Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Fun Keychain

Things have been so busy around here. I took some time today, though, to make a couple of key chains for my daughter and I. 

Since these are the first ones that I have done, I learned a few things. I'll be able to improve them as I do more later, but I can say that I really love these little things. I look forward to doing more and to doing some different designs.  The "Plain Jane" design for this was a free design to try. I added the "I love horses" in the middle.  If you're interested in trying these designs in your embroidery machine, go to .

Friday, January 09, 2015

Card for a Cowboy

A friend of ours had a horrible wreck in North Dakota on Christmas day. I wanted to make a card to let him and his wife know that we're thinking of them. Making cards for men is usually a difficult process for me, but thankfully, he's a cowboy (yeah, a real one!). I can totally handle that. 

I used an old set from Clear Dollar Stamps for this card. 

The sentiment speaks of our love for horses. I used a Spellbinders' die to do the edges of the sentiment layer. Then, I used the airbrush to age and 'burn' the edges.

Hemp twine was perfect to use for my rope. I had to make sure I kept my coils even or Joe might fuss at me! LOL! I used glue dots to hold the 'rope' on. 

Oh ... the image was colored with my Copics .... surprised?? Haha

If you get a chance to pray, please pray for healing for our friend Cowboy Joe. He has a long road ahead of him, and he will appreciate the prayers.

Hope all of you had a great Friday. Have a great, big, beautiful tomorrow.


Monday, November 17, 2014


Just thought I'd share a card that I made for my cousin's birthday.

The image layer is from SU and is colored with Copics. The blue around the die cut was done with the air brush system. The ribbon was recycled .... it was, originally, on a fat quarter bundle. :) I just ironed it out and used it.

Hope she liked it and had a great day. :) 

Have a wonderful Monday and a great, big, beautiful tomorrow!!


Sunday, November 16, 2014

Happy Baby Shower!

Babies are such sweet gifts from God, and it's such fun to celebrate those beautiful gifts with new parents. Friends of ours at church are having their first baby - a girl - in January. Their shower was today, so I can finally share the card and gift with you.

 First, I'm going to share the gift my daughter did for them.....

She sewed a sweet little taggie for little Chloe to carry around. This was definitely not the first one she sewed, but it was the first one she pinned herself. That's very difficult, and she did a great job. We repinned it to get it all straight, but I was so proud of her for trying and for doing a good job.

This is the finished taggie that Jaydin made. She did such a good job. It's so cute!!!!

I found this little fox online, and she totally matches the fox on the shower invitations. So ... I converted it to a .pes file and made baby Chloe a bib. I used pastel/muted colors for this since the pink was so light.

The taggie that I created is a full yard and has her name and the little fox on it. I hope that little Miss Chloe gets lots of use from it and loves it as much as Jaydin has always loved hers.

Using the same fox, I created the card. I don't have a picture, but I made a bigger fox to put on the gift bag. I added the bow and flower on the bag, too.

Tomorrow, I'll show a card that I made for my cousin's birthday.

Hope all of you have a blessed Sunday and a great, big, beautiful tomorrow!!!


Monday, October 06, 2014

Spare Time

Wow... got a little extra time today. The princess had to go up to the Haven to work on a project for school today, so I went up to keep her company (and help when needed). I chose to spend my spare time up there coloring. :) 

Isn't he cute? I enjoyed coloring him. When I was done, I airbrushed the background lightly and made a CAS card. Certainly not a really involved card, but it does make me smile.

Copics were used to color the image and the Copic airbrush system (with compressor) was used to do the background.

Hope you're creating out there wherever you are!
Have a wonderful Monday and a great, big, beautiful tomorrow.