Sunday, April 15, 2018

Opa's Birthday Card!

Hello
and 
Happy Sunday to all of you!
Well, another rainy, miserable weekend
in the Ohio Valley.
I'm starting to wonder if we ever going to have
Spring around here,
with snow in the forecast for tonight,
my guess is "NO".
I'm itching to go outside and get the garden started,
but it looks like it has to wait a while longer.
Since yard work is on hold I started a few new projects,
LoL, I know, I really needed another hobby.
Anyway, more on this at the end of the post,
but first I would like to share with you another
Spellbinder Birthday card.
"Opa's Birthday Card".
 I made this card for my Dad's birthday in March.
Our kids call him "Opa" which means Grandpa in German.
 Love the copper colored paper I found at Hobby Lobby.
 A few rhinestones for a bit of sparkle. 
 I used Novembers and February's Spellbinders monthly die sets for the card.
 I always have  trouble making a masculine card,
I prefer pastels,flowers and girly things.
but with using dies and metallic paper it has gotten a whole lot easier for me.  

Last but not least here is my new adventure into the
knitting pattern world.
A little while back I took a workshop with the amazing 
Francoise Aroha Danoy 
at "The Fiber Muse Circle"
just for fun and to see if I really had it in me to
create my own knitting pattern.
Well, I'm still swatching and I did a lot of frogging
and a lot of cursing 
but with a lot of determination and
a few changes to the pattern
I think I'm finally getting somewhere
with my design for my
"Estonian Spring Shawl".

What do you think?
What is your latest project?

Thank you so much for stopping by!
I hope you have a wonderful creative week!
To next time!

Diana






Thursday, March 29, 2018

Easter Blooms and Butterflies!

Hello
and
Happy Easter to everyone!
I know it's a bit early to wish everyone a 
"Happy Easter"
but I wanted this blog post done before the
busy Easter weekend hits.
All the cards were mailed out and I hope they made it to
their destinations,
so with no further do here is this years
"Easter Blooms and Butterflies"
Easter card.
 Sentiment from Stampin'Up! set "Heaven Blessed"
and
Girl with Easter basket is also from a Stampin'Up! set
called ""Easter Blooms".
 All flowers are punches.
 The flower and butterfly back panel is a Momenta die.
 The green frame around the Easter girls was cut with Cricut
cartridge "Lacy Labels".
Aww, pretty spring blooms and butterflies.

Well I hope you liked my little Easter card
and I hope you will come back for another visit!
Thanks for stopping by!

Wishing you and your family
a blessed Easter!

Diana




Saturday, March 24, 2018

Everything Baby...

...Baby Julia that is!
Hello
and happy weekend to y'all!
As some of you know ,
we were expecting our first Grand baby in March,
however Miss Julia had different plans
and made her appearance a bit early,
she was borne Feb. 27th,
 LOL,
I guess she was in a hurry to join our family.
So this Meemaw had to pick up pace 
to get all those started baby projects done.
Sorry, lot's of pictures again.
 The next 4 pictures were made from fabric
a friend gave to me and since I'm not a quilter,
I leave that to people who know what they are doing,
I decided to turn them into pictures.
The fabric was printed with 4 indefinite squares
which was perfect for this project.
I cut all panels to size and used spray adhesive
to fuse them onto white card stock. 
 Miss Julia's nursery has an Owl theme
 so the print on the fabric
worked absolutely perfect
and they look so adorable.
 This was an extra panel which I did not use for our 
nursery but gave away as a gift.
 And then Meemaw had another idea...
 ... spelling out her name in individual letter frames.
 Each letter was cut with the Cricut machine and glued onto 
pattern paper.
Letters are in dark purple and for the background I picked
different pink patterned paper.
 I added some burlap flowers and pretty ribbon 
to some of the frames.
 What do you think?
And last but not least,
I finally finished her Star Blanket.
 I absolutely love this pattern and the finished blanket 
makes a beautiful gift for any baby shower.
 Baby Star Blanket Pattern.
Thanks for making it to the end of this long post.
Being a Meemaw is very exiting!!!
Well, since I'm caught up on all the baby projects now
 I better start working on my Easter blog post.

Thanks for stopping by,
have a wonderful weekend
and I hope I will see you for my next post
"Easter flowers and butterflyes"!

Diana

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Bright Birthday Wishes!


