Saturday, June 9, 2018

Traveling Yarn, Part 1!

Hello
and 
Happy Weekend to everyone!
Sorry, nothing craftzy on the blog today,
just lots of pictures from our 
Memorial Day trip to beautiful
Texas, New Mexico and Arizona to visit
our son and catch up with some old friends.
And yes, as the title already is hinting,
this will be a 2 part posts, lol,
I didn't want to overwhelm you with to many 
pictures in one post.

El Paso Airport
 Well, the knitting went with me,
however the breathtaking view and all the sightseeing
kept me from getting much done.
This was the view from our hotel room.
 Franklin Mountain State Park,
McKelligon Canyon.



The local wildlife.
 If you ever visit El Paso, this is one stop you have to make
"Wyler Aerial Tramway"
you won't regret it!

 The 360 degree view is amazing.
El Paso, Texas and Ciudad Juarec, Mexico.
 Can you see the Sun Bowl Stadium, University of Texas? 
We also visited the Old Ysleta Mission, 
 the oldest parish in the State of Texas.

We had a great time visiting El Paso and the surrounding area.
It sure is a different kind of beautiful but we enjoyed every minute of it.
In my next post I will take you to 
Tucson, Arizona and the Saguaro National Park
and a few pictures of White Sands, New Mexico.
Hope to see you back soon!
Thanks for stopping by!
Have a wonderful week!

Diana

Friday, May 25, 2018

Variations!

Hello
and
Happy Memorial Day Weekend 
to everyone!
Hope you are as lucky as I am and enjoying this 
gorgeous long weekend.
With that said, I don't want to keep you to long 
from your Holiday celebrations,
so I will keep this post short and sweet.
Here are a few pictures of the cards I made the last few days.
And "Yes" they are "Variations" of some previous cards
all made with Spellbinder dies and the Cricut machine.







All cards are made with Spellbinder monthly die sets November, January and April.
Letters and number where cut with the Cricut cartridge "Sophisticated" and the layered panels are from the "Art Philosophy" cartridge.
The sentiment was stamped with Stampin'Up! set "Watercolor Trio".

Thank you for stopping in on your busy Holiday weekend.
Hope you enjoyed what you seen.
Happy Memorial Day!
To next time!

Diana

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Happy Mother's Day!

Hello
and 
Happy Mother's Day weekend to all of you!
Hope everyone is enjoying this gorgeous weekend,
temperatures around here in the 90's, looks like we went strait to summer.
So my plans for this Mother's Day weekend are
   a hot date with my Veggie Patch, literally,
 time to plant the garden.
But before I hit yard I wanted to show you all the 
Mother's Day card I made for my Mama.
 Simple but elegant.
 The letters were cut with the Cricut cartridge "Sophisticated",
silver foil flower panel was cut with Spellbinder die of the month "April",
little flowers are punches and the little leaves are Spellbinder die of the month "January".
 And while I was at it I went ahead and made my Dad his Father's Day card.
In Germany we celebrate Father's Day on Ascension Day,
so Father's Day was on May 10th for him.
 I used the same dies and cartridge on this card but decided to leave out the flowers.
Two cards almost the same but still a bit different.
Well I hear the yard calling my name.
Thank you so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your weekend
and
Happy Mother's Day!

Diana


Sunday, April 29, 2018

Baby Shower Thank You Cards!

Hello 
and 
happy Sunday to y'all!
The sun is out andit is a beautiful weekend in Kentucky,
so this will be a very short post, 
LoL, itching to get outside and play in the dirt!!

As many of you know we welcomed our first Grand baby in February,
a little girland for all the sweet beautiful gifts received
I decided to make this 
"Baby Shower Thank You" card.
 Pink and Gold.
 A few purls to pretty it up.
 Inside circle was cut with the Cricut machineand the scalloped circle is a punch. 
The gold foil panel was cut withNovembers Spellbinder die of the month.
 A thank you card fit for a Queen,the Queen of our Heart that is.
So far I have not regretted joining the Spellbinder Die of the Month Club,
the dies are great and so far I have used everysingle one I received.

Thank you for taking time to stop by!
Hope you have a beautiful week!

Diana

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 
from Aroha Knits 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