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Monday, March 24, 2014

Published: Peace Out


Scrap & Stamp Arts
May/June 2014
Page 46

My "Peace Out" card made it into the "Blast From the Past!" section. 


Published: Crazy Quilt of Life


Just Cards!
Volume 33, Spring 2014
Page 35

In this crazy quilt of life I'm glad you're in my block of friends -- Great Impressions, E725.

For some reason, the card did not photograph well in the magazine, so I've included a photo of the card that better shows the details of the card.

The embossing folder used is the Boofle Tri-Boss "Patchwork."


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Remember Me Starburst

I love making sunburst/starburst cards.  These three are made with scraps from another project.  These types of cards are great for using up scraps.

Here's my quick instructions if you want to try one:

1.        Cut 4 strips of patterned paper to 4 x 1½ OR – make them longer and or wider (to give more coverage)…the choices are yours!

2.       Cut the above strips diagonally…for example, from the upper left corner to the lower right corner.  OK, so now you have 8 long triangular pieces of patterned paper.

3.       Sponge the edges of your triangles.  (Some folks don’t, but I like them sponged.)

4.       Cut a 5 ¼ x 3 piece of cardstock.  Lay out your triangles over it to a pattern you like – they can hang over the edges of the card stock as they will get trimmed later, then set the triangles aside in the order you laid them out.  Now you can completely cover that piece of card stock with adhesive (Tape runner works better than a glue stick.  Guess you could use a tacky glue…I haven’t tried that.).

5.       Start placing your triangles back on the card stock – starting with the 2 pieces in the center then working to the sides.  Once covered, trim off edges (I use scissors). Then sponge all the way around the outer edge.

6.       Adhere the above piece to another piece of card stock 5 ¼ x 4.

7.       Adhere a coordinating ribbon, then adhere all to your card base.

8.       Add whatever you want to the front where it looks like the points of the starburst are coming together.  I used a stamped, die cut pieces of card stock. 

Follow this link to my Pinterest Board of Starburst/Sunburst cards, some I made, some I pinned.
I first learned how to do the starburst card from the Operation Write Home Starburst Tutorial. 
Supplies used on these cards:
K & Company 8.5 x 8.5 Designer Paper Black & Ivory stack.
Spellbinders Fancy Tags Three
Small snowflake die (not sure of the company)
Verse – Stampin’ Up!
Black Ink
Black Ribbon
Red Spica Marker
Black Card Stock
Cream Card Stock
Black Self-Adhesive Rhinestones


Monday, March 3, 2014

Cigar Box 34 - By the Sea

This pretty line of designer paper used for this "By the Sea" altered cigar box is by Christine Adolph.



Thursday, February 27, 2014

Cigar Box 33 - Moths & Flowers

I finished this altered cigar box at the end of 2013 and am finally getting around to posting it.

The designer paper used on the top and inside top is from Jodie Lee's Fairy Belle Collection "En Pointe."  (Yeah, there's a ballerina on the paper, but she wasn't used on the box.)



Thursday, February 20, 2014

Cigar Box 32 - Pink & Gray

It's been a while since I posted any of my completed Cigar Boxes.  I really like this paper with this particular cigar box.  The photos truly do NOT do it justice.  I had picked up this paper at Farmhouse Memories in Paradise, PA, on one of our girls' trips to Amish Country.  So, the next time we went, I got some more of the same paper to do another box....someday.

The designer paper is from Bo-Bunny's Back to Backs "Isabella."



Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Published: Happiness Fairy

Published, Scrap & Stamp Arts, April 2014, Page 34.

Love this set of stamps from Crackerbox Palace:

Hello!  I am the Happiness Fairy. 
I've sprinkled Happy Dust on this card.
So smile dammit! 
This stuff is expensive!

Doesn't that just make you smile?!


Monday, January 27, 2014

Operation Write Home Easter Cards

Operation Write Home recently put out a Challenge to make Easter cards with a deadline of March 7th.  So I made 10 different cards using the same copic-colored digital image.

Wow...just noticed how crappy the colors look from my scanned images.  Guess I should have photographed them.  There is no lavendar in the ribbon and the pinks are all more vibrant.  Oh well, you get the idea.









Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Happy Birthday Mason!

My dear friend's young son is an avid hockey fan and now player!  After giving her the third degree about what are his favorite teams, and what color winter coat he wears, I decided to go with the colors of his personal coat, rather than the colors of any of his favorite teams.

I hadn't colored with the Copics in a while, and it kind of shows as I had some blending issues, but we are our own worst critics, I guess.  Anyway, I hope he likes it :)

Supplies used:

Image:  Stampavie "Henry Playing Hockey"
Copic Markers
Silver glitter marker
White Liquid Applique
DCWV "The Winter Magic Matstack"
Stampin' Up! Ribbon Slides
Ribbon

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

The Meade Girls are Published!

The Meade Girls are featured in the Feb/Mar 2014 issue of Scrap & Stamp Arts magazine with a 2-page spread!

Check out the photos of all of us at the bottom of this blog post.

I am so happy to be a part of this fun group!