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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Crochet Giraffe Hat

Well good evening friends!  Definitely has been awhile since I have posted anything on my blog.  Work at the law firm has kept me quite busy.  In January I was promoted to Legal Assistant/Receptionist. 

But, in my spare time I started crocheting again for our newest addition to our family.  My son, Travis and his wife, Mercedes just had their first son, Jackson Connor born on February 18th at 7:06pm.  He weighed 7lbs. 8ozs. and was 21 inches long.  Unfortunately, Travis was not able to be there for when Jackson was born.  He is currently deployed in Afghanistan on his 2nd tour.  Mercedes just recently had Jackson’s newborn photos taken by a wonderful photographer, Apple Dapples in Waukesha, Wisconsin.  This photo she took has definitely captured a love for his father.  He is cradled in his daddy’s dress blues uniform.  Not only does this photo represent a tender moment but is priceless and brings tears to your eyes.  So precious! 

Jackson in Travis' Dress Blues

For one of Jackson’s photos I crocheted this darling giraffe hat.  He looks absolutely adorable!  I am so very proud of this little bundle of joy.

I used Vanna’s Choice Lion Brand yarn – Duckie and Red Heart Soft yarn – Chocolate.

If anyone is interested to have this sweet giraffe hat crocheted for that special baby, please feel free to contact me at kymweb at sbcglobal dot net for prices and details.  I have crocheted other baby hats that I will post by this weekend that are also for sale.

Jackson in crochet giraffe hat

This one definitely tugs at your heart.  We love this little boy to the moon and back.

Jackson to the moon and back

Sleeping so peacefully.  A gift worth receiving.  The natural moment she captured is so unbelievable.

Jackson in a basket 

Absolutely precious!  Love that his little feet is sticking out. Such a blessing!

Jackson in bucket

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope you stop by again!  Have a wonderful day!

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Monday, July 1, 2013

Teddy Bear Red Graduation Card

Bear Red Graduation Card

Inside card

Bear Red Graduation Card1

Recipe Used:

SVG & Silhouette Patterns:  “Teddy Bear”, “Teddy Outfits – Graduation” and Teddy Outfits – Garden Girl” (ruffles on gown and shoes) – all from Treasure Box Designs, “Diploma” from Little Scraps of Heaven – Grad Collection and “Numbers” from Silhouette.

Fabric:  Dark Brown & Tan Fleece.

Sentiment:  “Congratulations!” from TAC – Trendy Greetings.

Card Stocks:  Black (TAC), Cardinal Red (Wausau Paper), White (Colorbok), Red Dots print (DCWV – The Spring Fling Summer Days, Red Floral print (DCWV – Fresh Floral Stack) and Red print (DCWV – Citrus Matstack).

Punches:  MS Eyelet Lace PATP and Marvy Rounded Corner Punch. 

Inks:  Antique Linen, Barn Door and Frayed Burlap – all from Distress Inks, Colorbox Dark Brown Chalk, Faber Castell Black Pen and Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

Embellishments:  White Pearls, White Embroidery Floss, White Lace with White Satin Ribbon, White Satin Ribbon, Viva Décor Red Pearl Pen, Faber-Castell White Pencil and Sakura White Gel Pen.

Tools:  Silhouette Cameo Cutting Machine.

Hope you like another adorable Teddy Bear Graduation Card I created for my co-worker, Linda’s niece.  Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week!

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Saturday, June 29, 2013

Teddy Bear Blue Graduation Card

Bear Blue Graduation Card

Inside card

Bear Blue Graduation Card1

Recipe Used:

SVG Patterns:  “Teddy Bear”, “Teddy Outfits – Graduation” and “Teddy Outfits – Garden Girl” (gown & shoes) – all from Treasure Box Designs, “Diploma” from Little Scraps of Heaven – Grad Collection and “Numbers” from Silhouette.

Sentiment:  “Congratulations!” from TAC – Trendy Greetings.

Card Stocks:  Black (TAC), Royal Blue (Wausau Paper), White (Colorbok) and prints (My Mind’s Eye – Playful Posies).

Fabric:  Tan & White Fleece.

Punches:  MS Cherish PATP.

Inks:  Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap & Chipped Sapphire – all Distress Inks, Colorbox Chestnut Roan, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and Faber Castell Black Pen.

Embellishments:  White Pearls, Orange Embroidery Floss, Orange Swiss Dots Grosgrain Ribbon, Faber-Castell White Pencil and Sakura White Gel Pen.'

Tools:  Silhouette Cameo Cutting Machine.

Hope you enjoyed this darling Teddy Bear Graduation Card I created for my co-worker, Linda’s niece.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful weekend!

