Monday, March 31, 2014

Primitive Embroidery

Here's a little primitive embroidery piece I "whipped up" Friday night for one of the walls in my craft room.
The saying comes from an Irish blessing I saw on Etsy sometime last year. 
I lightly drew the design on a piece of muslin and then stitched over it with my embroidery floss.
I then mounted it on a piece of cardboard covered in blue gingham. 
The frame is a make-over one from the thrift store.
I love how the uneven letters, free-handed border, and frayed edges make it "feel vintage."
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Friday, March 28, 2014

Mrs. Teddy

A sweet little teddy bear for the Cas(e) this Sketch and Color Throwdown challenges.
Supplies used: Teddy stamp (Stamp City), Doodlebug Love (Hampton Art), Prismacolor Scholar Pencils, Sharpie Markers, Labels Four Nestabilties

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Just For You

I spent a fun afternoon at my niece's house making cards and came up with this design (a case of  this beautiful Pinterest Pin) for the Mod Squad Challenge to use Reds and Browns.
 Supplies used: Eyelet lace border punch (Martha Stewart), Pattern Trio (Stampendous), Clear Flowers (Making Memories), Twine, Button

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Someone Remembers, Someone Cares

I made this card for an elderly friend whose really having a hard time physically of late.
I used the Sweet Sunday Sketch for inspiration:
Supplies used: Sentiment printed on computer, Bird Stamp (Hampton Art), Rhinestones, Sharpie Markers (faux stitching) 

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Get "Whale" Soon

A get "whale" card using the Mojo Monday Sketch for this week and...
Kraft Journal Color Challenge
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Supplies used: Whale template (Birds Cards), Studio G alphabet, Alphabet punches, Star Punch, Swirls embossing folder, small square punch (to make banners)

Monday, March 24, 2014

Clean And Simple

I made these two clean and simple cards for the sketch challenge over at Cas(e) This Sketch.
I stamped the damask in Versamark ink and chalked over it to make it stand out on the card.
This isn't my usual style, but I enjoy trying things "outside my comfort zone."
 Supplies used: Bold Damask (Inkadinkado), Word Borders (Hero Arts), Chalk, Versamark, Rhinestones, Sharpie Markers

Saturday, March 22, 2014


I made this card for the My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge.
Supplies used: Martha Stewart branch punch, Flower and leaf punch (homemade roses), Victoria embossing folder (Provo Craft),  Welcome Baby embossing/die set (Provo Craft)

Friday, March 21, 2014

God is our Refuge

A masculine get-well card for an elderly man in our church.
You can view a feminine get-well card using these same band-aid printables here.

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Hello Friend

My niece and I spent a fun afternoon using this card for inspiration to create a hand-cut spring scene.
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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Easter Basket

I made this little card for the Kraft Journal Challenge of using tags this week.
(Tag pulled out)
 Supplies used: Basket Stamp, Loads of Love Accessories (Stampin' Up), Labels One Nestabilities, Ribbon, Kraft Cardstock, Prismacolor Scholar Pencils, Sharpie Markers, Shredding Scissors 

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Easter Subway Art

An Easter card using the Mojo Monday 337 sketch:
I actually made three cards in this design.
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Card -A-Day -- Easter

Monday, March 17, 2014

Hello Friend

This card is a CASE of one of the Jumbo Dahlia Cards on my Pinterest board.
It fits the Dynamic Duos Color Challenge for this week!
Supplies used: Jumbo Dahlia  (Stampendous), Clear Embossing Powder, Fun Border (Recollections)

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Baked Macaroni & Cheese

Here's a recipe I altered to please my husband's taste.

Baked Macaroni & Cheese
2 cups uncooked macaroni 
1 block (8 oz) extra sharp cheddar cheese
16 oz. cottage cheese
1 cup milk
8 oz. sour cream
2 large eggs
1/8 to 1/4 cup sugar
salt/pepper to taste

Cook macaroni according to package directions
Combine cottage cheese, milk, sour cream, eggs, salt, pepper, and sugar
Mix into drained macaroni
Shred cheddar cheese and add to macaroni
Place in a greased baking dish
Bake @ 350 degrees for 45 minutes

Friday, March 14, 2014

Angled Backgroud

I made this card using the palette from Color Throwdown and the free Scripture from Word Art Wednesday.
I enjoyed trying a new technique called "angled  backgrounds."
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Supplies used: Large Flower and Leaves Slim Punch (EK Success), Pearls, Scripture from Word Art Wednesday
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Thursday, March 13, 2014

A Moment in Time

I made two camera themed cards using the Color Palette from Dynamic Duos.
The camera card were a freebie from Scrapbook Printables - you can find them here.

Supplies used: Camera Freebies, Square punch (to make Polaroid frame), Heart punch, pearls, crinkle ribbon

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Just For You

I made this card for the Color Palette Challenge over at My Favorite Things.
Supplies used: Fence Border Punch (Martha Stewart), Homemade Crinkle Ribbon, Scallop Oval Punch, Brad, Swirls Embossing Folder (Provo Craft), Bunny Template, Sharpie Markers

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Monday, March 10, 2014

Thinking of You

Mojo Monday #336 using this sketch
Supplies used: Embroidery border punch (Martha Stewart), Victoria embossing folder (Provo Craft), Scallop Circle Nestabilities, Buttons, Bakers Twine, Sew Pretty stamp set (Cardmaking and Papercraft)

(If you have a minute -- check out my friend's blog (here and here). She's new to cardmaking and blogging, but I think she did a great job with this sketch.)

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The Kraft Journal Challenge 162 - Use Green
Word Art Wednesday

Friday, March 7, 2014

Joyous Birthday

A teacup birthday card for a surprise 75th birthday party tomorrow!
Inside Sentiment:
Supplies used: Victoria embossing folder (Provo Craft), Blossom Nestabilities, Sharpie markers, Glitter, Embroidery Deep Edge punch (Martha Stewart), Sentiment from Blue Ridge Impressions
A friend of mind gave me a few already-stamped teacups -- I think it's made by Stampendous.

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Thursday, March 6, 2014


Almost as soon as I saw the palette for the color throwdown this week I thought: "Mary Engelbreit!"
I made the above card using one of her paper dolls -- Gracie.
Supplies used: Mary Engelbreit paper doll, Embroidery Deep Edge Punch (Martha Stewart), Labels 10 nestabilities, Hello Stamp
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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Spring Birds

This card reflects one of my favorite seasons -- springtime!
I used the Mojo Monday Sketch and...

...the Kraft Journal's challenge to use birds as inspiration for creating this card.
Sentiment inside:
 Supplies used: Scallop Square nestabilities, Got Flowers, Seam Binding, Honeycomb embossing folder (Darcie), outside ssentiment from Sunny flowers (Stampendous), Inside sentiment from Biblical Impressions, Birds/Eggs stamps, Kraft Cardstock

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Springtime Bunny

A fun kids card made for the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge over at The Sweetest Thing blog.

Supplies used: Betsy Bunny (Rubber Stampede), Script Stamp, Prismacolor Pencils, Ribbon, Embroidery Deep Edge Punch (Martha Stewart)