Thursday, April 5, 2012

Mother Daughter Tea

 Where have I been?  Life has been crazy and I haven't posted anything on this blog for awhile.  I have been spending time in my craft room but I haven't taken any pictures...
Last week I organized a mother daughter tea at church and had a wonderful time.  We reused some tissue paper flowers from a wedding I helped with last year, they worked out perfectly for the tea.  Several ladies from church made the wonderful food.  It was a wonderful night and many of the girls said this was the best night!  Later I'll post the party favors and the craft.  Have a great day!

The room decorated.

All the sandwiches and pretty desserts.

My daughter and me.

My daughter getting some delicious food.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Butterfly Card

The challenge at 365 Cards for day 292 is so soothing-use soothing colors and images on your card.   Have a great day!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Doll Dress

 I finished one of my daughters Christmas presents! I made her a dress from this simplicity pattern from Joann; I picked it up when they had all the patterns for $1.00.  I'm really happy with the way it turned out!  I  wasn't sure if I would finish the dress, I haven't made anything with sleeves since I was in home ec class many years ago...  Of course I think I picked the hardest dress in this pattern, I was ready to leave the inset out at the neck.  I left the ribbon off at the waist, I was happy with how the waist looked without the ribbon and decided to leave it alone.  It's not perfect and thankfully it's for a doll but I think my daughter will  be really happy with the dress.  Have a great day!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Baby Card

My boys needed a baby card for one of their youth leaders surprise shower.  The baby surprised everyone and decided to come before the shower so his leader wasn't there for the night.  This is simple card using my cricut and the wrap it up cartridge.  I used an old stamp set for the sailboat on the onesie.  I used the challenge at 365 Cards , divide and conquer (Divide your card into 4 parts - and each part should have a different background pattern)  This challenge is from a couple of weeks ago but I haven't had a chance to post until now.  Have a great day!

Happy Camper Crunch

My daughter was star of the week at school and got to bring in a treat.  She wanted to make happy camper crunch.(golden grahams, mini marshmallows, and chocolate chips.)  We made little treat bags for the crunch and used the cricut for the tent and sign.  The tent is from campin' critters and the sign is from walk in my garden.  I printed happy camper crunch on the computer.  They turned out really cute and I will be making more for a camping theme event I will be part of in January. (which is actually why I showed her this great treat in the first place.) 

Thursday, October 20, 2011

I'm still here...

I can't believe it's been almost 2 months since my last post.  I thought when school started I'd have lots of time, ha!  I have been crafting, every year my Mother-in-law has a craft show at her church and I bring a few things to sell.  This year she is having one at her house too.  Here are some pictures from the sale.
Here are some of the wonderful things my in-laws make.
Have a great day!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Bike Hello Card

Wednesday's challenge at 365 Cards is album inspired.  I used my sweethearts cartridge and my tie the knot cartridge for this card.  Have a great weekend!

Raspberry Lemonade Card

Mondays challenge at 365 Cards is mixed drinks inspired-raspberry lemonade.  The challenge is to make a card thinking of raspberry lemonade-yum, a favorite summer drink.  I can't believe summer is almost over; school starts for my kids next Thursday.  Today my husband took off work and we went on a family bike ride along Lake Michigan, stopped at the beach, and went out to lunch.  What a fun way to enjoy some of the last days of summer.  I enjoyed some raspberry ice tea with lunch another favorite summer drink. 

Friday, August 19, 2011

Vintage Card-Plus Green

Today's challenge at 365 Cards is vintage plus green.  I made this guy birthday card with some graphic 45 paper.  This sheet is great because it has all these great vintage pictures that are perfect for guy cards.  Have a great weekend!

Vintage Scrapbook Page-Grandma

This week at 365 Cards is vintage week.  Monday's challenge was vintage plus red, I didn't make a card but I decided to use this challenge to make a scrapbook page of my Grandma.  I haven't posted in a while because we were on vacation.  We go "up north" every year for vacation to my parents lake home.  This year my Grandma was able to come for part of the time and stay at my aunt & uncle's across the lake.  It was so wonderful to be able to spend some time with Grandma on vacation!  Love you Grandma!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Ice cream Birthday Card

I made this card with my sweet treats cricut cartridge.  At Fantabulous Cricut for challenge me Monday this week the challenge is I scream for ice cream-make something with a cool treat.  At 365 Cards the challenge is having a heat wave.  I don't know about you but with the heat wave we've been having who wants to bake a birthday cake, a birthday sundae sounds sooooo much better!   This is tournament weekend for my son's baseball team they'll need to drink tons of water and maybe eat a sundae. :)  Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Grandma's 90th Birthday

 A couple of weeks ago we celebrated my Grandma's 90th birthday party.  She is one of the greatest women I know.  Grandma is the one who introduced me to crafting many years ago, she gave me a small plastic sewing box for Christmas one year along with some embroidery projects to make.  I recently gave my daughter that sewing box and introduced her to embroidery thread, right now she is making friendship bracelets.  I think I will show her how to do some embroidery.  Grandma's made every great grandchild an embroidered quilt that they'll save forever.

  For Grandma's 90th my cousin ordered personalized M&M's and I made 160 little treat bags  inspired by My Pink Stamper.  The M&M's had pictures of Grandma on them and they were a big hit!  On each of the tables we placed these picture holders with a picture on each side.  To make these I used mod podge to adhere paper to a piece of wood and followed a tutorial from Mamie Jane's to make the wire holder.  My Aunt had pictures of Grandma as a baby on up to the present.  Grandma loved it and I loved being part of her special day!  Love you Grandma!

My Pink Stamp Design Challenge

My Pink Stamper is having a design team call with a challenge to make a card, scrapbook page, or other Cricut project with your favorite Cricut cartridge using the following colors......Orange, Turquoise, Green, Brown,(other optional color of your choice) I made a card using my forever young cartridge with stickles on the flowers and on the orange.  The card stock is stampin' up and the paper is My Mind's Eye.  The ribbon is from my stash, maybe hobby lobby and the stamp is from an older stamp set.  Have a great day!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Bean Salsa

This recipe from my friend Gail is my families favorite summer salsa.  My husband does not like beans, peppers, tomatoes, or corn in things but he loves this salsa.  Its a great way to get your kids to eat some veggies!  I never wait to let it sit over night, we always eat it right away.  I think I'll make some today...
Bean Salsa:
1 small can corn, drained & rinsed (I use white shoepeg corn)                            
1 12oz can black beans, drained & rinsed
5 roma tomatoes chopped (I usually use 2)
1/2 cup green pepper chopped
1/2 cup red pepper chopped
minced red onion
minced garlic
chopped cilantro
little salt, to taste
lime juice
8oz Zesty Italian dressing
Mix together and let sit overnight.  Serve with tortilla chips.

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Sunday, July 10, 2011

I Can Only Imagine-Wynonna Judd