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Friday, June 16, 2017

The Good Old Days with a New Challenge at Brown Sugar Challenge Blog

It's a new challenge at Brown Sugar Challenge Blog? Challenge #255 - Anything Goes - easy peasy!!! Our fabulous sponsor, Kenny K, has inspired me with Socialite 1920's Flapper which I decided to make into a friendship card using sassy snarky Create with TLC sentiments both on the outside and the inside:


RECIPE and SUPPLIES:
  • card is size A2 Recollection card stock
  • background is DCWV The Linen Stack 
  • image was colored with Spectrum Noir and Whisper Stroke Markers, and gel pen accents, fussy cut around the edges 
  • lace was from a swap which was wrapped around and tied into a bow
  • the fabulous decoration was from a swap which I hated to part with; but, it made the card!!!!
  • sentiments were from Create with TLC and cut using Darice Embossing Die Cut and chalked around the edges

I can't wait to see your projects!!!
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Much love, hugs, and friendship

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Quilted Pocket Mug Rug

I love making these Mug Rugs as they are made entirely in the hoop of my Embroidery Machine (her name is Thelma on good days!!!) including the machine quilting!!!

Today's Mug Rug has a pocket where I place tea bags for the tea drinker but I'm thinking I nice piece of chocolate would be better!!! The original pattern can be found at Anne's Embroidery and is called Mug Rug with Pocket and Quilting


As you can see, I can combine a variety of fabrics making each one unique and an individual!!!! 

I love these as they are a little bigger than a coaster and smaller than a placemat and purrfect to place a glass of wine, cup of tea or coffee along with a snack such as a cookie, brownie, or piece of chocolate and are completely washable!!! They can be mailed using just a standard stamp in a 5x7 envelope!!!! 

This includes a top layer of fabric and the bottom fabric, stabilizer, and a layer of batting - better yet, I can do special orders or these are made completely using scraps!!! I originally made a few Microwave Bowl Cozies and the scraps became these Mug Rugs - great combination gift!!!

These were a big hit at my last craft show and hoping they will be also on June 17th in Jamestown, PA.


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Much love, hugs, and friendship

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Sun Bonnet Sue Wishes You a Happy Birthday!!!

I love making these Mug Rugs as they are made entirely in the hoop of my Embroidery Machine (her name is Thelma on good days!!!) Today's Mug Rug is for the women for the birthday and I have also made these for Mother's Day this past month, called Bonnet Mug Rug from Oma's Place. For those that know me, I'm a quilter from way back when and I just love the little Sunbonnet Sue's!!!


I love these as they are a little bigger than a coaster and smaller than a placemat and purrfect to place a glass of wine, cup of tea or coffee along with a snack such as a cookie, brownie, or piece of chocolate and are completely washable!!! They can be mailed using just a standard stamp in a 5x7 envelope!!!! 

This includes a top layer of fabric and the bottom fabric, stabilizer, and a layer of batting - better yet, I can do special orders or these are made completely using scraps!!! I originally made a few Microwave Bowl Cozies and the scraps became these Mug Rugs - great combination gift!!!

These were a big hit at my last craft show and hoping they will be also on June 17th in Jamestown, PA.

I appreciate and love reading your comments - and hoping you leave me some bloggie love.  


Much love, hugs, and friendship

Friday, June 9, 2017

Aged to Perfection

I love making these Mug Rugs as they are made entirely in the hoop of my Embroidery Machine (her name is Thelma on good days!!!) Today's Mug Rug is for guys, called Aged to Perfection from Oma's Place

I love these as they are a little bigger than a coaster and smaller than a placemat and purrfect to place a glass of wine, cup of tea or coffee along with a snack such as a cookie, brownie, or piece of chocolate and are completely washable!!! They can be mailed using just a standard stamp in a 5x7 envelope!!!! Thought these would be great for either Father's Day or a guy's birthday:




This includes a top layer of fabric and the bottom fabric, stabilizer, and a layer of batting - better yet, I can do special orders or these are made completely using scraps!!! Don't you just love the Route 66 fabric and the vintage cars which I originally made a few Microwave Bowl Cozies and the scraps became these Mug Rugs - great combination gift!!!

