Thursday, June 26, 2014

Love lives here

Morning all and thanks for stopping. Quick post as I am headed for your blogs and then a dinner with friends to celebrate her birthday. The card is for her. Her and her hubby rescues Macaws. They have 4 now and love their birds. When the Sil store offered this from Quietfire, I immediately thought of her. Looks a little plain as her birds are bright colors but I still like it.

Have a Wonderful and Happy day!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014


Morning all. Hope your day is starting off perfect!

I did this card this morning. Another creative blogger had blogged a version of this and I remembered I had the Silhouette file. I love how this turned out and hope you do too. I stamped Believe instead of using the Thanks cutout that came with the file. I used glossy accents to outline the word and then the top of the flower.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful and blessed day! 

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Joy Stampin up

Morning all and thank you for stopping. Today I have a card I bought from the Silhouette store. It was suppose to have a photo in the center but instead I used a stampin up image I had purchased and never used. I then added my beloved "Stickles" to add the snow effect. I used double sided adhesive paper to cut the snowflake and used blue glitter. I then added Glossy accents to the tab and Joy cutouts.

Have a marvelous day! Hubby taking me out for steak for our 19th anniversary tonight so I have to get the housework done.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Christmas tree

Morning all. Thanks to everyone for stopping. A little rant and then on to better days.

As many of you know I started a journey of non smoking about 95 days ago. I also quit a very good job to take care of my Mother-in-law when she had her stroke. That was 4 years ago. The reason I have not updated in a few days is the fact that she lives in our house and told me that I needed to leave and that her family came before me...other words, I am not considered family by her. (Not the first time that she has intentionally hurt me). This all because my sister-in-law decided to work instead of being here with my dogs while I took her mom to the doctor and then lied to me about it. She volunteered and said it was her week to work that day. They seem to think that my non smoking is the problem! With that being said, I did not give in and start smoking again. I actually think that it made me stronger on quitting. My hubby is not happy with his mom at all right now. I talked him down and not to make her leave because it is the only mother he has and no matter what he would regret it when she passes. I am a big girl and can handle this.

On a high note, tomorrow is my 19th wedding anniversary. He is my soul mate. We actually really finish each others sentences and think so much alike that it is scary. I love him with all of my heart. We are going to our favorite Italian restaurant and enjoy a night of just us. We have very few of those.

I played with a starter kit from Silhouette for the double sided adhesive. I cute the tree out and used the green flocking on it. I think I have a new like! I then printed the sentiment and cut it out. I applied it to the embossed topper with pop up dots.

Now I get to have fun and catch up on all your blogs to see the wonderful things I have missed. Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Joyful Day

Morning all! We caught some storms last night. No damage around us but north has a lot of trees down and power outs.

I did this card a while back but never got to show it. It was for a friends birthday. With the weather comes the sinus problems so short post. 

94 days without smoking. Yay me!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Just for you

Morning all. Thank you for stopping. Quick post and then off to visit other blogs. Hope all is well.

My brother's next appointment is not until August so they think they got all of the "C" word. That was good news for all of us. Hopefully no chemo or radiation.

Here is my card. I cut the topper with my Cameo and quilled the flower and leaves. I stamped the sentiment from one of the few stamp sets I own. As you can tell by now, simple is my favorite type of card.

Monday, June 16, 2014

flower card.

Morning all. Yucky rainy day here today so a day cleaning my craft room. I made this card yesterday but not sure if I am happy with it. I have not put a sentiment on the inside yet and thought I would say that for the occasion. I cut it out with my Cameo and then use glossy accents on the flower to stiffen it.

Scallop tag closure a2 card by Jamie Lane Designs Silhouette: Design ID #61341

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.

Friday, June 13, 2014

More Recipes

Thank you to everyone who has stopped and left such wonderful comments on my creations. You are all so sweet. The 14th starts my 89th day without smoking! It has been a long journey but I think I have it whipped now.

