Tuesday, June 16, 2015

A Few More Masculine Cards





A masculine birthday card and another Father's Day card using the same supplies as the last card creation I posted.  




Saturday, June 13, 2015

Father's Day Card

Continuing my goal to use up retired designer series paper from SU!, I made a Father's Day card using an old A Muse Artstamps "golfer" I've had for a long time.  Paired it with another A Muse stamp sentiment inside (not shown) which reads "have a swinging day!".  



The paper is the same from my last post along with Sahara Sand and Chocolate Chip cardstock from SU!  Father's day sentiment from SU's Teeny Tiny Wishes and Papertrey Ink's dotted stamp from Faux Ribbon.

Loving that it's summer break for us.  Have a great weekend!

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Hello Again.....

Funny how time flies and you forget you started a blog.   My blogging efforts went by the wayside for quite some time (okay, a really long time) but I am inspired to start afresh.  So here I am with a little paper crafting photo.  I've decided to dig into my stash of Stampin Up! designer paper and start using it up!  I can't believe how long I have had this dsp (I'm thinking about 9 years).  With SU!'s Envelope Punch Board and the Mini Treat Bag Thinlet, I think I can make a dent in it. 



All supplies are Stampin Up for the exception of the grosgrain ivory ribbon.  Paper:  Spring Flowers DSP (retired), So Saffron, Sahara Sand, Pear Pizzazz & Whisper White
Tools:  Mixed Bunch punch, Leaf/bird punch combo, Mini Treat Bag Thinlet, Envelope Punch Board.


Have a great day!





























Sunday, July 28, 2013

A little bit of stitching resumes...

Finally!  I've been doing a little bit of stitching and have something I can show you.  I've pulled out my Jane Austen sampler that I started back in March of 2012.  You can see that post HERE.
 
This is what it looked like back then. 
 
 
 
Sometime between March '12 and now, I stitched the trees and the roof with windows, probably last winter.  I've picked it back up with starting the brick work.  Not a ton of progress but progress nonetheless. 
 
 
 
 
See the coral brick area between the three windows?  Had to undo all that and re-stitch because I miscounted in stitching the first window.  See what happens when you leave stitching for a really long time?  Would have had much more progress had I not had that snafu.  There really was no other way but to redo it to make it look right.     
 
 
 
Now that I've gotten the stitching bug again, I'll continue on it some more.  I really am enjoying this piece right now.  Perhaps a bit of Jane Austen on the TV and a pot of tea will keep me going on it today?  
 
Hope all is well in your part of the world.  
Blessings,
 
 
 

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Birthday Treat & some decluttering

As usual, time is just flying by especially summer break.  
 
Had my stamp group a couple of weeks ago and here are a couple of projects I had them make; a birthday card and matching cupcake box.   The card uses SU! last year's Sale-a-bration stamp called Outline Occasions and the Create a Cupcake Punch.  I can't remember the designer series paper's name but I believe it was last years Sale-a-bration offering as well.  Colors used:  Pool Party, Calypso Coral & Lucky Limeade.
 
 
 
I followed this tutorial HERE and was inspired by this project HERE.
 

 
 

 
 
I have not been stitching much lately, just a few stitches in a Jane Austen inspired piece.  I'll show you progress in a different post.  I have been organizing my needlework patterns though and have a few I'm selling on eBay, all individually.  If you'd like to take a peek at each one, here's a link to my items for sale:



 
That's all for now.  Thanks for stopping by!  Have a lovely day!
 
 

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Cheerful Yellow


Hello!  Bit of spring goodness here.  Back in the spring, my youngest son's class was responsible for providing a treat for the lower school teachers. 
 
We opted for a spring tea and these were the table center pieces I made for it.
 
 
 
Little pots of daffodils and yellow pansies stuffed into paper bags with raffia tied around them.  Little pennant bunting in yellow. 
Too cute.
 
Have a day filled with sunshine yellow!