Sunday, February 10, 2013

Baby Shower for Granddaughter Nicole

Yesterday we had a baby shower for Nicole, so much fun.  Family and friends attended and Nicole and Ron received some very nice gifts,they are so thankfull all the support they received from everyone.

Kaylene made 80 invitations using her Cricut she received for Christmas from Nicole and Ron (Nicole must have been planning this move for sometime! LOL)

The shower was held at The Clubhouse, a perfect location for a large number of people.  We added centerpieces, balloons, banner and a diaper cake for the festivities.

Nicole and Ron were so excited and went home with a full truck and had to put things in Kaylene's car also. 

Kaylene and Brian gave them a new rocker and Kaylene made camo covers and a throw to match the rocker.

Everyone had a lovely time, and Nicole and Ron thanked everyone for attending.
If you have a special event coming up and need a location The Clubhouse is available at a small fee, check out there blog here.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Back to Blogging

It has been almost two years since my last post.  What they say about retirement is so true, don't know where the time goes.  Am involved with a non-profit group in Roy, Utah for adults and seniors.  Teaching classes in paper crafting and have made projects for each month.  You can check out their blog here. 

These are the projects that we are going to be doing for the month of February on the 15th. 

You might be wondering why there is a Christmas Card shown.  We do a different Christmas card each month, that way in December you don't have to purchase those costly cards.

Thursday, May 12, 2011


One of my favorite blogs is Crafty Creations, it has challenges for all types of crafting. This weeks challenge #118 is Anything Goes, love it!

Have been doing all types of crafts besides cards and just finished this piece. It is a quilted wall hanging. The focal point is a picture of my Great Aunt and Uncle. I've been working on genealogy and also getting things together for a family reunion. We are going to have an auction to offset some of the costs and this is my contribution to the cause.

Printed the picture on photo fabric, cropped it using a rotary cutter that gives the old style ragged edges. Matted the picture three times with other fabrics, just like matting pictures for cards. Used "Wonder Under" on the back of all the fabric.

The base of the wall hanging is a different fabric and it was made like a mini quilt with batting in between the top and back, sewed the two together and turned, then added the photo to the front. Added a piece of lace in the corner and also some pearls (hard to see them). Thought about adding more embellishments, but Billy thought it would take away from the picture. I did sew about the mats and then a few rows on the background. This was a learning experience and will be trying a pillow for my next project.

Thanks for stopping by, love to hear you comments. Have a great day.


Saturday, April 16, 2011


It has been a long, long time since my last post. Have been doing all types of crafts, but just haven't found the time to post them. When Gingersnap Creations challenged us to use a typewriter, I had a few to chose from, but this one is my favorite.

This is an altered notebook which tells its own story. Used papers that I picked up at Joanns and the typewriters are rub ons that were purchased at Michaels, from their $1 bins which have had a price increase to $1.50, inflation is the pits, LOL!

The edges of the book and all the papers were distressed using a sponge and ink. The brown background was solid paper, I used a gold gel pen and started to journal.

The sketch is from a Mojo Monday, from awhile back. For inspiration purposes I make a copy of sketches and have them in a folder so I can go back and pull from these ideas. Twenty different notebooks were completed this way before Christmas and each one was unique.

Thanks for stopping by, and being supportive.


Tuesday, October 5, 2010


Gingersnap Creations has so many wonderful challenges, and I wish there was time to do all of them, but am not staying focused very well lately, have a ton of projects started and keep finding more to start, thus there are alot to complete. Made a list yesterday and hopefully this will help.

GC#70 challenge is to use punches, this is my finished card. The hydrangeas where made by using a piece of white cardstock 1" wide, then folded in half, you then punch out a heart to make the flowers. I then used a sponge and yellow ink to do the center of the flower, and pink ink to sponge the outside of the flower. It takes 2 hearts for each flower, the leaves are also a heart punch, a halft pearl was added to the center to complete the flower. The base of the card is pink card stock, then an embossing folder was used for the white mat. The oval and rectangle are from Spellbinders. The watercan is a stamp from a set that I purchased at Michaels.

This was such a simple technique that I was able to teach my niece how to do it, and also owed my Aunt. My Aunt is just getting into papercrafting and this was something that she would see the result immediately. She does wonderful dried flowers and gave me some that I will be using on my cards.

Am trying to get a few things together for a Boutique with my Aunt around the first of November, really have my work cut out, but am looking forward to giving it a try, will be able to spend some quality time with her, so it will be worth the time.

Thanks for stopping by, would love to hear your comments. Have a wonderful day.

Thursday, September 23, 2010


Have been working on some projects to show my Aunt Marion, she wants to start doing some papercrafts. Kay and I are going to spend the day with her tomorrow, so I wanted to show her some different projects that we could do.
Mojo Monday's sketch this week was perfect for an altered book. The sketches for the cards work so wonderfully for the layouts for altered books, they are such great inspiration.
Used some of my favorite papers by "Graphic 45," Had pearl trim in my stash and added a bow for double face satin. Think is would be such a great book for journaling about what I am grateful for.
Thanks for stopping by today, hope everyone is having a crafty day.

Sunday, September 19, 2010


Was so excited to learn that a was a Gingersnap Gem, for the 3D challenge, it is such an honor, there are so many beautiful pieces to choose from, know the DT really has their work cut out for them to make the decisions on the gems for each challenge.

I've done it again, waited to the last moment to add my card to the Gingersnap Creations challenge to use red and black. Have had the card completed for a couple of days, but time flies when you're having fun.

Kaylene and I went to the scrapbooking show on the 10th of September, and there were alot of great items to choose from, but Heartfelt Creations had some new stamps and die cuts. If you are not familiar with her product you should really check them out.

Had to use the new stamps and die cuts for this challenge. Embossed the base of the card using a textured folder by Provo Craft. The sentiment was from the same set. Added bugle beads to the center of the flower to give more depth.

We have been making a few more cards with the same die cuts, and will post those in the near future.

Working on our patio for the fall season, it is my favorite, because of all the bright colors. Thanks for stopping by, if you have a moment, please leave a comment, it really brightens my day.


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