Sunday, March 26, 2023

Hanging with My Farmer Gnomies

I love making gnomes.  This is my latest batch.  After looking at hundreds of different ones on Pinterest, I combined my favorite ones into one.  I’m constantly tweaking the pattern to get the perfect look.

I call these gnomes my farmer series.  I'm not sure if farmers wear top hats, but mine do!

If you are interested, I have these and more listed in my Etsy shop.

Fabric, poly fil stuffing, rice , oven bake clay, plastic shoes, foam rollers, hot glue gun, flowers, buttons, faux fur, buttons, glass stones.

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Saturday, March 25, 2023

Happy Birthday Shark Style

Jaws is one of my favorite movies, and I love shark stamps.  This great set from Avery Elle has so many possibilities.  For this card, I chose to make a birthday card.  Shaker cards are so much fun and I thought it would pair well with these smiling sharks. 

Stamps:  Avery Elle-Hello Chum
Paper:  Echo Park, Bazzill, The Paper Company
Misc:  Copics, Sequins, My Favorite Things Happy Birthday Die Circle, Pop Up Dots, Sequins, Circle Shaker

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Friday, March 24, 2023

Cute But Psycho

Next to Jaws, Psycho is my other favorite movie.  When I saw that Whimsy Stamp set Cute But Psycho set, I knew it was made just for me!  Wishful thinking, but still it's a perfect a set for me.

Stamps:  Whimsy Stamps:  Cute But Psycho
Paper:  The Paper Company, Thte Paper cut
Ink:  Versafine, momento
Misc:  Enamel Dots, Copics Pop Up Dots

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Thursday, March 23, 2023

You Bake the World a Better Place

I love this Karen Lockhart apron stamp.  It is so versatile.  Paper piecing and Copics can change the apron to suit any occasion.  I've been baking a lot lately, trying to perfect my cakepops so they don't look like lumpy balls of chocolate and my cupcakes decorated by a third grader.

Stamps:  Karen Lockhart - Apron,  Open Studio - Life Is What You Bake it
Paper;  Authentique, Bazzill, The Paper Company
Ink:  Momento, Versafine
Misc:  Open Studio Baking Dies, Baker's Twine, Pop Up Dots

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Wednesday, March 22, 2023

You're the Apple of My Eye

Just a simple card.  A little paper piecing and a little Copic coloring.

Paper:  Bazzill
Stamps:  My Favorite Things Love You to the Core
Misc:  Baker's Twine, Diamond glaze, Pop up Dots
Ink:  Versafine, Momento

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Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Seasons Greetings

Here is another card I made for Operation Gratitude.   I love the simple clean and white (even though the picture looks blue).

I also love snow globes.  My Favorite Things Scenic Snow Globe was used for this card.  I kept the colors neutral so it could be used for any winter holiday.

Paper:  Bazzill, Echo Park
Ink:  Versafine
Misc:  Pop Up Dots, Nestabilities 

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Monday, March 20, 2023

Cookie Time

This is a new set I "treated" to myself.  It has lots of stamps and dies all baking themed.  After I made this car, I thought it looked liked a Valentine, but I think it would work all year round.

Stamps:   Honey Bee-You Bake Me Happy
Paper:  My Favorite Things, Bazzill
Misc:  Cookie Sheet Dies, Pop Up Dots, Diamond Glaze, Sequins

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Sunday, March 19, 2023

Hanging with my Easter Gnomie

I've been doing a lot of sewing lately.  I love making gnomes.  Each one is made individually and has it's own personality.  They make great holiday decorations and even better gifts.

Fabric, Yarn, Mini Ribbon Bows, Mini Sneakers, Rice, Polyfil, Oven Baked Clay, Carrott

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Saturday, March 18, 2023

Operation Gratitude

I like to make cards in bulk, just so I have extra.  I also love to give away my handmade creations.  I found this group Operation Gratitude.  They send care packages to our Military and First Responders.  They put the cards into the care packages so that our Service Men and Women and First Responders can send their loved one a handmade card.

One of the parts that I love about making cards for Operation Gratitude is that I can make them for all of the seasons.  I love making Christmas/Winter cards but never have enough time during the holiday season, so this way I can make them all year round.  

Last year sent 96 cards (in two different packages).  My goal this year is to make 200 cards.  

