Sunday, July 31, 2016

Playing with Flowers!

I'm hoping everyone is having
a great weekend!
First I would like to say
"Thank you"
to everyone who came over for
a visit to my
blog post.
You are all awesome!
Thanks you so much for the 
many kind comments,
they mean the world to me!!!

A few weeks ago I was playing with some 
flower punches, die cuts and my
newly acquired
WeR memory keepers 1-2-3 punch board
and here is the result...
 ... A Flower Pot Card!
 After re-arranging a few/many times
and playing with different flower shapes and sizes,
it finally fell into place.
 Still need a little more play time with the new punch board
but the bow turned out o.k.
This was my first Flower Pot card
and it took me quiet awhile to get the flowers picked
and arranged
the way I wanted it to look.
Well what do you think?

Thanks for stopping by,
hope everyone is having a great week!


Friday, July 15, 2016

Where Bloggers create 2016!

welcome to my favorite blog party of the summer
"Where Bloggers Create 2016". 
First I would like to thank Karen Valentine of
for hosting this wonderful event.
Thanks Karen for all your
hart work to make this event happen!
And thanks to all of you for stopping by
and partying along!

While working on this blog post I realized how similar this 
post is to what I posted last year,
nothing much changed,
still the same yellow walls and
yes, the room is still an "organized" mess.
I had the feeling I had to come up with a
different approach to this years party post.
So sitting here,
I asked myself the question
"Where do I create?"
And there it was, 
not just one space but several
in and around our home.

So with no further delay here is a tour of
my creative spaces!!!
Still my favorite space in our house,
my stamp-room. 
 Come one in and take a look.
The little shelf holds some of my Stampin'Up!
and other stamps.
 My little desk where I make all my cards
and many of my other craftzy creations. 
The window is overlooking the back yard.
 The little dresser drawer hold all my
dies, embossing folders and
some other odds and ends.
 What's behind the door you ask...
... well...
 ... that's where I hide the mess.
Organized in one way or the other.
 I love to display my stamps or 
you could say I decorate the house with them.
 Recycled cork board.
 More shelving.
 How many cowls can one chair hold?
The sewing corner.
Finally uncovered the sewing machine 
and working on some small projects,
I gotten a bit rusty over the years.
The cutting corner, Cricut and all.
 Found the cute little shutters in an antique store
in Glendale, Ky.

 More storage under the cutting table.
 Hope you liked my favorite room in the house,
but wait their is more...
 ... our study, this used to be my crafts room,
maybe you can remember,
I like to forget,
well its all tidied up now
and holds all my craft books,
computer stuff and
bits and pieces of my other addiction,
yarn and knitting.
 My knitting chair,
perfect on cold winter or rainy days.
 Hello Sock monkeys!
Are you ready for more?
Let's move to the great outdoors...
 ... welcome to our porch,
great for knitting, reading or just sitting!
Lot's of cowls get created here on breeze summer days.
 Last but not least,
my little retreat,
this is where I go after a long day at work,
sitting in an office with no windows.
This is one of my favorite spots in our yard,
my veggie patch.
 Love getting my hands dirty after a stressful day,
it's therapy for me.
Or just sitting in the shade and watching the world go by.
Mostly critter watching,listening to the birds and
finding inspiration for a new project. 
 The garden shed with ...
... a Bistro set we found at the flea market 
on the front porch.
I hope I didn't bore you all to much
and you enjoyed the tour of
my creative spaces.
So with the view of our peaceful and quiet back yard
I let you go to explore all the other fabulous blogs.
Hope to see you around,
love to heare from you
Thank You so much for stopping by!
Happy blog hop Party!


Saturday, July 9, 2016

You are Invited!

Hello everyone!
Hope you all had a great start to the 
Hard to believe it's already July
and that means half the years is gone.
But it also means it's time for 
my favorite Blog party
As always a huge thank you to
Karen Valentine 
for hosting this fabulous event, 
"Thanks Karen"!
So with no further do 
I would like to invite you
to join me and many other bloggers 
next week as we show of our creative spaces!
Join in or just hop over for a visit!
Love to see everyone next week!!!

My newest project, 
a cowl,
knit with "Firefly" classic elite yarn
in a rust color.
Perfect color for fall!
The pattern came from the book
"Cozy Stash-Busting Knits"
Jen Lucas
and actually is a lacy shawl called "Damsel".
Loved how it looked 
but didn't wanted to knit a shawl,
so I just converted the pattern to make it fit a cowl!

Hope to see you all next week 
Thanks so much for stopping by,
hope you have a great weekend!