I scrapped 2 of my recipes yesterday that I thought I would share with you. I used my Silhouette for the cutout shapes and pieced them together for the farmers I purchased from Silhouette on the Ranch Dressing.

I used a few screen shots of files I purchased for the Meatloaf page.

Have a wonderful Day

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Happy Birthday

Morning all. Busy day with MIL today. She wants to go to a local historic museum to donate a "Pasturizer" that she used on the farm. Then a local 2nd hand store to buy old blankets for our dogs and then to another store to buy bedding for her bed. At 87 years old she is going to wear me out!

Here is my card to show from yesterday. I used my Silhouette to print out the design and cut the card. I then decided to color it but did not like my results so I pulled my "Stickles" out and used them. I added some gems and I was satisfied. The sparkle made me smile.

Thanks in advance for stopping. Hope you have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Gate with flowers

Good day all. Really rainy day here and gloomy. I decided to play with my silhouette with this card. Not sure about it as it looks like it needs something other than the sentiment (that I will stamp with the one I want at the time of giving) on the right.  Any thoughts appreciated!

I printed the fence on white cardstock and then colored with bic markers for the wood look. I added the quilled flowers and leaves. I then added the butterfly.  Thanks for stopping!

Monday, June 9, 2014

Coral flowers

Morning all. Waiting on the dumpster to be delivered so I can clean out the building so I thought I would post the card I finished this morning.

I used a black embossed piece of cardstock, cut the flowers from green cardstock with my silhouette and added the quilled flowers that I did last night while watching tv.

Have a wonderful day and THANKS for stopping by.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Busy busy busy

Quick post. I have been working outside for the last 3 days and have been so tired that I just drop when I come in. It is suppose to rain today so maybe I can get rested up. We got our yard landscaped where we had the pool and deck. Then we have a huge building that we used for our woodshop that was flooded so we finally got in it to start cleaning it out and getting it ready to put our woodworking equipment back in. A busy week ahead as long as the weather holds out.
Here is a Christmas card I finished. Pretty simple card.

Have a great day all. I am off to enjoy your wonderful creations and blog hop.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Cased cards

Thanks for stopping this morning. I found a card at (http://papervernissage.blogspot.com/2008/04/simple-birthday.html)  a while back and finally decided to case it. I used a background from google and used my paper crimper and added the quilled flowers and cut butterflies.

Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

You make me Smile

Hope all is having a great day so far. I got up to no internet again. I am beginning to think my modem is trying to act up. I will have to do some major troubleshooting later. Right now, I wanted to get this posted and then check out all the beauties today for some inspiration since it is raining again. 

I don't have anywhere to buy the sparkle medium in the US. Anyone know of a place let me know. I made my own somewhat with this one. I used white glue and ultra fine glitter and mixed to consistency to stencil. I had the stencil that someone game me so I thought I would use it. Turned out pretty good. I was playing and was not sure I could pull it off so I used a plain white card blank. I stamped the "you make me smile" after and added the gems. 

Thanks for stopping and have a wonderful day.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Cutout Topper

Morning all. I made the topper from the Silhouette file: leaf and flower a2 cut out card. I then added the quilled flowers with gem centers and the butterfly from my stash. It is storming here with very high winds so my internet is going in and out. I will eventually make my rounds today.

Have a wonderful day and THANKS for the visit!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Circle cards

Morning to all. Yesterday was a relly gloomy day so I spent the day inside making these. I found the pattern at http://aspoonfullofsugarcrafts.blogspot.com/p/free-silhouette-files.html. There are a few free silhouette cut files there including Winter Village (Church, house, house2 and school). Those may me my winter plays.

I used the  Geometric Circles Card and played with different colors and ways to use it. The hardest was when I decided to use the negative part on a card...Tried my patience!

Brilliant idea of using the waste...

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, June 2, 2014


Quick post this morning as my sinus problems are back full force this morning. This is a card I made for a dear friend. I used decoupage, teabag folding and quilling on this one. Hope you enjoy.

