrow morning and then on Sunday afternoon our church is having its annual Harvest Festival,  myself and a couple of ladies will be serving the hot dogs and goodies to those attending.  Earlier in the week they were saying rain was in the forecast but thankfully now they are saying it will end early on Sunday morning so by the afternoon hopefully everything will be dried out.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and visit my blog, I really appreciate all your comments,


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Baby Boy

My nephew and his wife will be having their baby in November and this Sunday they are having a baby shower, I can't make it so this morning the quilt I finished last night went out in the mail along with this card I made this morning... Yep last minute here folks.  But I made it in time, well that is if the post office can get it to Michigan on time ... fingers crossed!

The stamp is from Studio G, it only had one onesie on the line and it looked a little lonely, so I stamped it off again 3 times on to white cardstock, colored them with makers and then fussy cut them and hung them on the line.  There wasn't a lot of room but they just fit.

Spellbinders --Scalloped Borders two die
Anna Griffin --- paper
Recollections -- Button brads (holding up the clothes line )
Recollections -- Lace on a roll

The sentiment is in the same stamp set, I cut them out and added to the bottom
Distress ink in old paper has been used all over the card :)

Well it has been another crazy busy day and I have Ladies Bible study tonight so I am off. 
Hope you all are enjoying a very good week... we are getting warm again here but hey, the mid 80's are better than the 90's right.  Have to think positive :)

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by,

Monday, September 23, 2013

Majestic Labels

I have been wanting to try out my new dies but I have been busy trying to keep up with birthdays and making the quilt, but I needed a card for a friend so I thought I will have to pick a die set from the new Spellbinders release, since I am making a girl card :)  This card measures 5 x 6 1/2 inches to accommodate the larger size die.

I just love the look of these new dies that you can cut out a design in the background paper and add whatever you want to the inside, and there are so many different looks you can come up with, I just need more time to play is all.

Spellbinders -- Majestic Labels  twenty-five
Elizabeth Craft Designs -- Bees die
Memory Box -- Fabulous Phlox die (flower and greenery)  I have added some stickles to the stamen and a gem from Forever in time to the center
Rasberry Road Designs -- Love lives here paper (plaid paper)
K&co. -- strip of paper at the bottom

The die slipped just a bit on me when I went to cut it out, so it wasn't quite centered on the paper so I made a bow, tied on a button with crochet thread and added it to the base of the card.
Under the first die cut background I added some embossed paper behind it , it is hard to see in the picture.

Hope your having a great start to your week,
It is just Beautiful here, today is work on the lawn day so I should probably get to it,
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by,

Friday, September 20, 2013

Birthday Balloon

My great nephew is starting High school this year so I wanted to do a little more grown up card but this feels way to grown up, but I had to get it into the mail so no time to do another one.

Technique Tuesday-- All aboard, colored with markers, hand cut
Hero Arts -- Friendly Flags stamp set, colored with markers, hand cut
Spellbinders -- Classic Rectangles lg die
K&co. --- Blue Awning papers
Recollections -- Button Brads
Hero Arts -- Birthday messages stamp set

We took a run over to St. Louis yesterday so that means I went to one of their Local Stamp stores and I bought a couple stamps and dies, I know I couldn't possibly need more but they just scream out to me that I need to play with them.  I was just talking about this with my sister last night, I am sure if someone came into my craft room and saw all my supplies and tools would say really you need that much stuff just to make cards, I guess we all have those things that bring happiness to us. 

Hope you can find time to play or do those things that bring happiness to you this weekend.

Thanks so much for taking out the time to stop by,

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Felt Mat

I wanted to make a project to show how the Spellbinder dies work with wool felt, so I decided on this project, I have seen a lot of hexagon projects and really like the look so this is what I came up with.

I used the Spellbinders Hexagon die the second smallest size.  I think it took me about 15 minutes to cut them all out. After I cut them out I put them on a base of craft felt to see how big it would need to be, that is when I decided to use a dab of Fabri-Tac in the center of each hexagon and glued it to the base of felt so that I could still go around and hand sew them on the base.

Here is a close up of the hand stitching, I just did a running stitch all around through both the wool felt top and the craft felt bottom, it gives it a nice quilted look, I just love it.  After all my stitching was done I cut away the extra bit of craft felt I had for the base and it was done.

Here it is on my table with a candle, not sure yet how I am going to use it but thought I would just show you how I plan on putting something on it.   Oh how I love decorating for fall.  The girls at my Ladies craft night last night said I have way too much patience for all that stitching, to me it is fun and calming.  It probably took me at least 5 hours total to stitch it altogether but you could just glue it to a base of felt and not do the stitching.

Thanks so much for stopping by, hope your enjoying beautiful weather were you are at.  My prayers continue to go up for those in Colorado, New Jersey and the Navy yard who have suffered great loss.


Monday, September 16, 2013

You're so Tweet

Well I showed this card to my hubby and he just laughed and said he doesn't like this image.  I won it from a girl quite a few years ago from her blog and I never got around to using it, it didn't have any tacky on the back of the stamp so I applied some repositionable glue stick on the back and stuck it to my acrylic block.  Hopefully my 12 year old great nephew will like it.

I don't think this company is in business anymore, but this stamp is from the Toodles and Bink -- Adam, you're so tweet stamp set.  I colored it with markers.  Since the paper has a plaid background I tried to do the same thing on his shirt.  Oh I forgot to put some glossy accents on his binoculars I will have to do that before sending this out.

