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Sunday, August 2, 2020

Another Theatre Card

I had to use these adorable bears from My Favorite Things!  They are the cutest!
The above picture is my Theatre card closed. 

When you pull the snowflake edging - the card opens to display the skating scene. 

Here is a close up !

I love the sentiment on the back!  Of course, for some reason, I am partial to blue at 
Christmas.  This has to be one of my favorite cards!  Just love it!  I think I will move
on now from making Theatre cards but I truly love them.
This is just  a quick post to show you this card- Take care!!

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Theatre Cards

I am loving these Theatre Cards!  Love how easy they are to make and 
coming up with ideas to put inside the cards!  Fun, Fun!!
Sam at Mixed up crafts has a great tutorial - both written instructions and a 
video- you can check it out here-

There are many more tutorials and examples on Pinterest. Below are a 
few that I made for birthday cards.

The above is with the card closed and below is the back
where I put the sentiment. 


My favorite is the Farm Yard Theatre Card.  It does make me
laugh to see these animals from Karen Burniston's 

I think it's the googlie eyes that make me laugh. 

Don't you love the catchy sentiment?

This card I might use as an anniversary card.  Love Graphic 45

I may make a few more of these cards!  Just love coming up
with ideas for them. 

My sister's and I have been planning our youngest sister's 50th 
birthday party for weeks.  Our theme was 50 & Fabulous!
 I wanted to share a few pictures with you. 
I have made this bouquet before and love how it comes out.  This
time I used red roses for my flowers.  This was made with the 
svg file on Cricut from Dreaming Tree. 

These favors were just the thing for our party.  We filled them
with cashew nuts.  Too hot to use chocolate candy.

And here is the Birthday girl!  Adrianne is the baby in our family. It is really
weird to realize she has turned 50!  I am sorry our planning has come to and end.  We
really had fun getting together to make this party happen, 

Hope this post finds everyone happy and healthy!  

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Happy 4th of July!

 I made this fun centerpiece/birthday card for a friend & former co-worker's birthday.  It is from Dreaming Tree's SVG files.  I just love making these.  It doesn't hurt that the center of the flower is chocolate!

I wanted to share a couple of projects my sisters and I have been making on craft day.  These waterfall mini albums are great to make!  So easy!  They are mounted on the hard board tag from Tim Holtz. 
You can find Kim's instructions here-

We came up with several themes for these albums.  They are Christmas themes and Love themes (of course)  We also have made Mickey Mouse albums and Seaside albums.  The ideas are endless. 

I love this SVG file for a birthday card.  It is supposed to be for Valentine's Day but
I made it into a birthday card.  It closes flat for mailing too!

OK, I will admit it.  I don't like making pies.  But my husband loves them!  So I broke down and
made him a strawberry cheesecake pie.  He loved it so I had to take a picture.  It's so rare I make one.  

I am going to end with just a few pictures from my Sister's garden.   The flowers are so beautiful!  We are still living with my sister and her husband while we look for a home here in Maine.  We haven't found anything yet but we are still looking.   I miss having a garden so Connie's garden helps to make me appreciate all her lovely flowers.  

I hope everyone has a healthy Fourth of July and a fun one!  Take care!

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

We have finally arrived in Maine and finished the self quarantine requirement!  It is good to be home.  We are living with my sister and her husband until we find a smaller home in Maine.  My sister has graciously shared her craft room with me!  It has been fun having a craft partner!  These pictures are some of the projects I have completed. 

The above Snowman Easel card is from My Scrap Chick's svg file.  I just love her stuff!
How can you not fall in love with this snowman's face!  It does close for easy mailing too!

This snowman is a Card in a Box! This guy is also from My Scrap Chick.
It is so easy to make on my Cricut Machine!  

Here is the side view.  This card will close up and fold flat for easy mailing, too. I am really into the Christmas vibe and it isn't even July yet!

Okay, here is one more Christmas themed card.  This one is also from 
My Scrap Chick.  I think I am obsessed with this site.  But how cute is this card!
I think it would be great for a child to receive this guy!

And yes, this will fold flat for mailing! The sentiment will go on the back. 
Just so you don't think I am only focused on Christmas cards.  Below, is an anniversary card that I completed. 

This is a fun card to make.  I did make it on my Cricut too! But this 
card is from Lori Whitlock's site.   

Love the pink!  I have the sentiment on the front but the back
has plenty of space for more sentiments!! 
Before I sign off, I had to share this spectacular picture of the gorgeous Crab Apple
tree in my sister's yard.  So beautiful!

  These are crazy times we live in for sure.  I hope everyone stays safe and well!

