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Tuesday, March 29, 2011
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Tuesday, March 22, 2011
For instance right now as I am sitting here "trying" to type this up my little grand daughter is trying to convince my Yorkie to come to her. It is not working though, even with her trying to pick him up, telling him how cute he is and her hugging on him, he will not go with her. How can I not have joy in seeing that persistence. So I hope everyone has a "Happy Day" in some small way today, this week. Just take the time to look around.
NOW.... on to my card. I made it with the Echo Park "Be Mine" collection and SRM Stickers. I made a small envelope for the front of the card and place two of the Admit Tags in the envelop and tied some twine around it before I placed it to the front of my card. I distressed all of my pieces with the Tim Holtz distress tool and added a few staples to the card after I got it together
On the inside I added a journal block so I will have a place to write on since my card base is black. Hope you enjoy my card and remember to "Think Happy Thoughts".
Monday, March 21, 2011
On my first card I used one of the larger doily stamps and using three different Zing Embossing Powders (Mustard, Leaf and Navy) along with my embossing gun and Versamark ink I achieved this stamped images. I fussy cut around it and placed it on some squares that I had distressed using my Tim Holtz distressing tool and tiny attacher to do some stapling with. I placed it to the top of my card and then added an SRM Thank You sticker to a trip of paper and placed it on pop dots to go over the top of the square.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
If you came by my blog to see what I am doing today please join in the fun by starting the hop at Beyond Scrappin, if you came here from Creative Army Wife with Jennifer than you are heading in the right direction of the hop.
Here is the card that I made. I used a chipboard clover and covered it with green card stock. I also stamped I'm so, so, so, lucky on to the clover and did a little line work around all the edges as well as some small circles using my black zig pen. Before I placed my clover to the top of my card I did some zig zag stitching around the edges of the card and on both sides of the dark green strip of paper using my sewing machine. *Remember, when you sew on paper it will dull your needle so I keep your paper needle seperated from the need you use on your fabric.
Your next stop on the hop is with Karel at One By One the Flamingo Are Stealing My Sanity.
There are 22 fabulous designers on the blog hop so make sure to go to each one for lots of St Patricks Day inspiration, ideas and tutorial and you never know you might fine some Green Goodies along the way to win. I would love to have you become a follower and leave a comment if you feel like it and let me know how lucky you are in life.
1.) I am still having a green giveaway but you have to visit a previous post that I have so just click here at Scrappy Scavengers Shimmering Shamrocks to get all of the details.
I would love for you to see my very first Design Team entry that I did for Scrapbookaholic By Abby and participate in the Challenge #1 that we are doing on her blog. All you have to do is pick a March Fun Holiday, make a project and link it up to MrLinkys. All of the details are on Abby's site.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
I also have my wreath posted on a previous post and there is a game that is still going on so go HERE to see how to participate.
Monday, March 14, 2011
Do you ever go to the fabric departments at your local craft stores and see all of the beautiful fabrics. I do and think oh if I only have the the time to make a quilt. I love quilts, I have them everywhere in my house and in my RV. I have photos of them and home decor that incorporate them. So when Scrapbooking by Abby asked us to pick a holiday to celebrate of course my first thought was "Quilting Day". Did you know that quilting started by women just taking leftover pieces of fabrics, not carrying about color or coordination and just cutting and sewing those pieces together to form blankets to keep warm by.
Quilting Day is celebrated on the 3rd Sat of March and it began in 1991 by the National Quilting Association. This year it will be celebrated on March 19th so start looking in your local area and try to attend a quilt show, you would be surprised by the amazing quilts and other projects you will see.
Here is the project I made for Quilting Day. I started with a 12"X12" Black Frame, a piece of 12"x12" white card stock and 5 different pieces of the Cosmo Cricket Fat Free, Sugar Free, High in Fiber Collection; Cosmo Cricket is the sponsor for Scrapbookaholic by Abby today. I also used my In Stitches, paper piercer and needle with brown embroidery floss.
