Tuesday, May 7, 2013

My First Crocheted Doll Outfit

Emmalee asked for more clothes for her "daughter", Carlie. I saw some cute outfits in Michael's, but then decided to search for knit/crochet patterns online. I found the slouchy beanie hat pattern here and the "Just Like Me" shrug pattern can be found on the Red Heart website here. There is even a pattern to make a matching shrug for your child. Both pieces were fairly easy to work up, and Emmalee just  LOVES them! Thanks for looking :)

**Note:   I have been trying to use up yarn I already have in my stash, so I used Lion Brand's Cotton Ease in this pretty Berry color and I added the lil flower embellie with a bit of white fingering weight yarn.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Crochet Cover for BBW Hand Sanitizer...Seriously Cute!!!

I just cannot get over how stinkin' CUTE this is! If you can't tell, this is a crochet cozy for those lil Bath & BodyWorks Pocket Hand Sanitizers. I carry them in my purse and in my car and now they are not only functional, but stylin'....AWESOMENESS!!!!

Thank you to CrochetDynamite for this adorable FREE pattern! This was so easy to create and would be great as stocking stuffers, party favors, lil gifties for a bestie, etc. And hey, you will be making the world a cleaner place by sharing ;) Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Coffee Mug Cozy (crochet)


Okay so I've kinda been on a crochet kick lately and while browsing the web last nite, I came across this yummy pattern. Thanks Micah for offering this to us for FREE!!!I was searching for something that would work up quickly AND use a bit of my leftover yarn.  I wasn't sure about the color combo at first, but now I really like it! Not only will these lil cozies keep your fingers from getting burned, they eliminate the need for a coaster. Thanks for looking and happy hooking ;)

Monday, April 8, 2013

Paperback Book Cover (crochet)


BEAUTIFUL day in Red Lion! Spring finally found us here in PA :)

My mother-in-law is an avid reader like myself, and when I was contemplating a Mother's Day gift I decided I'd make a cover for her books. It protects your paperbacks, and if you happen to be reading something a bit naughty, like the novel seen below, no one will be the wiser LOL

After a bit of searching, I came across this FAB crochet pattern. I love that it comes with a clasp and a built in bookmark as well. I whipped this up in just a couple evenings watching TV. It's very easy to follow. The original pattern called for just a button closure but I added the flower cuz well, I add flowers to just about ALL my projects ;) Thanks for visiting.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

So Tweet!

We moved into our new home in December 2011, and when spring arrived, we discovered Mourning Doves  had taken up residence underneath our 2nd-story deck. It was wonderful to watch them prepare a nest, hatch their eggs, care for the babies and eventually teach them to fly.They did kinda make a mess, but we honestly didn't mind :)

I am submitting this layout to Frosted Designs. The current challenge is to use 'chevrons' on your layout/project. If you want to join the fun, and have a shot at winning a $20 gift cert from The Paper Trail, you must enter before noon on Thursday 3/14.

The sketch I used is from Pamela's World of Scrap. The FABULOUS challenge prize there is a cute paper and embellies collection from Fancy Pants Designs.   You have until Friday 3/15 to enter this one :)

***I apologize for the photo...we have an absolute dreary day here in PA!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Project 52 Weeks: Layout 6

For this week's layout I used the 'Pink Print' over at The Pink Elephant. I rotated the sketch to better accommodate my photo. I picked up this adorable kit from Colorbok at Christmas Tree Shoppes last year for just a few dollars...I do love a good bargain! Thanks for looking :)

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Project 52 Weeks: Layout 5

The challenge this week at The Pink Elephant is called LIFT it. Simply recreate a previously seen layout. My creation was inspired by the layout found here. I prefer clean and simple lines on my pages, so this one was perfect :) 

I am also submitting this to the Frosted Designs Fabulous Friday Challenge. You have to use the word LOVE  + at least 1 heart somewhere on your project. I used a LoveU word stamp and a heart button. Thanks for visiting :)

