Wednesday, December 31, 2008

lady cards

I love mixing my stamps with paper that it didn't "match" in the cataloge. This is from the "Just because" card kit. I used scraps to make these cards - using the designs from the Originals book as always.
I like to leave most cards blank, that way I can stamp them for the occasion when I need it. I think these cards could be used for b-day, bridal shower, valentines, thank you (with all my heart), ect.

bug cards

I made these cards from scraps. I used the Originals Card book of course. I used the left over stickers that went with this pack. I used NO stamping. But I did swip some of the edges along the ink pad.

Friday, November 14, 2008

November Tech club

We will be learning about sewing. Here are the two cards we will make:

If you want to see more of my art work using this technique click on the link to the left!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

T’was the night before the workshop and alone in my house
I was glad James finally slept like a mouse. I packed each workshop bag full of paper and fun
It didn’t take long, soon I was done.
After months of planning, it was finally near
I put everything in cute bags with Reindeer.
It was then time for me to take a well disserved bath with bubbles
Then off to bed to dream about crafts, not economic troubles.

The morning arrived and what did I hear?
From all over Monrovia a great big cheer,
As each lady was coming in her slay.
It was finally Mom’s day to play!

We soon got started and cut like crazy,
This was no time to be lazy.

For a moment we paused and thought “would Daddy survive?
Alone with the kids from 9 ‘til 5?”
But we laughed and quickly forgot
It was time for another drawing- the prizes were HOT!
Stamps, ribbons, and things given away
To be made into a craft another day.

We had so much fun,
Finishing our gifts one by one. While creativity flew
our friendships grew.

Soon our gifts were ready to be sent,
Our bodies tired, our minds were spent.
We said good-bye and wiped a tear,
Only 365 days until next year!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

November Special

Dazzling Die Cuts!
Click on this flyer for information. To see some more pictures, check out the Bulletin board in "Community" on my CTMH website.

November SOTM

"All Decked out"
To participate in the SOTM contest log onto my CTMH website and click on "Community". Log in (email me for log in name and password) , then click on the art board, then contest and add your idea for a greeting. You could win a $5 gift certificate!

This card was made using "Life Delights" paper

this card was made using "Free Spirit" paper

October Card Swap Pic's

The next card swap will be due in December (so you can make your cards Thanksgiving weekend). Make 5 same or similar cards and give them to me. Then, after I collect them all, you will get 1 of yours back and 4 other cards. It's so much fun!

Here are the last swap cards:

Nicki's card:

My card

Aimee's card

Jenny's card

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Oct technique club page

This Saturday at Aimee's house. We will be learning "paper altering" and making this page. Contact me for the address, or to host your own gathering.

Stamp of the Month - Annotations

Friday, September 26, 2008

Card workshop Idea

Here are some more ideas for the 20 for $20 card workshop instructions and patterns. My mother made these cards usuing two B&Ts and 1 Card stock from "It's a guy thing". She used the stickies from that set as well. These are more masculine then the ones we made at the workshop - but I wanted to show you how universal the pattern is!