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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Hello!
I finally made it back to my blog.............
Lot's of news!
First..........great grandbabies!
 I'm holding Mannix (granddaughter Tanisha).............who was born 2mos early on June 30, 2014...he was still in the NICU in this picture, but is home now and at a whopping 7.2#s from 3# at birth. The second picture is my granddaughter Tori with her son Travis.........who was born in July at 9.5 #s.........he is 2 months in this picture.........I have 2 great grandsons born this year.





















I am enjoying retirement and doing all my crafts............but this year for the new babies I did alot of Crocheting. Learned how to make Diaper Cakes and even found a cute little recipe........





Also had a granddaughter graduate another turned 16. It has been a busy, busy, year..........
























I am looking forward to a somewhat slower winter..................
I will try to get back before next year................lol!







Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Just an update..................after all the pc problems............we are back on track.......................this is a card I did for a spring swap. Using SU stamps, topnote die and large flower punch..............the rest is from my stash!!




Sunday, April 21, 2013

This is one of my more interesting projects. Originally I was going to make this for a swap.......half way into this I decided that this would be a great card for a 100th Birthday party for a sweet lady we know. It is called a Double Zig Zag Card and I just love the way this type of card turns out.
I used SU Scallop Border punch. DS paper and coordinating cardstock ( used JA pink and SU Confetti Cream), Starform border stickers, assorted flowers,some pink lace and dark pink rhinestones.
 You cant see the 3rd fold in the picture above but it is quite similar to the others just shorter. There is a tab that lifts up (you can see in the picture below).  I will print the directions below the last picture.
 This is the back of the belt that holds the card together, the front you can see in the first picture.
Directions:
2 pieces of 6X10 card stock/score 1st at 4", 6", and 8" and do the same to the second.
Oblique cut at Right starting at 2 1/4 " for both sides.
Select border punch and start at the top, Turn punch upside down so you can see that you are punching in the right spot.
Take right side and cut a flap from the bottom, 3/4" on all sides
Now glue the tow pieces together.Decorate.
To close the card make a belt 9 1/4 " by 2". Score 2 1/2" from both sides and glue together on the back side.
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http://tarascraftstudio.com/?paged=5 is a link with pictoral instructions.


Saturday, March 23, 2013

Michigan Mingle 2013
This is just some of the pictures that were taken..........1)Tiffany and me--Tacky Tourist Contest  2) Nikki, Lorien, Pony, and Lisa--Tacky Tourist contest. 3) Pony wins as hula hoop champ  4)Debra in the Limbo Contest, Jayne and Patty B holding the limbo stick  5) Cathy with Margarita glasses 6) Mo, Michelle, Mickey, Dawn Marie and Lisa (from right to left) just chillin, visiting and working on the card challenges and posting to the Mingler site?  7) Lisa W, Cathy, Lisa , Kim and Mo at Olive Garden lunch before signing in at the hotel.







A happy and Holy Easter to all of you............
 I found this lovely idea on Pinterest for decorating plastic Easter eggs using Washi tape and thought I would share.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Finallly sorted through my cards and found my version of the card that I cased using the ribbon technique. I downloaded it from Pinterest to my pinterest account under Cards. In contrasting the two cards I think I will try again...........a little simpler this time. I really like the contrast in the white card.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

                                           HAPPY ST. PATRICKS DAY