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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Garden Bear Retirement Gatefold Pocket Card

Garden Bear Retirement Gatefold Pocket Card

Garden Bear Retirement Gatefold Pocket Card1

Garden Bear Retirement Gatefold Pocket Card2

Recipe:

Templates:  “Teddy Bear”, “Teddy Outfit Garden Girl” and Beeutiful Card” from Treasure Box Designs.  Words created using Silhouette Cameo.

Stamp:  “Wood Clear Stamp” by American Crafts.

Material:  Tan and white anti-pill fleece from Hancock Fabrics (bear).

Card Stocks:  White, Yellow, Black, Purple, Tan, Greens, Light Brown and Prints.

Embossing Folder:  Stampin’ Up! Textured Impressions Square Lattice.

Inks:  Brushed Corduroy, Dusty Concord, Mowed Lawn, Mustard Seed, Peeled Paint, Pumice Stone, Scattered Straw and Tea Dye (Distress Inks).  Color Box Chestnut Roan, Sharpie White Poster Paint and Faber Castell Black Pen (Bear’s eyes, eyelashes & nose).

Tools:  Silhouette Cameo, Wire Brush, Black & White Derwent Watercolour Pencils and Fabri-Tac Glue.

Embellishments:  Yellow and Lavender Pearls, Buttons, White Scrapper’s Floss, Green Leaf Trim and Green Swiss Dots Ribbon.

Challenges Entered:

The Outlawz Thursday Twist Challenge – “Add a Button” – May 8th

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope you have a wonderful week!

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Monday, February 18, 2013

Bella Sole Love Letters Heart Box

This is my very first water coloring I did using TomBow Markers.  I have to say I love how vibrant the colors are compared to using Prisma Color Pencils.  Will definitely be creating more projects water coloring with many of my stamps.

Bella Sole Love Letters Heart Box

Bella Sole Love Letters Heart Box1

CHALLENGE_BUTTON

Good morning and welcome to Craft Us Crazy Challenge #37! This week’s challenge is “Use your Favorites” (whatever it may be) with a wonderful sponsor, Iva Nova Chest. The challenge will run from Thursday, February 14th till Wednesday, February 27th. Hope you’ll be able to join us for a chance to win a fabulous prize offered by Iva Nova Chest.

Here's some information about our sponsor:

My name is Natali.  I am card making girl. And from May 2012 I have opened my on-line shop Iva Nova Chest http://www.ivanovachest.com. General line of my shop is: Flowers, Ribbons, Charms... I can provide guddy bags with some product follow the challenge theme (it can be just flowers, or ribbons, or charms, or mix for colours and many more..) I am stay in Malaysia.

Iva Nova Chest is offering the products in the below picture to a lucky winner!

Recipe Used:

Stamp:  “Bella Sole Love Letters” by Elisabeth Bell – Whimsy Stamps (Watercolored with TomBow Markers).

Sentiment Stamp:  “With Love” from TAC – Tagtidbits.

Templates:  “Heart Box” from Silhouette and “Cupid Tags” from My Scrap Chick.

Card Stocks:  Watercolor card stock (Strathmore Watercolor Paper), Purple (TAC), White (Georgia Pacific), Floral Print (DCWV – Fresh Floral Stack), Lavender Dots (DCWV – Fresh Floral) and Purple w/White Hearts.

Felt:  Fuchsia, Purple, Lavender and Olive.

Die-Cuts:  Die-namics Perfect Petal Trio and Mini Rolled Rose (Roses), Spellbinders Rose Creations (Leaf) and Spellbinders Foliage (Leaf).

Inks:  TomBow Markers, Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

Embossing:  Versa Mark Dazzle (Frost) and Black Embossing Powder.

Embellishments:  Clear Heart Rhinestones, Silver Filigree Corner, Star Dust Stickles, Viva Décor Ice White Pearl Pen, White Scrapper’s Floss, Lavender w/Tiny Flowers Sheer Ribbon (Really Reasonable Ribbon), Purple Grosgrain Ribbon, Fuchsia Sheer Ribbon and White Flat Lace.

Challenges Entered:

CMC Copic Challenge – Challenge #62 – “Girly Time” – March 1st

Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Challenge – Challenge #56 – “Add Some Metal” – March 12th

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope you have an opportunity to join in at Craft Us Crazy Challenge to win the fabulous prize being offered.  Have a wonderful week and happy crafting!

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Sunday, January 13, 2013

Sewing Basket and Spool of Thread Card

Sewing Basket and Spool of Thread Card

Sewing Basket

Sewing Basket1

Sewing Basket2

Spool of Thread Card

CHALLENGE WRITE UP HEADERThis project was created for Craft Us Crazy Challenge.  The challenge actually started Thursday, January 3rd.  I was unable to post my project till now due to an unfortunate accident I had on Christmas Eve.  I fell on some ice at my parent’s house and had severe back pain due to it.  Thank goodness it is finally starting to feel much better that I was able to climb stairs to my craft room to take pictures.  Now onto the challenge that ends Wednesday, January 16th.  The challenge is an “Inspiration Photo and/or Something New”.  There is also a brand new sponsor, Ginger Blossom Designs.

