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.