Monday, July 21, 2014


Good Morning crafters.  Hope everyone had a great weekend and got to enjoy the weather with family and friends and got some quality ME time and some crafting done.
I was able to do some blog hops this weekend.  I did Laurie's blog hop Christmas In July. 200th post  The blog hop will go until the end of the month.  The challenge for this week is BUTTONS.  The challenges also go on all month, so you still have time to check out the hop and the challenges if you get a chance and want to get some LO's done.

Thanks for looking and comments are so appreciated.  Have a good day and go check out the blogs.

Friday, July 18, 2014

My Great-niece

Happy Friday to my fellow crafters and bloggers.  It has been a while since my last blog.  I'm still working on my embossing folder storage.  Last week I got the autoship from HSN on the next set of Anna Griffin folders.  They are so pretty and I can't wait to use them.
The weather here has been spring like to almost fall like.  Yesterday morning we broke the low for July 17th by two degrees.  Very unusual for Western Kentucky.  So I've been spending some quality time outside with my grandson and great-grandson.

They were playing trucks and having a good time.  Colton is on the left and Adrian on the right.
The young lady standing behind them is my youngest granddaughter.  She is Adrian's mom.  She will be 20 tomorrow.

The LO that I made is my great-niece Madison.  She turned a year old on May 26th. This is her Easter /spring pictures.  Has you can see in the pictures that she was trying to figure out how she could get out of the chair with out getting caught.  Wasn't going to happen.

I will post the picture then I will tell you what I used. I'm also going to enter this in the Lasting Memories Lo challenge for this week. If you haven't had a chance to check out there new challenges for the whole month go and check out there blog  They do a month long challenge with each week being different theme and you can take all month top enter.  You can do one or all of the challenges during the month.   I chose this week's challenge  "SKETCH".  There is a sketch that you are suppose to follow.

This is my take on the sketch.

The base page is bazzil cardstock.  The yellow flowers are from Michaels and they were in my stash.
I used a doily that I had also got from M's.  I matted the pictures twice with colors in her dress.


 The fun, smile, happy, laugh is ribbon that I had gotten from someone so I don't know where it was gotten.

The font that I used is from Kate's ABC's. I welded her name in the ccr and used my mini for this.
I cut Madison out using white card stock and the hot pink for underneath and then staggered them to give some depth to her name.  I also popped dotted it.

I used Lace on the side and also some round buttons shaped like flowers and some Bakers Twine in different colors. The flowers at the top and bottom are fabric flowers that I had gotten at a garage sale.  These were perfect for embellishing the ends of the lace.  The journaling tag is  from Stampin-Up tag topper punch.  I like using this and punching both ends.   I will leave the tag blank so my niece can write what she wants here.
Thanks for looking and all comments will be appreciated.   Have a great weekend and will see y'all later