Making Sympathy cards today. My only uncle passed away on Monday. This card was inspired by a card I seen on Pinterest. But, I can't find the card now! It had been a while since I'd did much shading and forgot how much I enjoyed it.
Thanks for looking and hope you've had a blessed day!
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Are you like me...so excited Spring is finally here! After the humdrum of winter, I am ready for Spring and all the beautiful colors it brings to us. Needing a little color in my life, I made these blocks just in time for Spring and Easter. They are made to say Spring on one side, turn them over and you have Easter! Pretty nifty, heh?
How can you make your own? You'll need 6 blocks cut in a way pleasing to use. I used walnut stain to stain the blocks. Then using the Cricut to cut the ovals and rounded corner squares, I inked the edges and Mod Podged them onto the blocks. Added a few Springy and Easter stickers and they are done! Enjoy.
Thanks for stopping by.
at 11:54 AM
This basket has been in my attic close to 6 yrs now. It was placed there not long after my mom's death. It belonged to my mom. We are a family of keepers (that sounds better than hoarders). If we HAD great grandma's false teeth, they'd be displayed proudly on the mantle.
When I asked Don about bringing the basket down I took one look at it and thought, "Worthless." But, I couldn't bring myself to throw it away either. Looking for permission, I called daughter, Beth and said "...remember Grandma Nora's sewing basket?" Beth said, "The one with her name on it." Yes, someone else remembered it, too. I answered yes and asked what she thought about me painting it. She thought it was a great idea.
Now, a few hours later, I smile as I look at the basket that entered our lives in the late '60's and was always very near where my mother sat. It was always piled full of embroidery projects, quilt pieces and crochet thread and needle. The inside liner of the basket has faint coffee stains, where grandchildren anxious to get into their grandma's arms, knocked a cup with "just a swallow" of coffee into it.
After painting it and adding a few touches of my own, the basket sits proudly in my craft room, just where, Nora (aka Mom) would have wanted it. Thanks for sharing a memory with me. ~Donna
at 3:59 PM
While sitting in the house near the warm fire it is easy to forget it is only 32 degrees outdoors. I look out the window and dream of summer and the warm days that come with it. When everything is in bloom and looks new. So, while I'm dreaming about summer and working on this cute little, "Cool Cat" free stamp from Hambo Stamps,
as always, thanks for stopping by!
I am also entering this card into the following challenges:
Hambo Stamps-Anything Goes
iCopic Lover Challenge #70-Animals
2 Sisters Challenge#80-Anything Goes
at 2:14 PM
A thinking of you card for my friend, Angie. She has been on quite a journey being ill. But, is doing better and spreading her wings a little at a time.
For this card I used: Pink cardstock, brown stitched ribbon, Cricut cartridge, Home Accents, red butterfly is Recollections, the clouds are mulberry paper stamped with light blue chalk and everything else was just in my basket of embellishments.
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Entered in the following challenges:
Flutterbywednesday challenge #191
at 4:23 PM
My small craft room (6'x8') needed a new look and more room. I would become so frustrated trying to find things, that I would just stop crafting. We first talked about extending a 6' counter top my husband had put in a few years ago. But, then found it had been discontinued. So, my husband designed and made the work area and cubbies just from pictures and descriptions I gave him of what was important to me. I think, he did a marvelous job and I am so happy with my small space. The pink and teal baskets are from Lowe's. So are the larger stripped containers on the wall shelves. The little bottles above the ribbon rack are thrift store finds. The were small wine bottles, and the labels were wrong. Great find! I made the mouse pad and coaster. The little box beside my pens is a small sewing box made from a M&M box! 2 cropper hopper vertical paper holders hold all the 12 x12 paper. Enjoy your look around and thanks for stopping in my "small" but happy craft room! ~Donna
My small craft room work area works GREAT!. I wasn't sure that I would like the corner design, but I love it. My keyboard and mouse are wireless, so I just move them when I am ready to work. This room also serves as an office. The cubbies are great for keeping everything within arms length and sorted.
I really like how my husband made this small craft room so user friendly. He put the all-in-one printer/scanner on a shelf with drawer rollers. The all-in-one slides easily out when I want to scan or copy something.
Six feet of counter added a lot of space in this small craft room. Allowing room for another person to have a work area without being crowded.
These storage containers, I already had. The printer stand got a facelift when I drapped it and made matching "no sew" curtains. I love the combination of pink and teal.
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