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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Custom Diaper Cake


I love making these adorable diaper cakes, also called Nappy Cakes. This particular one is a custom order. My customer, who also happens to be my daughter's friend. They have been friends since about the age of 4 or 5 years old. She is like a daughter to me. When she called to ask if I could put together a diaper cake if she buys the goodies I was not about to say no! I think it turned out pretty cute! I added in some tissue paper carnations to help make that tissue paper stuffed filler a little prettier. 

Do you want to know how to make tissue paper carnations? here is the link to the tutorial I used:

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Scalloped Edges


This week at Outlawz Challenges on Twisted Thursday the twist is SCALLOPED EDGES! The challenges are always ANYTHING GOES, but with the fun optional twist! Our wonderful sponsor this month is 

Be sure to come join in on the fun to have a chance at winning a fabulous prize from our sponsor! 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Crochet Gray Sneakers


Today, I have been working on another pair of crochet Sneakers! Finished this pair in gray! 

Monday, August 14, 2017

Crochet Neon Orange Sneakers


The crochet Sneakers have been a BIG hit with friends and family! Orange isn't even my favorite color, but I am liking this pair the best so far! I crocheted these up today for an order from a friend.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Layers & Dimensions


Hey there crafty friends and followers! It is that time of week again to kick off the Twisted Thursday challenge at Outlawz Challenges! We have a wonderful sponsor this month:


Unfortunately my card is not using any of their products as my order has not arrived yet! But they have some amazing stamps you must check out! Cant go shopping just yet, then come on by Outlawz challenges and check out the rest of the cards for this weeks wonderful challenge!

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Faux stitching


Hey there crafty friends and followers! It is that time again for a fun Anything Goes challenge at Outlawz Challenges! We have a wonderful new sponsor this month, YOUR NEXT STAMP! Unfortunately I did not use any of their products in my card, I was late in ordering, but they have some wonderful products that you must see! The gals on the team have created some amazing cards that you also might like to check out! Don't want to join us at Outlawz Challenges, then look to the right, I have links on this page to my Design Team and you can check out their fabulous creation using Your Next Stamp products!


Thursday, July 27, 2017

Anything Goes!




Hey there crafty friends and followers! It is that time of the week again the day before Friday when your weekend officially begins, that is right get your boot scootin' crafty paper cutters out and let's have some paper crafting fun! It is the last week of the month to enter your chance to win a prize from our wonderful sponsor this month! My card design is using Fun Stampers Journey papers and with a little creativity and their beautiful assortment of papers I had a lot of fun creating this card! Interested in seeing some of the papers and products yourself? 

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Once you have that card completed come on over and enter the TWISTED THURSDAY challenge at OUTLAWZ CHALLENGES! Twisted Thursdays are always an ANYTHING GOES challenge, but with a fun twist! This week it is ANYTHING GOES with a TWIST of ANYTHING GOES! Yee haw! 

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Dr Who Custom T-shirt


Hey there friends and followers! 

I bring you a custom shirt I made for the birthday boy in my family that likes Dr Who. He was home when I was making it, and caught me in the process. He made sure that I knew the bow tie does not go with this Dr Who saying. But I hadn't seen the show so I went off of what I had researched in T-shirt designs for Dr Who. Oh well, what do you do! It probably wont fit him anyways. He is a tall young man and seems to think he wears a medium, so this is a medium, I am saying to myself there is no way. But we will find out in a few days, on his birthday! :) 

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Crochet Dark Purple & White Sneakers


Hey there crafty friends! This weekend I started working on a pair of Crochet Sneaker House Shoes, one pair lead to two pairs, and two pairs has lead to possibly six more pairs! We'll see!  Are they not the cutest! 

This is a Small Women's 5/6

I thought I needed to make myself a pair but by the time I was done with the first shoe I had a request for this size so if she likes dark purple, my second order will be completed. They really do look cute on your feet! I am still planning on making myself a pair these will be great for dancing around the living room while cleaning house, not to mention it will save my socks! :) 

Monday, July 24, 2017

Crochet Hyndrangea & Black Sneakers


Hey there crafty friends! This weekend I started working on a pair of Crochet Sneaker House Shoes, one pair lead to two. Are they not the cutest! This is a Medium  Women's 7/8 
Custom ordered to color preference. They really do look cute on your feet! See photo below for fit, this is same shoe! Cute eh? 


