Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year Eve 2010!

I have been busy sorting my craft items to try to be better organized plus making 25 of the teabag holder folders. I am planning to announce a surprise tomorrow so check it out. Thank you so much for visiting me over the past months. I appreciate the comments and encouragement from other papercrafters whenever they visit the blog. Blessings to all and Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Teabag folder

We have a Lady's Tea at church in early February and I saw this idea on SCS by Beate Johns ( . I thought this would be so nice for the table settings at the tea. The inside compartment holds a teabag nicely. The image on the front is from SU(2004)After being stamped on a white CS scrap with Memento Tuxedo Black, it was chalk colored. The circle I used was cut from another older tool from CM Custom Cutting System. The CS is Bazzill Ivory, and the DP is from GCD Studio-Tinted Rose Stripe.The sheer brown ribbon is unknown and from my stash.

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

"Cookie Pouch"

I was reading my emails the other day and ran across the cutest directions for this pouch using a paper lunch bag. Jackie on Inky Antics (19 December-Snowy's Treats Paperbag all of the instructions for it and I made it up for an upcoming activity I have. I am doing a cardmaking activity with a Brownie group in a few weeks and I thought this would be a great treat for them. I could just slip a bagged cookie inside for each of the girls.The papers used were from my scrapbox except for a scrap from BG Max and Whiskers Patches.The Gretel stamp is from CC Designs and the sentiment is from Firecracker Designs"Got Chocolate".They are stamped in Memories Sepia and then watercolored. The image paper was edged with Distress Ink Brushed Corduroy.The heart was punched with CM Dual Hear punch. It was fastened together with 2 staples.I will be also making more using some of my Inky Antics stamps later .
Happy Crafting!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Thinking of you card

I needed to get a quick thinking of you card ready to send to a friend. This SU Loads of Fun works up so quickly. The image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black, and the sentiment from SU Best Yet is perfect for the card. The background was chalked with Shimmer Pearlescent chalks,while the truck and hearts were watercolored. The bow is made with Wraphia.
Happy Crafting!

Christmas treats

Great gift alert!
One of my gifts was Crafter's Companion Make Christmas Cards from England.This package was expensive at $14.99 US but included so many extras.I noticed it while shopping at Barnes and Noble bookstore and put it on my wish list. The stamp set was of Popcorn the Bear and the stamps are full sized. There is a 2 sided embossing board, and 40 sheets of holiday papers included along with a 84 page magazine. I'm going to start on next year's cards with the Popcorn stamps. They also include a link to their website with still more extras. If you are looking for a special gift for a friend even if Christmas has passed ... check this out at the bookstore.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Oh Holey Night (family fun)

Christmas Day was nice. The family time was special of course. We shared gifts and we ate many cookies of course.Our oldest Son and DIL were with her family near Akron,Ohio but they called to say hi too. My brother was with us too plus some extra guests-2 bunnies, a guinea pig and a hermit crab all in their cages. As the pets are rooming in our dining room, it kind of gave you the mini- impression of what Noah and his family might have experienced on the ark. (We are pet sitting for the preschool friends since my friend Pam is on a trip. ) They are great guests and only need a bit of attention.I also included photos in my post today.
I have been busy with my thank you cards for the preschool families.Some people created homemade ornaments for me . With all the animal inspiration around the house,I felt drawn to the cute nutcracker mouse stamp from Firecracker Designs to use, I think they will like him.
Card Details:
Bazzill Green Pear CS,vintage card scraps to layer card.
Ink: Mementos-Tuxedo Black
Markers: Zig
Happy Crafting to all!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas to

all and to all a good night! Wishing everyone a special time over the next few days. This is one of my favorite vintage Christmas stamps by Sandi Gore Evans, from Uptown Stamps. Tidings of Great Joy.So sweet and great for cards for families. Christmas Blessings to all!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Got the last few cards

