AUGUST NEWS

1. Order PROJECT LIFE supplies now.

2. PAPER PUMPKIN can now be prepaid for gifts AND counts toward hostess totals.

3. BIG SHOT Special! BUY A BIG SHOT AND GET A DIE SET UP TO $50 FREE. ALSO, STAMP AND DIE BUNDLES 15& OFF THIS MONTH

Saturday, December 29

2013 RESOLUTIONS/GOALS

I think if I post my resolutions/goals for the next year that maybe they are more likely to happen, don't you?

First area of goals:  QUILTING GOALS

FINISH UP:
1.  charming chevrons quilt from Christa Quilts
2.  bargello quilt
3.  stacked coins
4.  sewing buttons
5.  quilt for grandson K
6.  quilt for grandson C
7.  Bento Box


Next area of goals:  STAMPIN' UP!
1.  make 2 cards per week
2.  hold 1 workshop per month
3.  hold one class per month
4.  Stamp camp quarterly

What goals/resolutions have you been thinking about?

Here's to creativity in all areas in 2013!!

Friday, December 28

SURGERY SUCCESSFUL AND QUILT ARRIVED

MY SWEET GRANDDAUGHTER,  WENT THROUGH SURGERY YESTERDAY AND IS NOW HOME TODAY SLEEPING OFF THE AFTER-EFFECTS.  IT WILL BE 4 WEEKS FOR HER IN A WHEELCHAIR TO GIVE HER KNEES PLENTY OF TIME TO RECOVER.

THE QUILT ARRIVED TODAY JUST A FEW HOURS AFTER SHE RETURNED HOME FROM THE HOSPITAL.  I AM SO GLAD SHE GOT IT TODAY TO WRAP AROUND HER LIKE A BIG HUG FROM ME.


GET WELL QUICKLY, MY LITTLE SWEETIE.  YOUR NANNIE HAS HER ARMS WRAPPED AROUND YOU AND IS SENDING YOU HER LOVE.


Wednesday, December 26

QUILT FINISH - MONOCHROMATIC LOG CABIN

I FINALLY GOT MY MONOCHROMATIC LOG CABIN FINISHED.  JUST IN TIME TO SEND TO MY GRANDDAUGHTER, KAYLEIGH, WHO HAS TO HAVE SURGERY TOMORROW.  I WANTED HER TO HAVE IT TO COMFORT HER AND FOR HER TO KNOW I AM THINKING AND PRAYING FOR HER.


 I PUT THE WHITE BORDER TO PICK UP THE SMALL AMOUNT OF WHITE IN MANY OF THE BLOCKS.  I WANTED A PLACE FOR YOUR EYE TO REST.

I LOVE HOW THE COLORS MAKE THE PATTERN DIAGONALLY.  IT WAS SO FUN TO MAKE THESE SCRAP BLOCKS.


HERE IS THE BACK WITH MY IMPROV QUILTING.  I FOLLOWED SOME OF THE SEAMS OF THE BLOCKS AS I MACHINE QUILTED.  I LOVE HOW IT CAME OUT.

PLEASE KEEP MY GRANDDAUGHTER IN YOUR PRAYERS TODAY AND THE NEXT FEW DAYS AS SHE HAS BOTH HER KNEES OPERATED ON TO REMOVE THE TUMORS.

***UPDATE:  THE SURGERY WENT VERY WELL FOR MY GRANDDAUGHTER AND SHE IS NOW HOME RECOVERING. THANKS AND PRAISE TO GOD.***

THANKS FOR STOPPING BY.  I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR WHAT YOU THINK OF MY QUILT.




Friday, December 21

BELIEVE



MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ONE AND ALL

MY HUBBY IS HAVING HIP REPLACEMENT SURGERY SO I WON'T BE POSTING FOR THE NEXT WEEK.  BUT I WANTED TO THANK EVERYONE WHO REGULARLY VISITS MY BLOG AND WISH YOU ALL A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A WONDERFUL TIME WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS.

