Monday, November 25, 2013

Knitting and Crocheting Fun!

So I've been having a blast knitting and crocheting these past couple weeks!  My niece had a little girl and that got me in to the mood to knit booties and a hat and then a blanket.  Because my great niece was born premature, I had to knit really tiny booties and a hat!

Here are the tiny booties!  The foot part of them are as big as my thumb!!  She was born at 2.2 lbs and is now 3.9 lbs after a month and a bit!

This is the hat and boots together.  I hope that they will fit!  I've also thought to make a bit bigger booties!  I didn't want her to outgrow these too quickly, so I made these next ones with some really fuzzy yarn!!

These ones were made with the same size of needles and the same pattern and stitches ... but what a difference the type of yarn makes!  These are ones she can grow in to and stay with her for a few months!  Or maybe a year!

So then I got to making a blanket for her!  Making blankets has always been my thing to do sort of.  I tried to make each of my nephews and my niece a blanket.  I'm a few behind but I will get them all done!  Christmas comes around every year right!

I absolutely love the stitching on this blanket!  Believe it or not, it is the most elaborate I've ever done!  I was so proud of it!!

Here is another shot of it!  I really wanted to put a different colour as the border, but I'm not that good yet!!

So all this led me to start making hats!  I decided that all the younger boys were getting character hats for Christmas!  I started with a really fun one!!  My one nephew loves Angry Birds, so I made him this awesome hat!

I'm still debating if I want to put ear flaps on it or not!!  I've put ear flaps on the next hat, a tiger, but I don't have it completed yet, so I can't show you that picture.

Here is another shot of this hat!

For my first attempt at a character hat I'm pretty impressed with myself!  So yeah, this is where I'm at right now for my knitting and crocheting!  There will be more to come!  The hats are pretty addicting!  Blankets are too!  So maybe, just maybe ... LOL

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Frosted Christmas

I was supposed to be participating in a blog hop for the Frosted paper pack from Close To My Heart, but due to lack of participants, it was canceled.  I'm still going to post my projects though!

Here is a gift card holder that I made!  I used Slate Grey cardstock with the Frosted paper.  I cut out a scallop circle from the Art Philosophy cartridge.  I then used the Perfect Fit - Holidays stamp set and used Black and Twilight Ink.

Next I made another gift card holder.  I used Ruby cardstock and the Frosted paper again.  The stocking is cut out from the Art Philosophy cartridge.

Next I had fun making this little box!  It too was cut out from the Art Philosophy cartridge.  I used Slate Grey cardstock and the Frosted paper.  I then cut out the reindeer from the ArtBooking cartridge in Chocolate cardstock.  I then got some Christmas tinsel and wrapped it around the box.  The fun part ... I filled it with chocolates and two candy canes!!

Here is a close up of the cute little reindeer!

Saturday, November 9, 2013

More Christmas Cards

So I forgot to add the rest of my cards for my card workshop on November 16th!  I know right!  So here are a few more that I've got finished.

In total I have 9 card designs for the 16th.  Only 8 have been posted as the 9th still needs to be completed.  I have it ready to go, I just need to get some spray adhesive to put it together!

Crafty Saturday

So today I set forth on trying to really bring my to do list down!  It's pretty intimidating let me tell you!  Here is my list:

Make tags for craft fair
Make trees for craft fair x1
Make mailboxes for craft fair x4
Make gift card holders for craft fair x 20
Make tea bag holders x4
Make Christmas mini albums for craft fair x2
Finish card samples and prep for Christmas card workshop

With two craft fairs coming up on November 21st and November 29th, I've got to be prepared.  Plus I have a card workshop on November 16th, so I've been getting all those prepped to!

To date I have all my card samples prepped for the workshop except one card design.  I will get that one done this weekend!  I have tags cut out but they aren't decorated.  I have one tea bag holder started, just need to finish the decorations on the outside.  This was the first time I've ever made one so having it done this far is great!  I started a new project making some paper ornaments ... LOL ... I know I know ... I should finish what I've got first then start new things!

So here are some of the things I've been getting done!

 This one isn't finished yet!  I need something in the middle but I drew a blank when I got this far, so I will come back to that one!  I'll make a couple more and call it a day with those ornaments.

This is my first attempt at a tea bag holder!  I'm really liking how it is turning out.  I just have to put some finishing touches and it is good to go!

Ok, so I haven't bitten off as big of a piece as I was hoping to today, but that is ok!  I will come back a bit later and get some more done.  Plus I still have 2 full days because Monday is a holiday!  So I plan to take a big chunk off my to do list!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Creative Time

So I've got two craft fairs that I'm going to be taking part in this month.  The first is on the 21st and the second is on the 29th.  I've been working on different items to have at each of these craft fairs and I've set myself a tall order!

