Autumn Bucket List – Gifts for the Co-Workers

November 3rd, 2018 klwade Posted in Babbling and Observations, Bucket List, Crafts 2 Comments »

Every Holiday I usually make something for the co-workers.

I really liked the little bunny box I made from them on Easter, so I thought I would do another box but using the new Bar Add on from Lawn Fawn.

The wings had to be in glitter.   I was not sure what candy would fit into the box but was pleased to see the Lindt Lindor candies fit just fine.

A little Glossy Accents in the eyes make it all the more spooky.

In two colors of grey they each look great.

My co-workers loved the bats.

As you can tell, the co-workers are very happy with the bat boxes

 

 

Thank you for looking at my post!

Added to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – TAKE FLIGHT cuz bats can fly.  At least the candies inside will fly right into my mouth

and the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge for ANYTHING GOES

A thank you card and farewell to a my sweet Beau

September 3rd, 2018 klwade Posted in Cardmaking, Crafts 2 Comments »

My sweet cat Beau died in July.   He had been very ill with diabetes.  I had been fighting his illness for a few months and every vet visit the news was a just not want I wanted.  He continued to lose weight, or his levels would rise.  Seems like it was never going to stabalize.  Then he kept stumbling when he was walking like his was on slippery ice.

Finally he got to a point where I knew it was time.  As heartbreaking as it was, I knew it was the right thing.  What was so sad is that I lost his brother about two years before from cancer.    Owning animals will be eventual heartbreak.  But we all know that and do it anyways.

I usually struggle to find a vet for my animals that I completely respect and know in my heart that they are the best at what they do, however I hit the jackpot my my vet at The Cat Doctor.

Dr. Tracy is an awesome vet who does everything to help my animals.   She especially loved Beau as she told me once that he always gave her love and kisses.  She said most cats are so scared that they do not do that but my Beau always knew he had a friend in Dr. Tracy.   When he was in the hospital she would sit with him while eating her lunch!

The day I put Beau down, Dr. Tracy was out of town and the very sweet Dr. Melissa helped me with his passing.

 

However I wanted to make sure Dr. Tracy knew that we loved her and that sweet beau wanted to say thanks.

So I made her this little card to tell her how much I appreciated everything she did.

 

 


 

Copic Coloring some Suzy Plantamura Cards

September 3rd, 2018 klwade Posted in Cardmaking, Crafts 3 Comments »

I wanted to make some cards but was not in the to be super creative.  So I decided to color in a few of the Suzy Plantamura printed watercolor cards.

I decided to do copic coloring instead of watercolors because I wanted to dabble a bit with my copics.

These cute card sets are sold by Simon Says Stamp and have a variety of themes and occasions.   This one is called Sweet Treats.

 

The cards were embellished with nuvo drops and some shimmer pens.

 

A closeup shows how I added shimmer to the cotton candy!

A close up of the cake, using both Nuvo drops and shimmer pens to add more dimension.

 

 

Thanks for looking!

The Family Tree is Growing

August 18th, 2018 klwade Posted in Geneaology, Quilting No Comments »

It has been a while since I did a post.   I have been sorely lacking in my blogging skills.   However I have in the pipeline a ton of craft ideas for the upcoming holidays so be prepared to see more.

My Sisters daughter, daughter, is having a daughter.  She will be my Great Grand Niece

Whew!  This makes me a Great Grand Aunt.

 

I know  it is confusing.

From the baby perspective, I am her Great Grand Aunt.

 

All of a sudden I feel old.

So this baby, I thought I would do a more easy going quilt that had a warm backing to keep the little one warm.

I found this great fabric on Amazon.

On Amazon there are several people selling Fabric from Art Galley.   They mish mash a bunch of different fabric lines to create great collections.   In fact, some of the folks will even create a collection based on your needs.  So check them out.

However if you really want to see some cool fabric, check out Hawthorne Supply Company.

They do a digital printing process which allows them to do really cool designs from really cool artists.   They also print on jersey knits and canvas.   To check them out, click on their logo below.

 

 

I think that is so cool.

 

Never the less, back to the baby blanket.

 

I lined the back with some minky soft fabric just perfect for baby’s skin.

Of course the label.   I think I got it a tad bit too close to the binding, but it is what it is.

 

 

Thank you checking out my quilt!   It is a labor of love.

 

 

Simon Says Stamp – Halloween Kit 2017 (Part Two)

October 30th, 2017 klwade Posted in Cardmaking, Crafts, Simon Says Stamp Card Kit No Comments »

I finally got around to finishing my Halloween cards.   And before Halloween!   LOL  What an accomplishment!

I still had more ideas, but really, it needed to stop.

This first card came to me when I was looking at my stencils.  I loved all the brooms and thought they would be cute on a spooky skyline.

 

This card came to me while looking at the candies.  Nothing looks more yummy than a bunch of candies.  Besides I had just gotten the Nuvo drops and had to use them.

This card was a failed attempt to look like a lit pumpkin at night.  I made a mess of it.  But it did become a card.

I stole this idea from Jennifer McGuire.  She did some cute cards using mesh.

 

Close up of the cat.

 

Since I was stealing, I decided to steal more.  I took this directly from the kit.

