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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 stamp...it'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...
doily
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 Sizzix...it makes a perfect cut!
Thanks for checking in and have a great day!

Friday, June 23, 2017

Grannies


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!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

"Where your treasure lies..."

It has been a rainy day here.
Perfect for staying inside, crocheting and stamping.
I did both. = )
I was so excited to get Gran's Garden in the mail today!
It's actually my first PTI purchase, although I've been a fan of their
products for a long time. I bought the stamps, dies, and 2 inks.
The ink in the picture looks so dark (blaming it on the cloudy day), 
but it's actually winter wisteria (light purple) and
royal velvet (dark purple). 
(The Bible verse is an older stamp I bought from Clear Dollar Stamps 
a long time ago....)

I cut the background shapes with my Cricut,  using the Elegant Edges
cartridge. 
Thanks for checking in and I will share my newest
crochet project soon!
Have a great day!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Happiness is not a destination...

I love quotes. I use them on almost every scrapbook page I make.
I have quite a few stamps with good "life" quotes.
I thought this one was suitable for a graduation card:

I just love, love, love, the flowers from the Stampin Up! Jar of Love
stamp set. They give this card a nice feminine touch.


I added just a teeny bit of bling on one of the flowers.
I'm sure the recipient will love it! I also embossed the
"Happiness" quote with clear embossing powder. I haven't done that
for awhile...it gives the card a nice look, too.
Thanks for checking in and have a great day!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Lovely wreath card....

Hello! Happy Saturday! I enjoyed a little paper crafting time today and made this card....
I'm going to use it as an anniversary card.
The wreath was a freebie from misskatecuttables and is still available here.
(I'm not sure how long it will stay on the 'free stuff' page so
 download it now!) ; )
The flowers are from Stampin Up! Jar of Love set. 
The library card is authentic...a real live library card! Our school
media specialist was getting rid of them at the end of the year,
so I snagged a bunch, knowing I could put them to good use!
The background paper is from Hobby Lobby; Ice Cream Parlor by The Paper Studio.
Thanks for checking in and have a great day!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Candy Corn Inspiration

I made this doily in subtle tones of yellow, orange, and off white...
so it would look like candy corn.
It will look so pretty as a fall decoration.
You can find the chart here.
Thanks for checking in and enjoy a little crocheting today!! ; )

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Purple

It's so much fun to create doilies using pretty colors....
This is my latest little purple beauty...
Enjoy!

Monday, June 5, 2017

Blankie Update!

I finished my little Viking inspired baby blankie.
It's about 36" x 54." 
I did a little edging...ch2, sc around the outside.
It adds a nice finished touch.
If you need more inspiration, type 'granny ripple baby blanket' in the 
Pinterest search bar and you'll find all kinds of
cute color combinations!
Thanks for checking in and have a great day...
hope you can crochet today!! = )

Monday, May 22, 2017

Vikings Themed Baby Blanket

School is keeping me super busy...these last few weeks are always hectic. Thankfully, we're finished in 3 and a half days! Yeah! Summer is just around the corner! I've been working on a little baby blanket for a co-worker who absolutely loves the MN Vikings. Here's a sneak peek:
I'm using I Love This Yarn from Hobby Lobby in grape. yellow, white, and gray. Gray isn't an official color of the Vikings, but I like the color added between the yellow and white. I am using the granny ripple pattern, which makes it very quick and easy.  Thanks for checking in and have a great day!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Paper gift bag

Hello! I have a paper craft project to share with you today! I made a gift bag using
this svg file from Lori Whitlock and my Cricut. I love the way it turned out, using the gingham
paper!


I added a little tag, with a hot air ballon. I embossed the tag with the Darcie "Clouds" Embossing
folder. You can find the hot air balloon svg at Miss Kate Cuttables, here.
Thanks so much for checking in and have a great day!

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Spring Birthday Card

Hello! I have a pretty birthday card to share with you!
I'm a big fan of Miss Kate Cuttables and do not miss checking out
the daily free svg file...ever....
These cute Easter flowers were a recent freebie. = )
(Even at regular price, the file is a great buy...only .50!)
If you haven't been to the website, and you own a Cricut,
you should definitely check it out.


Aren't they adorable??
I added some lilac gingham paper...
and this is the result!


I simplified the image a little, by not cutting all of the layers, but that's
the beauty of crafting...to make it your own! I ran the flowers though
my Big Shot with the "Swiss dots" embossing folder.

Thanks for checking in and have a great day!

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Red and white...

Here's my latest little addition to my red and white decor.
= )
I actually made the center quite awhile ago...
just decided to finish it in red this week.
You can find the chart here. It really is quite easy and quick...my favorite kind of project!
Happy crocheting!