Thursday, June 29, 2017

I Got My Sassy Britches On

Got another funny card for you today.

I just love the greeting from this Dylunions stamp set.

I have my sassy britches on! How funny! 

Knew I had to use this with one of the doll stamps. Had to order

the pants and skirt set just for the pants to go with the greeting. 

Well worth it! 

The pants are popped over her legs. Wanted to get it some dimension.

The designer paper I used is also one of Julie Nutting's design. 

Me and hubby took a nice long walk on the nature trail yesterday. It was 

so nice out. Of course for the next three days we are in for lots of heat, humidity, and

rain. JOY! 

So today I plan to purge some of my craft stuff. I need to have room 

to organize all my holiday stuff that I use for swaps. I feel like now everything is all over the

room in different containers, and I'd like to have it all in one location. Now

what I really need is a bigger craft room!!!! Ah a girl can dream! 

Stamping trails

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Down on the Farm with Toby

Here is the tag I made using one of the paper packs that I posted yesterday. 

The barn in the background is from the paper pack, and the greeting at the top
and the pig tag.

Toby is the name of the Prima doll I used. 

I thought Toby and his overalls would be great 

"down on the farm". 
The animals are from a sticker sheet that I got at Pat Catan's. 
The milk pail, and tractor are metal charms that I have had for years.
Glad I finally got to use them. 
Here is a close up of Toby and the farm critters. Some

of the stickers I had to stick on cream cardstock then cut them out. 
Toby, pig, and sheep are all popped on the tag. 

I got some other fun stuff in the mail on Monday. 

Rita, Phoebe, and the Catgirl. The pant and skirt set

I used on a card already that I'll post tomorrow. 

Stamping trails

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Three Day Going to the Craft Store

Well I went to Michael's on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. 

Want to know why?

All because I wanted to purchase this paper pack. 

On Friday I went there, and I forgot to take a coupon with me....

well not so much forgot, but didn't have one in the Sunday paper. 

Since I'm still living in the stone age and have a flip phone I couldn't pull

up a coupon while I was there. The paper pack was 19.99 so no way was

I going to buy it. Figured I'd wait for a coupon in the mail.

Speaking of mail my Brother-in-Law Ricky of all people sent me 

a set of coupons from Michael's and I got them on Saturday. 

One of them was for 50% off, but it expired on that day. So

I head out to the store again as I'm willing to pay 10 bucks for the paper pack. 

I get there and do some looking around and found out that the scrapbooking packs are on sale for

40% off. Well I guess I can't use the coupon and could have bought the paper on Friday. 

WRONG! I asked one of the workers and she told me the paper I wanted was not included with the other 

packs because it was a hot buy. However.....she checked and told me that the paper I wanted

would be on sale for 5.99 on Sunday. So that my dear readers is how I ended up at Michael's three

days in a row. Now you might be wondering did I use that 50 percent off coupon? Well yes I did.

I bought We R Memory Makers Tab Punch Board. This is 

 for making tabs for memorydex cards, and planners. I've been waffling on

this purchase seeing how it is 24.99, but for half off I had to have it! 

I also bought this farm pack also from the hot buys. Good deal at 5.99. I've

already used this paper I'll show you what I made tomorrow. 

and I also purchased this lovely bag by Jane Davenport. I needed something

to hold my 24 pack of color pencils. 

Inside look. Love the little tassel! This will be 

my away bag. When me and hubby are traveling I'll be able to take this

along with a coloring book. Gotta plan ahead! 
Stamping trails

Monday, June 26, 2017

Mailable Monday # 199

Not sure I like this card, but I was to tired yesterday 

to scrap it and make a different one, so I'm going with it. 

Base card is Soft Sky, stamp set Jar of Love both by SU. 

Got up to early yesterday which made my day very long. My

left knee has been bothering me. I've been riding the bike and walking

more, and I think its just stressing out the knee. Going to give it a rest today. 

Sarah took her dad to the tank show on Saturday. They had a fun day 


I have a lot of photos that Skip took, but I'm only going to post a few of them. 

I decided not to go with them. They needed some daddy daughter time. 

Plus I got the house to myself which I needed! Got some much needed cleaning, organizing done. 

Went to Michael's yesterday I'll be back tomorrow and post some of the stuff I got. 

Stamping trails

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Sewing Themed Flip Bag, and Pocket Letter

My crafting buddy Kathleen received her swap from me yesterday, 

so I wanted to post some of the things I made for her. 

Here is the flip bag. I had to laugh as we both used the same

pack of designer paper for our bag. You know what they say about

great minds! 

and here is the sewing themed pocket letter. 

I love how this one turned out. 

I used Tim Holtz sewing room, and bird cage die cuts to make

the dressmaker dummy and skirt. 