HERE IS A DARLING PHOTO I SAW IN BLOGGIE LAND AND WANTED TO SHARE IT WITH YOU.  LOOK CLOSELY FOR AN EXTRA SPECIAL ORNAMENT ON THE TREE.
WHAT A FUN TREAT TO FIND ON YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE.
MERRY CHRISTMAS ONE AND ALL
LOVE,

Thursday, December 13

CANDY BAR SNOWMAN GIFT

OMG, THIS HAS GOT TO BE THE CUTEST SNOWMAN/SNOWGIRL EVER!!  MY FRIEND AND FELLOW STAMPER, JACKIE, MADE THIS LITTLE CUTIE GIFT AND GAVE IT TO ME!!!  LOVE IT!!



HERE IS HOW SHE MADE IT:

1.  WHISPER WHITE CARD STOCK TO WRAP UP THE CANDY BAR.
2.  DRAW ON THE FACE WITH THE FINE TIP OF THE BLACK MARKER.  USE SOME LIGHT PINK CHALK FOR THE CHEEKS.
3.  USE A BROWN CHENILLE STEM (PIPE CLEANER) FOR THE HEADBAND OF THE EAR MUFFS. GLUE DOWN WITH TOMBOW.
4.  USE TWO SMALL POMPOMS FOR THE EAR PIECES AND ATTACH WITH EITHER TOMBOW GLUE OR GLUE DOTS.
5.  ADD RIBBON AND TIE IN A KNOT FOR THE SCARF.
6.  USE EITHER BUTTONS OR POMPOMS FOR HIS/HER BUTTONS DOWN HIS BODY.  USE GLUE DOTS OR TOMBOW GLUE TO GLUE IN PLACE.

GIVE TO A FRIEND!!  THANKS TO JACKIE FOR THIS ADORABLE IDEA.

HERE'S TO CREATIVITY AND INKY FINGERS Y'ALL.

Sunday, December 9

ALMOST 50,000 BLOG VIEWS!! WOW

HI BLOGGIES,

YOU ALL ARE AWESOME!!  I HAVE ONLY BEEN AT THIS FOR A FEW YEARS AND ALREADY I AM COMING UP ON 50,000 BLOG VIEWS SOON.

WHEN IT REACHES 50,000 VIEWS I BELIEVE I WILL HAVE TO GIVE SOME BLOG CANDY LOVE!!

AND IF MY FOLLOWERS GET TO 100 AROUND THE SAME TIME THEN SHAZAM!!...I WILL HAVE TO MAKE THE BLOG CANDY WONDERFUL AND FUN.

PLEASE TELL ALL YOUR FRIENDS TO COME VISIT MY BLOG AND BECOME A FOLLOWER.  I AM IN THE GIFT GIVING MOOD BABY!!

TODAY I WANT TO SHOW SOMETHING I GOT ON THE CLEARANCE RACK - THE 3D FIVE POINT STAR DIE.  DOES ANYONE ELSE HAVE IT OUT THERE?  I GOT IT FOR QUILTING, BUT I MADE A CUTE DESIGNER PAPER STAR YESTERDAY.  THE ONLY PROBLEM I HAD WAS IT WANTED TO CUT INSTEAD OF SCORE ON SOME PARTS.

IF ANYONE HAS IT, CAN YOU SHARE WITH ME HOW YOU GET IT TO SCORE ONLY ON THE LINES INSTEAD OF CUTTING THEM?  IT DID SCORE FOR THIS PAPER STAR,  BUT THE SCORES ARE VERY DEEP AND ONE ALREADY HAS STARTED TO RIP INSTEAD OF A SCORE.

DECORATIVE PAPER 3D STAR


THEY CAME OUT CUTE, DIDN'T THEY?  PERFECT TO PUT ON A PACKAGE OR TO HANG FOR A DECORATION.

HERE'S TO CREATIVITY AND INKY FINGERS Y'ALL!!

Friday, December 7

ELEGANT ORNAMENT AT CARD CLUB

WE HAD A WONDERFUL NIGHT LAST NIGHT AT CARD CLUB.  WE MADE A VERSION OF THE ELEGANT ORNAMENT AND THIS TIME MADE IT IN SHADES OF BLUE AND GOLD.

