Monday, March 11, 2019

Irish Flamingos?

So last year the DGDs were into all things unicorn; this year, flamingos are THE thing.  Hmm... a green flamingo? Why not? 

Now and again it's fun to gather together a lot of images from DS and working from a blank canvas combine them into something a wee bit different.   The flamingo comes from Christmas in July 2018 and I snipped off the Santa hat replacing it with the hat from the turtle in Create a Critter 2.  The clovers are from Celebrate with a Flourish and the leprechaun from Luck of the Irish.  All the images are available through DS Access.

Master J's card is a Lori Whitlock svg and is called a wiper card since the shamrocks flip up when the card is opened.  (??? like a windshield wiper?) 

The rainbow is glitter cardstock and I added a lot more shamrocks to the wiper mechanism so it couldn't be seen.  It should amuse him for 2 minutes before he discovers the gift card to the local Funland Center and then he'll spend the rest of the day trying to talk his mom into visiting us so he can use it!  A Grandma's gotta do what a Grandma's gotta do.

A little update here... a little over two years ago we left our beloved acreage in the hills and moved into a neighborhood.  The neighbors were wonderful, but we just couldn't settle there.  Soooo, we packed ourselves up again, sold the brand new house and retired to an older, but definitely not a cookie cutter home, at the beach.  We love it!  My craft room is now a craft corner with views of the golf course and neighboring gardens.  Cocoa adores sleeping in the sunlight which floods the room and Katie loves her daily walks on the beach.  There's a local craft store on the main street and Amazon delivers to the front porch instead of a communal mailbox. How great is that?

I am so happy to be linking my flamingle card with the Bitten by the Bug challenge here.  Pop over a look at the great projects the DT have posted.  Thank you for visiting with me today.  : ) Christine

Monday, November 19, 2018

Thanksgiving? Already?

I was astounded to discover that it has been five years since I started making monthly treat boxes for the children at the local shelter.  Where does the time go?  I absolutely love finding something just a little different each month and although I know that the boxes end up ripped to shreds in the garbage, it is my great pleasure to gift the kids with something made with love. 
So here's a little look back at five years of Thanksgiving treats - love that turkey, right?

 Doorhangers 2013

2014  Candy corn shaped boxes -  two versions

2015 The tail of a turkey - took me forever to figure out how to stop them falling out!

2016  Left over halloween candy with a cute topper.

2017  So cute!  What would we do without Create A Critter?

2018  I am 'told' that the kids love to get a whole candy bar and so this is simply a wrapped bar with my favorite turkey. (This time with glitter!)

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!   : )  Christine

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Halloween 2018

Still crafting!

Treats for the shelter children.

Lawn Fawn pop up die.

Neighborhood and family treat boxes.

Halloween treats.   Thank you Pinterest!

Hope you had a Happy Halloween!  : )  Christine

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Irish Unicorns?

Do your grand-daughters love all things unicorn?  Mine do and when I saw this unicorn bundle from Lori Whitlock, I HAD to buy it.  The bundle included a gable box which would be just perfect for St. Patrick's Day with a little Design Space magic.

I added shamrocks from Home for the Holidays, Anna's Seasonal Soirees, and CTMH Flower Market.  I imported ears from another Lori Whitlock file and welded them onto a diamond shape so they would stand up behind the shamrocks.  Lastly, I duplicated the horn and flipped it horizontally to make the horn golden and glittery from both sides.  Easy peasy!

There is a gable box in Tags, Bags and Boxes, and there is also a very similar unicorn image in DS by LoveSVG.  Check it out!

I'm linking my treat box up with the "Show us you Shamrocks" challenge at BBTB2 and the "St. Patrick's Day" challenge at FCCB.  It's always fun thinking up something a little different for the seasonal challenges!   Thanks for visiting on this sunny Saturday.  : )  Christine

Thursday, March 1, 2018

The 101st Day of School

Today marks the 100th day of Kindergarten for Master J.  Despite the fact that I saw immense growth in my own K-Kids when I was a teacher, I am just amazed at how much Master J has grown socially, emotionally and academically.   What a sweetheart!  He and Mama designed a T-shirt to wear, but of course, Grandma had to give her Easy Press a work out and I designed a shirt to be worn tomorrow on the 101st day of school.  (A big shout - out to Charlotte C. for her enabling.  I LOVE this machine!) 

I used a dalmatian from Create a Critter, and the Carousel font for the number 101.  The "I survived" sentiment is cut from the Candice font.  The tally mark is a rounded card template, sliced, diced and welded together.  This was hardest part of the design and just in case you ever need it, here's the DS file.

Thanks for visiting today. Happy Hundredth Day J!   : ) Grandma Christine

Thursday, February 8, 2018


The paper is sooooo beautiful, you have to let it stand alone.  Love this new collection from Graphic 45.

Thanks for visiting with me today.  : ).     Happy Birthday, E!

Saturday, January 27, 2018

You Melt My Heart - Penguin Valentine

When the new BBTB2 challenge pops in my feed on Monday, I generally check into DS and do a search to bring up images related to the challenge.  It's my quick way of reminding myself what's in the kajillions of images.  This week I searched for 'Penguins' and fell in love with an oldie but goodie from Animal Kingdom.  Then I went back to making Valentine cards, Valentine treats and looking for something to hang over the mantel. 

Valentine's Day!  A card for Master J. popped in my head  and here it is: -

I used a Happy Heart from Simply Charmed and removed the face using the contour button.  I stretched it out to kinda sorta look like an ice flow to ground my penguins.  The sentiment is from Holiday Cakes and the waves from The Quiet Book.  The background is embossed with the Cuttlebug Snowflakes folder.

I used the Country Life font for the inside sentiment - such a lovely, clear writing font. 

Now I can go back to the projects I SHOULD have been working on!   Thanks for visiting today.  : )  Christine
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