"There shall be eternal summer in the
grateful heart"

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Flannel Christmas Quilt No.2

Yes, done!
I'm happy with the way it turned out.

Here was the second block.
It needed some other color around it. The square looked too bland as is

 Using left over fabric from my last quilt HERE and I am glad I had enough to add a 1 inch border around the quilt blocks.

 I did have to purchase some extra flannel for the larger border.  I did not have enough and it was hard finding the perfect color.  

The back of the quilt.

I am so glad to have moved the unfinished project out of the cupboard to a finish project.

Thanks for stopping by.  : )

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Merry Christmas 2014

A few photos to share.
I do not have a lot of Christmas decorations but I'm working on it.
Hope to add a few new items this year.
But here is my tiny artifical Christmas tree filled with a lot of beautiful baubles from loved ones and places we visited. 

A lot of memories on this tiny tree.

Some decorating on the mantel.

I put up one of my framed trees that I had posted, here.

I also used the same die and stamp set to make this card.

Also, the tags that made for my Christmas baking too, posted here.

The paper collection is a Recollection brand called "Regent Street".

I added some decorating to my kitchen shelf.  

The family Christmas card this year.

 Adding some reindeer antlers to Opie
I think these are a bit too small for him now.  

He likes watching television.

The Christmas tree hat fits him just right.

I hope to have some photos of the garden soon.

Merry Christmas everyone.

Blessings  : )

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Princess de Monaco Roses and A Parcel

When Hubby and I returned last Friday from our trip. I came back to blooming roses and one of them, Princess de Monaco had some beautiful buds ready for me to pick. The pink is super pink.

Also waiting for me was a parcel from a wonderful blog friend, Bev. 
She crochet me a gorgeous pink doily that went perfect for my bouquet of roses.  : )

Bev also gave me some of her handmade soaps, an embordered place mate with the names of apples around it and one of her adorable owls for my Christmas tree.  
Thank you for your kindness Bev.
I enjoy her blog named "Welcome to Kainga Happenings". 
I enjoy seeing what she is growing in her garden and right now in Australia they are enjoying Spring. 
She is also an amazing crafter with a lot of creativity.

I did not think they were going to open up.  They were in tight buds.

The weather today for us in Southern California, rain and it has been raining all day.  We will see some more rain, maybe for the weekend.  This month, I will be trimming down the roses to give them their well deserve rest.

Have a wonderful day and thank you for visiting my blog.
Blessings to you.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Our Quick Drive Up to Northern California

Sharing some photos of my trip up to Northern California, Yolo County.

Spent time with family for Thanksgiving.

A couple of photos taken from the car driving thru Sacramento, the American River.

The water tower for the University of Davis. Go Aggies!

 The next series of photos were taken on a walk along a greenbelt. It is a beautiful greenbelt that connects the collage, downtown and neibhborhoods. You can walk, run and bike your way.

 The weather was beautiful, sunny and cold. A very nice change from Southern California.

Some large dominos that make a fun photo shot. 

 Rows of grape vines.  Very pretty.

 Way in the background there is a home.  The lake was filled with geese and ducks.

 Our early morning drive back home.

Hubby, Opie and I had a lovely visit and Thanksgiving.
So much to be thankful for.

Weather for this week, some rain.  It did rain for Sunday.  It was perfect weather for putting up  Christmas decorations and watching some football.   Have a wonderful week everyone.


Monday, November 24, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing you

The gift of friendship,

The blessing of family,

The bounty of love.

Happy Thanksgiving

Saturday, November 15, 2014

DCWV's Mariposa Paper Stack

Using a very old paper pad by DCWV Mariposa.

Very simple card layouts.  I just let the papers do all the work.

These ar A2 size cards
I used some book paper for layering, embossing folders, oval dies, half back pearls and some fussy cutting of butterflies.  The "autumn blessings" is a TPC Studio clear set.  

5 x 5 size card
The stamped scripture is a stamp set from Our Daily Bread called "faith".

The sentiment stamp is part of Papertrey Ink clear set called "meadow greens"

As you can see these are very simple layouts without a lot of embllishing.  The papers really do the work for you.

I did use my gold leaf pen on all the cards for edging the papers.

I hope you enjoyed my projects.  Thank you for taking the time to visit.

Have a great weekend!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Rosie Posie Thanksgiving Card

Roses for Thanksgiving?
Here in Southern California there is.
I thought why not use them in a Thanksgiving card.

Using a cream colored 5 x 7 base card

Using the same ink colors that I used on the birthday card that I posted earlier this week.

I die cut one flower and leave and adhered to the card at the top left corner.  It covered up a mistake.  

Inked the edges with walnut stain and ran the gold leaf pen around the edges of the card.

I added some ribbon tape from my stash along with some tan twine.

The "happy thanksgiving" is a TPC Studio clear set.  A very old set.

For the past couple of months I have been practicing my coloring.
On these images I have used a combination of Copic markers, water base markers and colored penciles.  You can use what you have to get some nice coloring.

One last post for tomorrow.