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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Cards for two friends

I am aware this is not SU paper but my dear friend, Mary...LOVES animal prints so I have to find some and use them on cards sent to her...used coordination paper and sizzix paper and dazzling diamonds...plus our vintage brad and new ribbon....
Mary's husband is also going through some difficulty so made him the card below..had to be masculine....don't you just LOVE this coordination paper!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Simple Fall Pages

This is a very simple layout with the coordination paper as an accent..
I LOVE this next one, probably because I love French Folidage.....sorry these pictures aren't the best but wanted to show you how it looks using markers and spritzing to get the water color look and leaves at their best.....sorry about the corner punch...that is the only retired item used...I should have rounded the corners.....Have a great day....

Monday, November 19, 2012

Thanksgiving treat...small basket

I created this....finally a good happy dance...lol...for Monika's Christmas swap.....so am using it for the Thanksgiving dinner I have been invited to.....I will put a turtle in plastic in each of the basket (pouch ...whatever you call it)  Added two  of the stamps to the bottom of the tag and changed the green to gumball

Cut two of each size framelits and the pictures should show the basic instructions...it can be made the same way with the larger framelit for more goodies but was in a crunch time frame wise...

All the four pieces are scored  in this manner...when attached to each other, the bottom is connected with sticky tape....the gap at the ends should be the same on each side...be sure to line up the sides of the tab on the bottom...in the picture below I put the sticky tape on the oval part only...

This is what the bottom will look like....if you take a piece of 7/8 by 2 1/2 in same color cardstock as your basket, it will cover that up...
This is the information for the inside box...6 1/2 by 1 7/8....score 1/2 in on each of the long sides and in on each end...score 2 inch mark.....trim to score line and attach small pieces of sticky tape  to hold together....will be U shaped..
When you glue this piece to basket...put tape on bottom to glue it to the outside and then add the tape to sides...added ribbon for handle...held with brads....  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Another simple scrapbook page with glitz

This is a very simple scrapbook page ...I used dazzling details on the flourishes and kindness stamp...unfortunately it doesn't show up as well as I would like.....Have a great day!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Fall scrapbook pages


Sorry...this is my first posting on my scrapbook pages done monthly.....the last picture is embossed in black and then colored with markers and then the silve and dazzling details is used on top....should have done the background with water color but didn't....the fence and pumpkins used the wood embossing folder and the pumpkins were done with MDS...have a great day...



Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Embellished Events and stand up card

I made this card from a card design that I had received in a swap.  I had seen this form of card before but had to take it apart to see how it was put together.....I used the polka dots specialty DSP and red glitter paper and 3/4 and 1 inch circle punches..curly cute phrase.the last picture above shows the card bottom closed so it can fit in the envelope...when you take it out , it stands up on its own....clever!!    ..below is a CASE from either Ellen Kemper or Jackie Topa....the one in the blanket is a case from Jackie...such a talented lady to say the least.....the only thing I did different was the branch made with espresso and our wood embossing folder....I made this for a wonderful customer, Evelyn...what a sweet and charming lady...her grandson is expecting his first child so made her a card and showed her how to make these baby cards below.....also gave the card from my workout instructor, Amy, at JSU...she is expecting her first child....have a great day....

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Creative Elements/Betsys bloom combo

I absolutely LOVE the way this card turned out.....I also love yellow and black together...such a contrast to say the least.....I used the clear and black embossing powder.   The buttefly was punched twice and adhered in the center only before adding the rhinestones.....on the inside the large bloom was done in the corner and a punched black butterfly was in the oppostie corner...have a wonderful day....

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Back from Vermont

I spent my 65th hiking in Vermont....I knew I was out of shape...this showed me how much....lol....will post some pictures below of some of the colors...the bright ones were on the ground, but Mass and OH were very colorful..we stayed at the Gray Ghost Inn in Dover, Vermont...it is run by Corina from Sweden and her family....rustic....their chef was wonderful...wish I hated great food....lol........It was nice to see old friends and new.  I can not hike in AL weather....when it is ssssooo hot....miss the hiking year round.  The weather was mostly in the 40's thru 60's...Vermont doesn't allow billboards ...what a difference that makes in viewing the wonderful scenery!!   Visited the Vermont Country Store, a Norman Rockwell exhibit, Freishan Horses, Robert Frost's grave and Hildene (the home of Lincoln 's son)

It was great to be back home, but not great to have a problem with my computer...just got it back today, as well as my phone and direct TV were out of whack....HATE mechanical things...

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Case of Monika Davis from meeting

This is Monika's (Davis) card from a meeting...I left the background plain..did the butterflies the same way except I didn't use the staple...used gems but not shown in this picture...used a different paper from Twitterpated  and used the Happy Birthday from the Bring on the Cake set..