I really like how the center pocket turned out. I added

a flip to the top of the pocket. 

when you lift the pocket there is a cameo paper clip. 

Here is a photo of just the altered paper clip. 

This is what was under the clip. 

another alter clip. 

Kathleen enjoyed her swap. There were a few more projects. I forgot to 

take a photo of the sewing notebook I made. 

Had fun with this swap. Looking forward to the next one. 

Skip and Sarah went to the tank show yesterday, so I had the house to myself. 

Got some cleaning, crafting done, and also worked out on the recumbent bike. 

I have to make a Michael's run today. There hot buys paper packs are on sale

for 5.99 and there are a few I want to get. I know, I I need more paper, but

I DO!!!!!!! Honest! 

Stamping trails

Friday, June 23, 2017

Sewing Theme Swap

I received the coolest package yesterday from 

 my crafty friend Kathleen. We did a sewing theme swap. 

of course we always do a bit more than the swap requirements. 

Isn't this a pretty little thing? She decorated a mirror that

she got at the dollar store. 

Here is the flip side. 

She changed the plastic mason jar that I sent to her

for the 4th of July swap. We are going to see how many

miles we can put on it sending it back and forth! 

Here is how she wrapped the pocket letter. So creative with her packaging. 

Opened pocket letter. I'm so happy that

she used some of the things I have sent to her in previous swaps. 

Just love the letter! 

Here is a view of the back with the goodies. 

Sewing themed flip bag. Kathy told me the seam

binding in the front pocket belonged to her mom. How special! 

back view. She added a pocket to the back for more goodies. 

View of the bag's contents. Lots of great stuff to create with! 

Mini repair kit. Love the packaging. She put a belly band around it. 


Now here was an unexpected surprise! She

used a embroidery hoop as a base. Don't know if you can tell from 

the photo, but the dresser in the center is an actual 3d piece. 

there is a cat in the window. The details are just amazing! 

Cute little card. How sweet! 
New memorydex cards! These are so fun to make. Good job! 

the tin has a candle on the inside that smells so good! I

put it in my craft room, and left the lid off so I can enjoy it. 

and a fun little sewing tote bag. 

Okay I think I posted everything. I'm so lucky to have

found Kathleen on the Swappers Corner group. 

We have just been enjoying chatting online and swapping. 

Just like two peas in a pod! 

Big hugs Kathleen!!!!! Thanks bunches! Hope you enjoy the swap I sent. 

I'll post photos of the flipbag, and pocket letter I sent to her after

she has seen them. 

Stamping trails

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Prima Doll Altered Clip Board

Made an altered clipboard over the weekend. 

The base is covered with Tim Holtz tissue paper using

Modge Podge. 

The doll is called Priscilla. I used the dress from Audry to

make the dress long in the back. Added some black doilies. 

Poodle, and bistro set is an old set from Stampin'Up. 

I wanted the cork board piece to match everything else so

I painted it black. The tacks are stickers that I backed with

chipboard then hot glued to the tacks. 

Some prima flowers on the top and a ribbon for a hanger

finished off the piece. 

Me and Hubby went for a walk in the park yesterday afternoon. Then

we weeded the garden a bit more, and put up cages around the tomatoes. 

Since I didn't get my hair cut on Monday as planned I'll be going today. 

Also planning on making a pot of chili for dinner. There are enough frozen

tomatoes in the freezer to make one more batch. Thank goodness it went

down to 60 last night and will only be in the upper 70's today. 

Stamping trails

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

4th of July Tag and Happy Birthday Wishes

I received this cute 4th of July tag from Nancy. 

Love that large flag, and glitter blue tag. Nice job Nancy!
She also surprised me with....
a doll stamp, and other goodies. It was really a happy mail day. 

I took it easy yesterday, but my neck is stilling hurting. This is 

really putting a cramp in my crafting! 

Sending a shout out to my gal pal Kathy. 

She is turning 50 today, and from what she

told me she was looking forward to it. That's the 

spirit Kat you are only as old as you feel. 

Hope you enjoy all your birthday goodies. 
Today is also the Summer Solstice. Enjoy the longest day of the year, and
I'll keep looking for the standing stones. 

Stamping trails

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Sewing Themed Pull and Twist Card

I finally got around to making one of these

open and twist cards. This one features a 

sewing theme. I stamped the

dressmaker stamp on the designer paper first, 

then built up different layers of ephemera.
Opening the card.

Fully open. I used different stamps, and Tim Hotlz distress

crayons to add some color. 

Here is a closer look at the front. 

We took a walk at the mall yesterday then went to Costco. 

I think I have to give up weeding and just let hubby do it. 

As the day went on my neck started hurting again. By the end of the night

it was full blown stiff, and I could barely move it. Spent the night in the 

recliner. I'm getting old! 

Stamping trails