Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Happy New Year

Well I guess I have been to busy to post. I didn't make much stuff this year. It has been cold and snowy for weeks all I want to do is hibernate! I did make some microscope slide jewelery as gifts this year. I have done the soldering myself in past times but this year bought the memory glass frames and I am thrilled that it is so much easier. My next project is the 20 tags for the Valentine Swap. That should be lots of fun. I love valentines. But not to get ahead of myself-- have a safe and Happy New Year! 2011 is going to be a great year!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Where Does the Time Go!

I haven't posted in awhile because time has sped up and now it is only 2 weeks till Christmas. HOw did that happen. It must be that week I lost between Thanksgiving and Dec 1. It was going to be my chill out and prepare for December week but instead I drove 1500 miles! It wasn't bad but then I got sick for a week and now where is my Christmas tree and decorations? In boxes of course!! But I did actually make 12 Christmas Cards today. I also got my 20 White Christmas tags in the mail. That was very exciting. I am posting the pics of the ones I made and sent not the ones I got. It was a fun swap but a lot of work. And Thanks to Jane the person who hosted did an incredible amount of work.
Well it's on to decorating! Hope everyone is having a great holiday season.

Monday, November 15, 2010

12 Days of Christmas Swap

Well I haven't posted because life just gets in the way. I have finally finished my 12 atc's for the the 12 Days of Christmas swap. It seemed much easier when I signed up but they are done. I was assigned 12 Lords a Leaping although I always thought it was 10 lords a leaping but there are probably lots of variations on the song. I am really looking forward to everyone's take on the themes and am glad that I did it. Now to finish my 19 White Christmas tags and start cleaning up for Thanksgiving(Sigh), I can't put it off much longer! Have a great day!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Another Beautiful Saturday in Tennessee

Well it is another beautiful day in Tennessee although very cool. It was in the 30's last night and warmed up to the 60's today. There are still some beautiful leaves out there but I think the peak has passed. My cardmaking challenge today was to make a couple of cards that were quick and easy and the non-crafter could do. The flower cards are the results. All I did was cover the front of the card with Scrapbook paper, stick on the 2 premade flower stickers, cut out an oval and glue it on and then add letter stickers for the greeting. Everything came from Walmart so anyone could do it. The moon card was easy too because it was from a kit but I did emboss the Happy Birthday. It's hard to believe October is gone. Fall speeds by like a bullet train and then it's time for Christmas. I hope everyone is warm and well. Have a great fall Day!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Fall In Tennessee

Every fall my husband and I take a trip to see the leaves and stop somewhere and have supper. This year we stopped off in Jonesborough to see the art in park. It was disappointing in that all the paintings in every booth were very similar,the pottery was so-so and there just wasn't much variety. But the town looks lovely this time of year as you can see in the picture. We ended up not going very far into the mountains because we really aren't that dedicated to driving and looking at leaves. We had heard about a barbecue place from lots of people that is supposed to be the best anywhere. We finally found the place. It was packed so we got our food to go. We ended up meeting my sister and found a park by the river to eat in. The food was ok but the day was gorgeous and it was a nice time overall. Tom and I just don't really have the personalities to spend a day enjoying scenery! It was fun and we don't have to do it again till next year. I did really like this old bridge support (across from the place we picnicked) painted like a train coming out of a tunnel. It was the best art I saw all day. Have a lovely weekend.
***SIDE NOTE**There was a private area by the river where there were lots of these Canadian Geese. Just thought it was interesting. Click on the pic to enlarge it to see all the geese.

Saturday, October 16, 2010


Fall is really here. There is a small nip in the air. The sky is such an intense blue it doesn't feel real and everywhere the leaves are starting to change. It makes me feel so alive, so creative. I am so glad that God decided to create fall.

But on to card making. There really aren't many occasions to send cards for in the fall. You can send Thanksgiving cards but most people don't. So mostly I am making cards that are blank inside so you can write notes. I made all of these last night for my bible study group and still need 5 more. I seem to have picked a word theme for the month - Rejoice- because it seems like all nature is rejoicing. I love the colors of fall and just enjoy making fall cards. Hope you like them too. Have a great Autumn Weekend.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Back Again

Well I am back from a visit to Charlotte, NC again. I had a nice time although it was brief. Coming through the mountains of Western North Carolina was breathtaking and the leaves are just beginning to change. I got a set of Inkadinkado fall stamps and finally made a card with the cat. I love everything about fall, the colors the leaves, the feel of the air and everyday feels brand new! Here also are the cards I made for Pastor and staff appreciation for church. I had to make them very quickly but I think they were ok. NOw I am off to play with the new goodies I got! Have a great rest of the week.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Happy World Cardmaking Day

