Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Cards, Cards & More Cards

Been making cards again and thought this was the perfect place to keep copies. I have been practicing using just ink. Not normally my style but sure is fun to play with. These are starting to look the same. Now I want to try new colors and a couple different techniques.  Learning and playing!






Sunday, May 31, 2015

For a friend.....

Count your rainbows, not your thunderstorms.... Alissa Knight Age 12

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Gina, Gina ... So warm, so sweet, so shy.

This year for my sister's birthday I stole an idea right out of one of my favorite magazines, Cloth, Paper, Scissors.   This doll is a little on the creepy side but was so much fun to make.  Although Linda will probably rename her, I called this little gal Gina after the Italian beauty Gina Lollobrigida.


Sunday, July 20, 2014

It Must Be My Lucky Day!

In the mail this weekend was a package of goodies from Linda who has been hosting some monthly swaps at A Swap for All Seasons.  Every month a lucky someone wins a prize.  I was the July winner!  Look at the fabulous things that were sent my way.  Thank you Linda!




Sunday, July 6, 2014

Gelato Time

For awhile I have been seeing people creating things using Gelato Colors.   After reading up on them and a few YouTube videos later, I decided I had to have some.  As suggested by some online crafters I purchased Gel Sticks for ages 5 and up.  Gelato Colors and Gel Sticks about the same.  They are made by the same company and are about identical to the more expensive Gelato Colors.

My first simple project was this tag.  There are a couple 'oops' on this tag but it already found its way onto a bag of goodies I brought to a friend in the hospital.  The background color was made using the Gel Sticks. These are simple and fun to play with.  There is a million different ways to use these little gems and I hope to learn some and try a few.


Friday, July 4, 2014

The Color Purple

My SFAS send-to partner was Marie at Spun by Me.   Marie is a sweet and talented gal and we have swapped a couple times in the past.   This is the card and tag I made for her.




Sunday, June 29, 2014

SFAS July Swap

In the mail the other day I received a fabulous envelope from May in the UK.   I absolutely love the card and tag May sent for the July swap.  They are a among the favorites I have received in the Swap for All Season monthly swaps.

Thank you May for sharing your creativeness...  and thank you for the goodies you sent along!




Tuesday, May 20, 2014

At Last!

Four years ago I planted the start of this peony in my little garden.  Every year since it has just barely poked through the soil.  Last year I did not think it was going to survive the summer.  But it has and I was excited when I noticed the buds.  This one is for my mom.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

March Madness!

March has been crazy busy so far.  I am happy to finally have time to post pictures of the fabulous things Marie sent for the March SFAS card and tag swap.   Marie is a very sweet and talented woman I met through swaps many moons ago.   You can check out her blog here http://spunbyme.blogspot.com.  There is lots of great things to see.

Marie's Card:

Marie's Tag:

And some of the sweetest de-stash I have seen.   I simply love these little Easter cards!

 Thank you Marie.  It was a pleasure being paired up with you!

My send-to partner for March was Sherry at Creatology and another talented person participating in A Swap for All Seasons swaps.   We both share a love for sewing. 

My card for Sherry:

 My tag:

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

SFAS February Valentine Swap - Part 2

My send-to swap partner for February was Elizabeth from Tales From the Pond.   It was my first time swapping with Elizabeth.  Here is the card I made for her

and the tag.  I hope she liked them. 


Sunday, January 26, 2014

SFAS February Valentine Swap - Part 1

The February swap theme at SFAS was Valentine's Day.   My swap package arrived yesterday from Deb at Garage Sale Gal.   Everything was in this fabulous red 1958 vintage card box.  What a bonus!

Deb made this adorable card and tag.  I cannot decide if I want to send them to some lucky person or keep them for myself.  So sweet ...
And sent me some GREAT vintage valentines and de-stash.   One of the valentines jumped out at me right away.  It was specifically chosen for my sister and me.  What could be cuter than a pig wearing a bonnet!
Thank you Deb.  Everything was simply PERFECT!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas tree, How lovely are your branches!

I made this ceramic Christmas tree for my mom back in 1983.  Mom would set it out every year on top of a bookcase in the living room.  I never would have guessed that 30 years later this tree would still be around and sitting in my home.   It has been tucked in a box in my fruit cellar for a number of years now.   When I pulled it out a couple days ago and plugged it in, I was happy to see it cheerfully light up.   I set it on a file cabinet next to my computer and sewing machine where I turn it on and enjoy memories of Christmas past.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Christmastime Is Here!

This year I got terribly behind of my Christmas craft making so decided to take to my sewing machine.  I found this simple table runner pattern a number of years ago, dusted it off and started cutting and sewing.  There is nothing fancy about this runner.  It is all in the choice of fabrics... and I found some good ones.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Oh Christmas Cone!

These cones were made for 4 dear friends I played sports with for many years.   Although our bodies got too banged up and old to compete, our friendships remain as strong as ever!   God has blessed me with many wonderful friends over the years.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!

Happy Holidays/green was the December theme for the card/tag trade at A Swap for All Seasons.  This month my mail from partner was the talented (and sweet) Joyce from Scrap for Joy.   Her work is always fun and creative.  Thank you Joyce!  Love them both.



My mail to partner was Deb at Garage Sale Gal.  Her blog is full of fabulous eye candy!  Here is the card & tag I made for her!  The 'O Christmas Tree!" stamp used on the card and picture of the little girl on the tag are from REDlead



Sunday, November 3, 2013

All about Brown!

The theme for the November card/tag/de-stash at A Swap for All Seasons was birthday & the color brown.    Lorraine at Over the Rainebeau was my sender partner.  The card & tag she made was awesome.  They are so elegant and creative.  The colors she used were perfect and I love all the layers.  The de-stash item was a bag full of brown fun goodies.  My favorite is the handmade flower with the rhinestone center.   Thank you Lorraine.

This cutie will be hanging on the wall in my craft room.



My send to partner was Jill Sibbald.   Here is the card and tag I made for her.  I hope she likes them!


Sunday, September 29, 2013

Think Pink

A Swap for All Seasons is hosting a monthly card and tag swap.  The theme for October was friendship featuring the color pink.

Yesterday I received a small box from the very talented Debbie at Kitten Creates.  When I opened it I said "Oh my!!!"  Everything was wonderfully packaged .... and I loved it all.   A big thank you and hugs to Debbie!

The contents.

       A very fabulous card


Love this tag!!


And last but not least, some hand dyed pink tags with twine and gorgeous pink ribbon in all its shimmery richness. I can't wait to use it!  Debbie makes this and sells it in her Etsy shop in lots of colors (along with many other goodies.)