"Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born." Anais Nin

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas Everyone, hope you're all enjoying a wonderful day :)
It's a beautiful day sunny day here.    

From my house to yours :)

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

More Baking

Yes I've turned into a baking fiend :)  cooking all week!  Today was pyrogy day,  got 120 frozen and gave away 2 dozen to my Son and Daughter-in-law for shoveling my huge driveway and decks. 

The bulk of the pyrogies were potato with seasoning and cheese, but did a couple dozen or so with sauerkraut and the same of prune.        

I'm thinking tomorrow could be a paper day :)  I've almost exhausted my flour supply.
Thanks for stopping by, check my Paper Crafting page on facebook to see two books I made for my sales. 

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Too Busy Tuesday

10 dozen soft ginger cookies  (with raisons), pyrogy dough ready to make about 80 pyrogies tomorrow, another blanket cut and ready to tie!  Sounds busy huh?  Really, everything took about 3 hours with some computer in between  :)

Notice one missing?  Well, about three went missing :)

Pyrogy Dough
I also got a nice package in the mail!  Merry Christmas to me!  I have a couple of Tim Holtz books coming~~been waiting quite some time to get them.   
I want to start an art journal, a Bird Song book (love all things Asian) and more cards :)  

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Things To Put On A Card

In my tidying I found this list I made a couple of years ago, after admiring some beautiful cards online.  So, I wrote down what most of them consisted of, even though I don't always follow my own list it does give me ideas.  It really depends what kind of card I'm aiming for, time I have to get it done and how much I want to spend on it.  Anyway I thought I'd share it.
1.  A focal image, verse, photo. 
2.  Layers~~use dies and embossing folders, fabric, lace, acrylic, paper doilies, photo. Distress an edge or use an edge punch/scissors. 
3.  Words~~letters, quotes~in any shape or form.
4.  Ribbon, lace, fabric, string~around one of the layers, or down the side.
5.  Flowers~I love flowers, paper, fabric, ribbon, acrylic, metal....
6.  Gems, pearls, buttons, pins, brads, wood, sand.
7.  Metal do-dads of any kind~I'm thinking anything Tim Holtz :)
8   Flourishes, vines~ in pearls/gems, chipboard, cardstock, grunge board/paper.      
9.  Tags, tiles, your own handmade embellishments (I'm thinking of my wired embellishments and shrinky-dinks )~tuck them in, hang or fasten to your card.
10. There are all kinds of inks, sprays, paints, and glitters, techniques and styles.
I've put my list on an index card and now I'm going to tack it to my work space :)  I hope you have found this helpful and inspiring.  If you can add anything that you like to do, please let us all know  :)  
Thanks for stopping by, have a great week!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Happy Saturday Everyone :) 
I've stayed in till just now and thought I'd better go clean up the wee bit of snow/frost from my porch.  Cleaned off the car too.  Still -17 out there, so I can say I got some fresh air  :) 

I did a double batch of shortbread today and some sewing.....well, not sure you can call it sewing when you just pin, trim, clip and tie two pieces of fleece together.  But it's close!

This plaid one, 60" wide by 2m long, is pinned and ready to tie.  The plain side is actually black.
See that sunshine--gorgeous day!

The kitten one is a single piece, all ready to get wrapped. It's 60" by 60".

That's my day  :) 
Thanks for stopping by!   

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Craft Fairs November, 2013

I've been in three craft fairs this past month! Finished now so I can get ready for Christmas :)

I have just put up a new page on facebook if you'd like to have a look, it's called Paper Crafts by Nancy.

Here's a few pics of the sales--some photos didn't turn out too good I'm afraid, lighting in one of the school gyms was making things look yellow. 


Thanks for looking :)
After taking a year long break, I'm so happy to be back at it :) 


Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Hello Everyone :)

Well I'm finally getting back to the paper crafting scene :) I've totally missed everyone's work for the past year, so will not be posting any projects for a couple of weeks--till I catch up on all my blogger friends' activities :)