Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Happy Birthday to Nancy!

I tricked my neighbor.  Now she has the treat!  I asked her for some good Bible verses to put into a mini album for a friend.  Ha ha!  She's the friend!

Thanks again to sister for her advice and lessons!

Sunday, October 20, 2013


I am #8 in line waiting for the new Michaels to open. Maybe I will score something good!  Check back later for my haul.  Meh.  I got a lot of stuff that I need, but nothing exciting.  Paint.  Glue sticks.  Glue gun.  As I said, nothing exciting.  Sorry.  (Oh, but I did receive a $10 gift card!  Score!)

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Girlie girlie cards

I made these two cards over the last two days.  Loving them both!

My apologies for the size of the photos.  I'm having difficulties posting this from my tablet ... when I have a chance, I will fix it.  Until then, enjoy!

Sunday, October 13, 2013


Did I scare you?  I was playing in my "studio" this morning.  Just letting the creative juices flow. This is what resulted. I'm feelin' purty proud of myself.

Last weekend, I purchased the Sweet Williams die from Cheery Lynn Designs. I used a Tim Holtz stamp for the harlequin design and then used Sparkle and Sprinkle's midnight black embossing powder.  The ribbon was stamped in black archival ink with the word boo and then colored with Concord Purple Distress Ink.  I added Glossy Accents to the flower petals and then sprinkled on black detail glitter.  A black pearl finished off the flower.  Then I added an orange feather next to the black bird trinket.

I just discovered that this card is eligible to enter in the Black and Orange Challenge (#102) at Cheery Lynn Designs.  You can see the challenge here

It's a good thing ...

... that I take pictures of my creations.  When I posted the card for my friend yesterday, I was thinking that it didn't look right.  Of course, it didn't!  That photo was not one of the finished card.  So, without further ado (and with a certainty that it IS a photo of the completed card), here's what he received.  By the way, he loved it.  He is into antique clocks, so the clock-like trinket on the card wasn't lost on him at all!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Last post for the day (maybe)

Two cards I create a few weeks ago.  The first uses a crepe paper flower that I made using Tattered Floral die.  I stamped it with a text stamp and then colored it.  The paper is so cool ... the leaves are embossed with a sort of rubbery material.  Too cool.  This went to my mother-in-law.

The next card went to a friend for his birthday.  I loved using all of my findings to create just the right card.  We're having dinner with him tonight, and I'm looking forward to hearing his opinion of it.

What would YOU do if you knew you couldn't fail?

Last week, I decided to just play.  Nothing to create for anyone.  Just trying techniques, etc.  I used Elegant Edges to cut this tag.  I then tried a new idea to stamp with clear embossing powder and then let it act like a resist.  Added a flower that sister sent to me.  Used leftover ink on the craft mat to die the ribbon.  The lucky recipient was my neighbor who was visiting for pizza night.