Progress on My First Gorjuss Girl Diamond Painting

Progress on my first diamond painting (or what to take to do on vacation!)

When the cat’s away at board meetings, the mouse will do her crafts! After a few hours today and yesterday, my #diamondpainting canvas is much improved! Newbie that I am, I still don’t know whether to work from the center out or the outside in…but I’ve figured out that I’m faster and more accurate with tweezers than the sticky pick-up tool! My #gorjussgirl is coming along nicely now. August deadline no longer a question. (Which is good, since I’ve bought three more designs – two of which will be gifts.) Any hints on how to frame them? . . . #constantlycreating #thelittlewhatnotshop #newhobbies #gorjussgirls #halloweentheme #justlikecrossstitch #crossstitchjunkie
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1954 Train Layout Scrapbook Page, Revised

An update to my train layout. I realized I’d forgotten to carry over the year from the red version. As the layout was different (other than the photos), I had to find a new location for it too. #thelittlewhatnotshop #heritagescrapbooking

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New “John and Sadie” Page for Our Heritage Project

Pics to be attached later, but here’s another heritage page for our big project. I’m letting the beautiful K&Co Ancestry papers carry the load. The other side of the layout will look the same, though without the relational tag at the top and gems at the bottom. #thelittlewhatnotshop #constantlycreating #heritagescrapbooking

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RAK Card #2 Going to Canada

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I had to send two RAKs (Random Acts of Kindness craft happy mail) to Canada this month, so of course I had to make a card to send too. This is the second one. I used Stampin’ Up Tangerine Tango cardstock for my card base and retired SU DSP for the two layers on top. Hubby helped me figure out the mathematics for dividing the top paper into thirds since I had an odd size. The sentiment was cut out of a craft magazine from the UK.
#su #tangerinetango #retired #dsp #ukmagazine #magazinefreebies #thelittlewhatnotshop #customgreetingcards #flowerpapers #wildflower #stampinup

RAK Card #1 to Canada

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I needed to send out two cards with RAKs (Random Acts of Kindness for craft happy mail) this month. This is the first one; they’re both going to Canada. I embossed my Stampin’ Up Tangerine Tango cardstock card base with the Swiss Dots embossing folder and added “Hello” patterned paper from a UK magazine on top. On the right-hand side of the card, a little embossed bird is visiting his butterfly friends. I’m not sure which embossing folder he came from, but he’s cute! The yellow butterfly is from Tim Coffey and K & Co, and the smaller butterfly is a random punched piece.
#tangerinetango #swissdots #embossingfolder #hello #magazinefreebies #butterflies #timcoffey #kandco #thelittlewhatnotshop #butterflycards #hellocards #customgreetingcards #embossing #quickandeasy

New Craft Toy to Play with–the Cricut Explore Air 2

Kids never outgrow their toys. They just get more expensive toys and start to count birthdays in decades.

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I started playing with my #flamingopearl #cricutexploreair2 that arrived yesterday, since I took advantage of the upgrade from Cricut. Big learning curve ahead, but if I can stick with this, it might make some things faster. I never did create those Christmas card files I purchased (with a gift card). Time to try!

Father’s Day for Brothers SNEAK PEEK

A little sneak peek of my brother’s Father’s Day card.

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A little sneak peek of my brother’s Father’s Day card, to be delivered tomorrow (stay tuned for the whole card!). Not sure how many brain cells I have at this late point in an early day for my dad’s card, but I’m almost out of time! #thelittlewhatnotshop #fathersday #brotherscards #mushrooms🍄 #fungi #quickandeasy #stampinup #etsypreneurs #pickapattern #dsptotherescue