Saturday, December 30, 2017

Gift idea...

Like most crafters (I hope, anyway!) I decided rather in a week before make pretty wrist warmers/fingerless gloves as gifts.  I made myself a pair and have gotten several compliments on them. I decided to make them for the women in my family, plus a co-worker. 
Let me say, I absolutely LOVE this pattern! You can find it here. They are very quick and easy to make...and everyone who gets them will be impressed by your handiwork!! I printed the handmade tags here, and put them in a little cellophane bag.
I have to admit..the pair I gave to my co-worker was very last minute...I ended up finishing the pair for her on the last day of school before Christmas break, while my class went to p.e.!! Hey...that's how it goes, right??? 
Thanks for checking in and stay warm!!

Friday, December 29, 2017

A blanket stack...

Most crocheters will get this...the beauty of handmade blanket stack. I love the Instagram images of beautiful, crocheted blankets. So today I finished my third crocheted blanket...the perfect way to spend a below zero day in MN...

3 blankets:  officially enough to make a "stack" (in my opinion, anyway!).

Thanks for checking in and have a great day!

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Cricut Easy Press Pillow!

Hello! I am finishing a few last minute Christmas gifts.
How about you?? I like to think I'm not the only
crafter who decides to make things only a few days before Christmas!
I really wanted to make a heat transfer vinyl pillow
as a gift, but was a little reluctant, as I have only
done a couple of shirts and didn't want to give a gift, if 
the vinyl may eventually wear off. But then my sweet
hubby gave me an early Christmas present...the Cricut Easy Press!
Yes! I felt better about making gifts with it, because I was sure
the vinyl would be better adhered with the press vs. my iron.

I decided to sew the pillow cover, too, but you could easily buy
a pre-made pillow cover and just iron on the design. I bought this
pretty gray checked fabric, and chose this suits the
person I'm giving this to! (I added the quote before sewing.)

My first time using the heat press was super easy and the results 
were great! I watched a few demo videos and followed the
directions included...
here's my finished pillow:

I downloaded the svg file from loveSVG here.
They have so many fun and free files!!!!! 

Thanks for checking in and good luck with any last minute Christmas projects!!

Sunday, December 17, 2017

It's almost Christmas...

Hello! Just about a week to go until Christmas! I finished quite a bit of last minute shopping this weekend. Here a couple of gift cards I packaged...
The tag gift card holder svg file is from Lori Whitlock.
Everything was cut on my Cricut.

I embossed this one with a coffee/latte embossing folder and added
a little snowflake.

Thanks for checking in and have a great day!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Random Projects...

Here are a few things I've been working on... my class snowflakes are packaged and
ready to go! Our last day of school is Dec. 21. I used the same pattern as last year.

I'm working on a few red hats for the Little Hats Big Hearts project. 2 friends from school
are also making hats. So far I have 6 hats finished. I like knowing they are going to
a good cause.

 I am trying to make a few pairs of wrist warmers/fingerless gloves.
Not sure I'll get them done in time for Christmas. I need to make 3 sets!

I made this Christmas card using the stable image from Lori Whitlock. Very simple, but
sweet, I think! = ) The word "peace" is embossed with glittery embossing

Thanks for checking in and have a great day!

Monday, December 11, 2017

It's a Wonderful Life

I'm sure I'm not alone when I say that It's a Wonderful Life is one of my all-time favorite Christmas movies! I couldn't believe it when I saw this stamp at Hobby Lobby!

I made my hubby a Christmas card using the "It's a Wonderful Life" stamp.
The red truck image was a freebie from Miss Kate's. (I'm so glad the
freebie of the day is back, aren't you??!!)

The background stamp is by Tim Holtz for Stamper's Anonymous...
I recently found a good deal on that one, too!
I stamped it, then added a few white embossed snowflakes.

I love the vintage look! 
Thanks for checking in and have a great day!

Sunday, November 26, 2017

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year...

