Disney Cards

Mickey and Minnie have brought many smiles to kids (and adults!) around the world and I hope these cards will, too.  One of my friends, Linda, let me borrow her Disney Cricut cartridge and I have been taking full advantage of it. Below are a few of the designs and I am still working on a couple more.

Mickey Miss You Card

Mickey Miss You Card

Minnie Miss You Card

Minnie Miss You Card

 

Minnie Love You Card

Minnie Love You Card

 

Mickey Love You Card

Mickey Love You Card

Happy Day Card

Happy Day Card

I found the Disney washi tape used on the first four cards at JoAnn’s in the clearance section – what a score!

Julie, did I do okay? 🙂 Have a Happy Day!!

Word Card Making Day – 2014

Wow, where does the time go? They say that yesterday was the last warm day and now we are heading into fall temperatures, which is fine by me. I was lucky enough to travel on a few trips which kept me busy these summer months, and I have been learning some new skills to add to my crafty repertoire. I have always wanted to learn to draw and watercolor, and through many websites, online classes, and library books I have been practicing the basics. This led to a fascination of colored pencil drawings which can be very detailed and gorgeous.

Of course I have been making cards and have spent many productive hours in my craft corner. Since today is the eve of World Card Making Day, I will share some of my card creations. Next week I will share some watercolor and colored pencil projects I have been working on.

 

Washi Tape Birthday Card

Washi Tape Birthday Card

Washi Tape Birthday Card 2

Washi Tape Birthday Card 2

Missing You card

Missing You card

Thank You Card

Thank You Card

The first two are self-explanatory in that they were made with washi tape, swirl stamps, and a sentiment.  Clean and simple.  The Missing You Card stamp is by Unity.  I colored it in with distress markers and punched with a Fiskars corner punch.  I made a big batch of the Thank You cards for a friend’s husband, and the sentiment was punched with a Martha Stewart Punch.  I like the strong, masculine tone of this card.  Happy World Card Making Day tomorrow!

Hickory Road Inn, Batesville

This past weekend some crafty friends and I tried out a new crafting B&B, the Hickory Road Inn, in Batesville, Indiana.  Unfortunately, Traci is recuperating from being very ill and hospitalized with pneumonia and other issues, and we missed her smiling face and crafty inspiration immensely.  Get well, Traci!  Take good care of yourself because we have lots of creating to do in the future!

The Hickory Road Inn was very comfy and cozy, and the innkeepers Leacarol & Jerry prepared delicious breakfasts for us and made our stay extra special.   Here are some pictures of our accommodations:

Kitchen - Hickory Road Inn

Kitchen – Hickory Road Inn

Bedroom downstairs

Bedroom downstairs

Bedroom 3

Bedroom 3

Bedroom 2

Bedroom 2

Bedroom 1

Bedroom 1

Barb is so talented with her embroidery machine and made these very special wine glasses for each of us with our embroidered initials.  Thanks Barb!

Wine glasses that Barb made

Initialed wine glasses that Barb made

Terri finished her Hawaii scrapbook and Lisa finished her 12 Days of Christmas embroidery panels, both of which have been works in progress for a little while.  They turned out so beautifully!  Ronda and Teresa continue to amaze us with their natural card-making talents.  Kim worked on cards and her scrapbook, Judy got lots of cards marked off her long list, and they both have a new-found love of Versafine ink.  Such a productive weekend!

I focused on making some thank you cards for my daughter-in-law who works with the deaf community, birthday cards to fill special request, as well as some Mother’s Day cards for Operation Write Home.  I finished enough cards to fill a large-sized priority box which will be sent out to OWH this week, and about 25 Anyhero cards will be included thanks to Ronda writing out so many.  The Anyhero cards go to the deployed service men and women and thank them for their service, sacrifices, and dedication to keeping us safe and free!

Thank You card

Thank You cards for Maura

Mother's Day with Butterflies

Mother’s Day with Butterflies on Embossed Background

Mother's Day Pastel

Mother’s Day, Pastel

Hero card

Anyhero card

Hero card - close up of embossing

Anyhero card – close up of embossed stars

Crafting in progress

Crafting in progress

Craft Room

Craft Room

Craft Room - Terri and Judy

Craft Room – Terri and Judy setting up

We had cool weather on Friday and delightfully warm and sunny weather on Saturday, which we took advantage of by walking through the woods on the property.  Saturday’s weather was such a special treat because we knew Sunday was forecasted to be icy and snowy.   Unfortunately, the ice arrived earlier than expected so we headed out bright and early Sunday morning so we could get home before more ice and snow crusted the earth.  We had hoped to stay until 2:00 in the afternoon or so but oh well, better safe than sorry I guess.  Mother Nature has caused us to leave our last two crafting retreats early – first for thunderstorms and tornadoes and this time for ice and snow.  I think Mother Nature must be going through menopause and I sure hope she snaps out of it soon!!  Bring on spring!