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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Crochet Mason Jar Cover

 Happy Tuesday to you, I just back from the health Department. Had to get a TB Test for work. That was Fun. (NOT). 
Hope you had a good Memorial Day and that you got to spend some time with loved ones. We went to a Cook out at my Sisters. Had a good time. Going to be getting some storms later on this evening. 
 
 My Grand Children have started their Baseball and Softball Games. I really enjoy seeing them play. My Grand Daughter has one later today. But will probably get canceled If we get bad weather.

Thought I would share with you what I made for my Sister for her Birthday.
I bought a Purple Mason Jar from JoAnns Store and Crocheted a Cover for It. 













I used Sugar and Cream Cotton Yarn called Potpourri. I liked the little specks of color in it. I added a Tea Light. But she can use It for lots of different things. 

Here is a link to the pattern that I used. In the pattern you are to Crochet all the way to the top. I decided to change it a little because I wanted some of the purple of the top the jar to show. 

Mason Jar Cover

  Hope you all liked the Gift for my Sister and hopefully you will give It a try to.
Thanks for stopping by, Cindy








Friday, May 15, 2015

Crochet Sunshine Doily!

 Hello all you Crafty Girls and Crafty Guys to. It's a Gorgeous Friday. I have loved the past few days because we have had cooler weather but going to be a little warmer today and the humidity is going to come back. I really don't care for the weather when it gets to hot and humid. 

Today I wanted to share with you the Doily that I made my Mom for Mothers Day. I had never made one before. I did have a little trouble with trying to understand the pattern. I kind of think the pattern may have been messed up a little. Not sure, but I figured it out.







The Yarn that I used was Peaches & Cream Cotton called Sunshine and a white cotton for the edging. 

This is the only picture I took of It. So It is when I was blocking It, So to get out any bumps. I don't have any pins so I just use tooth picks. Works just as good to me. I put Aluminium foil under it so when I spray it my box won't get wet. 

I do Love the yellow and my Mom LOVES It!!! She is doing one of her rooms in yellow and she said it will be perfect for the room.

Now I do want to let you know that the Pattern for this is actually for a Rug or Doily. I didn't make it as big as you can make it. 

Here is the link for the Rug/Doily-

Crocheted-Doily-Rug-Pattern

Thank you for taking the time to stop by and hope you have a wonderful Day.

                                           Cindy


Sunday, May 10, 2015

Card for Mom on Mother's Day!

 Hello, Hope you all are doing good and Happy Mother's Day to you Mom's out there. This is the day that we take time to tell our Mom's just what they mean to us. 

 I must tell you I feel very blessed to have the Mom that God gave me. I wouldn't trade her for the world. She is just a wonderful Woman. A woman that serves the Lord, So loving and giving and always has a kind word and a Smile for everyone. Everyone that knows her says that they Love her. Yes, I truly am Blessed.

 My Mom Loves It when I make her a Card. So of course I had to make her one. So I might as well share it with you all.







Products I used to make this Card,

Stamp Sets- Garden Silhouettes and Itty Bitty Backgrounds

Cardstock- Old Olive, Creamy Caramel, Very Vanilla, Dark Brown and White

Embossing Folders- Tim Holtz Woodgrain, Paper Studio Woodgrain and Forest Branches

Punches- Stampin Up Bird Punch and 1/2 inch Circle 

Inks- Bashful Blue, Summer Sun, Old Olive, Close to Cocoa

Cuttlebug, Stampamajig, Martha Stewart Circle Cutter, ATG Gun, Sponges, Pop Dots, 2 way glue pen, Dazzling Diamonds, Blue Sheer Ribbon and a pearl for the Birds eye. 


Thank You for stopping by. Hope you enjoyed seeing my Card. Hope you have a Lovely Day!  Cindy


Challenge,

Cuttle Bug Mania - Stamping

Fab n Funky Challenges -  May Flowers

Crafty Calendar Challenges-  Things with Wings

Sweet Stampin -  Spring Flowers

DL.ART  - May Linky Party







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

Inks- 

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.

http://seevanessacraft.com/2012/08/crafting-on-a-dime-diy-crochet-boot-cuff/



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