I decided to use some of the stickers.   I am not a huge fan of stickers.  They always look odd to me on a card.  But I had to try.

 

 

In case you missed my other post.  These are the cards I did earlier.

 

 

 

So WITCH one is your favorite.

 

Thanks for checking it out.

 


Simon Says Stamp 2017 Halloween Kit – Creepy Cute!

October 2nd, 2017 klwade Posted in Cardmaking, Crafts, Simon Says Stamp Card Kit No Comments »

It comes as no surprise to friends and family that Halloween is my favorite holiday.  Nothing is as exciting than cute critters in witches hats…   paper in orange, black, green and purple.  A ghost or two.

So when Simon Says Stamp came out with their annual Halloween kit I was right there…probably order number 17 in the list of people.

The stamp set is just awesome.

My first card I wanted to use a new bat stencil I bought recently.   I used black embossing paste but discovered it was matte and hard to see.  I ended up using some wonderful purple glitter paint on the card to highlight the bats.

My second card I had wanted to use the google eyes.

Isn’t that cute how they eyes come out of the paper.

I don’ know about you but usually the first two cards are a struggle when I start a kit, I seem to get better as the card progress.

You be the judge.

Pretty simple card but I like it.

I bought some cool green glitter I just needed to use.

I ended up using the green glitter on the witches brew….but to spice it up I used the glow in the dark drops and the crystal blizzard nuvo drops to create the bubbles.

A close up….too bad I cannot get a photo of the glow in the dark

For my 5th card, I wanted to use the shaker beads.

I used the moon stamp and then re-stamped it again to use the glow in the dark embossing powder.

There are more cards to post but I wanted to make the deadline for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge.

 

Look for more later this week.

 

Stamp-a-faire 2017: 10th Anniversary Tradition: Tin + Aluminum – Challenge

August 29th, 2017 klwade Posted in Cardmaking, Crafts, Stamp-a-Faire No Comments »

  • Now it’s your turn!  Create a project featuring gilding flakes.  You can choose to re-create the exact project from Carissa above or design your own using the same concepts. Your project must also incorporate at least one Papertrey product.

Wow, what a flakey mess!  I love the metallic look but it was sure messy.   For the HELLO I used all three colors of the flakes.

 

Supplies:

Paper:  Neenah Solar White Card Stock

Stamps:  Papertrey Ink Background Basics. Super Stripes

Dies:  Simon Say Stamp Large Hello Die

Ink:  Papertrey Ink (Canyon Clay, Autumn Rose, Honey Nit, New Leaf, Aqua Mist, Prairie Grass)

Other:  Nuvo Guilding Flakes (Sunkissed Copper, Radient Gold, Silver Bullion)

Thank you for looking at my card.

Stamp-a-faire 2017: 9th Anniversary Tradition: Pottery– Challenge

August 29th, 2017 klwade Posted in Cardmaking, Crafts, Stamp-a-Faire No Comments »

  • Now it’s your turn!  Create a project featuring a dough tag.  You can choose to re-create the exact project from Nichole above or design your own using the same concepts. Your project must also incorporate at least one Papertrey product.

Supplies:

Paper:  Basic Grey 25th & Pine Pattern paper, Papertrey Ink Pinefeather Card Stock

Stamps:  Papertrey Ink Sparkle & Shine Holiday Additions

Die Cuts:  Tim Holtz Alterations Holiday Greens

Other:  Red and Gold Ribbon Celebrations from Michaels, Starform Stickers, Clay

Stamp-a-faire 2017: 8th Anniversary Tradition: Bronze – Challenge

August 29th, 2017 klwade Posted in Cardmaking, Crafts, Stamp-a-Faire No Comments »

  • Now it’s your turn!  Create a project featuring Perfect Pearls or a similar metallic pigment powder.  You can choose to re-create the exact project from Kimberly above or design your own using the same concepts. Your project must also incorporate at least one Papertrey product.

Here is the detail of the feather and the Nuvo Drops

Supplies:

Paper:  Papertrey Ink Hawaiian Shores Card Stock, Anna Griffin Metallic Card Stock

Stamps:  Papertrey Ink Feather Finery

Other:  Nuvo Glitter Drops White Blizzard; Perfect Pearls Bronze; WOW Embossing Powder Bronze

Thank you for looking.

 

Stamp-a-faire 2017: 7th Anniversary Tradition: Wool – Challenge

August 29th, 2017 klwade Posted in Cardmaking, Crafts, Stamp-a-Faire No Comments »

  • Now it’s your turn!  Create a project featuring a stitched layered embellishment (felt or paper).  You can choose to re-create the exact project from Heather above or design your own using the same concepts. Your project must also incorporate at least one Papertrey product.

and a close up of the felted leave.

 

Supplies:

Dies:  Sugar Pea: Stitch Autumn Icons.  Papertrey Ink Leaf Die

Paper:  Pebbles Harvest Paper,  We R Us Harvest

Other:  Papertrey Ink Wool Felt, Canyon Clay and Orange Zest, Linen.  My Favorite Things Felt Jelly Bean Green; Papertrey Ink Twine

Thank you for looking at my project!