into the mail... and starting to feel better. I pulled out a old favorite of mine ,Stampavie's Rachelle Anne Miller -Cuddling to make a card for my someone special. Bob doesn't usually read my blog so I'm safe. Just used Memento London Fog to stamp the image on Bazzill Ivory and then it was watercolored. The background was added with a tiny Sweet n Sassy Snowflake(from #1060 Snowflakes set by Chris Dickinson)with Versamark on the tan Bazzill folder.The corner was folded and punched with a Crop a Dile as was the plastic snowflake. A silver brad fastened it all together.He doesn't care for ribbons and fancy touches so CAS it is for him.
Happy Crafting and a Merry Christmas to all!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Sorry... not feeling great!

I have bad allergies and accidentally got perfumed sample sprayed at Macy's on Friday...while picking up a gift. Now my migraines have kicked all I want to do is sleep. I did get a recipe for some yummy treats my son might make for neighbor gifts for me. It's on
I have tags already made so I'll switch out the cookie idea for that, since I'm under the weather. We are due for more snow which doesn't help my headaches either.
Happy Crafting!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Early Christmas

time with our Son and DIL. It was fun and they bought me 2 MFT dies for a gift plus the Martha Stewart Shredding scissors. Wow... now I can make my own buttons to avoid complaints about card lumps at the Post Office. The other die was a flower maker one.I will try them out in the morning. Christmas is Christmas no matter the date.
Happy Crafting!

Friday, December 17, 2010


Today is my last day of my nanny job until January, and helping out at my friend's preschool program is done also until January. I can finally focus on getting those cookies done for our family and cards in the mail. My husband was the Santa Claus for the program at preschool yesterday. Each child received a brand new book as a gift and Bob in his role distributed them to them and any siblings there. We also adopted 4 ladies from the Senior Center nearby who do not have any family and the families from the Preschool program bought them gifts. The "Grannies" attended and were thrilled with their gifts. They really enjoyed our version of Rudolph with bells and the 3 other songs we sang to them. It really lifts your spirits when kindness is shared with others.
During these busy days , don't forget to take some time for yourself too.
Happy Crafting!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Joy Tags

While picking up a few last minute items at Michael's, I noticed a new set from the Recollections stamp line. It was Christmas Flourishes, and it was on sale at 40% off(of course it hopped into my basket(ha). There was the prettiest poinsettia included that I have seen in a small set. I went home, stamped and water colored it and made some more tags for the gifts I still have to wrap. The tags are sponged with Distress Inks and then stamped with Brilliance Red Ink. The tags are so much fun to make and I have been on a tag making binge recently.
Happy Crafting!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Been Busy..

between working on Christmas gifts, finishing card orders, and practicing the Christmas Pageant at church, it has been hectic. The pageant went well. I do the Away in the Manger choir with the youngest group. Our big show was today and our small part went well. No one ran down the pews or burst into tears. The children wear white costumes with garland on their heads and angel wings. They did a great job and we really enjoyed the special cookies and candy cane treats after the service. Thanks to the parents who practiced our song with the little ones at home too.I'll be back with a new project tomorrow.
Happy Crafting!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Revisiting ...

another one of my favorite stamp sets. CTMH Snow Friends... I used it so often for the holidays in the past... so I put it on hiatis but brought it back to try something new. A touch of Glimmer Mist Jazz blue for a snowy background changed the card along with the softer water colored snowmen. Wishing you snowflake dreams!
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Another Oldie...

stamp that is... a CTMH sweetie. This is a quick enclosure card leaving in a present tomorrow. I stamped her in Memories Sepia and then watercolored the image. Just a bit of sheer vanilla ribbon from the scrap box and it was done.The corners were rounded and she was applied with foam dots to give a floaty effect.
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

I will honor Christmas

I love this sentiment from Charles Dickens. I thought of another CAS card using Tracy Schultz/ The Petal Press set. I have a bit of this lovely vintage Vel-Vette Ribbon from Holiday Sales left. I bought it at the rummage sale at church. Just a simple card and an idea for one of the cards I am sending out this year. The embossed panels are from Cuttlebug Winter Jelly.It's one of my favorites. The papers are from the scrap box. The sentiment is inked with Distress Ink Stormy Sky.I wish the photo came out more clearly but it was taken this evening.
Happy Crafting!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Old Friend

