Saturday, March 21, 2015

Some Quick Stitches

OMGoodness!!
It's been over a month since I've been here...
how time flies!
I knew going into this year that I wouldn't be posting as much as in the past...
the kids are growing so fast and there's just so much on our plates...
but I really didn't mean to go this long.
Maybe I should change the name of the blog to "When I Remember"...*giggle*.

3/4th's of the kids have been on spring break for the last week and 2 of them headed out early (VERY early) last Saturday for NYC with our church youth chorus...
and while waiting for them to come home Thursday night I finally broke out some of the new dies from Erin's new Quick Stitch Sewing Staples Kit at PTI.
I love that the dies from Erin's kits will eventually be sold in the store as stock...
that they aren't a one time deal...
but after growing up in a household that could never find my mother knowing where a pair of scissors were...
I knew that I wanted to make her a scissor keeper and needle book for Mother's Day so I ordered the kit so I would have everything in time.
Plus I really liked the sentiment in the little stamp set and can see using it for various handmade gifts.
So anyway...
I decided to start with the scissor keeper...
and have now made 3 of them they're so easy to put together!

The first one is mine...
I didn't have the floral cluster centered like I thought did so I'm looking at it as my "learning" one...
double check placement at all times! *wink*

Navy Quick Stitch Scissor Keeper

This one is made out of Midnight Blue and lined with White both from Felt on the Fly/Etsy...
the floral cluster uses Winter Wisteria, Lavender Moon, Royal Velvet, Simply Chartreuse and Spring Moss all from PTI

Here's my 2nd one...
floral placement much better...

Grey Quick Stitch Scissor Keeper


This is made from Slate Grey, lined with Smoke Grey and floral cluster is composed of Thistle, Baby Pink and Light Blue all from Felt on the Fly...
the leaves are Simple Chartreuse and Spring Moss from PTI.

And this one is probably my favorite...
I love the folk art feeling with these colors...

Black Quick Stitch Scissor Keeper


This one is True Black, Lined with Vintage Cream and the floral cluster is Ocean Tides, Terracotta Tile, Autumn Rose, Simply Chartreuse and Spring Moss...all from PTI.

Next up...
needle books to coordinate with the scissor keepers!
And then trying some new color combos!

And I've got some other things coming up so maybe I'll manage to make it back before another month passes.
Till next time!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

PTI 8th Anniversary...Metallics

Hello!
Almost all my crew headed out to the gym for Judo and working out...
just Hunter and I were left at home and I think it's because they want me to have dinner ready when they get home...
but I was able to sneak into my craft space and whip this up really quickly as soon as they left.
Today's challenge is using metallic's to celebrate PTI releasing some new metallic papers and this card came together so quickly and easily...
seriously...
15 minutes to get this done...
and that's including taking pics!

PTI Anniversary Metallics

I heat embossed the largest polka dot from Polka Dots Basics II in gold on True Black cardstock...
trimmed to size and then cut a small section off the bottom...
placed a small strip of metallic gold cardstock from a big box store in between the panels...
and then die cut Thanks from Wet Paint Cuts in True Black and adhered it onto the gold strip.
All of this was adhered onto a True Black cardbase...
and all done!

Hope you're having a great week...
after the gorgeous weekend we had we now have some seriously cold weather coming and this Southerner is REALLY disappointed.
I'm ready for spring...
have tons of outdoor projects I'm wanting to get to...
not to mention I just love sunshine...
and heat! *giggle*
Off to start dinner...
thanks so much for stopping by and till next time!


Saturday, February 7, 2015

PTI Anniversary Tag and Bag Challenge

Hello again!
WOW! This is the most I've posted in months...
and I'm just as surprised as you may be. *giggle*

But back again for another PTI 8th Anniversary challenge...
today is Tag and Bag and par for me...
it's quick and easy.

PTI Anniversary Tag and Bag

I made a batch of mini loaves homemade beer bread...
I used my friend Amy's mothers recipe that she shared with me...
it SO easy and the bread comes out so light and airy...
melts in your mouth and just so incredibly delicious...
the hardest thing about this recipe is keeping hubby out of the beer before I can get a batch made. *wink*
I hope she won't mind but I'll share her recipe below...
you won't believe how easy and delicious this bread is.
But I used PTI's Canned, Everyday Treats and Foodie Tag for the tag...
and on the inside...