Sunday, July 23, 2017

Crochet Lavender & Black Sneakers


Hey there crafty friends! This weekend I started working on a pair of Crochet Sneaker House Shoes. Are they not the cutest! This is a Large  Women's 9/10 
Custom ordered to color preference. They really do look cute on your feet! See photo below for fit, this is same shoe before faux laces! Cute eh? 


Thursday, July 20, 2017

Put a Ribbon on it!


Hey there crafty friends and followers! 

It is my favorite day of the week!

THURSDAY

That means it is time for our fun ANYTHING GOES with OPTIONAL TWIST at Outlawz Challenges on Twisted Thursday! 

This weeks twist is Ribbon! 


We have an awesome sponsor this month! My card is using our sponsors papers, and stamps! You definitely need to come and check out our design teams card they are AMAZING! Our wonderful dedicated guest designer this week is Edwina Brown and she has created two beautiful cards that you must see! So come on over to OUTLAWZ CHALLENGES!  what are you waiting for? We hope to see you there!


Thursday, July 13, 2017

Shaped Card


This week on Twisted Thursday we have a fun twist to our always Anything Goes Challenge at Outlawz Challenges, shaped cards! Here is my card using the fabulous papers from papercraftinwitherica.com our wonderful Sponsor this month!


Wednesday, July 12, 2017

I'm a Winner?



That is right! I won at Outlawz Challenges! A fantastic gift certificate to Oozak, I am the Outlawz DT Winner!

Woo Hoo! I had no idea as a team designer I could win anything. I guess I was concentrating on my team that I hadn't really payed much attention. Lol! GO FIGURE! I would like to say Thank You to anyone who decided to honor me with this award. It is with great pride that I accept this gift certificate from Oozak and use it with such joy and happiness on many crafty things that will indeed make my crafty world better! 

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Carpenter Rules


Hey there crafty friends! Today I am sharing a shirt I designed for a Carpenter. We own and operate a cabinet manufacturing company and through the years we have discussed buying shirts for all the guys in the shop. It was the main reason my hubby agreed to purchasing my first Cricut cutting machine, he wanted me to make all sorts of things for his business. I never did with the Cricut my machines blade from the start were not working well with vinyl. 

It was a few years later all the rave was on the Silhouette Cameo machine, and its blades were nice and sharp! I have made 3 shirts this year for the hubby's business. Eventually all the guys will have their own shirt with its own quirky little saying on the back. I still have a few bugs to work out, for instance in this design the shirt is a 4X, I wish I had made the banner larger, for that size shirt it kind of looked a little small, but hey I am sure the employee will have it stained up and dirty before you know it and he will need another! My goal is to make each guy 5 shirts, one for every day of the week during warm months, and then I will need to make winter shirts, and hats you name it! The ideas are endless, thanks to Pinterest! LOL! 

Time to get a few more rows in on my hubby's afghan, I need little side projects like this shirt to keep me from going bonkers due to crochet afghan overload! Until next time, much love and craftiness to you all!

Monday, July 10, 2017

Crochet Bernat Blanket Yarn Afghan


Hey there crafty friends! Among many afghans my hubby has requested this is one he was eager to buy the yarn for. Isn't it the most plush yarn you ever seen? So soft and squishy! I had already started it once, I had about six skeins on, and I was gaining stitches by the row, it was not keeping its rectangle shape. I frogged it, another words "rippit" all back out! It really had too many holes for hubby's taste anyways, so I was off to search for a new pattern and quick before he notices that I had  pullled it all out. I stumbled upon a free pattern from Yarnspirations.com using the same yarn. The pattern calls for an L hook, I chose an N, but wishing I had gone even larger on the hook size. Hubby wants it to overlap the king size bed. 80x100? Aye ye ye! Good thing I have many other crafts to keep me from going bonkers on crochet overload! So far I am starting my 3rd skein of Vinatge white Bernat Blanket yarn. $4.99 at Hobby Lobby.com only took two days to arrive with no extra shipping cost! I have 19 more skeins to go. He also requested  a border alternating between the white and a gray. He wants to keep me busy I think! Well off to go add on my goal of a skein a day! Wish me luck! 

