Thursday, August 19, 2010

I declare!!

Here is a darling little bunny (from QKR Stampede)Here!! Look here!!who wants you to stop and listen to what he has to say. White cardstock base, black strip, foile stars, printed plaid mat, gold star organdy wire ribbon, typed message on a tan oval and black scallop oval, along with the darling image colored in with both watercolors and alcohol markers.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Friday, July 23, 2010

Christmas in July blog hop

Santa has checked his list.....your name just AIN'T there.  Gonna use this for my hubby for this holiday. LOL
And this little cutie pie is called peace angel and the ragdoll style is just adorable.  I watercolored both cards and matted, then embellished with ribbon and stars.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Flower Photos for this week.

Photos I took on my way to work Monday morning.  If you look close you can see the dew on some of these flowers.

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

The sample card for Monday night Card Missions

I do a Card Mission/ladies fellowship the first Monday of every month, and to get the ladies started I always provide a sample and the parts so they can get a quick start on the creative process. Here is the one I did this month. It is on light blue card stock and the background paper is sage and dark save flowers and vine print. The stamp set used is FRESH CUTS from Stampin' UP. I used Sahara Sand (love that soft dove gray color). The main piece is stamped with versamark and embossed with clear. The other 2 small pieces are stamped with sahara sand and punched. There is a brad in the center of the flower and both of the little pieces are popped off the card with a little bit of foam.

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

It was a 4-GRANDdaughter weekend

Rachael, Leila, Breanna and Greta came Friday night and we packed as much as we could into the weekend. They are 8-11-11-13 yrs old.

We crafted (of course), made bracelets and matching rings, watched movies, cooked a new dish and went garage sale-ing.

The gals stayed until Sunday morning when we went to the annual 4th of July picnic at the city/county park.

Friday, July 02, 2010

Competition with Lori for Scoring garage sale finds!

LOL-Lori is a dear friend, so I know she will just laugh when she sees the junk I have collected for organizing my other junk! However the new cases from SU are not junk....and I have 12 that I created jackets and labels for to store my "other" stamps in. Here you see them next to my SU ones. I have ordered 16 more to fill and can't wait to get started on them.
Next are the wonderful baskets---the kind from the dollar store. All 6 of those baskets have embossing powder in them. Most of them were purchased on ebay for about $1.50 a jar. A real 'score'. The shelf below has my glitters, though when I took this photo my MS glitters weren't there yet. (they are now-so imagine about 20 bottles of glitter)
This is the inside of my coffee cabinet that I got at a resale shop for $8. It is just too cool. It is for the stamps that the ladies use the most during our Card Missions night.

This little baby is not all filled yet, but I got it at the resale shop for 50¢. It is above my embossing station to hold the versamark and extra embossing powders.
I think I got this little wooden shelf at a garage sale for 50¢ too. it is about 6x8 in size, but perfect for my little name stamps.
Hard to see, but the thing under all that 'stuff' is an AOL tin lid----stuck to the wall to use with magnets. it holds my rubber bands, and threaders. Below is a plastic staple case that has curly labels in it, and next to that is a slender hanging plant holder, but is used as a metallic marker holder.
A view so you can see more of it. Below is a wooden cutlery tray on its side, filled with containers of teensy stuff. a couple of small stamps and 2 small spray bottles. I love this right at my reach when I am working.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Eureka! I have cards!

Here are the 3 cards I did last night for the design team for QKR Stampede. I was very happy with the results, hope you like! If you have any questions, just ask. all images are watercolored.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Bead & Button Show-Milwaukee 6/11/10

Here are most of the beads that I bought at the show. I also got some charms---dragonfly and starfish, and some cloissonne crosses that I haven't photographed yet.

Monday, June 14, 2010

QKR Stampede Fish

My card for this weeks entry for the design team. I used an encaustic wax background to make it look like water. The fish and fly are embossed in gold.

Thursday, June 03, 2010

ATCs - FUNtasia

Card I made for last month's stamp club. I demo'd the painted paper technique, and handed a sample card. I did let the ladies paint their very own bgs and they are supposed to bring a sample back at the next club meeting.
OH HAPPY DAY! My fav gospel song, and I think this froggy is singing Oh Hoppy Day!
A shaker ATC done on a gold background with a slide mount and pearls. the little mirror is a metal embellishment.
ATC--happy chihuahua!
ATC with a pawprint (theme)background and 2 doggie inchie images.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Lori's Luscious Lair

This card was done with a Tim Holtz stamp, embossed in a great powder that I forget the name of....Lori talked me into using it. It looks like rust! Love it. The background is painted paper embossed in a folder and sanded lightly, so it looks like pressed tin. The strip is from the painted paper, with plain copper embossing powder, using the same stamp from the gold circle (which was one of Lori's candy boxes recycled).
This one has gold and mohogany swirls stamped on the cardstock, the same photo stamp embossed the same as the one above. Then I used a piece of red and gold painted paper for the photo frame and a clock embossed in gold and used gold eyelets on the photo and the clock face. it was a little to plain yet, so I used a small piece of gold paper with another clock face to give it a finished look.

This one, Lori was kind enough to give me the pastel plaid center piece and let me use her sizzix to die cut the vine from the remainder of my gold & red painted paper. The butterflies are K&C chipboard.
And the final piece is this gorgeous ATC that Lori made and gave me. Stunning isn't it? I love it and I had so much fun. We were both very relaxed and found we both liked several styles and stamp companies. Wonderful day for me.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Two more Cards with my new stamps from QKR

Two more cards with the QKR Stampede stamps. The snowman is so much fun, I have named him Sam the Snoman. He is trying to hard to get a tan. Don't think he will, but he tries. He is chalked in and doodled around. the sun is a punch. AND there is the rose frame again. I love the red & black combination. Roses are colored in with Sharpies and the saying is a rub-on.

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Here are my 16 cards for the Fundraiser Card Workshop for SHINE Women's Ministries. Hope the ladies have fun making them and that we raise a nice chunk for Shine!