Friday, December 31, 2010

HaPpY NeW YeAR 2011!

Happy New Year- This is a freebie friday tag! 
I hope you all have a wonderful year...full of promise and new beginnings! 
I can't wait to embark on it all!
Tomorrow I am going to post our amazing snow beautiful but extremely cold and dangerous on our trees!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

New Years is coming!!!

It is almost the end of the year...2011 is coming!

Time to celebrate!

I am ready for a fresh start in many ways.  It is a good chance to rethink what you have been doing and what you want for your future.  Whether it be personal goals or professional...lets get the lifes we want!!

I believe our future is in our own hands for the most part...we can make do an amazing amount of things when we put our minds to it!
So get your mind going...think...set goals...start a fresh year!!!!
All the above items are available....delivered within minutes to a few hours of purchase on my etsy, patternmart, and instant printables. 
I had a fabulous was great from the moment my daughter woke me up until midnight at my sister's house...we exchanged gifts, playing games, had a white elephant triva game exchange, ate a great dinner, did some dancing, kareoke....I tell face hurt from singing and laughing!  I feel like Cratchett from "A Christmas carol"...we were "making rather merry!!!"

Monday, December 27, 2010

Monday sale pattern!! Valentine stitchery bouquet

Valentine Flower Bouquet Stitchery Pattern...only $1.49 on my patternmart.   **whimsical & fun to do ! ** Easy stitchery you can either make into small wallhaning, fram or into lil pillow, so sweet!!  Finished design measures: 5" x 7".

Friday, December 24, 2010

Freebie Friday- It's a wonderful life!

Merry Christmas Eve everyone!!!  Here is the freebie friday....a little tag I made.  We are going to watch "It's a wonderful life" tonight, like we always do! Maybe play some games too!  Of course my daughter wants to open one I have to remember which one would be a good choice. 

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Done with your shopping?

This cute girl shops in style...I on the other hand get so stressed out shopping in isn't pretty..  The other day I went out and it was amazing how rude people were....from the parking hogging bumping into acting as if they were the only ones that mattered.  I love Christmas, but there is a bit of loveliness when it is over and everyone can calm down.  I actually get real excited about resolutions and working on them.  I love setting new goals and feeling refreshed.  What are some new things you want to work on?  I have some goals for me personally and some for my business.  I am going to think about them some more before I write them down and figure out how I will achieve them. 

Monday, December 20, 2010

Words of wisdom

Life is what we make it,
always has been, always will be.
-Grandma Moses

Monday sale pattern!! faux cross-stitch valentine ornies!

Good day to you all!!!  This is Monday pattern sale day.....I am having this lovely pattern on sale for 3.25 on my patternmart
These Prim Hearts are not really cross-stitch, but have that look. No need to count stitches on linen or cross-stitch fabric. They are much simpler because they are stitcheries or embroidery. They look so nice in a bowl, basket, or hanging. There are 6 different designs. Make some for all your Sweeties! Measures: 3 7/8" x 4".
****On another note.... 2 of my 3 cats got in a tiff....and knocked a wire basket, full of glass ornaments, onto my wood shards were everywhere and my daughter and I cleaned it took forever!!!  I need a break!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Freebie Friday- Lovely ladies

These ladies are so many things you could do with them!  You could make tags, use them in college art, make cupcake toppers, ornaments, add fun sayings to them, and make cards with them.  I thought I would throw out some ideas.  If you have more ideas...please comment! 
It is only a week until Christmas...time is running out...I need to get a few more lil things for my hubby.  As usual...I want to give my daughter all kinds of things, but I have to refrain alittle...she is the only child and is treated like gold, but I want to also teach and guide her for her life.  I want her to know she can stand on her own when she is an adult.  She changed the sheets and made our bed last night while I was in the shower...just to be kindly.  My cat lucky was on my bed lounging most of the day and since he is recovering from an injury...I let him be.  Boy am I rambling on and on!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Santa Claws

Here is my latest pattern...I had soooo many ideas for christmas but as usual ...I ran out of time!  The others will have to wait for next year.  You can find this on my etsy and my patternmart... for 5.99.  Santa Claws is bringing gifts along with his little helper! The stitchery is easy and quick. Special aging and depth tips included. It makes a great pillow tuck set amongst your decor, primitive pin keep, framed up, or as doll pillow. Finished design Measures: 5 3/8" x 7 1/4". COMES WITH SPECIAL AGING AND DEPTH TECHNIQUES.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Santa is soooooo cute!

