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Tuesday, January 31, 2023

CCAYR Challenge - February

 February Challenge going on now at CCAYR  (Christmas Crafts All Year Round)   The theme for this month is:  Two Turtle Doves or Two of Something, or a Dove.

I decided to use a stamped image from Little Darlings Rubber Stamps called Winter Cuppa

I distressed the edges of the paper and added in Stickles Moon Dust for a snowy effect

She looks all cozy sipping on hot cocoa! 

We would love to see you at this Month's Challenge!
Thanks for dropping by!

Hugs, Mary

Saturday, January 28, 2023

New Page!

 Hi there creative crafters,  I have a new page - Freebie Round-Up, I wanted to offer you digital background papers to use in your crafts, like junk journals, greeting cards and the list goes on.   I hope you'll swing by and check out what I have listed.  Again they are all free for the download.. all I ask is please don't share the files with friends, if they want their own direct them to my blog.   Thank you.

I have some new videos up!   Trying to keep my content fresh as a daisy.  :)  

Find videos here:  Creating Frilly Flowers  there are 2 parts to this video as my camera decided to "split" my first video without me knowing what happened.. these smart phones are just a bit too smart for me.  ;)   Origami Heart  

Okay, I hope you'll check out the videos, and the freebies.   Have a good weekend.


Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Frog Love

Hello crafters,   Since I was in a crafty mood this evening,  I wanted to try out a new to me stamp.  It's by Rachelle Anne Miller  "Lily & Milo"  frog stamp.... these two are just too cute!   The stamp is from 2008, so I'm not sure if it would still be available or not, this was purchased at a local flea market.    I decided to write out the sentiment.   Added in 2 hearts ( die cut).     This could be used as a Valentines card or an Anniversary.   I love little frogs, and it makes me think of Spring...     Thank you for "hopping" over to visit my blog!   Hugs, Mary 

 I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Crafty Catz - Weekly Challenge #621 - Anything Goes add a die cut

Simon Says Stamp Blog - Monday Challenge

Polkadoodles - digi choos day challenge

Monday, January 23, 2023

Free Ephemera/Book Pages

 Hello,  I have Free Ephemera just for you to use in your junk journals, greeting cards, scrapbooking, etc.    We found some excellent things at the flea market today.  :)

Here are a few pages from a book Ropp's Commercial Calculator (circa 1887), quite the find.  :)

These are pages from Hymns and Songs (circa 1927)

I love to find things to use as tear pages, junk journals, or backgrounds.  I hope that you will like these.   To download just right click and save them to your computer.   I would appreciate if you didn't share the files, but refer your friends to my blog.   Thank you.

If you would like to see more pages from old books just let me know in the comment section.

Happy crafting,  Mary

Friday, January 20, 2023

With Love

 Hello,  My bookmark is made with love to honor my Mother for Valentines Day.  She is always in my heart.  ♥   

  To create this bookmark I used:  a heart charm secured at the top with trim; the background is ephemera made from bits of paper & washi tape; sewn on the sides; a delicate heart applique' with the words "You are in my thoughts always, with love" and cute cut out hearts that are from my stash; a small clear glass heart is at the very bottom.   I really love the way this turned out. ♥ 


I would like to enter my Bookmark into the following Challenges:

Heart's Quest - Theme #22  heart/love & Valentines for Parent or Child

Paper Craft Challenges - Challenge #90 Anything Goes   

Thursday, January 19, 2023

Mixed Media Project

Hello,  I just wanted to share my latest project Doodle Doo, Mixed Media.  I wasn't sure how to get started with this Rooster, as I have never worked on such a project before, this one took me out of my comfort zone.  :)   I do like how this turned out, so pretty and colorful.  

You can check out the video here.

This little guy is up on the wall in my craft room.   I really enjoy creating with cardboard.   

Thank you for popping in for a visit,  I look forward to doing more videos.

Hugs, Mary

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Join Me - New Video!

 Hello,   I just finished another craft project last night, you can see what I made in the photo below.    You know how your mind goes blank when trying to think of the wording for the craft in the description for a video, should've called it "Bee Jar"...  it was late when making this... but love, love, how pretty it turned out!    I will be hanging this one in my craft space. ♥

I wouldn't have had to put the word "Ball" on the front but I did, then covered with flat lace.   Ah well.. lol   I think it lends to it's charm.   Okay, well hope you'll check out the video:  Mixed Media/Paint & Create   

Hugs, Mary

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Finished project and video link!

Hi everyone!    I just wanted to let you know there is a new video up to show you a fun and pretty project to make and here is the photo of the project finished!  

Here is the link to see the video:

I used dk blue and light blue gems to bring out the blue in the butterfly.  For the bottom lace, I thought I had a trim that had tassels, but couldn't find any to use.  I still think this turned out very pretty.  I used old photo corners at the top.   It just looks so vintage and I love it.    It's currently hanging near my crafting desk.  

I wanted to get a video out this past weekend, but work came first as always.   I hope you'll give this project a try.

:)   Hugs to all, Mary 


Friday, January 6, 2023

Hi - New Video link

Hello fellow crafters,  I have been having fun making videos, and for right now I am posting again on YouTube.   I'm not sure if this link will take you directly to my site but here goes:    The layout of the video is currently only uploading in a vertical form.   Which is disappointing, even though I have watched several videos suggesting ways in which to rotate the videos,  it seems that google is intending to keep new video creators in the dark.   But with all that said I will still keep creating and will not allow that to stop me.   I hope that you will go and check out what I have made, and maybe become a subscriber.   :)   

I am off from work today which is always nice.   I found out that there was an opening to move up in my position, I have volunteered for that position and now its a wait and see.   Nothing is set in stone.  There are areas at work that I still need training that would be in conjunction for this job... but ya know I had to learn the cash register I didn't know what all goes on with that before I got my current job.   Of course my imagination has been on major overload.   I got so "excited" after learning about that they had an opening.... you know how that goes.... it took me forever to go to sleep, couldn't seem to turn my mind off.     Anyway I won't bore you all with the crazy details of everything.    I just hope that they will consider me, and I am willing to learn.   

Well, all I have been eating is snack foods and need to get into the kitchen and cook even though hubby must work a late shift.    Thanks for coming by for a visit, leave a comment if you wish and I will see you later.