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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Fun In the Sun!





It is time for a fun challenge over at Outlawz Challenges! Twisted Thursdays it is time for FUN IN THE SUN, or you can play along with ANYTHING GOES!!! COME ON BY and join in the fun!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Christmas


It is time for the ANYTHING GOES challenge at OUTLAWZ CHALLENGES on Twisted Thursday! This weeks optional twist is CHRISTMAS! Hope to see you there!

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Crochet Round Table Mat


I seriously need to turn my backyard patio from drab to fab, so why not start off with some colorful place mats! I have 3 more to go! I am making 4 in assorted colors. I am hoping it will give a cleaner feel to the patio and if anything bring some color to it! :D This particular pattern was very easy to work up as long as you remember to keep slip stitching to the center of the previous rounds shell stitches before starting the next round, you will do just fine! ;)  When I have them all finished I will return with an updated post of how they look! You might even get a before and after shot! 

Do you crochet and want to try this pattern? It can be found here:

Friday, June 9, 2017

Crochet Drawstring Bag


Hello friends! The last few days I have been racking my brains deciphering this pattern. I deciphered my first ever of what is called a symbol graph pattern. The pattern can be found here:



Thursday, June 8, 2017

Masculine


It is once again time for this week's challenge over at Outlawz Challenges on Twisted Thursday! This weeks optional twist is Masculine. I have a hard time doing masculine so my design was based on the male reader in the family. I tried to give it a book design. This month we have a wonderful sponsor, Whimsy Stamps. The adorable fire flies in the jar image is one of their great digi designs!


Sunday, June 4, 2017

Summertime Anysoldier Card Swap 2017



It is time for the Summertime Anysoldier Card Swap! Here are a few cards I whipped up for the swap! 

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Stars


It is time for the Twisted Thursday Challenge for the month of June! This months sponsor is Whimsy Stamps and we have a fun optional twist of Stars! 


Monday, May 29, 2017

Crochet Green Mario Mushroom


I am working on making this mushroom small enough for a key chain. This was originally yarn off an attempted frog I decided not to pull out all the way and just started from a few yarns already worked and turned it into a green mushroom. It is about 3 x 3 inches so it really needs to be an inch smaller all the way around.  

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Anything Goes



Anything Goes at Outlawz Challenges on Twisted Thursday! The last week to get those card creations in for your chance to win a fabulous prize from our May sponsor Ppinkydolls Come on over and join in on the fun at outlawzchallenges.ning.com

 If you have not joined Outlawz Challenges you should! We have a new fun challenge every day of the week! Lots of talented card makers and inspiration to kick start your card paper crafting mojo!



 If you like my card you should see what the rest of the Design Team has done with this image, as well as our wonderful Guest Designer this week! So come on over to Outlawz Challenges, we would love to see your creations! 

Our wonderful sponsor for May is PPINKYDOLLS

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Duncan Hines Strawberry Cake Mix with Strawberries and Cream Icing


Duncan Hines Strawberry Cake Mix with Strawberries and Cream Icing. I had never iced a cake other than smearing the icing on there and eating it up when I have bought the store bought tubs of icing in the past. This year I wanted to make that box cake mix into something a little special for my daughters birthday. Using the 1M tip and a decorator bag filled with the icing I made rosettes all over the cake any gaps I just filled with a little dab of icing and dropped some pearl sprinkles on top. I wish i had added a birthday tiara on top.. but I didn't have one, still kicking myself for not getting one! 

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Jeep Hair Don't Care Custom T-shirt


Here's a fun Jeep t-shirt Design I whipped up for my daughter's birthday. 

Monday, May 22, 2017

Crochet Jeep Hair Don't Care Can Cozy


A fun little can cozy for the Jeeper in your life!
I crocheted the cozy and used my SE-400 Brother Embroidery machine and an Apex Embroidery file for the Jeep and embroidered it onto a piece of felt, glued it to the crochet. 

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Jeep Hair Don't Care Coaster

This file can be found at Apex Embroidery Designs. I made this felt coaster with this awesome design! 

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Crochet 1-Up Mario Mushroom


Isn't this little fellow adorable! Whipped him up today! I had hoped he was a key chain size but he came out a little larger than I had expected. Still very cute! 

Thursday, May 18, 2017

By the Sea


Oh my goodness this last week has really flown by! I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day weekend! This month has flown by as well next week is the last challenge of the month on Twisted Thursday to get your cards in for a chance to win a fabulous prize from our May sponsor PPINKYDOLLS! If you have not joined Outlawz Challenges you should! We have a new fun challenge every day of the week! Lots of talented card makers and inspiration to kick start your card paper crafting mojo!



