Monday, August 29, 2016

Froot Loops scrapbook page

I have an awesome page to share with you today!
This is from Creative Kuts, it was one of the files that was part of the Train program from July.

This took a lot of work but I LOVE how it looks!

 What do you think?  Pretty cool huh?

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Crochet projects

Today I want to share some of my recent crochet projects.

This peacock feather blanket is my first design project.  I wanted to make a blanket like I'd seen that was covered in just the feather motif. But after making about 10 of the feathers I realized I couldn't make enough with out going nuts, lol, so I came up with this design.
The original feather granny square was shown by Nadia at Yarnutopia for one of her 365 days of granny squares video. I believe this is the original pattern.

 I had to change the final 2 rows of the pattern to a traditional granny stitch for 2 reasons, I could not get my square to end up square and I wanted it to match the other squares better.

On our recent trip to Kentucky I made a few projects in the car.
First up is this Joy hat from Inside Out.  I've made 3 or 4 hats so far and they always end up too big even following a pattern, don't know why.  Emily loves her hat so that's all that matters.

No one knew what this was when I showed it off.  Can you tell?
It's an instant camera.  It's a satchel type bag. I changed the strap from the original pattern hoping it would have less stretching when it's used.

And finally, I made this cute owl.  It is supposed to be an apple cozy, I turned it into a stuffie by stitching the top and bottom together and filling it with fiber fill.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Merry Christmas

I'm SO ready for fall and winter temperatures!
And if you've been following me long, you  know how much I love Christmas and the crafts that go along with it.

 I used glitter paper for the snowman, it just wouldn't photograph well.
I changed up my lay out from what Cheryl designed (sorry Cheryl)
I wanted the Snowman to be showing off the main photo.
Aren't the words cute?  I love the accessories on them.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Keep your eye on the ball

I just love the QKR turtles.  SO fun!
I colored him up with my pencils and blended him with gamsol.
I created the background in my SIL program and printed him with the background as one layer.
I then cut the 4! and the outline and added it to the front.
 I made the inside the same, replacing the turtle with the saying.
 Isn't he adorable?  I love him!!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Hyena buddies

Design Team

I have a fun new set to share with you from Sunsational Stamps!!
These guys are SO cute!!!
I've had these silly bird buttons for eons and I thought they went well together.
I added some white gel pen accents to them since I used the pre-colored images.

 I wanted to use the hat and thought this was really funny!

Look at that expression! He's just so friendly and cute!!!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Stacker cards

This is a series of cards that Cheryl, from Creative Kuts has designed. 
She is so generous. If you aren't part of her fan page on Facebook, you are missing out on some amazing files.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Aquarium fun

This is an adorable file from Creative Kuts.  This was a page from the July "train" program Cheryl has.

I started with some fun water looking paper for the background and built up from there.
I used CTMH papers for the background and the kids' clothes.
I made the little girl's boots match the shark, since she's pointing to him, he must be her favorite. ;)

 Cheryl included water bubbles in the file but I used my liquid pearls and added more.  I also used my gel pens to add scales to the fish.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Tool Time lay out

This is a great lay out from Creative Kuts.  I don't do a lot of masculine stuff and this is so cute!!
I made the man resemble my dad since he's always building something!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

The Cutting Cafe'

The Cutting Cafe
I have the pleasure of sharing another set of projects from The Cutting Cafe!

Today we are using the Pencil and Apple treat sets
I made the shaped cards, I love shaped cards, they make me smile!

 I kept the pencil simple using some cute gingham paper for the eraser.

 For the apple I used my favorite crackle paper, I love the kraft color on the back so the inside of the card is crackle like the apple. I added a simple twine bow and a fun owl gem.

I couldn't stop there, I had to make the treat box cards too!
 I added some fun fabric embellishments to this one and some yummy candy.

I added an owl to this apple card too.  I started to put the green apple candies in the box to stay with the apple theme, but the red candies looked better.

I'm so happy to have been given this guest designer spot this month.
It was fun!

Saturday, August 20, 2016

June scrapbook lay out

 A little late, but, better late than never right?
How cute is this?  I LOVE that sun! The little surfer dude is so adorable!
I used my Peachy Keen face on him and colored his eyes with my gel pen.

Friday, August 19, 2016

QKR Shaped card challenge

For today's challenge I am using a great snow globe type image, I thought,
So I actually made 2 cards.  I used a mason jar cutting file from the SIL store to create my shaped, shaker card.  I used my fuse tool to make the pocket for the little snowflakes.

For my second card, I used my cutting dies from My Favorite Things to create a pretty snow globe card.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Love sick

Design Team

I kept this card simple using some glitter paper for a background and a fun swirl pattern.
This turtle is one of my favorites! I added the phrase using my SIL program and layered the pieces and printed them as one.