I just love this set of Gina K's because it is so versatile. I put the pine trees and the verse together and thought it would be great for a thinking of you card. It is a CAS(clean and simple)version with just a trace of marker on the pines and the lovely verse really sets the mood. I added the ribbon and I was done. (Now if only Blogger would let me publish. I had my card all set but it wouldn't let me add a photo for hours until early this morning. I was blaming it on my poor camera).
Happy Crafting!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Camera acting up

I have a new card but the camera wouldn't take a charge so maybe it will be posted tomorrow.
Happy crafting!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Nature gives..

us so much. As usual, I have been excited by all of the lovely scents of the season. Although we have an artificial Christmas tree for the home, I do yearly buy some fresh boughs to decorate certain rooms. We have a wrought iron handrail and I love tying some fresh pine to it to bring nature inside. Tomorrow, I hope to start adding some small things here and there in the family room. I like to work on it slowly and enjoy seeing the special family treasures once again as they return from the storage boxes .
The card verse for today, is one of the Plain Jane's from Verve Stamps. The die set from Nellies cut the pink cardstock while MS branch punches and glued around the edge, created the touch of nature. Using the Scor Pal, I created a border around the card. Finally, Star Dust Stickles were added to create a snowy accent, and some pink twine for a bow.
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Working on another tag

I have been trying some of my vintage stamps on my tags and loving the results .This one uses an Inky Antics stamp plus a scrap of paper cut with one of Nellie's Multiframe die for the accent. The image was water colored and a bit of twine added to the tag. The background tag was sponged with Distress Ink.The second group have tags created with the Nellie Multiframe dies and one of the layers embossed with the Cuttlebug Textile Folder. On one I inked it with Distress ink while on the second, the embossing was left un-inked.The Floss is Karen Foster's Scrappers Floss pastel pink.The layers were attached with glue dots.
Happy Crafting!

Still another Gift Tag idea

was this one. I have the older SU A Greeting for the Season set and thought this would make up into antique looking tags. I love the rustic style and will be making lots of these for my own gifts this year.Stamped with a variety of Distress Inks and watercolored, these were fun to make. I used my Zig markers to darken the twine also.

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

More orders today!

Back to the card making since more orders were requested at church.My work area looks like a tornado hit so I have to take some time to reorganize tomorrow again...I bought some brackets and my husband cut some shelves for me from his wood scraps and hung them up for me too. It should be a quicker cleanup after I finish organizing it...again.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Meet the newest

member of our family. Sawyer the cat was willing to have his photo taken when we visited our son and DIL yesterday. Thought you might like to meet him.He's cute and well mannered but a bit camera shy. He is a "mitten cat" with extra toes on each paw. We have never had a cat in the family before so we are a bit excited about him .

Finishing up my orders...

I included more of the tags from the bazaar. I wrote a thank you for each of my orders and included a few extra tags a a surprise. The image is another"vintage" Stampington/ Sandi Gore Evans stamp. I watercolored the image after stamping it in Mementos tuxedo black.It was punched with a Marvy scalloped punch(purple), and edged with Distress Ink.I used tags from my stash . Just need to add some ribbon and then pack up the orders.
Happy crafting!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Gift tags...