That's Amore paper pack (CTMH)
Unity SS (CTMH)
Garden Green CS (CTMH)
Just Blooms paper flower (CTMH)
2 " scallop punch (SU!)
flower punch (Marvy)
brad, ribbon and buttons from my stash
Tulip, Chocolate & Cocoa inks (CTMH)
Fiskars border punches
foam word stamp

Project 52 Weeks: Layout 4

Post # 200... woohoo!!! This is my LO for week 4 of the challenge.  Almost all caught up :) This is a pic of Emmalee taken at the dance studio in her costume for the June Jubilee. This was her first year taking ballet. Her instructor was Miss Heidi and the girls danced to "Somewhere over the Rainbow". My heart was full watching her up on the stage doing something she LOVES!

Tickled Pink paper pack and die cuts (CTMH)
Just Blooms paper butterfly (CTMH)
Blush, Sweet Leaf and Crystal Blue inks (CTMH)
clear butterfly sparkle & button from my stash

Project 52 Weeks: Layout 3

Since coming down with the flu last month and then falling in my bathroom last week, I am just trying to play catch-up. Here is my LO for week 3 of the challenge.  We really enjoyed hatching our butterflies, and this year we may order lady bugs :)

Bella paper pack (CTMH)
square brads (MM)
buttons from my stash
Creme Brulee ribbon (CTMH)
Just Blooms paper flowers and butterfly (CTMH)
clear sparkles (CTMH)
George and Basic Shapes Cricut cartridge

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Project 52 Weeks: Layout 2

Well I WAS off to a good start this year, and then BAM! our family came down with the flu! Haven't been sick like that for YEARS! And just when I was feeling better, I slipped and fell in my bathroom :( I have some scrapes and nasty bruises as a result, but could have been much worse. UGH, I am just a mess LOL

Anyway, I am doing my best to get caught up. This is my LO for Week 2 of the Project 52 Weeks Challenge. I love this pic of Emmalee with Santa. She is wearing the ruffle scarf I made for her recently :) Thanks for looking!

pattern paper and textured CS(DCWV)
silver and snowflake brads (MM)
red sparkles (CTMH)
tree and santa images (Persnickety Prints)
December Word Puzzle SS (CTMH)
Olive ink (CTMH)
loopy border punch (Martha Stewart)
All Mixed Up Cricut cartridge
2" scallop punch (SU!)

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Project 52 Weeks: Layout 1

Woohoo! It's only Wednesday and I've gotten my first layout for the new challenge completed! I RARELY get to see my son Tim dressed up, so these occasions are precious indeed :) His girlfriend broke up with him JUST BEFORE the dance and, I was so happy when Leah agreed to go along as his date. They have known each other since grade school, and Tim has always been sweet on her. Hallelujah for happy endings!

365 Cards: Home Tweet Home

I finished updating my blog after a long hiatus from papercrafting and decided to check out what was going on around the blogosphere. The first challenge of 2013 at 365 Cards is to create a card celebrating something new...a new baby, a new home etc. My DS has a friend who just moved into a new home and I made this lil card for her. Thanks for visiting :)

Cardstock: Juniper, Cranberry, Blush, White Daisy, Cocoa (CTMH)
Pattern Paper: Jingle (CTMH)
White Daisy grosgrain ribbon (CTMH)
Live Simply Cricut cartridge

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Project 52 Weeks 2013

Among my resolutions this year is to get back to scrapbooking. I realize I must specifically carve out time in my day to do the things I enjoy most. To help keep me motivated, I decided to join a challenge. The ladies over at Scrapbook.com started a thread called Project 52 Weeks. I will be held accountable for completing one layout per week. If I can't accomplish this, then I may as well hang it up for good! :) I REALLY was tempted to join the 365 pages challenge, but I woulda been settin myself up for failure. Can't wait to get started!!!
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