I created this blog to have a place to share some of my crafting creations. It is a work in progress that I will add to as I complete new projects. Comments welcome!

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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Quilts for Granddaughters

Hurrah, one is done except for the tying.  Here it is on my bed and the second picture shows a close up of the borders and binding.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Christmas Stockings

These are some I made a couple of years ago


I tried to post these on the Cricut MB but for some reason my computer kept freezing when I tried.

Dancing Ravens

Crazy Quilt

Tumbling Blocks Wallhanging

Window Wallhanging

Hearts Wallhanging

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Vintage Christmas ATC Swap

Last one for this swap--"Sleigh Ride" for group 4!!

Vintage Christmas ATC Swap

This is the ATC I made for Group 1-- "Up on the Housetop" is the song!!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Vintage Christmas ATC Swap

This is an easel ATC for Group 6 and the song was "Let It Snow."



Vintage Christmas ATC Swap

Here is the one I did for Group 2--I chose the song "White Christmas" and made a card.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Vintage Christmas ATC Swap

This is for Group 3 and I picked St Nicholas from the song, "Mistletoe and Holly."

Friday, October 8, 2010

Vintage Christmas ATC Swap

I am hosting a vintage Christmas Swap on the Cricut Message Board. Each group has two Christmas songs attached to it and the idea is to create a vintage ATC using some part of the song--title, phrase, word or a feeling or memory you have about the song. Not as easy as it sounds. This is my design for Group 3 and I used the third verse of" It Came upon a Midnight Clear." It is quite outside the box but the idea came to me immediately when I saw the picture.

This picture is from the Siege of Bastogne as part of the larger Battle of the Bulge. The siege lasted from 20 December to 27 December when the American forces were relieved by elements of General George Patton's Third Army. My father turned 21 on Christmas Day that year and celebrated by dropping supplies for Patton’s troops.



Thursday, September 16, 2010

PEI Summer

Three pictures of the beautiful water that surrounds the island!!

Monday, September 13, 2010

By The Numbers ATC Swap

Here is my last one for this swap--it is more simple than the others--the word was rainbow

Sunday, September 12, 2010

By The Numbers ATC Swap

Here is my third one for this swap and it is wacky and outside of the box--my word was water!!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

By The Numbers ATC Swap

Here is the second one I did for this swap--my word was solitude.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

By The Numbers ATC Swap

Here is the one I created for the word pet. The challenge was to make one that related to me so I chose this pic of DH with a fisher cat he caught winter before last. It has now been returned to us from the taxidermist and sits on a shelf in the living room. Great pet as it doesn't need any care other than an occasional dusting.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Home Sweet Home ATC Swap--Group 4

I titled this last one"Mouse House"

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Home Sweet Home ATC Swap--Group 3

This ATC commemorates the Homestead Act of 1862.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Home Sweet Home ATC Swap--Group 2

Again, I think this may be a little outside the box.  This ATC is titled, "In Memory of Aunt Suzanne" and is a picture of what is left of Suzanne Pineau Gaudet's  home today. I spend a good deal of time with relatives who are located on the next lot over and have always referred to this old house as Aunt Suzanne's even though she was not actually my aunt.  We do, however;  have a family connection as her niece married my grandmother's cousin. I have heard many stories about the good times that were enjoyed in an earlier time in this home so when Kay posted this swap, I immediately thought of using a picture of the old home located in Ebbsfleet, Prince Edward Island. The picture underneath is an artist rendering of how the home probably looked when the Gaudet family lived there.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Home Sweet Home ATC Swap--Group 1

This idea is a little outside the box but it came out quite nicely or at least I think so!!


Sunday, June 20, 2010

Animal ATC Swap

Just before I left for the cottage I signed up for 4 groups in a new swap. I came up with ideas, printed what I needed, cut and embossed some items and chose my papers and embellishments. I figured the cutting would be no problem as I brought along my laptop and baby bug. Well, laptop is out being fixed and may need a new harddrive which meanns DS will be gone until I get back home to relaod it and get a new activation #--of course this is the first year I left all the back-up disks at home as well as the booklets and overlays for the cartridges. I was without any computer fro 10 days but now have a friend's while she is in England for 3 weeks. I have the trial version of DS so I can cut with George and see what is on other carts and which key to push on the keypad. Really miss DS for the resizing etc but managed to finish these 4 groups with just a few changes.

Group 4--wildlife animal

Group 1A--Butterfly

Group 5--sea animal

Group 2-birds

Sunday, May 9, 2010

More Vacation ATCs

Here are the last two for this swap.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Another Vacation ATC

This ATC is for Group 1 of the vacation themed swap hosted by TexasTam. I knew immediately what I wanted to do for this one and with some careful pre-planning, it turned out as I had pictured it. It was a little time consuming as each piece had to be cut individually on the paper cutter before being fitted together as a little book.

All of the books standing up!!

close up of cover/front


Friday, April 30, 2010

Vacation ATC--Boothbay Harbor, Maine

I had what I had thought was a great image to use for this project--a black and white photo of the Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club around 1900. The crowd on the dock included women with the long dresses and parasols. The harbor was filled with boats of all kinds. I worked for over 2 days trying to come up with an ATC that I liked and nothing I tried seemed to work so I finally scrapped it and started over. The ATC below is the result.  The movie Carousel was filmed on location there starting in August of 1955 and the image is a poster featuring one of the locations-- Brewer's Wharf, a local family-owned business that provided marine services and ran a small shore dining room.  The family was paid $500 for the use of the buildings. Carousel was the first movie I was taken to see because my aunt was an extra in a couple of the scenes and my grandparents owned the wharf.  The ATC  represents summer vacation in Boothbay Harbor to me and hope also to everyone else in the swap.

Note: same grandparents from the vintage swap!!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Last Week's LID LO

I used both sketches to create a double page LO of Erin and Emilee baking Christmas cookies. This LO is for Erin's book.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Another Vintage ATC

This is my pink/purple one--last one for this swap.

Monday, April 19, 2010

New ATC Swap

check this out--sounds like fun!!


Saturday, April 17, 2010

Another Heritage ATC

This is what I finally came up with for the anything goes group!  There were several changes to my original design before this evolved.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Vintage ATC Swap--Sneak Peek

These are the 3 I have finished so far!!

Shades of green and/or blue

Black, white and/or gray with one other color

Shades of brown, yellow and/or orange

Monday, April 12, 2010

LID LO 4/10-4/16

This LO will be right next to the one from last week in Em's scrapbook.