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Inchies


Hello everyone! Thursday is here once again and this week is also the first week of the month for a new sponsor at OUTLAWZ CHALLENGES on Twisted Thursday! Check out this months sponsor papercraftinwitherica.com. Erica Falk-Huzar is the consultant for Fun Stampers Journey, and has sent all the Designers on Twisted Thursday a gift package of goodies to use in this months challenges. 
   


My card is using the fabulous design papers and those awesome wooden stars by Fun Stampers Journey! I do hope you come on by the challenges and check out the rest of the design teams card layouts, not to mention we have a special guest designer of the week, and see who made the TOP PICK of last weeks challenges! Come on by, it is so much fun! 

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Crochet Patriotic Drawstring Bag


Hey there crafty friends! I am here today to show you this adorable patriotic drawstring bag in crochet! This particular bag is a custom design, with an embroidered monogrammed American flag star, the drawstring is braided with wooden beads. I totally enjoyed making this bag using Red Heart yarn in Red, White and Blue. 
This bag was made for my crochet swap partner in the Friendship Crochet Swap group on Facebook. I hope she likes it as much a I do! 

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Adorably Crabby


One great thing about being a card designer is that you want to use your art and craft supplies to enter all the fun challenges. Who cares if you win a prize, to me I win every time I complete a card or project. I try to use all my crafty supplies so that I don't feel like I wasted money on any of this clutter. Card making helps me use up some of it. It is even better when you get a cute little image from the sponsor to play with like this adorably cranky crab from this months sponsor Whimsy Stamps. Here is my card for this weeks ANYTHING GOES card challenge on TWISTED THURSDAY at outlawzchallenges.ning.com




Thursday, June 22, 2017

Fun In the Sun!





It is time for a fun challenge over at Outlawz Challenges! Twisted Thursdays it is time for FUN IN THE SUN, or you can play along with ANYTHING GOES!!! COME ON BY and join in the fun!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Christmas


It is time for the ANYTHING GOES challenge at OUTLAWZ CHALLENGES on Twisted Thursday! This weeks optional twist is CHRISTMAS! Hope to see you there!

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Crochet Round Table Mat


I seriously need to turn my backyard patio from drab to fab, so why not start off with some colorful place mats! I have 3 more to go! I am making 4 in assorted colors. I am hoping it will give a cleaner feel to the patio and if anything bring some color to it! :D This particular pattern was very easy to work up as long as you remember to keep slip stitching to the center of the previous rounds shell stitches before starting the next round, you will do just fine! ;)  When I have them all finished I will return with an updated post of how they look! You might even get a before and after shot! 

Do you crochet and want to try this pattern? It can be found here:

Friday, June 9, 2017

Crochet Drawstring Bag


Hello friends! The last few days I have been racking my brains deciphering this pattern. I deciphered my first ever of what is called a symbol graph pattern. The pattern can be found here:



Thursday, June 8, 2017

Masculine


It is once again time for this week's challenge over at Outlawz Challenges on Twisted Thursday! This weeks optional twist is Masculine. I have a hard time doing masculine so my design was based on the male reader in the family. I tried to give it a book design. This month we have a wonderful sponsor, Whimsy Stamps. The adorable fire flies in the jar image is one of their great digi designs!


Sunday, June 4, 2017

Summertime Anysoldier Card Swap 2017



It is time for the Summertime Anysoldier Card Swap! Here are a few cards I whipped up for the swap! 

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Stars


It is time for the Twisted Thursday Challenge for the month of June! This months sponsor is Whimsy Stamps and we have a fun optional twist of Stars! 


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