About Me

Florence, Arizona
Welcome to my blog. I am newly retired and eager to enjoy it all - decorating, shopping, cooking, travel and most crafts - paper crafts, stained glass, mosaic, mixed media, sketching, painting - you name it, I want to try it.
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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

G45 Travelogue Frame

I found this really cute frame in the clearance section of Hobby Lobby. 

I decided to use Graphic 45's Travelogue paper and cute little embellishments - I love the colors in the paper.  I used Ranger's white paint dabber to soft up the gold and give it a more vintage look.  It is hanging in our guest bathroom and I love it's uniqueness.

My new kitchen... settling in and I love it.  I wanted to soften up the chains and hooks for the pot rack.  I took an old table runner and repurposed it into covers for the chains.  I think it came out really nicely - love the colors.   And since my "regular" sewing machine has quit working, I used my little baby Janome craft sewing machine and it worked wonderfully.  I love that cute little machine.

Sunday, June 17, 2012


Finally a post!  I hope to be back more consistently now.
Here is a card I made for my hubby for Father's Day.  I'm happy to say he loved it.  He seems to get a kick out of handmade cards.  I got the instructions for this card from CardMaker Newsletter's free project sheet. (www.Cardmakersmagazine.com)  It was very easy and quick (shhhh.... don't tell!)  I think next time I make it, I may add a chain to the tie and maybe a little note or tag in the pocket.  Lots of possibilities.

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY to all the fathers out there.
Happy Father's Day to my husband - love you.
To my father who was the best father and grandfather in the world,
I miss you and think of you every day.