CARD CLUB IS ALWAYS SO MUCH FUN.  WE TALK, WE LAUGH, WE ENJOY EACH OTHERS COMPANY AND WE CREATE SOME FUN PAPER ITEMS.  WON'T YOU CONSIDER COMING TO JOIN US NEXT MONTH?
 I USED DIFFERENT FRAMELITS AND STAMPS THAN THE ONE ON THE FRONT OF THE CATALOG.  I WANTED MINE TO BE A BIT BIGGER SO I USED THE TWO LARGEST DIES AND STAMPS IN THE SET.

 I USED CRUMB CAKE FOR THE TULE INBETWEEN THE LAYERS AND SOME RETIRED GOLD SU CORDING ON TOP OF THE TULLE.  THEN I ADDED THE TOP ORNAMENT LAYER IN A DIFFERENT COLOR BLUE.  FOR THE MIDDLE, I PUT A PUNCHED BLOSSOM TO COVER UP THE HOT GLUE STUFF, THEN A BLUE BUTTON AND A WHITE  BUTTON.  ON TOP OF THE WHITE BUTTON I PUT SOME DAZZLING DETAILS.

I TRIED SO HARD FOR THE CAMERA TO PICK UP THE SPRITZ OF CHAMPAGNE MIST I PUT ALL OVER IT.  IT IS SO PRETTY IN PERSON.  I GOT THE SPRITZER AND THE CHAMPAGNE PAINT AND ADDED SOME ALCOHOL TO THE MISTER WITH A FEW DROPS OF CHAMPAGNE PAINT IN IT, SHOOK IT UP AND MISTED THE WHOLE ORNAMENT,  EVEN THE TULLE IS SHIMMERY IN PERSON.  SIGH - WISH YOU COULD SEE HOW PRETTY IT TURNED OUT.  YOU'LL JUST HAVE TO TAKE MY WORD FOR IT.  THIS STEP ADDS SO MUCH AND THE MISTERS ARE ONLY $2.85 FOR TWO AND THE PAINT WAS ONLY A FEW DOLLARS TOO,.  WELL WORTH THE EXPENSE AND IT LASTS A LOOOONG TIME!!

THANKS FOR STOPPING BY TO SEE MY LATEST CREATION.  UNTIL NEXT TIME, HERE'S TO YOUR INKY FINGERS Y'ALL!!

Thursday, December 6

SCORED AND FOLDED CHRISTMAS TREES WITH HERSHEY KISSES CANDY

THESE LITTLE CHRISTMAS TREES MADE WITH HERSHEY KISS CHOCOLATES ARE SO STINKIN' CUTE!!  I GOT THE DIRECTIONS FROM QBEE'S BLOG.  PLEASE TELL HER I SENT YOU OVER THERE, WON'T YOU?  THANKS BRENDA FOR SHARING YOUR IDEAS WITH ALL OF US IN BLOGGIE-LAND!!  YOU ARE AWESOME.

THESE ARE VERY EASY TO GET AN ASSEMBLY LINE GOING AND MAKE A BUNCH.  WITH SOME OF US EATING SOME OF THE KISSES (WON'T MENTION WHO), I GOT 7 TREES OUT OF ONE REGULAR SIZED BAG OF CANDY.  WITH LOTS MORE NUGGETS LEFT FOR MORE TREE TRUNKS.

 DID YOU NOTICE THAT THE TREE TRUNKS HAVE HERSHEY'S NUGGETS CANDIES IN THEM?  OMG, I L.O.V.E. THESE CANDIES.  YUMMMMM


 THE TREE IS MADE FROM GARDEN GREEN CARD STOCK CUT AT 2" WIDE AND FOLDED IN HALF LONG-WISE TO MAKE IT 1" WIDE.  THE INSIDE "Z" FOLDS ARE MADE WITH SINGLE THICKNESS OF CARDSTOCK.


THE TRUNKS ARE AGAIN DOUBLE THICKNESS GLUED TOGETHER OF CHOCOLATE CHIP CARD STOCK.  A NEAT RIBBON AROUND THE TREE PART ONLY BEFORE YOU GLUE ON THE TRUNK ADDS THE FINISHING TOUCH.