One of the gift tags I offered at the bazaar is this one. The sentiment is from Gina K Designs and then just 2 punches/MS pine and Marvy scalloped created this. A touch of both silver and gold Stickles really enhance it. I making more for my customer orders. The tag was edged with DI Peeled Bark.
Happy Crafting and for those in the US a early Happy Thanksgiving.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Happy Birthday

I work as a nanny part time and the little guy I care for is celebrating his big 2nd birthday!I have this sweet turtle digi stamp from Doodle Pantry and thought it would be perfect for his card.It was watercolored, and a number 2 was punched from a Cuttlebug alphabet set. After being glued to the painted image, silver Stickles were added to add some texture to the card.
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Winter Wishes

Another of the cards from the Bazaar was this one with one of my favorite Santas. It's a country Santa stamp from old PSX. I got more of those great snowflakes on a garland from the Dollar Tree and separated them to use on cards (so many for little $$).Just a brad and some silver Stickles, blinged it up a bit. The little sentiment was a freebie stamp from Papercrafts magazine . The verse and Santa were both stamped in Tuxedo Black from Momentos ink. The sage swirl was from the scrap box. The Santa was colored with Prismacolor pencils and edged with Colorbox Olive Pastel chalk ink after being trimmed with a corner rounder. The tan and white cardstock papers were from the scrapbox.
Happy crafting!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Second posting today! One of the cards...

from the make and take at the Bazaar was this one. It was a quick card. I had pre-cut the Sizzlit Noel and each person punched their own MS snowflakes. The image is from Inky Antics, and just a bit of silver Stickles and it was completed. People used Prismacolor pencils to color the angel wings. The corregated paper was vintage from the scrapbox but I had ample for the demos.
Happy Crafting!

It's Over...

Our Holiday Bazaar at church is over, although the boutique room is open for a few more Sundays. We did pretty good but of course were hoping for more for our mission work. Now it's on for me to complete my card orders for customers. I will be posting a card later today. I was the co-chair of the event, in charge of the set up/break down, along with being the treasurer and my own booth so needless to say, BUSY.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

It's tomorrow!

Finally the baking and cardmaking and baking and Make-& Takes are all ready for the church bazaar. I have to work 7-6 but plan to rush to church after work to work in my booth/table. My good friend Gini and her daughter Karen will be sitting in for me from 4-6pm. I hope to remember my camera to take some pictures of all of the nice craft work by everyone. It is our big mission fundraiser and we will be serving a great turkey dinner for $7.00 all you can eat. Keep your fingers crossed that we will be busy!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Getting down to the Bazaar Time

I have been super busy and finally got a more organized plan for my make and take it booth. I plan to bring along my Cuttlebug machine ,folders, dies and inks so people can try it out to create extras for their cards. A few more little touches to prepare and then I'll share a photo of my projects. Keep your fingers crossed that no glitches come up before Friday.
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

My plans..

are now coming together for my card making demo at the church bazaar next week. As I mentioned before, I will be having a table to do make it take its. I cut all of the papers and pre-stamped the sentiments. I plan on bringing my Cuttlebug and folders to emboss the Blessing cards, and also the third card we will be making.I want to make it easy for the participants so simple plans will help me out. I cut enough supplies for 30 of each card and hopefully it will be enough. These are two of the cards I plan to use for the event.I have other cards I just will be selling. All of the money from the event will be going to our Mission projects.
Happy Crafting!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Busy Times

It has been one thing after another recently. Last night we held our first Trunk & Treat event at church. I was on the planning team and everything went off great. We had a chili cook-off and costume judging, pumpkin carving,face painting and just plain fun activities. We even had a mini tractor ride around the property for the younger ones. Our grown son dressed up as a farmer to help out with that one. We served chili, HDs, chips, cider and hot chocolate and hot cider and there were lots of customers for the hot drinks as it was a bit nippy out. In two weeks we will be having our Church Bazaar. I was just asked to do a make and take card making event there. So I will be prepping for that in my free time.Off to another meeting tonight.
Happy Crafting!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Taking a break

I have some personal events going on and I decided to take a break from my blog for a few days. I'll be back soon!
Happy Crafting.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

No photos please

I got an email saying the our server's photo uploading system will be down for service tonight so I will try to post tomorrow.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Count your..

