Friday, November 26, 2010

Last For Now!

This is the last one for today. Another year-round flower tissue box cover. Again, these are going to the animal shelter craft fair tomorrow. I used crinkled ribbon on this one.

Tissue Box Cover With Flowers

This one is a little different, can be used year-round. The flowers are curled and inked with distress ink. Came out very pretty, I think.

Another Holiday Tissue Cover

Another Holiday Box Cover. This one is made with DCWV Christmas Stack 09 also, kraft cardstock from JoAnn's, did another scalloped circle cut for the top opening and used a Martha Stewart edge punch for the decorative edging around the box. The tree is a cut file from MTC. I used a cuddle bug snowflake embossing folder on the red paper and distressed it a wee bit with my Tim Holtz vintage photo distress ink. Love how it came out!

More Tissue Box Covers!

This is an adorable gingerbread man. He is from the Stretch Your Imagination Cricut cartridge. I made the scallop circle cuts on the top with MTC. Love that program!!!! Design papers are from DCWV last year's Christmas stack, the cardstock is mostly Stampin Up Cherry Cobbler. Love that color too. Oh, the brown is kraft cardstock from JoAnn's. I found a pack of 50 8.5x11 inch sheets for $3.99! Bought red and kraft and have been happy with both of them. The kraft cardstock is very good and would work great for cards as is the red. Very good buys.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Tissue Box Cover

Just want to add a link for anyone wanting to check out the tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers for these tissue box covers.
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Tissue Box Cover

This is the first completed one. Lot of grunge on this one, I love grunge! Embossed most of the DP with Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder. Snowflakes are from Winter Woodland cartridge. Had some cotton lace that went perfectly with everything. Really like these! Have 2 more almost completed. The tutorial can be found on Split Coast Stampers website.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


Not the first time I have forgotten the picture!!!!

Holiday Card

Just made two of these last night and like them more than I thought I would. A slight sparkle to the snowflakes that is really pretty. I like the country, candy, festive look of them. Will make more for cards for soldiers program for next year and put them away since I am in a holiday crafting mood.

I am excited about tomorrow! Meeting with a group of ladies that are interested in making cards for soldiers. I have wanted to get a group together for awhile now. If all goes well we will be making cards for the soldiers  along with cards for other groups like the veteran homes, recovering soldiers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Some of the cards are given to them to use to send home to family and friends and are blank and others are actually written to soldiers that are wounded, disabled, etc. We also hope to make head covers for cancer patients. I went through very long hard chemo 2 years ago and lost all my hair so I know what it is like to want something pretty  to put on. When I was strong enough I started making cotton hearcovers to take with me when I went for chemo. They would be gone by the time I left that day! I have been in follow-up chemo for two years now and continue to make and take them every time I go. I also give them to anyone that is in need be it local or putting some in the mail. Would love prayers for this group to be successfull. I will update my blog as to our progress.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Card Challenge Entry at Cooking With Cricut - Pumpkins

I love pumpkins and have entered this card in the challenge over at Cooking With Cricut.  Made many of these for the soldiers Thanksgiving cards. Pumpkins make me smile!

Been a busy day!

Super busy day today, worked at church for our annual holiday chicken stew lunch and craft sale. I worked the craft tables, my favorite place to be! A good day, I really enjoyed it and got to talk with so many nice people and catch up with a few friends I have not seen in awhile. Been finishing up my cards for the soldiers this last week. will get them mailed off and start thank you cards for a local animal rescue organization. I offered to make them thank you cards for "strut your mut" fund raiser on Oct. 30th. I can't attend the walk and all the fun (I am teaching a card class) but will do lots of thank you cards for them  Also working on cotton head covers for the cancer center when I go for my next chemo. Will be making cards of hope to take along also. The head covers and cards never last long!  I make cotton head covers that have elastic and a cute little tie in the back and just slip on so easily. I wore them constantly when I lost my hair. During winter months I make them lined with flannel for added warmth. As you can see I have lots to do in the next few months. Never bored!

This is a picture of my beautiful oldest grandaughter Jenny and her husband Zach. He is stationed in Japan and arrived home for a month leave just a few hours before this picture was taken. Jenny is still waiting to join him in Japan. Soon we are all hoping! They have been apart for a year. So good to see them together!

