Sunday, October 4, 2015

Hallows Eve

Hello and Happy October!   Are you working on getting your cards done?  I don't send out a lot of them but a few friends get a little card as well as the boys (off at college).  

This one I started with a black background and added some Halloweenish papers.  I wanted to participate in the Cheery Lynn Challenge so I pulled out my little spider web dies and added them to the corners.  The crow needed a "spooky" fence- love that fence!   You can add a little gift card to the front of this card as well!   

Have a spooky month!  

Challenge:  Cheery Lynn-Halloween

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Cheery Lynn- Anything goes...

I wanted to get started on my Halloween cards.  What better than spooky to use cats, bats and old scary iron fences?  The ornamental fence is  Cheery Lynn Fence.

Challenge:  Cheery Lynn  

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

A Little Treat

You know it is time to make some fun little treats for neighbors, kids, etc... so this was my take on a candy bar wrapper.   I took a piece of paper and just folded it around the full size candy bar.  Then I used my crafting goodies to decorate.  The spooky cat is Tim Holtz collection,  the little circular BOO was cut out of my cuttlebug folder and layered with another circle.  The spider web is Martha Stewart.  I used the crimper to give texture to the one tag.  

Come join us at the CropStop Link Up Challenge.

Sunday, September 27, 2015


My first thought here was to make some BOO jars.  I am going to attach a little note and then I will put them on co-workers desks starting in October.  
This first one I used the pumpkin Spellbinder dies that I cut out and then I used the die and some ink to give it a little depth, making it look 3D.  The circle is cut with Spellbinders die and EP Chillingsworth.

This jar I used the cat from the Tim Holtz die collection. To make these little scenes stand up I created my own little "stand". I wanted them to be 3D.  

Challenge:  Cropstop LinkUp

Thursday, July 16, 2015

RC Fun!

Happy Friday! 

I had a little time this week to do a little crafting and of course where did I go for my inspiration?  Reverse Confetti Challenge no doubt! 

I pulled out a fun colorful summer print and went to creating, using different patterns.  I adore this little sentiment from the Fabulous Flamingo set.  Come join us- they have new rubber this month too! 


Monday, June 8, 2015

Celebration Album

So this last weekend I had the urge to create something different, something that maybe I had done something like in the past but something I had not done in a LONG time.  So I set to make a card/album/folder.   Now this is a little bigger than your average card, it is basically 8.5x 5.5.
 I can't even recall the paper- it was in a stack of 12x12 that I have had for a long time and just never used.  I adore the colors of baha blue, celery and a little brown in there.  I just could not help adding that striped ribbon either and just scrunched it up as it went down the side of the album.  The sentiments in this project are from Verve.
So this image is a little bit closer and you can actually see the little dots that I made with the plastics last year,  I am very surprised at how well all the different colors match all my different projects. 

And then a picture of the inside of my album/folder. On the left side both are little pockets that I build to hold either little gift cards or little notes/tags.   On the right there are little slide in pockets (x2), alittle bit bigger things could be tucked in here.  I picture this as a graduation card/folder and you tuck in some memories, gift cards, maybe a series of little pictures.  Or it could be a card/folder for someone turning 40!  All your friends send you little notes or photos of memories of you..... something like that.  

I would love to hear what you all would do with something like this!  I am considering opening my Etsy store back up and trying to sell some of these little memory makers.  

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Simple to Say

Is this the sweetest card?  I used a verve stamp set and just randomly stamped the flowers- leaving a spot for the sentiment.  So simple and easy to make- I love how bright and cheerful it is.  I think that I will make a few of these and give the as a little gift set.