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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.

http://youtu.be/kviC5g1AHgs




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.
Cindy

 


 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.

Coffee
Buff
Burgundy
Carrot
Medium Thyme
Cornmeal

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.

http://youtu.be/h6TQOJdTnvQ

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






Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Birthday Card In a Box!!!

 Hello Crafters,

 Yesterday my Baby Girl turned 30 years old. It's still hard to believe It. The years have just flew by. She is a Beautiful woman and I Love her so much and I'm very proud of her.

 So I thought I would share with you the Card that I made her.         
 










 I knew that I wanted to make her a colorful Fun Card. So I thought I would try making one of the Card In a Box Cards.

I think it turned out Cute and she Loved It! She was so surprised and had never seen anything like It.

Just when I was just about done with the Card. I decided to make the Owl. She Loves Owls as much as I do and I do think It made it a lot better.

 The Owl is a Punch from Stampin Up and the Owls wings were made using the Stampin Up Oval Punch and Scalloped Oval Punch.

The back of the Card was where I wrote to her. I know you can't tell from the picture. But the Stars were cut from White Glitter Cardstock and everything was sprayed with Pearl Glimmer Mist, so everything was sparkly and added White Stickles to the Birthday Hat.

 Cricut Cartridges that I used,

Create a Critter 2 - Balloons, Red Pointed Circle, Birthday Hat

Wild Card- Black Curly's

Cricut Classic Font- Happy Birthday and It's Your Day

Child's Year- Stars

 I got this Card Idea from youtube. But not sure which one it was from. I do know the Card base to make the Box was 5-1/2 x 9.
 So if you would like to try making one. You can go to youtube and there are several tutorials on there.
The only thing I changed was the stripes inside the box. Every video that I watched had two, I made three. Just so I could add more things.

Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you enjoyed seeing my Card in a Box.  Happy Day to you all.

Cindy


 Entered Challenge-

Decorate To Celebrate- Anything Goes 3D

4 Crafty Chicks- Anything Goes









Friday, October 31, 2014

Two little Spooky Houses!

 

Happy Halloween! So glad you stopped by. Our town is having Trick or Treating tomorrow Night. So I have an extra day to get things ready for Trick or Treater's to come.

My Daughter is going to be making me a big batch of Chocolate No Bake Cookies to give out. Thought that was so sweet of her to offer. They are my favorite cookies, so I hope she makes a few extra.

I Love Halloween and my Grand Children do to and I try to do something a little crafty with them before Halloween. So this year I bought them little wooden Haunted Houses for them to decorate.

I ask them if they wanted to add Halloween paper but they both said no, they just wanted to paint them. So I thought I would take a picture of their little masterpieces and share them with you all.




They are Soooo Spooky Cute!!! Hee! Hee!

I also thought I would share a few pictures of my Grand Children carving their Pumpkins.







Love how their Pumpkins turned out and really like the last picture that was taken at night. Like how you can see the black cat window clings behind them.

Thanks for stopping by and hope you have Fun and Safe Halloween and hope you don't get Spooked.:0)


Happy Halloween!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Birthday Card for My Sister!

 Hello and It's Wednesday (Hump Day). Hope you all are doing good . Thanks for stopping by.

First thing I would like to say is Thank you to all that hopped along with us on The Monster Mash Blog Hop. I had so much Fun making my Halloween Cards and really enjoyed seeing everyone else's Projects.

If you would like to see my Cards they are just under this post.
I have been busy making several things for families Birthday's coming up.
So I thought I would share one that I made for my Sister Debbie for her birthday.




 The Girls Stamp is from Crafty Individuals and this was my first time using It. Thought it kind of looked like me and my big Sister Debbie when we were younger. 
I also used Stamp Sets Alphabits and Big Bold Birthday, both from Stampin Up.

Here is a link If you would like to check out Crafty Individuals Web Site. http://www.craftyindividuals.co.uk/

Well I had better go. Getting ready to make Supper. The Grand Kids will be here in a little while. Going to be spending the night. I have a little surprise for them when they get here. The Grocery Store just got in their Southern Comfort Egg Nog in. It's our favorite and we wait all year to enjoy it. So they are going to be so Excited.
If you have never tried It. You have got to. Yum! Yum!. again thanks for stopping by.   Cindy
 

Linking this Card to

Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes, Must be a Card

Addicted-to-Stamps-Challenge - Anything Goes

That Craft Place Blog - Girls but no pink