Wednesday, June 29, 2016

T-shirt quilt :)

Hi everyone :)

Recently my niece asked me to make her a T-shirt quilt with some of her old T-shirts :)

I had made one for Brookie for her 9th birthday -- if you want to see the items I used on hers and the videos I watched to learn how to make these -- see this post here :)


Now for Brookie's, I used smaller shirts, so her squares were only 10 1/2 inches X 10 1/2 inches -- my nieces shirts are bigger -- so her squares are 15 1/2 inches X 15 1/2 inches -- but a few of her shirts were smaller than that size -- so I cut those shirts to a 12 1/2 inch X 12 1/2 inch squares, and then used the backs of some of the larger shirts and cut those in 15 1/2 inch X 15 1/2 inch to create mattes for the smaller squares -- that way they all ended up being the same size :)








Here are one of the "smaller" squares I mentioned above -- I took the back of one of the other shirts, cut that to the 15 1/2 inch X 15 1/2 inch size and then sewed the smaller square to the bigger one, to make one square to match the other ones :)






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Monday, June 27, 2016

First Day- Last Day -- aka .. biggest GROWTH spurt ever ;) -- featuring Bella Blvd. :)

Hi everyone! :)

I wanted to share a layout I made recently with the "Star Student" collection from Bella Blvd. :) 







Crazy how much she grew during the third grade!!!!!!!!!! When I took the photo on the right on her last day of the 3rd grade - and I put it next to the one I took on the first day of school ... I was like "WOW!" ... I couldn't believe how much she has grown in one school year .... 

So Brian and I got out the measuring tape and this NINE (yes, 9!!!) year old girl is 5'2" tall now! WOW! 








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Friday, June 24, 2016

Oh Deer! -- featuring American Crafts and Maya Road :)

Hi everyone! :)

On NSD (National Scrapbooking Day), I went to my LSS "Scraps of Love" for an all day crop -- I was there from 11AM to 11PM (YES! 12 hours! -- but you know I got up every hour and went outside and got my walking in! LOL!)  .... and during that 12 hour period, I made 15 LO's, one card and one altered project :)

Over the next couple of weeks, I wanted to share those projects with you :)

Today is the last day of sharing my NSD projects (do I hear cheers?!??! LOL!) :)

This is my altered project I made :)  I used Dear Lizzy's "Fine and Dandy" collection from American Crafts, a little deer from Maya Road, little trees from Fancy Pants and a butterfly from Petaloo :)

With my weight loss journey I am on, I had to get my rings sized down -- since I didn't want to be without a ring for the two weeks that my REAL rings were at the jewelers, I bought myself a little 'junk' ring to wear while mine was out of commission :)

It came in this little gift box :)






And here is what I did with it :)











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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Before My Eyes -- featuring Echo Park :)

Hi everyone! :)

On NSD (National Scrapbooking Day), I went to my LSS "Scraps of Love" for an all day crop -- I was there from 11AM to 11PM (YES! 12 hours! -- but you know I got up every hour and went outside and got my walking in! LOL!)  .... and during that 12 hour period, I made 15 LO's, one card and one altered project :)

Over the next couple of weeks, I wanted to share those projects with you :)

Today's LO features the "Petticoats and Pinstripes" collection from Echo Park :)








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Monday, June 20, 2016

My Girl Sunshine -- featuring Echo Park :)

Hi everyone! :)

On NSD (National Scrapbooking Day), I went to my LSS "Scraps of Love" for an all day crop -- I was there from 11AM to 11PM (YES! 12 hours! -- but you know I got up every hour and went outside and got my walking in! LOL!)  .... and during that 12 hour period, I made 15 LO's, one card and one altered project :)

Over the next couple of weeks, I wanted to share those projects with you :)

Today's LO features the "Petticoats & Pinstripes" collection from Echo Park :)










Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate it! :)

Friday, June 17, 2016

Today I Choose to be Happy -- featuring Simple Stories :)

Hi everyone! :)

On NSD (National Scrapbooking Day), I went to my LSS "Scraps of Love" for an all day crop -- I was there from 11AM to 11PM (YES! 12 hours! -- but you know I got up every hour and went outside and got my walking in! LOL!)  .... and during that 12 hour period, I made 15 LO's, one card and one altered project :)

Over the next couple of weeks, I wanted to share those projects with you :)

Today's LO features the "Carpe Diem" collection from Simple Stories :)








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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Anything is Possible -- featuring Simple Stories :)

Hi everyone! :)

On NSD (National Scrapbooking Day), I went to my LSS "Scraps of Love" for an all day crop -- I was there from 11AM to 11PM (YES! 12 hours! -- but you know I got up every hour and went outside and got my walking in! LOL!)  .... and during that 12 hour period, I made 15 LO's, one card and one altered project :)

Over the next couple of weeks, I wanted to share those projects with you :)


Today's LO features the "Carpe Diem" collection from Simple Stories :)







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Monday, June 13, 2016

Little Cool in the Pool Awesome Girl -- featuring Echo Park :)

Hi everyone :)

Our latest sketch challenge is live over at The Memory Nest!! :)

I used Echo Park's "Paradise Beach" collection along with Petaloo's butterflies :)







This orange strip said "Little Surfer Girl" (I think that's what it said .. I don't remember ... lol ... but it didn't fit my pic! LOL!)  -- but that didn't work for me ... lol ... so I used some other "word" phrases in the Echo Park collection to create this title instead ;) 






And here is our sketch :) 





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