Sunday, August 6, 2017

Instantly Organized

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I had been looking for something fun to do to be able to make extra mortgage payments.  I'd looked at several companies and finally decided on Clever Container.  They are a newer company and had great reviews.  Besides, I'm a little OCD when it comes to clutter, so this was a perfect fit for me.  I'm looking forward to helping many to Instantly Organize their lives by removing the clutter from their homes, offices, vehicles and garages.  I received my kit yesterday and am excited to get started.

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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