Monday, February 16, 2015

In the Kitchen

Scrap & Stamp Arts
April 2015
Pages 53 & 54

Scrap & Stamp Arts put out a call for images related to cooking, baking, or a little of both.  I submitted the following 2 cards.

"Just for You" features an image from Magnolia Stamps.

"Cook With Wine" features an image from Rubbernecker Rubber Stamps.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Wetlands by Stampin' Up!

Today, I decided to play with my Stampin' Up! Wetlands stamp set and see how many different coordinating cards I could come up with.  With a little inspirational help from an old shoe box swap card made by a friend, along with Pinterest, I managed to come up with six...and stopped there.

Now I'm thinking that these would make a nice gift if packaged up all together.  Hmmmm...maybe I should make another set or two.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Happy Birthday to Me

One of the best things about being a card maker and being a part of a circle of card-making friends is the great cards you get on your birthday.

Thank you (from top to bottom, left to right): Gloria, Cindy, Paula, Sandi, Fran, Theresa, Kathi, Michelle, Amanda, and Jane.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Stamp Camp

Today I was the hostess at Stamp Camp at my local Stampin' Up! Demo's home.  Sandi has a terrific set-up in her home and makes it easy for her customers to take turns being hostess with the benefit of using her studio and supplies.  And she always has something going on (Schedule of Events).  Sandi's blog is:  and her Facebook page is:

We made three terrific cards featuring products from the new Occasions Catalog (Sheltering Tree, Butterfly Basics, and Butterfly Thinlits Dies) and the current Sale-A-Bration Catalog (Lotus Blossom). 

These cards look sooooo much better in person...and I forgot to add the snow/glitter to the tree card.  Oh well :)

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Shutter Christmas Card Display

I thought I would share with you my Christmas card display.  I used an old shutter I found at a salvage place.  I just have it leaning against unused wall space.  I supposed you could build a piece onto the back so that it is freestanding - or hang it on a wall, but this way is so easy!  Anyway, I took the old hinges off and was going to paint it, but never got around to it.  I kind of like it all old and crusty.  Now I wish I had bought 2 so I could space out the cards more so more of each actual card would show.  Nevertheless, I am happy with the way it turned out and will be carrying on this display tradition.  And I have all year to look for another shutter :)

Monday, December 29, 2014

Published: Thanks a Bunch

Just Cards!
Winter 2105
Page 103

I submitted this card for their "Thank You" section.  The owl card on the cover is by my friend Amanda.  I'm still chasing that elusive cover...


Image from Best of Cluck by Stampin' Up!
Yellow fiber paper (DCWV stack)
Glitter/shimmer paper
Chicken Wire Frame die (Cheery Lynn)
Copic Markers
Spellbinders Labels Eighteen die
Black and Yellow inks

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Published: Enjoy The Moment

Scrap & Stamp Arts
Feb/Mar 2015
Page 43

I submitted this card for their "The Sands of Time" section that contains cards featuring the theme of "Time."

Image by TPC Studio, Memory Lane;
Sentiment by Daisy Bucket Design; 
Colors: Pistachio Pudding and Island Indigo by Stampin' Up!;
Punches: 1" Square and Postage Stamp by Stampin' Up!;
Ribbon by Celebrate It

Friday, December 19, 2014

More Note Card Holders

Although I retired earlier this year, I was invited to my former co-workers' annual Christmas Party.  Each year, I had tried to make each of them some sort of paper craft.  For this year, I made them each a handmade Christmas card, a Note Card Holder, and a couple of handmade cards for their own personal use.

It was so nice to see was like we were never apart.  I had the best co-workers ever.  I know I was blessed to be a part of such a special team.   Damn I miss them every day.  But I don't miss work!  Just sayin'...

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Note Card Holders

 I am part of a great group of women crafters known as "The Meade Girls" and each year, we do several rounds of "Secret Sister" cards during the year and "Secret Santa" for Christmas time.  We have a Christmas party at which we reveal the Secret Sisters and exchange our Secret Santa gifts.

I made these cute little note card holders - one for the reveal and one for the gift exchange.   They are made from one 12 x 12 sheet of designer paper.  Then you can add whatever else you'd like to dress them up.  I added the rosettes. 

I was Jane's Secret Sister, and I placed my reveal card in one pocket of the holder, and, even though no gifts were required for the reveal....just a card...I included a little something in the back pocket.

I was Jill's Secret Santa.  I had her list of 3 items she might like to have.  I put a card in the front pocket and her gift in the back pocket (luckily it was flat).

Oh, and I made the envelopes with coordinating designer paper using the Envelope Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers (Stampin' Up! has one too but I had already purchased the other one before Stampin' Up! came out with their version.).

Monday, December 15, 2014

Published in Just Christmas Cards & Decorations! 2014

"Happy Snowman" made it into the Just Christmas Cards & Decorations! 2014 magazine on pages 5 (Contents page), 74 (All That Glitters! section intro page) and 98 (in the All That Glitters! section).

A second card made it as well on page 40.  The top layer has the ornament shape punched out so you see the glittery paper underneath, but it really didn't photograph well in the magazine.  I included it below anyway :)