Wednesday, August 24, 2016

what they said

Hello!  It's a rainy morning here.  I woke up last night because of lightning and thunder.  I don't know if I've even seen so much lightning as I have these past few months.  I'm just happy my youngest one didn't wake up and crawl into our bed.  He actually slept right through all the thunder. 

I've had this stamp set by Mama Elephant called Three Amigos for a while now.  I even had these 3 critters all colored on my desk for a while too.  They finally made it onto a card!  I kept the background simple with some distress ink blending.

I like the fun sentiments that come with this set too, especially the "what they said."

Here's another view of the 3 amigos.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I'll have more cards to share soon.


Monday, August 22, 2016

amigurumi polar bear

Hello!  Monday again!  I was worried about back to school traffic because more schools started today but it wasn't so bad.  It's actually Thursday I'm worried about because that's when my daughter starts and her school definitely adds to the traffic.

Today I have a super cute project to share.  I love this pattern I found HERE.  It is also from the same blog as the star pattern.

See the little white polar bear?  So adorable!  He is hanging out with the star and my new crochet hook and bent needle.  I love that bent needle too.  Such an amazing tool to help with sewing up loose ends and attaching those tiny ears and parts.

Here is a better view.  I used safety eyes again.  And glued felt pieces for his ears and nose.  Usually he is sitting on my desk but I think my boys have taken him.  They love him too.  He is probably sitting in their room somewhere.

Hope you are enjoying the day!  Thanks so much for stopping by!


Saturday, August 20, 2016

amigurumi star

Hello again!  While I was on my crocheting binge, I came across this super cute blog HERE.  So many cute projects!  I decided to try the star pattern HERE.

I used safety eyes instead of beads and made the mouth a bit larger.  I think it turned out cute.  I just would like to make more!  I don't know how people can crochet so many items.  It definitely takes a lot of time for me.  I think this would look so cute on a keychain.

This is a short post today.  I'll be back later with another crochet project.  Thanks so much for stopping by!


Thursday, August 18, 2016

amigurumi cupcake

Hello!  I have been crocheting a lot this summer.  I've made a few scarves, a wrap and some amigurumi.  But crocheting hurts my hand because I think I hold the yarn kind of tightly with my left hand especially when I make amigurumi.  I'm trying to not make the gaps between the stitches so big.  So recently I bought myself a Clover hook and that is so much better!  My hands don't hurt as much and I can crochet a lot longer.  Just need to buy them in all the different sizes but each one is a bit pricey. 

Anyway, saw this super cute cupcake HERE.  She made them into pincushions and they all look adorable with their little faces.  I had to make one of these!

Here is my version.  I placed poly pellets in the bottom of the cupcake so it could be more like a paper weight. 

I added a small pom pom that I made and added clear seed beads on the top of the pink "frosting."  I added a tag too because we decided to give this cupcake to my son's teacher on the first day of school.

I'm hoping I can make more of these cause they are just so cute!

I'll be back to share some other cute crochet projects.  Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, August 16, 2016

NEW confetti!!!

Hello!  Just stopping by to share the latest shipment of confetti I just listed in my Etsy shop.  Please check them out if you're interested.  I love to mix and match my confetti when making shaker cards or tags.  All the confetti in this post are thin cut confetti. 

These are iridescent hexagons.  It's a new shape to my shop.  Thought I would try something a little different plus I think they would be great for winter and Christmas shakers.

Next we have these super pretty gold hearts!  Mostly I have a specific project in mind with these but I'm not even close to making it yet.  I guess most crafters are like that, having a million ideas in their mind.

These are gold circles.  Love all these gold colored confetti.

Then here is a white version.  Also great for those winter scenes.

These are tiny 2mm iridescent round confetti.  I love these too!

Next up is a new snowflake shape that I got in different colors.  These all measure slightly larger (6mm) than the snowflakes already listed in my shop.  But I love this new shape!

Here it is in teal/turquoise.  I can't quite distinguish between teal and turquoise but isn't this color lovely??

Then a pretty gold version.

A silver version.

And lastly, a white version.  I love all the snowflakes and can't wait to make some Christmas cards/tags with them.

Thanks so much for stopping by!




Monday, August 15, 2016

I need to catch up!

Hello!  I've been neglecting my blog!  And I don't want to do that since we've put a lot of work into posting these past years.  But just some days don't have much energy to take photos and then blog.  This is my catch up post.  Sharing some cards I've made this summer which isn't a lot because summer seemed to be a busy time with the kiddies.

I made a few pet sympathy cards using Taylored Expressions Care & Comfort.



Just used a very simple design since I like keeping sympathy cards minimal.

I love Lawn Fawn's punny sentiments!  So I got this one called Stinkin' Cute.  I paired it with the tree stump from the Mom & Me set.  I have some other punny ones that I haven't even inked up and colored yet.  I have to get going on making more cards!

Here is another Lawn Fawn one.  I've had this stamp set, Life is Good, for so long and didn't use it until this past month or so.  He's such a cute crab!

This is the last card I've made recently using Birdie Brown's Beary Special Birthday stamp set and that really neat birthday die.  I sponged on some balloons using MFT's balloon stencil too.  This stamp set is so adorable.

I've also got some really pretty confetti recently.  Some I've listed just today.  I have some new snowflakes I'll be listing soon too in my shop.  I hope to share some photos of them tomorrow.  I also want to share some of the things I've been crocheting!  I want to add some of those to the shop too.

Thank you for stopping by and sticking around for this post.




Friday, July 1, 2016

rainbow fairy wings

Hello!  Today is a seriously windy day here.  Amazing how the weather changes so much day to day even in the summer.

I used a favorite TGF stamp of mine, Fairy Queen Anya for this card.  I think initially you had to refer someone who bought stamps to get this stamp!  So happy that TGF decided to release it as well.  I blended some clouds in the background before fussy cutting and gluing the image on.  I used the same sentiment from my previous post since it fit so well here too. 

I wanted to color her wings in rainbow colors and added some Stickles glitter glue to the wings and her crown.  I also glued some purple flower confetti onto the card.  I initially thought the confetti would be too small to glue but actually totally manageable.  And I didn't get extra glue all over the card so that was a plus.

Enjoy your summer days!  Thanks for stopping by!