Monday, December 26, 2011

New shots of Little Boy (AKA William)

Here are a couple of shots of Little Boy (new name for William as often happens after you have had new kitties). He is the playful one. The first shot is of him watching a bird feeder on the window. I keep telling him that if he does not jump at them they will come back. He of course does not listen. The second shot is of him watching a bird video that I have. I have to stop it after awhile as he does not just sit and watch it......he lunges at it. Enjoy!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

William carrying toy

Here is William who is now named Little Boy carrying his favorite CHEAP toy....the round plastic thing that are on bottles/jars. This is the part that stays on the jar/bottle after you open it. He LOVES them and I am in the process of trying to get a supply of them as he continually puts them under the refrigerator. Funny boy!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Two Poinsettias

Here are two poinsettias that I made and thought that this time of year you all would be interested in them

1 - Use the Flower Shoppe Cartridge.

2- Cut 2 flowers from page 17 at 2" (sunflower4).

a - Cut one at 1-3/4" (sunflower 4)

3 - Cut center from pointy edges center - Page 17 - (sunflower 1) - cut at 2-1/2"

4 - Cut 5 leaves (Last one on leaf page - cut at 1-1/2".

5 - Embossing the petals.

a - Emboss on line down the center

b- Flip over and roll with large stylus from center line out.

c- Ink Edges

6 - Embossing the leaves.

a - Emboss line down center then off to the edges for veins.

b - Turn over and emboss in area between lines.

c - Ink edges.

7 - Roll center with quilling tool or between fingers and glue. Ink the ends of the spikes.

8 - Glue all together and bend out petals.

Friday, December 2, 2011


This is why I do not get alot done on the computer. Do you believe the way he is lying? He is a piece of work. This is Harry.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Entry for the Happy Birthday Blog

Here is a birthday card that I made and am using it for an entry into a challenge. The flowers are sewn by hand and the cat is a 3 D. I hope you enjoy it.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Computer Kitties

This is how my boys and I are spending the morning on the computer. Notice on the computer screen is "Happy Thanksgiving" (but not from Craft Bob but from us). They wanted to wish all my friends a Happy one. Aren't they cute?

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

3rd and Final Entry for the Paper Playtime Challenge

Here is my last entry for this challenge. Paper Playtime is having a "Say it with Sentiments" challenge. Their site is Why not go over and enter. This card is also hand sewn with a sentiment "Gnome Sweet Gnome". I sewed the gnome and the cart of flowers and then colored it with chalk. The sentiment is printed on a piece of blue paper cut with a scallop punch. Enjoy!

2nd Entry for Paper Playtime Challenge

Here is an entry for the Paper Playtime Challenge Go to their blog and enter some challenge projects. This one is a hand sewn pink cupcake with the saying "happy birthday". I then colored it in with chalks. Fun card.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Entry for Paper Playtime

Here is my entry for the Paper Playtime Challenge. I bought some PSA stamps for the first time and this is my PSA card of Hello Kitty.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Look What My Kittens Found

This morning the boys were fussing at the sliding glass door in my sunroom. I turned on the light and look what I saw. They are the SLOWEST animals going. It took him minutes to move. Living in the country is wonderful.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Thanksgiving Giveaways

I made these Thanksgiving treat bags for all the people at our Thanksgiving dinner at my SIL. I used the acorn from Create a Critter (cut at 6") and the tag from Tags, Boxes, Boxes...... I punched the bottom of the tags and put 2 chunkies from Hersey on a bag and tied them all together with twine. I will have them in a bowl on the counter for people to take home. I showed the back so you could see the candy.