Martha Stewart -- Leaf border and corner punches
DCWV -- Garden Harvest paper
Memory Box -- Woodland Branch die
Spellbinders -- Back to Basics tags die
Bazzill Basics Paper -- Brad
Handwritten sentiment

Oh this is finally my kind of weather, sure have been enjoying the last couple of days being able to have the windows and doors open, air out the house and all my furbabies are loving it too!

I didn't manage to get very far on the quilt I am making for my nephews new baby on it's way.  Or my felt table mat, but I am caught up again on my cards :)  Hope you had a fun weekend and the week ahead is as enjoyable!

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Friday, September 13, 2013

Vintage sewing

I go to a Ladies craft night every week and one of the ladies in our group is having a birthday coming up, she loves all kinds of crafts like I do and recently she has been doing a lot of sewing, so I decided to go with a sewing theme for her birthday.

The image of the sewing machine is from a set of stamps that came in my Cardmaking and Papercrafts magazine, called Sew Pretty vintage stamps, they are all sewing themed.

Spellbinders -- Classic circles lg, Delicate Doilies, marvelous squares(corner piece) and Back to Basics tags dies
DCWV -- Crafty stack
Inkadinkado-- Greetings/Salutations
Buttons-- from a yard sale
Martha Stewart -- Leaf punch
DMC -- Memory Thread ( the tag is attached through the thread)
The flowers I crocheted awhile back at craft night, I see I need to crochet some more, my stash is getting low

Hope you all enjoy a wonderful weekend, I have to get some projects done this weekend, working on a baby quilt and a piece for my fall table display.  We have finally some relief from all the hot weather today we are suppose to reach the upper 70's for our Highs, such a big contrast from a couple of days ago, I am a happy girl!

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by,


Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Out on a limb

I just think this little squirrel is too cute.

I stamped and cut out the tree a second time to give it a little more dimension.  The squirrel and acorns was also cut out and I added dimensional adhesive to the squirrel to give a little more dimension.  All the images and sentiment come in this stamp set.

Darcies-- JCS0158 stamp set
Spellbinders-- A2 Matting Basics A
Fiskars -- cloud punch
Recollections -- Garden Harvest

Wow we have been getting hit hard again with very hot temps, my temperature gauge has been reading in the 100's the last few days, but they tell us starting on Friday we will be getting some relief, YAH!!

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Monday, September 9, 2013

Heartfelt Thanks

My sister is always thinking of others and doing so much for our family, so we wanted to send her a thank you to show our appreciation for all she does.... my hubby found a little something to give her that we sent along with it.

The paper that I used in this card was a set of paper she found for me real cheap, see what I mean, always thinking of others :)

Our Daily Bread designs -- Chalkboard Birthday / thank you stamp set
DCWV -- Wild Splendor Stack
Martha Stewart -- Beaded Arcs border punch
Spellbinders -- Labels Eight die (has been inked with Wild Honey Distress ink)
Pilot Gold Pen (border around the orange matting piece, to go with the gold foiling in the paper)

I just love the gold shimmer outline of the flowers in this paper, you can really see it at the top right in the photo, but it is all over the paper.

Well I am off, my cat Jip has been on seizure medicine for a month now and the Vet would like to see her and check on how things are going.  Although she hasn't had a seizure in a couple weeks, whenever certain sounds happen, she shakes like she could go into a seizure at any moment, was hoping that would go away too, but happy we haven't seen a seizure in a little while.

Hope the week ahead is a good one for you,

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and for your kind comments, it means so much,

Friday, September 6, 2013

Bunny wishes

I am not sure if there is a name to this or not, can't remember, but I have seen a few people now stamping their images in softer colors so that you don't get that harsh black or brown lines, so I thought I would give it a try, and as you can see I have a lot of more practice I need.  I am sending this to my great nephew who is turning 3 so I thought I might be ok with still sending it along.

I started off stamping the image using Memento ink in Desert Sand.
The Image stamp is one of Michael Abrams that came free with my Quick Cards magazine, I colored it with Copic and Spectrum Noir pens.

Spellbinders -- Labels Seven and Labels Twenty-three dies
Studio G-- sentiment, added some Waterfall Stickels to the star
Stickles --Shabby Shutters was added to the grass

Well I am off, have to work today so I have to get my demo stuff packed up.

Hope you all enjoy a great weekend,


Wednesday, September 4, 2013


My nephew is into his sports so for his birthday this year I decided to go that way with his card, the images are stickers so this went together quite quickly

I decided to go with the team colors of University of Michigan, don't know if you can tell or not but the base color is blue then golden yellow.

Spellbinders A2 matting basics A and Ribbon Banners dies
NRN Designs -- Timeless Treasures Stickers
Hero Arts -- It's your day sentiment stamp

I believe I used Old paper distress inks for shading but did not write that down so I am not sure.

Busy day today so I am off, hope your all enjoying your week,
Thanks so much for stopping by,


Monday, September 2, 2013


My Great nephew had his birthday yesterday, I tried to color the hair on this to kind of look like his, he has sandy brown hair.... I think I need to watch a few more tutorials on how to color hair.

Stampendous -- Skateboard kiddo stamp, colored with markers
Distress inks in mowed lawn and tumbled glass
Spellbinders -- Large Deckled Rectangles
Sassafras -- Apple Jack papers
Fiskar -- Cloud and grass punches
Hero Arts-- It's your Day sentiment stamp

My hubby is working today, but we still plan on doing a little cook out for our dinner, but that is the most excitement, well other than making cards we will have this holiday :)

Hope you all have had a chance to enjoy a long weekend, and get ready for the Autumn season ahead of us!

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by,