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Sunday, December 24, 2023

Merry Christmas

It is hard to believe that Christmas is here! My hubby and I have been cooking today for tomorrow's Christmas meal.  My BIL and SIL are coming over to celebrate.  It should be fun.

The stars above are an SVG that I purchase on Etsy.  They are only about 6 inche tall and easy to make.

These lighted stars and round ornaments are all over Etsy.  I love making them!

The Gnome Santas are from another SVG that I purchased on Etsy.  I made these for my Women's Golf League.  The Gnome sits on a plastic dome that holds candy.  I made two sizes to see which one I liked best.  They are adorable!

This is going to be a short post because I need to do a little more cooking.  My hubby wants to make Porcupine Ball - which are a dessert with dates and pecans.  I did want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and  a very Happy New Year!  God Bless you all!!


Friday, November 24, 2023

Happy Thanksgiving!

 I hope everyone had a fabulous Thanksgiving! It goes by so fast!! It will be Christmas before we know it!! I am working on my Christmas cards now. Will post a picture once I have completed them! My turkey is an svg file from Dreaming Tree! I loved making this guy!  Happy crafting!!

Monday, November 13, 2023

Halloween is over!

 Hard to believe how fast the time has gone.  I haven't posted since before Halloween!  We are already in Florida enjoying some pretty warm weather- in the high 80's.  I know it is cold in Maine right now.!!  I thought I would show some pictures of the items I made for Halloween.

I went crazy with some of the svg's that Loris Whitlock offers at

She has some fabulous designs for Halloween and for fall. The pumpkins are my favorite!

I also purchase some of her Christmas ornaments.  They are really easy to make!  The one below has a tealight in it. 

I tried using different colored card stock too!

I also tried enlarging the file to make a slightly bigger pumpkin. I really like both sizes. 

I put a tea light in this one too!

This lovely shadow box is from Xuyen craft store on Esty.  I purchased this file because I love how beautiful it looks with fairy lights in it.  It isn't too had to make either.  This seller has more files that I 
may be tempted to purchase for Christmas decorations.  

My sisters and I did a Christmas craft show just before we headed south.  We had a great turnout and did very well. But the most fun at these events are the people that you meet.  It was fun!  Can you believe Christmas is just around the corner?  I am thinking my next post will be centered around some Christmas projects!  Talk soon!

Sunday, September 17, 2023

Getting excited for Halloween!


I can't help it!  I love this time of year!  Now that the threat of a hurricane has passed- (it took the humidity with it )- it is time to put out the pumpkins!! It is sad to say
goodbye to summer but I do love the cooler weather!
My sisters and I have been busy making Halloween goodies.  I have used mostly the SVG
files from My Scrap Chick.  I just love the stuff they have over there!  The Frankenstein and Dracula
Popcorn Wraps are new!  I love those guys!

I have made so many of them- I find them easy to put together.  I use Popcorn Secret from the Dollar Store.  They are just a little smaller than the grocery store version. 

I believe these Bats are from Dreaming Tree. I made the stand for them so they could stand up. I also
brushed the creases with a little silver ink.

The Dracula candy bar wraps are from My Scrap Chick too!

I am in love with making these Dome Candy bar holders.  My Scrap Chick has an assortment of
SVGs for that too!  I added googly eyes to this skeleton.  The eyeballs in the cups are added fun!

Lastly, I used My Scrap Chick for the Spiders!  I did add a mouth and some googly eyes to the
spiders as well.  Usually, we have a bunch of kids come for Halloween!  It should be a fun night!
Hope your Halloween in spooky and fun too!

Monday, July 10, 2023

Christmas In July!


I love this Christmas Angel Luminary from Dreaming Tree!  I don't believe I have posted a picture of this project that I made on my Cricut.  I love how you can decorate the angel anyway you want.  I used a lot of glitter paper on her.  You can find this svg here-

The picture above is what the Angel looks like with the lights I put inside.  She is really fabulous!  My sisters and I will love making these Angels.  

