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Monday, March 16, 2015

Altered Loom Pick for Loom Knitting ~ Comfort first and always.







Sunday, January 11, 2015

Partially Hidden Spiral Binding How To!

Partially Hidden Binding Tutorial Quicky!


Keeping it quick and simple. This is not a full project, just a quick tutorial on how to make a partially hidden spiral spine made with Bind It All and 5/8inch o~wires.

Score lines are: 5 1/2 inches, 6 inches and 6 1/2 inches.

Fold in half, turn and fold in half again so that you end up with the pic below ;)

This is what you should have before moving to punch your holes.
Once you've folded your 12 X 12 into 4 equal parts, front and back covers are doubled  and ready for the holes to be punched....






Measure 1 1/2 inches on both sides of your spine ends...to center your punched holes.



 this is your scored and punched spine, ready for your o~rings.


I did not cut my o~rings to fit this as it was only to demonstrate quickly how to ;)

Et le Voila! a partly hidden spiral binding. Now...go play!


 I do hope this has helped and you can play with this idea to fit your needs. Any comments would be great! Have a great crafting day!!

From Nanny Donna's Corner ~ a new quicky idea ~ just for you ;)





Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas

From Our Home
To yours
Wishing you a 
Merry Christmas
&
A Happy New Year.

I'd like to thank one and all for stopping by and spending time looking over my projects. It has brought many a smile from your comments, emails and such. 

I have learned that we all have our limitations ~ whether it be physical, emotional or financial and it is those who stand by us through good and bad times that really help us move on and make the best of what we have.

Crafting is a source of enjoyment for so many, it has a way of letting us work with out hands and mind, creating something unique, something not only we enjoy but by sharing with others, helping others create. It is a true gift.

I do hope in the New Year, we will come up with so many more projects to share and work on through whatever life brings us.


So I'd like to thank each and everyone one of you that stop in, take time to read, check out what I've been up to either in the moment or the past. You have made crafting so much more fun and rewarding. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

From Nanny Donna's Corner on Christmas day, wishing you good health, crafting supplies ;) and hours of enjoyment.

Hugs,
Donna

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Mario Kart Birthday Party


Another year older for Mr. Rylan! Happy 5th Birthday Grandson! As you can see the theme of the party was Mario Kart. Bright colors and lots of fun characters.

I had to google most of the characters for Mario Kart as I'm not as up to date on these things as our little ones are. Sooo many ideas started to pop into my head. Once my son told me that he had purchased the Mario Kart remote control car for Rylan's gift, I knew which direction I was headed with the decorations.

First I started with the card. Very easy card to make thanks to Sharyn's Stamp Biz for her how to. Fast, simple and perfect for any Mario & Luigi lovers.

Nest came the birthday hats, and once again I searched online and found a real easy method to make the hats thanks to Cute As A Fox. I cut the circles out on my Silhouette Cameo and added some gold brads, at the corner to make sure the visor stayed in place, then stamped happy 5th Birthday around the monogram L & M.


Purchased some bright plastic cups at WalMart and cut out some characters and then stamped and glued them onto the cups...and what would Mario Brothers be without their mustaches? I cut out mustaches and then glued them onto straws! Perfecto~mondo!



Banners: Now they were easy enough. Cut them out by hand, printed up the characters, added my own twist, stamped and added some tape, brads and mustaches (of course) and kept the V for
added bonus  ~ a little something to add to the walls to help decorate and bring the theme to life.

Being Christopher bought Rylan the Mario Kart remote control car, I decided to make a 'start your engine' sign.

This is the birthday Banner that I made for the wall, which was kind of hard to get it all into the picture! Bright, colorful and wishing Rylan a Happy 5th Birthday with some of the fun characters that I printed up and cut out, glued onto the banners.






I searched, printed, cut, stamped and glued until my heart was content! Then we partied and enjoyed celebrating a very special little grandson's 5th Birthday. Wonder what theme will be in demand next time?

Thank you for stopping by and checking out another project of Nanny Donna's Corner, and so

Binou and I say chow for now! Hope you have a scrap~happy day!















Saturday, November 15, 2014


Hello Kitty!!

I'd like to introduce our new addition, Mz. Binou!! We adopted her from our local SPCA through Pet Smart and what a fun, smart bundle of black fur she is!

Every morning I get my 'cat scan' with a final kiss on the nose to let me know all is good. Then she nicely settles with her paws on my shoulders, with a little face rubbing for good measure and settles her behind ...on my keyboard blocking all view of the screen....mmmm, perhaps she is trying to tell me something? lol

If I am crafting, she is sitting right behind me on top of the back of my chair or...yes, you guessed it, on top of my desk amusing herself with EVERYTHING. I also discovered she is a little thief in the making. She loves to pick up my crafting supplies and make off with it...always fun, specially since I usually leave my desk/working area a darn mess. 

Oh well, certainly makes for an entertaining life....and knitting bahahah took on a whole new meaning with Mz. Binou around.

Just FYI, we were not sure what to call our new addition, until our little grandson, Liam walked in and met her and immediately he wanted to know what was her name. I thought of Minnie Mouser but according to Mr. Liam, she looked exactly like a Binou...therefore Binou was Christened and from that day forward she is Mz. Binou!

Mmmm, what have I been up to? Well, took a mini break from posting and such, simply due to health and time and not to mention family responsibilities. My mother has been battling skin cancer for years but at the age of 84, it had come back and was a mess. She just finished a month of radiation and is now recuperating at our Community Hospital.

So, not to cry into my Cornflakes, or anything of the sorts as I know everyone has bumps along their way and now it's my turn and we will come out of it fine one way or another ~ it's just time consuming and burns up a lot of energy.

Escaping to my craft room doesn't happen as often as I would like BUT at the same time I do manage a little...and SO enough blabering about nothing here is one of my most recent card projects. Hope you enjoy it!!



Ta~dah!! This card and Box was made for a very special 'sister' who will be turning...shhh 65! Being we are in the month of November and we have experienced a few flakes and cooler weather I decided to go with a Christmas kind of theme. Red and White always stands out fresh and crisp.

To make this card,  I managed to us my Big Shot, Silhouette Cameo, some embossing folders and my printer!! A touch of glitter glue to add a little sparkle here and there...oh and how could I forget, I made the box for my card with my trusty Ultimate Tool from Crafter's Companion Boxer Board and also my Martha Stewart Score Board.

A stamp from my stash, a couple of sparkly brads for the center of the poinsettia flowers and a red ribbon to tie it all together.



I cut a 12 X 12 inch white cardstock in half and then scored it with my Martha Stewart Score board to make three equal parts. The firsts flap on the inside I printed a birthday sentiment in the Silhouette Cameo program, cut it out and then layered it with a red nestled shape. Added a smaller poinsettia, sparkly brad for the center of the flower, glitter glue around the boarder and Le Voila!

Big Shot made the corner embellishment from one of my dies.

open up the final flap to reveal....



 A Happy 65th Birthday! Note, it's typed in large and bold print...ya know, 65 and all!! Oh so sorry, but I just had to!!! and I should talk, I need glasses for far and close...and it's getting harder and harder to see anything close by!! lol 

The box was made with the Ultimate Crafter's Companion Boxer Board, easy peezy. Add corner brackets and a flower...a little ribbon and your all set for a Christmassy Birthday Card Set.

Anyhow, thank you for stopping by and I am hoping to find some spare time to post and play along with all my crafty peeps!

Keep on crafting ~ best therapy in the world!!  ;)

From Nanny Donna's (dusty) Corner, take care ~ Hugs!!