Monday, December 26, 2011

Happy New Year!

Goodness, it's been nearly a year since my last post!  I decided to check my blog today and have found a couple of new followers.  Please accept my sincere apology for taking time to follow when I haven't kept up the blog for various reasons, mainly because of personal issues.  Things are much better now, but I'm working at a retail store that is keeping me out of trouble..ha ha!  Seriously, it's a God-send having the part time job, but it does cut down on the paper crafting.  If you continue to visit, I promise to add some new cards to view.  Thank you so much for visiting the blog and may 2012 bring an abundance of blessings to give and receive. 


Thursday, May 5, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

Hey, it's Cinco de Mayo; anyone celebrating today?  I went out with my sweet hubby for about one hour to enjoy a delicious drink.  A lot of time this week has been spent making Mother's Day cards.  I set a goal to sell at least 10 cards and the goal was met!  Actually there were more than 10, so I'm feeling extremely blessed.  A friend came by this morning to make cards for three special people in her life; she took home some beautiful ones, which will please the recipients.  I'm sharing a few of the cards that were finished today and I think that Betty Boop is my favorite (it's going to a home with a great sense of humor :-)  The roses and high heels were glittered using a two way glue pen and Martha Stewart garnet glitter.  Betty and Pudgy are stickers; I usually don't use stickers for a main image, but since I don't have a stamp, these stickers work just fine.  Hope your week is winding down and if you need to relax before Mother's Day, you do what I did this afternoon:  go to a happy hour and enjoy a Margarita.  If you're a mom, I wish you a beautiful day doing what makes you feel special. 

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Birthday and Mother's Day Celebrations

There are several cards being posted today (guess I'm trying to catch up for the past year.)  Lately I have been using a lot of Graphic 45 paper, glitter paper, tulle, rhinestones, and more glitter as well as plenty of chipboard.  A few years ago, I purchased several packages of SU chipboard and never really found a good way to add them to cards.  But, Happy Hour Crafts (HHC) has inspired me to dig out the chipboard and you can see an example of one on the "Loca" birthday card made for a granddaughter.  The number 5 was used for the 50th birthday card, so using the negative circle, I used spray adhesive and applied red glitter to it.  A yellow balloon was placed below the chipboard to give a contrasting look to the circle.  The image is a digi one (Sassy Patsy) that caught my eye last year, or maybe earlier; who knows where time flies especially in my case :-)  Copic markers were used for skin tones and for some of the "vintage" looking dresses.  A stick pin from Maya Road was glued and glittered (another inspiring idea from the HHC friends.) The "Mom" letters were cut from glitter foam using the Cuttlebug and the black tulle with hot pink glitter added was an idea given by Prissy Conrad last Saturday at the Happy Hour Crafts workshop, thanks, Prissy!  There is plenty of glitter and lots of tulle, so enjoy the view and thank you for stopping and taking a look today.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Spring Garland

Wow!  Can not believe it's been over a year since my last posting!  If no one visits the blog, it's my fault.  But life is busy and often fun, not to mention entering the FB world of communication.  On to the project:  Saturday I attended a workshop hosted by Happy Hour Crafts; what a wonderful time we all had making this fun garland.  I finished it at home and sweet hubby hung it up in the workroom for inspiration while creating future cards.  I signed up for the next workshop on June 18, and am looking forward to making a fabulous-looking shadow box.  The garland butterflies are from Maya Road and are chipboard. 

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

A Vintage Point of View

Stamps:  Hampton Arts (Cozy Lady); Papertrey Ink (Mixed messages)
Paper:  Graphics 45 (Fashionista); Papertrey Ink (cardstock)
Ink:  SU! (Nearly Navy); Ranger (Scattered Straw, Tea Dye); Versamark
Accents:  Lace, paper punches, paper flowers, Copic markers, glitter pen, Spellbinders (die)

Stamps:  Hampton Arts (Cozy Lady); misc
Paper: Graphics 45 (Fashionista); Papertrey Ink (cardstock)
Ink:  SU! (Basic Black); Ranger (Scattered Straw, Tea Dye); Versamark; Tsukienko (Tuxedo Black)
Accents:  Spellbinders (dies); Michael's (ribbon, black beads, rubons); Copic markers

Stamps:  Hampton Art (Cozy Lady); Rubbernecker (Mae West quote); Ranger (Tim Holtz)
Paper:  Papertrey Ink (card stock); misc dp from stash
Ink:  SU! (Chocolate); Versamark; Ranger (Scattered Straw. Tea Dye)
Accents:  SU! (brad); Spellbinders (die); Copic markers; Michael's (wired ribbon)

Stamps:  Hampton Art (Cozy Lady); misc quote stamp
Paper:  7 Gypsies (French Market); Papertrey Ink (cardstock); SU! (Ruby Red)
Ink:  SU! (Ruby Red); Tsukienko (Tuxedo Black); Ranger (Scattered Straw, Tea Dye)
Accents:  Michael's (black ribbon, black beads); Spellbinders (die)

A few weeks ago, I designed several different cards using the same stamp.  The idea came from a card stamping magazine, which I can't recall the name right now; it features a section showing different ways to use one stamp.  The stamp is called "Cozy Lady/Woman in Coat" and is manufactured by Hampton Art.  As you can see, there are a wide variety of supplies used for these cards.  If one isn't listed, that you want to know about, please let me know.  Thank you for stopping by today.