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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Sunrise Sympathy Card!

Hello,I haven't made a post since February. I know this is going to sound shocking but I just haven't been in a Crafty mood. I know that's terrible right? I did make a Book Mark last week  for my niece. She was at a Camp where you take time to get closer to the Lord. So I had made her a Book Mark to go along with her letter. It did turn out very pretty. Just wish I had remembered to take a picture of it before I sent it. You should have seen the look on my face when I realized that I had forgot.

So I am sharing a Sympathy Card that I made. I really need to make up several Sympathy Cards. It's just to hard to try to make one when you really need one. I have learned that from a personal experience.

This card has no layers. It's just one piece of Cardstock. I used post- It- Notes to mask and then sponged  Summer Sun Ink by using a piece of Cardstock to make a Sunrise effect.

I then stamped the flowers in Versa Mark and Heat Embossed It with Black Embossing Powder. I also heat embossed the sentiment.

It looked so plain, so I made some score lines using my Martha Stewart Score Board. I do think that helped it so much.

The two Stamp Sets that I used are Garden Silhouettes and Brighter Tomorrow. I had made a Card like this a few years ago. I thought it made a nice Sympathy Card.

Hope you liked my Card and maybe you can find some Inspiration from It to make some Sympathy Cards. So glad you took the time to stop by. Hope you can stop back by sometime. Happy Day to you all.   Mamaw Cindy

I am entering this in the following Challenge

Crafty-Calendar-April-Challenge-   Add a Sentiment


Sunday, February 15, 2015

Your Worth Melting For Valentine!

  Hello, Glad you could take the time to visit. Getting this post up a little late. Wanted to get it posted yesterday for Valentines Day. But was having Issues with my Camera. 

And also My Small town has suffered a Great Tragedy. Just trying to get through the sadness and trying to make since of a senseless act of violence.  I won't get into detail. Will just say that Heaven has gained two Beautiful little Children. 

 It's really cold here today in Indiana and suppose to get a Snow Storm coming our way. Starting after Midnight.  May get 6 to 10 inches. Not looking forward to It.

My Grand Daughter ask me to help her make a Valentine Box to take to School. So of course I had to. I had helped her and her brother make some last year. She would have just taken last years but It wasn't looking to good.

After several Idea's we decided on doing a Frozen Theme. Well of Olaf anyway.
I printed out a Olaf I found on Pintrest and cut it out and to be honest I'm pretty bad at cutting things out. She tried to help me cut it out but my scissors was just to big for her little hand.

But I tried to let her do most things her self. I was just there as her helper.

We covered a Tissue Box with Blue Card Stock. The back is a piece of Cardboard from a Cereal Box and covered It with some Blue Heart Paper.

Used Pink Glitter Foam letters for the front. Says "Your Worth Melting For Valentine". 

Cricut Cartridges used-
Wild Card- Heart with Arrow
Winter Lace- Snowflake
Scarlett - Disney Pooh Font

Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch
and added Glitter Hearts

She Loved the way It turned out and said that Everyone Loved It at School. 

Again Thanks for stopping by and would Love for you to leave a comment and don't forget to Hug your Children or Grand Children and tell them you love them. 
Challenges Entered-

Decorate To Celebrate - Anything Goes 

Doodle Artifacts -  Re- Purpose and Recycle

Monday, February 2, 2015

Bakery Card and Boot Cuffs

   Hi, Hope you all are doing well. Thought I would do a quick post. Wanted to share a few pictures of some things that I made for my Grand Daughter for her Birthday. 

First I would like to show you the Card that I made her.

It's a Card of a Bakery. She has been saying for a few years now that when she grows up she would like to have a Bakery and that she would call it Sweet Day Bakery.
So I just had to make her one. I had a lot of Fun making it and she Loved It.
 Here is a list of the things I used to make the Card.

Cricut Cartridges-

Sweet Treats  Cake, #8, Cake Stand and Tag
From my Kitchen- Cupcakes
Gypsy Wanderings- Window Frame

Stamp Sets-

Stampin Up Weathered Background- For Window Frame
S.U. Itty Bitty Background Stamps- For Cupcake Frosting and Tag
Foam Stamp Set-  Celebrate
Sweet Day Bakery- Printed from Computer

Tim Holtz Brick Embossing Folder
S.U. Scallop Punch
Baker's Twine (Honey Dew) from The Twinery
Stickles- Star Dust


Basic Black,So Saffron,Bashful Blue,Positively Pink,Green Galore, Lavender Lace,Yo Yo Yellow

 I would also like to share with you the Boot Cuffs that I Crocheted her. I was so Excited that they actually fit perfectly and she Loved them. I am going to be making her a few other sets in other colors. 