The message board I belong to at PaperWishes had a day of contests and making cards. I actually won 2 prizes although I don't know what they are yet. I made something every hour. That is quite a lot for me. It was a fun day and I am happy that I participated. They are a fun group! Here's what I made, each one in under 45 minutes. Unthinkable for me. Have a Great weekend.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Paperwishes Blog Hop

Come Join Paper Wishes for World Card Making Day and you can WIN! Starting October 1 at 8 AM EST and ending October 3 at 8 AM EST you will have a chance to win some great prizes worth more than $50 -

There will be three total winners, so you have three ways to win:

1. Hop to each blog listed below
• Leave a comment at each one
• Become a Follower at each blog
• Write down the Paper Wishes product featured on the blogs
• Send a Private message to Swaps Albums on the Paperwishes Forum: (If you have questions, email for help) telling us all of the products being featured.

2. Hop to each blog listed below
• Leave a comment at each blog
• Become a Follower at each blog
• One random winner will be chosen from the comments

3. Hop to each blog listed below
• Leave a comment at each one
• Become a Follower at each blog
• Make a project using mostly Paper Wishes products
• Send a Private message to Swaps Albums on the Paper Wishes Forum: (If you have questions, email for help) with a link to your project of a picture.

Here is information for my project that you can get at Paper Wishes:

Love Tree Small Stamps
Love-ly tree stamps! You’ll love this pretty set of stamps

Price: $0.99

Never Try to Teach a Pig to Sing
Cher-ing Paper Memories
Montserrat Native
Becca's Heart for Creativity
Crafty Imaginings by Jen
Nancy's Creative Space
Precious Thoughts
Penny's Page
Crafty Patti' s Card Crafts
Red Robin Lane
Sew Many Challenges

Fall Love Tree Card Tutorial

Hello Everyone, I belong to a message board at a wonderful paper company called PaperWishes. We are having a blog hop starting tomorrow for National Cardmaking Day. Here is my project for it. There will be another post today about the hop but I dont' really know how to combine them into one. Happy Cardmaking!

Love Tree Fall Card
From Paper Wishes:
1 4 ¾ X 6 ½ inch white card with envelope
fall leaf paper, fall striped paper and Green tag from Autumn Backgrounds book
Celebrate word from Cardmakers Christmas Ultimate Pack
Love Tree Small Stamp
2 Gold Swirl Corners from Christmas Ornament Dazzles

Other Supplies:
Black and Gold Staz-on ink
Clear embossing powder
Small piece mustard colored cardstock
Orange stamp pad and small sponge
Orange marker
2- 6 inch pieces of sheer ribbon(I used green and burgundy)
Stickles Glitter Glue in Crystal and Gold
Glue stick

1.Cut leaf paper to fit front of card. Take gold staz-on and rub on all edges of the paper to give a gold edge. Glue the leaf paper to front of card.
2. Take love tree stamp and stamp on mustard cardstock with black staz-on ink. Sprinkle with clear embossing powder, shake off excess and heat till raised.
3. Take sponge, dab in orange ink and sponge on to branches of trees to give the impression of leaves. Take the orange markers and color in the hearts on the tree if you wish.
4. Cut out rectangle around tree with it centered aprox. 2 ¼ inches by 2 ½ inches. Run the edges through the gold staz-on ink. Glue on front of card about 1/3 of the way up.
5. Cut a 1 inch strip of the striped paper and glue it about an inch below the tree.
6 Cut out the green tag plus the celebrate word and glue the word on the green tag. Punch the hole of the tag where pictured and thread the 2 pieces of ribbon through it and tie. Glue the tag to the striped paper centered on it and the card.
7. Take the 2 gold swirls from the ornament dazzles sheet and put them in the top 2 corners.
8. Take the gold stickles and put four large dots on the corners of the tree square. Next outline the green tag following the line carefully. Take the crystal Stickles and swirl and dot in the branches and leaves of the tree. Let dry fully and your card is ready to send.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Land of Oz

I have finally finished my tags for the Dorothy Tag Book Swap(see side bar). I enjoyed making them and am excited about getting the book in return. This is Saturday is National Cardmaking day and I am participating in my first ever Blog Hop. I don't know how it works but I am looking forward to it. I have to have a tutorial on my blog so it will probably be a fall card. Come back and check it out on Saturday. Have a great DAy!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Fall Day

Yes it is a beautiful fall day here. The sun is shining brightly and the sky is very blue. The work outside continues but there is no mud because it is once again dry. I have that fall feeling of creativeness that creeps over me every year. I feel so inspired but don't necessarily act on it. Why does fall always get so busy and disappear before you know it? Here are a couple of cards I made recently to feed my fall frenzy. The moon card was with a brayering technique I tried. It is harder to do than it sounds but here is the site for instructions. I am off to pack for Florida where fall has not begun! Have a great day!