Monday, June 18, 2012


One of my favorite things to do in Nana's Cabin is quilt.  This is a wall hanging or lap quilt I made after taking a class taught by JoAnn at We're Sew Creative near Concord Mills.  The pattern comes from a book written by Eileen Wright called "Twist-and-Turn Bargello Quilts".

Thanks for visiting with me today in Nana's Cabin.  I hope you will come again real soon!

Thought for the day:
     "Like what you do.  If you don't like it, do something else."
Paul Harvey                                                    

Saturday, June 16, 2012



Tomorrow is Father's Day but you still have time to make this card.  The base is Cherry Cobbler cardstock layered with Going Gray and Whisper White.  Use the Designer Paper of your choice and stamp the ship from The Open Sea stamp set in Cherry Cobbler. I used a retired stamp for the sentiment but you could use the Father's Day stamp in the Delightful Dozen set. Then punch out your sentiment with the Decorative Label punch, add a few brads and you're finished.

Thought for the day:
"A man's dreams are an index to his greatness."
Zadok Rabinowitz                         

Friday, June 15, 2012


During the month of June for every $35.00 you spend you can purchse the Large Utility Tote for just $10.00 (a savings of $25.00). The tote comes in 18 different fabrics, some printed and some solid.  You can also personalize your tote for only $7.00.
Also this month, Thirty-One is introducing the new Top-A-Tote.  The Top-A-Tote fits over the large utility tote and has a clear PVC window which lets you see everything you are storing or carrying in your tote.  The Top-A-Tote is $10.00 and comes in black, brown, and gray.

Click on the Thirty-One tab to the right of the page to order yours now!!!

Thought for the Day:

"The more you love what you are doing, the more successful it will be for you."
Jerry Gillies           

Thursday, June 14, 2012


 Father's Day is this weekend but you still have time to make this simple card for the "man in your life".
Start with Early Espresso cardstock as your base and layer a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock, that has been embossed with the Perfect Polka Dot folder.  Keep layering with Early Espresso and Crumb Cake cardstock and stamp on Very Vanilla with the anchor from The Open Sea stamp set (page 104 in the 2012-2013 catalog).  I used the Happy Father's Day stamp from a retired set to stamp on a strip of Very Vanilla but you could use the Happy Father's Day stamp from the Delightful Dozen set shown on page 140. Finish off with a gold brad.
This also makes a great masculine birthday card--------

Thanks for stopping by Nana's Cabin today!!

"People with goals succeed because they know where they're going"
Earl Nightingale                 

Saturday, June 9, 2012



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Yesterday my youngest grandson, Blaine Kimrey, graduated from Croft Elementry School.  It's hard to believe that he will be in middle school this coming year.  Tonight his older sister, Amber,  and my oldest grandson, Trevor, will graduate from Mallard Creek High School.  This is going to be a fun-filled family weekend with graduations, graduation parties, and my son's 38th birthday!!!

Thursday, June 7, 2012



Father's Day is just around the corner so today I want to show you another quick and easy card we made at Renda's camp Tuesday evening.  I always need masculine cards and this one "fits the bill".  Below are all the supplies you will need to complete this card:

Very Vanilla Cardstock - #101650
Early Expresso Cardstock - #119686
Crumb Cake Cardstock - #102128
Tool Shed Stamp Set - #123688
Decorative Label Punch - #120907
Early Express Stamp Pad - #126974

Make up several while you are making and then just add whatever sentiment you need for the occasion. 

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Thanks for stopping by -------------

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Stampin' with Renda

We had a great time last night stamping in the Cabin with Renda and her guests.  Renda has had a camp for me almost every month for six years!! This is the first time her ladies have stamped in the Cabin but they will be coming here from now on. Connie, Greta, Mary, Ginger, Vickie, and Jackie are enjoying putting their cards together.

Pam is checking out the new catalog while Renda is deciding what verse to put inside her cards.
 This is one of the cards that the ladies made at   Renda's camp. We used Whisper White as the card base and then put a layer of Elegant Eggplant .We stamped on Whisper White using  the Field Flowers stamp set.  The sentiment is from the Love and Sympathy set.  This is a great card for all level of stampers from beginners to advanced. 

"If we all did things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves" - Thomas Edison

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Welcome to Nana's Cabin

Welcome to Nana's Cabin. 
Over the next days and months I will invite you into my cabin to see all the things I create with Stampin' Up! and the quilts and other items I make.  I may even invite you to attend one of my Thirty-One parties.

My husband built my "little playhouse" last year and I spend most of my days out there.  He loves to work with wood so he cut the trees down and sawed all the lumber on his sawmill. The inside is made from recycled wood from his grandmother's homeplace, an old barn, a neighbor's abandoned garage, and wood from my homeplace.  There are alot of memories in the walls of my cabin.

I'm glad you came to visit with me today and I hope you will come back!