Sunday, April 28, 2024

Thanks a million!

Hi, Friends!

I am one happy crafter!  I am in my new craft room!  I made the above card for my son who helped me design the room.  My hubby, son, and son's friend, Ryan, assembled the Ikea furniture that we recently purchased.  

For the card, I started with a white card base and paired it with a frame made using a die cut from Impression Obsession.  The design paper is from MFT.  The sentiment is from Simon Says.  I used a mix of sequins for the fun shaker card and twine to finish the card.  Please forgive the photo quality for I don't have the lights set up yet for the photo box.

Here are a couple photos of my new craft room...

The plan is to buy blinds.  I will miss the pretty valances, but it won't fit on the one window. 

The plan is to put up a couple shelves above the computer.  We'll see how that looks.  But, I have a lot done and I'm so happy to create in my new happy place!

I hope you all are doing well and are enjoying the warmer weather.  It was one gorgeous day here and the temp got up to 80.  It looks like warmer weather will be here for awhile!  

Thanks so much for taking the time to drop by today!  Take care and have a great week!


Monday, April 15, 2024

Hummingbirds and flowers...

Hi, Friends!

It's been awhile since I've been here.  We are still busy with home remodeling.  I did get away and went to a craft retreat last weekend with some friends.  It's always a great time to create and enjoy!  I have a few of my favorite cards to share today.  I got a lot done and made several simple ones with no sentiments.  I'm trying to get smarter that way to have some on hand for any occasion.  I mostly made birthday and thinking of you cards.

As you can see above,  I made a hummingbird card for my sis.  Her birthday isn't until July, but I recently received the new set from Spellbinder's and wanted to color the pretty hummingbirds and flowers.  Inside is a sentiment that says...Happy Birthday to beautiful you.

Next up...

I made my second card using Sweet 'n Sassy stamps and arch die.  A very simple card, but I wanted to use up the background paper that I had.  I thought it would go well with the vase.

And, for my last card...

At the craft retreat, they have a craft store.  How convenient, right?!  So, I saw the lovely hummingbird paper and the Spellbinder stamp/die set went perfectly with it.  The paper is from Mintay(Joy of Life).  I fell in love with their papers!  

Well, I'm not sure when I'll be back again for it may be awhile, but I'll continue to view and comment on your blogs.  We have two more rooms to have carpeting done this week.  On Friday, my craft room will get new carpet.  It's going to be a big job to clear out all my craft items.  I'm hoping for a better organized craft room with some new Ikea furniture.  I'm looking forward to when it's all done!

Thanks so much for taking the time to drop by today!  Take care and have a great week!