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Thursday, January 4, 2018

Stampin Blends Storage

I wish I were creative, but I'm just not.  I copy well.  That's what I tell people when they compliment my work.  Here is a good example.
front on view

                                           A slightly different angle to show the top 

I used Close to My Heart cardstock and B&T

Stampin Up just came out with new markers, called Blends.  They match some of the colors of their inks and papers and embellishments.  These markers are alcohol based and all alcohol based markers must be laid on their sides, not standing on one end or the other or they will dry out on the end facing up.  All the ink will run to the bottom.  Anyway, Jeanette of came up with this design and even made a how to youtube video.  it posted on Tuesday, I believe.  Easy Peasy if you follow her instructions.

I am so proud of the job I did on my storage box.  Hope you like it as well.

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Monday, January 1, 2018

2018 A New Year

Wow, it has been a really long time (YEARS) since I have posted anything on my blog. My New Year's resolution is to pay more attention to my blog this year.  Here are two cards I made yesterday and am quite pleased with them.  I used the eclipse technique

Back when I started this blog I was an independent Consultant for Close To My Heart Co. They must be in their 32 or 33 year now.  It is a wonderful stamp company.  I joined CTMH June of 2007 and fell in love with their acrylic stamps.  They don't not even sell the red rubber stamps.  They had the papers and embellishments to match their stamps.    Back when I started with them their focus was on scrap booking or memory making.  Now they are more diverse with scrap booking, card making, 3D items. They have books to help you get started making memories, Cricut cartridges that match their stamps, dies, papers and embellishments.  I love this company.  

I also love Stampin Up products.  I have even gotten used to their red rubber stamps and in the last few years they have come out with more and more photopolymer stamps.  They too have all the embellishments and dies to match their stamps and paper.  The one thing I prefer over CTMH is their cardstock.  It is a heavier weight and makes 3D items a bit more sturdy. 

That being said, the above cards use a little of each and then some.  I picked up foil sheets at the Dollar Tree.  I am embarrassed to say I bought 20 packs.  Each pack has an 11 x 14 up to an 11 x 15 sheet of foil card in Silver, Gold, Red, Green and Blue.  The base of the card is a generic white card from Michael's, the DSP is Year of Cheer from SU, the die cuts are Number of Years Stamp set and dies from SU and the sentiment is Snow Flurries from CTMH.

I have many many more cards to share with you and will post them as time goes on.  

Thank you for tuning in and if you would comment and let me know you are out there I will be more inclined to post more frequently.  


Sunday, August 24, 2014

Long Time No See

Hi folks,
Looks like I have been away for an entire year, Oh My!

Sorry, I guess I have been busy, but I don't know with what.  

I wanted to share some cards that I have made over the past year, starting with my most recent.  As always I get my inspiration for my cards from seeing other people's cards.  I mostly hang out on Pinterest and am hoping once I get this blog post completed I can also add them to my Pinterest page.

My daughter needed a card for a friend's wedding.  The colors were sky blue, pale pink and an ocean blue.  This is what I came up with

This was a sympathy card for a friend whose aunt passed away.  He loved the card,thought I bought it.

This card was for a friend who was retiring.  My husband had a cake made for her and he came up with the design.

My friend received a card while she was in the hospital that had "A Monster Hug For You" on the front of it.She asked if I could make something similar. The inside of this card can be seen below.  I decided to make a tri-fold out of the design so it would stand up and you could see the hug.  She said being groggy after surgery the monster hug really stood out to her.  

This is for a friend at work who never feels appreciated.  She works nights and weekends as well as her 8 hours a day because the other woman in the office only shows up when she wants to.  She could put in her 8 hours and go home, but then the work doesn't get done and she apparently is the only one who cares as her boss just continues to load more on her and NEVER a word of thanks.

Here is what I consider a masculine type card.  Also a monster hug card.  See the inside of the trifold below.  After I took the photo I went around the monster with a fine point sharpie and added black dots  so he would stand out.  I used the gorgeous grunge stamp set from Stampin' Up.  Love that set.

Well Folks, as always, Thanks for tuning in.  Hope to be back soon with some more.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Monster & Casey Page 2

Well, I finished this yesterday and wanted to load it here.  Can you tell I am proud of my children?
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Sunday, May 19, 2013

Monster & Casey

This layout is my attempt to recreate the layout on the front of the CTMH Spring 2009 Idea Book. 
My daughter, Casey, and her cat Monster.  Named after the Monster Energy Drink as he was an extremely hyperactive kitten. He loves perching on her shoulder and traveling through the house.  I feel there is too much white space on the right side of the layout and if I could find some cat paws I would try to march some up that side.  This isn't one of my better works, but it's just for fun.  I have done quite a few layouts of my oldest daughter and felt I wasn't giving Casey her fair share of attention.  Listen to me, my daughters are 27 and 25 and I am still treating them like they are 5 and 7. :-(

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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day & a card for School Nurse

I want to wish all Mothers out there a wonderfully happy mother's day.

This week at work was Teacher Appreciation Week, it was also Nurse's Appreciation Week.  My boss asked me to make a card for our school nurse who comes in one half day a week.  It is a flower pot card with a place for a gift card to be attached.

Pretty clever, I think.  Thanks for tuning in.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Some Butterfly Thank yous

What can I say, I saw some butterfly cards on pinterest and this is what came of it.

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Saturday, April 27, 2013

summer wall hanging

This is what is on the back side of the Spring wall hanging.

Hope you enjoy seeing it as much as I enjoyed making it.

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Sunday, March 17, 2013

SPRING Wall Hanging

I have completed the first half of a wall hanging.  It is SPRING.  The other side will be SUMMER when I am done.
This wall hanging uses regular cardboard painted around the edges with white paint.  Each piece is 4.25 by 4.25.
Please let me know what you think or if you have any questions, I will be happy to answer.

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Saturday, March 16, 2013

sweet 16

Happy Birthday.  ~grins~
What kind of card do you make for a 16 year old girl whose favorite things are: the color green,  Disney Princesses and the show "The Walking Dead"?
My boss's daughter just turned 16 and she asked me to make a card for her daughter.  I really really struggled with this until my daughter suggested I check Google for an image. 
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Monday, March 4, 2013

Santa Cutie, Hurry down the chimney tonight

Another layout of my daughter Ash.

This one uses the Jingle paper.
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Sunday, March 3, 2013

Spring/Summer Idea Book front cover layout my way

Here is a layout of my oldest daughter.  She does some modeling for a couple of the studios in town and this is one of many of the photos she has uploaded for me.  I love the layout on the front of the Spring/Summer Idea Book and here is my attempt to copy it.

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