Monday, December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you a Blessed and Happy Christmas!

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Hand-made gift exchange

This was my project for our annual gift exchange. I managed to do it one-handed, which was quite a feat. I purchased the small quilled note card and cut it to size. I mounted it on an embossed gold card. The beautiful background was made with Nuance powders by Magenta. I sponged the front of the frame with gold paint. I think it turned out very nicely.

Monday, December 18, 2017

Gifts for Friends

This is a sample of the little gingerbread house that I made for my stamping friends. I put an Eos lotion bottle in each one.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Thanksgiving Favors

This is a sample of the favor that I made for our Thanksgiving celebration.
I was glad that I made them early as I fell and badly broke my wrist on October 25th.  I am unable to do most of my crafting, so I am anxious for healing. I am still in a cast 7 weeks later, but hope to have it removed next week. At least it is a festive red cast this time. :-)

Friday, October 6, 2017

Baptism Card

Time to celebrate the Baptism of our newest grandbaby!!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Birthday Card

While I was traveling recently, I found these wonderful spiritual coloring cards at the airport gift shop. I love to do coloring in my spare time and these are nice and small so that they can be finished quickly. I knew I would be able to mount them on cards and have a really fun spiritual and colorful card. I created this one recently to put on a card for my son's birthday.  I also used pearlescent watercolor paints for the background. (unfortunately, this does not show up well in the photo) I layered it on an embossed card before mounting it to the main card.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Sympathy Card

Always hard when you need to make a sympathy card. I like clean and simple to be able to express myself inside.

September Stamp 'n Chat card

This was my card for this month's chat. I used the stamp set "Hello Color" for the main focus of the card. The greeting is from "Happy Birthday Gorgeous."  I used the watercolor pencils for the coloring and then the aqua painter to blend and brighten them.  The flower is die cut from the gold foil card stock with the Sunshine Wishes thinlits.
It took me a while when I was creating this to get just the effect that I wanted. I think it ended up looking very nice. 

Friday, July 14, 2017

July Stamp 'n Chat Card

This was my card for last evening's stamp 'n chat. I used some of the new stamps, inks, and DSP from the newest Stampin' Up catalog.  Thank you to Lyssa Zwolanek for the instructions for the card construction.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Some fun new birthday cards

I recently found these cute girl stamps by The Greeting Farm and thought they would be perfect for some upcoming family birthdays! I am hoping to get the boy set soon so I can make some cards for my grandsons too!

Saturday, June 10, 2017

June Stamp 'n Chat

This was my card for this month's chat. I hadn't yet received my new items from Stampin' Up and their new in-colors, so I used some from the previous year.  This involved some 2-step stamping and some stamping off of the solid images.  I also gave the gals the option of mounting it horizontally rather than vertically.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Mother's Day Cards

Some fun cards for my daughters for Mother's Day.

Friday, May 19, 2017

May Stamp 'n Chat

This was my card for this month's chat.  I had fun coloring with the watercolor pencils and then using the aqua painter to blend the colors.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

New Grandbaby on the way

Time for a baby shower for a new grandbaby!

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Gift Bag for my Sister

This was the gift bag that I made for my sister's birthday gift.
I had recently been to a fun stamping meetup of my friend, Mercedes Weber, and she had die cut many flowers for us to use on some amazing projects. I had some flowerpieces left over and made this one to use on the gift bag for my sister.
If you want to see Mercedes' work, go to her blog linked on the right side of my site here--Share~Inspire~Create.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Birthday Card for my Sister

My sister absolutely loves roses, so I knew that this card would be perfect for her. 
I used the new Distress Oxide inks and a Tim Holtz stencil to make this card. Love the colors!!!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Easter Brunch Favors

These were the cute little favors that I gave out at our lovely Easter Brunch.  Each one had a bunny chocolate inside. :-)

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Happy Easter!

Wishing you a Happy and Blessed Easter!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

April Stamp 'n Chat Card

This was my card for this month's chat. Bright and Cheery!

Friday, March 10, 2017

March Stamp 'n Chat

This was my card for last evening's stamp 'n chat. I used a sale-a-bration stamp set and Flirty Flamingo ink. I developed this card after a card by Mary Fish.

Friday, February 10, 2017

February Stamp 'n Chat Card

This was my card for last evening's stamp 'n chat. I used one of the dies from the Stylish Stems Framelits dies from the Stampin' Up Occasions catalog.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Way to alter a saying on a stamp

I really liked this stamp set when I saw it in the new Occasions Stampin' Up catalog. Except I really didn't care for the stamp that said "At least you're still pretty."  I thought it was rather insulting and I would definitely not enjoy receiving a card with this sentiment on it. Therefore, I decided to alter the stamp so that I could still use it. Using a razor blade, I cut out the "At, least, still" from the photopolymer.  Then you could use many words inside the card, such as "awesome, wonderful, amazing, sweet, fun, cool" just to name a few.
I made a card using the "wonderful" from a Technique Tuesday stamp set on the inside of the card. 

Friday, January 13, 2017

January Stamp 'n Chat

This is my card for this month's stamp 'n chat.
I've been out of the loop because I've been really sick for quite a while. Finally feeling better and looking forward to doing more stamping again. I got the idea for this card from Pinterest (