Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Terrific Tutorial Tuesday - Paper Bows

Coordinate your greeting card with your gift package.  How cute is that?*

Here is your latest installment of Terrific Tutorial Tuesday - Paper Bows.   For BEST results only use Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper!!!

Click here for instructions. 

*How cute is that?* - Ugh, if you ever watched QVC or HSN when they have papercrafting days -this phrase is used everyone two minutes.

Friday, October 12, 2012

MIA in my craft room

I am still alive blog followers!

This week I have been working on a quilt tote bag.  I promise I will post a picture when I am finished.  I haven't sewn for years, mostly because of my back problem.  I purged three totes of fabric but held onto my sewing and serger machines.  My friend Barb (you know, the one that says patience is not one of my virtures) is a quilter.  I am proud to say, my patience level has increased a little, but enough with that!

This is a picture of the tote from the free pattern available HERE at Joann.com. 

 I purchased my fabric earlier this year at Tuesday Mornings.  You may remember I was working on a tote in June (my post).  I didn't like how the nearly finished product turned out and after putting in more than forty hours, I threw it away.  I am somewhat of a perfectionist and something that would take the average person an hour to do, takes me more than two.  So far, I have twenty-five hours in my tote and I think, in the end, I will have another three hours in a small tote.  I am blessed to be able to spend so much time crafting - all because my husband works hard so I can play hard.

I modified the pattern because the straps were not sewn inside the seams.  I also modified the way the box bottom was made. 

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Terrific Tuesday - Merry Christmas Card

Here is your latest installment of Terrific Tutorial Tuesday - Merry Christmas Card.   Do you have scrap paper that you can't throw out?  This card is perfect for using those scraps.

Complete Stampin' Up! instructions for the Merry Christmas Card pictured here can be download and/or printed from HERE.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Happy Birthday Susan Coe

Today is my sister's birthday.  You know, the sister that complains that I don't post enough, the sister that suggested I should be drinking while I was sick with the flu, I could go on and on and on.  Why I sent her a birthday gift, I just don't know.  Well, perhaps, she is the wonderful friend that I described in this post.

This is the gift bag ensemble I mailed her along with her birthday gift, a stamp set (big surprise!). 

Stampin' Up! Products
  • More Mustard, Really Rust, Sage Shadow and Whisper White cardstock
  • Autumn Vine Designer Series Paper
  • Two Tag Bigz and Birds & Blooms Sizzix dies
  • Curly Cute stamp set
  • Chocolate Chip ink
  • 1" Circle Punch (31 circles)
  • Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Mini Glue Dots, Sticky Strip
  • Dimensionals
Other Products
  • Brad
  • Buttons
  • Gift bag measures 5 1/4" x 8 1/2" plus handle
  • Grosgrain ribbon
  • Post-it-Note
  • Pen
  • Velcro Dot

Thursday, October 4, 2012

God Will Make a Way

I had to share this with you.  This video was made by my friend Kim Dunn.  The members of Jasper First United Methodist Church were so blessed to have Kim as part of their Celebration Service.  Unfortunately, she no longer sings at our church.  Her DYNAMIC voice is greatly missed - the service has a whole in it's heart. I MISS HER!

If you feel moved, please uplift Kim by leaving a comment on her video.  You can do so by clicking on YouTube lower right hand side of the video.
Jesus hugs,


Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Terrific Tuesday - Thank You Card

Welcome to Terrific Tuesday

Here is your latest installment of Terrific Tuesday - Thank You Card

Complete Stampin' Up! instructions for the card pictured here can be download and/or printed from HERE.

I hope my Terrific Tuesday Tutorials inspire you to create something from the heart.