Grandkids are Blessings

Grandkids are Blessings Layout with Truck

I have two adorable grandsons who are just the sweetest little guys.

I just love being around these two.  So many smiles, hugs and lots and lots of love.

Being a Grandma is Wonderful.  (Although I’m sure I don’t look old enough to be a Grandma)

My Grandkids are definitely a Blessing.

The “Grandkids are Blessings” Layout was made with:

Tip:  I sprayed the Irresistible Texture sprays fairly thick on the front of the word “blessings” and allowed a couple of hours to dry before adhering to my page with Glaz On.

Dancing in the Rain…

Dancing in the rain

I usually don’t mind a little rain… especially when I don’t have to drive in it.

But seriously folks, yesterday’s rain was a little bit more like Monsoon Season.  (in the Midwest?)

Since I’m getting over bronchitis, I didn’t dance in the rain.

Still… I managed to find beauty in it.  (I took this picture out my bedroom window.)

Think Happy Be Happy

Adorn It Chamberry Collection Cards

After a long stormy night and morning the rain has finally let up.  (for now at least)

A perfect day to share a couple cards that I made using the Chamberry Collection from Adorn It.

Adorn It Cards made with Chamberry Collection

It’s always a good day to Be Happy!


Fun & Easy Felt Projects to make her smile.

Kunin Challenge

Today I’m sharing a couple of Fun & Easy Felt Projects that is sure to make her smile.

I was recently sent a variety of felt from Kunin along with some great glues from Beacon Adhesives and buttons from Buttons Galore & More for a Designer Craft Connection September Blog Hop.

I love working with felt.  It’s easy to cut, inexpensive and you can make so many cute projects.

Pretty Little Dress Up Purse

My First Project is a cute little dress up purse made with just three pieces of felt.

Pretty little Purse Collage


  1. Glue the edges of two pieces of felt together with Fabri Tac glue from Beacon Adhesives.
  2. Fold over in thirds and glue sides together.  (see above picture)  Binder clips works great to keep everything secure while drying.
  3. Glue a piece of lace to the underneath side of the felt flap.
  4. Cut a button-hole and sew on a big black button.
  5. Cut 8 small petal shapes from Black Glitterfelt™.
  6. Simply quick stitch the petals together. (see above picture)
  7. Gather both ends of the thread together and tie with a knot.
  8. Glue a Fancy Button from Buttons Galore & More into the center to finish off the flower.  My button was originally gold.  I used a silver paint pen on my button to make it silver.
  9. Glue finished flower onto flap of purse.
  10. Punch a couple of holes on each side of the purse with a Crop-a-dile punch and string black cording for the handle.

Felt Heart

Did you know that you can easily die-cut felt?

The love heart pillow was made using White Classicfelt™ and Princess Hearts Fancifelt™ with a large heart die and alphabet dies.  One side of the heart has the white felt, the other has the Princess Hearts felt.  I cut one of the small hearts from the Princess Hearts felt to use as my “o”.  The pink flower on top was made the same as the above black glitter flower except that I used 6 petals instead of 8.

If you’ve made it all the way down to here then you deserve a chance to win a prize:

Make sure to click on the rafflecopter link (below) for your chance to win a fabulous product prize from Kunin Felt, Beacon Adhesives and Buttons Galore & More – valued at over $100.

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And for more Fun Felt Inspiration click on the Designer Craft Connection Blog Hop link on the right side of my blog to start hopping.


I would like to add a heartfelt Thank You to the following sponsors:

Castle Fit for a Princess

Ice Castle 3

With the song “Let it Go, Let it Go…” stuck in my head,

I channeled my inner princess to make this “Frozen” inspired album.

Making the album is easy.  Getting the song out of your head, not so easy.

Ice Castle

Supplies Used:

  • Chipboard Sandcastle Album from Clear Scraps
  • White and China Blue Apple Barrel acrylic Paint
  • Diamond Stickles Glitter Glue
  • Felt Snowflakes
  • White Liquid Applique
  • Heat Tool
  • Blue Adhesive Rhinestones
  • Paintbrush
  • Washi Tape
  • Trinket Pin
  • Post It Notes
  • Craft Glue
  • Silver Book Rings


  1. Coat the entire album with two coats of White acrylic paint.
  2. Mask off sections of the castle with post it notes to create crisp lines and paint with China Blue acrylic paint.
  3. Apply Liquid Applique around tops of the roof and around windows to replicate snow.
  4. Heat Liquid Applique with heat tool.
  5. Paint entire album with Diamond Stickles Glitter Glue.
  6. Glue snowflakes onto front of album.
  7. Make flags from washi tape and stick directly into the chipboard.

Ice Castle Close Up

Now you’ve got that song stuck in your head!  (Don’t you?)

Their Special Day…

Cathi & Brian #1

Cathi & Brian #2

One of the Big surprises of the summer was the wedding of my sweet niece and her new husband.

I am so happy for them.  They make a great couple and they look so cute together. 

My last design team assignment for The Paper Forest was Simple Stories:  The Story of Us.

Once I saw the collection I knew exactly what pictures I wanted to use.

I appreciate my niece sharing her photo’s and allowing me to scrapbook her special day.


“Dream Big, the Sky is the Limit” …with Clear Scraps and Imagine Crafts

Clearscrap Stazon Butterfly Tag 2

All this week on the Clear Scraps and Imagine Crafts Blogs we are combining efforts with one Big Creative Blog Hop.

My “Dream Big… the sky is the limit”  tag features a clear acrylic butterfly from Clear Scraps along with a variety of StazOn Inks for a wonderful effect.  I love how the ink works so well with acrylic.  And… that Wedding Dress irrRESISTible colored textured spray, LOVE!!!

Products Used:

  • Butterflies Embellishments  (Clear Scraps)
  • Stazon Inks:  Orange Zest, St. Valentine, Spiced Chai, Jet Black, Blue Hawaii  (Imagine Crafts)
  • Wedding Dress irRESISTible colored textured spray  (Imagine Crafts)
  • GlazOn   (Imagine Crafts)
  • L751 Marbled Background  (Serendipity Stamps)
  • “Hello Sunshine”  6 1/2″ Paper Pad  (Kaisercraft)
  • Alpha & Word Stickers Teal  (My Minds Eye)
  • 2″ circle punch
  • Kraft cardstock tag
  • white acrylic paint and paintbrush
  • ribbon and trim
  • sponge
  • black cardstock
  • adhesive tape runner


  1. Dab with a sponge, Orange Zest and St. Valentine’s inks onto the clear butterfly.  (allow to dry)
  2. Ink marble background with jet black ink and stamp directly onto the butterfly.
  3. Paint the center of the kraft cardstock tag with white acrylic paint.
  4. Gently rub with a soft craft sponge Spiced Chai ink around the edges of the tag.
  5. Spray surface of the tag with Wedding Dress irRESISTible colored textured spray.  (allow to dry)
  6. Lay circle onto tag to use as a mask.  Gently sponge Blue Hawaii ink around circle.
  7. Layer and adhere tag onto a piece of black cardstock.
  8. Add strips of scrapbook paper with the edges inked onto bottom of tag.
  9. Glue butterfly onto tag using GlazOn.
  10. Finish embellishing tag with ribbon, trim and word stickers.

Clearscrap Stazon Butterfly Close Up




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