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Friday, November 22, 2013

You can't go wrong with Burlap and Vintage Christmas images!

We are camping at the beach and I have been sewing up a storm.
These are a few of my finished projects.
I used some Vintage images from
Cottage Rose Graphics on Etsy that I printed onto fabric.
I used the image "Pink Santa Vintage Shabby Christmas Large"
for this large pillow.  I added vintage laces and the pink doilies that
I had been making over the last few weeks.  I also did some beading around
doilies.  The beads are clear so you may not be able to see them.
 This image is called "Pink Noel French Santa Roses Large"
I kept this pillow a little more simple. Again using vintage laces.
I did put zippers in both pillows.  As soon as we gathered up the table and
pillows that we used to take these photos it started pouring! Perfect timing!
 I made this burlap stocking and added some vintage hand
crotched lace that I took off some old linen.
This image is called "Pink Christmas Ice Skates and Roses Large"
Please mention my name to Debbi from Cottage Rose Graphics!
Tell her I sent ya!
She has a tutorial on her blog on how to print onto fabric
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The Graphics Fairy strikes again!

Lately I have been seeing Lace Books and Lace Wall Hangings but
I wanted something more useful for me so...
I decided on this pillow. 
I used the "Wax Paper Method" to print right onto some muslin fabric.
So super easy.  You can find out how to do it here.
Then I grabbed lots of the laces that I had in shades of white.
Next I just started layering them over some left over
fabric that I had from making slip covers for my sofa's.
It's a canvas fabric that I wash about 5 times to soften up before I
cut out the pieces for the slip covers.
It is 20x20 inches in size and I love how it turned out.
Since I put the crown on my dining table and have them displayed
throughout my house, I decided on this image from The Graphics Fairy site. 
If you have not visited Karen's site, you are missing out.
You can visit the site here:
If you want to see the image that I used, you can find it here.
Here it is in it's home but you never know I may have to put
it in the bedroom!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Annie Sloan meets The Graphics Fairy

I have been wanting to paint my dining room table since I purchased it on clearance at a local Antique Store a few years ago.  I decided it was a perfect time to try out the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.  I used Old White paint color.  I did sand the top of the table but you don't have to when you use her paint.  I used 2 coats. It was very easy to work with.  I still need to put a seal coat on it.
 I wanted the design to work whether I had the table leaves in or not so I had to alter the image that I got from one of my favorite sites. It is from The Graphics Fairy!  She posts tutorials and images for free!  I drew it free hand.  This is without the leaves in.  It is a 58" round.

 I love crowns and have them throughout my home so because I am a daughter of "The King" I added a crown that is from The Graphics Fairy.  I printed it out on 8 x 11 paper and then I enlarged it as I painted it because I needed it to fill the space better. This is with both leaves in at 58" x 90".
 I added "Oh taste and see that the Lord is good" within the ribbon area since it is our dining table.  

This is the image that was my inspiration.  You can see that I changed it up a bit.  Go check out her site!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Cards that I colored using digital Saturated Canary images.

 This Saturated Canary image is called Gothica but I made her Pink and chic! I colored her with my Spectrum Noir markers.
 This image is called Winnie Goes Camping!  I love everything about her.  I made the flower by burning the edges of some silky fabric.
 This image is called Queenie and Princess.  I am supposed to be the Queenie and my granddaughter is the Princess.  It is an easel card that I made it for a birthday. I was inspired by watching Bona's Youtube channel, LiveloveScrap.
This is called Country Momma but I didn't include the boy in the wagon.  I colored her with my Copic Markers.  I made this one for a friend.  The paper is Graphic 45 paper.
The hubby was in bed for 2 weeks with a bad back so I was able to stay up late and get some crafting done.  I have a few more projects that I hope to share soon.
Have a blessed week and try to stay cool in this hot, humid weather!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Senior Citizen! Who Me?

Yes, I turned the big 55 this month!  It's a strange feeling.  Life just continues on and it seems to go by so quickly but a Senior Citizen!  I am blessed to reach this age and I pray that I will use my time wisely.  It's been a busy few months.  We had our daughter and her 5 children come and stay for 11 days and at the same time our son and his 2 children came to stay for 17 days. 
I can never remember to take pictures but here is one.  From left to right: DIL, Son, 12th Grandson, Me, Hubby, Oldest Grandson, 2nd Grand daughter, Youngest Daughter, DIL, and youngest son.
Grand children at the 4th of July celebration!
My oldest daughter and the youngest #13 grand child!  
Yes, we have 7 grand sons and 6 grand daughters

It's hard to open your eyes when the flash hits you! Lol.

One of many nights we spent outside swimming and eating smores!

My older grand children made the decision to be baptized! That was definitely a highlight of their stay!  I'm so proud of them.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Happy 2013!

This post is in honor of my Mother, Yoshie who passed away in January 3 years ago. I will forever miss her! We all do! Two of my sons got married and two grandsons have been born since her passing. Life goes on but it's not the same.
My Mom was an entertainer in her youth and really even into her later years. Up until the last year of her life she was still performing with a Japanese dancing group. She was so graceful as she danced in her kimono's.
She really loved life and was a positive person. You would have loved her too!
Stay tuned for all the Christmas gifts that I made in the next post!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Baby Shower Invites!

Sorry that I have not posted anything for awhile
but I have been sooo busy.  I have so much to post
but will break it up into a few weeks of posts! 
Did I tell you my oldest daughter is about to have
 our 13th grandbaby! This is the tie breaker
because we currently have 6 grand daughters and
6 grandsons!  Of course, you can tell by the invite
that It's A Boy!
I made these invites for the baby shower!  I
borrowed a Sizzix die cut from a friend at a crop
and cut about 4 of them out.  When I got home
I just traced the shape onto the blue paper and
shortened it a bit.  I used my tag die cut and
made a tab for it.  I used some Graphic 45 paper
and made some flowers out of some crepe paper
and seam binding. I made the flower center from
some Pro 31 Designs flower trim that I cut. 

Friday, July 20, 2012

Newbie at doing Layouts!

I created this layout for a Pro 31 Designs Challenge.
I used Teresa Collins Spring Fling Paper Line.
You can purchase them at 20% off for a limited time.
I put the LO in a shadow box.
We were to create a flower and a pin.
I used Tim Holtz Tattered Flower die
to cut out a few different sheets and
then layered them together. 
The pin is just a simple pin that I put together.

I used pictures from our trip to Hawaii in 2004.
Yes, we were thinner and younger back then.
We snorkeled every day and my hubby loved
every minute of it!  We had the best time
exploring the Island of Maui.