Tuesday, June 30, 2015

no. 24

Ingredients (from the bottom to the tippy top):  Journal - notepad paper, cardstock, paper, sewing machine, paper, sentiment sticker, staple, staple, decorative tag, decorative tag, twine, safety pin, playing card, clear ledger tag, file tab, staple, fabric, cardstock, label stamp, metal file tab, decorative tag, sentiment sticker, plastic tag, rub on sentiment, staple, staple, decorative tag, staple, thread, chipboard arrow, button, thread.  Envelope - envelope, label stamp, sentiment stamp, pinwheel stamp.

Monday, June 29, 2015

no. 23

Ingredients (from the bottom to the tippy top):  Journal - notepad paper (trimmed and folded), cardstock, paper, sewing machine, decorative journal tag, clear ledge tag, rub on sentiment, tissue paper, playing card, fabric, staple, file tab, rub on sentiment, staple, decorative banner tag, paper, paper, staple, staple, decorative label tag, decorative die cut scallop circle, paper, circle die cut, sewing machine, wood frame, pinwheel embellishment, stick pin, stick pin, twine. Envelope - envelope, label stamp, sentiment stamp, pinwheel stamp.
Each of the projects that are going to be shared over the next few days are meant to be used as either a miniature journal or notepad.   The inside consists of ten (10) folded and lined pieces of notepad paper, stitched in place.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

stitching sunday...

It is quiet here. 

One watching a movie.

One creating their own Jurassic Park.

One strumming away on the guitar.

And me, getting in a sewing machine workout.

It is one of those Sundays where everyone is doing something they enjoy. 

Tomorrow is the start of a brand new week.  If you join me here this week you will see a new type of project I have had fun working on along with a couple new free printables.  

Ready, set, craft!


no. 22

Ingredients (from the bottom to the tippy top): cardstock, paper (x2 trimmed for border), paper, watercolor paper, sewing machine, brad, brad, sentiment sticker (original only), label sticker, mini tag, staple, safety pin, twine, kraft scallop label, decorative embellishment, decorative die cut flower (cut in two and placed one one half on each card), arrow (cut in half and inserted into embellishment).

Saturday, June 27, 2015

no. 21

Ingredients (from the bottom to the tippy top): cardstock, lace, paper, paper (x3 trimmed for border), paper (trimmed for banner), sewing machine, lace, staple, staple, sentiment sticker, decorative die cut flower, cardstock (trimmed as tag), hole punch, ribbon, decorative label sticker, staple, safety pin, crochet heart, button, thread, adhesive pearl (x2).

Friday, June 26, 2015

going digital...

Here is a little something I put together last night while tinkering around on the computer. 

Something, as a gardener myself, I can relate to.

We live in a townhome, at the end of a long stretch of townhomes.

Every morning I walk downstairs and head to the the glass door just off the kitchen.  It is there that I take in all that my garden has become in our large walled in private patio.

Our patio is filled. 

Pot after pot of flowers line the walls.

A large boxwood, pine and palm tree are gathered together to help shelter the delicate flowers below from the hot, hot summer sun. (And boy does it get hot out there!)

I just completed a butterfly garden in one of my long planter boxes and, will have to say, with some success.  We have many visitors throughout the day from the viceroy to the most beautiful and delicate white peacock butterflies.  Love all of the fluttering about.

My goal is to create a secret garden, which can actually not be so secret seeing as it is one of two main points of entry into our home, but there is an end goal in mind.

All in all, ten years and many new plants every season later, it is getting there.

If I could only accept the fact that we live in a climate that does not support many flowers from different regions, but I always give it a try.  Just once and awhile the flower seeds take and something new and beautiful graces our garden beds for a short time.

So here is to a beautiful today and looking forward to what tomorrow brings.

Note:  This is the second post of the day.  For today's "no. 20 - teacup itty bitty copycat card" just scroll down below.

no. 20

Ingredients (from the bottom to the tippy top): cardstock, lace, watercolor paper, paper, decorative tag (trimmed for border), paper, lace, staple, ticket decorative die cut, number decorative die cut, staple, chipboard, alpha stickers, chipboard, paper, die cut star, decorative die cut star, glitter, button, thread, mini tag (x3), sentiment stamp, safety pin.