I love love love the card kits from Simon Says Stamp! The kit for November just came yesterday and I couldn’t wait to tear into the box and play. So many awesome goodies!
There are also sequins in the kit but I somehow misplaced them, sure I hope I find before my kidlets do!
I decided to create a Thanksgiving card since the holiday will be here before we know it and I need to start sending cards out. I created a card base from the Desert Storm cardstock and cut a focal image panel and an inside panel from the Ivory cardstock. I then chose the Green Leaf Cardstock to create a mat to frame the focal image piece.
I stamped a sentiment from the stamp set in black ink then used various “autumn” color inks and many of the leaf images from the set to create a frame around the sentiment.
I had a couple ink boo boos but luckily I found some coordinating ribbon in my stash which saved the day!
I think it turned out great! There are so many images in this stamp set that I should be able to create oodles of cards to send out this month. Can’t wait to see what SSS comes up with next month! If you want to check the kits out for yourself just click this link to learn all about it and subscribe. Simon Says Stamp November 2018 Card Kit
I hope you enjoy your day and get to do some crafting! Thanks for stopping by!
Turkey Approved! 🙂
*My mom passed away in April of 2017. Nothing has been the same since and there is a huge hole in my heart and in my life without her. This was her recipe and I know it by heart. Sure wish I could make it for her today. 😦 This post is dedicated to her, with love, respect and my forever admiration.
Who doesn’t need all kinds of bags and totes, especially when you have kids?! I love these little bags I made for my twins, plus I made a “big girl” one for my sixteen year old!
I was inspired to make these by watching Dana from Made Everyday. Her video is below, thanks Dana for sharing your awesome talents!
Here are the two bags I made for my twins:
Of course my Matthew had to have sharks for his bag! I used fat quarters to create the bags. I got mine at Walmart where they are less than $2.00 and come in lots of cute designs.
Here is Amy’s bag, princess themed for her!
Here is another view of Matthew’s bag showing it open:
I used ribbon for the drawstring but you can also use cord if you prefer.
Watch Dana’s video below to see just how to put the bags together.
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderfully crafty day!
*originally published in my cooking blog “One Bite at a Time: From My Kitchen to Yours”
When I first published this recipe my dear Mother In Law, Margaret, was still alive and well and happy. Sadly, we lost Margaret six years ago to cancer. This blog post is dedicated to her memory. We still love and miss her so!
You all know I LOVE Miss Alanda from Alanda Craft! When I saw her video for this adorable quilted bag made with charm squares I knew I had to make one each for my girls!
I made one for them both but for some reason did not get a finished pic of Maddie’s. Here is the one I made for Amy:
Isn’t this adorable??? Amy loves it. It’s funny I told her that she could use it to keep her underwear and jammies in when we went on trips. Later I went to get her dressed for the day and all her underwear was missing! I finally found it – in the bag! Ha ha! I have to keep reminding myself that kids like to take things LITERALLY!
The bag is super simple to make, I just followed the instructions provided in Alanda’s video which I am posting below. My only oops came when I forgot to add the fuseable fleece! Soooo, Amy’s bag is a bit thin, but I am happy to say that it is still holding up strong, even with her stuffing various things into it.
The bag is created using Charm Squares. If you are not familiar with Charm Squares they are small, about 4 x 4 or 5 x 5 squares of fabric used in quilting. I got mine from Walmart, I think there were about 23 squares in a pack for under $5. You can get a bigger selection at Michaels but the price will be higher. OR you can cut your own squares from your scraps. I did need to add a few extra squares from my scraps because I didn’t have enough for the project but it worked out fine.
Here is the layout for creating the bag (this is actually the layout for Maddie’s bag!)
Here is Alanda’s video which shows the entire process. Now I need to make one for myself! 🙂
Thanks so much to Alanda for her awesome creatiions!