Monday, April 21, 2014

Stencils and Dies Oh My

























I am sorry it has taken me so very long to post again.
I tweaked my back just the wrong way and boom couldn't
stand up straight and spent a week mostly in bed and visiting
my Chiropractor.   Almost back to normal now so
Today I have a beautiful card for you by Design Team
member Cheryl Arbo.

Cheryl used Memory Box Brilliant Peony and background
Garden Bloom Stencils.   The small shape at the bottom
that says hello was cut out using Avery Elle die called
Modern Leaves.  
















Here is a close up so you can see the detail



























Another close up for the small die by Avery Elle Die
Modern Leaves, shown here are two of the sizes it come in.
a set of 4 dies.   The hello is also Avery Elle and part of a set
of stamps that goes with the leaves.
Just goes to show that it might be a leaf but it can be used in
 other ways like Cheryl did here.    Please visit Cheryl's
blog and tell her how much you love her creations.
http://thearbofamily.blogspot.com

Photo of the Avery Elle Die and Stamps used.












Avery Elle and Memory Box are just two of many
companies we carry wonderful products from.

Check out the shop page above just under the logo.
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our Web Site will be up and running by the end of April.
WOO HOO.  We will also have a new blog which will
be much friendlier.   Once the web site and blog are
done we will also focus more on our design team
Blogger is not letting me add their photos and bios like I
want to so there is a separate tab at the top of the page
where you can see and read about the Design Team.
Can't wait, but until then you can still
purchase by emailing me at lindamilroy@hotmail.com
or ask to be a  member of our closed Facebook
Group.  

Thanks for stopping by.



Sunday, March 30, 2014

Memory Box Stencil and Dies

























Beautiful card made by Carmela Fox.  
The background trees are done using
Memory Box Birch Tree Stencil.  The cute bunny is
Fluffy Bunny Die and the birds in the trees are
the Resting Bird Die.  Carmela made a stencil out of the
Wildflowers Die from Poppy Stamps.

Thanks Carmela.  Love your card.

























Another cute card by Carmela Fox.   Several dies
used here.  Memory Box dies used are Carolina Birdhouse, 
puffy clouds, peaceful bird & picket fence.

Makes me dream of spring and the yellow finches.
Thanks Carmela.  

Please leave a comment and let Carmela know how
much you like her cards.  You can also see more of
Carmela's cards on her Facbook Page.
   https://www.facebook.com/carmela.l.fox

Thanks for stopping buy.
Till Next Time:

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Gorgeous Poppy Die


























One more card by Theresa Farmer,
Memory Box Die
 # 98879 Delightful Poppy

Love the saying,  one of my favorite.
Please visit Theresa's blog here
http://stampandink.blogspot.com

To purchase Memory Box and other
products from great companies please
visit the Store tab at the top of the page.


Here is the like to our Facebook Group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/fruitofmyhands/

Stay tuned for more to come.  
Next week we will feature cards by
 Carmela Fox 


Beautiful Cards with Memory Box



We have several cards to share with you
today,  all cards below have been designed
made by Theresa Farmer, one of our
Design Team members


1.


Beautiful and elegant card
I just love the pink and grey tones

The background design is done using
Memory Box “Texture Mesh” stencil (#88517)
The stencil can be applied with any color of your
choice, here it is used with grey 
add some glitter for an added sparkle 

Any butterfly die of your choice, 
Memory Box has lots of gorgeous butterflies
A few stamped heart to match and you 
have a gorgeous card.   

2. 




















Here again she uses the same "Texture Mesh" 
stencil by Memory Box.  Different techniques 
deliver a different look.   

Memory Box “Texture Mesh” stencil (#88517), 
Memory Box “Delightful Peony Background” die (#98744) 
and “Delightful Peony Outline” die (#98742)

3. 



















Memory Box “Texture Mesh” stencil (#88517)

Ladies as you can see this stencil is so versatile 
you can use it on just about anything for a different 
look.  

Thanks Theresa for the inspiration!  You can check out 
Theresa's blog here:  http://stampandink.blogspot.com

You can check out Memory Box and other 
dies and stamps at the Store tab top of the blog 
or on our Facebook Group.  
https://www.facebook.com/groups/fruitofmyhands/

Questions or to place a order email me at 
lindamilroy@hotmail.com  

Stayed tune for more to come!   



