Monday, August 22, 2016

Just a Note

 
 
Today I have a punch project which I  cased from Jackie Topa.  I didn't achieve a happy smile but didn't want to start over so just kept it.  I used Moroccan  DSP along with Dapper Denim, Cajun Craze, and Delightful Dijon.  My kiddos started back to school today and I am not sure who was more excited, them or me.



 Here is my Dalton boy.  I have pictures of the girls but forgot my camera at home, I took this one with my phone.  I will share the girls pictures tomorrow.  Thanks for stopping by.
 
 

Friday, August 19, 2016

Christmas Pines


For today's card I used the stamp set Christmas Pines and the matching Pretty Pines Thinlet dies.  Aren't  the pine branches pretty.  We have a lot of huge pine trees in our yard as well as Holly bushes and every year at Christmas some of the ladies from our church come and cut some for decorating for our annual Christmas church supper.  I love the pine cones and use them in some of my decorating but can't use the pine branches because some of my kiddos have allergies.  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Hello there, baby bear!


A friend asked me to make her some cards for the twins her niece is expecting soon.  I have seen this little bear made with the fox builder punch all over Pinterest so I decided to give it a try.  Then I remember a retired stamp set that I have hung on to with this cute sentiment which is perfect for this card.  This same sentiment is in the Bear Hugs stamp set which is current but when I stamped them both I liked the retired one best.  And the best part about the babies being twins, she is having a girl and a boy!  So, I had to make a boy version as well.  Thanks for stopping by!




Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Merriest Wishes


This stamp set, Merriest Wishes and coordinating die set, Merry Gift Framelits were intended to make tags but I love that it can also be used for cards.  I also made some tags but haven't got them photographed yet.  Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, August 15, 2016

Home Sweet Home


Today I have another Gingerbread House to share but not a 3-D version.  The Sweet Home stamp set has stamps that make a house but I decided to use the dies instead.  The little gingerbread boy peeping out of the door as well as the peppermint candy  are cut from the Candy Cane Lane DSP.

I got a lot of questions after I posted the house on Saturday mainly about how I constructed the roof so here are a few details and photos.


My card stock measures 3 1/2 x 2 1/8 and scored in the middle of the long side.


I put the top together as designed and put mini Velcro dots on both sides of the box(tip...put your Velcro dots together and stick down and then align roof with box and push on one side at a time).  Make sure to let your Velcro sit for a few hours so that it is stuck good before opening.  Hope this helps, if any further questions you can email me at dls8383@gmail.com



And here is a video I thought you might enjoy.  Thanks for stopping by!



Home Sweet Home


Today I have another Gingerbread House to share but not a 3-D version.  The Sweet Home stamp set has stamps that make a house but I decided to use the dies instead.  The little gingerbread boy peeping out of the door as well as the peppermint candy  are cut from the Candy Cane Lane DSP.

I got a lot of questions after I posted the house on Saturday mainly about how I constructed the roof so here are a few details and photos.

 
My card stock measures 3 1/2 x 2 1/8 and scored in the middle of the long side.


I put the top together as designed and put mini Velcro dots on both sides of the box(tip...put your Velcro dots together and stick down and then align roof with box and push on one side at a time).  Make sure to let your Velcro sit for a few hours so that it is stuck good before opening.  Hope this helps, if any further questions you can email me at dls8383@gmail.com.  Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Sweet Home


Aren't these adorable, this has to be my favorite from the Holiday catalog.  I made a few of these for upcoming craft shows.  I changed the roof design up a little, I made a roof that opens and you don't have to tear the box up to get the treat inside.  I used Velcro dots to hold it on.  Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, August 12, 2016

Christmas Thoughtful Branches


Today I have a CAS Christmas card made with the tree from Thoughtful Branches collection.This is actually a case from the Holiday catalog changed up a little.  I have got all the kids registered for school which has not been easy, they were all on different days plus the fact that my husband has been out of town all week.  I guess I didn't realize how much he helps out with the kiddos especially with Ava and Dalton, I don't like to swim at all so if they are swimming I am sitting under the patio umbrella but still feeling the heat.  When he lets them swim, he actually gets in the water and plays with them.  Today I got Shelby registered....and of course had me a big cry....she is a Senior this year.  I don't know where time has gone, seems like only a few years ago, I was registering her for kindergarten.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

So Grateful For You

 
 
Can you tell that I really love the Thoughtful Branches stamp set, I still have a few more cards made to show you but they may wait since I got my Holiday Catalog preorder yesterday.  I thought the leaves that came with this set were a bit oversized so I used a framelit from another set to make these.  This was really a quick and easy card to make with mostly die cutting.  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Thoughtful Branches Thank You

 
 
Today I have another card made with the stamp set, Thoughtful Branches.  Sorry if you are tired of this stamp set...it is just so pretty and can be for so many occasions.  I love hydrangeas and had a pretty one but my husband cut it down, he hates to mow around my flowers and is always "accidently" cutting things down.  I added Wink of Stella to the top Pink Pirouette layer but it is hard to see in the photograph.  Thanks for stopping by!