Blessings that is...I totally forgot about this oldie from Stampendous that was in my seasonal box. I used it for Thanksgiving cards several times. I recently splurged on a Tim Holtz Fades Folder set-including this Retro Circles and thought this would work well together with the stamp. After embossing , the panel was sponged with a selection of Distress Inks. A bit of twine pulled the card together. The sentiment was edged with Brushed Corduroy DI. It is a nice saying and always reminds me that I have much to be grateful for in the world no matter what is happening at the moment.
Happy Crafting!

Sunday, October 17, 2010


Here is a friendship card, I combined a CC Design image plus an image I got in a swap(unlabeled). I found this great paper at a swap, no name of course(a scrap)...Just added a small piece of stitched ribbon for a small bow. It's a combination card for sure but I think it turned out cute.
Happy Crafting!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Trick or Treat !

I combined a side step card with a Cuttle Bug Haunted House folder for the card.The Trick or Treat stamp is from Autumn Leaves while the tiny ghosts and pumpkin stamps are unknown .I used a white Gelly Roll pen to highlight the house windows. A piercing tool added the holes while a T. Holtz ruler kept the line straight at the bottom level. Boo to you!
Happy Crafting to all.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Happy Times

This image reminds me of the sweet 2 year old girls in my Toddler Church school class. When they sit to listen to a story, they always have a "baby" in their arms. Such devoted"Mommies". Such a special time in their lives.
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

A gift for you!

This is going out in the mail soon, after I stop at Mac Donald's for those dandy G.C. as a Halloween treat for the nieces and nephews in the family. It's a double pocket card and the rear spot is where I put the G.C. I made these last year and they were a big hit so I just used a different image(Inky Antics) stamped, cut and colored and I am all set to go. I made the group cards tonight so I wouldn't forget... Halloween will be here in a flash!
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The sympathy cards...

are done for Sue and her daughter. The ribbon on the card at the right was for Davina...mourning a brother(I had no idea there were so many beautifully colored ribbons to honor people).The one with butterflies is for my dear friend.Now I'm off to the Post Office to send them to Australia.Thanks for the kind and supportive comments I received yesterday.
Happy Crafting all!

Monday, October 11, 2010

It's hard

to make some cards. A dear friend in Australia is dealing with some awful heartache . Her 22 year old son committed suicide a few days ago. I have been soul searching to come up with an appropriate card to send to her,another one for her adult daughter, also one to the grandparents .I don't like my brainstorming ideas so far but I will sleep on it until tomorrow. No card today from me.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Shower update

Alas, the Mom to be was unable to come from Arizona due to some unexpected medical complications on Wednesday but we had the baby shower any way at church today. Megan was there via Skype and each person opened their gift and showed it to her through the camera and had a chance to speak to her alone. It sounds weird but was actually fun. The food was yummy and the event lots of fun. I was there early helping to prepare the food with the relatives and stayed to clean up so it was a long day. P.S.Megan loved my card and can't wait to see it in person. Happy delivery to her!
Happy crafting and I'll be back with a card tomorrow.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Baby Shower card

I'm invited to a baby shower over the weekend and both of the parents to be are in the military. I had this great digi image from Phindy's Place as part of Operation Write Home. This great group creates cards for service people to be able to send home to loved ones. I thought this image worked out great and that little guy is so sweet. (they are having a boy). The cardstock is Bazzill Kraft, Blue and White. The ribbon is from the scrapbox. The image was colored with Zig Markers and edged with a corner rounder.
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

More Basic Grey!

I just love Basic Grey papers. This one is Green at Heart and I have used it on several cards . Our LSS is having a clearance sale on older papers next week since their new items are rolling through the door that they ordered at CHA. So, I am planning to take advantage of that and picking up several of my favorite papers come Monday...Here is another fall card with an Autumn Splendor stamp (from Archiver's )that I found at the recent garage sale. I colored the dots with my Zig Markers and added some Stickles to brighten them up.Some unknown brads from my stash, a twine bow and some Distress Ink around the edges to finish it off.
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Another Fall card

Fabulous Fall(sentiment) is an unknown from the recent swap purchase. The scarecrow stamp "Hoot n'Patch" is from Inky Antics. The stamps were inked with Mementos-Tuxedo Black and edged with Distress Inks. Patch was colored with Zig markers.The kraft and olive papers are from Bazzill. The gold and white strip was sprayed with GM.The punch was from a swap(unknown).
Happy Crafting!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Happy World Cardmaking Day!

