Thursday, July 13, 2017

Crocheted Baby Hats

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We were going on vacation and I was looking for a new craft project, so I asked my daughter if the hospital she works at accepts donations of handmade baby hats. Luckily, they do, so I got busy. I tried a couple of different patterns until I found one I liked. They only take about 25-30 minutes to complete. These are all from the same patternexcept for the grey one with the turned up bottom.  I found all of the patterns on Pinterest, including the patterns for the flowers and bow.

Large flower         Small Flower       Bow

The hats with the flowers, I did the edging by ch3, sc in same stitch, repeat all the way around. 
As I continue to make more hats, I'll add pictures to this post.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Dachshund Thank You Card

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I love making cards using Punch Art. My dad and his wife keep my dachshund when I'm gone, so I thought this was appropriate. I found the idea on Pinterest.


Punches - variety
Card Stock - Chocolate Chip, Early Expresso, Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla
Ink - Early Expresso and Cherry Cobbler
Stamp - Family Phrases set

Paper, ink, stamp and most punches are Stampin' Up! 

Monday, July 3, 2017

Lady Bug Bottle Cap Magnets

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This is a quick and easy project to do and fun. How cute are these??   Of course I found the idea on Pinterest.


Bottle Caps 
3/4" (2mm x 19mm) cork circles
3/4" round strong magnets
E6000 adhesive 
Red spray paint (I used Krylon Short Cuts) for the body
Black Permanent Marker 
Moveable eyes (I'm not sure what size these are. I have a bag of miscellaneous eyes) 

Friday, June 16, 2017

Picture Magnet Fun

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This was a fun little project. I used the Photo Grid app to create collage photos and had them printed at my local Walgreens. I laminated them, cut them apart and glued 3/4" thick magnets to the back. I did several for myself and a few family members. You can do this with a variety of ideas. I did fun ones, family pictures and recipes. They would make nice stocking stuffers, teacher gifts or just because surprises. 

I used the Bitmoji app to create these images. I used a square scollop punch to punch the background from heavy card stock. 

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Engagement Photo Shoot

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My dad was a professional photographer on the side when I was growing up, so I asked him if he'd be interested in taking our engagement photos. We did them outside at his house. His wife took some as well. Here are a few of our favorites. I did the embellishments on the app Photogrid. Our wedding date is set for April 28, 2018. Our theme will be Denim and Diamonds.

Birthday Card for Mom

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My fiancé's mom's birthday last week. We were meeting his family for dinner last evening and he mentioned we needed to stop and get her a card, so I made this one before we left.

Stampin' Up! 
Papers: Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum
Stamp Sets: Family Reunion and Sassy Salutations 

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Friday, May 19, 2017

Landscaping Project # 1

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Last year I did a big remodel on the outside of the house along with gutting and redoing the bathroom and new flooring in the kitchen. This year's main project is landscaping. I'm really pleased with the results.