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.








Thursday, May 18, 2017

Poncho Set for 18" Doll

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This is another set I made recently for my granddaughters. It's a very quick and easy project. I used 2 different patterns I found on Pinterest for the poncho and hat, I just added the scarf.  It's all made out of fleece.

Scarf - 4" x 24"




Sleeping Bag Set for 18" Doll

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My oldest 2 granddaughters, ages 10 and 8 both have American Girl dolls. The youngest is more into them than the older one. I recently made a sleeping bag set for the younger one and will make another one soon. I found the pattern for the sleeping bag on Pinterest, but did the pillow and bag on my own. These are easy and fun to make. 

Pillow Case - 7" x 8" - 1 edge turned under 1/2", folded in 1/2 lengthwise.  
Pillow - made it out of muslin 6" x 7"and stuffed with polyfil

Drawstring bag - 10" x 16"









Doggy Sleep Sack

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One of Rosie's favorite things to do is to burrow in a blanket. Fleece blankets are her favorite. I saw a pattern for a sleep sack on Pinterest. I had not heard of them, so I looked up more patterns until I found one I liked. It was fairly easy to make and she loved it. I need to make her a lighter weight one for summer.