Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Winter Crafts

Hello Everyone,
Back today with some craft projects I have made this winter.  It is know spring, but I thought I would share the projects with you anyways.  You can see what I have been up to lately.
I worked on an afghan, cross stitch ornaments (which were given as gifts), and a winter wreath with bird.  I have been making lots of wreaths lately.  I may photograph those too.  I will work on that and post those next week.

Afghan was crocheted with worsted weight yarn held double with a large hook.

Ornaments are counted cross stitch on Aida cloth (14 count)

Wreath was purchased from Jo Ann Fabrics.   I made the large ribbon bow and added the bird.

See you soon for more projects.  I have been doing lots of cross stitch this winter.  I am still making cards too.  Will get some pics soon.  Hope you are having a great day!!

Friday, March 17, 2017

Sweet Girly Card

Hello Everyone!
Had a little break and I am back to share  a cute card.

This is a cute Baby Bud digi colored with copics.  Soo sweet!

Getting some more photos ready.  Will be posting more in a few days.  See you soon.  Hope you are having a great day!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Hello Everyone,
Happy Valentine's Day!!
Here are the rest of the cards I made for the Cards From The Heart Card Drive.

Hope you have a super day!!

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Valentine's Day Cards

Hello Everyone!
Popping in to share some of the Valentine's Day cards I made for the Cards From The Heart Card Drive.  Winter Sims organized the drive to collect handmade cards for hospitalized children.  Thank you to Winter again this year for organizing this drive!!
Here is a photo of the whole stack of 54 cards I made.

I used papers I had in my stash that were so full of detail, they could stand on their own.  I added some embellishments and some sentiments.  I used markers to add a little color to the black/white paper

Will be back tomorrow with more of the cards.  Also thinking about having a craft day once in a while with other types of crafts.  So, see you tomorrow!!

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Fortieth Anniversary Card

Hello Everyone!
Hope your new year is going well.  I am busy getting back to normal after the Holidays.  Finally packed up all the decorations the other day.  I finished an afghan for the bedroom.  And, made some cross stitch projects.  I am also working on Valentine's Day  cards for a card drive.  I will share photos of those later.
Today's post is a card I sort of cased from a Stampin' Up catalog.  I made the card for a custom order.

Stamps are all from Stampin' Up.  I also added a sheet of velum over the red striped decorative paper.

Brown Sugar: Anything goes
Creative Corner: Anything goes
Jo's Scrap Shack:Anything goes

That's all for now.  See you again soon.  I will have some photos of new projects.  Maybe the afghan too.  Have a lovely day!

Monday, January 2, 2017

Welcome Baby Card

Hello Everyone!
Welcome to the new year!  I thought I would start off the new year with a Welcome Baby Card.  This was a card made for a card order. I used lots of pink, as the baby is a girl.

  • Stamps are from Stampin' Up and My Sentiments Exactly.

  •  Used pink CS and DP.  Added a pink doily heart

Nice change up from all the winter and Holiday cards.  I am already looking forward to Spring.  I know I have a long wait though.

Two fun challenges for my baby card:

Crafty Hazelnut's Pattern Paper: anything with decorative paper-Jan
Simon's Wednesday: anything goes

See you next time for my crafty fun!!

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Inspirational Sentiments on Silhouette stamps from Technique Junkies

Hello Dreamers,
We are getting closer and closer to the end of the year.  How about some lovely sentiments to close out the year.  The stamps are from Technique Junkies.
The first project is for all the dog lovers:

Stamps: Rescue Love from Technique Junkies
Ink: Cornflower Archival 
CS: White; Lost Lagoon (Stampin' Up)
DP: K & Company
Blue Doily: Curiosity Corners
Sugar Dots Embellishments - Michaels
Ribbon Seam Binding Baja Breeze (SU)
Scallop Heart Die Cut- Spellbinders
Thread to match Seam binding

 Make It:

  • Make a card base from Lost Lagoon CS (a medium teal color)
  • Add a layer of DP and the Doily
  • On white CS stamp Rescue Love stamp with Cornflower ink and die cut
  • die cut another heart layer from Lost Lagoon CS
  • Add both to the card base
  • Add Sugar Dot embellishments

  •  Make ruffle with Ribbon Seam binding: cut a length of seam binding.  With needle and thread run long stitches along edge and pull up to gather.  Place a line of glue around top left of heart and press the ruffle into the glue.  Add a bow to the end of the ruffle

Second project:

Materials List:
Stamps: Survive Together and Trust Your Journey both from Technique Junkies
Ink: Regal Rose Dye (Stampin' Up); Pearlescent Poppy Brilliance Pigment
CS: white, pink textured, dark pink
Paper Flower Embellishment
Pink Ribbon
Heat gun

Make It:

  • Make a card base from pink textured CS
  • Stamp the Survive together on white CS with Regal Rose ink
  • Add a layer of dark pink CS; add to card base
  • Stamp Trust Your Journey on Velum with pigment ink
  • Heat set with heat gun
  • Glue to bottom of card slightly overlapping main image

  •  Glue the ribbon to card and add paper flower over ends of ribbon

If I don't see again until next year, I wish you the happiest and healthiest New Year.  And, thanks for brightening my day by stopping by to say hi.
Karen McAlpine