Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Wings n' Things

It's time for a new challenge at the Sisterhood of Crafters. For this challenge, we are asking you to use birds, butterflies, bees (anything with wings) for the focus on your project. I chose this image of birds from Pinterest. I love all the colors in the image and was able to find designer paper that fit perfectly.


Base: White cardstock, Black cardstock for mat
Designer Paper: DCWV
Sentiment: Matthew 6:26
Embellishments: Light green gems, SU Mellow Moss Ribbon

Now, why not head on over to the Sisterhood for more inspiration from the sisters and enter your creations?

Thanks for stopping by to visit.


Friday, April 18, 2014

Fairy Blessed

As many of you know, I am a big fan of Pinterest, so it will come as no suprise to you when you learn that is where I found these images. There were so many to choose from, so I pinned them to my board for future use. These cards will be used for blank note cards, such as "Hello", "Just a Note" and "Thinking of You". I am going to put them in sets of 6 cards and envelopes.

The base of each card is SU cardstock and the designer papers are just some loose pieces from my stash. Just have to add the sentiments and they will be ready to package for craft shows.

Well, that's it for today. Please stop by and visit again. I love to receive comments about my creations.
Happy Easter!


Thursday, April 17, 2014

Old World Map Cards

After finding these Old World Map tags on pinterest, I decided to use them for cards. The tags were too big for my card size, so I cut them down to fit. I never seem to have enough masculine cards and these would be perfect for birthday, Father's Day and Retirement. I used SU Ballet Blue cardstock for the base, basic black for the mat and embossed the card with Darice's Swirl embossing folder. All that is left to add are the sentiments and maybe some Hemp cord.

Tomorrow, I have some note cards to share with you. I am taking the weekend off to prepare for Easter with my daughters and their families.

Have a great day everyone!


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Sailing Ship Cards

I found a pack of Nautical die cuts at our local craft store and thought they would be perfect for masculine cards. These four ships and the compass really stood out, so here is how my design turned out. These cards could be used for birthday, retirement or Father's Day. I may have to go and buy another pack, since I like the way my project came together.

Here is the Recipe:

Base: White Cardstock

Paper: Old World Map (?)

Ships & Large Compasses: K & Co. Die Cuts

Small Compasses: found on Pinterest

Embellishment: Hemp cord

It is hard to tell from the picture, but 2 of the ships have glitter on them.

Thanks for visiting with me today. Don't forget to stop by the Sisterhood for the "White on White" challenge that ends Sunday, April 20th at 8pm.


Friday, April 11, 2014

Gift Card Holders

This week I have been working on more projects for some craft shows this fall. Yesterday I began creating these gift card holders which are very easy to put together. Just 1 piece of cardstock for the base and 4 pieces of designer paper for decoration. You will find the directions posted after the picture.

Over the weekend I want to get all the base pieces cut, then I can work on the panels for each card as I put them together.


1. Cut base 4 1/2" x 7 3/4". Score at 2 1/2" and 6".

2. Place 1 piece of sticky tape on each side of small panel and fold up to create pocket for gift card.

3. Top panel (scored at 2") folds down. Corners may be rounded off with corner punch if you prefer.

4. The 2 panels measuring 2 1/4" by 4 1/4" will be glued to the front and back of top fold.

5. Glue (or tape) the 1 1/2" by 4 1/4" panel to bottom inside panel.

6. Glue (or tape) the 3 1/4" by 4 1/4" to back panel.

7. Use the 1" x 4 1/4" panel to make the belly band by bending strip around holder and glueing (or

 I used the 1 1/4" circle punch and the 1 1/2 scalloped punch to make the decoration for the belly


That's all there is to it.  Let me know if you have any questions.

Now, how about hopping over to the sisterhood to check out the new challenge "White on White" hosted by Micki? The sistahs have created some fabulous projects for your inspiration.

Thanks for visiting with me today. Happy Crafting!


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

White on White

Today's challenge at the Sisterhood of Crafters was a true challenge for me. I have never been very creative at using one color for a card. When I found this Memory Box die of the poppies, I decided to give it a try. The butterflies are also a die, but unfortunately I don't remember what company they are from. I know they are called "Fancy Butterflies." The recipe for this card can be found below.


Card Base: White Cardstock

Embossing Folders: Dotted Swiss, (forgot the name of the other folder)
Embellishments: White embroidered ribbon
Dies: Memory Box Poppies, Fancy Butterflies

Okay ladies! Now it's your turn. Head over to the Sisterhood blog for more inspiration and share your creations with us.

Thanks for stopping by today.



Monday, April 7, 2014

New Granddaughter

No pictures to share with you today, but I do have exciting news. Our third granddaughter was born Saturday night at 9:16pm. She weighs 6lbs 5 oz, is 18 inches long and her name is Mikayla Hadley. Hubby and I went to the hospital after church yesterday to see my daughter and her family. The baby is beautiful. She looks just like her mommy and has her hair color (reddish brown). Unfortunately, we didn't get to spend time with her older brother and sister because they were just leaving to spend the day with their other grandparents. Mom and baby get to go home today around noon. Our son-in-law has the week off to help her get settled in.

Well, that's it for today. Thanks for stopping by to visit. Have a great day!


Friday, April 4, 2014

Time to Play

I am so glad to be back with you today. My husband and I went to Amish country on Monday and the weather was beautiful. Unfortunately, we both forgot to take our cameras. We did a little shopping and had lunch before starting home. On Tuesday, we went to dinner at our favorite A & W root beer stand, then stopped and looked around at a bookstore on the way home. That evening a friend of my husband's who married and moved to France stopped by. He was in the states on business and wanted to spend some time with us before heading back to France. He brought his Ipad and showed us some gorgeous photos of the Black Forest in Germany, Austria and France. Hadn't seen him in quite a few years, so it was great catching up.

Today I had lots of time to play in my craft room. One of the projects I have been working on is "Gum Package Covers." After the photo you will find the directions for making these cute covers.


Cut designer paper into a 3" by 6 1/2" strip. Score along 6" side at 1 3/4, 2 1/4, 4 3/4 and 5 1/4.

Fold all score lines. Place sticky tape on short end, wrap around gum pack and seal to long piece. Decorate as you wish.

I used K & Co Life's Occasion designer paper to make cover, then layered 1 1/4" circle onto a 1 1/2" scalloped circle punched from SU papers. (Sentiments were printed from my computer, then punched with SU punches.)

I used foam dots to place circles on covers. The birds and butterflies are from K & Co.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit. Don't forget you have until Sunday 8pm to join in on the sisterhood challenge. 

Until next time,