Sunday, May 20, 2018

Bike Riding

Riding the rail trails - so I made a card to remind me of my favorite rides this summer and fun times on the trails.  I love the quiet countryside and seeing things from a new angle.  I never leave home without my basket as you may find a treasure along the way !

Sunday, April 29, 2018

New Album style the works.

Finished an album a couple of weeks ago so decided to start a rainy day project.  Its been nice weather so I've been busy outside these days and doing some new crafts (knitting/sewing) kind of mutlitasking. This gatefold page came together nicely and met in the middle perfectly.

Liking how quick the inner pages are coming together.  So nice when things go smoothly and the base goes together so fast.  

Section one is done ! Now for the cover and the last page which I have a precut, scored, and ready to go.   Love trying all the new style albums.  Thinking of making some base albums in multiples and then choosing papers.   

Monday, March 19, 2018

Bunny time !

Sewed these cute bunnies to add as basket fillers.  So cute on the shelf too.  They are fast and easy and take very little material.  You can make them in various sizes and materials.  

Sewing bunnies!

Front view

Tails added..

Cream colored pom poms.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Spring Chicken ??

 Spring is around the corner... so I dug out my embossing folder and waterproof inks. A little fussy cutting that was pretty easy.

Playing with some watercolor today...Its really fun but I noticed some colors are easier than others.  I find reds a little hard to perfect. This stamp set is so versatile and has a sense of humor !

Easter Chicks !

Nothinall the small pieces I cut out at the same time.  I was making a chicken card at the same time as this chick card.   All the little eyes and little beaks made me break out the tweezers.  I have another stamp that says "Chicks Rule" thinking I will try this card again using that saying for the banner.  Thought it would add some humor for my friends card. 

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Onesie - Baby Shower Gift.

This came out so cute...  I covered the chip board shape with Graphic 45 papers.  The green doily and flowers were from Michaels.

Ruffled elastic trim and small safety pin created a pocket

Mini book...

Baby bib with pockets...

Waterfall style pages.

Side pocket with tab. Finding ways to allow the receiver to add pictures without glueing too many embellishments in the way but also making it have a cute finished look.

Pocket page that opens to the side and is held shut by the New Arrival. 

I had to make my own pattern to create this collar and cuffs. I was short on paper so had to get creative and piece this background onesie in 2 pieces and covered the gap with a belly strip of the flowered paper.  
Created some baby booties by using an old Quickutz die that made a Christmas stocking.

Some ribbons that worked perfectly... The striped one was really old and was by Making Memories.  I loved the gold sparkle edge to the pink one.  It just added that perfect touch.

Adding trims really finished this project off.  I have quite a stash of ribbons and lace in my craft room. This pink was on the peach side so it was a little bit of a challenge.  I found a package of trim I found in a dollar bin from Michaels that worked perfectly.  Getting the right one to work on the curved neck and legs was the key as flat lace doesn't curve that way.