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Monday, May 12, 2014

Just a Quicky ;~)

The nice weather is here, strawberries are growing (among grass growing in my garden!) and it's time to plant our veggie garden. Can't wait to start digging and planting and then watching the fresh veggies grow...making my mouth water for the fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, green/yellow beans and oh my lovely strawberries. How I love them!

The rhubarb is coming along nicely and mom is patiently waiting for me to bring some over to her. The rhubarb came from our country home which was sold once dad passed...so the rhubarb tastes extra special.

I hope everyone celebrated a lovely mother's day yesterday ~ thanks to my hubby and children, grandchildren I had a great mother's day. It brought warm fuzzy feelings to my heart.

I have not been in my craft room of late, due to Mr. Arthur ~ he is not playing fair but then when does Arthritis play fair? lol My thumbs are not behaving, so it's rest time...for a while until Celebrex and whatever else it takes to make it behave, then back to playing. For now, I will keep browsing all your lovely work and look forward to working once again in my playroom ~ er, craft room ;~)

It is camping time, so that will help for sure!! lol Campfires, nature, nothing like it. Enjoy the sunshine!
D

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Pop Up Cards Are Fun!

Sooo many projects to do and so little time...yes, that's right, nasty old time gets away from me...so let's not waste any more of it and get down to the nitty gritty...pop up cards.

I must have some pictures somewhere around here...ah yes, my attempt at an Easter Bunny cake with my fun Easter Pop Up Cards for the grandkids...

I have to admit, I did have fun making the cake as it was the first time I attempted something like this...the ears were the easiest part for me!! lol

Each child has their own interest and I decided to forgo the usual Easter bunny cards and went with their preferences...Logan loves Monster High so....

Monster High it was!
Rylan loves Thomas...

train tracks and all.

Parker loves the Super Heroes like Bateman, Spiderman, Iron Man, Captain America....so

My Spidey senses are tingling...

And for Mr. Liam....



How did I make these pop up cards? I just googled the images, printed them out and then fussy cut them (I'm in need of new blades for my Silhouette), made the pop up foundation card and then added the cut outs! I played around in my Silhouette Designer program and made up some signs and Rylan's name. All in all, working with my Silhouette is getting easier...when my brain works!! lol Some days are better than others when it comes to working after having a series of migraines...the fog doesn't always lift when the pain is gone. Oh well, that's my story and I'm sticking to it.

So far the kids enjoyed their special Easter cards...and Nanny was one happy camper.

Thank you for stopping by and see you all soon,
D




Sunday, March 23, 2014

Instant Downloads for Card Making

Hello everyone, what a bright, sunny day out there...and what am I doing? Searching for fun places to go to when you want a quick, easy card making download! Now you know that I'm nuts about card making!! lol

Anyhow, just found this awesome site in the UK, I loved the many items they have for downloads with instructions! My type of place to go to ~ and you can find them at Instant Card Mak
ing Downloads
Wow! Beautiful ~ just right for Easter.


What little one wouldn't love this?

Another spot that I found and loved the designs were on Etsy and you can find them here and because they are digital downloads I couldn't save and paste the image, but take my word, they are Cute with a capital C! Tinker & Co ~ Compose, Colour, Create.

Handmade Spark ~heartofwisdom ~ just love it!

If you prefer to have instructions on a DVD which usually has several projects on it then go to Printable Heaven. Lovely DVD's.

You can also find many download kits on this page on Etsy ~ a good place to find many different items AND to sell your homemade goodies.

Well, that's it for today, hope you are all enjoying this great Sunday!!
D

Friday, March 21, 2014

Free Silhouette Cameo Files

Hi everyone, just snooping around and found some awesome freebies for your Silhouette Cameo's...I'll keep it short and sweet...

First find was at Corgi Creations and you can find these freebies:










aren't they wonderful finds? Thank you Corgi Creations!! Loving it ;)

Here is another find that tells you how to how to cut svg files on your silhouette from a Turtle's life for me ~ she also has a Pinterest board filled with free svg files for your Silhouette and you can find them here.

On to my next freebie find...Scrap Your Story and she shows you how to download and cut these pretty butterflies ~ I love butterflies, don't you?

You really have to check out Scrap Your Story, and look under free svg files and find an amazing stash of freebies!!

I sure hope you enjoy these finds and help add to your Silhouette cut files.

Thanks for stopping by and a great big thank you to these generous crafters.

D

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Project Tutorials

Due to health, I have not been posting as often as I'd like nor getting to play in Nanny Donna's Crafting Corner as much as I would like, BUT in saying that, I have been looking for fun projects to make and placing them on my to do list. It's growing day by day and I keep wondering when or if I'll get to make these projects...but I can dream and some day I will get around to it!

I love looking for tutorials that walk you through the project ~ free!! Free is always a good thing. So here is a list of sites that I love to go to and thought I'd share them with you. Hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

Unique Paper Crafting Graphic 45 ~ they have instructions for these projects and so much more. Gotta love their products.


Flowers, Ribbons and Pearls ~ if you don't already know this site or have 'met' this wonderful lady then let me introduce you to Christina Griffiths. She is very talented and generous with her tutorials on card making, coloring with Spectrum Noir. Just all around awesome person. Please stop by and check out her lovely work.
Beautiful Cards by Christina

Christina's flower arrangements are always perfect!

Also by Christina is Card-Making Magic ~ where she has many projects AND a page where you can add your own projects to share. She has made space for you to have a page on her site! How exciting is that? and you can find that here. It was one of the first places that I posted some of my work. ;)
Find out how to make these beautiful cards...stop by and visit Card-Making Magic

Learn how to color with Spectrum Noir with Christina
Another wonderful site is Mel stampz ~ you can find project how-to's and all kinds of ideas. Here are just two of her tutorials...how sweet is this?


I hope you enjoy visiting these lovely sites as much as I do and perhaps you will find some projects to add to your to-do list too! Ya, just what us crafters need...a longer to-so list!! lol We see, We want, We make...some day.

On March 18th, 1983 at 8:10 a.m. Miss Kimberley Anne was born weighing in at 8 lbs. 10 ozs. A little sister for Mr. Christopher, who actually chose her name. Happy Birthday Kim, wishing you all the best today, and always. Sending hugs and love across the miles XOXOX

Wishing everyone a very happy and fun day ~ grab the moment and make it count!
Blessings,
D