Hello
and
Happy Weekend to y'all!
I apologize in advance,
this post is a bit picture heavy,
SORRY! 
As always I had a hart time picking 
which pictures to post,
so they all ended up on the blog, LoL.
Anyway, I was in a bit of a pickle last week,
realizing while turning the page of my 
monthly birthday calendar,
I almost forgot a birthday in the first week of March.
I hate when I do this,
but with a bit of luck and
one of my favorite go to knitting projects
I got the gift done just in time! 
"Fallmaschenloop" or I call it "Summer Shawl" in progress.
The pattern is quick and easy, a day or 2...
 ... and you end up with a soft and light weight shawl you can 
wear well into the summer.
Sorry, the PATTERN is in German. 
 I used Loops & Threads yarn,
 Elegance in color Jewel.
But any yarn will do, 
it really depends on your preferences. 
 Of course I had to fancy up the gift.
Bow made with my bow-maker.


 And the matching gift bag in
different shades of yellow...
 ... for a 
"Bright Birthday Wish".
I used the same Spellbinder dies as in the
I'm getting a bit hooked on making my own gift bags,
not a bad thing so, since I'm using most of my
scraps and odds and ends I have laying around on them.
I know all the tones of saved bits and pieces of
paper and ribbon were good
for something one day!
Are you a paper/ribbon hoarder too?

Thanks for stopping in,
I hope I got you inspired to create something 
with your bits and pieces,
maybe a "Gift Bag"?
Have a wonderful creative weekend!

Diana

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Everything Purple!

Hello everyone
and 
Happy Weekend to you!
What a crazy weather  week in Kentucky.
From the 80th and sunshine just a week ago
to torrential rain, storms and flooding.
Our yard is like a muddy sponge and
the creek turned into a river.
Fortunate no damage to our house,
sadly a lot of people where not so luky
and got flooded out of their homes.
With the river not expected to crest sometimes 
next week and more rain in the 
forecast this will be a long way to recovery!
My heart goes out to all of you who
have to deal with any kind of loos
do to flooding!
Hugs!!!

On a better note,
the lousy weather had me home bound
and able to finishing another 
Birthday gift! 
"Everything Purple"
is a 
sparkling Purple Messy Bun Hat
and the matching,
"Yes" more purple,
Purple Gift Bag
for someone you guessed right likes
"PURPLE".
 I love this Pattern, I made several hats with it
and best of all its easy to follow and available "Free"
on Ravelry.
 The matching purple gift bag.
 The little flowers are punched and layered.
Everything else are Spellbinder dies from my 
monthly club subscription.
 The bag has a front and a back.
 For the sparkling  Messy Bun Hat I used yarn from
Hobby Lobby, Yarn Bee, Fetching in Amethyst.
 There was enough yarn left to make the matching crochet flower 
for the brim. Flower center is a bottom I found at WalMart. 
 Here are the Spellbinder dies I used for the bag.
 What to you think,
did I cover every shade of "Purple"?

Thank you for stopping by,
hope you have a wonderful creative week ahead!
For everyone around here, please be careful out there,
do not drive through flood water
it's not worth it!!!
Stay safe!!!

Diana


Saturday, February 10, 2018

Happy Valentines Day!

Hello everyone!
I hope you are enjoying your weekend!
Things sure been busy around the stamp room,
lots of birthdays in our family
in the month of February
and who can forget 
the most important day this month 
"Valentines Day".
So with all my cards mailed
I think it is safe to post my
"Happy Valentines Day"
 card.


 Little pink flowers are punches and
the leaves are cut with Spellbinders January small die set.
 Sentiment is "Craft smart".
 The hearts are from Spellbinders "Botanical Bliss" set.
 The back panel was dry embossed.
 Some rhinestones for sparkle.
A sweet little card for the
sweetest day of the month!
What did you get your Valentine?

I hope you all have a wonderful
Valentines Day!
Thank you so much for stopping in
and
Happy Hearts Day
to y'all!

Diana

Sunday, January 28, 2018

A little bit of Sunshine...

... on a gray winters day!
Hello,
hope everyone is doing well!
But if you are like me,
you are sick and tired of this
winter weather by now!!!
Between rain, snow and arctic temperatures
we hardly had any sunshine lately.
So what better thing to do than
create a little bit of sunshine yourself, lol,
not the weather kind but the creative one.
A little bit of sunshine for all my
friends who celebrate a birthday 
in those cold winter month,
hoping it will warm there heart 
and bring a smile!

 Center panels were cut with Cricut cartridge
"Art Philosophy".
Sentiment was stamped with Stampin'Up! set
"Watercolor Trio".
 Love how the bright yellow color makes the card pop. 
 Flowers are made with punches and the little leaves are dies. 

Silver corners are made with a Spellbinders die called "Flourishes".
 What do you think,
did I catch a little bit of sunshine with this card?

Well more snow in the forecast for the next two weeks,
but on the bright side that means
more time in the stamp-room, lol,
and for everyone else
hang in there
spring is only 50 days away!

Hope you have a sunshiny day,
thanks so much for stopping in!

Diana