Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Candy Canes

I found this image online this am and decided to make some for my friends at church. The Candy Cane tells the story for Jesus. It can be a J that stands for Jesus, Joy and Jerusalem. When held the other way it can be the shape of a Shepherd's hook. The three lines in the Candy Cane represent the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The white in the Candy Cane represent the purity of Jesus and the red represents the the blood he shed to save us form sin.
Next time you see a Candy Cane look at it a little closer.

Monday, December 19, 2011


I was just playing around this afternoon and made these flowers. Wish I had made them earlier so I could have used them on something for Christmas.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Scarf and hat

I have been working on this scarf and hat for 2 days and thought I would like it more than I do. Now that it is finished I think it is too bulky but I spent too much time making it to not use it. :(

Snowmen ready to be dressed

I have a few more snowmen ready to get a hat and scarf! I am having so much fun making these but I need to get some housework done. :(

Snowman candy bar wrapper

I found this snowman pattern on one of the blogs......can't remember what one. :(  It turned out so cute and I can get candy bars very cheap this week so lots of my friends will be getting one of these soon!
I originally posted the first snowman but have made a few since then.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

OH, NO, Not Snow!!!!!

Well, the snow has arrived in Burlington, Ia!
I shoveled for the first time and am hoping it will be the late time this winter!!!! Big chance of that.!
My neighbors are in New Orleans so I shoveled their side walk also. My good deal for the day!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Matched sets for Friends

I decided to make a pocket and a desk calendar that matches for some of my friends. Hope they like them.

Pocket calendars for 2012

I am getting started on covering some pocket calendars for friends for 2012. Don't know how I will embellish them. Here is what they looked like to begin. I think they are rather dull.

The Tree is Done!

Well, it is finally finished and the lights at the left of the tree are three pkgs. that are stack and a clear block that my daughter painted for me years ago. I am going to enjoy it for the next month. I do like Christmas!

Gingerbread Tree

I have had this tree kit in the closet for a few years and decided the other day to make it so I could get it out of the closet. I enjoyed making these with other family members more that doing this one by myself. I don't think I will eat any of it since it is probably way past edible. It will not be taking space in the closet next year. :)

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Christmas tree getting closer to decorated!!!

I am getting closer to having it finished. I am not rushing to decorate and enjoying it much more this way.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Christmas Tree

Every year I say I am not putting this huge tree up again and then I think it is so pretty when up and decorated. :) I hope my little granddaughter will see it for the first time. She hasn't been at my house since she was big enough to remember.
I have been using clear lights for soooooooo many years and decided to use colored this year but need to buy some more to finish the top.  Will share another pic when it is finished.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Candy bar wrapper

Made these cute little pilgrim candy bar wrappers for the ladies in my Bible study class. They were so fun to make.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

A flock of angels

 What do you call a group of angels?
Since they have wings I decided a flock would do. I am making angels for my circle at church.
They have been lots of fun to make.  TFL

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Precious Friend

Visited a friend yesterday. She and I have been friends since high school. Just wanted to let her know that I enjoyed our day together and value her friendship! The squares in this card are ones that my daughter cut when visiting a few years ago.
We covered a pumpkin with them and of course I saved the extra ones thinking they would be useful.
Well, took awhile but I finally used them. :)

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Matchbox mint holders

I have a Kings daughter luncheon on Friday and decided to make these tiny favors for the tables. I will put a mint in each. Hope my fellow members like them.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Cap for granddaughter

Her favorite color is green.....hope she likes it.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

knitting caps for grandsons

Making hats and scarves for my grandsons.
They are Iowa Hawkeye fans so hope they will like them. Going to start on a scarf now.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Second 2012 calendar cover

The colors are much prettier in real life! I really like these flowers. My daughter also gave me these. Sure is nice to have her and her give-a-ways!!!!
She also gave me the pp!!! :)

20012 Calendar

My daughter found these desk calendars at Target $1 spot when I was visiting her.
She thought about recovering them and so I ask her to pick me up a few. Here is my first new covering.
I think they will make nice christmas gifts for friends.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Clean and simple card

I am making some cards for a friend and thought she could use this for a note to someone.

A lifted LO

I received the sweetest card from my daughter today and just had to copy the LO. It isn't as good as hers but I like it :)

Monday, September 26, 2011

Happy Birthday

I am learning more about the scanner and I adjusted the colors to a more realistic shade in the above scan. Think it looks better?
I used my new banner stamps for this card.
I bought the embossing plate at a garage sale on Saturday and really like this one. 


I recently bought a new printer/copier/scanner.
This is my second attempt to scan a card. What do you think?

Saturday, September 24, 2011

More cards

I finished making samples of the 5 cards I will be having the ladies make. Have to get the last one cute and ready for them.

Happy Birthday

This is another card that I will make with the ladies. Trying to keep them simple and flat so they will be able to mail them with one stamp.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

I am going to help some ladies at an independent living house make some cards in October and I have the first sample made. Hope they enjoy this one. TFL

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Magnetic bookmarks

Just been messing around today. I cleaned my space yesterday and now it is fun to craft.....but it is messy again, :)

Book Mark

My daughter had the book mark on the right.
I borrowed it so I could make some for my church circle friends. Mine is the one on the left.  TFL!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Thankful Thoughts


Travel Journal

My Friend is going to Italy this month and I won this journal kit  a few years ago from an online crop. His birthday is Friday and I thought this was a perfect gift for him. Sure hope he likes it and if he writes in it each day he will have a keepsake from his trip!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Embossed Scarecrow

I bought some embossing powder today and did my first item. Want to use it o n a Fall card!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Sept 11/2011

Finally got in the mood to try some of my new stamps. Used some old items also. TFL

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Happy Birthday

Made this birthday card today Haven't posted for awhile.

Fall is when Nature Turns to Gold

Bought some new stamps and wanted to try them.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

90th birthday card

A friend is celebrating her 90th birthday Sunday after church so I made this card for her. You can't see the sentiment which is stamped in white "Sweet Birthday Wishes. TFL

Monday, August 8, 2011

Made a few cards today

I haven't made any cards for such a long time. Decided to craft some today.