Friday, February 1, 2013

Baby Thanks

I made these cards for a good friend who is having a baby soon. I thought she might appreciate having some thank yous for the multitude of gifts which will be coming soon. I'm going to make them in 2 styles, this one is the first. I used some washi tape and some old warhorse stamps from deep inside my collection :)  I'm also entering this in Simon Says Stamps Anything Goes challenge. Thanks for coming by!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Yarn For Sale

Hi Friends,

I'm de-stashing my yarn collection. If that's your thing, I'd appreciate if you took a look here:


Monday, January 28, 2013

Stuff I did when I wasn't here

The title is borrowed from the Bloggess, who is totally NSFW and totally outrageously fun.

Anyway, I had a crazy weekend. We went ice skating on Friday. Our son has been loving ice skating, so he and my husband go every Friday. This week I tagged along and clapped and waved (I'm 6 months pregnant and not doing anything requiring coordination to avoid falling on hard surfaces).

Saturday we had friends and family over just because. We had 5 adults and 4 kids under the age of 5. It was blessed pandemonium, just the way we like it. And then I went bananas and cut an old t-shirt up into fabric yarn, and knitted it into washcloths. Because I could, I guess. I blame the pregnancy hormones and Pinterest.

I followed that up tonight by chopping up a sweater I had gotten at Goodwill for $5 that was, ahem, too snug and too short and made a cardigan.

Ta da!

The washcloths are 3 different sizes in a deep eggplant color. Love, love. Both ideas are courtesy of Pinterest. I think I've now made about a half dozen of the 729 things I have pinned.

I am home with my son on Mondays, and we also made curtains for his room today. I'll put up pictures soon, maybe. He's presently sleeping in the room where the curtains are, so it might be a little counterproductive to bedtime to take photos :)  My sewing machine is getting a workout, which is only fair given its dormant state of the last 5 years.

I'm hoping to get some cards and soap made this week too. We'll see. It's been bananas around here. Mmm, bananas.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Black Backgrounds

I am playing along with the Papertrey Ink blog hop. The challenge this month is to use a black background. I love the effect you can get from a black background. I thought this embossing powder would be a good complement to it. The flowers here are Beautiful Blooms II which I've been using all week. It's such a  lovely set.

Lesson learned: Grey does not photograph very well, at least when done by an amateur like me. Sorry about that. The sentiment is Hero Arts and comes in a great set of friendship sentiments that I don't use nearly enough. The design is from Retro Sketches which in accidentally rotated, sort of. Thanks for coming by!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Washi Peacock

I got this delightful Smash washi tape from Target. My local Target has a big line of Smash stuff, which is pretty irresistible. I'm also playing with a favorite old stamp from Hero Arts in the A Blog Named Hero challenge to use "golden oldies". The gems are all different colors. I'm also playing with the Simon Says Stamp challenge to use washi tape. Thanks for visiting.

Monday, January 21, 2013


Another day using the lovely Beautiful Blooms II set from Papertrey Ink. This time I am playing along with CAS-ual Fridays' challenge to make a card that is 3x6in. I used the ColourQ color palette. Are you playing along? Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, January 20, 2013


I was inspired by the Paper Trey Ink Make it Monday challenge video. Dawn gave several suggestions for how to give or send cards with oversized embellishments, including ideas for getting them through the mail. I needed a card for my grandma, so I went that route. I am using a new-to-me set, Beautiful Blooms II, which I hope you won't get sick of, as I'm using it for the next couple of days of cards. I simply stamped the envelope. I didn't address it first, but I'm sure you can imagine what it would look like with addresses :) The embellishment is from Prima and has a pearl in the middle.

This sketch comes from Paper Smooches, as does the sentiment. I love PS sentiments. And the colors come from the Play Date Cafe. Thank you for visiting!