Saturday, March 30, 2013

Organized My Stamps

I found this little draw with 32 slots and now can finally see what is in the stamp stash.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

St. Patricks Day Button Buttionniere.

Our ladies fellowship group had a fun day today crafting and creating with buttons.  I wanted to make this boutonniere to wear in honor on my father on St. Patrick's Day.   You can visit the link below for tutorials on how to make the button flowers.  We had a great time crafting and sharing.
The Goodey Knot: Buttonniere

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

For Leiah

I haven't made cards for a while now, but this week is full of card-making opportunities. Happy Birthday my friends!

A Card for Ellen

This card is for a dear and sweet elderly lady who is having surgery tomorrow and yes, I am thinking of you and praying for you.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

THE PAPER HANDMAIDEN: Valentine's Day Banner

THE PAPER HANDMAIDEN: Valentine's Day Banner

Valentine's Day Banner

This banner was easy to make using my favorite scraps of fabric left over from another project.  I cut out the hearts and then used fusible fabric to adhere them to muslin also left over from another project.  I was able to use a hole punch to punch holes on both sides of the hearts and pass the ribbon through.  A button and lace was sewn on to each heart.  I then hung it on the wall with two thumb-tacks.    No sewing (except for the buttons was required).

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Sock Monkey

This is Mike.  We recently had a Brown Bag auction at our home and Mike was the winner of this gigantic sock monkey.  Interestingly enough Mike tells a story about when he was younger and his mother was sick, he stayed with some people who had a sock monkey but he was never allowed to take it home.  Now he has his own sock monkey.    Nice story Mike.  You look so content.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Operation Write Home Card

Here are a few cards I made for OWC. There was a little bit of a creativity block because its been a while, but today was a good card making day.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

New Things!!!!

I have seen slide shows on other people's so I thought I'd try it--we took a day trip to Floyd Virginia which is always beautiful. They have a three-floor fabric shop which is in a huge brick building that was once a school. It was a beautiful day with my good hearted husband, Fred.

Some of the items they have there are extremely less than that other fabric store "Joanxxxxxx's" probably because they buy in bulk. Picked up a few more wire rings to make the pine cone wreaths (for an unbelievable $1.29) I was asked to make a Thanksgiving Wreath for someone and it's my first one. Sorry to bore you with another picture of that but---not that sorry not to post it.

I finally learned that if you want to punch something "more expertly" you should stamp it first and then punch--I was always punching and then stamping--wasted a lot of paper that way. I learn a lot from my Sisterhood of the Blogging Stampers!!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Christmas Vintage Images-Free Public Domain

Visit The Vintage Moth for use of their vintage art. These would make great card fronts and probably require very little embellishment and from what I understand they are public domain. I love the generosity of public domain!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Art Image of The Day

There are some nice images to use in your projects from this wedsite, Art Image of the Day.  I like  looking around at the vintage and victorian pieces.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Paper Flower Tree-VBS Panda-Mania

Last week our Church had VBS and the theme was Panda mania.  Apparently Panda-mania is the VBS favorite this summer.  One of the decorating projects was attaching paper flowers to tree limbs.  My favorite.  I was hoping someone would be inspired to get married in the just looked so inviting.

My husband was Mr. Zookeeper.  All I had to work with were two small panda iron-ons.  Keepsake Fabrics had one panda fabric.  No patches.  Lots of Monkeys though.  I made the patches by cutting squares around the pandas, stitching them and then sewing them on the sleeves. 

  VBS was a blast, can't seem to get those songs out of my head.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

I Want A Greenhouse!

Is it too much to ask for, one's very own greenhouse?  Not a Quonset hut but a greenhouse.  My Mother's day gift was a trip to Blithe Gardens in Bristol, RI with my son, daughter-in-law and grand baby now I want a greenhouse. 


I will settle for a New England bamboo forest, just a small one.

Maybe a crab apple tree?

Of course the most beautiful in the Garden,

Grandbaby girl!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Thank You Card

I made this card for a friend who did a very special deed for someone who needed a helping hand.  This kind woman has her own little flower shop so not to use a flower in it would almost be a crime.    Sometimes the simple cards are the most fun to make. 

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Happy Birthday Blessings

I received this lovely card from the ladies ministry at my Church.  They send a card to every member on their birthday.  It was a pleasant surprise and such a lovely card too!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Christmas Invitation

All that ladies at church received this invitation to attend the Women's Ministry Fall Event.  I have never made an Advent Wreath and look forward to attending.  I love crafted invitations!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Woman's Craft Fellowship Christmas Card

The women from our chuch met this morning and created several cards.  It was well organized and just a great time of creating together.  This is one of several cards we made.  The stamping was easy and we had a wonderful time.  This stamp is from Stamping Up.

