Friday, January 31, 2014

Autumn Cottage and It's Your Day!


Hello Everyone!

How are you today? I hope you are having a fabulous start to your weekend. I wanted to share a couple of projects I have done since I last shared.

 I am starting to get back into other things I have enjoyed in the past like cross stitching. I will admit once I had gotten more involved in paper crafting I wasn't picking up my needle and thread as much. We are putting in a new floor where I keep my paper crafting supplies so things are in a disarray. And the kind of crafter I am I like to spread things out. So as a result I have been avoiding doing anything paper related. When I am with my scrappin' ladies I usually work on Project Life. But I still wanted to do something creative. Especially if I was going to watch tv.

 So last night I picked up a long forgotten project and began working on it. It was so relaxing. I hope to be able to continue doing that long term as I have quite the stash. This was a Lizzie Kate design that came out in 2003. (Told you I had long term stash ) It was a boxer series. Its a kit that came with the special trinkets and fabric. The fabric is 28 count Summer Khaki Cashel Linen I think with a needle too but I can't remember. You had to provide your own thread though. Which I did. I used mostly DMC but had a couple of Weeks Dye Works. I was really surprised that I remembered how to stitch on Linen. Only downfall was that I had to take off my glasses to see the squares. Ha ha. So don't be surprised if I share more stitching projects even though this is a mostly Stampin' Up! related blog.

The 2nd project I wanted to share was a birthday card I made for a friend of mine. I won't say how old she turned. But her husband wanted to throw a surprise party for her. Even though it was said to not bring gifts I had to at least make a card. What kind of paper crafter am I if I didn't even do that? I kept the card pretty simple. I used Watercolor Wonder DSP that you can order from our Spring Catalog. (132994) The silver metallic encore pad also found in our Spring Catalog. (132142) and Very Vanilla Cardstock. (101650) I also used Rhinestones for the bling and a retired hostess set for the stamp. Remember we have Sale-A-Bration going on right now until March 31st. This means for every $50 you spend you get free product. Who doesn't like free? Anyways, thank you for stopping by! Please share what kind of creativity you have been doing lately.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

I Followed My Heart and Found You

 

I followed my heart and found you

Just a quick share. A couple weekends ago I had a paper crafting weekend with my scrappin’ ladies. I made these cards for a friend who puts a marriage retreat together with her husband over Valentine weekend. I used the cards that go away on the 27th and the Follow My Heart stamp set that also goes away on the 27th. Wilted rose(w) 134611 or © 134614

What are you doing for Valentine’s? Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, January 17, 2014

Booklikes Blog

I have started a book blog. When I was finding book blogs to follow on Bloglovin' I didn't realize that it would lead back to my Stampin' Up blog. So if your interested in what books I'm reading and the like you can find it here. Book Blog and here is a link to a Recent Post if you would like to stay and follow this blog too your welcome to and vice versa. Have a good weekend! May you find time to read and craft!


Monday, January 13, 2014

Art Journal

 

art journal page 1

I have head of art journaling but never tried my hand in it. I joined swap bot recently and one of the groups they have on there is called Art Journaling 101 where you can get inspiration and learn what art journaling is all about. So this was my take on the first challenge given. I used a quote that I really liked and it happens to be posted in my school/craft room. The quote says ‘Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you imagined.’ (Henry David Thoreau)  I used supplies I had on hand. But some of the product used is Stampin’ Up! related such as the boutique buttons, marker and the paper I used to make the flowers. Have you ever art journaled? Do you enjoy it? Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, January 6, 2014

Eulogy - Cancer Awareness Short Film

My nephew made this short film for his senior project. I am so proud of him. Please watch!

Eulogy - Cancer Awareness Short Film

My nephew made this short film for his senior project. I am so proud of him. Please watch!