I have been a reseller on Ebay now for a couple of years.  I started out selling some things that I have had in our home that I never used or don't use anymore and discovered I loved doing that!  But now, I really enjoy hunting for things that I love at Thrift Stores and Yard Sales and hope that others might love too!  You can find my store on Ebay here-

I am planning on having a Christmas In July sale soon.  My intention is to sell some of my stamp sets and dies that I no longer use.  If you have any interest you can visit my store on Ebay!  I should have those items added in about a week!  I will also be adding some Christmas mugs and dishes that you can use at Christmas!  

We have had alot of rain here lately.... I mean alot!  I read where in June we had 23 days of rain!  Our plants and our lawn look fabulous but I think it is getting old.  We need some more sunshine!!  Hope it is shining where you are!!

Monday, May 22, 2023

Back in Maine May 2023

 Where has the time gone?  We arrived back in Maine the end of April.  Now, it's almost Memorial Day.  Wow- It's hard to believe how fast time does fly!!  My niece has had a baby girl!! I had to make her a Congratulations card.  So I haven't been making many cards since I got home - This was a good excuse to get back to making some cards!

I made this from an SVG file from The Dreaming Tree!  There cards are really fun to make!  

You even get the envelope to mail it in!  Fabulous!  They were having a sale so I bought a few files-When I make them I will be sure to post pictures!

This is all for now!  I am off to play some golf this afternoon- even though it is a little chilly.  I do

miss Florida weather for sure!   I will try and post a little more often since I am now home and caught

up to date.  Take care all!

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Happy St. Patrick's Day 2023

 I love celebrating St. Patrick's Day.  Must be because I am part Irish!!  I had fun making these popcorn wraps for our Women's Golf League!  We go by the name "Diamonds in the Ruff"!

I made my own Popcorn Wrap using the Gnome from Cricut Access.  But the basic part of the wrap was from       My Scrap Chick !        She has an adorable Bunny Popcorn Wrap for Easter that I purchased!  Just love her stuff!

Here are a few more pictures of the cute St. Patrick's Day wrap!

I had alot of fun making these guys!  I have also been trying my hand at making Beadable ink pens and Garden Stakes.  They have been popping up at some of the Craft Fairs I have attended and I just love them!
Here are a few pictures of my attempts at making them-

I am thinking I may be making more of these pretty little things!  I have been having a great time here
in Florida!  The weather has been lovely-especially when I hear about the snow storms that New England has been getting.  I am so thankful to be here in Paradise!!  Hope you have a fabulous St. Patrick's Day!!  May luck be with you!!

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Happy Valentine's Day

I know it has been awhile since I have posted anything!  That is because I am having so much fun and

are so busy here in Florida.  That is my excuse and I am sticking to it!!  I made this cute card for a friend's Mom who is turning 96!  I love this SVG from My Scrap Chick.  I have the male version of this card too.  

I was also busy making some bag tags for my new Women's League group!   We are called 

Diamonds in the Ruff!!  It is really a fun bunch of women that I feel honored to be able to play with

 every week!   I just realized that I took this picture before I changed the flowers to diamonds- but you 

get the idea.  I made 16 of these tags- that kept me busy and out of trouble for a while.  It was fun using my Cricut to cut out this design and then transfer the vinyl to the wooden tag.  I painted them all with

Mod Podge to keep them on securely.   

I wanted to share with you these adorable SVG files that I got from Sarah from Crafting with Sarah.

Check out her blog here-

She has the most adorable dogs and cats that I have ever seen!  I did download the free files that she offers but I went back and bought a couple more breeds of dogs and cats.  She shows you how to resize them to work on the free file.  I love them!

I am still working on the new cat breed I purchased.  I bought the St. Bernard- don't you love him!!

I better run - we are getting ready to go to the beach and watch the sunset tonight with friends.  I feel bad typing that because I know my friends and relatives in Maine are in a cold snap.   Brrr...

So glad to be in Florida!  Take care my friends!!