Hi!! I'm Jessica Skibicki, owner/seamstress at Ginger Blossom Designs! I make custom and unique handmade items for many occasions and reasons. From bags to baby items and in between! Please check out my Etsy store and see what I can make for you today, or maybe I've already got a special something that's waiting to be mailed out to you!!!

Please check out my sewing tutorial site - http://www.sewcrafted.com

Here is the inspiration photo for the challenge:

 

Not only are we drawing inspiration from the picture above, but our prize for you this week is made with the fabric in the picture!!!! Below is a SAMPLE ONLY of the tote bag you will receive if you're the lucky winner!!

It measures 14" across and 16" top to bottom ( not including handles)
It is fully lined ( No Raw Edges)
Stabilized with a soft padded feel to help protect your items.
Tote bag handles. ( Not fabric to make it even more durable)
Top stitching to secure the tote bag handles in place and to give the tote a finished look.

What a wonderful prize!

Recipe used:

Templates:  “Grammy’s Sewing Kit”, “Spool of Thread” and “Rambling Rose” from My Time Made Easy (all these templates were cut out with the Silhouette Cameo).  “Button Border” and “Doilies” from Silhouette Cameo.

Digital Image:  “Grammy’s Sewing Kit Digital Set” from My Time Made Easy.

Card Stocks:  Ivory & Ivy (TAC), Kraft (Recollections) and Brown & Pink prints (DCWV – The Lace and Linen Stack).

Punches:  Punch Bunch Medium Birch Leaf.

Inks:  Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink and Sakura Rose Gel Pen.

Embellishments:  Hat Pins, Bell Caps, Spacer Beads, Roundel Beads, Glass Beads, Pearls, Seed Beads, Pink Rhinestone Brads, 5/8” Shimmer Fantasy Rose Satin Ribbon (Really Reasonable Ribbon) and 1/4” Ivory Decorative Braid Trim (Wal-Mart).

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope everyone has a wonderful day!  Visit again!  Hope you’ll have an opportunity to join Craft Us Crazy Challenge to possibly win the wonderful prize being offered.

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Friday, December 14, 2012

Days of Christmas

My winner for Day 12 is - Margreet - http://margreets-scrapcards.blogspot.com/ Please contact Donna at Cards for Men to arrange for you to collect your prize.

Christmas Tree Advent Calendar

Christmas Tree Advent Calendar

Welcome to Cards for Men Challenge blog’s 3rd anniversary.  They have been doing something special every year to say thank you to all their followers, participants and sponsors. They have enjoyed seeing all of your creations and have been inspired throughout the year and hope you have been also inspired by their creations as well. This year they are having a special “DAYS OF CHRISTMAS” event which started on the 3rd and runs until the 14th of December.  Today is Day 12 of the “DAYS OF CHRISTMAS” event at Cards for Men.  Each day a different team member hosted the event showing their fabulous Christmas card/project.  I am the last one to be hosting this wonderful event.  The sponsor for my day is Letraset.You will need to leave a comment for an opportunity to win their fabulous prize they are offering.  I will be choosing a winner on Saturday by Random.org from all the comments left here today on my blog.

 

ProMarkers are made by Letraset and are a twin tipped, dye based alcohol marker offering a high quality product at a great price.  Available in 148 colours, they give incredible tonal range and can be applied to a diverse range of materials, not just paper and card.  ProMarkers produce vivid, bright colours right through to the subtlest pastel shades – the translucent inks can also be overlaid and blended, even further extending the range of shades and hues on offer.  ProMarkers quality nibs and inks provide flawless colour lay down with consistent coverage and no unsightly streaking.

Prize offered to a lucky winner is 6 Flexmarkers

I created this Christmas Tree Advent Calendar using my Silhouette Cameo that my husband purchased for me for my birthday.  This is the first project I created using this wonderful machine.  I can’t imagine cutting everything to make this advent calendar by hand.  The boxes, numbers, ornaments and 3D star were all cut with the Cameo.  I used a Martha Stewart Snow Flurry PATP punch for the snowflakes.  The bows were made with Brown, Red and Tan Scrapper’s Floss.  All the printed papers were DCWV Holiday Collection Christmas Stack and Holiday Stack.  The Red, Green and Brown shimmer card stocks are DCWV Shimmer Stack.  And finally the boxes were created using Kraft, Green and Brown card stocks from Recollections.

Well, I hope you have been inspired.  I’ve enjoyed creating this project for such a wonderful event by Cards for Men and was truly honored when asked to participate.  Don’t forget to leave a comment for a chance to win the fabulous sponsor prize being offered.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope everyone has a terrific weekend!  Hope you visit again!