Hello! I hope you had a great Thanksgiving! I had a little creative time over the weekend and made a couple of Christmas cards. Here is one of them:
My goal is to make a unique card for each member of my family. = ) My family is on the small side, so I'd say I'm well on the way, with this card and the ones I made a few weeks ago.  I used a Darcie embossing folder on the background of this one, the stamp is from Hobby Lobby, and the scallop circle was cut on my Cricut.  Thanks for checking in and have a great day!

Sunday, November 5, 2017

A Little Holiday Inspiration

I spent some time this weekend making  a couple
of Christmas well as watching a Christmas movie
or two on the Hallmark channel!!! 

I made this card using the Pretty Pennants Cricut cartridge.
I've had this cartridge for a long time...but never used this
cut before and I don't know why, because I LOVE it!
I just added a simple sentiment...and the card
was done....very simple, but elegant! = )

Here's another easy card...I embossed the Santa using a Darcie embossing
folder, cut it out, and added it to another embossed background.

I made a few tags to go with a gift basket...all of the items
in the basket go with the theme "brown paper packages tied up with strings."
I can't say too much more about it...just in case my sister reads my
Melissa Phillips has an awesome post about Buffalo Plaid...
I had this planned before I read her post, but she
has GORGEOUS projects to share. Be sure to check it out!

Thanks for checking in and have a great day!

Thursday, October 19, 2017

A little luminary....

Hi! Just popping in tonight with a cute little Halloween luminary, made using the free images this week from Cricut: Monster Bash.
I cut the base of the luminary out of gray cardstock and the front out of purple, added a little battery operated tea light and called it finished! I'm thinking about embellishing it...but we'll see.  = )
I love that Cricut offers free images like this!
Thanks for checking in and have a great day!

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Blooms n' Buds

Hello! I have a little card to share with you
using Blooms n' Buds from Reverse Confetti.
I absolutely love the flowers in this set.

Thanks for checking in and have a great day!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Mason Jar Love

Hello! I have a little mason jar themed card to share...

I wanted to use Fall colors, but this would be pretty in any color!
The mason jar svg is from Lori Whitlock's Mason Jar Bundle.
There are so many cute images in this set...
I can't wait to try them all!
I though this would make a nice "thank you" card.
It's a little hard to see in the photo, but I also stamped 
the background with Echo Park's Buffalo Plaid stamp.

Thanks for checking in and have a great day!!

Friday, August 18, 2017

Rose Doily

I finished this pretty doily today...
I love the pattern.
It's very easy.
I used this chart.
This is the same pattern I used for the the blue and yellow doilies...
only then I made the small version.

I used Dawn Rose Artiste thread from Hobby Lobby.
Thanks for checking in and have a great day!
Hope you can crochet today! = )

Monday, July 24, 2017

Flower market bag

Hello! How are you?
I can't believe how fast summer is flying by!
My husband and I enjoy going to our local
farmer's market on the weekends. I saw a
pattern for a cute bag...perfect to bring along to the market.

My goal was to use up some of the cotton yarn  I have on hand.
I started with yellow...but didn't have enough to both sides.

So I switched to white for the other side...
...but kept the center yellow.
The pattern is very easy!
You can find the chart here.
Thanks for checking in and have a great day!!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Gran's Garden Gift Tag

Hello! Just popping in today with a
gift tag I made using Gran's Garden from Papertrey Ink.

I sent my sister a little gift in the mail, so I decided to
pretty up the package a bit.
I used a brown paper bag from The Paper  Studio (Hobby Lobby)
added the tag and some baker's twine.

I cut the heart from gingham paper, on my Cricut, using 
the Doodlecharms cartridge.
Thanks for checking in and have a great day!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Tea cups...

Sometimes when I am looking at Pinterest,
I feel like I just have to make a card...
I'm so inspired by what I see, I want to recreate it.
Does that every happen to you??
I hope so.