I began by paper piecing my quilt squares and gluing the paper pieces to my white cardstock.
I pierced around all of the pieces after they were all placed on the white card stock and then hand stitched them with one strain of the brown embroidery floss. You can use a sewing machine to achieve the same look but I feel with the block pieces being so small it was just as easy to do it by hand though it is quite tedious.
I went to an antique store and picked up antique bobbins, spools, needle container, etc. I also used a tag from 7 Gypsies along with some of the Tim Holtz metals and Making Memories buttons.
Again, if you would like to participate in the Scrapbookaholic by Abby go to her blog and follow these rules.RULES ARE:
*** Link your ORIGINAL post with project up to Mr. Linky
*** Mention that your project is for... Scrapbookaholic By Abby Challenge #1
*** Deadline for this challenge will be Saturday March 26th
*** Project of your choice MUST be about March Fun Holidays
*** And most importantly, HAVE FUN!!
Make sure to check out all of the other DT's projects that will be posted on Scrapbookaholic by Abby, I am sure you will find lots of inspiration from the designers.
Cosmo Cricket Fat Free, Sugar Ree, High in Fiber Collection
Making Memories Buttons
Tim Holtz metals, pins, etc
7Gypsies TagsRemember Cosmo Cricket is Scrapbookaholic By Abby sponsor for this challenge.
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Take the "Arrow" sticker place it on top of the card front and the "Let's Party" sticker put some pop dots under it and place it on your card. Add some of the black gingham ribbon and red ribbon to the front of the card. I also placed 2 of the birthday brads to the right side of the square. Hope you enjoy my birthday card and the fun hop that is going on.
I would love for you to become a follower of my blog and leave a comment, I love reading comments and would love for you to share with everyone one of your favorite birthday memories.
I just love Lucy, everytime I hear some one say "Lucy" I think of my sweet husband. I would probably say that for at least 15 years or more when he comes in from work he always enters our home saying "Lucy, I'm home" and I always reply "Dezi I am in Here". So when I was asked to participate of course I was just thrilled.
Abby assigned each of us an episode and mine was "The Diet". Dezi told Lucy that she need to lose a little weight to perform in his musical act that he was preparing for. Ethel decided she would be Lucy's personal trainer and you can only image the rest of the story. As soon as I heard that this is the episode that I would be doing I decided I would do a low calorie recipe book. So I got some of my favorite recipe books and began looking of course at recipes.
Some of my favorite magazines are Light Cooking, Healthy Cooking, and the never fail Weight Watchers.
I also borrowed a couple of cookbooks to look through and here is what I came up with.
I got a skinny Basic Grey Album that measures 2 1/2"x 5 3/4" book for my "Life is a Garden of BEE Slim Recipes". Don't you love how I used the BEE as my "B", hee, hee, hee. All of my papers, embellishments, and die cuts are from Imaginisce new "Berrylicious" Line
I also raised the little "BEE" up on pop dots to give him flight. My letters are from Making Memories Cheeky Shimmer Sticker letters.
This recipe is for "Peach Crumb Pie". Check out how I made a small pocket to place part of my recipe in.
Don't you love the little Watermelon Die Cut. I made a fold up card with it and placed my Watermelon Sorbet in it. It sounded so refreshing and easy. I love easy. To keep it closed I used a pin from the Tim Holtz pins and placed another small bee on it.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
At Hobby Lobby they had some black feathers, of course you have to have feathers for Mardi Gras so I added them and made another of these fabulous accordian folded flowers using my Martha Stewart Scoreboard and Imaginisce I-top and brads.
You can't have a celebration without a King Cake Remember if you get the piece with the baby you are the one making the cake and having the party next year
Gold, Purple, Green Glitter Paper
Gold, Purple, Green Multi Gemstones
Cosmo Cricket Circa 1934 Ginger Paper
Purple Fussy Ribbon
I Top Tool
1 1/2 Round Circle
V17 Copic Marker
Monday, March 7, 2011
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