Here is my cross stitch project for the month of August. What would be more perfect for this month than some sunflowers?? The fabric I used is a 14 ct oatmeal aida cloth which worked out perfectly for the background.
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Posted by Clara at Sunday, August 17, 2014
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
My sister invited me to go see James Taylor along with her and my nephew Chip and his wife Tracy. The concert was at Tanglewood in Lenox, MA. The concert was part of his 2014 summer tour in 43 cities and consisted of 52 concerts.....he's still going strong!! I had a wonderful time, despite the POURING rain. We, along with tons of other people, had lawn seats. Thankfully, the four of us had raincoats and umbrellas as well. :)
It was a great concert! His voice is still strong and he played many songs, including "Fire and Rain" which is my favorite song of his. I would definitely go back to see him again.
I wanted to make a special thank you card for her for bringing me along. This is what I came up with.
Posted by Clara at Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Oops! I almost forgot to post my cross stitch project for the month of July. It was done on 14ct aida fabric and framed in a 5x5 little black frame. The colors don't show very well in this photograph, the threads were much more vibrant in color.
Posted by Clara at Thursday, July 31, 2014
Sunday, July 20, 2014
It's hard to believe.....but it's already JULY! This is the month that many people start thinking about ideas for their upcoming Christmas cards which we will need in just a few months. It's never too early to start on holiday cards as we're all so busy with the hustle and bustle of the holidays with all the shopping and decorating. I say every year that I am going to have all of my cards done early..... but it just doesn't happen. I was quite pleased when Faith made an adorable, digital snowman image for the progressive monthly challenge this month. At least I'll have one Christmas card made early this year! :)
Posted by Clara at Sunday, July 20, 2014
Sunday, July 13, 2014
I have another birthday card to share with you today. This time the birthday was for my daughter, Jocelyn. I just loved making this card, and with the help of MFT's new Gerbera Daisy die it went together easily.
Posted by Clara at Sunday, July 13, 2014
Sunday, June 29, 2014
I wanted to post the recent card I made for Steven (a.k.a. Sparky!) for his birthday on June 27th. This little image was perfect with the letter "S" on his belt buckle. The cute little bird image was the Stamp of the Month digital image from www.fromtheheartstamps.com for the month of June.
I started out using Stampin UP's Garden Green card stock for the base of the card, adding Yo-Yo Yellow and Brocade Blue. The DP is from Daisy D's paper. Copics used were BG000, B21, B95, Y15, Y17, Y11 and G43. The dies used were all from MFT. Used were the Pierced Circle Stax, Star Stax, Blueprints 3 and Fishtail Flags Stax. You can't really see it in this picture but a silver Spica was used to fill in the belt and mask giving it just the right amount of sparkle.
Posted by Clara at Sunday, June 29, 2014
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Well, I've had my cross stitch project done for awhile now, but just haven't had the time to post it. The month of June is a crazy, busy month for me. I wanted to get this posted for you to see before it's time to post the month of July! :)
I just love these designs by Lizzy Kate and really enjoyed stitching this months little design. The tiny little buttons were used as the centers of the flowers. I'll be back to show you the month of July before you know it.... :)
Posted by Clara at Thursday, June 26, 2014
Friday, June 6, 2014
Happy Friday everyone!
It seems as though it was such a long week....I really am happy that my work week is over with and I am looking forward to starting my weekend. My order also arrived today from MFT and I can't wait to play with the new things I bought.
Here's the card I made for a challenge I joined called "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun". I made it for the challenge but with my granddaughter in mind. Lucy is a cheerleader and I plan on giving this card to her...
Pierced rectangles by MFT were used along with Bitty Banners from The Cat's Pajamas. Copics were used for the color, using B000, B23, E00, E31, E35, Y02, Y11 and Y17.The cute little image is called "Stick Cheerleader" and is a digital image by Bugaboo Stamps. The Word stamp was given to me by a stamping friend. Thank you Jennie!
I hope you all enjoy the weekend.... :)
Posted by Clara at Friday, June 06, 2014
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
One of my other hobbies is cross-stitch. About a year ago I posted a cross stitch framed piece that I had done for my sister similar to this, but with a leprechaun on it for the month of March. As I really like these 5 x 5 framed stitched pieces, I decided to make one for myself for each month of the year. I will display a new one each month in a perfect little place on my counter in my new kitchen.
Posted by Clara at Wednesday, May 28, 2014