Wednesday, July 29, 2015

It's been a while!

Hello crafty friends!

It's been quite a while since I last posted and it's been
8 weeks since I had my hip replacement surgery.
I'm doing very well, walking with a cane most of the time, 
but with no cane for short distances.

I haven't had the chance to do much crafty stuff,
but I sure am hoping to get to some soon.

I have some layouts that I need to cut some titles for 
and a few other projects in mind.

I did help my sister in law out and made a banner for 
a baby shower she was having, but silly old me
didn't think to take a picture of it before it left,
so now there is no picture to show you.
I must say that I did enjoy making it.

My summer has been going well,
of course there has been a lot of relaxing.
Now I want to get back to doing some crafting and

So keep checking back and hopefully I'll have something
to show you very soon.

Hope you are having a fun and creative summer.
See you again soon!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Taking a leave for a bit!

Hello blog friends!
I know many of you have been checking in and I'm sorry
there hasn't been much posted lately.
I'll be taking a leave from blogging for a little while.
I'm having a hip replacement on June 1st and will be 
unable to do much crafting and posting for a little bit.
I may pop in now and then a post something, 
so check back now and then.
Thanks for your support!
See you again soon.
Keep creating!

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Puzzle pieces

I recently told you about a shower that I helped to give for
my new great nephew.
Here was my contribution to the decoration.
The theme was "Our Missing Piece"
I made these puzzle pieces with the baby's pictures
I downloaded the file from Birds Cards to my 
Silhouette Design Program.
I printed the pictures as well as a thank you message
that is on the back of each puzzle piece with my ink jet printer.
Then cut them using my Silhouette Cameo.
Each place setting had one of these for the guest to 
take home with them.
To respect their privacy I have covered the faces, but 
you get the idea.  They are much cuter when you can see
what a beautiful baby he is.

I made them in 3 different colors, which were the 
colors for the shower and also his bedroom colors.
I love how they turned out and everyone seemed to love
having a picture to take home with them.

Thanks for stopping by today.
I hope you have been inspired in some way.
Hope you are having a better than average day!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015


Hello crafty people!
Today I'm showing you some things from the shower
we gave for my new great nephew.
In March y nephew and niece were blessed with a little boy.
They adopted Emmett and he is a miracle as far as I am
concerned.  We had a baby shower for them this past week
with the theme of "Our Missing Piece"
I used a plain brown shopping bag to wrap his gift,
I'm all about recycling and reusing.
I put his picture into the center piece of a puzzle,
which I downloaded from Birds Cards
and printed it onto white card stock.
Of course his face wasn't blurred on the actual
gift, but I did this to respect their privacy online.
The centerpieces were vases filled with 
puzzle pieces in the colors of the shower theme
with coordinating tissue flowers.
The cake was adorable.
The favors were puzzle piece cookies in the shower colors.
We all had a great time at the shower celebrating a
beautiful new addition to our family.
Soon, I'll post some pictures of what I made to 
decorate for the shower, so come again soon.
Thanks for stopping by today and have a 
blessed day!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Grab Bags

This past weekend my friends Jen, Danielle and I 
hosted a weekend long scrapbooking crop.
There were 20 of us gathered at 
for a weekend filled with crafting fun and socializing.
We always have some fun games and I took care of 
getting the prizes together.
I made 8 grab bags as prizes,
and of course, I couldn't leave them as plain brown bags.
I used 4 different flower stamps.
I stamped and colored them on pages of an old book
then adhered them to white card stock and simply
stapled them to the tops of the bags.

I think they turned out very pretty.
For the "big" prizes I simply make tags.
I forgot to take pictures of the prize "baskets" 
but at least I did take pictures of the tags.
They were stamped onto book pages and mounted on
card stock.
Easy peasy!
I think the ladies at the crop liked them all.
And we did have a wonderful time.
What I did I do at the crop?
I'll show you that in another post soon.

Thanks for stopping by today.
Have a wonderful day!
I hope you are having wonderful weather
like we are in the Western New York area.

Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Monday, April 27, 2015

Bank for Emmett

A while ago I posted about my new great nephew
Today I'm posting about him again, well actually
about the gift I made for him for the baby shower 
we are having.
My nephew and niece are big Disney fans and 
have plans to go to Disney next year.
I decided to make a bank for Emmett
using a glass block.
You can buy these at the craft stores.
I used vinyl and my Silhouette Cameo to 
cut the designs.
Here is the back of the back.
Here is the front and the top of the bank.
And on the bottom, I put my trademark little kiss.
I plan to put some money inside to start his little savings.

Thanks for stopping by today.
I hope you will come again soon.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter

Hello and a Blessed Easter to you all!
Today I'm showing you the little "treats" I made
for Easter.
I saw a post on Silhouette America Blog
that used eggs similar to these and thought they'd be cute
for our Easter dinner.
So I created my own file and made these little eggs.
I made 4 different colors.
If I had thought ahead a bit, I could have gotten some 
cute paper to use, but me, being me, I waited almost till the
last minute.
So I decided to use white card stock with colored 
They were simple to make and I filled them with
a little bit of Easter candy.
My husband is a sweetheart and sets the table for me,
so I just folded down the napkin and put an egg in each glass.
We only are having 8 at our Easter dinner,
so they didn't take long and I think they are
just the right size for a little treat.

I hope you have a very blessed Easter.
Thanks for stopping by,
come again soon.