I have busy working on my Christmas cards today but I was inspired by so many papercrafters on their blogs so I made a special Autumn card. I used scraps to make this one. BG Green at Heart is the DP and it went so nice with that SU Pomegranite paper . A few more punched circles from Kraft paper and Bazzill Pumpkin sponge edged with Distress Ink Brushed Corduroy Ink were added. Flowers from the stash were sprayed with GM Sunflower.They were actually fushia before being sprayed. The sentiment is vintage HA and was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and also sponge edged with DI Brushed Corduroy.
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, September 30, 2010


Did you ever feel stuck? Comfortable with what you do but not thinking of something different. I decided to try mixing some different colors plus a plaid with non-typical Christmas pattern. This is the first of several ideas. The plaid DP is from the scrapbox(unknown) as are the bolder brads.The image is from Gina K and was colored with Zig markers. The cardstock is discontinued SU.
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Be Happy Every Day

I needed a new home card in a hurry and finished this one in time to get it into the mail today. I used the CHF Primitive House(unfortunately they recently closed their business), along with Be happy from Hero Arts. I liked the casual unevenness of the sentiment. The panel was edged with Distress Ink Spiced Marmalade and double mounted with a scrap of Bazzill Tangarine. I got the SU Slot Punch at the recent swap and it is so helpful with ribbon placement. The ribbon is from May Co. and the image was stamped with Memento London Fog.
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Santa's Back

One of my favorite Christmas stamps is Rubber Stampede's Country Santa. I have had it a long time and every few years I reinvent him..change him to look different. This year I am adding a Swirly Doodle from HOTP #7326 sheet. I lightly traced the swirl from the sheet and then added Zig marker on it. Finally, I went over the design with Picket Fence Distress Stickles. The final touch, a piece of the antique lace trim from my stash. A Fiskars border punch created the design on the panel.
Happy Crafting!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Another Store "Garage Sale"

My favorite LSS store had another of their bring it and sell it sales. It's a 1 day event, the sellers mark their own prices using a letter assigned by the store signup list and for their sales get paid in store credit. Each shopper pays the store directly for their purchases -easy peasy ...and fun for the shoppers in particular. I have been going to these for a couple of years now and it's always interesting to see what is hauled in and placed on tables in the workshop area for sale. I did find some goodies(of course). I got a package of 8 acrylic blocks for cling stamps for$1.00, New Inkadinkado Winter Shapes clear stamp set - $1.00, Memory Box Vintage ornaments stamp set-$2.00,SU cling set Bouquet Bunch new-$2.50 plus a package of SU Purely Pomegranate paper -$1.00 (I assume it's discontinued but it will be perfect for holiday cards).I also found a slot punch from SU for $2.00 and a package of 40 8mm brads for 25cents. Great buys and the store was packed as one could imagine. All items left over are donated to a local women's shelter . Check out any sales like this where you live. It's a good thing and a chance to get "new " stuff for yourself at bargain prices.
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

One Kind Word

I won this Petal Press IHP set last year, and it didn't even get inked. It included 4 toppers for the sled and 3 phrases. I pulled out my 3D Snow paint to create the puffs of texture on the border. Just added a flower in the corner, and water colored the images for an old fashioned look. It is from Tracy Schultz/Petal Press.
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Papercrafting Group