These were a big hit at my last craft show and hoping they will be also on June 17th in Jamestown, PA.

I appreciate and love reading your comments - and hoping you leave me some bloggie love.  


Much love, hugs, and friendship

Thursday, June 8, 2017

A Good Friend is Like a Bra

Today, I'm going to share with you something a little different - a Mug Rug that I'm making for Friend from Oma's Place. I love these as they are a little bigger than a coaster and smaller than a placemat and purrfect to place a glass of wine, cup of tea or coffee along with a snack such as a cookie, brownie, or piece of chocolate and are completely washable!!! They can be mailed using just a standard stamp in a 5x7 envelope!!!! What makes these even better is they are done completely in the embroidery machine!!!!!



This includes a top layer of fabric and the bottom fabric, stabilizer, and a layer of batting - better yet, I can do special orders or this one is made completely using scraps!!!

These were a big hit at my last craft show and hoping they will be also on June 17th in Jamestown, PA.

I appreciate and love reading your comments - and hoping you leave me some bloggie love.  


Much love, hugs, and friendship

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

When the Outlook is Bad Try the Uplook

I was asked to make a "Thinking of You" kinda of "Get Well Wishes" card and this is what I came up with:


check out that cute little kitty flying over the flowers with his balloons!

RECIPE and SUPPLIES:
  • card is size A2 Recollection card stock with scraps for the background and mounted with a frame of Recollections card stock with rounded corners
  • background is DCWV The Heritage Stack f
  • image was colored with chalks,Spectrum Noir  Markers, and gel pen accents
  • sentiments are from Create with TLC and cut using using Fiskars 2.5 circle punch and chalked around the edges

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Much love, hugs, and friendship

Friday, June 2, 2017

Mistletoe Kisses with a New Challenge at Brown Sugar Challenge Blog

It's a new challenge at Brown Sugar Challenge Blog:  Challenge #253 - Celebrations!!! With Christmas gonna sneak up upon us, I thought this would be the purrfect chance to use Ava Mistletoe Fairy from our fabulous sponsor, Bugaboo Stamps


This sentiment from Create with TLC pairs perfectly with Ava Mistletoe Fairy!

RECIPE and SUPPLIES:
  • card is size A2 Recollection card stock with scraps from the background 
  • image was colored with Spectrum Noir and Whisper Stroke Markers, gel pen and Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen accents, fussy cut around the edges 
  • holly button is from my stash!!!!
  • white pom poms were added to the tips of her shoes
  • sentiments from Create with TLC, including the inside of my card, were cut using Darice Embossing Die Cut and chalked around the edges

I can't wait to see your projects!!!
I appreciate and love reading your comments - and hoping you leave me some bloggie love.  


Much love, hugs, and friendship

Thursday, June 1, 2017

If the TUTU Fits - Twirl Twirl Twirl with a New Challenge at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge

Can you believe how fast this year is going - it's already June 1st and with that - It's a new month which means a new challenge with Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge where it's always anything goes as long as you use a patterned paper!!!

A dear friend of mine had gone to Florida for the winter and when she came back, not only was it her birthday; but she had pneumonia - what a way to come back to Pittsburgh. Thus, I decided to send her a belated birthday card, a get-well card combo with the thought of our water aerobic class on a Wobble no less all in one with the purrfect sentiment from Create with TLC:



RECIPE and SUPPLIES:
  • size A2 card with scraps for background
  • image was colored with Prisma Markers, Prisma Colored Pencils, and gel pen accents 
  • of course, the Stickles Fairy had to come and add her accent to the tutu - (tutu cute!!!)
  • fussy cut image out and attached with an Action Wobble 
  • flowers were mad using Fiskars Burst Punch with pearl centers
  • sentiment from Create with TLC was cut using Darice Embossing Die Cut and chalked around the edges

NOW, isn't the purrfect card???? I can't wait to see what you create this month for Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge Blog!!!!

