Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Thanksgiving card for Lauren

This is a card I made for a lady who has been so wonderful to us.  She gave Alexander a baby bed, the whole set of Winnie the Pooh bedding, all kinds of clothes, and even toys.  She isn't family but with all the love she has given to Alexander and the rest of us she is family by heart! I want her to know that we appreciate everything she has done and just for being there.
I am not sure why this is turned in this direction on the blog because in my pictures it is not.  Oh well.  I used "Tiny Turkey colored" from Louby Lou Designs and just added the sentiment on my computer and sparkly ribbon and rhinestones and Sakura Stardust pen around the sign and on the lines on his feathers.

Monday, October 27, 2014

One of the smiling faces that light my most cloudy days!

This is Alexander at 6 months old.  He is the happiest little man, and he simply charms everyone he meets, and just melts my heart!!  He has come a long way from the below picture to this.

He is only a tiny bit spoiled and I truly thank God every day for such a precious gift!!  When we take him out we have strangers stop us and say he beautiful he is - and he just smiles from ear to ear, I always wonder if they can see God's love shining out of his little face.  All babies are a blessing and I love and cherish all my children and grandchildren and I would not trade any of them for anything and I thank God for sharing them with us and try to let them know how much I love them every day!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Homemade hot or cold packs using whole corn kernels

This is the site for instructions to make homemade hot or cold packs http://web.archive.org/web/20080531122731/http://www.diamondthreadworks.com/microwave_heating_bags.htme and also at this site

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Candy at Jacque's Joie de Vivre site

Hi guys!  If anyone stumbles upon this blog anytime soon there is wonderful blog candy on Jacque's site http://jacquesmagnolias.blogspot.com/2014/08/candy-candy-candy.html, and wonderful projects and inspiration on Cut Cardstock.  Please check out both sites!  Also, Jacque always has some of the most gorgeous cards and creations on her site it is just music to my eyes to visit every day.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Fred She Said Paper Piercing design and colored iris for Janice's BD card

This is a card I made for Janice's birthday this year.  My mind was completely blank and everything I thought of I just could not find everything I needed to make it and suddenly this popped into my head!  The paper pricking around the corners and the purple iris are from Fred She Said site from two separate designs. The corners actually go with the rose but I took it out and replaced it with the iris because Janice and I exchange iris bulbs when either of us get something different.  The site for the iris is: http://fred-she-said-store.blogspot.com/2012/06/bearded-iris.html and is already colored and ready for use. The site for the paper pricking is: http://fred-she-said-store.blogspot.com/2012/03/diamond-rose-with-pp-pattern.html.  The white paper is Georgia Pacific from Walmart and the purple is Recollections.  The shiny paper trimming the card front and the iris diamond is holographic paper that I love and try to buy when I find it in a store.  I don't care for the self adhesive kind and prefer to use the thicker.  I punched the holes with a push pin and the holographic paper underneath sparkles thru. I hope Janice will be happy with the card and I am just happy that I actually made something!!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Red and White Christmas Card

Here are a couple of pictures of a Christmas catd I made using a design from Kathy Roney at http://www.joyfullymadedesigns.blogspot.com/2013/12/all-about-christmas.html  I asked her if I could copy her card and she was so sweet and said she did not mind at all!  I have the snowflake she used on her card and also the embossing folder for the background but I could not find that specific embossing folder when I started making my background so I used this one and also a snowflake one.  I made one big boo-boo when I embossed these, I embossed too far down on the card for the snowflake to fit, therefore I used this free SVG poinsettia from Images by Heather at this site https://imagesbyheatherm.wordpress.com/2013/10/18/layered-poinsettia-svg-and-dxf-files/.  Both these ladies have some fantastic creations on their sites and I hope if anyone reads this you will be so kind as to stop by and visit with both these ladies.  The stamp is from JustRite and I will have to check out the maker of the embossing folder but I think it is from Crafts Too but possibly Darice.  The ribbon is from my box.  Thanks for looking and I will probably have a card on here later that looks more like the one on Kathy's site.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

June's BD card, Digital Two For Tuesday

This is a card I made for my cousin June who turned 89 this year.  The image is from Digital Two For Tuesday and colored with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol. The glitter on the vines is Star Dust Stickles and the Happy Birthday is computer generated.  The "lace" on the sides is the tops of some paper hearts that I had and when I was trying to figure out something different for the card Angel suggested lace and this was the closest I had - but I think it turned out pretty and June loved it!