Sunday, May 6, 2018

A great week!

Jon and I at Boca Grande in front of the Banyan Tree.
Our daughter Lori came to visit with us for 10 days and we had a wonderful time.

Lori  under the Banyan Tree

We took a boat trip around Naples to see the beautiful million  dollar plus homes.
We also saw dolphins.  It was a gorgeous day too,

We did a lot of crafting and Lori made Tee Shirts for all the kids.
Sure hated to see her leave, but was very blessed with her visit.

Monday, March 26, 2018

Birthday Card for Kelsey

Kelsey, my 2nd Granddaughter is  a beautiful young woman inside and out.  She is the Mother of 4 adorable boys .  She and her husband Todd are doing a fantastic job raising them to love God, be kind and thankful.  I am so proud to be her Grandmother.

I made this card especially for Kelsey.  I think she will love it.  I used a  Cuttlebug Cut and Emboss folder,   I love this folder as it makes a simple gorgeous card.  Everything else was printed and then cut out with my Cricut.  Cutting has never been one of my favorite things to do, so the Cricut fills that need.  I love designing on the computer  and having the Cricut cut it out.  The new Cricut is so precise (my old one was not),  I am in love with it and it saves me so much time,

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Lori's birthday card

Our daughter Lori's birthday is next week,  I wanted to make her a special card.  Nothing went right and it took me over a day to finish it.  I was happy with it when I was done and I think she will love it.  I made her a card a few years ago with the perfect day script and she said she looked at it every morning and it started her day off right.  That card burned up in the fire, so I wanted to make her another one.

The scroll is a Sue Wilson die and the embossing folder is
 Embossalious by Crafters Companion.  The flowers and butterfly is by Anna Griffin.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Mazelee's birthday card

Our Great Granddaughter, Mazelee Rose is turning 13 in a few days.  She is and has been so intrigued with fairies.  She loves them, she makes houses for them and she believes in them...strongly.  
I found this adorable fairly online and cut it out with my Cricut. I backed her with an Anna Griffins die which I also embossed and then I used a Craftwell Embossing folder behind it all.  Everything is popped up with dimensionals

I also found this sweet poem for Mazelee and included it on the inside of her card.  I think she will love it.

Happy birthday to a princess
Who we love to the moon and back
She is the fairy in our lives
Her smile is like a magic wand
Her hug is like a secret potion
Our lives spin into motion
Because of all the magic she has spun

Happy birthday

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Birthday card

Our Grandson Johnny's birthday  is next week, so I finished his card today.

He loves tools and his tool box. so I thought this card fit him nicely. 
I fluttered the balloons.+2 qwerty) 

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Cards and Shirts

I need several cards in the next few days, so I made a generic card that can be used for both occasions, Get Well and Birthday.  I love these corners from Cheery Lynn and the 

Scroll in the middle is from Memory Box.  I embossed the velum with a 6x6 Craftwell Embossing Folder.  The card is a 6x6 card.  The Flower is printed on my new Kodak Verite Craft Printer and I used the Cricut to cut it out.  This new technology is amazing.  fussy cutting was never one of my favorite things to do so this is perfect for me. 

 I have another Craft Fair coming  on February 17 in our Community.  On the way to Florida this year, I started thinking what I could do for the craft fairs.  A good friend was doing cards and even though they are not like mine, I did not want to compete with her.  I gave it a lot of thought and finally decided I could design a Pine Ridge Tee Shirt. (that is the name of our community)  I spent days learning how to use the new program for the Cricut (everything is done on the computer which I love).  I sold over 30 shirts at the Craft Fair, so by the time I got them all done I was pretty familiar with my new Cricut.  Now that I have my new craft room, it is much easier.  I can pretty much design anything anyone wants on a shirt, which makes it fun.  I hope to get some signs painted and cute boxes made before the Craft fair.  Lots to do, but I LOVE my new craft room and I could spend all day in it.  I have to force myself to go swimming in the morning at 8. ha

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Get Well Box

I have a new friend that just had some surgery and I wanted to send her a little something.  The box is much smaller than I anticipated, so next time I will increase the size of it.  I cut it all out with my Cricut which I am having so much fun learning to use.  I want to do some stenciling as my next adventure.

We had a Craft Fair in our community last fall,  so I designed Tee Shirt using the Pine Ridge Labels.
They loved them and on February 17 we will be having another one, so I must get to work and get some new things done.  I will be sharing them with you soon.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018


I am thrilled to show you a video of my new Craft Studio this morning.  We finally were able to move into it last week.  I have it usable, but certainly not organized the way I want it.  I absolutely LOVE it.    I hope to be able to start designing soon.
If you get to Fort Myers, Florida be sure and come to visit.