Thanks for stopping.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Bird Lady

Good morning everyone. For those of you that do not know me, my son lives in Savannah Georgia. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil is my favorite movie and I am pretty sure it is because I feel closer than the 13 hour drive to my son while watching the movie. Savannah is a beautiful city and so full of history that I can never get enough of it while I am visiting.

My project yesterday was to paint the "Bird Girl" that my hubby bought me a while back. We went to see the original statue but it had been relocated because people was chipping pieces off for souvenirs and the museum was closed at the time of our visit. This is a link to learn more about the movie. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119668/

Now we have to build the platform to place it in a corner behind my butterfly bush and get 2 artificial birds for the nest and she is ready for our front yard.

Have a safe day and thanks for the visit.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Gift bag

Morning all. Thanks for visiting! I have had a couple of really rough days on my quit smoking journey but I successfully made it through without giving in. Today is 75 days! It seems like everything I touched went badly. I wasted a lot of vinyl making these because I kept forgetting to mirror the images and cut them before I thought. At least with the bag I did not have to worry too much.
Then my sister-in-law (who helps with my mother-in-law) developed shingles. If you don't know what these are, it is a by product of the chicken pox that hides and lays dormant until you get older and then reappears as a painful skin rash. Mom is 87 and never had the chicken pox so she is the only one who is contagious!
I did manage to get a couple of gifts made. I used heat transfer vinyl and my Silhouette to do these. All the images are Silhouette files.

Grocery bag for a lady who is always very kind to Mom when she is grocery shopping.

An apron for my sister-in-law's birthday. She puts up with a LOT from my brother...lol

Thanks for stopping and listening to my rant! Hopefully I can catch up on your blogs today!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Silhouette box

Morning all. Hope you are having a great day so far. I am showing a box I made using my Silhouette to hold some diecuts for a friend. I added a ribbon around the lower part to hold it shut. Silhouette pattern: Design ID #60019. Tutorial from designer: http://jamielanedesigns.blogspot.com/2014/05/square-gift-boxes.html

This is part of my deck that we have down so far. It was 28' x 44'. The remaining deck we still have to dismantle is 12' x 32'. 

And this is what I made to be able to keep a part of the deck. Still have to repaint.

Thanks for the visit.

Monday, May 26, 2014

April Showers

Morning all. Quick post before I play catchup. Here is my show for the day. The image is from http://sliekje.blogspot.com/. Love these images and they are all free. I embossed the umbrella and raindrops. I added the quilled flowers and leaves.

Have a great day.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Sunflower card

Morning all. It is suppose to be a great beautiful day here so this is another quick post as I have a deck to tear down and a bench to build using the reclaimed wood from the deck. LOL...It will not happen in one day!

I used my silhouette to cut the lattice layer and then added it to a red glitter card blank. I decided to keep it simple with the sunflowers and a sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by and for you wonderful comments on my other projects. Have a safe day!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Sunflower Just a note

Hello crafting friends. Yesterday was a tough day for me. My migraine would not go away. Finally I was able to knock this card out last night. 
I used a 5" card blank. I had the printed paper left from another project. I found the ribbon at Target for $1, I had the flower background cut from another previous card and I used a quilled sunflower for the center, and used button brads for the sentiment. Hope you enjoy it.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Tablet Cover

Good morning to all. This is my 64th day of not smoking! Yea me. Thank you to all for the wonderful and supportive comments during my struggle with this addiction.
Today I have a project I worked on yesterday. I needed a cover for my tablet I use for my recipes while cooking. I have a bunch of 11 x 14 picture matting pieces that I purchased 24 for $2.00 at Hobby Lobby. All you fellow crafters will see my point of "I will use those for something!". This was a good project for that. I cute using a craft knife to size to fit my tablet. I cut a piece of fabric to cover the front. 

I used my crop tool to add the eyelets to run the elastic through. I added a closer flap in between the layers of tablet holder. I used 3 in 1 glue to assemble the pieces. I did add a 1/2" piece to the center and used elastic to be able to secure a stylus if I needed to.