Thanksgiving Hello Kitty

I made this card for a friend of my SIL's who LOVES Hello Kitty. I thought it turned out quite nice. It is on a wobble.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Fall Colors in the East

Here are three pics of some of the beautiful colors on the east coast (Delaware). I love this time of year as the scenery is glorious.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Stitch Gnome Card

Here is a card of a gnome that I stitched. The whole card is hand stitched and then colored in with chalk. The beard and the mustache are colored in with Snow Accents and then heated so it puffed up.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

New Pics of my New Babies

Here are a couple of pics of my new baby boys. Harry has the toy in his mouth and Willy is sitting in my sink in my craftroom. Enjoy!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Cards With Hats

Here are four cards that I made recently. I bought the patterns and have been totally involved in making them. Some are better than others, but I had a great time. I have made four more hats, but have not made them into cards. They are so much fun to make and you can go anywhere from the basic instructions and make your own ideas. Great fun!!!!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

A Card Card

I guess you thought that I studdered but this card is for a cousin who is a card player. It is stitched by hand and I enjoyed making it.

A Windmill Box

First I apologize for not blogging more, but I lost my beloved cat, Flyboy and I have not been up to blogging. I have however rescued two little black brothers who are very active. Here is a box I made which came from the November issue of Cricut. It is on Page 98 and is alot of fun to make.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Paper Strip Pumpkins

Here are a few paper strip pumpkins that I made for my sister-in-laws Thanksgiving Table. I know, I know I am alittle ahead of time, but that is how I roll. The pumpkins are made from strips of paper held together with one brad at the top and one brad at the bottom. There is a piece of floss tied between the top and bottom brads. I just have to figure out how to display them. I am thinking about a tray with alot of paper leaves on it. Any suggestions?

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Red Rose Birthday Card

Here is a card that I embroidered. It is a red rose and I used one of Martha Stewart's corner punches on the corners. I colored in the rose with red chalk and after it was set, I used the sparkle pen over the chalk. I think it gave a nice finish. Some how the top right got bent, so I put a gold peel off sticker saying "Happy Birthday" over it after I saw it in the picture. It totally covered it up.

New Cards from HSN Kit

Here are four cards that I made from a kit I bought from HSN. I bought it primarily because there were Victorian images, and a small bow maker. I think they are really cute.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Welcome to another great challenge at PAPER PLAYTIME! We are so glad you are joining us for our AUGUST STAMPING MONDAY CHALLENGE! Our theme for this challenge is VACATION. The digi stamp that I used is from and I think is really funny.

How to play along: Make a project with the theme of VACATION using a Stamped or Digi Image/Sentiment. Easy Peasy! As Cricut lovers can play too as long there is a STAMPED sentiment on the project. And for all you DIGI Lovers out there – use any Digi image or sentiment on your project.

You can enter as many times as you'd like as long as all your entries are NEW projects and NO backlinks to previous blog posts.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Birthday Card for a Good Friend

Here is a card that I made for a friend of mine. As gas is so high, I bought her a gas card. We are of the same age and this car from the Nifty Fifties is just perfect. We both probably had one of this type of car.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Deer Family

Here are a couple of pics of my latest sighting of deers. This looks to be a young family of the doe, buck and twin fawns. They are so cute and were having a wonderful time in my backyard.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Newsletter Crafting Challenge

Here is my entry for the Newsletter Crafting Challenge put on by Seneca Pond Crafts. Eileen sent out a sheet of images and asked that we make SOMETHING with it. I chose to make a Diorama. I added a few other things and think it came out quite well. Just a note......If you look in the left hand corner of the box, there is a table. On that table is a VERY mini replica of Flyboy, my cat. Of course I had to include him. This was alot of fun.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

2nd Entry for Deanne's Krazy Kards

Here is my second entry for Deanne's Krazy Kard Contest. You can go to vote on which cards you like at:
This entry is entitled "Witches Craft Room". I made it with the Happy Hauntings Cartridge. This cart has many 3D items and that is what I did for the table. I made the witch from Paper Doll Dress Up Cartridge. I think it turned out great. Enjoy!

