Thursday, October 27, 2011


Happy Aloha Friday, fellow crafters and Maggie lovers!  I made my first (and only?) Halloween card!  I used "Tilda With Spiderweb" from the 2008 Autumn Halloween collection.  I had fun coloring her, but still need lots more practice coloring black hair!
I'll keep this post short.  Although you can't really tell in the pic, it's an easel card and I used my MS PATP Spider Web punches for the base, and MS Iron Fence on the card. Tilda is colored with Copics and I added some Golden Rod Stickles to her web. I kept the easel "stopper" simple, using only a bow, because I didn't want to cover the DP that says "Trick or Treat."  
Thank you for stopping by and if I don't get a chance to post again before Halloween, I wish you all a HAPPY HALLOWEEN and hope you get more treats than tricks!
Have a "BOO-tiful" day everyone!

Thursday, October 6, 2011


Hi fellow crafters!  Hope your week is going well and you're gearing up for the weekend!  I was tucked away in my craft room making some very special cards for some very special children for a very good deed adventure that my friend Kris has undertaken.  You can read all about this wonderful adventure on Kris's blog here.  In a nutshell, the cards are 4" x 4" and didn't require much fussiness so I was able to make these 15 cards in two days.  I felt wonderful after completing them because I know they are for a very special person and to do a good deed is spiritually uplifting.  So on to my meager cards:
I decided to work with only four different images so I could "mass produce" them so the basic layout is the same.  I had to hunt down some non-gender-specific images and I really don't have much (sigh!).  The sentiment on the little red heart says, "Have yourself a merry little Christmas."  And here's the whole lot that I'll be sending out to Kris tomorrow:
Kris, you (and your Aunt) have a heart of gold and I'm glad I was able to contribute a meager portion for this wonderful good deed adventure of yours.  The children will definitely smile when they receive their special Christmas present.  
To all you wonderfully talented crafters out ther, it's not too late to help contribute a card for this very special project.  Please visit Kris's blog for more information, and I know in your heart, you will feel wonderful to be able to help Make A Child Smile This Christmas!
In closing, I just want to share a sentiment stamp I bought over the weekend.  It reads, "A child's smile is one of life's greatest blessings" and we all know this to be true.
Love and Blessings to you all . . .

Sunday, October 2, 2011


Happy Sunday/Monday fellow crafters!  Hope you all enjoyed your weekend.  Mine was quite eventful and I had lots of good food to grind!  Okay, today I'd like to share a card with you and it is from the 3rd release from Sister Stamps!  I played with "Yuki" which means either Blessing or Snow.  She is so adorable, enjoying her stocking full of Christmas toys!  There are three stamps in this release and you can see them on my sidebar.  Click on the icon and there you will find a list of where you can purchase them.  So, here is my "version" of Yuki enjoying her Christmas toys:
My card base is 5.5" square (PTI cardstock), layered with Bazzill (red), then a green dotted CS which I punched out the border with my new MS "Scallop Snowflake" border punch that I got from an HSN special, and finally a rectangle of DP from We R Memory Keepers-Merry & Bright stack.  The Christmas tree is die-cut from Lifestyle Crafts/QuicKutz "Nesting Trees" and I added some teeny-tiny punched sakura flowers (thanks Jenny!) and I know, I overdid it!  LOL!  I meant so scatter a few, but there were so many in the package I just went gung-ho and I thought oh well, the tree could use some sparkle! I also added some white flock to the cuff of the stocking to give it a warm, fuzzy feel.  So that's it.  Thank you for stopping by, and I wish you all a wonderful week, and as the holiday season is rolling around so fast, I'm sure you'll all be busy crafting away so have fun!
Holiday Hugs . . .