Saturday, July 25, 2015

Too Much Sun- Citrus Wreathe

It's the weekend again - and I'm back to share another card using our latest kit from the Creative Cafe's- Too Much Sun!
Today I decided to make a wreathe out of the lemons!  You know what they say when life gives you lemons... well I made a wreathe instead of lemonade.

 To see how I put this card together - head on over to the Rubber Cafe' blog here!

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Creative Cafe'-Toomuch sun Card set and box

Hi Everyone!  Happy Saturday..   Today I have a quick post to share - these are some fun and easy note cards I made using this month's Creative Cafe' kit- Too Much Sun!. 
Today I'm featuring the add-on set;  The Perfect Sentiment, and I just love this set- and perfect it is for these everyday greeting cards, using the sentiment "best wishes".   
Here's a look at all 4 of my cards together. They are a perfect 3x4 note card- using the gorgeous solid card stock from the kit and mounted on a white card.
see the rest of my post over on The Rubber Cafe' blog here!

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Bold & Beautiful Tote- striped Crochet tote

Hi - I hope everyone had a safe and happy 4th of July!  Today I'm moving away from a paper crafting project, and instead thought I'd share bright bold crocheted tote I just finished up!
I've been working on it over the last few weeks- it's been easy to pick up and work away at while I watched TV - I've been super busy at work, and with the long days, it's been something nice to work on to clear my head before going to sleep each night.
I got the pattern for this from Crochet World it's almost all of the same colors- but I also changed the pattern up in that I could not get clean straight vertical rows - like you see in the upper half of the bag on the original pattern from Crochet World - Aug 2014
now here's a look at mine- I used a lot of my yarn stash up, and what I purchased was Red Heart worsted wt.  I love the colors they used, but I did replace the Orange and Corals with Reds, that I purchased as I could not find the right colors.
You'll also noticed I did not do any of the vertical stripes, I found I could not get them to stay nice and straight and I think that is from the different types of yarns, some were softer then the Red Heart yarn, and made it challenging to keep the panels from getting wonky so I opted to keep all the stripes  horizontal.

a closeup of the rolled roses I made- I used to distract from my less than perfect joined rows.