Friday, February 7, 2014

Check out our pages for February 22 "Craft & Crop" at the Bird House

This is our pages I created using Precious Moment images. I used a Martha Stewart edge punch I just purchased and cut the clovers from colored and glittered card stock and my favorite tool the Cricut and the cartridge A Childs' Year. All of the other embellishments I printed from my computer and some of them I framed. I loved finding all of the sweet Irish blessings and the wonderful cross I used is dedicated to our preacher who sends us home each Sunday with this loving blessing.

Our first page I added some silver glitter paper to frame most of the blessings my image of the little red head and the waiting picture area. I added a few rhinestones to give it a little more bling. I used some foam stickers to add dimension to some of the embellishments.
The second page has this adorable little boy and his best friend and buddy. I used some pretty lace, Glitter paper for the frame and gold clovers a few foam stickers to add some dimension.
Simple and cute.
I love this quote I found on a card I saw on Pintrest. You can use it anywhere on anything. What it says is so true.
I was delighted to find this Irish cross. When I read it I was surprised. This is the quote our preacher leaves us with at the end of each service! I love it and did not know that it was an Irish Blessing.
These are some other Irish Blessings I found, you can print them on your computer and use any of the cute fonts that are available.
A few more blessings. This was a fun page. It took me a while to create it because there is so much stuff I wanted to use, I couldn't make up my mind. I hope you enjoy it and for those of you who are coming to "Craft & Crop" I can't wait to create it with you.
Remember, we will be having another event in March, so don't forget to request your spot.
Thank you for coming over to Passionatlycrafty to share ideas.
Marye Bird

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Something New at Jo-Ann's

Jo-Ann has started something new and I am excited about it. Any group of people can reserve the Education room for any event they would like. It costs nothing!! All you have to do is check with the Education Coordinator (That would be me at the Hurst store) and if there is no class scheduled during that time period that you need, it is yours. I have a great classroom. I already have the "Bow Dazzling" group meeting here every first Sunday from 3:00pm-6:00pm every month and we have made this a permanent meeting time for them every month. If you would like to volunteer time, this is a great way to do it. It benefits cancer patients (young ladies), they have all the supplies made up into kits and you come and they teach you how to make hair accessories that are donated to these young ladies with cancer and other serious illnesses. I took my granddaughter and a friend of hers. They had a great time. I think it is important to teach our young people the value in helping others. It will helps build good character.  So, if you have something you need a room for call or come see me and we can make arrangements to reserve out room for you. Please pass this on to friends and groups you know.

Jo-Ann's number:817-590-2672
Ask for Marye or Candi and If we are not there, make sure they take a message with your name and number so we can call you back.
Marye Bird

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

"Craft & Crop" at the Bird House Feb. Projects

February 22 is the date for our next "Craft & Crop" at the Bird House event. We again have a full house with a waiting list. I am so excited that so many ladies are enjoying our time together. Here is the list of ladies, if you need to cancel for any reason let me know asap so I can call those on the waiting list.
Debbie Y
Sue P
Edan's Friend
Rita F
Rita's Friend
Sondra M
Candi S

Here is the card we will be working on: This is called a cascading card. You can make the base card and decorate it any way you like for any theme you want. Since our theme will be St. Patrick's Day, I have decorated appropriately.
This is how it looks from the front.

This is a view from the side. I will have the instructions available at our Feb. event.
This card will fit in a regular card envelope with a little room to spare.
or you can put it inside of the Card Holder which is our craft project for our Feb. event.
I can't wait to see you there, Don't forget your dish to share.
Marye Bird