Archive | June, 2009

RAK – Kudos…

30 Jun

I am a little behind on posting this picture. I mention in this blog post (down towards the way bottom of the post.) that I was going to be posing a picture soon and well “soon” is really left open for any type of “time” interpretation like 2 weeks later…right?????…..correct!??!?!? LOL!
Well this is a Thank you to BASEMENT STAMPER for blessing me with this adorable stamped art image. The frame is so going up in my little art corner… I love it! And the little card is totally adorable to. So going to case it I get an extra moment.
Thanks again!
Hope you are having a super fantastic week….
Many blessings to you,
Mary
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Clear Dollar Stamps Guest Designer Challenge

27 Jun

This is the card I made for the Clear Dollar Stamps Guest Designer Challenge. Click HERE to go to their site for the CDS Guest Designer Challege. Now I wish I had some CLS stamp sets…but I do not …and I have a huge wish list… I used the Basic Grey stamp set and paper – Porcelain Collection.

The CDS sketch is totally cool. I decided to use a square shape instead of the circle and for the middle square that is larger, it really is a glassine bag that I turned into a glassine envelope and you see the mini card that goes into the envie.
Thanks for looking and have a great weekend!
Many Blessings!!!
Mary

Deets: Stamps: Basic Grey Porcelain Collection. Ink: Hybrid PTI – New Leaf and Drk Choco. Paper: Basic Grey Porcelain Collection, Drk Choco and Kraft CS. Accessories: Green May Arts Silk Ribbon, Treading Water Punch and Glassine bag.

Baby Bottie Box Tutorial….

26 Jun

Hello!!! I am so excited…to share this box tutorial with you…..I made this box for the crochet booties that my mom and I are making. The picture above is the finished project. Please only use this template for personal use only. If you use this project please give a shout out to where you found it….Many Thanks and Enjoy! (I’d love to see what you do with this template too….)


The measurements for the box:
Top: 5.75″ x 6.25″ and score at 3/4″ all the way around. (A tip…I also like doing a scalloped edge using any edger punch you like, before putting the top together and it looks uber cool. I forgot to do that on this box.)
Bottom: 8″ x 8.5″ and score at 2″ all the way around.

I included this picture above so you can see how I clip the box ends, it make it much easier to put the box together.

This is what the top and bottom of the box looks like when you are finished putting it together.


I use patterned paper to decorate my boxes….and her are the measurement if you’d like to decorate the box like mine.
Sides: Qty 2 – 1.5″ wide x 4″ long, Qty 2 – 1.5″ wide x 3.5″ long
Top of box: 3.75″ x 4.25″

Here is my box all put together and decorated. I used the new yummy October Afternoon – Cherry Hill paper and the fun Scattered Showers stamp set from Paper Trey Ink.
I am showing you the use for this box…see the adorable crocheted mock croc’s that my mom made.
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoy this template….
Many Blessings!
Mary

Gift Trio

25 Jun

One of my friends had a baby girl and I made the onesie and birdy rattle for her. My mom made the mock crock booties….(aren’t the adorable!!???!!!)

I am hopefully going to be able to ship the package out tomorrow to her. I am leaving her nameless just in case she may read this post. (LOL!)

I also made an adorable shoe box for the booties above. I will adding a tutorial today or tomorrow with the measurements. It’s a cute box that can be used for many other things than a shoe box.

I also made this cute card to go with her package.

I use a stamp set from the Kim Hughes Collection at CHF called baby love. I also used some of the new yummy October Afternoon – Cherry Hill paper.
Thank you for stopping by today and many blessings!!!
Mary
Deets on Onesie: Stamps: Scattered Showers – PTI, Ink: Plum Pudding and Black Noir from PTI.
Deets on Card: Stamps: Baby Love – CHF, Ink: Black Noir and Copic Markers, Paper: The yummy Cherry Hill Paper from October Afternoon.

Etsy Update

25 Jun

Hello everyone! I wanted to let you know that I added a few more cards to my Etsy shop. The card above was one of them.
I am loving the new Cosmo Cricket, Early Bird paper….supper yummy! I have also jumped fully onto the card sewing band wagon….and it’s fun! Love the super vintage feel of the cards that the stitching adds.
Thanks for stopping by and I will have a few more fun things to share with you that I’ve been making.
Many Blessings,
Mary
Card Deets: Stamps: Quilt Sampler from Paper Trey Ink, Paper: Kraft CS from PTI, Cosmo Cricket – Early Bird DP, Ink: PTI – Hybrid Drk Choco and Pure Poppy. Accessories: PTI – Aqua Mist buttons, vintage style crochet lace, felt leaves and labels one nestie.

