Friday, June 29, 2012

Birthday Card

I created this card using leftover cardstock from Stampin' Up!'s Best Ever Simply Scrappin' kit.  As always, I am including the materials I used along with the measurements so you can easily reproduce this card at home.  If you are interested in purchasing the kit, more information follows my card dimensions.

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Sahara Sand cardstock
    • Card base measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  • Real Red cardstock
    • Card layer measures 4" x 5 1/4"
    • Strip measures 4" x 1 1/4"
  • Best Ever Simply Scrappin' Kit Designer Series Paper
    • Card layer measures 3 3/4" x 5"
  • Whisper White cardstock
    • Strip measures 4" x 1"
  • Real Red ink
  • On Your Birthday stamp set
  • Big Bold Cupcakes Sizzlit dies
  • Square Lattice embossing folder
  • Small Heart punch
  • Crimper
  • Dimensionals
Other Products
  • Red and Gold glitter paper
I am making this card kit available for purchase.  You will receive my completed card along with all the supplies you need (except adhesive) to complete three additional cards.  I am prohibited fron selling stamped images in my kits.  This is plenty of room for any size sentiment stamp you may have in your collection.  For more information about this card kit, please EMAIL me.


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Three Little Ducks

My baby Kendall is no longer a baby (insert big sigh). 

I can't wait to see her this summer!  Grandpa says he needs to go shopping and get her presents, presents that her GRANDPA bought JUST-FOR-HER!

*Note to self - order airline ticket for child, one way to Birmingham.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

I'm a Survivor Celebration Workshop

In celebration of the completion of my radiation treatments, I am offering FREE workshops.  My first workshop was last week and I had three wonderful ladies.  They brought ME a gift - woohoo!  The ladies selected their own sentiments and created a card that they were so proud of, in one hour.

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Whisper White cardstock
    • Card base measures 5 1/2" x 4 1/4
    • Layer measures 4 3/4" x 3 1/2"
  • Marina Mist cardstock
    • Layer measures 5" x 3 3/4"
  • Blessings from Heaven and Elements of Style stamp sets
  • Marina Mist and Old Olive ink
  • Jewels Basic Pearls
  • Dimensionals

Thursday, June 21, 2012


It takes two to Tango!  I liked how this card turned out and I made more than two (five to be exact). 

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Tangerine Tango cardstock
    • Card base measures 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
    • Layer measures 5" x 3 3/4"
  • So Saffron cardstock
    • Layer measures 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
    • Strip for Scallop Trim Border; start with 6" x 1", punch, then trim
  • Old Olive cardstock
    • Strip measures 5" x 1/4"
    • Leaves
  • Haiku Designer Series Paper
    • Layer measures 5" x 1 3/4"
  • Trendy Trees stamp set
  • Stazon Jet Black ink
  • Blossom, Blossom Builder and Scallop Trim Border punches
  • Birds & Blooms Sizzlits
  • Dimensionals
Other Products
  • Brad
Frugal tip:  I punched out the large flower using the So Saffron cardstock layer.  Insert punch into cardstock as far as you can.  The Tangerine Tango and DSP layers cover up the punchout.

Do you have any frugal tips you can share?

Friday, June 8, 2012

Masculine Z Fold Card

Father's Day is just around the corner.  This masculine card is perfect for Father's Day, birthday or any other occasion.

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Kiwi Kiss cardstock
  • Pacific Point cardstock
  • Whisper White cardstock
  • Murifield Designer Series Paper
  • Best Ever Dad stamp set
  • Kiwi Kiss and Pacific Point ink
  • Dimensionals
Measurements for the Z-Fold Card can be found in THIS posting.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Where have I been, you ask......

........I am still up to my old crafty self. 

I am making a quilted bag using McCall's Pattern 6094.  (Edited to add - These three bags are NOT what I have made, it is the pattern I purchased.)
McCall's Pattern 6094
I use to sew, haven't sewn anything in years.  In fact, I purged my three totes of fabric a few years ago.

I found some fabric at Tuesday Morning's and it cried out to me.  I couldn't help myself - they are far more expensive at my fabric store and even Walmart.  I purchased two two-yard packages of Creative Cuts (two fabrics, one yard of each packaged together).  Two days later, I found another package (different pattern) at Big Lots.  The two-yard package at Tuesday Morning was $2.99, the two-yard package was $6.00 at Big Lots.

Yellow and black - an awesome combination - wouldn't you agree?

The front and back panels are made the same way.  Either I have forgotten how to sew or the McCall's pattern instructions are wrong.  Being humble and all......I think McCall's made a mistake.  

I made the front and the back panel sections and put them together according to the pattern.  I attached the white bands (14" according to the pattern), but when ironed, the front and back panels puckered.  The diamond patterns are a little tricky and being the perfectionist at crafting, I took my time making the pattern strips.  I thought... maybe if I double stitched over the white bands, they would look better.  BIG MISTAKE! I could have taken the white bands off and used the pieces already completed.  Well, genius here, didn't even think about that.  When you double stitch something, you might as will forget about trying to rip the stitching out.  

I carefully made a new set of front and back pieces and when it came to attaching the white bands, I measured the McCall's pattern piece first and it was 14".  Even the instructions said to attach the panels using 1" x 14" piece of fabric.  I decided to measure my panel pieces and they measures 14 1/2".  I double checked the pattern measurements because it couldn't have been my fault (of course not!).  I decided the white bands should measure 14 1/2".  I decided at that time, I didn't like how narrow the white bands were.  Since the white band width changed, the length of the panels changed (I added 1/2" to each band)..

I completed the front and back and I am pleased with the quilting.  The side panels are the same; however, I decided to make another change.  Four side panels later (you only need two) the sides are completed.  All I can say is - thank goodness I have plenty of fabric. 

I still have to quilt the side and bottoms panels.  I haven't made the lining yet, I am sure I will end up making two.

I am still crafty as ever!  What have you crafted lately?

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Tisha AKA Dewsweeper

My husband and friends golf every weekend and they are the first to start at the golf course.  They are better known as the Dewsweepers.

Meet my other Dewsweeper - Tisha!  Every morning, on her trip outside she has to put her nose into everything.  The hostas are a popular hiding place for lizards.  This morning they must have been playing Hide & Seek.