1sr Entry for Deanne's Krazy Kards

Here is my first entry for Deanne's Krazy Kards contest at:
Above is the URL to go and vote for which cards you like the best. This one is entitled "Friends". I used the Create A Critter cartridge to make this one. I thought how crazy for a mouse to help an elephant. I hope you like it and please go and vote for me. Thanks.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Paper Playtime Challenge

Here is the card that I made for the Paper Playtime Challenge. It was so fun. I used the Nate's ABC cartridge for the water, boots and umbrella. I mounted it on pearl finish paper. I added a bow and some paper beads that I made. They are made from strips of paper rolled around a toothpick and then dipped in Crystal Effects. I think it turned out really nice.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Wedding Shower Card

Here is a card that I made for a friend of mine who is going to a bridal shower. I used Everyday Paper Dolls for the umbrella and then ran it through the Cuttlebug for flower texture. I mounted that onto the card and glued a bow on the handle. I made the roses from the Flower Shoppe Cartridge and added a flourish of pearls. I think it turned out pretty nice.

Bigger and Bigger

Here are the two twin fawns again. They have grown in such a short time. They are still VERY cute. Sorry about the grainy nature of the photo but I had to shoot it through my screen.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Red Hat Birthday Card

Here is a card that I made for a friend of mine who is into red hat stuff. The inside reads "CHAOS" and then "Have a Chaotic Birthday". I think she will appreciate it.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Here is my entry for the Digi Challenge. I did the man in the hammock which is from:
I colored him with markers and punched out a line of birds from Martha Stewart's bird in a line punch. I added gold peel off stickers to the bottom corners. It reminds me of a hot summer day and we have had PLENTY of those this year.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Black Crows

These were surprise visitors. I have never had these at my fountain before. I think it is because it is SO hot here. These are black crows and they are having drinking party at my fountain. Sometimes there are four to six on the fountain at the same time.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Surprise Visitors

I looked out my back window yesterday and look what I saw. A pair of twin fawns. Deer usually have two babies and there they were. We also have a mother who had one fawn. The mother of these two was close by. Aren't they cute?

Sunday, July 17, 2011


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She is giving away a great product. I would LOVE to win it.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Friendship Card

I was embroidering some cards and thought this one was cute. I hope you enjoy it.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Get Well Card

Here is a get well card that I made yesterday. I love the little bug. Enjoy!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Geese on a Log

Here is a picture of my pair of geese and my sister in laws pair of geese sitting on a downed tree in my pond. I love the fact that you can see their reflections in the water. Unfortunately neither one of them had babies. They did have eggs, but something must of got them. We were both sad as the little babies come up to the house for food and they are so cute. Enjoy.

Entry for My Creative Rumblings Red White and Blue Challenge

I have been working with the Hello Kitty cartridge and finally seem to have gotten it. I cut out the car, Hello Kitty, the hat and the fireworks at 3". I found that I had a fireworks sticker and I placed that on the card. Happy Fourth of July to all.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Entry for PKS Challenge blog

Here is my entry for the challenge blog for PKS stamps. My high school time was spend with field hockey, dancing to a jukebox and eating hamburgers.

Monday, June 20, 2011

MyCraft Spot Challenge

Here is my card for the "How Sweet it is" challenge at My Craft Spot. I hand embroidered this card and then used chalks and colored it in. I added a charm of flip flops on the bottom.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

My Card for Pink Stamper Challenge

Here is one of my favorite cards that I make. I have made and either given or sold alot of these. The flowers on each side of the 3D girl are hand stitched. They are alot of fun to make.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Blue Butterfly Card

Here is a card that I just finished. I think it is beautiful and I wanted to share it with everyone. This is a new die that I just bought and I cut two of them out and put pop dots under each one. The mat was also cut with a die and it cuts the opening out. These are great tools and I think they make great cards.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Little Tags That I Made

I have been working on this project for awhile as there are many layers and things to cut out. I used the Cricut for the cuts. I thought I might use them for birthday presents and adornments for gifts and cards. They were fun to make but took along time.

Sticker Cards

Yesterday I made these sticker cards. They are called peel off stickers. I put some of them on paper and then cut them out and some of them were colored in. I think it gives you a great array of different techniques to use.