Saturday, December 1, 2012


I have had this stamp set for years and never used it.It is from Our Daily Bread designs and is called We Three Kings. I just gold embossed the design and it turned out great.My style is very clean and simple.
This card is made with the Sizzix embossing folder and the Cuttel Bug embossing folders.
The Cuttel Bug folder was used on this card along with copic markers on the flowers.
I have purchased some new Spellbinders dies and had to try them out. The bird is made from fabric.
These two cards are made again with a new die for me from Spellbinders and a Penny Black stamp along with copic markers.

Thanks for looking.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Smokey Mountain Rag Quilt

I have now finished using the last of the fabric I purchases from Mountain Stitches by Susan, fabric store in Tennessee. Now I think I should return to this beautiful store and buy some more. However my husband may have something to say about that.(Pretty expensive quilt is what he would say).The colors are amazing. This time I purchased two fat quarters and got a lot more colors to work with. The end result is beautiful.

The photo above it the lap quilt folded in half.

The back side is the same as the front side.

And finally a close up of the quilt. The size is 50 x 70 inches.

Thanks for looking.

Monday, July 23, 2012

The Yellow Quilt

On our recent trip to Gatlinberg Tenn.we took a side trip on the Crafters 8 mile trail. I had been on this trail before but had missed the beautiful fabric store. It is full of well co-ordinated fabric in all kinds of colours. Of course I couldn't leave without buying some. I have made another lap quilt with what I purchased. The size is 50 x 70 inches.

These photos really do not do this fabric justice. The colours are a lot more vibrant.

Keep watching for the next quilt with fabric from the same store.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Dream Vacation

I have just returned from a vacation in The Smokey Mountains of Tennessee. It has always been a dream of my husband to rent a cabin in the mountains and this year was the year. After a lot of research on the Internet he came up with this one. It was everything that it was advertised for and more. It looked a bit weathered on the outside but that is what log cabins look like right. It had a wrap around porch with all the little details that made it look stunning. You will see in the pictures below what was on the porch and so inviting.

We didn't have to many sunsets but when we finally had one it was well worth the wait. You know you are up high when the airplanes fly by at eye level.

Our porch came with a hot tub which we used a few times. We don't have one, so this was a nice treat.

This is what we saw when we walked in the door for the first time. I couldn't believe my eyes. It also had a dishwasher and a washer and dryer.Absolutely stunning.

Our cabin was loaded with antiques.I could get used to living here very easily if I didn't have to go up and down the narrow roads of the mountain. The roads are very narrow and not very straight. We had to write down every turn on the way down so we could find our way back up.

The next two photos are just some of the little touches we found sitting on the porch.

The bedroom was in the loft. So beautiful. It even had a lounge chair for reading or watching TV. I did neither. I tried to read my book on the porch but found myself listening to the sounds of the trees rustling, birds singing and sometimes total silence.

My dream bedroom.

This is what I wish my front porch looked like. I will have these memories forever.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

A bit of Spring

Spring is here and time for some flowers. I recently received garden flowers for my birthday to go with the flower cards that I have been making. No one new I was making these cards and the flowers came from people who didn't know each other. How weird is that.

This card is my favorite one.

I also received the most gorgeous pair of gardening gloves I have ever seen. To beautiful to get dirty along with gardeners hand lotion. Again this person didn't know about the plants that I received.

I will have to find a place to plant these beautiful plants and watch them grow and flourish in the sun.

Thanks for looking.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Another Card

I hadn't made any cards for awhile and now I am on a roll. I have a lot of Close to my Heart products in my craft room and for this card I put some of it to good use. This card is made with Close to my Heart paper, inks and stamps.

Thanks for looking.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

New Cards

When Two Scrapbook Friends got the Authentique collection in the store I new I was hooked on this line.Having the opportunity to work at the store and getting to unpack a lot of the inventory that comes in, I purchased the 6x6 bundle and the first two cards are my first creations using this line.

The flower is cut from a spellbinders die and the buttons are from Close To My Heart.

The card below is done with Prima pencils and again Spellbinders dies along with the arrow border punch. Love that punch.

Thanks for looking.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Mini Get Away

You know all those discount get away deals that find their way to your computer? Well one found it's way to our computer and we decided to give it a try. We took a one nighter at The Oakes at Niagara Falls this past Friday and Saturday. It was a fantastic deal. One night lodging an excellent dinner and a full breakfast. All that had to be paid was $138.00 plus tips. Excellent deal.
The view below is from our 7th floor window when we arrived Friday afternoon after visiting Niagara On The Lake my favourite place to visit.

I have never seen the Falls from this height before, other than in photos. This one is the Canadian side.

This one is the American side.

We had an excellent dinner and this is the dessert. Raspberry sherbet inside chocolate ice cream drizzled with chocolate and of course the strawberry. I am not a chocolate lover but this was delicious.

We also had a singing waitress. She would wander around the tables and sing. She was a very good . Sorry the picture is a bit dark because the lights are turned down in the resturant. The resturant is called Remingtons if you should happen to go to the Falls sometime.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Sleepless Night

What does one do when sleep doesn't come? They go shopping on the net. That happened to me last night so I went surfing the net for something to do and I found this embossing folder and had to hunt it down. Didn't take me to long and there it was. This one is called Christmas Vine. I think it could be used for other backgrounds as well.
This one below is called Stately. They are from Craft Concepts.

This one below is from Cuttlebug and it's called Gracies. Can't wait for them to arrive in the mail. These might be what gets the mojo flowing again.

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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Valentines Treats

Thanks to Pinterest I found this very easy Valentines treat to make with my Grandaughter. She always like to be doing something (anything) at all times. So after we spent two hr. at McDonalds, she playing in the play area, we paid a visit to Bulk Barn and bought the ingredients for this treat.

We used the square pretzels and Hershey Hugs (as they soften easier). Place the Hug on top of the pretzel

Pop in the oven at 200 degrees for 4 min. Watch very closley, just until they get shiney. Remove and put a M&M on top. When done cool in fridge for awhile. If you can wait that long.

We then packaged some up for Mom and Dad for when they came home from their night out.

Very delicious. They have that sweet and salty taste.

Here she is checking to make sure they taste okay.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Another Quilt

I think I have found another hobby. Making rag quilts. The only problem is what do I do with them after they are done. It's not exactly a cheap hobby to have as fabric is rather expensive. This one is about 50"x70". A nice size lap quilt. This one is up for sale, so if you are interested just leave a comment and I will get back to you.

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