Saturday, January 7, 2017

CHRISTMAS HOMEMADE GIFTS 2016






    Happy New Year everyone!  It's the start of a new year again. I wish everyone a happy and healthy new year.  One of my goals for last year was to make everyone on my Christmas list a handmade item. They all still received store bought gifts, but I wanted to give them all something from "me". I hope they all liked what I made them.
Canning Bread & Butter Pickles
and Zucchini Relish
Lots of homemade goodies
put into Christmas tins. 
Heating Pad Rice Bag for Jocelyn

Notepad for my sister Beverly
she LOVES kitties!
 
Bracelets to match outfits bought for Claudia
Hello Kitty fringed blanket for Claudia
Framed, cross stitched snowman
for Kattaleeya

Hand quilted table runner for Jocelyn
made with love in every stitch!
Cross stitched, felt lined, stained box with
a personalized pad of paper for Lily
(she LOVES soccer so this was perfect)!

Cross stitched, felt lined, stained box with
2 bracelets for Lucy

Well, these are the handmade gifts I made for everyone. The guys got mostly canning and homemade goodies. Other homemade goodies were made but no photos taken, I have one sister (Brenda) who I have not exchanged with yet (we do after the holidays) so I will post the gift that I made for her once she has it. :)   Now you can see why my blog posting went to the wayside, I'm back to making and posting cards now....  :)

Until next time...



Thursday, December 29, 2016

CHRISTMAS 2016

WOW.... I've been really bad about posting on my blog lately! I've made several cards that never did get posted here to show you. I guess it's because I've been so busy with the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.



These are the two Christmas cards that I made this year. The backgrounds on the first card differed, depending on what I had for supplies. I was happy with how they both came out and hopefully those who received them, liked them as well.
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!

Until next time...

Saturday, October 22, 2016

HELLO FRIEND

I recently joined a new online card swap group. The group is a small one and the only requirements are to join at least one swap a month and make sure that the card you send is quality done..... something you wouldn't mind receiving yourself!  That certainly is fair, don't you think? The swap I joined for October was a swap with something on your card using the letter "B". This is what I came up with...

"B" is for Butterfly
I started out with plans to make a Halloween card with a bat on it.... I'm still not sure how I totally changed to making a soft, pastel, flowery card! But I think it's really pretty.  LOL
These are the supplies I used to make my swap card...

MFT - Grapesicle Cardstock
MFT - Lucky Prints DP
SU - Mellow Moss Cardstock
SU - Lavender Lace
MFT - Oval STAX dies
MFT - Upsy Daisy Die-namics
MFT - Simple Leaf Flouish Die-namics
Gina Marie Designs - Butterfly Die
MFT - Fall Foliage Stamp set
Enamel Dots

Until next time...

Friday, October 7, 2016

CLAUDIA!

It's hard to  believe my youngest grandbaby is going to be 3 years old already. Where does the time go??? This is the card that I made for little Claudia to help celebrate her big day.
Here are the products I used to make her birthday card.

By The Numbers stamp set - MFT
Circle & Circle Scallops - Sizzix
Rectangle & Rectangle Scallops - Sizzix
Blueprints 22 - MFT
By The Numbers Die Namics - MFT
Tempting Turquoise Cardstock -SU
Summer Sun Cardstock - SU
Regal Rose Cardstock - SU
My Girl DP Collection - My Minds Eye
Decorative Dots Embossing Folder - SU
Bakers Twine & Large Flower Brad

HAPPY 3RD BIRTHDAY CLAUDIA!

Saturday, June 25, 2016

HELLO!

Well, the beautiful weather has been keeping me awfully busy with yardwork lately and out of my craft room. But I was happy to have been able to squeeze in a little time yesterday to get this one made!
I was asked to join 2 challenges this week so decided to make one card that would meet the requirements of both challenges. The first challenge was over at Cardcamp...the challenge was an easy one this week. You had to make your card with flowers and an added butterfly. The second challenge given by Chris, was to use the colors orange, yellow, green, and pink. The card needed to be something making you think of summer. FLOWERS AND BUTTERFLIES!!  I love it when a plan works out...

These are the things I used to make my card...

