Monday, December 29, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
the second card is also pretty basic. The hard part is tying the cord into a bow. Takes nimble fingers. I debated on whether to use glitter on them but decided against it.
Monday, December 8, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Sunday, November 30, 2008
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! I had a good two days stamping and made a few cards. I am however, tearing my hair out and really muttering under my breath (and out loud too!) I used my CB Swiss Dots Embossing folder as you can see, but now I can't find the dang thing!!!!!! I vaguely remember sticking it in a folder or catalog, but if you could see the multitude of places I could have stuck it you would see why I am tearing my hair out.
I should just buy another one, as I don't see myself finding it anytime soon and I NEED it like right now. I'll put it on my list for next trip to town.
On to stamping. I made this one using the CB Christmas tree embossing folder. I lightly rubbed red and green chalk and you can't really tell in this photo but also used stickles to highlight various parts. I made 3 before I managed to lose my folder!
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Well I hope everyone had a very wonderful Thanksgiving. I am very thankful that we were able to get together with family and enjoy a wonderful time of food and fellowship. We celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas together as we aren't able to get together at Christmas time. This is a box made to hold standard 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 cards that I made for our DIL. The bow was made thanks to a tutorial on "Mainly flowers" blog. It was a type of "flower" bow I have made before, but never with cardstock. I learned years ago to make carnation type flowers with tissue paper using a similar method. TFL!!
Thursday, November 20, 2008
I really am happy with the Happy Birthday one and plan to CASE it using different colors of course. The buttons make it really heavy for sending via snail mail so maybe I will change it to paper buttons. We'll see.
The class was so much fun, but unfortunately with winter coming on and snow in our immediate future, classes will be out of the questions until spring.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Well I was checking out the Mama Monkeys blog and found a challenge on there. Since today I finally got to stamp, and I am in a real slumpy funk I thought I would use the challenge as a starting point. It is SBG1 challenge #1. Make an black and blue card. Here is my entry and I'm glad I did it because I really got a kick out of it.
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
We had a wonderful turnout for the envelope making class on October 25th at the LSS. We had such fun, and this time I also got to actually do some envelopes for myself for a change. Then this week I saw the challenge on SCS for making the cards with the freezer paper and since I had the envelopes already made I made cards to match. The white flowery card was made using the freezer paper and tissue paper. The Leaf card and envelope was made using a napkin and plastic wrap as I wanted a yellowish background for the inside of the envelope not white. They were such fun to make and will be going to a couple of my pen pals. I am sooooooooooooo behind with my Pen Pal cards!!!
Monday, November 3, 2008
My good friend LISA, gifted me with the stamp set I used and I really love it. Another friend, Mela, gifted me with the Martha Stewart Scallop punch, along with another Martha Stewart punch and a bunch of embellies that she got when her local Michaels moved to another location. Boy there's some really great stuff!! What pals! THANKS friends!!!!!!!
The trick to doing the scallops on boths sides, I found, is to punch one side, flip it over and punch exactly the same place on the other side then go from there. It makes the scallops even. Clear as mud?
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
My husband's niece is having a 65th birthday party. Unfortunately, she lives 400 miles away and since I work full time, we are unable to go.
So, I made her a special birthday card. This is a picture I had of her when she was 18 months old. They were on the ranch and my hubby says they had just gathered the eggs from the chickens when she toddled over and picked up an egg. She gently put it back a while later.
I scanned the picture and printed it in Sepia tones on Vanilla Cardstock and stitched around the picture and the rest of the card. My sewing machine is over 28 years old and is on it's last legs I think. My sewing is limited to repairing things and since I don't sew very often I have never replaced it. Maybe a little Janome sewing machine for cardmaking only, is in my future? LOL!
I used my new Martha Stewart Scallop edge punch that my friend gave me the other day, dewdrops, green satin ribbon and some vanilla and gold ribbon I've had for a long time. The DP paper is a scan of a paper storage box I have. TFL!
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Whew, exciting and fun, saw a lot of different sites. New York was FABULOUS! We are going to have to dedicate a trip exclusively to NEW YORK. We were there only one day (rooms are beyond expensive!) but we certainly saw a lot in that short time.
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
This year I bought these cute little ID holders. Now I have the gift, how do I wrap it? I decided making boxes was the thing to do. I proceeded to measured and cut and score and Voila!!!! here they are. There are individual pictures of each box below.
Thanks for looking!!!!!
SUPPLIES: DP, Primas, Scallop scissors, NEW CB Flower border embossing folder, pink Walmart Crystals, and the wonderful Scor-Pal