Saturday, September 4, 2010


Yeah, I love to make jewelry too ... and this is my latest with a piece of beach worn shell. I love to pick up the old beaten up pieces and marvel at their beauty.  I may make a bracelet to match.

Fall ...

I thought this card turned out really special ... but then it is for a special friend, so how could I go wrong. I actually made it a week ago and was waiting to hear that she got it before I would post it - then had to go hunting all over my computer for the image. Found it in the trash ... found a LOT of stuff in the trash, I guess I never empty it. Kind of like a mini gallery of where I've been.

There are 3 layers of different color chalk pad leaves behind the tree which is then spritzed with one of those glimmer sprays ... looks better in real life.  I love the patterned paper - may have to go back to the scrapbook store for more but LAST time I set foot in the scrapbook store, I came home lugging a big ol' Big Shot.

You can expect to see more die cuts in the future!  Just discovered it can cut ... coasters, pop cans and bubble wrap. Hmmmm. What can I try next!

Zindorf inspiration

Isn't this a nice masculine birthday card?  The tutorial is here.

Too bad I forgot the white gel pen.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Christmas cards ... and school tomorrow

I should be packing my peanut butter sandwich and heading to bed but instead I am posting the Christmas cards I made today.

I  didn't capture the stickle glitter that I hand applied to all the icicles and snowflakes --- gotta have glitz for Christmas.

What I like about these is that they are somewhat generic - the inside says "Wish I may, Wish I might ... Sure hope I don't melt tonight!"

I was pretty proud of how I used the gray copics to shade my snowman .... I mean snowcat!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Wednesday Sketch Day!

Not sure when I will get a card made and posted, but here is the Wednesday sketch.  I am off to Lansing to drop off Mike and his bike, he is going on a 300 mile ride this weekend. I can think of things I would rather do, so I am totally OK with being left behind in my dry stamp room ( biking that far is bad enough, but he is expecting rain 3 of the 5 days! )

card coming later ...

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Stamp Camp


I won the doorprize, a big gift bag. Kind of pretty!  My favorite card of the night was the coffee/tea card, might be nice to cheer someone's day.

The gal who showed the shutter card was a new demo, I think. She was so excited over crimping and smearing with black. Not my favorite technique.  The fabric flower is on a pin so you can take it off and put it on your favorite ... um ... bulletin board?  The new colors were fun to play with, and it was a nice evening out with friends.

Teapot Tuesday

Time for a teapot ... and this one really is unusual.  We all have been asked to make cards for a 108th birthday ... plus I need to make a card for my neighbor in Florida who will be 85 on Friday.

Imagine living that long. Sam is just as feisty as can be, and from what I hear, so is Eula who will be 108.

Guess you gotta be to live that long!

Monday, August 30, 2010

  I really liked the postcard look that I saw in Carol's gallery ... so here is my interpretation.