"When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul or brings joy,
care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life."
Jean Shinoda Bolen

October 25, 2009

October 22, 2009

Fabulous Flowers Birthday Card

I challenged myself to make a card with one or two shades of pink and white and this is the card I designed. I used Pretty in Pink only to sponge the edge of the white, otherwise, just two colors: Pixie Pink & Pink Passion from SU.

Scary Skeleton Halloween Card

I took my inspiration for this card from the SU 2009-2010 catalog, page 24, and revamped it for a bigger card. I adore the skeleton in the Scary Skeleton stamp set from SU. I knew I wanted to put a bat on the top of the card, but he wasn't showing up against the dark card stock, so I punched out a circle, cut it to look like a moon, used Crystal Effects (SU) on the bat, and I think it was just the right touch.

Roses Wedding Card

I was playing yesterday, trying to come up with a wedding card for our nephew and his new wife. I wanted something to match the colors in the present we purchased, and since I adore the roses in the "Golden Years" stamp set from CTMH, I decided to design a card to use the roses. Also, I'm not sure if you can see the design, but there is also a rose on the pale lavender "Lost Love" paper on the left side of the card. This is a 6"x6" card.

Navy/Silver Cherish Card

I designed this card for our a bridal shower because the wedding colors are navy & silver. I'm still trying to decide if I like the silver sponging on the card or not! I just know it was too plain without the sponging.

October 19, 2009

ViewMaster Card

Here is my first attempt at a "ViewMaster" card. By using the "center point" setting on my Cricut Expression, I was able to place the cut-out on the card front where I wanted it, plus any size I wanted it. If you don't have a Cricut, any circle cutting system will work.
Original Viewmaster Card design by Kyla Maestas (Splitcoaststampers.com). ViewMaster is a U.S. Trademark of Mattel, Inc.

Joy Forever Card

I admit, this card is right out of the CTMH catalog! I loved it so much, I changed it a bit and I think I like it just as much as the one they made for their catty!

More of my Favorite Things......

I recently purchased a a Scor-pal and I've packed away my old scoring papercutter with the scoring tool. The Scor-pal is much more accurate! I know I've told you this before, but - my Cricut Expression! Now that I've had it about 6 months, I really love it! I still have a few cartridges I want, but that will be a bit later on. I've learned a lot in the last 6 months and thanks to people like "The Pink Stamper," I'm learning to use all the features. I haven't mentioned my "army green" or is it "government green" map storage units. One has 2 deep drawers and the other is 4 shallow drawers and they stack. They hold lots of stuff: punches, pre-stamped images from others, ALL my bling for cards and scrapbooking, templates, and tools. I like to have everything within reach (or it really doesn't get used!), so this makes everything handy. Last item for now: my new Watercolor Wonder Crayons from SU! Love them! I just got them last week and used them for the first time on the explosion box for my friends. I have 2 sets - Soft Subtles and Bold Brights - but you can bet I'm getting the other two sets plus the neutrals!

Sponge Storage

I needed a way to store my sponges, so I found this "tackle" box in my sewing room. I labeled the compartments with all 48 ink colors from SU, then I cut up sponges I found at the dollar store (auto car-washing sponges) and each sponge can now be used for just one color!

Re-inker Storage

I recently moved all my re-inkers from the ugly boxes to a nice plastic storage container from Plano. It's originally from Walmart, I paid maybe $6 for it 10 years ago and decided to use it in my craft room - it works perfect and there's room for expansion!

Explosion Box for Crystal & Lloyd's 30th Avnniversary

It's finally finished! My dear friends are celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary on October 27th, so I decided to make them a keepsake explosion box for the occasion. It's hard to believe they've been married 30 years, since they're both a year younger than me! Happy Anniversary Crystal & Lloyd! (See photos below)

Explosion Box Photos

October 17, 2009

Western One of a Kind Card

This is a special birthday card for my "brother" Lloyd, who is very dear to me.

Thank you!

I just wanted to thanks to my followers! I'm so excited that anybody thinks enough of my blog to follow it! Also, a big hello to Stephanie, owner of Funkie Munkie Scraps in Greer, South Carolina! I got to talk to her today and she's one amazing lady (according to my sister, Jeanne, who has recently gone to work at Funkie Munkie)! I told my sister that her working in a scrapbook store was like a man working in a hardware store - dangerous! Check out the Funkie Munkie blog by clicking on the link to the right. Again, thanks to my followers - you make my day!