Friday, November 27

Lawn Fawn Free Mini Stamp/Die Set with Purchase

Hi, all! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We had a nice one surrounded by family. The weather has been slick and snowy so no Black Friday driving, shopping for me! There are some great online deals, though. Check out this super deal from one of my favorite stamp companies, Lawn Fawn.  It is available till November 30th will supplies last.  I just had to get in on it!  smile emotico

Sunday, August 16

Paris Cross Stitch

Hi, everyone!  I hope you have been having a good summer.  I can't believe it is August already.  It's been hot here in Colorado and I discovered that cross stitch was the perfect hobby for this weather.  I'd sit in the living room under the ceiling fan and stitch away.

I started cross stitching years ago and put it down for 15 years.  Last year I started picking up some great magazines from the UK again.  It was a happy moment when I opened up my Longaberger Picnic basket and found all my floss clean, organized, and ready to use.  

This past May, I got to spend a week in Paris with my sister and brother in law.  After that trip,  I decided that I'd start stitching some of the places that I've been lucky to have visited as a special memento.

This pattern is from the Cross Stitch Crazy magazine.  What drew me to it is the vibrant colors.  I still need to get it framed but at least all the hard work is done.

Is there a hobby that you put aside for awhile and returned to it later?  I'd love to hear what it was.

Sunday, June 7

Purrfect Pair Card

I know it has been ages since I last posted to my blog.  I've still been crafting here and there but just not taking the time to blog about it.  I like to dabble in many hobbies so lately, I've been knitting and  cross stitching instead of paper crafting.  (I guess I should share those projects with you all.)   If you feel like it, drop by Facebook and like the page, The Crafty Kitten.  I've been sharing some of my projects there.

Here's a card I made awhile back using Mama Elephant stamps.  When I saw the Purrfect Pair stamp set,  I knew it was one that I just had to have.  I used Copics for color and Lawn Fawn paper for the background.

I hope you enjoy it!

Monday, January 27

Kitty Friend Card

Hi, everyone!  Thought I'd share with you a quick 3x3 card that I made using Joy's Life's Lot's Of Pun, Paper Smooches' Nine Lives stamp set, and washi tape.  I sent one to Joy to show my appreciation for letting me be part of her wonderful design team. 

I had fun coloring these images and the 3x3 format seems to work well for me.  I'll be making more of these in the future.

Hope you have a good week! 


Monday, January 20

A Very Belated Blog Hop Winner!!

Wow!  How can it be that my last post was in August?   Time sure does fly!  Well to give you a update as to what I've been up to, I decided to take time off from blogging and focus a little more on work and other hobbies.

 In September, our house was one of many that experienced flooding during the heavy rains in Colorado.  While we were VERY fortunate to still have a roof over our heads, there was a lot of work to be done since our basement was now a wall to wall carpet soaked mess.  We decided that we could handle doing all the flooring and painting that's what became my next project!  

Here are shots of the hallway and family room after we finished it.

We also did two more bedrooms and the storage room for a total of 1000 sq ft.  It was lots of work but it was really gratifying!  So gratifying that we started work in the living room painting the second fireplace and having a wood stove installed.   (Isn't that how things go?)

You guys have waited so long so without further ado, the winner of this blog hop with her choice of any Joy's Life stamp is:

Claire, please email me your mailing address to and choice of Joy's Life stamp and I'll get it out to you ASAP! 

Thanks to everyone who dropped by.  I hope the past few months have been kind to you!  

I have been working on some paper crafts and hope to get some posted on my blog soon! 

Take care,


Saturday, August 24

Joy's Life Fun Card Folds Birthday Blog Hop!

 I'm so glad you could stop by the Crafty Kitten for Joy's Life's Fun Card Folds Birthday Blog Hop

  This will be my last Blog Hop post for awhile as a member of Joy's team so it's a little bittersweet.  Everything's going ok...I'm just taking a little time off to craft for the holidays and do some traveling.  :)

If you came here from Lori's blog, then you're in the right place.   If you stumbled on this post, and want experience all the fun from the beginning, you can start here.

For this hop, I decided to do what I call a Modified Gate Fold Card.  Here's a pic of it closed.

Here's what it looks like when you swing the gates open. 

The stamp I used is from Joy's Yummy Puns set.  You can grab your own set here.

To create this card, start with a white base. Cut the pink paper at 11.5" x 4" and score it at 2 7/8 x 8 5/8.

Tape a scalloped Nestability to the paper and run that side through your CuttleBug.  Tape it to the other side of the gate and run it again. (You can't tell from my pics but I managed to emboss each side with a polka dot folder.)

For the frame on the front, use two of the scallops at the same timeAfter adhering it to the front of the card, carefully cut the frame in half.  Embellish the inside to your taste. (I cut the inside scallop slightly larger than the window.)

*** Now how about a chance for some GREAT Blog Candy as a reward for staying with me through this long post?? ***

I'm going to give away your choice of ANY Joy's Life stamp set!

You have up to four chances to enter the drawing.
It's up to you how many comments you'd like to leave for your chance to WIN!

1st Comment/entry: Leave me a comment
2nd comment/entry: Leave a 2nd comment if you are following me through Blog Lovin'  (There's a link a the top of my Blog)
3rd comment: Leave a 3rd comment if you like or have liked my Facebook page
4th comment: Leave a 4th comment if you are a follower of Joy's Design Team Blog

You'll have until Sunday, September 1st to leave your comments. It's that easy to win!  

*** Be sure to head over to Dawn's blog.  She's got another great card fold waiting for you.  ***

Here's the blog hop order in case you get lost along the way.

Wednesday, August 21

Down By The Creek Bank Frog Card

Hi, all!  This week, I've got a post for you as part of Joy's Life's Design Team.

 Joy came up with the super cute theme this week....Down By The Creek Bank.  I remember as a kid catching night crawlers with my dad and finding salamanders in the window wells.  Yes, I was a tomboy.  

Growing up, I didn't see many frogs around but I wanted to use one for my project. This one is from Cricut's Create A Critter cartridge.

Lot's Of Pun was the first stamp set that I bought from Joy! You can get yours here.

For this weeks card, I used DoodleBug's Flower Box paper set.  The card is 4.25 x 5.5 in size.  I cut the frog at 3.5" and then played around with the paper strips to figure out what size I wanted.  I stamped the saying on a strip of white paper and then cut the tab by hand.  After adding stitching, ribbon, and a plastic flower, the card was done! 

Thanks for coming along with me on a trip down memory lane!  I hope you'll leave a comment and share one of your favorite memories with me.