Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Blog Candy from Penny

Penny from Light Whimsy A Light Look at Life is celebrating having 100+ followers.  The drawing will be on July 4.  She is giving away a fabulous gift certificate to Custom Crops.  Stop by and check out her blog today.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

"Creative Writer" Blogger Award

Lori over at Scrappin' My Stress Away honored me with this award.  Make sure you stop by her blog to check out some of her great creations.

The rule for accepting this award is to tell you six truths about myself and one lie or vice versa.  Here we go...
  1. My mom was a home economics teacher, so I grew up learning to cook and sew.
  2. I am completely caught up on my scrapbooking for my son.
  3. I am a dance mom and a wrestling mom and, surprisingly, both roles have similarities.
  4. This year I will be celebrating my 17th wedding anniversary.
  5. I am counting down the days until Toy Story 3 comes out.
  6. Scouting has been a big part of my family life - I've been a Girl Scout leader for six years, my daughter has earned her Bronze award, and my son is an Eagle scout.
  7. I am preparing for a trip to Disney World soon where I can watch my son wrestle and my daughter and niece visit Mickey Mouse.
So, can you guess which one isn't true????  Now the fun part.  I get to pass this award on to five other bloggers.  I am passing this award to:
Stop by and check them out.   Have a great Sunday.

Sunday Showcase Party & Giveaway


Check out Under the Table and Dreaming's Sunday Showcase Party.  You have a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to One9Design's Etsy shop.  She makes gorgeous personalized jewelry and keychains.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Blog Hop



Let's blog hop.
Come check out some of these great projects!

Father's Day Card for Grandpa

When I was growing up, my maternal grandparents were often my "babysitters".  My mom is the oldest of six, so there were always plenty of cousins around to play with.  My grandmother was a homemaker, and my grandfather retired when I was still in elementary school.  He was always active outdoors ~ raising sheep, gardening, fishing, camping, hunting mushrooms, and just tinkering around in the toolshed.

This card is to celebrate all that "outdoorsiness" even though, at the age of 89, he doesn't get to do much of that anymore.

Supplies used:
Hope you're having a wonderful, crafty weekend.  We're dodging raindrops here, which leaves plenty of craft time for me.

Friday, June 11, 2010

New Friend Friday

The Girl Creative

It's a rainy Friday night here.  Too tired to feel crafty.  A good blog hop is just what I need.  Come join me!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Another Father's Day Card

Here is another Father's Day card I created.  This is an A2 sized card.  The best part is that I used up some more of "my stash" - you know, those really old supplies I have hoarded way too long.

The "DAD" is cut on with the Cricut at 2-1/2" using the "DAD" shape, shadow and shadow blackout creative features.

The supplies used:
Have a wonderful week.  School's out here now, so summer - here we come!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Father's Day Card

With Father's Day and vacation quickly approaching, I thought I'd better get started on my Father's Day cards.  Here's the first card I have made which will most likely be for my dad.

Supplies used:
Thanks for stopping by!  Hope you have a great week.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Close To My Heart's Jackpot June is Here

Daily deals are back at Close To My Heart during June. Just visit My CTMH Website between June 1 - July 1 to take advantage of this offer.

On goodie box days...you can purchase one box filled with popular products at 50% or more off retail value! Each goodie box day will feature different surprise items, so you can score a wide variety of current and recently retired products.

On jackpot days...5 products will be offered for sale at discounted prices. One of the 5 products is the mystery jackpot item for that day. If you happen to order the mystery jackpot item, we'll reward you with one or more FREE Close To My Heart products, with shipping included on the free items!

These special offers include discounted shipping/handling and are only available on My CTMH Website. New deals are posted at 11 a.m. EST daily.  These offers are available daily while supplies last.

Still Here....

Yes, I'm still here.  Life has gotten in the way of blogging and crafting lately.  My mom had surgery and needed some help both at home and at work (my day job is with my family's business).  The last few days of school are upon us with all the "extras" that go along with it - my high schooler has strange hours during final exams, my fifth grader has lots of special things going on as they graduate to middle school, and I'm winding up my Girl Scout year.

Here is what I have been working on lately.  I don't even want to tell you how long I've been working on this project.  I pull it out occasionally to work on.  My goal it to get this completed by the time school comes around in the fall.  My daughter picked out the material for this herself and even helped me sew the top together on the machine.  She hasn't been nearly as interested in quilting though.

Yes, I am hand-quilting.  I used the machine to sew the squares together, but the quilting is all being done by hand - just like my grandmother's many quilts.

I am quilting in a flower pattern to tie in with the flannel backing of the quilt pictured below.  I enlarged the flower used in the backing to use as my patterns for quilting.


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