Thursday, May 7, 2020

April in Florida

It feels like forever since I posted but we have been busy!  We closed on our condo in Florida and have been trying to furnish it before we leave to head home.   We are hopeful that by the time we get ready to head home the Virus will have abated somewhat.  We will have to quarantine for 14 days once we get home.  

In the meantime, I am finding time to make some cards and 3D items.  The butterflies above are a box card that can close to mail.  I got this file from Mary at SVG Cuts.  I love her designs!!

I am not sure how I will use the card but it will work for birthdays or anniversaries. I don't think the photo shows but I used Crystal effects on the wings and glitter glue on the body of the butterflies. 

I have kept the back blank since I can't decided yet how to use it.  Plenty of space to write a sentiment.  I also played with the Watering Can svg file from Dreaming Tree.  You can see the result in the picture below.  I used Graphic 45 paper - love this in blue!  I need to practice more on making their flowers but I love how it came out!! I put the handle on the inside of my watering can- I know most would put it on the outside but I prefer it inside. 

We did have a visitor the other morning just outside of our front door.  Can you see her ?  The neighbors have named her Mildred.  Now, I don't like snakes- neither does my husband.   She was in the top of this bush!!! This bush is right up close to our condo....eeeekkkk...
We are going to have this bush trimmed quite a bit.... so maybe Mildred won't find it so much fun to sit in it.   It's not the first time we have seen Mildred.  She likes to lay on the side walk ...again, right in front of our condo!  I think we will have to get used to seeing Mildred.  They tell me she eats mosquitoes and such but still...I don't like snakes...!!!

Everyone stay healthy!!

Monday, April 6, 2020

Easter 2020

We are still in Florida.  This is our 3rd year coming to Florida to avoid the winter back in Maine.  So this year we decided to purchase a condo here in North Port.  We have had a lot of fun this year right up until the virus set in.  Most everything has closed or cut back on hours.  We are closing on the condo this week but not sure when we will travel back to Maine.   Right now we plan on staying put until better news is better. 

So in the mean time I am working on project and cards!!  The above are Easter cards for our Grandsons.   The file was free from The Dreaming Tree!  I love that company!

These pictures are of the card I sent to our niece.  She loves to dance so I thought this card in the 
box would make a nice birthday card.  Hope she liked it!

I made so more of these cute golf carts.  I plan on using some of them for Father's Day cards at our Craft Fairs.  Of course, that will have to be in the future since they are all cancelled for now.  

I also worked on the adorable Album in a Box.  I used Graphic 45's Bedtime Store paper collection.  I love this paper!  You can find Graphic 45's tutorial here

The instructions are easy to follow.  Make sure you watch it all the way through first.  

I did add handles on the sides - I bought them from Butter Bee Scraps.  I used paper fasteners and Gorilla glue to add them to the sides.   I am so glad I am able to do these many craft projects. That has kept me sane while we are social distancing.   We are not able to do many of the fun activities here in Florida since so many places are closed.  I am not playing golf right now but go on many long walks.  The weather has been wonderful!

This card is also from The Dreaming Tree.  I lost a friend and former co-worker this month.  She was such a lovely person.  My heart is so sad to know that I will not see her or talk to her again.  She bravely fought lung cancer for several months.  I also lost an aunt to the same cancer this month.  I will miss them both ! It has been a difficult month to say the least, but I have faith that brighter days are coming. I look to my faith for strength and pray for all who are ill or have lost loved ones. 
Sorry to end this post on such a sad note but am thankful for all the many blessings in my life.  I pray you all stay happy and healthy.  

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

After Golf Party

I hope this post finds everyone happy and healthy!  It is a crazy world we live in right now but I believe we need to keep our sense of humor and be sure to wash your hands!
A few weeks ago we had a Golf After party that we co-hosted with our brother & sister in law!  It was a lot of fun!  The centerpiece in the above picture was from a couple of SVG files.  The golf carts are from Lori Whitlock's site.  She has quite a few wonderful svg files to pick from!  The sentiment in the basket was from   It is from her easel card but I used it to put in my basket. 

I also made some party favors for the party! I found several cool golf bags but I used the SVG file from Myscrapchick.   There is a pouch for the back too but I didn't add that - I made my strap a little larger.  We put a few candies in the bag and added golf tees to the front pouch.  The pictures show 
the in process construction.  

We are still in Florida and may stay until the middle of April this year.  The weather has been in the 80's for most of this month.  We are still playing golf but most everything else has closed. I am praying that the infected number of people will decrease soon.  This is where my paper crafting hobby helps keep me sane!  I can always find something to make!  This is a shorter post but wanted to touch base with everyone.   Hope you all stay healthy!!