At church, we have a monthly papercrafting meeting. This month,I was in charge of creating a 2 page scrapbook project. I thought about the idea of remembering family recipes. We had fun as we worked on the pages and people spoke about their memories of cooking with their Mom, or Grandmom or a loved one.
We used Recollections -Mom's Diner DP for the banners(on clearance at $.09 per sheet), the 12x12 cardstock was from Big Lots at $.50 per package of 20 sheets). I brought my Sidekick and people could cut out the corners with dies and MS embossed heart punch was used also.The Cricut From the Kitchen cartridge was used to cut Stir and the oven mitt.I copied old family photos on my copy machine to include on my pages.I also copied two family cookie recipes written by my Mom to include on the pages too.
Happy crafting!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Ask,Seek and Knock

I had an order for book marks for a church school class. I made the book marks but forgot to take a photo of them. The children were receiving their Bibles and my friend wanted a special book mark for each of them as a gift. I made the card to thank her for her order. The stamp is from a set from ODBD(Ask, Seek, Knock) ,along with the die from Nellie's Multi Frame's. The ribbon is from the scrap box and the flower is from a swap.It was stamped with Memento's Sepia ink.
Happy Crafting!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

New Challenge

I noticed a autumn card challenge to use fall colors ,on Stampin' Sisters in Christ blog and thought I would try it out. I used an oldie Peddler's Pack leaf stamp along with a stamp from ODBD Lift up our Hands set. The leaf image was sponged with a variety of Distress inks as well as was the sentiment . The Die is from Nellie's Multi Frames. A bit of twine and a thinking of you card is ready for the mail in the morning.
Happy Crafting!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Pumpkin Time

I forgot that I bought this autumn folder last year from CB but it is a great start for any seasonal cards. I thought just a pumpkin on the front would look nice using the oval shape from the Windows Sizzix set. Older items do come in handy on the budget. The flower was made from two circle punched papers crumpled and sprayed with Glimmer Mist . Just a kraft paper card and scraps of paper,a brad and ribbon were used to create this card with a hint of Distress Ink and Stickles.
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Something old, something new

Several blogs are promoting old things are new again... In this case, my Too Much Fun Stamps Reindeer stamp is a vintage one. I have had it a long... time. It was stamped, watercolored, then Diamond Stickles were applied on the stars. The Cuttlebug folder is new from Oh My Crafts(brickyard). The silver ribbon and brads added for a touch of shiny and I liked it combined with the Kraft folder.. Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Autumn is coming!

One of my favorite times of the year in Michigan is Autumn. The gorgeous leaves turn beautiful colors on the trees and it will be apple picking time. I got this set recently from Clear Dollar Stamps (Pumpkin Blessings).Using kraft card stock, some beautiful ribbon and simple twine along with some distress ink, the card was complete. Just some brass brads to add an accent to the ruffled ribbon and my first Thanksgiving card is completed. I enjoy sending cards to friends to let them know I am thinking of them throughout the year. Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

I don't understand...

my computer <8-(>... I had several separate viruses attack it over the last few days and finally it is better( after using a variety of scanning spyware programs on it )according to my husband... I try to be careful where I visit but I guess I will be more cautious for now. He didn't want me to use his computer to avoid problems for himself so I have been staying away from blogging for days now. I had a friend from church ask me about ordering Christmas cards yesterday so I guess I better get busy with that when I can do , I am working on some projects for the Holiday Bazaar at church. I will be sharing them soon.
Happy crafting!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Have a magical day!

Before we know it, it will be Halloween. When I was a child, no one focused on anything but a day of dress up time and fun for the occasion. We went trick or treating for UNICEF and homemade treats were given out like popcorn balls made by the neighbor down the block. Times are different and our church is holding a Autumn Festival with face painting, costumes, hot dog roast and special desserts to keep our children safe.A storyteller will be there to tell spooky stories, and maybe a fun video will be shown. I'm wishing a fun time for all and thought this CAS card would be fun to send to my family members with small children.The front panel is a Cuttlebug Haunted Halloween folder. After embossing, the front was sponged with a variety of Distress Inks.A ribbon tie was added to the card beneath the panel to keep the card closed. The inside has a popout BOO! The children should enjoy it.
Happy Crafting!