Thursday, September 29, 2016

Anything Goes at 4 Crafty Chicks

Good morning!  Boy am I off this week!  I completely forgot about my post (and project)!
Today is Thursday  so we have a new challenge over at 4 Crafty Chicks

Tamie is our hostess - and since it is the 5th Thursday of the month the theme is 

ANYTHING GOES

Well, like I said, I completely forgot this week!  (Not sure where my brain went!)  So, with that being said, I am going to show you a project that one of my best friends made for me


(sorry for the poor quality photo)

She made these slippers using a pair of flip flops as the base then crocheted the slipper onto them!  They are so comfy!  

So, head over to 4 Crafty Chicks and enter your ANYTHING GOES project today!

See you soon!

Tina

Thursday, September 22, 2016

In Everything Give Thanks

Good morning!  We are getting into that time of year when the leaves start to turn, the air gets cooler and the fall decorations emerge!  This is my favorite time of year!

Lori is our hostess over at 4 Crafty Chicks this week and she gave us the following challenge:

Colors of Autumn

Like I said, this is my favorite time of year!  So, I have began trying a new craft - Quilting- I have always admired the beautiful designs of quilts but didn't think I could do it myself.  So, I decided to start small - with a place mat!


I made this place mat and then embroidered on it with my embroidery machine then quilted it on the sewing machine.  I made a matching towel using my embroidery machine as well.  It really wasn't a hard project but I think I need to practice cutting our my material before I tackle the baby quilt I want to make for my soon to be here grand baby!

So, head on over to 4 Crafty Chicks and enter your Colors of Autumn project today!

We can't wait to see what you create!

See yo soon!

Tina

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Butterfly Birthday

Good morning!  Welcome back!  Today is Thursday so that means a new challenge over at 4 Crafty Chicks.  Tamie is our lovely and talented hostess this week and she wanted to see us use 

TWINE

on our cards. Well, this isn't something I pull our often so I had a lot of fun with this challenge!  


I actually CASED this card from https://www.pinterest.com/source/lysaq.blogspot.com  on Pinterest.  I'm not sure but she may have CASED is from somewhere else too.  I love the simplicity of this design.  I colored my butterfly with watercolor markers and then added some glitter.  Cut it out and glued it to the front of my card. A white gel pen was used for the "stitching"   The inside has another butterfly and a small quote "And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count, It's the Life in your years.  - Abraham Lincoln"

So head on over to 4 Crafty Chicks and enter your card today using TWINE.  
We can't wait to see what you create!  
While you are there be sure to leave some love for the rest of the Chicks!  They are just awesome!

See you soon,

Tina

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Birthday

Good morning!  Today is Thursday so that means a new challenge over at 4 Crafty Chicks!

This week I get to be hostess and decided that we would work on Birthday Cards.  So this weeks challenge is:
BIRTHDAY


I made this card pretty quick!  Some scrap paper and a Happy Birthday stamp from an old Stampin' Up set and I was done!


So, head on over to 4 Crafty Chicks and enter your birthday card today.

See you soon,

Tina



Thursday, September 1, 2016

Fussy Cutting

Good morning!  August was a very busy month with my daughter getting married and my son going back to school - but I'M BACK!!!


The wedding was simply beautiful - the weather ended up perfect and everything went as planned. (does that ever happen?)

Here is a picture of my beautiful daughter and her handsome new husband:


The week after the wedding my son went back to school for his senior year of college, but isn't he a handsome guy:


OK, on to some crafting!

This week at 4 Crafty Chicks Leanne is our hostess and she gave us the challenge of 

FUSSY CUTTING

A few months ago I went to a Scrapbook Convention in St. Louis with some friends - I found the neatest stamps from Art Impressions.  They are called Fronts and Backs.  The only thing I didn't like about them was the fussy cutting!  (LOL)




Aren't they just adorable!  I colored them with my Spectrum Noirs and cut them out and put them together.  I stamped the fence twice (one on front and one on back) then cut the card down to match. I embossed the back with a cloud embossing die and ink. 

We are also having a Guest Design call - so be sure to enter GDT after your name if you would like to play with us in the Hen House!

OK, so head on over to 4 Crafty Chicks and enter your FUSSY CUTTING project today!  I can't wait to see what you come up with!

See you soon!


Thursday, July 21, 2016

All That Glitters

Welcome back once again!

It's Thursday and we are already almost done with July!  Where is the summer going?  Only a few more weeks until the wedding! I still have so much to do!

This week over at 4 Crafty Chicks Tamie is our beautiful hostess.  She gave us the following theme:

ALL THAT GLITTERS


(sorry for the horrible photo)
I created this card using black ink and then embossing it with a glue pen and glitter.  Its really hard to see but "Life and Smile" are both covered in a blue glitter.

Head over to 4 Crafty Chicks and enter your glittery project today!

See you soon!

Tina

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Flowers

Good morning!  This week I get to play hostess over at 4 Crafty Chicks.  I decided on the following theme:

FLOWERS

Pretty Easy right?!


During Mother's Day my church holds a wonderful dinner to honor all of the mothers in our church.  One woman is selected to be Mother Of The Year.  This year I received that honor!  I was so surprised!  What surprised me even more was my beautiful daughter being able to come home!  I had no idea she was going to be there and when they announced my name and I stood up there she was!  What a wonderful surprise!  
At the dinner letters were read from my husband, son and Mother in law and my daughter read a beautiful letter from herself.  I made this box to hold all of those wonderful memories.  I used a wooden cigar box and covered it in card stock then decorated it with flowers and frames with photos of my children.  I feel so blessed to have such great kids!

So, show us your flowers over at 4 Crafty Chicks this week!  I can't wait to see what you do!

See yo soon!
Tina

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Summer!

Good morning!  We have sure had a lot of heat lately!  But it is perfect for this weeks challenge over at 4 Crafty Chicks!  Leanne is our hostess and she chose the following theme:

SUMMER


I just love this image - maybe because it is called "Lacie's Icecream" and that is my daughter's name!   But it looks like she is enjoying a summer treat and even has her shades ready for the sun!


So, if you would like to play along head over to 4 Crafty Chicks and enter your "Summer" card today!

Also, be sure to welcome this months guest designer - Pat!  I can't wait to see all of your wonderful creations!

See you soon!

Tina

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Anything Goes

Good morning!  Welcome back again this week! 
This week over at 4 Crafty Chicks I get to play hostess!  Since it is our 5th Thursday of the month our theme is always ANYTHING GOES!

This is also the last week for our wonderful guest designer - Melanie.  It was so fun to create with you this month!  I hope to see you around lots more!!!

OK, so on to my project for the week.

Well, I have been keeping a secret from all of you!  My beautiful daughter is getting married! 
 I have been so busy  working on centerpeices for her wedding reception - I didn't think I had anything done for this weeks challenge - so I thought I would share what they are looking like:


Her colors are Navy, Coral and Gold.  She is wanting to keep everything as simple as possible - but even a simple mason jar looks pretty awesome when spray painted gold!  I am really enjoying getting everything ready for her special day! (I am working on invitations and will share them soon!)

So, head over to 4 Crafty Chicks and enter your ANYTHING GOES project today!  While you are there be sure to leave some love for the other chicks and there wonderful projects!

See you soon!

Tina

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Sew Cute


Good morning!  Wow! Time is just quickly getting away from me lately!
Today is a new challenge over at 4 Crafty Chicks!

This week Lori is our hostess and she gave us the following challenge:

SEW CUTE

This was a fun challenge! I hope you will come and play along!



Hurry over to 4 Crafty Chicks and enter your "sew cute" project today!

See you soon!

Tina