In the midst of all of the monogramming and sewing yesterday, I even found time to work on card making....I have so little experience with it, that I went to to watch some videos. I love Lorraines cards and thought I would try to make one of her more simple cards.

I started with the "Cute as a Button" card because I just purchased the Martha Stewart button puch/embosser and I just love it.

I then went further down her blog and saw a pop up birthday card and tried to "CASE" it. I had to deviate from what Lorraine did with a cake because I didn't have one. I tried to put a cupcake in mine, (I cut out two different ones) but both of them stuck out of the bottom of the card when I closed it! LOL What I ended up doing was putting some flowers I had on the inside and it worked out much better. The cards aren't perfect, but I'm still learning and have a long way to go, but overall I am pleased with them!

Hi everyone! I know it's been a while since I've posted anything but since I went on vacation, I've had very little time to craft.

Yesterday, I spent the entire day in my sewing/craft room. I monogrammed the towels, pillowcases and t-shirt below for a dear friend from Church. She was happy with what I did for her and is the only person who insisted that she pay for the work. I haven't really charged in the past becuase I am so new to the craft, but I accepted at her insistance and I hope she will come back for more soon.

I also monogrammed a basket for my grand-daughter and hemmed 3 pair of pants for 2 of my daughters, then I repaired 2 sweaters for friends and repaired the hem in another pair of pants for another friend yesterday! All in all it was a very successful day!

I am working on 7 towles for a Bride to give to her Bridesmaids next week. That will consume the rest of my afternoon and evening tonight and possibly tomorrow night.

Once these jobs are complete I can focus more on the things I want to do. I have some time off work planned for a few days in May so that I can spend some time learning more about scrapbooking and cardmaking in particular.

I hope you can see the photos well and enjoy the work.

I want to thank the followers for browsing my blog and in particular, sweet Audrey Frelix. She has been down for a few weeks with a nasty infection in her hand, but she continues to drop by and leave little comments of encouragement! Thank you Audrey for your dedication. I hope you are feeling better.

I've been out of town for the last 2 weeks to Disney World.....While I was there, I went to JoAnn's, since I don't have one here. It took me a while but I found the clearance isle and one of the very first things I saw was a cricut cartridge and I almost choked when I saw the price.....$9.97. It was ZooBalloo and since I am so new to the Cricut, it isn't a cartridge that I already have! I am really proud of this one.

I hope to be back this week with some embroidery and hopefully some scrapbooking.

It's good to be back home, but what a great time we had too! It really is the happiest place on earth even when it is peak season.