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

stitchin' 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.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

leon day...

Have you heard of it?  

Leon Day?

Well, if you haven't, here is a little something I have found to help clarify.

In the United States, Leon Day is the halfway mark to Christmas. Leon is Noel spelled backwards. It is celebrated on June 25th, i.e. the turning point when Christmas begins to come closer on the calendar.  It is 182.5 days before Christmas day. 

There may be a reason why, during the heat of the summer, I begin turning on the Christmas music.  When I begin dreaming about the cooler weather.  Imagining the day when I can drag out box after box of decorations and turn our house from drab to fab.  Long for the day when I can fill my house with my favorite warm winter candle scents and freshly baked cookies.  

Ok, have I got you thinking about Christmas too? 
How about now?

Today I am joining Patience Brewster, an amazing artist of all things whimsical for every holiday, to celebrate Leon Day.  If you can find a few minutes today, pop over to see all of the lovely ornaments which may help inspire a crafty day and put a big smile on your face.

Here is how I am celebrating today.

Make something for the holidays, check!

Get those crafty hands working, check!

Celebrating Leon Day, check!


Wednesday, June 24, 2015

no. 19

Ingredients (from the bottom to the tippy top): cardstock, watercolor paper, burlap, die cut decorative tag, paper, fabric, paper, sewing machine, paper, staple, staple, mini tag, chipboard butterfly, staple, mini tag, lace, staple, safety pin, wood banner, sentiment sticker, paper flower, ribbon flower, pearl.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

no. 18

Ingredients (from the bottom to the tippy top):  cardstock, watercolor paper, letter stickers, clear ledger (trimmed), sentiment sticker, staple, staple, border die cut scallop, paper, decorative die cut scroll, fabric tape, sewing machine, canvas tag, safety pin, die cut circle, watercolor paper, staple, staple, rosette embellishment, silver tag, thread, bingo wood number embellishment.

Monday, June 22, 2015

no. 17

Ingredients (from the bottom to the tippy top): cardstock, paper, die cut decorative label, vellum envelope, fabric, tag, ticket, staple,  die cut decorative birdcage, die cut decorative butterfly, lace, wood frame, stick pins, resin flower, vintage button, thread, die cut banner, sentiment sticker.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

no. 16

Ingredients (from the bottom to the tippy top): die cut scallop rectangle, cardstock, paper (cut in half for front of card), die cut file tag, paper, staple, die cut scallop circle, cardstock (x2 layers), paper, die cut tag, cardstock (x2 layers), paper, die cut frame, cardstock (x2 layers), paper, die cut lady, cardstock (x2 layers), jewels, ribbon, sentiment sticker, die cut leaves, paper, die cut flowers, paper, felt, paper, felt, button, glitter.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

no. 15

Ingredients (from the bottom to the tippy top): die cut large label, cardstock, cardstock (attached and folded to create card), paper, die cut scallop large label, cardstock (3 layers), paper, sewing machine, die cut label, cardstock (3 layers), paper, die cut file tab, paper,, staple, twine, clothespin mini, paper, glitter, die cut scallop circle, cardstock, paper, die cut banner, cardstock, paper, die cut circle, cardstock, paper, thread, die cut butterfly, die cut butterfly, lace, resin flower, stick pin, stick pin, sentiment sticker, adhesive pearls (3).