Sometimes it is hard to find a really cute image of Santa!  This is a card I recently bought from an antique store...this Santa is soooo darned cute!   Some Santa's can look mean, grouchy, frail, too slim, piggy nosed, or even evil!  This ones says "I am the real Santa"! 
What is everyone crafting lately?  I am making some yo-yo snowflakes from the newest Create and decorate.  I had a wonderful day was my 14th wedding anniversary!!  My hubby is wonderful!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Monday Sale pattern- Wool Valentine pins

SWEET VALENTINE WOOL PINS PATTERN - 2.99 this week until Dec 20th.
It is available on my patternmart
Fun & Easy projects for your valentines!!! These make great gifts & whip up very fast. Use wool or wool felt. They can be made into magnets also. Finished pins measures: Kitty with heart flower: 3 1/2" x 2 1/2" . Heart & Arrow : 3 1/2" x 3 1/2". Heart Bouquet 3 1/2" x 2 1/2". Be mine candies: 3 1/2" x 2 1/2".
Time to think Valentine projects. 

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Calendar Make Over! - Altered Art Tutorial

This is an easy to do project...using the business calendars we sometimes get free.  My husband gets one for me every year. I love the calendar because it shows 3 months at a time....but I don't like the truck picture:(

I want to cover the truck picture with some pretty papers and try to recycle old items that might be cast away.

This is a calendar make-over I did last year.  I used Marie Antoinette & France as my theme pictures.

I love inspiring quotes!  I cut out the letters from fonts from my computer and glued them down.

The supplies are simple: scissors, gluestick, distress ink (vintage photo), iridescent glitter, a paintbrush for painting, a small stiff paintbrush to use in the ink, Aleene's paper glaze, old book & music pages, hole puncher, white acrylic paint, and a free business calendar.

Also will need an inspiring word... I used my "Cricket" paper cutter to cut out "Dream"....but you could also cut out printed letters using different fonts from your computer...or letters from magazines.

For a lovely picture... I am using a lil book from the thrift store that has seen better days.  Use any lovely picture that speaks to you.  I love kitties so I went with this ...that I have had in my stash.

This was only 50 cents...what a deal!

I am choosing this cute picture from the book.

Measure the area you want to cover up.

I chose this old book page and a piece of old music paper.

Glue the papers down using a glue stick.

I cut my main picture to fit in between the other papers.

Glue the main picture in place.

Arrange your letters where you would like them to be.

Using white acrylic paint and a brush....paint around the letter can be sloppy about it.

Paint the entire area where the letters will go.

Using gluestick....add glue to back of letters.

Glue down all your letters in place.

I had my letters tilt downwards...and a little unevenly placed...for more interest.

Cut out some stars from old book pages and music papers.

Glue stars in "Empty" areas.

Make sure the star paper is different than the background paper.

Using a small stiff brush...rub it in the aging ink.

Rub inked brush on edges of letters to shadow them.  I always image the sun being in the left hand upper corner of a shadow where a shadow would be cast from the sun.

Rub inked brush as much as you like...the more you do it the more dramatic it looks.

The letters have many edges...inside the letters as well as outside the letter.

Add shadows to the stars too!

Looks pretty good...doesn't it!!!

I like to add glitter to add extra charm.  Take the Aleene's paper glaze and run a line along areas where the light or sun would face it.
Add glitter.  Have a piece of paper under the project to capture the glitter.

Shake glitter off....and repeat on more areas of the letters. stars, and on your pictures well.

I drew a star on the stars with the paper glaze ...and added glitter.  Add glitter on kittes hat, collars, plate...whatever needs alittle light.

This is the calendar all done.  Just use your hole punch to make sure you can hang it.

This will look lovely in my studio and will inspire me all next year!