Milo May 2017

I’m on my seventh Milo for Milo May 2017!  I’ve got so much yarn and have two long-distance travel days this month, it’s a perfect time to try and beat last year’s number.  I think I made four last year, so I’m already ahead!

This one has an owl knitted into it in reverse stockinette stitch, but it’s real hard to see unfortunately.  Maybe if the yarn had been all one color, it would have been clearer.  I may have to try knitting that owl again. This one is for my granddaughter to sleep in this coming winter.

This little pinkie was just to use up some yarn.  Ran out of the pink, though, so I had to finish off with some white, then added a white single crochet around the neck to balance it.

This green one is really a much nicer color than it shows in the photo.  It’s for my daughter’s friend who is expecting a baby in September.

This is one I made on a trip to see my daughter.  Didn’t want to make a cable and risk losing my double pointed needle in the car, so I went with a zig zag seed stitch instead.  It could have used a little more length.

This one was made to try out a new stitch, the broken seed stitch.  I didn’t like how it looked with the pink and blue in that middle section, so I ripped that out and just made a seed stitch panel in just blue.  I love the picot bind off on the sleeves and hem!

Here’s another long one for my granddaughter to sleep in, in size two.  That three looked HUGE!!

Here’s the one I’m working on now.  My plan is to make it plain, then add some white hearts in duplicate stitch.  This is such a fun, quick, and versatile pattern to knit!  Great for stash busting, too!  🙂


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DCD #318 – Graduation

Congratulations to all the graduates out there!  I had two student teachers this spring and they’re both graduating and going on to grad school.  My students wanted cards to sign for them, so I made these two.  Just in time for Die Cuttin’ Divas’ Graduation challenge!  What a coincidence!  🙂

Clip art came to my rescue again!  I can’t tell you how much money I spent on clip art.  I was in a monthly clip art club that is now defunct, but everything I bought is stored safely on my computer and I do use it from time to time.  I love this graduation image.  I first made two bookmarks and laminated them.The card is from My Scrap Chick.  It’s part of a set of card bases called Cards and Labels Essentials.  I love the shape of it.  I brought it into the Silhouette software and filled the top layer with the same clip art that I used for the bookmark.  I just added a pocket to the inside of the fronts and stuck the bookmarks in there.

There were a couple of colors I could have gone with for the accent, but I chose the yellow because it’s so bright and fun and happy.  The kids had a blast writing in them.

Now it’s your turn. Link up your graduation project over at Die Cuttin’ Divas!


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Scrap card

Started cleaning up my craft room today and found a couple of scraps that seemed to go together, so I went with it!  Came up with this:Even the card base was a scrap on my desk!  Now I have a little note card to tuck in wherever needed.  Fun start to my day!  🙂


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Cut it Up – Fun Folds

Sometimes I need a change from the same old, same old A2 card.  It’s fun to go a little crazy with different card folds, and makes the card more interesting, especially to the recipient.  So, our theme this time around at Cut it Up is Fun Folds, chosen by me!  🙂
I’m getting low on baby cards, so that’s what I made, using some unidentified leftover paper from my stash.The card base is from The Cutting Cafe, who is our sponsor this week.  It’s from a set called Assorted Card Folds Set 2.  The rattle is also from The Cutting Cafe.  It’s from the All Occasion Tag Set, which is actually in PDF form, but when imported into the Silhouette Design Studio software can change into an SVG (just like magic!)

I cut the rattle out a couple of times and mirrored it on the inside of the card, plus added the sentiment from the baby tag and a couple of leftover stars.Even the sentiment cut out really well!  I’m very happy with the way this turned out.  I thought I was pretty clever putting stars inside my vowels!  🙂

Link up your fun fold card over at Cut it Up for a chance to win any 3 sets of your choice from The Cutting Cafe!


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DCD 317 ~ All About Tags

It’s time for another fun challenge at Die Cuttin’ Divas!  This time, it’s All About Tags.  Principals’ Day was May 1st and I had a mug made with a picture of our school on it, doctored up in an old photo editing program I used to have.  Needed a tag!  Lucky me – I got to use the tag I made for this challenge.

The tag is in three parts – a little boy, a little girl, and a sentiment.Here’s the little girl –I originally had her as the top layer because that tag is the smallest, but then it looked too feminine to me – our principal is a man – so I switched them around.

The little girl is from Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbon’s Reading Kids set.  The boy is from Teachers Have Class by Lettering Delights, and the tags themselves are from My Scrap Chick – Tags for 2. 

I filled the cup with yummy and healthy almonds!  Hope to see your tag over at Die Cuttin’ Divas this week!


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DCD #316 – Feminine in Honor of all Mothers

We’re celebrating all mothers at Die Cuttin’ Divas this week by making feminine cards.  Here’s mine!The doily is Flower Doily Circle by Bird.  The name is cut from Honey Script font, cut in both white and yellow and layered.  The beautiful paper is retired from Close to My Heart.

Hope you join us!



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Cut it Up – Wings

Wings is our theme this time around at Cut it Up – birds, butterflies or fairies!  I really wanted to do a fairy but needed a cardinal.  I do love this cardinal file.  It’s marked “Lil Bit Creations” but I’m not sure who that is!  Maybe one of you will recognize it.

You can see the cardinal very well here, and also the embossing.  The card is inspired by this one that I saved on my computer in 2011.  There is no watermark, though.I can’t wait to see your Wings projects.  I hope you make something with a fairy!!  🙂

You can win a $20.00 Gift Certificate from Heartfelt Creations! 


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