I PACKAGED THEM SEPARATELY INTO ONE OF SU'S CLEAR ENVELOPES AND ADDED A DIE CUT SNOWFLAKE FROM BRUSHED GOLD CARD STOCK WITH A RHINESTONE IN THE CENTER.  I THINK THAT MADE IT LIKE THE STAR OF BETHLEHEM ON TOP.
HOPE YOU ENJOY MAKING THESE FOR YOUR FRIENDS AND CUSTOMERS.

CUTE, CUTE, CUTE.

Saturday, December 1

HOLIDAY ORNAMENT FROM HOLIDAY CATALOG

I FINALLY HAD SOME TIME TO MAKE THAT BEAUTIFUL ORNAMENT ON THE FRONT COVER OF THE HOLIDAY CATALOG THIS YEAR.




HERE IT IS. . . I WOULD LOVE TO KNOW WHAT YOU THINK.  I DID, OF COURSE, MAKE SOME CHANGES TO MAKE IT MY OWN.  FIRST, I USED DESIGNER SPECIALTY PAPER.  THE RED AND WHITE IS GLITTERY AND HAS TEXTURE TO IT.  I USED SOME SPECIAL DECO GARLAND THAT IS RETIRED FROM SU INSTEAD OF THE TULLE.  WHY YOU ASK?  BECAUSE I PUT MY CHERRY COBBLER TULLE IN A VERY SPECIAL PLACE AND CAN NOT FIND IT!!  AKK, I HATE WHEN I DO THAT.  HAVEN'T EVEN OPENED IT YET AND IT IS MISSING.,   GRRRR

I ALSO USED TWO BUTTONS AND A RHINESTONE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ORNAMENT.

HERE ARE SOME PHOTOS LEADING UP TO THE FINISHED ORNAMENT:
 I FOLDED UP MY DESIGNER SPECIALTY PAPER INTO THREE LAYERS AND MY FRAMELITS CUT THROUGH PERFECTLY.  I L.O.V.E. MY BIGSHOT!!  BEST THING I EVER BOUGHT MYSELF.
 HERE IS THE BOTTOM GREEN AND CHERRY STRIPED LAYER IN THE BIG SHOT

 THESE FRAMELITS ARE THE BEST.  LOOK HOW MANY COME IN THE PACKAGE!!  JUST ABOUT ANY SHAPE OR SIZE YOU WOULD EVER NEED!!  YOU MUST CONSIDER GETTING THESE!! (GIVE A HINT TO YOUR HUBBY, CHILD OR FRIEND TO CONTACT ME SO YOU CAN GET THESE AS A CHRISTMAS GIFT!!)

 HERE IS THE FIRST LAYER MADE WITH EACH ORNAMENT HAVING 4 LAYERS FOLDED AND GLUED TOGETHER, THEN HOT GLUED TOGETHER IN THE MIDDLE.  (I USED TOMBOW TO GLUE EACH ORNAMENT TOGETHER WITH THE FOLDED DIE CUTS.)

A CLOSER VIEW OF EACH OF THE 5 SECTIONS OF THE BOTTOM OF THE ORNAMENT.
 CLOSEUP OF BOTH LAYERS SO YOU CAN SEE THE TOP BULB SHAPED ORNAMENTS MADE FROM THE GLIMMER STRIPED PAPER.  YOU CAN ALSO SEE THE SPECIALTY GARLAND RIBBON FROM THE RETIRED RIBBON.

I USED MY CROP-A-DILE TO PUNCH A HOLE IN THE TOP AND USED LINEN STRING FOR THE HOOK TO ATTACH TO.  THE BUTTON COLORS ARE GREEN AND DEEP RED.  IT SHOWS UP BLACK BECAUSE OF THE LIGHTING.  SORRY.


THERE YOU HAVE IT.  I AM HAVING A CLASS THIS WEEK SO WE CAN MAKE SOME OF THESE.  TODAY THIS ONE IS GOING TO AN 82 YR OLD FRIEND FOR HER TREE.

HERE'S TO INKY FINGERS AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS, Y'ALL.

WON'T YOU LEAVE ME A COMMENT?  I ENJOY HEARING FROM YOU AND KNOWING THAT YOU ARE CHECKING MY BLOG KEEPS ME GOING.  THANK YOU.

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