"When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul or brings joy,
care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life."
Jean Shinoda Bolen

November 19, 2009

Penguin Card

Thanks to Lisa Takeuchi & Krista Fox (original concept) for the idea for this card! I followed Lisa's pattern and chose my own colors. Isn't he just a cutie? Super easy to make, too. The original card used the Top Note Die from SU for the body and the Curly Label Punch (SU) for the feet, but since I own neither, I used my Cricut & the Accent Essentials cartridge.


Knitting & Reading

I've been lazy about posting, but actually I've been busy knitting! I've always wanted to learn how to knit socks, but been afraid I couldn't turn that darn heel on the pattern. I finally tackled a pattern using worsted weight yarn & double pointed needles (a real challenge for me!) and the pattern went off without a hitch and was so much easier than I ever thought! I've made 4 pair how, but I'm only making "footie" socks (not full length socks) for keeping my feet warm this winter on our hardwood floors. I am usually an avid reader and the latest books I've read and thoroughly enjoyed are: Dan Brown's "Lost Symbol" (author of "The da Vinci Code"), and Nancy Grace's "The Eleventh Victim," which has a surprise ending. I'm not much of a Nancy Grace fan, but I've got to admit, I love it when she goes for the throat when somebody starts making excuses for the actions of criminals! A big shout out to the cool ladies who always are a joy to visit at the Glacier County Library. They always keep the "new" book shelves full of great books! I'm heavily into reading mystery fiction and really enjoy the female protagonist books, but I'll read anything that is good enough that I'm willing to stay up all night to read! Anyway, because I'm enthralled by how easy the socks are to knit, I haven't been reading or doing much paper crafting lately! My next attempt is to make a pair of wool socks to wear with shoes out of that horribly thin sock yarn and size 1 & 3 double pointed needles! Wish me luck! (I'm so glad I got my Thanksgiving & Christmas cards done months ago!)

Falling Leaves - Thanksgiving 2009

A really fun card to make - stamped the leaves then sponged the edges to give the leaves an "aged" look.
Original Design from "Originals" Book (CTMH)


Happy Blessings - Thanksgiving 2009

Although this looks like the "Top Note" Die from Stampin' Up!, it is actually cut on my Circut with the Accent Essentials cartridge. I discovered this by accident (that you can cut a solid image instead of a frame of this shape) when I pressed the shift key on my Cricut.


November 4, 2009

Celebrate Card

Another simple Birthday Card (it just looks fancy!) Some simple punching and embossing and it changes the whole card! The original idea for this card is from Pam M, my SU Demo! Pam's card had a robot in the middle, but I didn't have that set, so I made this a birthday card for my great-nephew.


Shirt Card #2

Here's another version of a simple shirt card (original idea by Charmaine Ikach - SU Demo at SCS).