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Autumn Molly Pocket Card

Autumn Molly Pocket Card

Autumn Molly Pocket Card1

Autumn Molly Pocket Card2

CHALLENGE WRITE UP HEADER

Good morning and welcome to Craft Us Crazy Challenge #28!  What some spooktacular entries in our last challenge.  This week’s challenge is “Children and/or FALL” with a wonderful sponsor, Stamp Fairy.  The challenge will run from this Thursday, October 11th till Wednesday, October 24th.  Hope you’ll be able to join us for a chance to win a fabulous prize offered by Stamp Fairy.

stampfairy_minibanner_shopWinner prize is a $10.00 GIFT CERTIFICATE

RECIPE:

Digital Image:  “Molly – Throughout the Year – September” from Stamp Fairy (colored image with Prisma color pencils & OMS and fussy cut out).

Digital Sentiment:  “Fall into Autumn” from Bross Art Addiction and “Fall” from Shabby Princess – digital.

Digital Papers:  Shabby Princess and Megan Turnridge – Autumn Thoughts.

Card Stocks:  Brown & Rust (Recollections), Tan (Value Pack) and Brown Paper Lunch Bag.

Templates:  “Maple Leaf Iris Folding” from Circle of Crafters and “Gift Tags” from Rubber Stamping About.com.

Die-Cuts:  Nestabilities Circles/Scalloped Circles and Cuttlebug Leaves.

Punches:  Fiskars Leaf Border, EK Scalloped Scallop, MS Laurel Leaf PATP, Marvy Oak Leaf and Punch Bunch:  Small Birch Leaf & Small Grape Leaf.

Inks:  Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Clear Star, Copper Star & White Gel Pens.

Embellishments:  Glitter Acorn (Recollections), Viva Décor Bronze & Ice White Pearl Pens, Star Dust Stickles, Cocoa Jute String, 1/2” Moss Swirls Organza ribbon & 3/8” Totally Gold Twill Tape (Really Reasonable Ribbon) and 7/8” Natural Crochet Lace.

CHALLENGES ENTERED:

Southern Girls Challenge – Challenge #55 – Tie a Ribbon Around It – Oct. 23rd

4 Crafty Chicks – 4CCC-111 – Tag!  You’re It!! – Oct. 16th

Sarah Hurley Challenge Blog – Challenge #73 – Autumn – Oct. 28th

Crafts and Me Challenges – Challenge 105 – Anything Goes – Oct. 16th

Digi Stamps 4 Joy – Challenge #52 – You’ve Been Tagged! – Oct. 16th

Divas by Design – Challenge #56 – Anything Goes – Oct. 16th

For Fun Challenges – Fall Favorites – Oct. 23rd (Just for Fun – no sponsor)

Inky Impressions Challenge – Colors of Autumn – Oct. 16th

Simon Says Stamp Challenge – Dies and/or Punches – Oct. 17th

Cupcake Craft Challenges – Cupcake #213 – Autumn/Winter – Oct. 14th

Kaboodle Doodles Challenge – Challenge #140 – Autumn Leaves Falling/Fall Colors – Oct. 14th

Love to Create Challenge Blog – Challenge #36 – Fall Fun/Autumn Colors – Oct. 14th

Victorine Stamps – Challenge #44 – Lots of Layers

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope you have a wonderful week and have an opportunity to participate in Craft Us Crazy Challenge!  See you real soon!

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Mega Blog Candy Alert from Bearly Mine Crafts

Selection of Flowers

Mega Blog Candy from Bearly Mine Crafts

The amount is unbelievable!  It contains a total of 9 rubber stamps (4 – Kenny K, 2 LOTV Christmas, 2 – Saturated Canary and 1 – LaBlanche), 9 dies (a mix of Spellbinders, Memory Box and Cheery Lynn), a selection of Christmas ribbons, loads of flowers and some surprises Donna will be including to celebrate her upcoming birthday and Christmas.  A totally dream come true package of goodies!

Little Darlings Rubber Stamps

 

KK Rubber Stamps

LOTV Stamps

Crafty Ribbons

La Blanche Rubber Stamp

Dies Collection

Surprises

The candy will run until November 30th, just in time for a chance to win this crafting package before Christmas.  Just a few rules that Donna would like for you to follow:

  1. Become a follower of her blog if you aren’t already.
  2. Post the candy picture in your sidebar on your blog.
  3. Mention this blog candy in a post on your blog to help spread the word.
  4. Visit Bearly Mine Crafts blog and enter your name by the widdle blue frog. 

Enter only once!  Those who do not follow the rules will unfortunately have their entries removed.

So, come stop by Bearly Mine Crafts and enter for a wonderful opportunity to have this spectacular package of craft items delivered to your home right before Christmas.  And be sure to follow those few simple rules Donna has stated above to make your chances much better.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day!

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