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Friday, April 18, 2014

CHECK OUT THE "Fun 4 Me Club !:" New Blog

 I am so glad that we have a place to meet now. from ANNIE JAMES.

 Go by and say HELLO and welcome her to the Bloggers crafty world  Check out the information on another location to scrapbook in Memphis, TN. As she gets more information she will release more details.
You'll love her, She's whimsical, laid back and very crafty.

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Breaking away ......

........To get better and concentrate on family needs. 

I promise I will be back. I have continued to craft....just in a different medium while I have been down over the last three to four months. As my energy rebuilds I hope to come back to blogging and visiting all my crafty peeps. For now, I hope each of you are having some beautiful SPRING weather. 

Here's a peek at the other crafts I have been learning as I have been pretty much house bound or bed ridden. Hope you enjoy.
 Baby Blanket, Baby Beanie with Flower, and the cute little Mary Jane Booties
The blanket was the first project I did. No Pattern.
After practicing learning the basic Half Double Crochets and Double Crochets I went for it.
The Beanie hat was the second and I got it from "The Crochet Crowd" You Tube. I added the flower after viewing other items. 
The Mary Jane Baby Booties were also from "The Crochet Crowd" 
Mikey's video's are awesome and it was nice to beable to stop and go back when I needed to.
This project will be on going. It is an Entrelac Crocheting technique that is awesome. It will take time to make the blanket I am wanting from this. In the mean time, This is the pillow cover. I do have to do the back cover. I am deciding on the color still for the back. I will need to make three of these for pillow covers. I am not sure how long this will take me. 
Yikes.... But it is fun learning through you tube. 
This project I did intermittently through a 4 week stretch. 
This is a very bright pink Infinity Scarf I made for my youngest. Sorry the pics not better but bright pinks and reds seem to be the hardest to photograph.
This only took me about 8 hours total after I learned how to keep the base chain straight.
Here's a nobbie wash cloth I made. Using up left overs from the pink and the 
baby purple yarn together. 
I am new, so this one should have only taken a few hours. 
Me -Double that. I did make three in various left over yarn and sizes.
This is my latest and another on going project. My first granny squares. I am making a Quilt/Bed cover with this one. My plan is to have 9 of the 9 block squares. I will be edging each large 9 block square, then connecting those together. I will add several rows for edging around the entire item so that the edges touch the top of the bed skirt on the sides, the top of head of the bed, and down past the bottom of the mattress of the foot end of the bed.
This granny square is very easy to do. It should not take me long on the squares. I think my learning to connect the large squares will be a little more time consuming. 
I am having to stop here for now....I ran out of my blue.
I started this project just to learn and using more of the left over yarns from 
the other projects. But, I have fell in love with this pattern. 
So I will have purchase more yarn very very soon.
Hope you have enjoyed this blog post. It's taken a few days of working 
on it and resting in between to get it done.

If you ever want to start learning to crochet......My suggestion is start with Mikey's Video tutorials on learning how to crochet. They are free and fabulous and easy. I tried to learn 20+ years ago and if You Tube had been around, I would be up to my ears in several projects 
and probably an old pro.

Saturday, February 01, 2014

Heart 2 Heart February Scrapbook Challenge

The theme this month fits so well with our weather of late. Usually we have long moderate cold days, but this single digit and below 0 windchill is literally for the polar bears...LOL!!!

Cozy and Cuddly has been a constant theme around here for the last few months. Not going to complain because it's no where near as bad as it could be. Thankfully.
My prayers for the many that were stranded or without power, food, and 
any access to heat sources.
Please read the base rules for the challenge on the
H2H Rules tab.
Below are the requirements for February's challenge.
           * 12" x 12" Layouts showing your interpretation of a cozy/cuddly winter moment. Can be with friends, family, pets, or even yourself with your favorite book or beverage.  
           * Must use CTMH Dimensional Elements
           * At least 1 photo required.
You may click on pictures to get a larger view

I have got the crud, so me being at my scrap area has not happen in over two weeks. 
My original layout plans had a lot of Artbooking and pics of my daughters from way back in the day. I think this came out better. I went over to Studio J and played all day. Also, I really got familiar with what I am capable of doing with online Scrapbooking.
Hope you like my Studio J Layout.
I would love to see your creations and your take on this months theme.
Just a quick review of how I made my 
Studio J Layout
After signing in & loading my 2 photos, I chose the 
Create My own layout. I selected the 
Family option in the Kits (drop down in upper right)

I loved the color of the papers from the Sweet Home selection, clicked on that grouping, then choose the 2 photo option in the narrow patterns down (drop down upper right corner).
I choose the Interesting Variation option for my layouts.

Once I dropped my photos where I wanted them, I played around with adding the different options of B&T papers along with other cardstock colors. 
Varied the My Stickease (a form of Dimesional Elements) and the embellishments 
to my desired effect. 
This was so stinking easy. Not including my before hand playing around time, I was able to get this layout done in approximately 35 min. For me, that is a record.
Also,I was able to choose a paper that I really loved for this layout that has been retired. I am normally a very traditional Scrapbooker. But, in a bind or for making doubles of the same layout (when I need the girls scrapbooks to have the same layout)
Studio J gets my Approval.
Thanks Close To My Heart for such an easy process with online scrapbooking.

Today is also the Grand Opening of the 
2014 Spring/Summer CTMH Idea Book
Take a peek. better yet, you may order yours 
directly from my website.
Just Click--->

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Cloud Nine

January CLOUD NINE Kit

How Awesome is this. 
You can get an exclusive Cloud Nine card making kit
 for $15 (retail value $46) with a qualifying purchase

of $35 or more (excluding tax and shipping) during

 January in celebration of National Paper crafting

 Month. Make 10 adorable cards (2 each of 5 designs)

 with funky messages to put any recipient on cloud

 nine! You can add one card making kit for every $35

in your order

More good news... 

Once you have placed your $35 qualifying order and ordered this 

awesome kit for only $15, YOU then qualify for the 

super cute Stamp of the Month set for $5.  

You save $44. WOW!!

Stop on over at my website an get yours today.
January 2014
 Stamp Of The Month
Art Work

Sunday, January 05, 2014

Artbooking Made Easy: Celebration Layouts

Click HERE for Jan. H2H Scrapbook Challenge

We all have many celebrations coming up in 2014. Why not make your layouts easy 
and effortless.  Take a look at this video that 
Monica has shared with us 
from Close To My Heart.
If you would like the opportunity to receive 
this Cricut Artbooking Bundle
at half the cost...
Contact me and I'll get you all set up.
I love this cartridge. 
Hope this video inspires your creative side.
Thanks for stopping by. 
Don't forget, check out this months


Just as pieces stitched together in a quilt warm our bodies, scrapbooks bind together memories to warm our hearts. ~Author Unknown~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The designs and instructions listed on this blog are for personal use only and may not be sold in any form without specific permission. Thank you for respecting each creator's heart of joy.

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