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Believe set


The second one is a case of the first....I used the bottom one for the 10 for 10 and the top was one of the cards for my FromOur Hearts mihnistries.....love both of them..using a clear block for a stamp....have a great day!!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The top is the outside, the bottom is the inside of the card...used the woodgrain embossing folder.....sorry the pictures aren't that great...need to get back to using my homemade light box...have a wonderful and blessed day!!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Fan Fair DSP and Lacy and Lovely

Sorry about this picture...it isn't very good....the right side is embossed using the fancy fan folder...Have a great day

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Kindness set

This was a swap from somewhere....I just changed the ribbon....didn't have the Indigo and changed one of the embossing folders....have a wonderful day

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Monika's card using coordination paper

I absolutely loved Monika's Davis card and wanted to show the uses of the ribbon...stamping on it...and the versatility of the coordination paper and couldn't do it better than this....Monika you outdid yourself at our last meeting....

Friday, October 12, 2012

Using confetti set

I got this at a swap...sorry not sure who's it is or where I got it...convention , in mail swap or Chattanooga regional.....I absolutely love this card...it was such a perfect card...the only thing I changed was a different thank you...if you post to my blog who's it is, I will give you credit...never thought about using that die like that....super idea...I should have done it for a class rather than 10 for 10...oh well.....have a great day

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Simple Sharing in your sorrow card

This is wonderfully elegant and simple...just cut 3/4 of a frame and use it to blend the yellow and orange...then stamp your main image.....Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday to me...since I live by myself I do have to smile...I am hopefully enjoying myself in Vermont...this is our first day in Vermont and will be hiking on my birthday(65 years YOUNG)...is that cool or what?????!!!   I hope the colors are gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!LOL...Have a great day

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

For the next ten days I will post my 10 for 10 class

I do this class as a thank you to my customers ....but this time I did it at the crop I had in Jacksonville at the end of the month.  In the future, I will only do a five for five....I am having this class again on the 24th...this is the first one....it is using a 5 inch square piece of paper..it was hard to match..this one does..but since the bottom is open is doesn't appear so...lol...used both sides of the speicalty paper...love those dots..really pop...have a great day....

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Itty Bitty Banners and daydream wheel

I don't use our wheels enough and need to....this is the daydream wheel..with our new ink pads it really pops...if you run the wheel across the paper with the wheel covering 3/4 of the edge of the paper and keep the handle on the table..it is easy to do..the inside piece will cover and errors or windows of opportunity...whichever you wish to call it...have a nice day...

Monday, October 8, 2012

box card ..2 boxes in one

I would love to claim this as my idea but it is not...it was a shoebox swap at one of Sherrill's events at preconvention where Diane and I instructed at stamp camp....Nancy Legate bought this in my group..absolutely loved it, so I took it apart..used different colors than Nancy but same set and design...different saying area...that is popped up....thanks Nancy...do LOVE YOU, girl...hugs

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Kindness case of one of my former cards/Intl bazaar paper

This turned out very well...but watch when you use a lighter color and then a darker color on the same stamp as a shadow effect...if the ink isn't dry, the two colors will blend...used daffodil delight and pacific point...love the combination....scored the two pieces that are diecut and attached before the vanilla piece on the inside....the phrase on the outside has a small dimensional on the left to allow card to open and close.....have a great day

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Serene Silhouettes again

I did this card for my class and I really love this set.....I will be posting for the next   week or so but will not be on LNS site...am going to no mail....I am flying to Ohio tomo am and then on Weds with go on a hiking trip with the Cleveland Hiking Club   in Vermont....I told myself that I would eventually get back to the New England states....so gorgeous this time of the year...so this is my 65th birthday gift to myself....the last time I saw the colors was 15 yrs ago...when I took a break from teaching and went on a 50th birthday...New England Cooking Tour...unbelievable colors...would love to spend the month of October there just to see them come and go...lol
This is made with glossy paper and black stazon...and I used a rectangle and 2 one inch circles to create backing for the framelit...

Friday, October 5, 2012

Cased this photo from Lynn Starzl blog

Convention 2012 pics of Debi and I 006Just ran across this picture on Lynn's blog...checking you out Lynn...lol....this is from the July convention...but just had to post it....
Debi Kaufman (middle one) only lives 30-40 minutes from me....we have yet to get together..but it isn't from lack of trying...Lynn Starzl (brunette) is Deb's sister from Oregon...loved them both...sssooo much laughing...I stole this picture because my laptop is down and it is a flattering one of me....lol...still trying to lose more weight.....llllllooooonnnggg process...lol  I hope we connect next year...and before that with Deb....If you ever read this Deb....Arlene was very disappointed you weren't at the Chattanooga TN regional...we missed you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!