Saturday, April 25, 2015

Paper Piecing - new for me

I tried something new!  I know it's not new for everyone else but it is for me.  I've never really done any paper piecing before and was given the challenge in a card I tried.  I can't say I'm 100% thrilled about the results but for the first time I don't think it turned out so bad.  I'm not sure I will put this technique into my usual routine....I'm so basic and all....but it was fun to try something new.  What do you think?


Cross your fingers for me too...I used this card to enter a contest to win a MISTI!  Oh how I would love to have one.....sure hope they pick me! 

As usual, I want to give you a little encouragement today.....

Thanks for stopping by today!  God bless you!!!!

Friday, April 17, 2015

April Showers....

It's been raining. A lot.  Last weekend we were in the southern part of the state and even saw that the Ohio River was high and over its' banks in some spots.  This week over at Splitcoast Stampers in the RAK Weekly Challenge the theme is April Showers so I made this little card to inspire the group.  (I sure hope it does!).  The image is Bugaboo - I just love this little chick - and is colored with colored pencils.

I always like to share something to encourage you:

Enjoy your day and thank you so much for spending a few moments with me.  God bless you!!!!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Western Birthday

I never have enough Birthday cards.  There.  I said it.  Sad isn't it....I'm a card maker and I run out of cards!  Honestly the last few Birthday cards I sent....I bought.  They say confession is good for the soul so there is my confession.  LOL!!  But I was able to make a Birthday card out of the same kit from the other day.  It's a western theme card so it's perfect for a masculine Birthday.  Now to just go through the calendar and see who it's going to....

I haven't entered a challenge in quite some time so I decided to enter this card into the following challenges:
Need a little encouragement today?  Here you go:

Thank you for stopping by today.  God bless you!!!!  Come back again real soon.  :)

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Howdy Friends....

A couple weeks ago I was able to spend some time in the craft room.  I'm hoping to be there again this Saturday.  It's supposed to rain so it's a good time to play.  This card was made using a kit I received from a group on Splitcoast Stampers.  I'm sad cause my time with that group is coming to an end...but sometimes life just gets too busy and you have to admit you can't keep up.  The photo's not that great - the colors are a darker and muted...I really like them.  The picture doesn't do it justice....


In the next day or so I'll post the other card I made using the same kit.... But until then - here's something to encourage you:

Thanks for stopping by today.  God bless you!!

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Went back to another craft....

Where have I been?  I've been so has been nuts lately.  But now Easter is over and it's starting to get back to normal.  After this week all the activity will slow down and really be back to normal...and I have to tell you - I CAN'T WAIT!  LOL!!  I guess I do like a quiet, boring life. 

One thing I have found is a renewed love for an old forgotten craft.  Years ago I used to cross stitch.  I was never very good at it but did enjoy it.  A few weeks ago our "Strings and Things" group at church had a cross stitch class.  My friend was teaching so I went and realized I missed doing cross stitch.  She had these little beginner kits to teach the ladies....of course I had to do a kitty since I'm such a cat person.  I'm sending this little kitty to an elderly woman I write every week.  She's so sweet and I think she'll like it.

I finished it off with a purple bow tied at the top.  I'll mail it next weekend.  Today I went to Hobby Lobby and bought my next project and am excited to get started.

I also made a few cards today...but those I'll share in the coming days..... In the meantime - a little something to encourage you:

God bless you today and thank you so much for stopping by today!