Monday, April 29, 2019

Dragonfly Birthday

Hello Crafty Friends,
Hope you are enjoying Spring.  I am loving all the Spring bulbs in my garden.  They are so cheerful and always a delight after a long, cold winter. 

Today's card is a birthday card made for one of my besties.  I layered the dragonfly die cuts and added lots of pretty papers.  I choose a bright color palette perfect for Spring.

Thanks for stopping in today.  See you next time with napkin cards!


Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Refashioned Denim project

Hello Everyone,
Changing things up a bit today with a sewing project.  I have jumped on the refashioning band wagon in a big way.  I find it  is so rewarding to take a garment that is never worn and changed into something really cool and fun to wear.  The project today is refashioned from a pair of denim shorts.  The shorts were never a favorite and did not fit well. 
This is a picture of the shorts.  I have already taken them apart at the crotch seam.

Here is my new warp denim skirt.  I added a second denim to the front and bottom edge.  I sewed an exposed  separating zipper onto both edges of the front.  This how I get in and out of the skirt.  I added some large snaps on the opposite edge of the front to keep the skirt closed and in place.

This is a view  of the back.  I did have to add a small godet in back to get everything to lay flat. 

This was such a fun project!  I enjoyed the process of working through the refashion step by step.  I liked the end results so much, I made a second skirt in white denim.  I will share the photos of that project later. 

Hope you enjoyed this interlude of sewing.  Next post will be about card making, but I will continue to show you my sewing projects too. 
Hope you are having a great day!!

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Birds in Bright Colors

Hello Everyone,
Back today with fun cards I made in bright colors--perfect for Spring!  This cute stamp is from Magenta.  The images were stamped with Archival ink and colored with markers.  I made a larger piece for my friend, Laurie, to frame and hang in her kitchen.  The first piece is the larger. 

The decorative papers are all from Stampin' Up.

The card below, unfortunately, was lost in the mail.  It  is floating around somewhere.   I made this one for my friend, Jan, but it was never delivered to her. 

This is the card I sent to Jan to replace the one that was lost in the mail.

So glad you stopped by today.  Next post I will share photos of a refashioning sewing project.  See you then!!

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

One Year Old's Birthday

Hello Crafty Friends,
Sharing a card I made for a first birthday.  This is an easel card with an image from My Favorite Things.  The image was colored with Copic markers.

I added lots of layers for this card including a paper doily and a die cut circle.  I hand cut the number 1

So happy you stopped by today.  See you again soon!


Friday, April 12, 2019

Masculine Thank You

Hello Everyone,
I needed a masculine Thank You  for my husband to send to the president of his company.  Of course it had to have a car...since we are living in the Motor City.  I found this automobile in a collection of digis from Doodle Pantry.  The image was colored with Copic markers and layered with two masculine decorative papers.  By the way, the pres liked the card so much he sent a email thank you. 

So glad you stopped by today!!

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Engagement Card

Hello Everyone,
Back today with a pretty card I made as a congratulations to a couple's engagement announcement.  The Congrats sentiment stamp is from Stampin' Up.

Also added a pair of love birds.

Thanks for stopping by!!!