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Much love, hugs, and friendship

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Every Smile Makes You a Day Younger and a New Challenge at Creates and Make

I'm the newest member of the Creates and Make Challenge Blog Design with the Challenge for May 30th, "Yellow Just For Fun"
                        
For my project, I made this birthday card for a friend using the Beautiful Fae 7 from Morgan's Art World along with yellow roses, butterfly, and sentiments from Create with TLC


RECIPE and SUPPLIES:
  • card is 5x7 with Recollection Tre Chic for the background  
  • image was colored with Spectrum Noir and Whisper Stroke Markers, gel pen accents and fussy cut around the edges
  • Spectrum Noir Sparkles Brush was used on her shawl for a slight sparkle
  • cameo frame was cut using Darice Embossing Die Cuts
  • flowers are Recollections
  • Butterfly is from K&Co puff-dotted to add additional dimension
  • sentiments are from Create with TLC cut using Darice Embossing Die Cut and chalked around the edges

Susie and I have such fun in our Water Aerobic Class and smile and giggle - which makes these sentiments purrfect for her!!!!! I can't wait to see your projects!!!
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Much love, hugs, and friendship

Friday, May 19, 2017

Sometimes I Just Need to Throw a Tantrum with a New Challenge at Brown Sugar Challenge Blog

It's a new challenge at Brown Sugar Challenge Blog? Challenge #251 - Washi Tape!!! I love using Washi Tape and what a great opportunity and chance to use it with our fabulous sponsor, All Dressed Up:
          
                                          
                                     

For my project, I chose for my project Little Flower Fairy which I thought was totally sweet and adorable with a sentiment from Create with TLC


The poppies remind me of my grandmother's yard as she had a border of these beautiful red poppies lining the path to her rose garden!

RECIPE and SUPPLIES:
  • card is size A2 Recollection card stock
  • background is DCWV The Heritage Stack fussy cut to get the word "HAPPY" included for my card
  • image was colored with Spectrum Noir and Whisper Stroke Markers, gel pen and Stickles accents, fussy cut around the edges 
  • grass was cut using EKG border punch
  • Washi tape is the beautiful side treatment of the antique frames
  • sentiment is from Create with TLC was cut using Darice Embossing Die Cut and chalked around the edges

I can't wait to see your projects!!!
I appreciate and love reading your comments - and hoping you leave me some bloggie love.  


Much love, hugs, and friendship

Lynne

Thursday, May 11, 2017

To Mom!

This adorable little puppy thought he would bring Mom a flower for Mother's Day:


RECIPE and SUPPLIES:
  • size A2 card with scraps for the background
  • image was colored using Whisper Stroke and Spectrum Noir Markers, Prisma colored pencils and gel pen accents
  • image was has rounded corners and chalked background
  • bow is Darice Satin Edged Organza
  • sentiment is cut using a Darice Embossing Die Cut chalked around the edges 

I appreciate and love reading your comments - and hoping you leave me some bloggie love.  


Much love, hugs, and friendship

Lynne

Friday, May 5, 2017

Happy Mother's Day Jen!!!!

It's a new challenge at Brown Sugar Challenge BlogChallenge #249 - Mother's Day!!! This card was made for my daughter for Mother's Day!!! She is a wonderful mother to my two beautiful grandchildren, Lily and Adam. 
                        
                                       

Our sponsor for this challenge is Morgan's Art World with the lucky winner receiving 3 digital images. I chose for my card to use the beautiful image Cameo 17 and a sentiment from Create with TLC



RECIPE and SUPPLIES:
  • card is 4.25 x 6.5 inches (I went with this size as I had an envelope that fits this card!)
  • background is DCWV The Linen Stack
  • image was colored with Spectrum Noir and Whisper Stroke Markers, gel pen accents and chalked background  
  • cameo is from Recollections
  • cameo frame was cut using Darice Embossing Die Cuts
  • flower was found in a bin at Michael's
  • sentiments are from Create with TLC was cut using Darice Embossing Die Cut and chalked around the edges

I can't wait to see your projects!!!
I appreciate and love reading your comments - and hoping you leave me some bloggie love.  


Much love, hugs, and friendship