Saturday, August 29, 2009

All occassion cards

These are blank cards for any occassion. The two female images are from Inka Stamps which is no longer making rubber stamps (which is a big shame. I LOVE her stamp line). She is still selling image sheets and other supplies, though. The "SO VERY" is from SU. The hat is from a set I received in a swap. The two sentiments are two of my favorites. Thanks for stopping by and looking.

Birthday Cards

The month of August keeps us PRETTY busy around here! There are 7 birthdays alone this month in my family...son, sister, brother, grand daughter, dil, husband, great neice...whew! These are the cards I made for my gd who turned 6, and my gn who turned 1, and my sis (whose age I will not reveal...)

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Eggnog Muffins recipe

This is a recipe card for a swap I'm in. I used worded background paper. For the pp that the recipe is on, I used brown, soft sky and tempting turquoise dye inks from SU.
The snowflake stamps are dollar stamps from craft stores and Studio G.
I used Sizzix cup cake and cone die and turned it into a muffin by turning the ice cream upside down.
I know brown isn't a color usually associated with winter and winter holidays, but I think it complimented the layout pretty well.
(Plus, these are soOOOo gOOOOd!!!)
Thanks for visiting :)


Friday, August 21, 2009

Baby gift Thank you card

One of the women who works in Nursing Administration asked me if I still made cards. When I told her yes, she said she needed some Thankyou cards for the gifts she had received at her baby shower. I told her I would make a few samples to see what she'd like. This is the card she chose and ordered 50 of them!!! I just LOVE this little guy!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

This is my Buttercup Fairy card that won me Queen of the Week at (such a lovely place to sit and visit). I used watercolor pencils and pop dots for dimension.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Circle Journal Layout

I am involved in a Circle Journal and the most recent journal I received to make pages for was scrapping my favorite things. I used SU Soft Sky and patted it all over white cardstock. Using SU Chocolate Chip, I stamped over the cs with the En Francais background stamp. Using SU Carte Postale set, I stamped the flowers and leaves around the edges of the cs with SU Purely Pomegranate and Wild Wasabi. I stamped sentiments (from RiverCityRubberWorks) on chipboard tags and altered a puzzle piece. I used dimentional foam dots on the woman and column (stamps from Inka Stamps) The fairy and words are Studio G (Thanks Janice ). Oh, and the blue bird is also from Inka stamps and stamped with SU Tempting Turquoise. I was really happy with the results.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Christmas - Altering coffee cans

Wow...can't believe this is the middle of August already!!! Christmas is only a little over four months away! It's time to start thinking about presents, holiday traditions...

I love making things and so most of my gifts are handcrafted items. All of my grandchildren LOVE to papercraft and so I try to pick up things for them through the year and pile the stuff into a big gift bag for them to dig through - great for rainy days when they can't get outside to play. (It helps that my dil loves doing stuff like that, too and can supervise). One year I found some cheap 12x12 scrapbooks and so gathered a lot of scrapbook supplies: cardstock, patterned paper, deco-edge scissors, glue sticks, adhesive backed paper (for stickers), and a "recipe" book for home made glues, paints and clay, markers and crayons from the dollar store, and some foam stamp kits. They were in heaven!

Last year I found a Sizzix sidekick for 19.99 and sizzlets for about $1 on Ebay. That is what I got for them last year. I occassionally go through my rubber stamps and set aside ones I no longer use and give to them, too. With so many family members, they get more than enough toys to play with so I supply their creative side :) This year, I am going to get cardstock, envelopes, and am trying to find some simple Valentines Days stamps so they can make their own valentines for school.

I'm always trying to save a dollar here and there...HAVE to in todays economy. I love the challenge of altering (recycling). Since my dh and I drink coffee by the gallon, I have quite a few coffee cans and I hate throwing them away when they can be used for storage. Covered with patterned paper and embellished, they make wonderful gifts! Some ideas for uses: Cut a hole in the lid and a knitter or crocheter can use it for balls of yarn. Simply put the yarn in the can and run the end of the strand of yarn up through the hole in the lid. Put the lid on and voila! The yarn pulls out through the lid and doesn't get tangled nor do you have to chase the ball of yarn around the house. You can take the 1 lb cans and attach them to a piece of wood and hang the wood sidewise and you can put ribbons or fibers in them at your craft table.

Saturday, August 1, 2009


I have just celebrated the birth of my FIFTH GRANDDAUGHTER!!! And everyone I work with seems to be either pregnant or has just had a baby! They're I have been making congrats cards for months...LITerally! Here are a few samples. Of course they are all done in both pink and blue.