Monday, November 30, 2009


For this card I used the set "Summer By the Sea" (SU retired). I embossed the image and then watercolored using my crayons, pencils, and blender pen (all SU). I added the white organza with a button tied with some linen thread to finish it off.

Saturday, November 21, 2009


I made this card using the 5-petal punch (SU), layered to look like a pointsetta. The greeting is from Sincere Salutations. Quick and easy card to make!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Christmas countdown

This project was so easy...the hardest part was getting that oval on straight (which I clearly failed at!!) This is from SU's Decor Elements line, I cut out cardstock and decorated them with the numbers and different things (ribbons, punches, etc). I didn't want one of those Advent calanders with the chocolate this year because my 3 yr old just wants to open them all at once!
I put velcro dots on the back of the number pieces so they can easily be changed each day.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Rag Quilt Purse

I got the pattern for this purse from Angie over at Chick'n' She has been making a bunch of these purses. The squares are cut out with square scallop die using my Big shot. I then added the batting in between to squares and quilted each square, then sewed it all together. I think it will make a great b-day gift for my favorite little niece. It might be a cute lunch bag too?!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

My latest obsession is...

FABRIC!! Here is the quilt I am working on. Just laying it out to begin piecing it together.
Finished picture to follow.....

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Playing with re-inkers

Not usually colors I use, but I thought I better learn to like the in-colors since I have a ton of paper and ink! I used the medallion background stamp and used the dazzle versamark on the crushed curry layer. Using a baby wipe I squirted the re-inkers Bermuda Bay and Crushed Curry, (I also used a tiny bit of Pacific point, but it is barely visable) I inked up my medallioin stamp and stamped it twice on whisper white, then cut out the strip you see.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

More BAB (Build A Bear)

This card is for my friend's daughter's birthday (that I designed the invites for). She had a party where she asked that instead of gifts, people make donations to the OWL Wildlife fund. (She turned 9-how unselfish is that??!!) They came and brought some owls and did a presentation.
Anyways, back to the card....I used choc. chip for the base, very vanilla, embossed with the star CB folder, then the BAB with girl accessories. I cut out the owl and put some big glow-in-the-dark googly eyes so it could look like it ws landing on her hand. Inside, I made a little pocket to hold the donation.

Monday, November 2, 2009


I wanted to try "coloring" using bleach, but don't have many watercolor sets. This is a retired set called On Angels Wings. I stamped her in black craft ink and embossed her. Then using my aqua painter (empty) I just dipped in in some bleach and colored the areas I wanted white. Super easy technique but very effective. I also used the sanded stamp in the background

Sunday, November 1, 2009

I know I have been neglecting my blog!!!

I have recently been inspired to give quilting another attempt and have been sewing up a storm....not leaving me much time for cards!! But I did design these invitations for my friend's daughters' birthday invites this week. I think the colors are fabulous and they turned out so cute. The party is on a ranch with horses so this Wanted set was perfect. On each of the modern labels, she will hand write each childs name.