Saturday, December 29, 2012

Handmade Rings

 Earrings one day, and rings the next. I had so much fun!!!!
The top one was my inital try to see how it was going to work. I don't know what type of stone that is, but it reminds me of a Chicklet piece of gum. I used to love those as a kid, maybe that's why I like it so much. LOL
But this one is my favorite! I am wearing it right now, as I type, and I just LOVE it!! And it was fun to do, I love the little bit that I wound into the side. I think it just finishes it so nicely.
This is the easy, 6 min tutorial, that I used to make these. It was very easy to follow!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Handmade Jewelry

 OK! I've found a new hobby! Dave is thrilled! LOL!
I have been watching YouTube videos on wire wrapping.
It is very fun!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Crocheting Again

 This is what I've been doing lately.
 Popcorn stitch.
 This one is Organic Cotton, I will be posting it in my etsy store, as soon as I can get some other pics.
I used this pattern from Crafts n Things.
 This one was for Doris.
 This one was for Jo.
This was for Carolyn, it has a silver fleck, with a little ruffle on the ends.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

MME December Sketch Challenge

 I can't believe it has been exactly a month since I posted anything. I have been busy, mostly crocheting, but I have been looking at challenges to get me back into some paper crafting. So! I decided to do My Mind's Eye December Sketch Challenge for scrapbooking.
 All the paper is from MME. The background sheet is Bella Bella: French Flea Market. The other papers are The Sweetest Thing: Bluebell, Lime Twist: Happy Go Lucky, and Stella & Rose.
 The stars are dies from A Muse
 The stamp below the button is Unity's Ippity Kit: A Moment in Time.
The pics are from our latest family dinner, this past summer. My nephew Ian & his cousin Jake were climbing trees, and Ian said he was a monkey, so they were making monkey noises. It was too cute!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Friends With Flair

 This is for Unity's Friday Friends With Flair. I am still in love with Donna Downey's Insightful Meadow set. I stamped the flower in PTI's Ocean Tides, and that is also the base card too.
The sentiment is a SU swap that I just found in my images folder. I used it earlier this week, and just had to use it again, I love it so much. The buttons and twine are also PTI.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Cornish Heritage Farms "Trees" Challenge

 Cornish Heritage Farms is having a Trees Challenge this week. It is amazing, that this stamp is my favorite of theirs!
For this card, I used MME Stella & Rose paper. I like inking the stamp with different colors, and then spritzing or misting with water. I use a little heavier hand with water when I use watercolor paper, and the result is always satisfying. (Altho this regular cardstock)
The inks I mixed for these: Memento Peanut Brittle & Morocco (on card), with SU Choc Chip; Memento Bamboo Leaves & SU Old Olive, Choc Chip (left); Memento Morocco & Rhubarb Stalk, SU Choc Chip (Right). It is always fun to mix colors, and see what comes out!!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012


I needed a tag for an order of cards, so I got into my stash of die cuts. I love making extras for just such quick occasions. The leaves, frame and polka dots are all from Papertrey Ink. Oh, and the ribbon too. I love their ribbon! It is so sturdy.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Hand Made Burp Cloths

 I went to a baby shower yesterday, and just had to show you what I made. I have been thinking about what to make for my friend's new baby for awhile. I haven't sewn much in the past few months, and this was the perfect thing to get back into it. I found this tutorial for these super easy Burp Cloths.
 I used Chenille and Snuggle Flannel from Joann's Fabric store. These are so soft, I wish I had a use for them, but alas, I don't burp up anymore. LOL and I don't have kids either.

 Of course, I had to make my own card, and tag to match. I love these little monkeys! They are from Basic Grey: Oliver. And she is using a jungle theme in blue/green for the baby room.

The label for the set, is another of my stash of image trades. It is Stampin Up, against a hand stitched label from MFT, and that is on top of a mat stack from PTI. I used every company I love for this whole set. LOL

Sunday, November 18, 2012


 This is for the CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge #6. I switched sides for the flower/sentiment, I hope that is ok for the sketch. I have been seeing a lot of white on white without mats the past few weeks, so I thought I would try it out with this one.
 A couple years ago, I did quite a bit of image trades on I had wanted this sentiment for a long time, and then I got it, and never used it. So I pulled this out of my super stash of images, and added one of my favorite Donna Downey stamps from Unity: Insightful Meadow. I stamped it in my new fav colors from PTI, Autumn Rose. The polka dot paper is MME: Stella & Rose.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Unity's Friends with Flair

 These are a few more of the Anniversary cards that I made for an order last week. I thought I would save them for today's Friends with Flair.  The pear is Unity's 100% Happy store set, and I did a bit of watercolor on it.

 The striped paper is SEI, and the sentiment and zigzag stitch are both A Muse stamps.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

SEI Happy Anniversary!

 I had an order for Anniversary cards, so I pulled out some of my favorite SEI paper, and added an A Muse sentiment.
 This paper has velvet leaves!
 This one is my favorite paper. I popped up the panels, and love the effect!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

CTS #4

 I was in need of some quick Anniversary cards, so I thought I would try out this week's sketch over on the CAS(E) this Sketch blog. I used all A Muse for this one: blackberry paper, Sunflower stamp, and Essential Sentiments, and white ink.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

CTS2 & CFC75

I used A Muse Friend to Friend stamps. I colored the leaves with a Koh-i-noor pencil, then topped it with Glossy Accents.

CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge #2

 This is for CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge #2. I used A Muse stamps: Friend to Friend & Essential Sentiments.
 I used PTI canyon clay ink spot to drag across the paper, then colored the petals with Memento rhubarb ink, and topped it with glossy accents.