wooly winter

Sunday, August 12, 2012


Yes!!  That's my Maggie getting pinned a graduate nurse Friday evening!!  Next she takes her NCLEX board exam and works on getting her BS in nursing.

I am soooooo proud of her!!

We're all proud of her!!  

Next on our agenda is David's wedding in Nashville on the 25th. He is marrying a very sweet woman, Elise.  As you can guess, we've been busy trying to get everything ready on our end. 

A few nights ago I decided it was time to call on the crafty part of my brain and get a purse designed to carry.  Nothing I have seemed right for the night.  
Sensing the urgency of the situation, my kitty, Simon, got right in the middle of it all to supervise me.  He always does! 

Above is the front of my wrist-let, and bellow is the back side. 

I decided to use supplies I already had on hand.....some burlap, muslin, an old zipper, a doily, and some cotton twill tape.  Two hours later, it  was done and I was very happy and relieved. 

One more thing crossed off my list......;D

Thursday, August 9, 2012

It's time to scrap!!....and my daughter's news!!

Big day here.....
Maggie passed her final with flying colors and will be pinned a graduated RN tomorrow evening!!!  This is especially big news as the earlier reports today had her failing her final and thus this final phase four, and thus in an emotional free fall into the depths of despair !!  Not sure what the error was, but she aced her final and overall score!! I'm sure she's probably explained it all very humorously here. I'll try to post pics very soon....now for the crafty stuff.....!

Do you love Basic Grey?  Want some help in putting their latest and greatest to use?  Scraps Galore is part of BG's Page of the Month (POTM) club.  Each month, BG puts together a 2-page layout that uses their latest collection.  It contains new papers, embellishments, and photo instructions for making the LO, sometimes even including bonus on-line links for projects using the leftovers from your kit.  Here is their August POTM layout:

Lucky for me, I get to teach this class each month at Scraps Galore and help you put your layout together!  Our class for August will be Thursday evening from 6-8pm.  Our theme is "favorites".....so make a list of about six favorite things, places, events, etc.  I chose to make a list of six events or things that have highlighted my summer.

If you have ever taken one of my card making classes, you know how much I love to sew on my projects with my little Janome Sew-Mini.  So no shocker that I also love to sew on my scrapbook layouts, too!  This layout has a lot of faux stitching on it, however, I will have my trusty little machine set up Thursday for anyone who wants to give actual sewing on their layout a try.  Of course faux stitching is always fine of you prefer.

Aren't these papers and embellishments wonderful?! You will have plenty of leftovers too for another LO or card making! YUMMM!! Call Elizabeth to at 858-1080 to find out more or register for class.

Supplies to bring:
Craft knife
Paper Trimmer
Detail Scissors
Fine tipped black pen for journaling and faux stitching
Foam adhesive
Liquid adhesive
5/8" circle punch of you own one....I'll bring mine 

Photos used:
two 4x6 trimmed in class to about 3 1/2" w X 3 3/8"t 
you could also use 4-6 small photos in addition to the above photos .  These would be 1.5"- 1.75" squares.