If you would like to try making some of these. I will have a link to Vanessa's Blog at the end of this post where I found the pattern for the Book Cuffs.  I did change the pattern just a little. 

On her blog it calls on Step Seven, you are to repeat steps 3,4 and 3 again in that order. I only did step 3 and 4. Which is a row of Double Crochet and finish It off with a row of Single Crochet.

When making these I had no Idea how big to make them and didn't want my Grand Daughter to know what I was making her. So to get an Idea of the measurement, I waited for her to fall asleep and I took a piece of Crochet Thread and wrapped it around her leg where I thought the boot Cuffs would be and tied It.

It worked,  Us Crocheters have got to do what we gotta do. Right?

Here is a link to the pattern.


Would like to enter my Card in the following Challenge
Cut It Up- Embossing

Thanks for taking the time to stop by. Please leave a comment so I can come by and visit your blog. Happy Day to you all. 



Friday, January 16, 2015

Stamp Organization!

 Hi to you all. Alot has happened since I posted last. The start of this year hasn't been a good one. My Dad passed away a few weeks ago and  Haven't felt much like Crafting.

I did Crochet my first hat for my Son's Birthday and gave it to him yesterday. I was afraid that it was going to be a little to big and I was right. I told him that I would make him another one. Hopefully I can get the next one right. 

I actually forgot to take a picture of the hat and I had him go ahead and take it with him.  He said he would find someone that it would fit. So won't be sharing a picture but hopefully I will remember to take a picture of the next one. 

My little Grand Daughters Birthday is coming up in a few weeks so  planning on making her a Card and thinking about making her some Boot Cuffs. Unfortunately I have never tried making them either. So I'll have to wait and see if I can make them right. 

Since I don't have anything new to share with you,I thought I would share something I did a few months ago.

  I attempted to organize my Stamp Sets. I hated digging through them to find what I needed. So I numbered them and placed them on the shelves where I wanted them. Then I took them and stamped each one on white card stock and placed them in plastic sleeves. I also put the number by each stamped Image. 
I also have a lot of Stamps in Drawers and hated digging through those to. So I placed a number on the out side of the drawer and stamped all of the Images that were together in each drawer and numbered them to. But also added the number that the was on the outside of the drawer.   

Now all I have to do is look in my Stamp Binder to see all of my Stamps.  So easy to find what I need now. It did take awhile to do but I'm glad I did it. So worth It.

Thank You for stopping by, I really appreciate you taking time to visit. Good Day to you. Cindy

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas !!!!

Hello, It's been awhile since I posted last. I have been pretty sick with Bronchitis and have been busy with getting ready for Christmas.
So the big Day is finally here. It's Christmas!!!!!

Seems like It comes and goes so quickly. Love Christmas, such a wonderful time to get together with family and friends and to remember the birth of that Sweet Baby Boy that was born so long ago in a Manger.  (Happy Birthday Jesus)!

Getting ready to start cooking but I do have something to share with you all.

Here is a picture of the Scarf that I made my Daughter for Christmas. Last year I made her one that was 20 rows. This one is 10 rows and made it in no time. Works up really quick. Perfect for a nice last minute gift.

Here is a link to the pattern if you would like to make one to.


Also If your a follower you may have seen our Ernie the Elf that came to visit us last year. He came back this year. My Grand Kids were so excited to see him again.

Here is a few pictures that I took of Ernie.

He loved our little Charlie Brown Tree

He must have been busy all night. He took a nap all day in the Tissue Box

Ernie is so Creative! Who knew Toilet Paper could be so Cute!

I was so Excited to see that Ernie knows how to Crochet. Couldn't wait to see what he was going to make.

He made him self a Green Scarf. I'm sure It kept him warm last night when Santa picked him up.

This a picture of him with his Scarf but farther away so you can see the message he left Walker and Scarlett  He used Marshmallows.

