Sunday, January 29, 2012

Ahoy, Me Hearty!

Yes, that's pretty corny, I know!  But this little guy is so cute and I started thinking that the viewmaster pocket had wavy blue lines kind of like water, so....

Wow, I had a great party today!  It was wonderful to see lots of friends and they've certainly ordered enough goodies that I'll be busy for months!  I'll share recipes and food pictures soon.  I found a wonderful homemade brownie.  I've tried different recipes over the years and they all seem dry.   This one also includes a wonderful mint icing that is scrumptious!

I just can't believe that this is already the end of January.  Where, oh where, does the time go?  By the way this image is a wink bear from Pixie Dust Studio.

Have a wonderful week and thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Fabric Sweet Heart

It worked!  And amazingly easy, I must say.  In my last post, I mentioned that I had tracked down some freezer paper to try printing on fabric.  I ironed heavy linen to the shiny side of the freezer paper and ran the fabric/freezer paper through my printer.  Then I just peeled the freezer paper off.  It seems the freezer paper makes the fabric just sturdy enough to go through the printer.

I used the same image I used in my previous post.  She is one of the collaged hearts from Iralamija's shop.  I thought she'd make a cute hanging pin cushion.  I also think she can stay out year round - what do you think?  I made a flower from the linen and I added a trio of Maya Road heart pins. 

I'm certainly going to do some more printing on fabric.  I'm just so surprised that it worked as well as it did! 

Sunday, January 22, 2012


Wow, the wind is howling right now!  Our house is so old that when the wind really blows, the curtains billow in and out!  When the Christmas tree is up, sometimes the ornaments blow on the tree!  I know that sounds terrible, but it's really not that bad.  It's just almost impossible to keep up with all the repair these old windows need.  We love our old house - in spite of it being a money pit!

I just got a set of the sweetest heart collages from Iralamija's shop.   I glued one of the hearts to ecru notebook paper and trimmed around it with my old "seagull" Fiskar scissors.  I'm not sure why, buy that paper makes me happy!  

The theme at Paper Issues is All We Need Is Love.  Lots of inspiration to see and you can link up your own projects.  Check it out!

Right now I'm going to try printing on fabric using freezer paper.  Have any of you done this?  I have a little anxiety about it working, but after driving all over town to find freezer paper, I have to try it! 

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Valentines and Animals at Craft Us Crazy!

Hi, there!  It's the grand re-opening of Craft Us Crazy!  The theme is Valentines/Love and/or Animals.  Okay, that makes it pretty easy to link up your creation.   Our sponsor this week is Stamp

The prize is a $10 gift certificate for items of the winner's choice!

I just love old stuff and I adore rocking horses!  We keep a rocking horse in our library that Lauren's grandpa made for her when she was little.  This rocking horse is based on a 1940s nutcup party favor. 

Above is the back side.  You can see I slipped in a bag of M&Ms instead of nuts.  Just used plastic wrap tied with ribbon.   I love the smell of M&Ms when I open the that a childhood thing?  

I'm sharing the template below that I (with my husband's help) put together to create the rocking horse.  You can click and save the image below.  I'm not sure (maybe someone can tell me) if the scan is the right size.  My horse is sized at about 5" long at the rockers.  Of course, it could be made bigger - any smaller and it might be tough to get goodies inside!

Okay, don't laugh!  It's a litte rough, but it will do the job!  Thanks for stopping by and be sure to go by Craft Us Crazy to see the other DT inspiration!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Valentine Decorations for The Hybrid Chick

Hi!  Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!  Ours has been pretty quiet...I've been creating and Dennis has been taking down the last of the Christmas decorations.  I think I've got the better deal, don't you?

Monday is my day to post a tutorial over at The Hybrid Chick.  I used these cute retro valentines from The Digi Chick shop.

The papers and sentiments are from the shop, too.  If you want to see more pictures and the how-to just click over to The Hybrid Chick on Monday.  I love retro valentines, pretty papers, ribbon, and wooden spools!  Together they make a cute, easy valentine decoration!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

You're Doggone Cute!

Hearts, cute little puppy, pretty papers and a bag from an envelope....what could be better?  You've probably seen this bag from an envelope idea, but if you haven't there is a tutorial video here.  I used a long business size No. 10 envelope and changed the score to 3/4" from 1".  Other than that, I think everything I did was the same as the tutorial.  Oh, I also changed the top a bit.

 The cute little puppy is from a digital download set from LoveCreationGal.   I've posted several cards using her downloads.  She's got some cute things, I tell you! 

Thought I'd give you a side look at the bag, so you can see how it folds in. 

On the back, I clipped a simple card made from the Jot It Down set from The Cutting Cafe.   Left a little space for that sweet love note...  Thank you for coming by!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

You're Sweeter Than Jelly Beans

I love the sketch at Mojo Monday this week!   When I saw it, I knew I wanted to create with it, but wasn't sure I would get to it before the cutoff to actually play along.  I made it!  Here's the sketch:

You know I also love the vintage viewmaster pockets I found at a local antique store, so combining one with the sketch seemed like a good idea.  I remembered this cute Easter line from We R Memory Keepers that I've had since last year. 

And, voila!   A  cute Easter treat was created.   Love sweet little bunnies and Eastery colors...

It is a little early for Easter, but I'm getting ready for my spring holidays show, so I have to work way ahead.  We're having amazingly lovely weather here for December - high 60s!  Looks like spring out there already!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Look Who's Five!

What could be better than a sweet little girl with a sweet little kitty?  Especially for a five year old birthday!  This is a special request card from my neighbor, Amanda, who has two darling little girls.  She also just had another baby, but I  haven't heard yet what it turned out to be.  They wanted to be surprised.  I think it's a lot of fun to not know.  We didn't find out when I was pregnant with Lauren and it was so exciting to finally find out that it was a girl! 

Although I think I knew what she was somehow, because a few days before she was born, I told Dennis to be sure to get the It's a She Hershey candy bar covers.  I didn't even realize what I had said until later. 

I'm going to link this card up at Paper Issues as the theme is still numbers!  Come join us!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Marsha's Fairies #3

Happy New Year!   Did you have a big New Year's Eve?  I can say that we did not!  I was sound asleep at midnight when I awoke to gunfire.  I'm sure you've already figured out that what I was really hearing was fireworks.  But, to my sleepy mind it was gunfire.  Dennis hadn't been feeling well, so I don't think he appreciated it when I woke him up to hear it, too!

Awhile back, I shared two other fairy cards for my cousin, Marsha.  This cute zinnia fairy image came from Curious Crow Creative.  The cool thing is that there is a flower fairy for every letter of the alphabet!  A little bit of the vintage crochet lace I picked up at the Paramount in Wichita is peeking out. 

Happy New Year to you and thank you for stopping by!
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