Friday, March 20, 2015

Tea for Two

Are you maybe thinking that I purchased the new Tim Holtz tea cup die?  Sure looks like the TH one!
Instead this cut was done on my Cricut.  I have a subscription but had to pay $1.49 for this image.  Better than $20 for the TH one.  The only adjustment I had to make to it was to cut a slit at the rim of the bottom cup so the upper one could sit inside.  Otherwise they look uncannily alike.  A money saving tip for those of us with a Cricut.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015


Well I reached a milestone of 75,000 visits to my blog.  Thanks everyone who took the time to visit and especially those who commented.   I know it's not a big deal but it is to me.  I am in awe of those that have say 100,000 or  more.  Wow!

I have a lot of stamp stuff I am purging and I wondered how all of you out there would feel about a giveaway of lovingly used stuff?  Let me know and if there's enough interest we'll do it.  For instance, I have a Scoreboard, tons of stamps, some tools, etc. Give me a heads up if you're interested.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Almost Easter...........

I have a card for you today.  The black silhouette was cut on my Cricut Explore and the detail is phenomenal for only being about 2.375".  The sentiment is a Our Daily Bread one.  The grass is a Martha Stewart punch.  It's not exactly Easter but sort of.  Hope you like it.

Friday, February 27, 2015

A Taste of Spring

On this bright sunny and cold day I decided my psyche needed something that shouted "spring."  So I scoured around on Pinterest and decided to CASE this card from  I admired her card and decided to do one of my own.  Below is the result.  I did one with all white including the leaves and one with green leaves and used a Thank You sentiment.  Some of the flowers including the large one I made.  I love making flowers!  The cardstock was SU Whisper White and I don't know the source for the DP.  Hope you like it and that you"ll try your own breath of spring.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Finally home........

Sophie, my daughter's dog, was with us for two days because her Mother couldn't get here to pick her up after she got off work because of the road conditions and snow.  This is a video she made when she finally got home.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Tag Quickie

Here's a sweet little tag I made between bigger projects.  The image was from Pinterest.  The tag was made with Wendy Vecchi's new Tea Rose ink and splattered plaster technique.  The flower is one I made and I thought it turned out great with the little pearls on the green tips. Seam binding and a paper doily with all edged in Vintage Photo made this a fun little "quickie."

Friday, February 13, 2015

Mixed Media in Winter

Here's a mixed media piece I worked on this week.  I've had this picture of a lamb I took in Lancaster PA. for years.  Finally I decided on the right project for it.  I used texture paste and sprays on this piece as well as handmade flowers.  Enjoy and stay warm!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Boxes, boxes, and more boxes.

I spelled Cristi Maron's name wrong in the video.

Tired of Winter?

Here's a couple Easter cards from older Lockhart stamps.  Colored with Copics.  I used Spellbinders Marvelous Squares die.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Note:  just wanted to let you know that Target has the 12 x 12 black chipboard I used for the box below and there is no shipping.  No shipping on any order!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Video on my box below..............

I have been working on a great project I wanted to share with you.  Since I'm not the greatest picture taker,  I'll just give you a few shots to whet your appetite.  The pattern is from a lovely girl on You Tube under the name of  Paper Hoarder Disorder.  Her name is Christy.  She has the most wonderful set of patterns for sale in her Etsy store and she also has a blog.  This box opens to one side and has a waterfall like group of pages attached to one end.  Each page has a booklet inside for pictures or photos.  All the pages and booklets are 4 x 6 so you can get some nice size pictures inside or journaling.  Here goes:

Be sure to check out Christy's site as there are many more temping patterns.  The best part is the boxes are made from heavy chipboard which feels like box and will hold up forever.

Have a great weekend and get that shopping done!

