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
http://happyandsimple.wordpress.com/2013/02/02/microwavable-hotcold-packs-made-from-corn-tutorial/

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!

Monday, June 9, 2014

Amiti's graduation box by Creations by AR

This is the gift box I made for Amiti when she graduated from high school.  It is from a template I bought at Creations by AR and it was very quick and easy to put together. Adele even gives the tutorial for how to make the tassel.



Alexander's first trip to the beach


This is Alexander's first trip to the beach on 06-02-14 and he is the perfect traveler!