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Monday, January 31, 2011


Another Monday and a new week ahead.  I have some running to do for my Dad this week, so I got a few cards done today while I had the chance.  This one is a very simple card to do.  I cut out the heart and scallop frame from an SVG file, raised it with pop dots and applied it over a background with the paper roses on it.  I embossed the red paper with my Cuddelbug and put the two together.  
Eazy Peazy!

Saturday, January 29, 2011


Happy Saturday all, hope you are having a nice weekend!  I'm busy getting all my Valentine's done.  I wasn't  going to make a lot of them this year, but when I added up my list of people important to me I that I want to send a card to, I had a total of 15.  That's not too many, but enough to keep me busy for a few days!  I am not a "speedy" card maker, lol.  I got the layout for this card from one Gina K. used on one of her latest demos.  Her designs are right up my alley as they are clean, crisp and tailored.  You know I tend to lean in that direction!  ANYHOW, I cut the hearts from SVG files, colored the stamp with Copics, added some tiny rhinestones for a bit of glitz along with the ribbon.  The sentiment background was done with my Nestabilities and I added a couple little heart shaped brads.  Both the heart and the scallop oval are raised with pop dots.

Thursday, January 27, 2011


I have a great friend who just loves my cards.  I invited her over to craft with me before Christmas and she really enjoyed it.  She says she has no talent for card making, but she is wrong!  She just needs some practice and confidence.  Today she and I worked on Valentine's.  What fun we had together laughing and crafting.  I had pre-cut all the pieces for us to make this card.  (She tends to get overwhelmed if she has to make too many choices, lol, so I make it as simple as I can for her.)  It is an SVG cut from and was a dollar download called Heart and Love card, too adorable! It is a take on the postage stamp from some years ago.  This was my result, and hers was just as cute!  Great job Betsy, now we have to do Easter cards!!!

Sunday, January 23, 2011


I have been looking for some new stamps that are a more solid design so I could use the emboss resist technique.  I found this one of a cute bird at Micheal's in the dollar bin - how I love a good bargain!  I made this card for my cousin for her birthday and am very pleased with the results.  I used my Nestabilities for the shape the bird is stamped on, and did the stamp with Versamark and embossing powder.  Next I dabbed a combination of light and darker purple and a medium blue ink over the stamp with a sponge dauber.  I then added the ribbon, charm and the little roses.  The background paper is from Hobby Lobby, I love the colors and design.

Saturday, January 22, 2011


What FUN I am having making goodies for our latest project, and my first as a new Designer for The Lime Light!  Our team is making bookmarks, picture frames, cards, checkbook covers, note pads and various other hand made paper items for Parents Club Inc.  Be sure to visit The Lime Light and watch the video posted by Susan to learn all about this wonderful cause.  AND check out the other SUPER items our other Designers are making!!

I don't usually make New Year's resolutions, but this year I did.  I want try more and different types of paper crafting.  This is a perfect way to do it!  I have been working on these small picture frames for our first projcet.  I had never done them before and now I am in love with them!  They were so simple to do too.  I bought a pack of small frames from The Dollar Tree (they measure appx. 4 x 4 inches) They  were originally for a wedding photo.  I just covered them with my paper and added my own embellishments.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


Aloha all!  Today I received a very nice surprise.  I got a big envelope from my daughter's new mother-in-law with a beautiful 8 x 10 picture of the happy couple on their wedding day last June!  It is lovely, and easily the best picture that was taken that day.  I needed to send her a special thank you and I immediately knew what stamp I wanted to use.  I bought it a few weeks ago and have been waiting for just such an occasion to put it to work!  The paper is from a stack by "Colorbok" (not book!) and is a beautiful collection of black, white, grays and silver.  It was so nice to work with.  (Sure wish the silver butterflies on the paper showed up better in the picture.)  I added a little glitz by gluing tiny black rhinestones to the antennae of the butterflies on the ribbon and clear ones on the corners of the sentiment.  I love that stamp!  I used silver embossing powder on the black paper an love the way it looks.  Then a bit of silver cord to top it off.

Monday, January 17, 2011


Yesterday was a VERY fun day!  I finally got to take a Copic class and became a Certified Copic Designer.  There was so much great information taught by a wonderful lady named Jennie Lin Eger-Black.  She made the class so enjoyable and really made the experience such a treat!  Mahalo Jennie!  If any of you have ever thought of taking a Copic class, I sincerely encourage you to do so.  Not only was all we learned in the class and the great supplies we received worth the cost, I met some great ladies and made some very helpful contacts.  Now all I have to do is practice, practice, practice!!!

Saturday, January 8, 2011


I am so excited!  We received our first assignment from The Lime Light!  It is for Parents Club Inc. located in Oklahoma.  The CEO of the company is Barb Countz, a friend of one of our designers.  Barb runs a series of stores in southern Oklahoma to help people that need help! They are thrift stores that take in donated items... but if people are flat, and can't pay for what they need, she allows them to work at the rate of $8/hour, and then use that for clothes, shoes, etc. on items in the store.  She's quite strict about it, if they can't pay, they are not able to work for 'frivolous' things... just the necessities.  

We were asked to do all sorts of items such as birthday cards, magnetic picture frames, bookmarks, note pads, check book covers, grocery pads...  The store also gets a lot of regular customers, so these items are quite popular.  I am having so much fun making bookmarks!  I really enjoyed working with the beads, endless possibilities there.  My New Year's Resolution was to try new types of paper crafting and I am off and running!  I have never made them before so it has been great trying something new!  A friend of mine saw them today and wants to order some as gifts!