Thursday, October 6, 2016

October Class

 Fall is my favorite time of year.  I love the anticipation of the holiday season.  
Here are my samples for the October Class.

Monday, August 29, 2016

September Florals

The September class will be cards with flowers.  

This will be such a fun class!  

Wednesday, June 22, 2016


We had a niece and nephew graduate.  These were the cards I made for them.

This is from the set Jar of Love.  It's a wonderful set that has coordinating Everyday Jars Framelits.  Perfect!  Except I stamped a leaf frond coming out of the side of the jar.  I never noticed until I watermarked the photo.  Good grief.  Ha

This set is Swirly Bird.  A wonderful, fun set.   
The sentiment is from the Thoughtful Banners set and is punched out with the Duet Banner Punch.  It's a fantastic set.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

March Creative Crew

The Creative Crew challenges this month focuses on men.  Young or old.

This is the Scrapbook and more focus.  Make a scrapbook page or a 3D gift.  I covered a journal for my project.
Particulars here

This challenge is  the Holiday Focus.  Birthdays!  Make a birthday card using embossing folder stamping.  I used the Brick Wall folder on my background.
Particulars here.

This challenge is the Catalog Focus.  Paper Piercing.  I used the Eclectic Paper Piercing Pack.
Particulars here.

This is the DSP/Color Focus.  Use the Going Places DSP or any of the colors in it.
Particulars here.

Have a great day!

Monday, February 1, 2016

February Creative Crew

Valentines, tags and watercolor backgrounds.  What a fun month!

The first challenge was DSP/Color Focus. CCREW0216DF   We were to use the paper or make our own watercolor background paper using the colors in the Perfectly Artistic DSP.  Using Watercolor Paper I spritzed it with water, then brushed Mint Macaron, Soft Sky, Blushing Bride and Crumb Cake.  Then I stamped with Timeless Texture to add more depth and texture.  

This challenge was Catalog Focus.  CCREW0216CF  Tags!  Make a tag with a not-so-common item.    I made the tag and used it on an oversized card.  This is my favorite project from this month.  I started with this piece of Birthday Bouquet DSP.  I made the flower first, then added the doilies, stamped and shabbied up the card stock pieces of the tag.  Layered everything together and put it on the card.  I spritzed some shimmer and accented with Wink of Stella.  This is a favorite Bible verse and I love that it is part of the Rose Wonder Stamp Set.   

This challenge is the Holiday Focus.  CCREW0216HF  Combine Valentine's Day (Feb 14) with No Brainer Day (Feb 27). The definition of the No Brainer Day is "doing something that is simple, easy, obvious and/or totally logical."  Make a Valentine's Day project that you totally don't stress over! Give it to a loved one.
For this project, I started by cutting out the large scalloped heart.  Then I crocheted a heart using Linen Thread.  The idea came to make a stamped clay heart.  While this project did take time because the heart had to dry, it came together easily.  It also uses the tag challenge.

This card is also the Holiday Focus.  The card base is cut using the Heart Thinlits.  Score the back piece and attach with glue to the front piece.  That genius idea came from my friend, Robin Spinner.  It leaves the front of the card intact without a fold to mar the image.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Give Thanks

A goal of mine is to set verses around the house.  Here is the first.

Set:  Bloomin' Love
Ink:  Watermelon Wonder, Crumb Cake
Card Stock:  Watermelon Wonder, Crumb Cake, Birthday Bouquet DSP, Thick Whisper White
Accessories:  SU and non SU doilies, Lace Trim, Crochet Trim, Sponges, Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit, Pearl Basic Jewels, Stampin' Spritzer, Banner Framelits, Gold Wink of Stella Glitter Brush, SU Stencil (retired), Hearts A Flutter thinlits (retired), Satin Ribbon

Friday, January 1, 2016

Creative Crew Again January 2016

I have been invited back to the Creative Crew again and I decided to do it!  The last time was years ago.  My postings have been few since my dad passed away 2 years ago last August.  Finally I am able to bring my attention back to focusing on stamping.  
So here are my projects for the January 2016 Challenges.

This is the  Scrapbook and More Fous.  Take something from the kitchen and repurpose it for a gift.  I used one of the jars we use for drinking glasses.

This is the Catalog Focus.  Use the Decorative Masks on page 157.  I don't have those, so I made my own mask using the Confetti Stars Border Punch.

This is the DSP/Color Focus.  Use the Color Me Irresistable DSP.  I used 2 of the colors.  Mint Macaron ad Tip Top Taupe.  Although the card stock I used looks pink, it is actually Whisper White.  Please excuse that lighting.

This is the Holiday Focus.  Opposite Day.   Make a Negative/Positive Image.

To see all of the Creative Crew entries, go Here.

Have a great day!