Sunday, June 28, 2009


Do you ever get stuck picking out paper for a project? I have TONS of paper, but could not find one sheet of something that I liked for this card. So what's a gal to do? I wanted paper that looked like either sunrise or sunset so I decided to make my own. I took a muffin tin and filled the cups with water, I then added a few drops of food coloring to each cup and mixed with a toothpick. I used a medicine dropper to pick up the colored water and then squirt it on a flattened coffee filter. The colors run together a little, but I really am happy with the end result. You can also fold up the coffee filter as if you are going to cut out a snowflake and dip the corners in the muffin cups to get a really cool looking tye-dyed effect. The palm tree is a "Deluxe Cut" die cut and the stamped image is "Hula Anya" from The Greeting Farm website. Hope you are all enjoying your weekend. Thanks for looking!

Saturday, June 20, 2009


My Girl Scout troop decided they wanted to earn a Fashion Design badge at this past Thursday night's meeting. One of the requirements was that they had to make their own pattern for a garment and then construct it using the pattern. First off, let me tell you I do not know the first thing about sewing and can not even thread a sewing machine to save my life. If given a choice between threading a sewing machine and trying to make fire on next season's Survivor...well let's just say stay tuned to the TV to see how that turns out....I don't do fire either but I think I have a better chance with it then the sewing machine. That being said, thank goodness for friends that know how to sew!! My friend Heather came and taught the girls (most of them have never touched a sewing machine before) in one evening how to make pajama bottoms and how to make their own patterns for them. They did AWESOME!!! I was so proud of them.

Here is Caitlin working on her pajamas. This is actually her sewing machine and she has had a few lessons but it has been a good year or more since she has sewn anything. Just look at the concentration on her face.
Here is the finished project. She did a really great job and now wants to make a bunch for family and friends. She has a bunch of Christmas projects that she wants to complete now that she has reconnected with her sewing machine.

Caitlin and Brittany made a quick trip to Joanne's yesterday to buy more material for Caitlin. Caitlin surprised me with this material. Isn't it the cutest? I am now the proud owner of some very comfy and way too cute new pajama bottoms that she made for me yesterday. She also made a pair for her sister, her sister's friend and one of the daycare babies that happened to stand still just long enough for Caitlin to grab her measurements. She is now obsessed and just sew cute!!

Thursday, June 18, 2009


I think I told you all that I had my eye on a certain stamp over at Whimsie Doodles.....well here it is.

Below is a quick Father's Day card and little gift that I made for my Dad and FIL. The little gift is actually a bottle of homemade Apple Bar-b-que Sauce that I whipped up yesterday. The bottle is a 14 oz. ketchup bottle that I emptied out. The recipe below is enough to make one bottle of sauce.


1/2 c. apple jelly
1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce
3 oz. tomato paste
1/4 c. vinegar
2 T. light brown sugar
2 T. water
1 t. hot sauce
1/4 t. salt
1/4 t. ground cloves
Bring all ingredients to a boil and simmer for 20-25 minutes. Cool, cover and refrigerate.

Friday, June 12, 2009


Here are a couple of examples of another Whimsie Doodle digital stamp. This one is called Make a Wish. I did one in colors for a girl and one in colors for a boy.

For the first I used the Tiny Bubbles and the Spots and Dots A2 cuttlebug embossing folder to give my random circles some texture and added some random bling that I found in the $1 spot at Michael's. The pattern paper used for the second example is from the DCWV summer stack from last year. If you haven't checked out the Whimsie Doodles site yet, you really should, she has the most adorable images. I have my eye on the turtle with the bar-b-que apron would be perfect for Father's Day.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


I think I got a little carried away with the stitching on this one. I made this birthday card for my friend Josie who turned 5 Saturday. She loves Hannah Montana and is a ROCK STAR in my book.

The stamp is called Rock Star Anya from the Greeting Farm. I used my Copic markers to color her in. I then hand drew the guitar handle, added stitching for the strings and brads for whatever you call those thingies at the top. The "U" is a chipboard letter and the word "rock" is a rub on.

Thanks for looking...I am off to play some more with my new stamps.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


My oldest daughter Brittany surprised me last week by purchasing 5 new Greeting Farm stamps for me...these are my new favorites! I was so excited to get them that I stamped them all right away and colored them with my new Copics.

Here is a birthday card that I made with one of my new stamps for one of the little boys that I watch. The stamp is called Surfer Ian. I have been on a stitching kick lately so I stitched in some waves. The bottle cap and fish brads I have had for years...I just finally found a use for them.

Sunday, June 7, 2009


How cute is this stamp? It's actually a digital stamp that I found on this blog: She has the most adorable digital stamps on her blog that she also sells on her Etsy store. The stamp I used on this card however is a FREEBIE!!

That's right I said freebie, so hop on over and download it for yourself, while you are there check out her other images they are too cute. I was fortunate enough to win some blog candy that she offered over the weekend and I have two more images coming my way. Yay me!!

I used my new Copics to color in the image. The sentiment is from some random stamp I had in my stash. I should mention that the freebie image comes with the sentiment "this bud's for you".

I have a link to both the blog and the Etsy store on the right of my blog...check it out.