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Friday, July 18, 2014

Critters and Treasures !

Hello, Glad you could stop by. My Grand Kids are here today. I usually don't post anything when they are here but they are watching a cartoon right now, so I thought I would sneak this post in real quick.

I am sharing a card with you that I made my sister Tammy for her Birthday.



                                                      

 
 
Your probably wondering WHY I would make this Card for her. Well, She is having a big problem with Raccoons. She bought a live trap and has caught several and has had to take them some where else to release them. I pretty much laughed the whole time making this Card. When I seen the Raccoon I knew this would be the perfect card for her.
 
The Raccoon is from the Create a Critter Cartridge
I used Kraft, Very Vanilla and Black Cardstock
Stampin Up Papers and Crystal Effects on the eyes.
 
 
 
Also thought I would share a picture of my Grand Children Walker and Scarlett with their cousin McKinley from the Pirate Themed Vacation Bible School. Last night was the last night and they finally found the buried Treasure.
 
No It wasn't Gold, Silver or Diamonds. The Treasure they found was God. The most wonderful Treasure of all. Inside the chest was a Bible for each one of the children.
 
 
                                                         
 
Thanks again for stopping by and hope you have a wonderful day!
                                                   
                                                   Cindy
 


Challenge- http://crafty hazelnuts July patterned paper Challenge

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Crochet Potholders!

Hi Bloggy Friends, Glad you could stop by. Did you all have a good 4th of July? I actually got to see the fireworks three times. So that was fun.

We started the 4th with a cookout and then that night a bunch of us went to the Historical Hotel in French Lick. Which is in the next town over from us. The fireworks were Beautiful and they always have an old time band playing music. Really a great atmosphere.

Then on Saturday night we went to see the Fireworks at the park in our home town. They were Awesome!!! We were sitting fairly close and I got so tickled at my grown niece Amy. She kept jerking her arms and saying Oh My. I don't think she had ever sit so close to fireworks. Made my night just watching her. They play Patriotic Music over the Intercom and had a big blow up screen in the ball field and played the movie Frozen after the fireworks.

Then afterwards we went to my Sister Tammy's house. Here Daughter Amy and her husband had bought a bunch of fireworks. They were so Great. Yes, we were sitting to close and stuff kept falling on us. But I Loved them.

I do LOVE Fireworks!

As some of you know I started Crocheting about a year and a half ago and I absolutely Love It.
So I wanted to share with you the pictures of my very first Dish clothes that I just made.




                                               


 

 


 
 
I really like them and they were so fun and easy to make. Mikey from the Crochet Crowd has a video on youtube. He is actually making a square for an Afghan. So I just made it a little smaller. I just chained 26 instead of the 36 he chained at first.
It is called the Raised Treble Stitch.
 
I have two grown Nieces that were born of the Fourth of July. So I gave them the Patriotic Colored Dishrags.
 
Here is a link If you would like to try making some of these dishcloths your self.
 
 
Thanks for stopping by and If you leave a comment please Include your Blog Address so that I can visit you.
 
Hope you have a Happy and Creative Day!!!!!
 
Sharing in the Linky Party at-   Be A Crafter  
Off The Hook Link Party - .Daisy Cottage Designs
 



Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Birthday Card for Amber!

Hi All, I'm back with another post. Wanted to share with you a Card that I made for niece Amber for her 21st Birthday.        

The reason I decided to make this card was because Amber loves Tea and she loves to add honey to here tea. So I hope she will get the connection.




                                                 



Now let me tell you, I had a time trying to make a perfect Hexagon. I didn't have a Cricut Cartridge with one on It. So this was as good as it got.

For the front of the card I started with a very light yellow cardstock and stamped little Hexagons on it with Summer Sun Ink, I also colored the Bee with Summer Sun Ink and cut it out and popped it up with stampin  dimensionals. The three stamp sets that I used are:

Bo Bunny (Hello Sunshine)
S.U. Itty Bitty Backgrounds
S.U. Well Scripted (Happy Birthday)

Inks:
Summer Sun, Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise and Black

  When I am trying to think up a Card to make I will make a quick sketch of the Card that I want to make and somehow this card turned out nothing like my sketch. I actually think it turned out a lot better. So I am happy with the way it turned out and think it's pretty cute.


I also would like to share that my niece Amber left earlier this morning and is on her way to the Air Force Field Training. I couldn't be more proud of her. What an Amazing, Intelligent and beautiful woman she has become.

                                                  
                                                       
            

                                                 
Thanks to everyone that takes the time to come over and visit my blog. Hope you enjoyed seeing the card I made Amber.
Happy Day to you all.  Cindy

Challenges -

The Sweet Pea Stampers -  Shaped Cards

Jo's Scrap Shack -  In the Garden

Crafty Catz -  Anything Goes

Suzy-Bees-Bloomin-Challenge -  Anything Goes

Crafty Creations Challenges - Things with Wings


  
                                   



Monday, June 23, 2014

Graduation Cards

Hey Crafty Friends glad you could stop by. It is so hot here today. I went out side for a little while and had to come back in. Blah, I can't do the heat.

My Grand Kids are usually with me this time of day. But they with their Mom right now, so I thought this would be a good time to do this post.

Wanted to share with you a couple of Graduation Cards that I just made for two of my nieces. I made them just alike, the only thing different is the colors. I made them In their school colors.


