- Paonia, CO, United States
- I have discovered that life is a roller coaster and I'm learning to enjoy the ride! I am a married mom of 4. I work part-time outside of the home and, of course, more that full time as a wife and mother! I do classes from my craft room in the basement...which is why we call it the "Craft Cave."
Monday, June 30, 2008
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Saturday, June 28, 2008
Friday, June 27, 2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Yes, this was a catalog submission. Probably TOO simple to have made the page though! If I wasn't trying to stick with the guidelines so much, I would have added a sentiment in the upper right corner.
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
I wanted to focus on the Nativity scene here. Do you think the other elements add or detract? Perhaps I should have used bolder colors in the scene itself. I like this Snowman Nativity because it has a selection of stamps that tell the story, they can be used in combination to create more than just cards!
Mostly Amelia cardstock used here with just a scrap of Amelia paper as the circle outline.
Monday, June 23, 2008
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Friday, June 20, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
So, do you see what I mean? That lil' cowboy fits perfect in that big star! His 5 o'clock shadow was done with masking & sponging. I colored with the prismacolor pencils & OPT. I think it turned out too cute! I'd still consider this a 10-minute-or-less card...even if the lasso took a bit of manipulating.
One more thing to share...
I think the cats knows we are leaving. He won't leave me alone! Right now, I'm trying to type around fur. Time to move Simba!Hmm... I don't think THAT was the best alternative. Trash goes out tomorrow, you know.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Monday, June 16, 2008
If you look closely at it you will discover, as I did, that the Clever lever punches don't line up so well together. Both the black and the ivory in the center were done using the Clever lever punches. I was quite disappointed when I saw this. It still looks okay I suppose but for a perfectionist, like me, it's hard to not notice.
I've been seeing a lot of things made using the "Nestabilities" sets. I didn't think I needed them until I did this card and saw the difference in the oval and the scalloped oval. "Nestabilities" immeditately went on my wish list!!
Sunday, June 15, 2008
This is a copy of one of Heather's cards. I liked the sketch so much with the stitching, I had to use it! You may want to check out her Prismacoloring tutorial also! I used her method for coloring in the flower. I actually own some of the Prismacolor blending pencils but I don't use them. I just can't get them to work for me...but the white pencil works great!
You could change the sentiment easily on this card. Especially with the Ordinary Greetings set, my current favorite for stuff like this.
Friday, June 13, 2008
Thursday, June 12, 2008
The paper is from my hoarded paper stack. I think it's about time I used it up. It's probably 10 years old and apparently outdated.
Although I like it plain, I thought it needed some pizazz and was planning to add some stickle swirls, but I was in a big hurry. So, a quick alternative was to stamp with versamark and then use the clear sparkle embossing powder.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Monday, June 9, 2008
First I'd like to say a big "THANK YOU" to Carol and Angela who will be helping me out with my Wild West Cowboy search! Thanks so much ladies!
Here is a quick & easy, but still elegant, "Thank you" card. I used the Flourish set, one of my all-time favorites and the Thank you GWP stamp. (For those of you perusing my blog, a GWP is a "Gift With Purchase" stamp you get for each $30 on your TAC order.)
How do you like that ribbon? That's a Target store red tag item. I found it in the Bridal needs section right off of stationary. 15 yards for $1.99. Sounded like a deal to me! That gold color will compliment LOTS of stuff...especially some of TAC's exclusive papers!
The gold cardstock is from one of the Bazzill sets, the light color is ivory and I used Cognac Palette ink. The Thank you circle is raised up via a pop dot. I guess you could call it a 10-minute-or-less card. Very simple stamping, very basic but I have to admit, this is a card I really like! Hope you like it too!
Friday, June 6, 2008
Here's a card I finally completed for a butterfly swap on 444. I also used the June SOTM, Butterfly boxes. Do you ever have a time in your creative endeavors where something just will not come together? The butterflies seemed to be that thing for me. For whatever reason, I was just not butterfly inspired and it took FOREVER for this card to actually come together and do you know, I still think it's rather simple looking.
I don't think you can tell from this pic, but the butterfly rectangles are cut out and mounted with foam so they stand up and the butterflies are layered with the little wings folded up. I glued the bodies so the wings could stand up and "flutter." The rectangles are colored with chalk pencils and the butterfly on top is colored in with stickles. Check out the flight trails! You can almost see the crystal stickles on those!
The background on the top of the card is versamarked with an older GWP floral background stamp. (I know, that doesn't show up very well.) The bottom I left plain except for the sentiment. (Yes, it's down there and yes, I know I ought to take some photography classes.)
Thursday, June 5, 2008
Well, I'm in one of those situations now...
I have some preprinted cards from DCWV and see it going with a particular stamp, that I DO NOT own and I'm not really sure I want to own it, especially not to make only 6 cards!
So, I'm sending this request out into the universe and hope some lovely angel will help me out.
I'm looking for the cowboy from T-2633 Wild West set on page 59 of the Spring/Summer 08 TAC catalog (current). If a willing person would stamp him off 6 times and pop them in an envy, I would LOVE it! let me know if you'd like something in trade. Thanks ever so much!
The "rules" of the game:
Each player answers the questions about themselves. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5-6 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answer.
Ten years ago: I was still living in purgatory with a newborn, a one year old, and a seven year old, all girls! (Thank goodness I was the only one "hormonal.")
Five things in todays 'to do list':
oh, yeah, and ...Stamp
Snacks I enjoy:
Apples & cheese
Salsa & chips
Things I would do if I was a millionaire:
Donate money to causes I care about...GS, Alzheimer's, etc.
Travel to Italy & Alaska
Complete my stamp/scrap collection and studio....(okay, so maybe that's never complete)
Places I have lived:
Denver, CO (several places in the metro area)
I will now tag:
Barb F. and