Lucy and her first bath and grooming!
Poor baby! She was so scared. She didn't know what was happening and very frightened. She has since adjusted to the visits to the beauty shop and knows it's nothing to fear.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Cards for soldiers

I make cards for soldiers in two forums and want to share the most recent ones here. The first one is for Christmas.
This second one is for Thanksgiving. Sorry for the dark picture of the right, my digital is ready to give out and sometimes doesn't want to work correctly.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Another Challenge!

This is new for me - never do challenges! Two this week, I'm on a roll. Just whipped this card up really fast for the Jitterbuggin Challenge. Nothing very fancy but it was fun. I will give it to my grandson for his teacher. I used Plantin Schoolbook for the apple, and the scallop. Hugged the apple with my wonderful divine swirls embossing folder(couldn't live without this one). Words are computer generated.  Dalton is in Kindergarten and will love giving this to his teacher!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

My First Card Challenge!

Been MIA for quite awhile but back at it again. I completed my first card for a challenge today! I did the sketch for sketch saturday challenge. Love this little gingerbread man and the holly paper! I turned my card sideways for a change. My camera wants to die and is giving me a hard time so I appologize for the picture. I took about 10 and this was the best I could get.  Guess I have to have a new one. Had fun doing it and am wanting to do more Christmas cards! Thanks for looking!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Card Class

Did my first card class last Saturday. I had 7 ladies there and 1 made 2 cards. Also made 2 kits for ladies that couldn't make it but still want to make the card. This is the card. Fun was had all around!

Slowing down today!

Hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day. I spent the morning in church and had a nap in the afternoon. Today I made a card. Got a new cartridge for my cricut (From My Kitchen) and love this sheep cut!

Friday, April 23, 2010

knitting Socks

I love to knit when I sit and watch TV. Don't know how many pairs of socks I have made but still have a waiting list of wanters. My mom loves them and always wants a new pair. I just finished a pair for her knit with Plymouth Encore yarn. Love this yarn and plan to grab more at my local yarn shop next week.

Running As Fast As I Can!

The past few weeks have been busy, busy, busy! My new baby puppy is a little sweetheart but I forgot how much work they are! The girls (other 2) don't care for her because she wants to play all the time and the 5 cats don't want to be bothered with her either. Lucy is a 3 month old black and white Shih Tzu.
Jessie, my American Eskimo was malled by a very large Chow and had surgery and has a major scar but she is doing fine. Gracie, one of my kitties had to be shaved and today had to go back for an eye injury. Most likely from Lucy trying to play with him.
This is Lucy!

I haven't gotten many cards done but did do a couple of scrapbook pages for my granddaughter's albums and 2 pages for my own album. I also got 5 chemo caps sewn and will be taking them to two Cancer Care centers. I did drop off a set of 4 cards to help raise money for a local animal shelter. So, as I said, busy, busy, busy. Here are a few of my cards.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

What I enjoy now!

My big passion is making cards and scrapbooking my family pictures. I bought myself a Cricut Expression about a year ago and use it every day. It is almost an addition at this point but I enjoy it so much! I mostly make cards for friends, family, church sales or any other reason I can find. Paper is like fabric to me. Since I am also a sewer/quilter I have an extensive fabric collection but the paper has overtakin even my fabric now. Here are a few of my cards.

Lots of changes in my life!

As the title says, lots of changes. I am no longer making wreaths. I closed my business 2 years ago when I was diagnosed with lymphoma - a blood cancer. I have been thru 8 rounds of chemo, lost my hair, faced the possibility I would not survive and come through the other side. Definately have a new perspective of life and what I want to do with mine. Enjoy it each and every day! I still have to have chemo treatments every 6 months for 2 years, 1 year is complete as of February, 2010.
My blog will change since I no longer make wreaths but I do other things to share here. If you are looking for twig wreaths you will be able to get them soon. My middle son is taking over and the beautiful wreaths will be available again. I have had so very many people contact me asking for my wreaths and I thank everyone for their tremendous support over the last 10 years. I will let everyone know when he is up and running. My son has gone back to college at 39 for his engineering degree. He is raising 2 sons with his wife, Pam. Mainely Twigs will be an extra undertaking for him. I hope everyone continues to support him as they did me.