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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Paper Bird & Seaside Greetings

Made these cards with our new close to my heart stamps and some old scrapbook paper. The sentiments on these two cards were from Sweet n sassy stamps.

My daughter, Joy, designed this lovely card herself:

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Friday, July 24, 2015

Sunbonnet Sue Catching Butterflies

 This was made for my mother in law, who loves butterflies and Sunbonnet Sue, too.  I was thrilled to find this great design at Embroidery Library that combines both.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Happy Kitchen Towels

I just love these chalkboard designs from Embroidery Library.  I made them for my grandma.  So bright and happy!

Monday, July 20, 2015

Mason Jar Placemats

 I made these for my mom for Mother's Day.  It was actually pretty difficult to find some nice blank placemats that weren't too thick to embroider.  Finally found these at Target and I do like the color.  The designs from Embroidery Library were so sweet and just reminded me of my mom.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Joy's Creative Cards with new CTMH stamps

All of the cards in today's post are made by my daughter, Joy.  I love crafting with her!
I was very excited when my daughter (11) decided she loves to stamp!!  She used some new stamps (and some of my sister's new stamps- thanks Regina) and got creative.  Pinspired by pinterest, naturally.  I like her penstitching, too.  She thought her grandma Joan would appreciate the above card since she is an artist. :)  It was made with "Brushstrokes" and "Happy to be Friends".
We both love this adorable birthday cake made with the Brushstrokes stamp set from CTMH.  Stickles on the flames:

I love this idea she had to use an old, butterfly earring as an embellishment for this card.  The beautiful border is from Creative Memories Border Maker System.  The sentiment was from the CTMH "You Mean the World to Me" set.

We are both in love with this "Typed Note" stamp set.  So quick to make a variety of cute cards for tons of occasions:

This is my sister's new set, which she let us use before she even saw it. :)  Also, again "Brushstrokes".  I am so proud of my talented daughter!

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Father's Day Cake, Cards, & More

My husband is incredible.  He really is the hardest worker around.  He works in construction and has worn these type of work boots for as long as I've known him.  When I saw this cake online about a month before Father's Day, I knew it was perfect.  Joy, my 11 year old daughter, was totally on board.  She would not let me drop it even after it turned out to be such a crazy week. :)  I'm so glad she insisted!
 This was by far one of the most ambitious surprise projects my daughter and I have attempted.  We collected ingredients throughout the week, going to many different stores (i.e. a gas station for a candy necklace).  We were soooo impressed with the results!
I made this card (tent fold) to go with the cake:
It was much easier than it looks (though it was definitely a few hours of enlarging patterns and decorating).  The authors of this book have wonderful directions.  It's a great deal with the many, many cakes included.  I certainly hope to make several more.  We followed the instructions in this awesome book, which you can find HERE :
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 These were the personal touches that my daughter did by herself:
 His initials:
 Here she is, presenting it to her daddy, so very proud (it was a pool party):
 He was shocked and amazed, too!
 Here is the card Joy made for him using Scrappy Moms Stamps for the sentiment and SVGs from Miss Kate Cuttables:
 Joy also had the idea to add some real nails and screws.  I love it!!!
 Here is my wonderful dad:
And, last, and awesome is a card Joy made for her other grandpa (aka "Pop") with more CTMH stamps (Blossom Cardmaking Kit, I believe) that she saw on Pinterest.  I was impressed she did this on her own, too.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

"Welcome to the Neighborhood"

I made this cute card using the "Around the Block" stamp set from Close to My Heart.  Love how you can stamp all the elements individually.  I popped it up with some foam strips.  My friend (and neighbor) is baking some goodies to go with it and I embroidered a couple of dishtowels with the new family's last name and monogram on them. :)