PTI Anniversary Tag and Bag

instructions on reheating.
I make up a couple of batches at a time and freeze so that when in a rush all I have to do is pull out and pop into the oven to heat and it tastes fresh from the oven every time!
But after making the tag I placed a loaf into a glassine bag and then finished off with a ribbon.
This would make such a great little gift along with some flavored butters...
honey, herb, etc...
and so quick and easy!

Amy's Mom's Beer Bread

2 cups Self Rising Flour (sifted)
3 tablespoons sugar
1 warm 12 oz beer

Preheat oven to 350.
Lightly whisk ingredients together until well mixed...without overwhisking...lumps are ok.
Pour into slightly greased loaf pan(s) and bake till slightly brown on top.
Butter top(s) and serve or freeze.


Thanks so much for stopping by and till next time!






Friday, February 6, 2015

Papertrey Ink 8th Anniversary

Hello! Hello!
Long time.
I've got so many projects going on and my day is busy from the moment my feet hit the floor in the morning till I finally get to climb back into bed at night there's just not a lot of crafting time these days...
but it's PTI's 8th Anniversary so I'm going to try and sneak in a little time to join in as many of the festivities that I can.

Today is about welcoming Maile back to stamp designing...
I love her fresh, modern style and am excited to see what she has in store for the coming year...
and the challenge for today was to create a project inspired by one of Maile's projects...
I took the easy route and just CASE'd her with one of my favorite sets and one of my favorite cards...

Maile Belles


PTI 8th Anniversary CASE'ing Maile


I hope you have a great weekend...
we're going to be in the 60's with sunshine here and I'm planning on enjoying it as much as I can.
Till next time!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

12 Kits of Occasions...Baby, It's a New Year!

Hello! Hello!
I'm late.
I forgot that we were supposed to post on the 30th instead of the last day of the month given that tomorrow is a big day to party so...
I'm late.
Sorry about that.

But I'm here now and WOW!!
What a kit Cathy sent this month...


look at all those incredible goodies!
And Kara does such a gorgeous job of highlighting how incredible our kits are each month...
thank you, Kara!

And I have had one busy month...
I think we all have and as much as I absolutely love Christmas and look forward to it every year...
phew...
I'm glad it's over for now...
but not a lot of time to really work with this incredibly amazing kit so I've got LOTS to play with in the future but here's what I came up with for now...

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And since I'm late...
you all ready know all the other girls have already posted over on the 12 Kits Blog so make sure to pop over and see what they were able to come up with using this incredible kit!
Cathy, Thank You for so many fun goodies...
I've got enough supplies to make baby cards for the next year with this kit!

Hope you all have a wonderful and safe New Year...
and that 2015 will be filled with all your wishes coming true!
Till next time!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

12 Kits of Occasions

Good morning!
Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving...
and safe shopping on Black Friday!
Where else but America will you hear something like that? *giggle*

Popping in this morning with this month's 12 Kits of Occasions...


Kim was our hostess and she sent such a gorgeous kit...
absolutely LOVED the papers because I really have a thing for black, red, white and Christmas...
just love the way they can look so elegant.

As always I have tons of goodies left over but here's what I've been able to come up with so far...

12 Kits November 2014


12 Kits November 2014


12 Kits November 2014



Make sure to pop in over at the 12 Kits Blog HERE to get a peek of what everyone else was able to come up with...
and you can see all of the cards on our Pinterest board HERE.

Thanks so much for visiting and hope you have a wonderful week...
see you soon!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

25 Days of Tags

Good morning!
Popping in quickly to play along with Tracey at In My Creative Opinion and all the other 12 Kits girls for Tracey's 25 Days of Christmas Tags...


I'm gonna make this super quick because there's some temptation coming and you're gonna want to stop at some other spots...

25 Days of Tags

I used PTI's Painted Poinsettia for this one.
I fell in love with this set at first glance...
maybe it's just me but don't you think it has a retro feel to it?
And it's so user friendly...
which I'm all about easy, no fuss...
and this set makes it very easy to assembly line style cards and tags.
I cuts the tags using PTI's Tag It #9...
and then used some gold metallic tape on the bottom of the front tag.

25 Days of Tags

And on the back tag I stamped "To" and "From" in the fabulous retro font from the set.
Some gold twine and a gold sparklet...
all done!

Now Tracey has all kinds of prizes from various companies up for grabs...
and if you leave comments along the way you can up your chances for winning one of them...
but check out her blog HERE for a links to all the girls and all the details!

Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a great rest of the week!
Till next time!

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