Tuesday, July 8, 2014

I have been looking at my cards and realize that I am stuck in a funk.  Today I am going to take this one to heart...

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Dani and Lizzy - Dancing in the Sky (with Lyrics)

My best friend Sue, passed away on Halloween, in 1997... miss her so!
     Beautiful Song...

Sunday, October 27, 2013

harry chapin mr tanner

I dedicate this song to a young boy named Caleb who has great talent teaching crafts and has had mean comments about his efforts.  Never be afraid to be who you are and to try new things. There will always be mean people who will try to extinguish your light.  NEVER let them.  Shine on! Continue to teach and create.   

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Well, I may as well admit it... I save every card anyone gives me, or anyone around me.  This card was given to Betty and she tossed it out.  I couldn't resist grabbing it from the trash and cutting out the image and using it for a new card.  Am I the only one who does this all the time?  It has become rather compulsive to jump into the trash can looking for pieces of cards I can use. 
I used a Fiskars texture plate; Bubbles in my Big Shot, then just added ribbon some dimensionl butterfly stickers and pop dots on the back of Mr. Frog.  I know just the person who would love this simple fuss free note in their mailbox.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Make It Monday #77: Watercolor With Ink Pads

I watched this technique from Papertreyink and decided to give it a try.
Comes out really pretty.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Make It Monday #89: Creating Windows for Floating Images

Papertreyink has some wonderful video's on you tube.  I must have some of their stamps and ink soon.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Fun with inchies & score pal

    I mixed and matched some Inkadinkado stamps and stamped them using my large acrylic block.  I did the emboss with the Scor Pal after I had stamped the images.  Mostly I used gel pens, spica's and twinkletts but the center flower is done with my copic's.  That adorable sentiment is a mystery but could have come from my buddy Vickie Enkoff.  She is looking down with a smile noticing all of her stamps appearing on my blog.  Having only 1/4 of my stamps with me  is a challenge. 

Monday, September 16, 2013

Measuring Eighths on the Scor-Pal

I am constantly looking for help with measuring score pal markers...because I fail math 101!

Oh! The glorious colors of Autumn!

     Just days away from fall and miles away from my beloved New England!  I decided to do a background of autumn colors using the dye ink pads Bob bought for me at Michael's.
    Then, I had some pages from an old Thomas Kincaid desk top calendar and never throwing away anything I cut off the calendar portion and voila!
   I used my Spellbinders label die and after stamping the word's Oh! Glorious colors of Autumn, I used my Big Shot, (again, thank you Bob!) and cut the label out.  I am looking forward to receiving the magnetic platform because it is no easy task to line this thin die up with the paper and have it stay where it belongs.  (again, thank you Bob!)

   I chose a red card base and I am not going to do a lot of layering as I want the background I made to show as much as possible.  Will I send this out or tape it to my wall?  The only colors I see here are an occasional potted Croton and one or two crape myrtles still in bloom.

    With lot's of re-arranging I decided on this layout.  I ended up using a leaf I had in my stash saved from a card piece I recycled.  It lines up perfectly with the background I sponged!  The tag went away as I found it too big.