Friday, November 28, 2014

Post Thanksgiving

Did you think I fell down a hole never to return?  Not Alice in Wonderland, just me.  Husband had surgery on his knee and have been so busy with that I am exhausted.  However, today I did have time to use one of the Sweet Innocence stamps to make a quick card.  She is colored with Copics and the snow is tiny dots of Liquid Pearls.  Getting in the Christmas spirit?  I'm not quite there yet but it will hit me any day!  Enjoy  your weekend and stay warm!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Hi everyone!  I imagine just about everyone in the country is colder today than a week ago.  Brrrr!  I have a few items for sale.  I have five Copic markers, brand new, that I already had (dummy!).  They are E97, E80, E37, YG00, and E0000.  They are $20 which is half of retail.  I also have a Pumpkin Stazon Pad for $4 and a Spellbinders border die from the Gilded Life series called the Long Die.  I used one just like it in the crown posted below.   It's $9.  If anyone is interested send me an email at  If you take it all I'll do a little better on the total price for you. Shipping is the buyers responsibility but it all fits in a small padded mailing envelops so it shouldn't be much.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Have a project and a new product to share with you today.  I had been wanting to try one of the card-in-a-box cards for some time.  This CHRISTmas one is a tiny one.  Each side only measures 1 and 3/8 by 2" approximately.   The whole thing is triple matted which makes it very sturdy.  There's another one of these in my future as they were a lot of fun.  Be sure to click on the image to see it larger.

The second thing I wanted to show  you is a new Sizzix die called The French Bow.  This goes together very quickly and is very classy looking.  I used black and a black and white toile paper.  And it's BIG.  About 6" long and 2 wide..  Great for  packages too.
Hope you get out to vote today.  It's your right and priviledge.  Let's put an end to the apathy which has taken hold in our country.


Saturday, November 1, 2014

Daylight Savings

Well how was your Halloween?  It was so cold here and threatening rain that there weren't so many trick or treaters as other years.  And, of course, tonight is that night we have to fool with the clocks.  Fall back, remember?  We gain a whole hour of sleep.....good as gold if you ask me.  With time on my mind, I  made this tag with mostly Tim Holtz design elements.  I edged everything with Frayed Burlap.  I used Wendy Vecchi's embossing paste and a combination of Dylusions and Adirondack color washes to color the tag.  I love spraying that seam such a nice vintage-y look.  Bundle up and don't forget the tick tock!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Halloween Totem

I had this idea to use three of the ATC boxes by Eileen Hull and make a Halloween totem.  On the very  top is a black bottle brush tree with fall berries.  The very top of the tree shows a pumpkin man head with bows so the whole thing looks like a man up there rather than a tree.  On the sides of the three boxes I used various items like a creepy hand, a fly, a jointed Halloween doll, stickers, etc.  It was a fun project and I hope you enjoy it.  If you have any questions you know how to get in touch.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Christmas is Coming, the Geese Are Getting Fat.......

Or maybe it's me that's getting fat....but that's another story.  It's raining cats and dogs here and dark and dreary so I decided to make myself a cheery CHRISTmas card.  I used a stamp called Winter Walk by Simon Says I think.  The foliage is Tim's new Holiday Greens.  There are four types of greenery in this set:  pine, spruce, holly and juniper.  Plan on using this one a lot this season.  Enjoy!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Halloween Lighting

Over the weekend Cricut offered a cutting file which resulted in the project below.  I was so excited because I love these intricate files.  It is a Halloween luminaria, one layer cut in black cardstock and the inside layer is just a rectangle of vellum.  You cut two panels of each and join them together.  The black cut tends to stick out because it's round so I glued the larger areas down here and there.

 You sit your LED lights inside.  It's very impressive when lit, sitting on my kitchen island.  The Explore cut it flawlessly and only one tiny pice inside the pumpkin remained on the mat.  I tell you I love this machine.  The file was $1.99 and is available, as far as I know, on the Explore Make It Now page.  Hope you like it!

The Royal Crown

Spellbinders has a line of dies out for pendant, pins and jewelry making as well as other items.  They are all very vintage-y looking.  I decided to give this crown a try and the results were worth the patience.  It's embossed on foils which you can purchase from them or elsewhere.  JoAnns is carrying this line also.  This is called the Vintage Trellis Crown.  It takes two dies, which could be used separately as borders for your cards and scrapbooking, and 1 sheet of foil. The bottom die is threaded with metallic ribbon, although that is not a must and you paint the inside with gold metallic paint.  I used Ranger.  It was a fun project, although as I said, required a little patience.  I just thought it was something a little different.  Mine is going on Grace, my antique dress form!