Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Long Bench Cushion

Hey everyone!

This is a bench cushion I sewed for my Aunt and Uncle's little nook in their dining room. They provided me with the materials, and with a little coaching from my dad (because this was my first time handling piping) I think I totally pulled it off. The whole shell is lined with iron-in interfacing, and there's a long zipper along the back to make it easier for washing, or to change it should they redecorate. You'll probably notice from the pictures that the cushion is shorter than the actual bench space, that was planned, they want to put some small shelves on either side. 

Now to make the decorative pillows! Enjoy!


Saturday, September 22, 2012

Christmas Cards

Hey everyone,

Here are some Christmas cards I made last year, I've been looking back through them for inspiration for this year's cards and decided I'd post a few. Enjoy!


Recipe:
Joys of the Season Cartridge -sentiment
Paper from my stash
Foam stickers from my stash


Recipe:
Verse -Luke 2:10
Paper from my stash
Martha Stewart Stickers


Recipe:
Calligraphy Collection Cartridge -sentiment
Paper from my stash
Fabric from my stash
Rik-rak from my stash
Jewelry Essentials hemp


Recipe:
American Alphabet Cartridge -font
Paper from my stash
Foil stickers from my stash


Recipe:
Paper from my stash
Stickers from my stash
Celebrate It paper raffia


Recipe:
Joys of the Season Cartridge -sentiment, shape cutout
Paper from my stash
Ribbon from my stash

Friday, May 18, 2012

Sunshine Wreath

Hey everyone!

So with this recent change in the weather, I decided I needed a new wreath. My old one was Christmasy so I decided to make one to welcome this nice and beautiful weather! 

I decided I'd make the whole thing with ingredients I already had at home, and since I didn't have a foam wreath to start with, I cut this one out of a sheet of cardboard, hence it is so flat. I like how it hangs though, it doesn't stick out too far. I wrapped a 3rd of the cardboard with yellow yarn. I then took two long pieces of a lighter shade of yellow yarn, and a long strip of tulle, and braided them together, then wrapped it decoratively. The flowery part is just made of circles of felt and tulle that I cut at 2" then folded/scrunched and glued on with hot glue.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Assorted Cards Gift Box

Hey everyone!

Every year between Christmas and New Years my dad's side of the family gets together for a weekend. We always have a Scrooge's Christmas gift exchange (also known to some as Yankee Swap) and this was the gift I put in this past year year. An assortment of handmade cards. Some of them you have seen before but others I made just for the set.

Hello Kitty Bon Voyage Card


Recipe:
Designer's Calendar Cartridge -font
Paper from my stash
Hello Kitty patch from my stash

Be my Valentine Card


Recipe:
Wild Card Cartridge -sentiment
Paper from my stash
Stickers from my stash

Roses are Red Card


Recipe:
Paper from my stash
Ribbon from my stash
Embellishment sticker from my stash

You Say It's Your Birthday Card


Recipe:
Paper from my stash
Ribbon from my stash
Making Memories label fetti stickers -birthday
Felt sticker from my stash

Cute Orange Kitty Card


Recipe:
Everyday Paper Dolls Cartridge -Cat
Card base -DCWV
Paper from my stash
Ribbon from my stash
Recollections Pop Dots


You're a Hoot! Card


Recipe:
Paper from my stash
Plantin SchoolBook Cartridge –font
Ribbon –Michaels Dashes, Dots & Checks
Foil stickers from my stash


Just a Note Card


Recipe:
Wild Card Cartridge -sentiment
Card base -DCWV
Paper from my stash
Gems from my stash
Recollections Pop Dots


Baby Card


Recipe:
My Mind's Eye best of paisley paper
Recollections Dimensional Stickers
Basic Basic Ribbons
Fiskars Paper Crimper
Baby stamp from my stash


Mother's Day Butterfly Card


Recipe:
Calligraphy Collection Cartridge -sentiment
Paper from my stash
Jewelry Essentials Hemp
Butterfly patch from my stash


Paisley Owl Card


Recipe:
Paisley Cricut Cartridge -Owl
Paper from my stash
Ribbon from my stash


Green Father's Day Card


Recipe:
American Alphabet Cartridge -font
Paper from my stash
Jewelry Essentials Hemp

With Sympathy Card


Recipe:
Wild Card Cartridge -sentiment
Paper from my stash
Ribbon from my stash
Flower patch from my stash

Striped Birthday Card


Recipe:
Wild Card Cartridge -sentiment
Paper from my stash

Pink Roses Thank You Card


Recipe:
Paper from my stash
Ribbon from my stash
Rub-ons from my stash

Citrus Flowers Thank You Card


Recipe:
Paper from my stash
Ribbon from my stash
Rub-ons from my stash
Brides Table Confetti -flowers

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Simple Birthday Card

Hey everyone!

Here is a simple birthday card I threw together for a last minute order a few weeks ago. This is my favourite colour combination right now: mint green and red. Love it. 


Recipe:
Cindy Loo Cartridge -flourishes 
Paper from my stash
Stickers from my stash

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Embossed Mother's Day Card

Hey everyone!

So this card is for a few blog challenges. Mary's Cricut Cardz Challenge over at Cardz TV and also Fantabulous Cricut, both have a mother's day card challenge this week and over at Sprinkled With Glitter, the challenge is create ANY type of project using ANY type of embossing. This is my first time trying out a Sprinkled With Glitter challenge so it should be fun.