Free Class (enabler alert)

24 Jun

Jessica Sprague is celebrating…and we are all invited to her party! She is offering a FREE PHOTO EDITING CLASS! (Insert and Oh My Goodness face!) Here is all the info and a LINK to how to register. I am excited to learn more on how to use Photo shop and it’s free! Can’t beat that…Have fun!

Baby Shower stuff….

23 Jun

This is my sweet cousin, Sabrina, and her daughter. Aren’t they cute!?!?!? We gave Sabrina the baby shower last Saturday. And I made lots of gifts, prizes and stuff for the shower….and guess what?!?!!????? I forgot to photograph all the items that I made….talk about extremely disappointed in myself!

That means I only have a few things to share with you….=( So, sad…. I’ve even thought about recreated one of each item….but well….I haven’t done that yet and am seriously thinking about it…LOL! This is my sweet cousin, Sabrina, and her daughter. Aren’t they cute!?!?!? We gave Sabrina the baby shower last Saturday. And I made lots of gifts, prizes and stuff for the shower….and guess what?!?!!????? I forgot to photograph all the items that I made….talk about extremely disappointed! That means I only have a few things to share with you….=(

So, sad…. I’ve even thought about recreated one of each item….and….well….I haven’t done that yet and am seriously thinking about it…LOL!

This is one of the many pictures of the shower….you can see all the gifts… We all had lots of fun.

And this is Jennifer, my co-host. Jennifer helped prepare all the yummy food we ate.
I have other projects to share with you….and will be posting again soon.
Thanks for stopping by and many blessings to you!
Mary

Grilln’ the weekend with the kiddo’s….

18 Jun

This past weekend we had beautiful weather…and the boys love to grill out in the summer….so on Saturday that’s what we did. It was lots of fun…and here are a few pictures of the boys.


This is little Samuel….and well he is full of life and adventure. He keeps me on my toes, and he is such a sweet heart. Very thoughtful and kind most of the time……


This is my eldest….Jeremy. He is also full of life and adventure. They are both handsome young men and I am truly blessed!


This is a mug shot of me and little sammy pouting! LOL!! Isn’t he cute, when he isn’t getting his way. LOL!
Thanks for sharing in some family fun!
Now as far as creating goes…I have been super, duper, uber busy making cards, booties, onesie, diaper cakes, invites, cupcakes, frosting, putting together some baby shower games…and that’s where I’ve been. Plus I have been spending gobs of uber time with the boys trying to get it in where I can. I have also been enjoying more and more prayer and bible study time…Loven‘ it too!
I also forgot to mention that Basementstamper sent me an adorable piece of stamped art. I will post a picture very soon…. Thank you Basementstamper….I love it!!!! (It looks like she also has some blog candy too….make sure to check out her blog.)
Thanks for stopping by today and hopefully next week I will have pictures of all the projects that I’ve been working on.
Many Blessings,
Mary

Last Field Trip of the Year

13 Jun

These are some pictures of Samuel’s last field trip as a 2nd grader. He had so much fun and it was very interesting. We took a step back into time to 1917. It was pretty cool learning how school was ran back then. We went to the Ye Old School. (I couldn’t find any other information than what is provided at this link. sorry…)
All I can say is…it was a lot of fun and day Samuel and I can remember for many, many years.
I hope you have a super fantastic weekend, I have some projects to share with you later this weekend.
Many Blessings,
Mary

Sunday Happiness….

7 Jun

Hello all! Hope you are having a super duper fantabulous weekend and I hope you have an uber splenderific Sunday.
This is going to be a short post, we are getting ready for church….but wanted to share this card front with you. Well, it’s a card front and this will go into a photo/brag book.
I just lovey Gina’s butterfly set called……Take Flight. I used some Basic Grey DP and stamped the butterfly with PTI’s, Plum Pudding Hybird ink pad. I aslo used PTI’s, Life stamp set.
Thanks for stopping by today and many blessings,
Mary