Saturday, March 10, 2018

Bright Birthday Wishes!

Happy Weekend to y'all!
I apologize in advance,
this post is a bit picture heavy,
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!


Sunday, February 25, 2018

Everything Purple!

Hello everyone
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!

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
 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!!!


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"

 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
Happy Hearts Day
to y'all!


Sunday, January 28, 2018

A little bit of Sunshine...

... on a gray winters day!
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!


Saturday, January 6, 2018

A very Merry Thank You!

and welcome to the 
first blog post of 2018!
Hope everyone had a good start to the
New Year.
We sure did, with frigid temperatures 
  outside we were snug inside
and fell right asleep before midnight.
I know it doesn't sound like much fun
but it is all good,
we always open our bottle of
Champagne the next day and
have it with our traditional 
New Years day meal
"Cabbage, Boudin and Black-Eyed Peas"
And since the weather was so..o cold I also had some 
extended playtime in my stamp-room
and all the "Very Merry Thank You" cards were made and mailed 
before I had to go back to work on January 2nd.
 The card was cut with the Spellbinder "Botanical Bliss" die set.
 Holly leave is the Sizzix "Holly & Berries" die.
 Sentiment from Stampin'Up! "From the Heart" set. 
 The background panel was dry embossed with Sizzix 3-D 
Winter Snowflake folder.
 I decided to reuse some of the elements
of the Christmas card and carry it over to the thank you card.
The snowflake embossing folder for the background,
holly leaves and colored card stock 
are exactly the same in both cards.
My goal was to accomplish the feeling that they 
belong together as a Holiday set and
I think it turned out fairly well,
what do you think?

And last but not least,
with a few days off and being stuck inside 
I finished the "Star Baby Blanked".
This one is for a dear friends "First" Grand-baby
due to arrive in February.
Can you guess what they are having???
I love the color and yarn so much I will have
to make another one,
this one for our
"First" Grand-baby
due to arrive in March!!!
Well looks like 2018 will be an exciting year
with Grand-babies everywhere!  

Hope your year will be filled with lot's of
excitement too but most of all
peace, health, happiness and lot's of

Happy New Year
thank you so much for stopping By!


Saturday, December 23, 2017

Happy Holidays!

Hello everyone
Happy Holidays
to y'all!
I think it is finally safe to post the Christmas card,
since they went out  in the mail a while back and
hopefully made it to their destinations.
Sorry it took so long but I didn't want to spoil 
the surprise for the recipients.
So with no further do here is our
Happy Holiday Snowflake Christmas card.

 Holly leaves are a Sizzix die and berries are different size red rhinestones.
 Snowflake is part of a Spellbinder die set called "Holiday" and the 
large and small back panels where dry embossed with 
Sizzix 3-D Winter Snowflake embossing folder.
 Sentiment stamped with Craft smart. 
I decided to simplify the cards a bit this year 
but I think they still turned out quiet well,
what do you think?

Thank you so much for stopping by.
Hope you have a wonderful and safe
Holiday season!
Wishing you and yours
a very Merry Christmas
and a very
Happy New Year!


Sunday, December 17, 2017

Holly Jolly Snowman Tag

Hello everyone!
I'm hoping you all enjoy the 
Holiday Season
"YES" it's crunch time,
9 more days to
For us it's just 8 more days since
we keeping the German tradition alive
and celebrating Christmas on
Christmas Eve. 
It's sure been crazy busy in the stamp room
and I have to apologize for not posting
but there were to many projects and
non were quite ready jet to post.
 One of the projects was this
"Holly Jolly Snowman Tag"
which was made with
Novembers Spellbinder
Die of the Month kit.
 The Snowman Tag idea came from the 
 Just a few rhinestones for a bit of sparkle.
 Sentiment is from the Recollections stamp set called "Christmas". 

 Perfect tag for a small gift of appreciation.
 Spellbinders November Die of the Month.
 Hope you have a Holly Jolly Christmas!
 Sadly in all this crazy crafting frenzy my 
Ara Shawl got put on hold.
Hoping to get it finished before the New Year,
keep the fingers crossed.  
Last but not least...
...another little crocheting project I been working on.
This one is a Star Baby Blanket.
Just a few more rows and it's done.

Still waiting on everyone to receive our 
Christmas cards before publishing it.
So please stay tuned
for the next post.

Wishing you all a
Holly Jolly Christmas Season!
Thank you so much for visiting!