Friday, September 17, 2010

I love family pictures

I love family pictures because they represent our family history.  This picture is probably 20 years old and the changes in the family dynamics is amazing.  Those little children are grown adults and some adults have gone home to be with the Lord.  Each face represents an untold  story. 

These are my parents and their children and their children's children and their spouses and one aunt and a cousin. 

 There is just something about this picture that makes it precious. 

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Ode to the Mustang

You tossed my hair
and made me fly
but the budget got smaller
as time passed by.
I'll miss the way you sped along
"Ode to the Mustang";
it's a very short song.

Friday, May 21, 2010

The Re-purposed Garden

I spent the last few days doing some gardening and we wanted to be very low budget. I made a garden using the rocks we have around the property, and there is plenty of them. We wanted to experiment our first summer here with a small garden to see what will grow, what won't and what could possibly eat our vegetables

This is the old kennel fence we had in Virginia when Jackson's mother had puppies.  I assembled the kennel fences and bought a Garden Gate from Lowe's.  We had chrome kennel fence and a black garden gate, so I spray painted it purple.  Somehow it makes me think of those purple street lights at Disney in Orlando.  We are good to go.

.The old wash bucket is great for planting pansies and herbs.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Using Public Domain Images

Using this image I got from a public domain image library makes a simple yet fun card.  I just embossed the Thinking of You, added a couple of emplishments, punched the corners and wallah!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Simple Stationary

This simple stationary is easy to make and leaves lots of room for writing notes or just a thought.  The stamp is Just A Note and leaves the door open to say whatever is on your heart.  I punched the corners and stamped the corner  envelope and inside the top of the inside.  Simple yet functional!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

For Erika

Operation Write Home is having a blog hop and I stumbled across a lovely lady named Erika whose husband is being deployed over seas for the third time.  For every comment left on her blog, she is making a card for Operation Write Home...I told her she didn't have to make one for me, that  I would make one for her and send it to OWH. 

I had made this card once before but couldn't resist again when someone gave me that cute little shoe card...

There are some wonderful wives who are making OWH it really touches my heart.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Little Girl's Birthday Apron

Maddie had a Number 2 birthday party on Saturday and I really wanted to make her an apron. There was no pattern, so I went on line and found a site where you make an apron pattern from a cut-out newspaper. Works for me. I used three different patters after studying the apron my daughter in law had made for me.

The pattern is easy to cut.

The fabric embellishments are three different strips sewn together with each one being a little longer than the next. The three-sewn together strips are now one and easily sewn in between the button tw0-folds. The necktie is sewn in between the two fabric folds and the belt is sewn over the top of the apron button and top.

The cupcake pattern was so fun and just the right fabric for a little girls birthday celebration.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Shadowbox Photo Composition

One of the Christmas gifts that I made and couldn't post before Christmas is this shadowbox photo composition. It was a lot of fun to make. J&K went to Paris on their honeymoon and this picture of them in front of the Eiffel Tower is great.
I stamped the inside frame with a Stamping Up French writing stamp (of which I have no clue what it says but am sure one of the words is amore). I found the basket, tree, and bench with the love birds at Hobby Lobby. I couldn't believe it when I found the photographer figurine and the basket with the French bread which tied the theme in place. I made a faux cobblestone street for the inside bottom and the rest is history.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Printable Paper Dolls

I love paper dolls! My mother would save the Betsy McCall paper doll page from McCall's magazine and put them in the "rainy day" box.
I found this website which has printable paper dolls that are public domain. As soon as I get some ink cartridges, I am going to print some and put them in my own "rainy day" box.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! We are just waiting for one more delivery and will be 100 percent moved! Can't wait to get back to "normal". Have a blessed Christmas Day.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Just wanted to take a few moments to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. There is a lot to be thankful for this year. My husband hand I have finally purchased a home and will be moving to New Hampshire in a few weeks. The home is wonderful and when we get settled, I will be able to get back to some serious card making. I really miss making cards for Operation Write Home and keeping my stash ahead for all those special events which come up.
I am thankful that God gave us the grace (and patience) to sell our home, look for a home, find the perfect home and box, pack, move and unbox, pack and remove again.
This is just one of many things...but right now, its our biggest thanks.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Card Obsession

When I first started making cards it was an obession gone wild!! Here is a sample of some of the cards made during the initial romance!!!

My 1'st Christmas Card