I just thought I would post what I've been working on so far.  I'm finally getting some creative time in and I'm having a blast!

These are the little snowmen that I made.  Each one has battery operated tea-lights that sit in the bottom two boxes!  I love these little guys!  They make really great table centerpieces at Christmas!

So I saw someone post some really cute angels and I had to give them a try!  Here are mine so far!  I'll post a new picture when I get the heads attached!

Here's a close up of them.  I really liked this idea of the angels!  I can't wait to get the heads on them so that I can see the finished product.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Huntington Mini Album

So I created a mini album for my sister for her 5th year wedding anniversary.  I love all these different colours together!  I'm a huge fan of scenery and leaves and trees, so this one was really fun to make!

I hope she likes it!  I've used different items that she had at her wedding!  Used leaves and stickers and an RSVP and invitation that she sent out!  I added a few flowers in the same colours.  All in all I'm very impressed with the outcome!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

November Card Workshop

Oh wow!  I'm sorry for not being more up to date with my posts.  That is definitely going to be something that I work on in the future!  I'm getting more time to create lately, so keeping up with my blog should come hand in hand soon enough!

Mark your calendars though!  Saturday November 16th at 1 PM I'm having my Christmas card session.  You will get to create as many cards as you want out of the designs that I have on display!  I've been having fun creating them!  I hope to see you there!

Here are a few of the samples that I have ready for you to choose from! I really like this one with the mittens.  I seen Darla Haverstock's card and fell in love!  So I made a few changes and this is what I came up with from her example!

Next I seen a fabulous card by Lisa Edwards Kmiec's card.  I loved the absolute simplicity of this card but at the same time it was portraying such elegance!  Here is my take on her card!

I found a wonderful card by Joanne Long Barnes.  I loved that it was just presents under a bow!  Again it is simple yet elegant, and here is my take on it!

And who could not love this next card that I found by Chris Zook?  I never would have thought to use a pop can tab!

And finally, here is one that I modeled after a card I made a few years back!  I absolutely love trees and scenery, so when CTMH came out with their stamp set 'Always Grateful', I couldn't wait to use it for a Christmas card!

There will be some more cards as well!  I haven't finished creating just yet!  But I wanted to get these ones up to show what I've been working on!  I hope you like them and I hope to see you on the day of the event!  If you are an out of towner but would still like to create these cards, I can pre-stamp them for you and send them to you as a kit!  Just let me know!!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Gettin' Creative

Wow!  I'm sorry that it has been so long since my last post!  I promise that I will get a schedule going for posting!  This summer has been a very weird summer!  It's gone so very fast and I spent most of it in a funk!

Tomorrow is a friend of mine's birthday so I sat myself done and created a card for her!  It felt good to just sit down and have some fun!!

I love this stamp!  It is one of my favorites!  I'm happy that I got to use it on this birthday card!  Sorry that the petal of the one flower is up and covering!  That is not how I made it :)

Well thanks for coming to take a peek!  I'm going to really start getting back in to creating for me!  I've got a Christmas card workshop coming up and I need to get my butt in gear and get those prepped and ready!  So stay tuned for some more projects soon!

Friday, July 5, 2013

NEW!! Cricut Artbooking Cartridge!!

The brand new CTMH Cricut Cartridge is arriving!  Yup you heard me right!  This fantastic cartridge is taking scrapbooking to a whole new level!!

It includes over 700 images including accents, borders, titles, overlays, photo mats & MORE!!! This great cartridge has many themes to help you cerebrate birthdays, new babies, vacations, friends, sports, holidays, and more!!! This amazing collection also allows your to create 15 layout themes, that create several coordinating pages with just 2 keys & 1 dial size. However, not only is it optimized for creating 12x12 pages quick, there are 10 themed mini books as well! The best part - so many coordinating stamp sets & dimensional elements that work perfectly with this Artbooking collection!

This Cricut cartridge is a MUST have and includes 3 sets of coordinating stamp sets & 3 coordinating chipboard Dimensional Elements!!!! So pre-order yours TODAY and get it before any of your friends!!!! 

I will be accepting pre-orders until July 31st, with the order being placed August 1st! This collection is $99 + GST. Shipping on every pre-order will be FREE & your order will include one of our NEW Fall/Winter Idea books. You can pre-order by email transfer, paypal, or contact me via email! Also with your pre-order, you will be eligible for an August Stamp of the Month for ONLY $5!!!