 

                                                  
                                                                               

 
Supplies Used- Stampin Up Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die, Bo Bunny Hello Sunshine Stamp Set, Congratulations from Foam Set, S.U. Large Oval Punch, S.U. Large Scallop Oval Punch, Hat from Everyday Paper Dolls Cricut Cartridge and a Black Brad.              
 
I like the way they turned out and look very girly to me. I had
made another one of these last year for another Niece in Green
and Yellow. So this Card is great for using their School Colors.
 
                            
Thanks for stopping by and seeing my Cards. Hope you have a Great Day and stay cool.
 
Congratulations Shania and Allie  !!!!                                            
  
Cindy
                                   
 
Challenge-
 
Diecuts and or Punches - Southern Girls Challenge
                                                                                      
 
 
 
                                                                                                                


Friday, May 30, 2014

Happy Day and Crochet!

Happy Friday!!! I am (REALLY) trying to enjoy this day. Today is the last day of school for my Grand Children. Starting Monday I will have them everyday for their Summer break. Which means no more sleeping In. More cleaning, more cooking, lots of playing, lots of cartoons. But that's all good because I do love spending time with them. So just trying to relax a little today.

I have been in need of a new Clothespin Bag. So I decided to make one. I had no Idea how to make one. I just went for it and this is how it turned out.


                                                   
 
 
Wasn't able to take any pictures of it out on the line. When I took these pictures we were having a lot of rain. So just decided to take a few indoor pics. I like how it turned out. I did get tickled, I thought it kind of looked like a bee hive. I have 50 clothes pins in it, but it could hold a good bit more. I used two strands of yarn and its made from acrylic yarn so I have to bring it in after each use.
I am working on a few other Crochet projects, so I will share those with you later. Thanks for stopping and hope you can come back.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Mother's Day Card and Sister's B-Day Card!

Hello, So glad you could stop by for a visit. Hope all you Mommy's out there are having a nice Mother's Day. Unfortunately I have to work today. But that's o.k.

Wanted to share with you the Card that I made my Sweet Mamma.

I made her card using the Garden Silhouettes Stamp Set from Stampin Up. This stamp set is retired and I Love It! It had retired before I could buy it and my husband knew that I wanted it. So he bought it for me for Christmas a few years ago and paid way to much for it. But I'm so glad that he did. It's one of my favorites.

Anyway back to the card. The white Scalloped border was made using the Scallop border punch and also the Scallop corner punch from Stampin Up.  This was my first time using both punches together. I went through several pieces of cardstock trying to get it right. Someone on facebook helped me out and I finally got it. Yeah!!!!

The background Sky was made by sponging Bashful Blue and Barely Banana Ink. Inks that I used for the flower is Pretty in Pink and Positively Pink and Old Olive. The sentiment is also from S.U.

My Mom loves Sparkly things. So I added Dazzling Diamonds also from S.U.  I also added some light blue sheer ribbon to the top and bottom corners.


                                               
(To see a larger picture of the Card, click on picture)!

Tried to make it look like the sun was shinning through the clouds. I think she will like it.


For my other Card, I made for my Oldest Sister. I knew I didn't want to make her a card with flowers or anything like that. So I made the first thing that popped into my head.

I made her a Fish Card. I used the Cricut Create a Critter Cartridge to make it.
The reason I made her a fish card is that her nick name is Tuna Fish. Yes, I guess my Dad thought it was funny to give us all crazy nick names when we were little. Mine is Luke. You don't know how many times I have been called Lukey Pukey. :(

So here is her quick and easy Fish Card that I made her.


                                            
                                                 


Hope It makes her smile. I do hate the date stamped on the picture. My husband has been using my camera again. (Drives me Crazy).

So glad you stopped by and hope you enjoyed seeing my Cards. Happy Day to you all!


                                                    



                                                     


                                           


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Little Crocheted Easter Baskets!

Hello!  How are you all? I haven't posted for a good while. Feels good to finally write a post. The weather has been crazy here lately. The other day it was 85% and now it's in the 20s. All of my Daffodils have bloomed and they look so pretty. Now It's going to freeze tonight. We were suppose to get snow last night and we didn't. So thankful for that.

Been trying to get ready for Easter. Planning on going to the Sunrise Service at Church and then have a pitch in Breakfast.

I have been making some little Crocheted Easter Baskets for my Grand Children. I will still give them their regular Easter Baskets. But I wanted to make them a little one, so that they would have it for a keepsake.                                                                                Now I have to tell you, I had never tried making a basket. So after a few attempts. This is what I came up with. (picture isn't the best, was taken with my phone).



                                                

This is the one that I made my Grand Daughter. (This was my third attempt at making a basket). But I finally figured it out.
I just used Red Heart yarns. I had to add some lavender. Purple is my Grand Daughters favorite color. Mine to. Made my Grandson a blue one. but still need to add the handle.
  
It was made with half double crochet. I used a J sized hook. and a   I sized hook for the handle.

I won't post how I made it. because I didn't write down how it was made. If I make another. I will write it down as I go.

I'm not very good at making flowers either, but I found a video on youtube and made one. It's actually about the third one that I made because they seemed to big. I went with a smaller hook size and liked it best.  I used hook size H and a light pink yarn.                

For the Lavender Cluster in the middle of the flower, I chained 4, put hook into first stitch. will make a hole. Single crochet 6 times into hole. Slip stitch into first chain. Cut yarn. Pull beginning yarn tight. This makes a little cluster. I then added to the basket.                          

Hope you all liked seeing the Easter Basket that I made. I'm going to have to get off of here. My Grand Children will be here soon. Hope you all are doing well and want to wish you all a Happy Easter.