Wednesday, December 7, 2011

More ruffled scarves!

I've been shopping and sewing!!  I have three new scarves to share today.  The first scarf is a beautiful burnt orange with a bit of glimmer to it.  It's really very pretty!  (I know the color doesn't show up well in my pictures.)

 Here's a close up to show you the glimmery-ness!
The next scarf has shades of green and brown all running together.  Almost a camouflage look to it.  

 This last scarf is my newest creation!  I found this beautiful ruffled fabric at a local fabric store.  It comes in many gorgeous colors, but I chose a dark gray.  This scarf is 6.5"wide x 70"long.  I think it's beautiful!

If you're interested in purchasing any scarves please let me know.  The top two gathered scarves are $12 each, the gray ruffled scarf is $14.  Thanks for stopping by today!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Ruffled Scarves Anyone?

Recently, I searched for handmade scarves on Pinterest, and found a slew of them!  Beautiful scarves in all colors and styles!  I decided to try my hand at making a few for myself, and maybe even for Christmas gifts.  Take a look at my first two scarves.  I love this black and gray scarf: 
I "ruffled" these scarves using my sewing machine.  They are approximately 60-70 inches finished length.
This one is a brown and gold stripe: 

 I think I love this scarf trend!  A scarf can really make an outfit complete.  I have lots of extra fabric, and I'm planning to make many more of these scarves.  I'll be posting pics of two more colors soon.  

If you're interested in purchasing one or more of these scarves for yourself or to give as a gift, please contact me by e-mail:  Cost is $12 per scarf plus shipping.  I will calculate the exact shipping cost based on the weight of your package and your zip code.  Quantities are limited, so please don't wait to contact me.  Payment must be made by PayPal if I am shipping your order.  (If you live in the Milwaukee area, we can make other arrangements for delivery and payment.)

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

You're So Sweet!

My oldest son and his wife recently got a sweet little Pomeranian dog named Tessa.  She had been left at the Humane Society by her owners, who decided they didn't want to use her for breeding anymore.  A few weeks ago Jonathan and Megan brought Tessa over to meet the rest of the family, including our dog Muffin.  Muffin is the dog in the first photo with my husband, and Tessa is in the two bottom photos with my daughter Anna.  Tessa is a very sweet little lady!  (Click on the pics for a close up.)
I used this sketch from Sketchy Thursdays September 8 Sketch Challenge for my inspiration:
I used the Crate Paper Farmhouse collection for this layout.  I also used some chipboard elements from My Mind's Eye (in the picture below), and some epoxy flowers from Making Memories.
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

"Homegrown" Revisions

Remember this layout from my last post:
I decided it was missing something.  I played with some additional embellishments, and here is my revised "Homegrown" layout:
A few photo corners:
Chipboard, punch outs, and a ruler across the bottom:
I'm happy with the finished layout!  

Thursday, October 27, 2011


I recently purchased the Crate Paper Farmhouse Collection and had so much fun making a few layouts with it.  I love the rich, warm, fall colors in this collection!  For my "Homegrown" layout, I used a sketch from the October 2011 PageMaps.
Here's my take on the sketch:
Crate Paper has some sweet chipboard embellishments to go along with all of their paper collections!  I love the chipboard pie in this collection, especially since my son is serving apple pie in the picture.
I'll be back in a few days to share my other Crate Paper layout.  Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Pumpkin Bread & Paper Doily Sacks

I wanted to make a few teacher gifts, and when I saw this recipe online, I decided it would be perfect:
Doesn't this Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bread look wonderful?

My version uses a mix for the bread, and I followed Nancy's recipe for the cream cheese filling:

I realize that my bread doesn't look as wonderful as Nancy Creative's, but my mini loaves do taste delicious!  Hopefully the teachers who receive these will be able to look past the exterior of my bread!  Well, a gift needs a pretty gift bag, right? 
I took some plain paper lunch sacks and stamped black and white doilies on them.  I added some bling, a doily, and a cute tag at the top.  

I LOVE the bags!!  I will have to try more of these handmade gift bags!