I have the tools to both heat embossing and dry embossing, but I really love how heat embossing looks. I really don't do it often enough. I tried stamping the flourish in several different positions but in the end this was definitely my favourite take.


Recipe:
Art Nouveau Cartridge -font
Paper from my stash
Ribbon from my stash
Celebrate it paper raffia
Adirondack embossing powder in Espresso

Wedding Shower Cards

Hey everyone!

So, my sister recently got hitched! Here are a few cards I made for assorted bridal showers for her.


Recipe:
Tie the Knot Cartridge -shoes
Paper from my stash
Ribbon from my stash
Rhinestone stickers from my stash


Recipe:
Wild Card Cartridge -sentiment
Tie the Knot Cartridge -dress
Paper from my stash


Recipe:
Tie the Knot Cartridge -umbrella
Storybook Cartridge -corner embellishments
Paper from my stash


Recipe:
Wild Card Cartridge -sentiment, card base
Paper from my stash
Ribbon from my stash

Friday, May 11, 2012

Engagement Cards

Hey everyone!

So in case you haven't heard, my sister got married! For the engagement party I made some cards for them.


Recipe:
Tie the Knot Cartridge -monogram
Paper from my stash
Recollections Pop Dots


Recipe:
Tie the Knot Cartridge -branch
Rhinestones from my stash
Paper from my stash


Recipe:
Tie the Knot Cartridge -Glasses
Ribbon from my stash
Paper from my stash


Recipe:
Tie the Knot Cartridge -sentiment, flourish
Jewelry Essentials hemp
Ribbon from my stash
K&Company Chipboard letter
Paper from my stash

Flower Cutout Card

Hey everyone!

I had a particularly fun time making this card for this week's Less is More colour challenge. Unfortunately I missed the deadline as I didn't realize that the blog was run from across the pond! I thought I'd post it anyway. I've told you before how much I love colour challenges but the whole idea of the Less is More challenges is so unique and very inspiring. Cards don't have to be extravagant to be beautiful and it's always a nice refresher to take it down a notch. I usually have the problem "I feel like something's missing" or "it needs more." Maybe if I focus more on these challenges I'll learn to see empty space as an element itself and not something that needs to be filled or covered up.

Challenge: Yellow

I always enjoy making cutout cards and this one in particular like I said, was a lot of fun. Enjoy!


Recipe:
Stretch Your Imagination Cartridge -sunflower cutout
Paper from my stash
Ribbon from my stash
Silver Jelly Roll Metallic pen

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Crochet Placemat

Hey everyone!

So when I was making my Christmas gifts this past winter, I could not think of a darn thing to give my grandpa. What do you give a little old man who has everything? My mom suggested I crochet him a placemat for the centre of his kitchen table and I agreed it was a great idea. I chose the colours because yellow is his favourite colour and the dark green edge would be easy to see against the light colour of his table, you know, so he wouldn't put something half down on it and it spill or something.


Recipe:
Pattern - http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/oval-placemat-coaster 
Yellow -Red Heart Super Saver in Gold
Green -Red Heart Soft Yarn in Dark Leaf

Monday, February 20, 2012

Pixel Heart Valentine For My Hubby

Hey everyone!

I know this post is a little late for Valentines Day but I figured I could share with you the card I made for my husband this year.

Just to be clear, I love my husband very much. Even though this valentine might not seem very personal, it is indeed, very personal. Also, HVD stands for Happy Valentines Day, not a venereal disease. 


I got the idea from www.minieco.co.uk. There is a great tutorial and a downloadable template. You should check out that blog, it's packed with adorable and fun tutorials and crafts. 

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Christmas Gift Tags

Hello everyone!

I haven't done any challenges lately so I thought since I made these gift tags that I would enter them in Mary's Cricut Cardz Challenge over at Cardz TV.

Challenge: Make Christmas gift tags.

Simple enough. I make goodies every year for my husband's brothers. There's too many of them so they don't like doing traditional gift giving. This year I made peanut butter balls, chocolate butterscotch fudge, oatmeal apple cookies, and red raspberry chocolate bars. I also made these little tags that I strung on a ribbon around the plates of goodies. On the inside it lists all treats previously stated. They looked so cute all finished but in the mad rush I forgot to take a picture of the finished plates. At least I got one of the tags!

Argyle Christmas Wreath

Hey everyone!

I know it's been a while since I last posted so I thought I'd let you know what I've been up to. Like everyone else, Christmas is a busy time for me, but I am such a genius that on top of everything that normally makes the season busy, I moved at the beginning of December. I've also learned to crochet, and I cooked my first (and second) turkey dinner complete with homemade stuffing and cranberry sauce. Not to mention all the goodies I bake for all my husbands relatives (he's the youngest of 8) and the Christmas cards and gift tags I make every year to go on presents and to mail out. Busy busy busy. Now don't mistake that as complaining, I LOVE being busy. 

Well here is a project I recently made. I decided I needed a Christmas wreath. I've never had a wreath ever and I wanted to tackle making one. I found some inspiring tutorials online for all kinds of wreaths but I decided to make an argyle wreath. That flower is the first pattern I learned to crochet and it was specifically for this bad boy. I'm very happy with how it turned out and it looks great hanging on my old and new front doors.