November 14, 2015

Anniversary Card...

I adore the shabby, vintage style handmade cards.  I made this card for my Mother.
She and my Dad would've been married 49 years tomorrow.  

I purchased the paper and tag used on this card as a downloadable printable file 
from Iralamijashop on Etsy.  I love her style and she creates the most beautiful papers
and embellishments.  I also love that I can print them over and over and over, sigh.
The bird sticker is from Hobby Lobby.

November 13, 2015

Flying Dachshunds & Kittens...

I just love these cards! I was browsing cards at Barnes and Noble, like,
a year ago, and came across a similar card. I thought it was neat because
the kitten was dangling on a string attached to a balloon. I also love the
idea of a card with motion, the kitten and dachshund swinging from
the balloon.  I finally got around to making my version since we've got three 
little girls with birthdays coming up. 
I'm sure my grandgirls will love these cards!

And while I was having so much FUN making these cards, I made a special card for my
daughter.  She's away at college and won't be home for Thankgiving :(. The dachshund 
on these cards is actually inspired by our little dog, Rexy. My daughter misses her so much.
I think she will be thrilled to get this card featuring her. It's like she's making a balloon
trip just to see her, lol.  

November 8, 2015


I love to decorate my topiary tree for all of the holidays, which you've probably noticed, hee hee. I try to add a new ornament every year. This year it's a hedgehog. He's really a Christmas ornament from Pier1 but I think he fits into my Thanksgiving tree pretty well. I will probably carry him over to Christmas as well.

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October 19, 2015

My Halloween Tree, Ornaments and Decorations...

Here it is more than halfway through October and I'm just now posting about my Halloween Tree and handmade ornaments. Every year I decorate my topiary tree for Halloween and make and purchase a few new ornaments for it.

I realized this paper skull ornament was turned around on the tree so I added it here. It is a Martha Stewart online printable from years ago.
My daughter surprised me with these next ornaments she made and mailed to me from college in Colorado! I love them all!! some are felt, some polymer clay and Frankie is perler beads.

I made the next felt Halloween ornaments for her and surprised her with them.  She needed something mama made!! I got the bat idea from Pinterest HERE.
I also made her this felt orange and black banner for her fireplace mantle (this is a pic of the banner on my mantle before I sent it to her). I bought the felt spiders at Hobby Lobby and the orange and black felt also. I sewed the banner triangles onto a long length of ribbon I also bought at Hobby Lobby.

I sent her these felt candy corns I made too. I just drew a pattern onto copy paper and cut them out, pinned each piece to the different colored felt and cut them out. I stitched the face with floss before I stitched the pieces together. I will also say that I got my candy corn colors in the wrong order, but they turned out sweet anyway!

And this is my entry table and sofa table. I have a small Halloween village I've been putting out since my girls were little. I also decorated the guest bathroom with peel and stick spiders and webs and a giant candelabra I picked up at Target a few years back. I think the grand girls will be too spooked to potty!! lol, Happy Halloween!!
The picture doesn't do this decorated chandelier justice. It really is cool looking. dressed in orange and black tulle, spiders, paper bats and orange glitter balls.

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