The other day I was looking at cards with a coffee/tea/hot chocolate
theme. I fell in love with these stacked tea cups. (Of course, I
love that they are made from gingham paper!)

I cut these images using my Cricut. I haven't made them
into cards or anything yet, but they are just waiting to 
be made into something adorable!
I cut the whipped cream on the red cup out of vellum.
Check back soon...I'll share what I make with these cuties!
Thanks for checking in!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Christmas tags

Every Christmas, I find myself rushing to make cute gift 
tags at the last minute. Every year I say to myself, "Why
don't I make these in summer, when I have time??" 
Well, today I had a little time and decided to
make a few tags to use in December!

I decided to keep them simple...use red and white,
and only have a layer or two.
I started by cutting a bunch of tags, using my Cricut.
The tag shapes I used are from the Preserves cartridge.

I went through my Christmas stamps to find images.
Every time I look through my stamps to find something for a project,
I decide I never have to buy another stamp!! Can anyone else relate
to that?? I have so many nice images I either forget about or
just don't use! Ugh!

These are all images I've had for quite a while...

The sentiment on these tags is a little longer than the tag,
but that's ok. = ) They still look nice!
I love this's from a set I bought at Michaels a few
years ago. 
These tags were made with stamps that came with a magazine.
There are quite a few UK cardmaking magazines that come
with stamps or dies. I always check out what's new when
I'm at Barnes and Noble or JoAnn's!

With a little ribbon or bakers twine,
I think these tags will be time saver come December! Now, if
I could only do the same with my Christmas shopping!!

Thanks for checking in and have a great day!

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Campin' Critters

Every Friday, Cricut offers an image set to use in Design Space
for free for a few days.
This week it's Campin' Critters.
I found quite a few images that will
be great to use in my boys' Scout scrapbooks.
Here are the images I cut:
There are so many great images to choose from, and a lot
of cute animals. I have quite a bit done in the Scout
books I'm working on, so I just picked a few things
to embellish pages I already have finished.
I've done that with other free sets that are offered, too.
If I have completed pages, I choose an image just
give  a page that  little something extra. = )
Thanks for checking in and have a great day!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Lacy Lantern

Hello! Have you seen these pretty crocheted lanterns?
I think the light shining through the crochet pattern is gorgeous!
I just had to try making one! They are perfect for a little LED tea light.

Quite a few of the lanterns I saw were made out of individual
motif's. I wanted something a little more simple...
...after a little research,
I saw this one. It uses 2 doilies. 

 I started with a doily I already had.

Then, made another one to match.

I stitched them together along the sides (right sides facing out), connecting
them mainly at the top of the
scallops. I wanted the sides to have a large enough opening to slide in the tea light.

I mixed glue and water (about equal parts, but it really isn't too fussy!)
and soaked the doilies in it.

I slid the ballon in the center, and blew it up, leaving the
knot on the outside. I used a 12 inch balloon.

I hung it up to dry...waiting for it to try was the hardest part!!!
When it was dry, I popped the balloon
and added a LED tea light.
Oh my gosh, I just love it!!!!
Thanks for checking in and have a great day!

Monday, July 10, 2017

Another Gran's Garden Card...

Hello! I just love the flowers in this stamp set!! I did a little
browsing of vintage linens today and was inspired to
create this card. = ) 
The sentiment is from Stampin Up! Chalk Talk.
I just used inks I had on hand to create the flowers.
The background shape is cut from the Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge.
Thanks for checking in and have a great day!

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Vintage Christmas

I made a Christmas card today; used a few of my
favorite things...
gingham background
vintage style stamp
The branches are from misskatecuttables "jingle all the way" file.
The doily die is from Prima. I used the precision base plate for 
my makes a perfect cut!
Thanks for checking in and have a great day!

Friday, June 23, 2017


One more granny square and I can make a basket.
I never get tired of making these...
such a traditional crochet pattern.

Thanks for checking in and have a super day!


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