Saturday, February 15, 2014

Birthday Stencil From Memory Box








































Cute little card make using a mixture of left over card and
paper stock.   Birthday is a new stencil from Memory Box


I used Tim Holtz Distressed Ink for Birthday and the border.
Then used Mementos Clay Ink to distress the edges of the card
as well as the Spellbinder Shape Label 16 around the edges.
A few pop dots to layer the top shape.   Stamped image
Celebrate is Stamp in up 2004 stamp.

 I added a few flowers and bling and it turned out quite nice

You can check out the full line of Memory Box
Stencils and Dies here
https://www.facebook.com/groups/fruitofmyhands/


Thanks for looking and please leave me a comment.






Sunday, December 29, 2013

Clearance Sale


CLEARANCE SALE   


Clearing out our inventory to make room for new products.  
 

Lots of great Memory Box Dies, Justrite Stamps and 

DIes, Crafters Companion stamps and embossing  folders,

 Wild Rose Studio Stamps all on Clearance

 Sale. Check out great prices and great products at 
   https://www.facebook.com/groups/fruitofmyhands/

This is just a sample of some of the items, hundreds to choose from.   














Sunday, December 15, 2013

Christmas Joy - Memory Box & Spellbinder Dies




















 It has been an extremely busy time at work, home with extended
family and other things that happen along the way.  Illness I can do
without but this winter season has been tough with colds and
infections.    All that is aside and I am feeling better now.
Nothing better then crafting finally.

This card fits in a 5 x 7 envelope.   It is the perfect size for the
Spellbinder Card Creator Die Enchanted Labels 28.   I used the
largest die in the set.   All card stock is Stampin Up.

The Joy Die is from Memory Box.  I just love this die, it sparkles
How could you not be joy full just looking at it.  It cuts out like a dream
and it is raised with pop dots.

























Her is the inside of the card using the Memory Box
Corner Die called Snowflake Corner.   I used the
entire die in the upper right corner and just cut it
to fit my space in the lower left corner.

The large white cute out if done using Spellbinders
Card Creator Elegant Labels 4 and it is the middle
size die.

I just love how the white and red pop.  

Below you will see another sample of the same die
but used in a simple way.



















Here's the same Memory Box Joy Die just on a plain red card
it is just beautiful on it's own .
























This time I used the Memory Box Diamond Backgroung Die
I love this die.  Again it cuts like a dream and it the prefect
size to layer with .

The oval shape is Spellbinders Oval Die one of the medium size
dies in the set.

That it for now!   I hope to be back with more soon.  

Merry Christmas to all of you!  

I would love to get some comments on this.   Thanks much.






Monday, December 2, 2013

CYBER MONDAY SALE



CYBER MONDAY SALE
ALL JustRite stamps, Crafters Companion and Wild Rose Studio in stock are not 30% off retails prices.   That is an additional $2.00 off my discounted price.
Limited Quantities.  And FREE SHIPPING ON ALL ORDERS
From These Companies.  
https://www.facebook.com/groups/fruitofmyhands/








Wednesday, November 27, 2013

30 Days of Thanksgiving. A heart of thankfulness for this passed year.



This week is flying by and tomorrow is our Thanksgiving holiday.   I have been reflecting on this past year of my life since I lost my wonderful husband.  
 He was an amazing man with a great sense of humor and integrity. We had an amazing relationship and life together. I knew him since I was 12 years old. We did everything together with my cousins growing up through the years. Married at 19 and then add that to 45 years of a marriage made in heaven and it has been my whole life. I have never known a time without him. Last year was hard but we were all in the fog of grief just taking one step in front of the other and getting through . I am finding this second year so much harder. After the fog of grief lifts reality sets in and it seams so much more permanent than it did at first.

