Friday, February 9, 2018

I love my Pitbull

Good morning fellow crafters!!!!
Looks like maybe just one new post for this week.
Not because I have not been crafting but because the
weather has been unseasonably warm here in Southern
Last September I ended up in the hospital for an
emergency appendectomy that I couldn't do certain
things like work out in the yard so with the weather
being so nice I am taking advantage of it by getting
out in the yard and catching up on the things that
didn't get done.

In the header picture is some small treat boxes
that I made. The small one holds one Hershey kiss
the bigger one will hold two.
The picture of the Pitbull is an svg file that I created
it will be for sale in my Etsy shop this weekend.
I am working on creating svg, cut files that can
be used on just about anything glass to fabric and
everything in between.
I hope that this inspires you to try new things.
Anything is possible!!!
Thank you for stopping by. Enjoy your day! 

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Welcome 2018

Hello my fellow crafters!!!!!!
I know it has been better than six months since my
last post not because I made a choice to stop blogging
just things in my life got hectic.
Life brings changes kids grow up, get married, have
kids of their own etc. Before I go into more detail of
my life the pictures are of a new venture I am on.
A cutting machine and vinyl.
(dish towel and HTV)
Last year I became a grandmother. To be honest I
wasn't real excited about it not sure why but I really
wasn't feeling happy or excited about anything. In August
I took a class to learn more about my new cutting machine
the Brother ScanNCut and the Sure Cuts A Lot program.
The infamous and knowledgeable Jen Blausey came to
Medford Oregon to teach a group of us. If you have the SNC
machine Jen has a facebook page and a YouTube channel
under Brother ScanNCut,
Even after learning from the best it seemed more like a
chore then being fun.

(Pot Holder)
In September I ended up in the hospital for an
emergency appendectomy. Looking back I believe
that this was a lot of the problem as to me just not
excited or joyous in life. I wasn't finding joy or
happiness in crafting, gardening or anything else.
As I recouped then my daughter got married the
first part of November then the holidays snuck up
on me .

(Pot Holder 2)
I took all of January getting all my tax things in
order and also organizing and rearranging my craft
room since I have also added a heat press to my
crafting tools. I don't plan on giving up the paper
crafting I am just branching out. Hahaha.
I will gradually get back into blogging again 
along with getting more merchandise into my
Etsy shop.
I hope for now to blog maybe a couple of times
a week so stay tuned.
Thank you to those that e-mailed me concerned
as to what has been going on and to make sure that
I am ok. 
Thank you for stopping by and reading my blog.
Enjoy your day!!!!!!  

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Bigger Things are ahead

Hello everyone!!!!
Glad to be able to share again.
In April my son and daughter-in-law had a baby girl
named Hazel. We took a trip to Portland to see our
granddaughter. In May I ended catching the flu
which I was down for almost three weeks. Once I got
better my friend Sally (my business partner also) got
down to business. We worked and worked to get this
jewelry box SVG file ready for our Lime and Bean Etsy

Well after several tweaks here and there we finally
were happy with it. So now here I am sharing with
all of you our very first big project.

Hopefully our next two big projects that we have
in the works doesn't take as long but I have a feeling
that it just might now that her girls are home for
summer break.
I also have been busy trying to get a ScanNCut
boot camp together here in Medford, OR. The
very knowledgeable Jen Blausey will be here in
August to teach us about our machines and how
to use the Sure Cuts Alot program. Jen has been
out teaching so many people and we are very lucky
to have her coming to teach us. This is the only
class that she is giving in the Northwest so I hope
that I am reaching everyone in the surrounding
states and that they don't pass up the chance. We
don't know if she will make it back this way next
Well as you see I get busy and don't make it as 
often to blog as I would like.
Hope you like our jewelry box..
Until next time have a great day!!!!!

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Mother's Day box card

Hello !!!!
Well now that I have resolved internet issues, design
issues, keyboard issues I have been able to add a few
more cut files to the Lime and Bean Etsy shop.
Yes I am co-owner in the shop and can use the Lime
and Bean pictures on these posts. So don't report me
I am not stealing from some other crafter or designer
I know Mother's Day is around the corner and it doesn't
give much time to work on things but these are pretty
fast and easy to put together once you get them cut out.
We would have had them up sooner if not for all the
issues but we are glad that we finally were able to get
them into the shop.
We count our blessings as they do come every day
and this is one of them that we can do this and work
for our selves.

This is what the cards look like thought I would share a
picture that doesn't have the watermark. You can make
either card and we also made it that the mom does not
have to be cut out in the front panel and you can use
the cut file for other occasions. There is also a tutorial
on how to put the box cards together on our Lime and
 Bean YouTube channel.  Thank you for stopping by.
Enjoy the day!!!!

Friday, May 5, 2017

A Grandma

Hello !!!
No more being away for long periods of time.
In April I became a grandmother. My header picture
is a card I made for my granddaughter Hazel for
her very first Easter. She was born in April and of
course that meant a trip to go see her.
Here are a couple of pictures of my husband holding
her and me holding her. Hazel also got to meet her
great grandmother as we were sure to take her with
us on our trip.

I haven't stopped working on that new venture with
my friend Sally. We have added a few new items
to the Lime and Bean shop and there is more to come.
Life gets crazy but we must keep going.
Have a great day.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Father's Day Box cards

Hello everyone!!!!!
I was hoping to have this post up yesterday but got
tied up working with my design partner Sally creating
some new SVG files for our Lime and Bean Etsy
Sally created this box card SVG file (pictured below)
I love all the tools that she created to go with it.

I had a different idea as to how I wanted my box card
to look so I created the one below. I rounded the
corners of the box with my corner punch and I also
cut the front flap off. I cut a few rectangle pieces by
hand, inked the edges to make it look like drawers
of a tool box. I hand cut several strips from some
foil paper which I added to the top of the rectangles.
I cut the tools from the SVG file and used them to
decorate the tool box.
Hope I sparked some creativity. It is so nice to be
able to take an SVG file and be creative with it.
Thank you for stopping by.
Have a great day!!!!!!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Fathers Day SVG card file

Hello everyone!
Glad you could stop by.
Here is a couple of Fathers Day cards that are made
using the same SVG cut file.
In the first picture is my take on the Card file that Sally
Havice created for our Lime and Bean Etsy shop.
I used a foil cardstock to cut out the word DAD and
ran it through my big shot using my Spellbinders
embossing folder to create the diamond plate look.
The cardstock with the motorcycles came from a
cardstock pack that I bought a Tuesday Morning
some time ago. Below is Sally's card. 

The file comes with the picket fence, flower pot, flowers
and stem cuts.
The nice thing is that anyone can take a cut file
and with some creativity make several cards all with
a different look and style.
Hope you like both of the cards.
Good night everyone.