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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Great blog entry for using glue

I found this blog that helps explain how to fuse paper to fabric or vice versa!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Casology: A new challenge blog

This looks really cool. I'm gonna try to make a card for their first challenge.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Get Well wishes

Hi. This is a little card I sent to my dear Uncle Kent who was recently in the hospital. The stamp is from Designed 2 delight digistamps They have the CUTEST images. I colored the stamp with Copics. I am entering the card in a Gina K challenge.

Bordered Masked Sentiment and Stampin Sisters In Christ Challenge

My inspiration for this card is from the talented Nichole Heady It's really a fun technique and I like the effect. I especially love the stamps that Nichole used from Paper Trey ink. Just might have to get me some! I am also entering my card to SSICC I gave this to my neice for her birthday.

Vintage Birthday

Here are two birthday cards. I am entering them in a new challenge blog (for me) called Hotshot Craft Blog. One card is for my Mother-in-law and the other for my husband. I used the great idea on the Hero Arts watch it Wednesday last month for my inspiration. I don't have the dies for the flags, so I cut them out myself. The method used here is called emboss resist. I used Tim Holtz distress inks. I then copied and resized old old old postcards, used an oval Spellbinder die to cut it out and then pasted it on. Hope you like it.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Teacher Appreciation Day

I've created a little gift basket and card for each of my son's teachers. He is in a wonderful special needs classroom and I just love his teachers. They are miracle workers!

Friday, March 2, 2012


Here are two cards I made for Valentines Day. The first one I made for my husband, based on this awesome tutorial by Beates. I basically copied her whole design, just used different papers. Thank you Beates! It was really fun to make. The hardest part was keeping the panels square! The second card I made for my daughter. I hand cut the hearts, used a hearts stamp with white ink on the transparency for the window. I used Spellbinder fleur de lis frame. Turned out really pretty. Hope you have a great day!

Apple Tree

This is a birthday card for my sister in NC. Her kitchen is decorated in Apples, thus the card theme. I used a cuttlebug folder for the clouds

, made the tree trunk and hill free hand. Papers are by Paper Studio. I added stickles here and there. The rosette was a fun element to make. I used Tim Holtz distressed inks to shadow around the tree and hill and then a Copic's marker to outline the cloud. The third picture shows some little earring holders I made for apple earrings I'll be giving to my son's teachers. Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Totally awesome stamp selling site!

Gotta check this out! For the first time, I am going to try mounting my own rubber stamps and Rubber Stamp Shack has some very reasonably priced stamps, with a wonderful selection of Christian based stamps. They have mounted and unmounted stamps made by Sweetgrass and Heart and Soul. Enjoy!

Really cute oragami flower tutorial

this is a fun flower to make!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Long time no see!

Hello there. I'm not sure if anyone will see this, because I have not been active in blog land in such a looong time! I have had a busy year! We moved (same city), my husband had back surgery, I did some traveling (in the US) etc. I HAVE made some things, but I just haven't posted stuff. So, anyway. . . Here's some pictures of things I've done during the past year.
I used NBA Team Dimensional Stickers on this first card. I made it for my neice Sally, who loves the Lakers! It's the first "pop-up" type of card I've ever made. The basketball is a "slider" which goes in and out of the hoop.
Next is a get well card I made for my neice, Sunny. I made a rosette (here's a tutorial) with a Martha Stewart edged punch, a big Favorite Findings button, some vellum, scalloped Spellbinder shapes, and some old lace that belonged to my husband's grandmother. I also used Tim Holtz distressed ink Dried Marigold for inking edges.
Here is another get well card I made for a little girl, Elizabeth, who had to have brain surgery. I stitched the wavey edge of the card with embroideray floss and I used several fun embellishments.
A Get Well Card for my son's wonderful teacher, Liz:
Next is a tri-fold, or shutter card I made for my good friend Gloria for Thanksgiving. Here is a tutorial for it on You-tube.
Using a Spellbinder die, I made a little "plaque" for her based on I Timothy 4:7. It is removeable; not secured into place. A fun card to make.
And here's the first Hanukkah card I've ever made. It was for my cousin, Denise, in San Jose. The iris folding pattern is from Circle of Crafters website, and the menorah is a pattern I got from Silvia at Crafts U Print. I used a craft knife to cut the patterns out. I used origami foil paper for the folds. I used a paper punch for the flames to the Menorrah on the inside of the card.
The next one was for my friend, Sonya's baptism. I used a little iris folding kit from Dedra's
The next post is a project I did for my grandson, Tanner.
Thanks for looking and Happy Crafting!

Story Book for Tanner

This was a big project I made for my little grandson, Tanner. I made it for his birthday and based it on the things that he loves. The book is an 8X8 photo album. There are lots of pictures!