One thing I have learned is that life is way too short to worry about the small stuff. Not everyone will feel your pain or understand your loss since our relationships are at different levels of the heart and soul. What seems impossible is possible with God and He will get you through. I have cried, screamed and all of the emotions I possess were thrown at God and He has filled me with His peace and help as I needed it. Help comes in many ways through friends, family and in ways you least expect. 
One thing I would say to those who are grieving is to hang on to the memories, it is hard at first but the tears will become somewhat less and the memories will  eventually give way to smiles and joys and it is important to hold on to them in a way that honor your relationship and the loved one you lost.
I am thankful for each and everyone one of you who are in my life.   Family and friends who have personally prayed and helped me in practical ways on this journey I am on, from mowing the lawn to just being there for me.   Crafting buddies and Facebook friends who have prayed, cried and shared with me.   
I love you all and am so very thankful you are all in my life.   

Monday, November 25, 2013

30 days of thankfulness. Day 25

Woopie,  first day back after being home in bed for over a week.    I am very thankful for my job and I am also very thankful that it is a three day work week for me.    You might think that is weird after being off work and sick for the past week.   It's one thing to be off work to do something you have planned around the house or just to have a fun day.   It quite another to be sick in bed.

So today I give thanks for wellness,  for the ability to work, and have a three day work week.  

Sunday, November 24, 2013

30 Days of Thankfulness - 22nd, 23rd, 24th


YEA,   I am finally feeling better,  something I can definitely give thanks for.   I am praying up a storm that I can stay well.   I was able to go to church today finally.  

One thing laying in bed sick does to you is make you thankful for all the things you take for granted.   I already mentioned sight, smell and taste in my previous posts.    Today I am thankful for my hearing.  To be able to hear the wind blow as it is on this cold blustery day.    I love the sound of a nice steady rain,  the birds chirping and singing their song, music, and mostly my families voices.  To be able to communicate you inner most thought and feelings with words.   What a gift it is to hear.

As we approach this Thanksgiving holiday I am so very thankful for all I have been given.

God is good all the time!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

30 Days of Thankfulness - Sweet Memories and Laughter. Day 20 & 21

November 21st.   One year and two months since my husband has gone on to his finally home with the Lord.

My hubby had a wonderful, nutty sense of humor and I am so very thankful for it.   There are times when I am feeling down that a little something he would have said just pops in my head and it makes me smile.  It makes me miss  him more but oh it make me smile in a good way.     There are times it make me laugh out loud.  

Humor is such a God given wonderful gift.   Lets not get so wrapped up in the demands of life to loose sight of the humor God has given us.   We all need to smile and receive a smile.   Laughter is good medicine and God knew that we would all need a little laughter in our lives to get through the hard times.

So remember,  it take more facial muscles to frown then to smile,  So lets spread those smiles.  

Thank you God for sweet memories and laughter.  

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

30 Days of Thankfulness Day 19

Day 19-   11/19/13

Today I am very thankful the worst is over with the nasty cold / sick bug.   I am thankful for rest and recuperating in a nice warm bed.   Thankful for Gods had on my live as I continue on my life journey.

So far I have listed i am thankful for sight and smell.   Today I am reminded of taste with the nice warm  vegetable barley soup I devoured at lunch time.  The first thing that comes to mind when i think of taste is CHOCOLATE.   My favorite of course.  Dark Chocolate Almonds,  Dark chocolate almond butter anything oh my, yummy.

I am also reminded of the scripture that says "  Taste and see that the Lord He is Good, Blessed is the one who takes refuge in Him ! Psalm 34:8

 Life does not always go the way we plan or expect it to but this I know for sure,
 God is good all the time and He is my refuge!.



Monday, November 18, 2013

30 Days of Thankfulness - Day 18



Today I am still home sick with a nasty cold but I am so thankful for the sunshine, the ability to smell the air.   Have you noticed the air smells different at different time,  rain,  spring, summer, fall, winter.    Today is fabulous, sunny November day.   I can still see hints of fall colors, feel the sunshine on my face and body,  and smell the air.  There is still a hint of moisture from the rain we had this weekend.
How wonderful that God has given us the senses to breath in deeply his creations.   

On another thought there are lots of crafting buddies I know from Facebook who were effected by the violent storms this weekend.   I pray for those who lost their homes and loved ones with the tornado that struck this weekend.   Now they start the clean up and assess the damage.   God give them strength and resources to get back to their lives.

Till next time.   Give us thankful hearts Lord.