Orange Fizz card stock - MFT
Country Fair Plaid DP - MFT
Yellow card stock - unknown, found in my paper stash
Regal Rose ink - Stampin' UP!
Certainly Celery ink - Stampin' UP!
Blender Pen
Stitched Rounded Rectangle STAX-MFT
Fly By Friends - MFT
Hello! sentiment - My Sentiments Exactly

The butterfly and centers of the flowers has some awesome shimmer to it made using my Wink of Stella brush. Unfortunately, it must be camera shy because it doesn't show up in the picture.

I hope you all have a great weekend! 

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

SURPRISE PARTY


My granddaughter Lucy had a surprise party on Saturday, and she sure was surprised! Everyone seemed to have a great time as the party was at Spirit Central where Lucy takes her cheerleading classes. It was a high energy party with lots of young girls running around and tumbling. This is the card I made for Lucy.

Purple is Lucy's favorite color so I started off using SU's Lovely Lilac for the card base then I dug into my DP stash and found some marbled yellow and pink paper to make a layer using MFT's Horizontal Stitched Strips to place on top, then added the pocket made from Dazzle Purple-Pink Wash by Paper Heart Design. Here are the additional things I used to make her card.

Stampin' UP - Pocket Fun Stamp Set
Copics - Various colors
MFT - Label Maker Sentiments
The Cat's Pajamas - Flower Button Die
MFT- Bright Lights Numbers Die-namics
Stampin' UP - Lovely Lilac Die Ink
Stampin' UP - Positively Pink Cardstock
Jeweled Purple Brads

I think this stamp set has the perfect images to use for a 10 year old girls card. Don't you agree?

Lucy - I'm so glad your party was a big surprise and all your friends came to help share in the surprise and fun!

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!


Over at Cardcamp this week, it was my turn to do the weekly challenge. I asked that everyone take the initial of their first name and use an image of something that has the same initial. In my case, my initial is a "C", so I decided to use a CAT image.

These are the products I used to make my challenge card:

Stampin' UP - Wild Wasabi card stock
MFT - DP Lucky Prints Paper Pack
Copics - various markets for the coloring
MFT - Blueprints 3 Die-namics
MFT - Blueprints 26 Die-namics
MFT - Cool Cat Stamp Set
Stampin' UP - Birthday Sentiment

I used a button from my button stash and a thin piece of twine to tie it off.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS

Unfortunately, I had to make a card for a dear friend whos little dog crossed the rainbow bridge this past week. I was so saddened to find out little Muffin had left us. This is the card I made to send.
I started out using Kraft cardstock for the card base then decided to try my hand at using my Copic Airbrushing ABS-1 set to airbrush the blue sky using Copic B00 for color. I loved using the airbrush and hope to play around with that more! I think it came out pretty good for my first try at airbrushing.
These are the additional things I used to make my card.

MFT- Cloud Cover-Up Die-namics
MFT-Snow Drifts Die-namics
MFT- Sour Apple cardstock
Hero Arts-sentiment
MFT- You have my Heart Stamp Set
The Cat's Pajamas-Bitty Banners (used for the small heart)
Copics-various colors

I just love this MFT stamp set. There are several adorable stamps in this set. I can definitely see myself creating many other cards with it.

Our little fur-babies are family members and it's so difficult when we have to say goodbye to them. They see us through our best and worst times. They are faithful companions who ask so little from us, yet give back so much. Run free little Muffin... 

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

APRIL

Here is my Lizzie Kate cross stitch project for the month of April. Even though Easter was in March this year, it normally falls in the month of April. I like all the colors that were used for it, making it a cheerful little cross stitch to display in the springtime.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

HAPPY SPRING!

Over at Cardcamp this week is a new challenge. It was Nancy's turn to chose what it was going to be, and she picked "gardening". I thought this sweet little bunny holding a trowel and plant was perfect for the challenge.


I love using some of my older, retired stamps. This little image is from a Stampin' UP set called "Spring Gifts".  Here are the other items that were used to make my card.

Square Lattice embossing folder - Stampin' UP
In & Out Stitched Rounded Square Die-namic - MFT
Blueprints 20 Die-Namics - MFT
Upsy Daisy Die-namics - MFT
Everyday Flexible Phrases - Stampin' UP
Pretty in Pink cardstock - Stampin' UP
Certainly Celery - Stampin' UP
Copics - various colors

The yellow cardstock and designer paper were from my paper stash. The manufacturer is unknown.

It's still pretty cool and very windy here in New England. But many of the daffodils and crocus are up and in bloom, so spring has sprung!!


HAPPY SPRING!