I've made two anniversary cards for two very special couples this month; my in-laws, Bill and Jean's 72nd and my dear friends, Arthur and Donna's 40th.
Wednesday, January 10, 2024
Saturday, April 1, 2023
Hello Crafty Friends and thank you for stopping by. Today I have a little project that I made for the Papertrey Ink Designer's Challenge with the theme of Birthday Tag.
Thursday, November 17, 2022
Hello Crafty Friends and Welcome to my Blog. It's been quite a while since I've posted and I decided to take the opportunity of Papertrey Ink rebooting one of their challenges to jump back into it. It's been a busy year of working on our Arizona house to sell it and move back to Wisconsin. We're still working on getting the new place to feel like home but we are so glad to be back.I made this card for the PTI challenge, "Melissa's Fab Friday Feature". The challenge is to "recreate Melissa's card with your own personality" using Papertrey Ink products.
So here is my spin on it, using the same color pallet and papers that I've been using to make this year's Christmas Cards. This year I'm all about the pinks, bluey greens and gold with lots of shine and sparkle.
Friday, September 17, 2021
Good Morning My Creative Friends and HAPPY FRIDAY! Welcome to my little corner of the crafting universe, I hope you've had a great week.
HAPPY 13th BIRTHDAY TAYLORED EXPRESSIONS!
Today I'm sharing my entry for the Taylored Expressions 13th Birthday challenge. Of the four challenges taking place, I chose to enter challenge #1 which is a Toffee (kraft) & Rainbow combo. I know that most people will go with the ROYGBP, bright and cheery colors (which I LOVE) but I decided to change it up a little and include the toffee color in my rainbow.
With the TE Over The Rainbow sentiments stamps, I added "You make me happy when skies are grey" to the edge of the sun and heat embossed with white powder.
The sentiment "Hello, friend" is from the TE Butterfly Sweet Sentiments set. For some simple finishing touches, I sewed around the card edges and added Star Dust Stickles to the edges of the white clouds. I had thought about adding sequins or raindrops but after playing with them for a while, it took away from the sweet simplicity I was looking for. Oh well...
Thank You so much for stopping by and taking a look. I hope you have a fantastic weekend and I look forward to our next visit.
Friday, September 3, 2021
Hello There My Crafty Friends! Happy Friday and Welcome to my little corner of the crafting world!
Tomorrow the hubster leaves for his annual finishing trip. What's a girl to do for an entire week all by herself? Absolutely anything and nothing she feels like doing. I'm starting out by stopping by my favorite country goodies store, The Rustic Hutch. They're having a sale and I'll be going there directly after dropping the guys at the airport. :D I also plan to work on cards. I'm late in starting my Christmas cards this year, so it's time to get a move-on.
Wednesday, September 1, 2021
Happy Wednesday and, while we're at it, Happy September 1st. my Crafty Friends! Welcome to my little corner of the crafting world.
Remember in my last post how I said I love this time of year? Well, I do but the reality is setting in and things are already getting hectic. I've started making some of my holiday gifts, creating a new crochet pattern for the sweetest candy cane pillows, stitching glass beads on felt pine trees which will be car air fresheners/scented ornaments, I have yet to decide on a design for my Christmas cards and I have less than three months to get it all done. Yes, I celebrate Thanksmas. My family converges on my home from various states as far away as Pennsylvania. This way, there is no argument or tug of war with the in-law families about who's going to which house on Christmas. Thanksmas is mine.
So with all of that going on, I still have to do the normal day to day stuff; clean the house, make dinner, do dishes, laundry and make cards for all of the rest of the celebrations of life. You know how it is.
What do you think? Please let me know in the comments section, and while you're there, let me know if you've started getting ready for the holiday season yet.
Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you have the best day!
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges. Please click on the links.
Papertrey Ink: The Great Cover-Up - Impress A Die Into The Background
My Favorite Things: Color Challenge
Funkie Junkie: Distressing
Simon Says Stamp Monday: Glimmer and Sparkle
Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Hello My Crafty Friends! Welcome! Welcome! Welcome!
Welcome to my little corner of the crafting world. I hope you're enjoying every minute of summer as we're coming into the home stretch of August with less than a month until the official flip into Fall.
I LOVE this time of year! All of my crafty neighbors are switching gears and starting to make holiday cards and I get so excited to see the fall colors and the new lineup of seasonal eye candy all over the internet and social media.
I hope you have the best day!
PS: I would like to enter my card into the challenges listed below, just click on the links.
Papertrey Ink: Color Pop Autumn w/ Melissa Phillips
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday: Add a Sentiment
Double D: Fruits & Vegetables
Happy Little Stampers: Stencil Challenge August
Products I used
Stamps, Dies & Stencils: Papertrey Ink, Magnolia
Inks: Distress Oxides - Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Bundled Sage, Chipped Sapphire, Dusty Concord, Forest Moss, Peeled Paint, Scattered Straw, Seedless Preserves, Stormy Sky, Tea Dye, Vintage Photo