Sunday, March 19, 2017

The Break is Over!

Hi Friends,

Well, my break from stamping is over. I took a break over the holidays and did a few crochet projects.
Sometimes, to encourage your creativity, you need to do some other type of craft.

Here are a few things I was working on during that time:

Princess Braids with Crown

This was a Princess hat with braids and a crown that I made for my granddaughter for her 4th birthday.  I ended up remaking the crown because the first one didn't fit.  She looked adorable in it!

I got the pattern (free) from a knit/crochet site called Ravelry. It's a great site for inspiration and all types of knit and crochet patterns.

My other project is one that I've worked on for years!

This is a queen size blanket that I've worked on only in the winters here in Minnesota. It took about 5 years, with one year off. The advantage to that is that you can cover up with the blanket as you work on it! hee hee

It's basically my own design. It's very simple. It's a straight double-crochet, changing colors occasionally for the stripe.

Now that the holidays and a winter get-a-way is over, I can get back into the swing of things and post my project a little more often.

I'll be back soon! Until then, stay creative!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

One Layer Card Challenge

Hi Friends,

Today's card is a one layer card created for the One-Layer Simplicity Challenge.

I've always wanted to participate in their challenges, but lack the time to do so. This week is a vacation week for me, so I have some extra time to create.

This challenge was to use the colors red, yellow and orange. I decided to use my new Paisley & Posies stamp set from Stampin' Up!.

This card started off with a half sheet of heavy weight white cardstock.

I masked the center square with a trimmed down post-it note and started stamping.

The larger circles are in Cherry Cobbler, the orange swirls are Tangelo Twist, and the yellow shapes are Crushed Curry. The leaves are Old Olive.

I took anOld Olive marker and carefully drew around my post-it to create the frame.

The sentiment and flower are from the same stamp set and are stamped in Cherry Cobbler and old olive.

Thanks for coming by to look at my card. What challenges are you taking on today? Fun, creative ones I hope. Have a great week.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Golden Sympathy

Hello Friends,

I had recently reorganized my cards that I had, and put them in a box by type. This was better than having them in piles on my dresser! I saw that I had more than a half a box of birthday cards, and 2 sympathy cards. So, I got busy making cards.

I needed some inspiration, so I looked through my old sets of paper pumpkin.
This card collection uses the August of 2015 paper pumpkin.

Most of these cards are CASED (Copy And Share Everything).
That means I copied someone's card that I saw either on Pinterest or on a paper pumpkin group that I belong to.

Here are a few close ups. I really enjoy taking a paper pumpkin kit and make as many cards as I can with the contents of that kit. In these cards, I added gold ribbon, Black and White cardstock and some pearls.
I still have enough supplies from the kit to be able to make at least 6 to 8 more cards, by just adding the few items I mentioned above.

The white part on this card is a part of the card next to it. They overlapped a bit. I didn't take individual pictures of all the cards.

I hope you enjoyed this little collection of sympathy cards. It's always good to have many different types of cards on hand.

We have our new Holiday catalog available now. There are great new stamp sets in there.  Check it out! The link is on the right.

If you ever need help with putting cards together, and want some help, just let me know. I would love to help you.