Sunday, December 25, 2011

Yearly Journal

So, do you think I can do this?

It will be an undertaking... but, I think I can do it....
I have been looking at a picture on pinterest about keeping a journal similar to this... but, I think it would be MUCH better to make a "Blessing Box". 

God is sooo good... what better way than to journal it... and get blessed every day for subsequent years???
I am off next week... and think I will give it a try!!!!

Thursday, June 23, 2011


Oh how I LOVE the little squares on cards.

This is such a cute idea

Repurpose a Desser!!

OK!!! This has to be one of the cutest ideas..... I see old dresser all the time on the curb... but, now that i WANT one... it will be months before I find one.... that's always the way it is!!!!

Turn THIS:

Into THIS:


Thursday, June 16, 2011

With heartfelt sympathy

Don't you just LOVE this card???
It is such a GREAT sympathy card!!

You're so thoughtful

I just LOVE this card.... so simple... yet so "thoughtful"

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Fabric Flower

Wouldn't this be the cutest flower for a card???
I just love it!!!
AND the link is a tutorial on how to make it!!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Mother's Day pop up card

LOVE Martha Stewart craft supplies... but, not a fan of too many of her crafts.... but, this pop up card is just ADORABLE!!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it.... and looks soooo easy

Monday, May 2, 2011

Scrapbooking Sketches

Here's a site that sends me some creative juices to use with my scrapbooking.... I need some "umph" in my pages.


I think I will keep my eye out for old suitcases!!!!

Here's an idea:
Personally, I use circle metal tags to label mine here in my sewing area. Each quilt, tote bag, clothing or table runner project get's it's own suitcase where I tuck in the pattern and all the thread, etc and "ingredients" for that project. You could do the same for scrapbooking. A suitcase for each year!?? I spray my suitcase interiors first with Lysol and let dry open. Then a day or two later spray the interior again with Archival Mist spray 'just in case'. (no pun intended) Fabrics and paper are similar in that neither one likes dirt or acidic enviorns. Just to be safe.

Easter Bunny

cute Easter idea

Amigurumi Bunny Egg Cozy

sc2tog (sc decrease) Insert hook into st and draw up a loop. Insert hook into next st and draw up a loop. Yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook.
Work in continuous rnds; do not join or turn unless otherwise instructed.
With A, ch 2.
Rnd 1: Work 4 sc in first ch. Place marker in first st for beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.
Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each sc around - 8 sc.
Rnd 3: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st, rep from * around - 12 sc.
Rnd 4: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts, rep from * around - 16 sts.
Rnd 5: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 3 sts, rep from * around - 20 sts.
Rnd 6: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 4 sts, rep from * around - 24 sts.
Rnds 7 -14: Sc in each sc around.
Rnd 15: *Sc2tog, sc in each of next 2 sts, rep from * around. Fasten off.

EARS (make 2)
With A, ch 2.
Rnd 1: Work 4 sc in first ch. Place marker in first st for beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.
Rnd 2: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st, rep from * around - 6 sc.
Rnd 3: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts, rep from * around - 8 sts.
Rnds 4-8: Sc in each st around. Fasten off.

Sew on beads to face. With B, embroider a straight st triangle for nose. Lightly stuff ears and sew to cozy. Following package directions, make a small pom-pom for tail. Sew tail to cozy. Weave in ends.

sweet doily card

I just think this card is soooo sweet... I see lots of potential to make it my own!!

Cupcake Card

Oh, so cute!!!
Can't wait to try!!!

You mean the world to me

I just LOVE this card.  It is so sweet, and "easy".  I think I will have to try it!!

Saturday, April 30, 2011

British Royal Family

The royal family and their doxie!!!

Friday, April 29, 2011

Monday, April 25, 2011

Christmas Card Display

Okay! I am DEFINTELY going to do this for this year's Christmas Cards.
I have never found anything I like for displaying my cards.
So, I hope to have some time this summer... and this is a must!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Dachshund Cake!!

My children want to know what I want for Mother's Day??? 
A Doxie Cake!!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Birthday Cards

Here are 2 pictures.  The first one is from Dawn's blog.  She is such an inspiration.
The second one, is my version of that card.  I did it for my sweet little baby girl, that turned 20 last week!!

Music Note Stamp

Another great one from Dawn.  Music notes!!

Cute Bird house

These are cute bird houses.  I found them when looking for ways to use my bird punch.  I LIKE THEM!!

Bring on the happy

Wasn't sure I liked this card when I first saw it.... but, after seeing the tutorial.... I think I could like it!!

Dachshund Shoes!!

Fashion for the TRUE doielover!!

Musical Flower!!

Cute use of the music paper

Birthday Tickets

Tickets, Tickets & more tickets!!

You're just the ticket!!

Another cute use of the tickets!!

Easter Garland

What a cute idea for using paint chips!!

Mascuine Card!

This is a great card for a man.  ALWAYS looking for those ideas!!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Thank you

Love this card- so simple.... love the color scheme, too.  Thanks Dawn for the inspiration!!

"Tag Card"

Ok, not a fan of the sillouhettes, but.... LOVE the layout and the idea.  I really like to make tags. This is a great way to use them!

Butterfly Birthday Wishes

Cute? Huh? This is so simple... but so, cute. I think it would make a great Mother's Day Card. One of the layers for these butterflies is "Clear Card Stock". I have never heard of that! I don't think it is ABSOLUTELY necessary to make this a cute card. The only problem is, I don't think I have enought different shapes of butterfly punches/dies. Oh well.... I will give it a try!

Hey There!

Don't you just LOVE this card? I think that it is actually something that I can do. Very, very different!!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

You picked me!!!

I really like this card. Lots to see... dictionary background... I still need to find an old dictionary!! Thinking about using ours... but it doesn't seem old enough!!! We had an old one growing up. I think it was ancient when I was young.... it must really be an antique now!!! Also, the library card pocket on the front is a cute touch. Yes... I am definitely going to have to try my hand at this card!!

Buttons!! Buttons!!

Love this stamp set. Just got it, and can't wait to create something with it.

Cup of Joe

This is such a cute card. Love the coffee theme!!

Dick & Jane

I love the old Dick & Jane. Plus on the "Polaroid". It is just GREAT!!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Love You

Great card - misting technique. Good picture tutorial - need a misting box

Good Friends!

Great Friend Card

Monday, April 11, 2011

The Queen & a DORGI?????

Queen Elizabeth II is well known as an affectionate breeder of Welsh Pembroke Corgi dogs; most of the pups she keeps from litters born to her dogs are female. Her sister Princess Margaret had a male Miniature Long-Haired Dachshund called Pipkin who seemed to love the Corgis in quite a different way from their owner -- a litter of seven Dachsund/Corgi crosses was born to one of the Queen's dogs. However, Elizabeth found them appealing enough to christen the type "Dorgi" and arrange for more to be born. (This is occasionally spelled "Dorgie".)

Photographer Norman Parkinson was apparently bold enough to ask how the short-legged Miniature Dachshund could manage to mate with the comparatively taller Corgi and was told by the Queen, "Oh, it's quite simple. We have a little brick."

The Secretary of the Kennel Club at the time of the portrait conflict is supposed to have remarked, "The Dachshund was evolved to chase badgers down holes and Corgis to round up cattle. If anyone loses a herd of cattle down a badger hole, these are just the dogs to get them out."

Sunday, April 10, 2011

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