Not sure how I am going to dress it up yet but I have a big piece of space on the inside and of course the outside.

Hope you all have a beautiful day.

Thought I would enter some challenges today:

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Teabag and Quilling Birthday

Morning all. What a culture shock. The whole time we were gone the coldest was around 60 degrees. The highs were in the 90's. It was 32 this morning with frost! I want to move SOUTH! lol

Here is my show for today. I made this for a friend and was the stem was still a little wet but I wanted to show.
I used squares and folded to make the medallion. I then punched the edges. I quilled the flowers and used some purchased leaves I had laying around. I punched the border and added the white ribbon.

Have a bless and Happy Sunday.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Quilled earrings

Morning all. Quick post as I have a lot of unpacking to do and then I can cruise your blogs. These are some of the earrings I took with me on my trip. They are all quilled.
Have a safe and happy Friday!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Ready to be home

My son did not get his card from me and I could have hand delivered it. I mailed it in March. Another friend out of the states still has not received a package I sent her. Unfortunately, I did not get a tracking number on that shipment so I have no clue who got her card and special surprise. Now I know why!!! The mail carrier actually was in Pittsburgh but I am sure ours here are just as bad. I have found min in the ditch before. I never have my bills delivered to my home address. This mail carrier actually through it in a trash can.

This is the card I made for Kate that she never received. So sorry Kate. I am going to make a new one and try it again!

Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014


Happy Tuesday Everyone! It is a happy day for me. My brother had his surgery yesterday and the doctor was very optimistic that he got all the cancer. Still have to wait for the pathology results but it was still good to see his doctor being positive.

I got to spend 2 days with my son and his beautiful family. My hubby helped him built a L shaped bench for their breakfast nook as a Mother's day present for my daughter-in-law. Great visit and I miss them already!

Today is my 57th day of not smoking even with all the craziness this week. I am actually proud of myself for not slipping. Really did not even want to. Thanks to everyone for your support during this journey.

Here is a card I made and truly love because of the word "Believe".

Thanks for visiting and Have a safe day. 

Wednesday, May 7, 2014


Good morning all! So glad you could stop. My posts will be a little off this week as we are leaving for our trip tonight. I was like a kid the night before Christmas and could not sleep last night. Gonna be a LONG day!

Here is a card I made for a wedding. I used an image from Creative mind of Sylvie that I have had since 2011. Love this image for wedding cards.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

favor box

Good Morning! Hope you are having a wonderful day so far. Headed out to service my car and last minute shopping.
I made this for my sister-in-law who helps with mom. She is also taking care of my Siberian while we are gone. It is a note holder favor box that I added quilled items to the front.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Hello Quilled flower

UGHHH..My internet was down on and off all weekend. Too windy to work outside so I sit with my quilling and replenished my stash. I made this one up along the way. Hope you all had a great weekend.

I am leaving Wednesday to see my family on a 9 day trip. First my older brother, then my wonderful son and his family, then my younger brother (for his surgery) and then believe it or not, an ex sister-in-law whom I love dearly. She is still my family. Here is the funny thing, I am packed! I just cannot wait.

My 49th day of NO SMOKING! yeah!

Have a wonderful day.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Birthday shadow box card

Morning all. My 47th day of no smoking! I think I almost have it kicked.

Today I am showing a shadow box card I did for a dear friend who loves the quilled flowers. Hope you enjoy it.

Friday, May 2, 2014

More Recipe cards

Good evening. My internet has been out since 3am and I did not realize how much I depend on it! I know I reached for my laptop a dozen times knowing it was still off! It just came back up so I am playing major catch up.

Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers yesterday for Mom. She came through with flying colors and this pacemaker should last 10 years.

Here is my recipes I scrapped. I have 4 total now. I think I am hooked!

 I used Silhouette to cut out most of this one. I used glossy accents on the butterflies. I painted the hills as it still looked plain to me.
This one is on shiny card stock. Kinda plain but love the pigs.

Have a wonderful evening.