Friday, June 28, 2013

This is Maddie--my youngest granddaughter

Maddie's birthday is July 4. I was planning on doing a birthday card in red, white and blue. I thought that would be cool since her birthday was on the 4th. Well, it is amazing how fast things can change. For her purse she chose an animal print. (Not at all what I would have chosen for her.) I think she had fun helping me make her purse. She ran the sewing machine while I guided the fabric under the needle.

There was enough fabric left over to make a placemat for her also. Now for the card. I saw the Stampin' Up set called "Zoo Review". I thought that these stamps would be perfect. BUT--I did not have the stamp set. I called a friend. She had the set and was willing to let me borrow it. The set was perfect for what I needed!



Thursday, June 27, 2013

Meet My Granddaughter--Chloe

June 13, Grandpa and I went to Hebron Kentucky to stay with our grandkids for the weekend. I  talked with the girls and together we decided that I would take my sewing machine and we would make purses together. Chloe was so excited. She looked through the material that I had taken with me and decided that she wanted to use the fabric with the frogs. After doing some practice sewing and getting used to the sewing machine, she made a pillow case and then we started on the purse.

June 25 was Chloe's 12th birthday. I made her a placemat using a coordinating fabric to what she had made her purse out of. Here is a picture of her placemat and birthday card. So much fun!


SC435 and SC436

There were two sketch challenges that I did not get posted back in May.

I clear embossed the card stock base on this card. I love how well the design of the background stamp shows up.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013


It has been almost two months since my last post. Time has a way of slipping by so quickly. My husband and I went to Tullahoma, Tennessee -- first for my 50 year high school class reunion on May 24 and 25. I had a great time getting reacquainted with many of my classmates and friends. Then on May 26, we headed for the Smoky Mountains with my brother and sister-in-law. On Monday, we continued our travels to Asheville, North Carolina where we visited the Biltmore Estate. What a grand place!!! Thursday we headed back to Tullahoma and had a cousin's reunion on June 1. Tuesday, June 4 we began our journey to Chicago for our grandson's 8th grade graduation on June 6. We spent a few days at home (in Jackson, Michigan) before heading to Hebron, Kentucky on June 13 to stay with our grandkids there while their dad and stepmom when to California for Janet's daughter's college graduation. Then it was back home on June 18.

From Newfound Gap, on the Tennessee--North Carolina border
On top of Clingmans Dome-highest point in the Smokies
Dale and Jody, my brother and sister-in-law

 Rose garden at the Biltmore Estate