These cards were created with the Create a Critter cartridge using the Cricut Expression. I keep a shoe box with leftover paper scraps. All the papers used came out of that shoe box. Each card unfolds to display the "Happy Birthday" sentiment also cut from the Create a Critter cartridge on the Cricut. The cards fit nicely in an A2 envelope. I know my niece and nephew, Elizabeth and Elijah, will love these cards when they receive them!
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Sunday, May 23, 2010
We have our first ad in Michigan Scrapbooker Summer 2010 and our first reservation special! Place your reservation for a craft weekend in September or October 2010 for $199.00 per person!
Saturday, May 22, 2010
We hosted our last retreat of the Spring 2010 Season for the lovely Ludwig Ladies and friends--all novices to paper crafting! Our weekend opened with
a dinner featuring Creamy Pasta with Spring Vegetables and Chicken, Tomato Bread, Ceasar salad, and fresh strawberries. The meal ended with a light dessert of lemon chiffon ice cream with a lime twist. Save some room for our decadent late night desserts and snacks!
Thursday, May 20, 2010
In January we posted information about a contest sponsered by Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores and Red Heart Yarns Eco-Ways to use a recycled or renewable source yarn. Experts from Red Heart Yarns have chosen the final selections from the projects submitted. Please show your support and visit their site to vote for the winners! A few days ago, AC commented on our blog that her project had been selected as one of the finalist. We invited AC to share a picture and a description of her project and we would post it on the blog. Congratulations AC and good luck with the contest! :)
Thanks so much for offering to post a pic and description of my entry on your blog! :) I've been designing crochet animals for six years, and I designed this peacock using eight colors of Red Heart's Eco-Ways blend yarn. The colors just jumped out at me and screamed "peacock"! It was the first time I had worked with the recycled blend yarn, and it really is fabulous--the weight is perfect and it's SO soft. I used a 3.25 mm hook, floral wire for the comb, and dowel rods to support the feet. To create the fringe border on the tail, I separated the hunter geen yarn into individual plys and handknotted little snippets all the way around the edge of the feathers. I used the same technique for the eyelashes, too. Voting is open on Red Heart's site thru June 1st: http://redheart.com/saveplanet.html.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Well it's been a long time since we posted, but our hiatus is over! :) Today, I'm going to give a shout out to my nephew, Dominique, down in Georgia. He's graduating from high school this year! I cannot attend the graduation ceremony, but I'm sure this shaker card will let him know how excited I am for him!