Supplies Used:
Stella & Rose Girtie "Girly" Stamps: My Mind's Eye
Black and White Ink

Friday, September 9, 2011

Ruffled Amy Butler Swing Bag

I purchased an Amy Butler purse pattern a few years ago, and FINALLY finished it yesterday!!  The pattern doesn't call for ruffles, but I was inspired by my daughter's ruffled purse from Children's Place and "copied" it.  I used linen fabric and some beaded trim that came in a scrapbook kit.  (I often use my scrapbook supplies for much more than paper projects!)  I added some twisted fabric flowers to add a pop of color.  This will be my last ruffled purse, as it turned out to be quite time consuming!  Take a look: 
Also, I want to thank Ruth and Susan for leaving comments on my last post to win a purse organizer.  Since only two people left comments, they BOTH win a purse organizer!!  Thanks Ruth and Susan!  I'll be in touch with you to let your choose your fabrics!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Funky Purse Organizers and Giveaway!

I loved my first two purse organizers so much, that I decided to make a few more!  I chose some funky colors and prints for these two organizers.  I like using two coordinating fabrics better!  So cute!  What do
 you think?

After it's filled with your stuff, just roll it up and put it in your purse (see photo here)!
I thought it would be fun to do a give-away on my blog!  Anyone who leaves a comment on this post by midnight, September 7, 2011 will have their name entered into the drawing.  I'll randomly choose one person to win a purse organizer.  Tell your friends!  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Purse Organizer

I found some neat purse ideas and tutorials on the internet today at a site called Tip Junkie.  Laurie, the Tip Junkie, has a link on her site to a purse organizer tutorial at The Giving Flower.  I LOVED the purse organizer and it looked SO easy, so I decided to give it a try!  I made one for myself and one for a friend.  Click on the pics for a close up.

And here's what it looks like inside my purse:
I love this organizer!!  I think these would make great gifts- so fast and easy.  Thanks for stopping by my blog.  Have a great day!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Card Blog Stalker!

I have several creative blogs that I "stalk" on a regular basis, so I can (hopefully) soak up some of these ladies' creative talents. One of my newest favorite blogs is Cupcake's Creations, showcasing Mona Pendleton's beautiful cards and other creative work.  Recently, I saw a beautiful card at Cupcake's Creations and decided that I wanted to make a card using those same beautiful papers. I love the brown, blue, pink combination, so I purchased the Pink Paislee Sweetness collection and set out to "scrap lift" Mona's beautiful design.  Here is the beautiful card that was my inspiration:
 My card ended up a little bit different than Mona's, but as you can see, Mona's card was my inspiration for this card:
I recently got a new stamp set from the new My Mind's Eye Lost and Found Two collection.  That's where my dress form and banner images are from.  Aren't they cute?!   It's hard to see, but there's a cute, little, pink, chipboard button peeking out from under the bow.

Well, that all for today!  Thanks for stopping by my blog, and if want to see some REAL creativity, stop by Cupcake's Creations!  But be prepared to stay awhile!!  :)  
(Mona's card was posted here by permission.)

Patterned Paper:  Pink Paislee Sweetness Collection
Stamps, Lace:  My Mind's Eye Lost and Found Two
Chipboard Button:  Little Yellow Bicycle
Chipboard Banner:  Martha Stewart

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

My Mind's Eye Blog Challenge 26

I am a HUGE fan of My Mind's Eye products!!  I love ALL of them!  I decided to join in the fun on the My Mind's Eye Blog today and make a layout for their current layout challenge.  I rarely make layouts, but using the sketch on the MME blog, this one came together fairly quickly for me.  Here's the layout sketch from the MME blog:
And here's my take on the layout sketch:
Here's a closer look.  I decided to punch holes in my scalloped border trim and hang some baubles from it.
I found this sweet doily at a rummage sale recently.  I thought it looked so pretty on my layout!
I love stick pins and couldn't resist using a few here:

Thanks so much for checking out my layout challenge entry!!  I'd love for you to leave me a comment and let me know what you think!  Have a great day!

Patterned Paper:     MME Lost & Found Two Breeze "Precious" Motif Paper
                                MME So Sophie "Happy for You" Precious Stripe Paper
                                MME So Sophie "Open Your Heart" Berry Stem Paper
Die Cut:                   MME So Sophie "Clever"
Chipboard Accents:  MME Laundry Line Coastal "Authentic" Chipboard Border
                                 MME Stella & Rose Hazel "Fancy" Layered Chipboard
                                Crystal Baubles:       Making Memories
Flower:                    Maya Road
Doily, Glittered Heart:  From my stash :)