Ernie took a Selfie of himself. I have a wooden Frame and they are going to decorate it to put his picture In.

As you can see I think Ernie had a good time visiting with us this year. We sure are going to miss him.

Merry Christmas and may you all find Love, Peace, Joy and Prosperity in the new year.   Cindy

Friday, November 14, 2014

Fall Bird Card !!!

 Happy Friday, Thanks for stopping by. It's pretty chilly here. But at least we didn't get any snow. Feeling bad for the ones that did. Well unless they love snow.

 I have a love/hate relationship with it. I Love to see It come down and love to see the Trees covered.  But that's about as far as the Love goes. I hate being cold and hate to get out in it. 

Wish I had a place in Florida I could go to. Yes, I would pack my bags and leave right after Christmas and come back sometime around March. Yeah, That sounds nice.

 O.K. Cindy, Snap out of it. Get back to reality and stop thinking about Florida.

So, While I'm sitting here with my cup of Hot Coffee and my Snuggie wrapped around me, I would like to share the card that I made for my Beautiful Mom for her birthday.

A lot of times when I am going to make a Card, I will sketch Idea's on paper. When I come up with an Idea. I make a list of the Items I use. Well, In this case I must have thrown my list away. Because It's no where to be found. That's what I get for cleaning. 

But I do know that the Bird Stamp is from Stampin Up called Spring Song. Of course I wanted it to look like fall. So I added some leaves. Can't remember what stamp set that is from and the sentiment stamp is also from S.U. called Best Yet.

 I used two different Woodgrain Folders. One from Tim Holtz and the other from Cuttlebug called Forest Branches.

I also used a Cricut Cartridge to cut out the frame around the bird. Not sure which one I used. I used a scallop punch and two circle punches.

To make the end of the banner I just used the corner of a Square Punch.

 Sponged the Sky in Bashful Blue and Summer Sun. I think I colored the bird in Bashful Blue, Really Rust and Close to Cocoa and the leaves in more Mustard. I then added Sheer Blue Ribbon and Copper colored cord.

 I do Love that Designed Cardstock. I'm thinking it's from Stampin Up.

I do really appreciate you stopping by and would love to visit you. If you leave a comment. Please add our blog address so that I can.

Hope you enjoyed seeing my Card. Happy Day to you.


 I am entering this card in the following Challenges-

Through The Purple Haze - Use Punch or Die

Craft Your Passion- Something beginning with B

Fan- Tastic Tuesday- Must be Square or Rectangle - Anything goes w/ twist - Add Ribbon

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Rippled Waves Of Fall Afghan!

Good Day Fellow Crafters. A Gorgeous morning here in Indiana. Going to start raining later and then I heard that we are going to have a Artic Blast of cold air next week. Not looking forward to that. I'm not a fan of cold weather.

On my last post I shared a Card in a Box I made for my Daughter's 30th Birthday and today I would like to share with you the gift that I made her.


It is a Ripple Afghan in Fall colors. This was my first time doing the ripple stitch and was afraid to start it, thinking there is no way I will be able to do it. Until I seen a video on youtube. After watching it I thought Wow, This is so much easier than I thought.

I have to tell you I really enjoyed making this. But did have a little trouble at first because there was a few things on the video that I wasn't understanding and by reading some of the comments, noticed others were having some problems understanding to.

Like at the beginning and ending of each row. You always have two Double Crochets together at the beginning and at the end.
At the beginning after you make the two D.C. together you then add three more Double Crochets before you start the first decrease.

At the end of each row after you finish the last decrease you will do three Double Crochets and then your two Double Crochets. So that is total of 5 D.C at the beginning and end of each row.

Also a tip to help you, You really have to pay attention to your pattern. I missed a stitch a few times and the way I knew that I had was on your Increases. Your last Increase will always be right on top of the Increase below it.

Here is a list of the names of the yarn that I used.

Medium Thyme

Love all of the colors and thought they went well together for Fall colors. I called my Afghan (Rippled Waves of Fall) because that's exactly what it looked like to me.

Here is a link to the Video that I watched. Hoping what I shared helps you if you have any trouble. If you decide to make one.


Hope you enjoyed seeing the Afghan that I made and If you decide to make one, Please let me know I would Love to see it.
Thanks for stopping by. Cindy