Sunday, July 27, 2014

Bird and Lace Card

I made this card for a challenge at Reasonable Ribbon. We needed to use ribbon and wings, I cut the bird from a die and then used ribbon and added some thread woven in the holes. The brown paper was made using packing paper misted with different shades of brown and black, I made the flowers with left over paper.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Altered Swap

At Boston Fanatics we did a spoon swap. We were given names to make our spoons and to try to alter it with things/colors that they liked.

I got Allison's name and did this Halloween spoon for her.


I had my husband drill a hole in the top of a tablespoon and then bent it up and filled it with orange beads. I printed the image, backed the image with chipboard and then covered the chipboard with black cardstock. I added a pumpkin and flower at the bottom of the image. Used some black netting and some flowers and lasting made a bow and glued it to the top.

If you love to alter items please join us as the next swap will start August 1.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Kitchen Keepsake Blog Hop

Hello everyone and Welcome to the first Kitchen Keepsake Blog Hop.
We are super excited to share some wonderful inspiration with you. Be sure to grab your favorite drink and enjoy the hop.

Here is the complete list of talented ladies.

Suzanne
Carmen
Janet
Kelly
Shelly
Phillis
Colleen
Kitchen Keepsake (forum)

If you came from Phillis' blog you’re in the right place.

Some blogs will have a random give away so please leave a comment on each blog.

Thank you all for joining us today and we hope you enjoyed today’s hop. You will have until July 31, 2014 at 12:00 midnight Eastern time to join us.
The winners will be posted on the blogs offering a give away so please check back on August 1.

I have a RAK will be giving away using the random generator, all you have to do is leave me a comment and become a follower of my blog.

Thank you.

I usually post card and recipe challenges and here is the card challenge for the month. The first two cards could be used for a birthday or mother's day card and very easy to make. The 2nd one is a Christmas card I made. I used the barrel svg file I purchased from the Silhouette store and made all the flowers using a spellbinders die cut.


My recipe challenge I have already posted but I highly recommend making this lemon pound cake, it is just delicious.



Now head on over to the Kitchen Keepsake Forum and say Hi in the New Potatoes section.

Thanks for joining us today.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

A day with great grandma

This layout is for Phillis's challenge on Kitchen Keepsake and for Southern Girls Challenge blog in which we to use a circle. I used my Silhouette to cut out the background and then used scraps of paper to use behind the openings. I then sewed around the different circles and misted the paper. I used a butterfly sticker that was colored with liquid pearls. The flowers I made from blue jeans and added some lace. Thank you for looking.

Christmas card challenge

The image of the black and white Santa was shared by Carol in our Christmas in July at Boston Fanatics and I wanted to use the image to create a tag for the Christmas Card Challenge blog. I used an svg file from SVG Cuts and cut out the frame and I used scrap paper to make the tag. Thank you for looking and I appreciate your comments.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

July Card Challenge

Time for a card challenge at Stick it Down blog.

Here is the sketch we used

Here is my take on it.


I find manly cards harder to make but this sketch made it easy. It has already been mailed out to a male friend who has been having some health issues.

I hope you come on over and give this sketch a try.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Scrap Around the World Blog challenge

This time at Scrap Around the World the challenge was to use this image and create


I used an old photo of my son and daughter on the first day of school. I picked the color blue and tan to create my layout. I used Iao Bella paper by DCWV, the doily is one I purchased at a garage sale, used my Silhoutte to create the blue doily and Spellbinder die cut for the brown one, the hexagons are something that I had laying around. I embossed the greenery and then misted with brown mist. I also misted the paper with a blue mist. The flowers are some I made as ones I purchased several months back.