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Sunday, August 26, 2018

Home at the Cabin Quilt Block

Here is my quilt block for August :)  So much detail on this one.  Between starting school (homeschooling high school) and end-of-summer vacations, I'm thankful I managed to get it done!  Love how it turned out.  This fun quilt a long can be found at Sew Incredibly Crazy.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Lunchtime Bear Fishing Quilt Block

I made this for a quilt along I discovered a few months ago.  I had a chance to sew this weekend and I'm nearly caught up!  (It began in February.)  You can find the patterns on Sew Incredibly Crazy.  So far, the blocks are super cute!  They have an outdoorsy theme and plenty of cute woodland animals so far.  I have never appliqued like this before and I'm really enjoying it.  Thanks, mom, for the light helps a ton!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Stuck on You Card

Happy Friday!! This was inspired by the Paper Craft Crew Challenge Sketch #246.  My daughter is really into cactuses right now.  (BTW, we looked up the correct plural - just so we would know....and found either "cactuses" or "cacti" is correct...couldn't help ourselves!)  I was happy to use these great Close To My Heart Stamps along with the Thin Cuts (coordinating) and copics to color the flower.  The sketch was great because I feel like I get into a rut with card designs after awhile. :)

Hi! A Pop-up Card to Thank a Friend

Hi!  I've neglected my blog for a long time because even though I've been busily creating all this time, my iphone app I was using with Blogspot stopped working for me and I got frustrated and gave it up (if anyone has an app to recommend, I'd love to know about it).

Anyway....wanted to share this happy friendship card in the challenge over at Bitten by the Bug 2.  Their theme is "Friends Forever".  Love it :)  I used the Artfully Sent cartridge from Close to My Heart.  The pop-up cards are so much fun and my friends and family always love them.  I used purple because it is a dear friend's favorite color.

 Matching envelopes are a sweet finishing touch.
 The front is cute, but this card is all about the inside!

 Gotta have glitter!  Here, I used stickles to accent the middles of the flowers.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Beautiful Bangle Bracelets

Hi Everyone,
My crafty daughter, Joy, has been making and selling these fun bracelets and I wanted to post a few pics for people to see as samples of what she does. They are so much fun to mix and match with different outfits. She will also be happy to do custom orders: team or school colors, etc. Prices are $12 each or 3 for $30 for all the ones on the three-tiered stand (except the Orange Florida bracelets--they're $15). The single-tier stand (last three photos) bracelets are $15 each, but feel free to add them in to a 3 pack and just tack on the $3. (For example, two $12 bracelets plus one $15 would be $33 total.). Please let me know if you have any questions or custom requests. If some people are interested, we may start a separate Facebook for them. Thanks!

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Thank You Flower Card with CTMH August Stamp of the Month

I inked an embossing folder and ran it through for the background.  Then stamped the sentiment and frame with the Close To My Heart stamp of the month set for August.  I love how the frames and sentiments are interchangeable and you get multiple colors involved.  The flower is from the stamp set, "A Budding Friendship". 

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Chic Baby Blanket, Pink and Zebra

Made this for a dear friend and it is soooo "her"!  Can't wait to give it to her.  I wanted to share since I love the way the embossed backdrop (Shield 7 from Embroidery Library) really lets the text be read so easily even on this crazy plush fabric.  Takes about an extra 30 minutes of embroidery time, but so worth it, I think.  :)