Stamps:  MFT Super Girl
Paper:  Echo Park, Bazzill
Ink:  Versafine, Momento
Misc:  Copics, Pop Up Dots, Enamel Dots

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Friday, March 17, 2023

Baby Shoe Box

I just love baby shoes, they are just so darn cute.  A friend of mine at work is expecting a baby girl so I decided to make her a small gift.

I bought these great shoes at Amazon and made them the focal point of my box.

Each side is decorated with homemade embellishments.  Tiny teddy bears holding crochet hearts.

Paper punch flower vine and lots of layers.

Paper:  Bazzill, American Crafts
Stamps:  Papertrey Ink Baby Button Bits
Ink:  Momento and Versafine
Misc:  Baby Shoes, Heart Border Die, Crochet Hearts, Pop Up Dots, Flower and Leaves Paper Punches, Scor-Pal, Doily Die, White Tulle

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Thursday, March 16, 2023

Teacher Backpacks

I love making teacher cards and I thought this great backpack die from the Spellbinders Die of the Month Club would make a great card.

Stamps:  Papertrey Ink-Teacher's Apple
Paper:  Echo Park, Bazzill
Ink:  Versafine
Misc:  Heart Border Die, Backpack Die

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Wednesday, March 15, 2023

It's Coffee Time

It's always time for coffee, and I need plenty of it!  I've been doing tons of crafting and haven't posted anything and I'm making another resolution attempt!

I've used a lot of my favorite techniques, paper piecing and Copic coloring in making this card.

Stamps:  MFT Grande Sized Love, Cup of Love
Paper: Echo Park
Ink:  Versafine , Momento
Misc:  Copics, Enamel Dots, Pop Up Dots

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Sunday, November 11, 2018

I'm Thankful For You

I made these jars for my Dad and Stepmother.  The church and trees are from the Petite Places line at Papertrey Ink.  I paper punched the pumpkins and the little heart.

I love confetti, sequins, and sprinkles.  I didn't want to go overboard, so I just  put a few into each globe.  Of course, I had to add some candy to each jar.

Stamps:  Papertrey Ink-Fall Friendship Jar Fillers
Ink:  Versafine
Paper:  Echo Park, Bazzill, The Paper Studio
Misc:  Plastic globes, sequins, paper punches, mason jars, Papertrey Ink Petite Places Church & Trees dies, ribbon, Nestabilities, candy

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Saturday, November 10, 2018

All Treats and No Tricks

These are the last of the Halloween treats that I made.  I can't remember if I've ever made these clothespin witch hats before, but I thought they would go great with these little pails that I have in my stash.

I bought these milk bottles at Michaels, I don't know when!  I filled them up with candy and then added a Impression Obsession die cut to the front.  I cut the witch out with viny.  I made a tag with my Cricut and tied it on to the jar with some pretty organza ribbon.

I'm really pleased that I was able to use up some of my supplies that I've been hoarding all of these years!

Paper:  Papertrey Ink, Recollections, The Paper Studio
Misc:  Milk bottles, Copics, ribbon, paper punches, pop up dots, vinyl, Impression Obsession witch die, mini pails, paper shred, candy, clothespins, Nestabilities

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Batty for Chocolate

Who doesn't love chocolate!?  I'm on the keto diet, but I'll admit I cheated a bit during the Halloween festivities.  

I made these bats for my coworkers.  They were very easy to make and it combined two of my favorite crafting techniques, paper punch art and Cricut.

Paper: Bazzill, The Paper Studio
Misc:  Paper punches, white gel pen, Cricut, Hershey Nuggets

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!!  I found this great Tim Holtz Thinlits Frightening Faces set and I knew I absolutely needed it.  Then, Joanne's had their pumpkins on sale 70% off, so of course I had to buy a bunch.

With my trusty glue gun, I decorated hats with a variety of flowers, beaded spiders and some fluffy tulle.  I used to the thinlits to cut the faces out of vinyl  This was great because I could re-arrange the faces to make them look especially spooky.

I think this one is my favorite.

Misc:  Pumpkins, tulle, silk flowers, glue gun, beaded spiders, hats, crochet flowers, vinyl, Sizzix Tim Holtz Thinlits Frightening Faces

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