My card above I have used my Cuttlebug embossing folder for the leaves, a flower sticker set for embellishments as well as some diamond gems to replicate water bubbles behind the bird, yes that is a window to look inside of the card, I made it using acrylic from packaging cut down to size and stuck in to place using double side tape, the digi is from PPinkydolls Etsy site. If you like my card you should see what the rest of the Design Team has done with this image, as well as our wonderful Guest Designer this week! So come on over to Outlawz Challenges, we would love to see your creations! 

Our wonderful sponsor for May is PPINKYDOLLS



Thursday, May 11, 2017

Flowers & Lace


Hey there my blog following friends! It is THURSDAY! That's right, it's not only the day before FRIDAY but it is time for Twisted Thursdays challenge over at OUTLAWZ CHALLENGES! This weeks optional twist is Flowers & Lace, and this month the fabulous digi designs are by this months sponsor Ppinkydolls​! Here's my card for this week! We hope to see you in the challenges!


Sunday, May 7, 2017

Digitized Brother SE-400 Weekend


Oh my word! What a weekend! My computer had a melt down a while back and I lost all of my machine embroidery software. I have spent most of my weekend searching the house, my computer files, as well as online for software to be able to digitize my friends design. My first attempt in red from his original design. It would have been great had all those threads not been running all over the head of the wolf and the lettering. So, I searched on. 

I found a free software. In the process of trying to get my image loaded into the software I used up all of my free trial uses and hadn't accomplished anything! That was nerve racking.


By some miracle. I tried another software that I had already tried once and just started fiddling with settings and it worked! My wolf head turned out like it was suppose to. So I added the text separately in a different font and it worked. The last step was to preview it in 3D.


It looks pretty good! The true test is putting it onto fabric, making sure it has the right stabilizers and all that jazz. There is so much to this I see why I have let my machine sit untouched for a few years. Unless you have big bucks to purchase all of your software, or don't mind using the cheesy free files they give you with your machine this hobby is not a lot of fun. :) 

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Circus


Today starts this weeks challenge on Twisted Thursday at Outlawz Challenges! Anything Goes with the optional twist CIRCUS. In honor of over 100 years of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus final days. You will be missed but not forgotten.

Our May sponsor



Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Custom T-shirt Designed


Custom T-shirt Design for Armadi Inc. of Edmond, Oklahoma! 

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Crochet around Chain Picture TUTORIAL




These directions are to help with the start of the 4th of July Potholder Pattern located here





Friday, April 28, 2017

Master Carpenter T-shirt



The last few days I have been working on this T-shirt layout. I am making this one for my husbands business. He owns and operates a cabinet shop here in the Edmond, OK area. For years he has asked me to make shirts, but I was overwhelmed and felt I needed more practice. This week practice smak-tice I am going to attempt this!


First shot I cut too deeply but I didn't want to waste my pieces so I pieced it all on to the shirt.  That is why you see all the strips of heat tape, I was trying to hold my design and all its pieces together. I wish I had not done that, because in the process of moving the shirt from one spot to another my pieces became unaligned. I attempted straightening during the process but it was too late. I should have fixed the issue by starting over so that my colors would each be on one full sheet nicely aligned and one time shot at removal.





 It still looks great even if it is a little off, which if my husband wasnt wearing it would drive him crazy to look at, good thing this shirt is for him! LOL!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Anything Goes!


Hey there my blog following "PEEPS"! 

It seemed fitting to say that since it is the last week of the month and the last challenge using our fabulous digis from Limited Runs Stamps, our April sponsor. I know I am a bit of a cracked egg... ha ha! Oh goodness I am on a roll today, I love my Thursdays! :D  

You should see what the rest of the design team created for your inspiration! Wow such a wonderful variety of card designs! You should definitely come join Outlawz Challenges if you have not already, it is free to be a member. There is a different challenge every day of the week! I just so happen to be part of the Little Miss Thursdays... We are actually Twisted Thursdays. 

Why? It has nothing to do with me, I promise. :) It is because Twisted Thursdays are always an ANYTHING GOES challenge and we toss in a fun optional twist to give our participants an extra chance at winning a fabulous prize from our wonderful monthly sponsors! 


Come on over and check it out! 

There should be a link on this page somewhere 👀 that you just click and it will take you right to Outlawz Challenges

Hope to see you there! 

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