Sunday, April 27, 2014

Sequin Shaker Blog Hop

Happy Sunday!!!  

Today I decided to participate in the Pretty Pink Posh Sequin Shaker Blog Hop.

I have only been successful one time whit a shaker box.  
I have tried a couple of times, but those projects became practice attempts.  
One of the things I have learned from all the practice is.......Keep my fingers out of the adhesive. 
 I get in on my fingers and then all over everything else.  

There are still a few tricks to master.  But as they say Practice makes perfect.

Thanks for stopping by.


Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day to all of my Crafty Friends.

I hope everyone has a sweet day with their family's

I made over 100 Valentine cards this year for the Cards From The Heart card drive. 
 This year over 4000 cards were collected to send around the country to the children's hospitals. 
 Just think.... 
4000+ children are smiling today when they receive their special cards.
I also made cards for friends and family.  One friend is proposing to his girl today.  

In the next couple of days I want to share some of the cards I made.

For these cards I used paper from the Authentique's Smitten collection.  
The stamp is from Unity.  
The hearts were cut out using The Greeting Farm Heart die.  

This is the negative of the cut out used on the background of the first card.  I popped up the True Love sentiment to give the card some dimension.   

Thanks for stopping in.  


I will be entering the first card into the following challenges

Tuesday, January 28, 2014


Hello to all of my crafty friends.

Hope all is well with everyone.  To those of you experiencing the extreme crazy weather, I hope you are all safe and warm.

Here in Northern California we have been having our own weather issues.  We are dry.  No rain for 40+ days.  The temps have been spring like.  This puts us in a scary condition for the summer.  No water means no crops.  Our household has been conserving but I see shopping centers and some people watering their lawns and letting the water run down the drain.   Sad!   We would be happy to have some of the rain and snow from the other parts of the country.

As you have noticed, I have been taking a break from the blog.  It has been nice. Especially since we have had some medical issues to deal with in the family.   Thought I have been very crafty since Christmas.  I made a big lot of cards for one of the card drives and had to get them in the mail before I got a chance to photograph some of them.  So nothing to share on that front.

The Parade Your Crafts design team will be back in action starting Monday, Feb 3.  We will be featuring Valentines day projects.  I have already seen a couple of them and you will be wowed.

But in the mean time I would like to invite you to head on over to Holley's blog.  She has a big mile stone celebration coming up next month.  She is celebrating her 4th year after having brain surgery.  YAY, Holley!!!!   She is so kind to share with all of her followers tons of blog candy all month long.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2013

As I was web surfing I came across Ellen Hutson's site were different designers are showcasing  their tags for the  12 tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist.

You have got to check this out.  There are some wonderful techniques.

The tag below was created by Ronda Palazzari.  I was inspired by all the layers of color.  So I chose Ronda's tag for my inspiration.

This is Ronda's tag

Ronda Palazzari Joyeux Noel Tag

I broke out my new bottles of Silks Acrylic Glaze, Gelatos, and modeling paste and went to work.

I wish I had a cute little bird like Ronda, but no luck.  So instead I used my Fiskars punch and made my own.

Here is mine

Thanks for stopping by.


I will be entering this tag in the following challenges

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Make your own Background 

Monday, December 9, 2013

PYC Challenge #10 - Christmas

Happy Holiday's everyone!!!

Today marks the beginning of a new challenge at the Parade Your Crafts Blog.  

Challenge #10 is Christmas.  

My projects for the challenge is set of tags.

I went with the non-traditional colors after seeing my paper pack from the Paper Parade 

I received Echo Park's Happy Holiday's collection + Sticker sheet + a sheet of Pink glitter Paper.

I used the stickers from the sheet to make the focal point of all of the tags.  
I removed the sticky back by using a little corn starch.  You could use baby powder too. 
Then I used the pop dots on the stickers to give each tag some dimension.   

I wanted my tags to also be the note card for my packages.  
Each tag is folded just like you would a card so that you can put a message inside. 

The strip of paper I started with is 2-1/2" x 9.    

Now it is your turn to show us what your new Christmas creations.  
he Challenge will be running for two weeks.  


I will be entering these tags in the following challenges

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Growing In Unity - Winner

Good Afternoon.

Hope everyone is staying warm and safe.  It was a chilly 23 degrees overnight here in the Sacramento valley.  I am sure that there are many of you are digging out from snow and ice across the country.  

Next up on the blog tomorrow starts another Parade Your Crafts Challenge.  This challenge is Christmas.  Stop by tomorrow to see what the DT has in store.  I have already seen the projects and let me tell you, they are wonderful.  

Now what everyone has been waiting for.  Who won the Itty Bitty stamp from Unity?   There were 101  awesome comments from all 5 days.  

By the random generator.................The winner is.................... #30

Oh is this adorable or what?! I love how you used that little sweep of pink to emphasize the saying!


Friday, December 6, 2013

Growing In Unity - Day 5

Wow!!  It's Friday already.  This week has flown right by.  

I am so ready for the weekend.  

Before we get to today's project I need to get on my soap box....LOL  

First, I want to send a big THANK YOU to everyone who has stopped by my blog this week. 

 I appreciate all of the kind and uplifting comments that have been left for my projects.  

If you have not already, please become a follower to my blog.  

I also want to thank Unity Stamp Company for allowing me to participate in the Growing In Unity. 

Let's finish the week with some more Christmas projects.  

I made this lot of tag using the Unity image Most Wonderful Time.  

I cut the tags from Kraft card stock.  
Stamped the image and sentient with black dye based ink.  
Then tied the ribbon off with some twine.  Super quick and easy. 

I loved how ribbon went together with the Kraft paper.

I also made a matching card, but colored the image.

This ends my exciting week as the GIU girl.   Thanks so much for joining me.  

Unity has been very generous and has allowed me to give one lucky reader 

an Itty Bitty Stamp of their choice. 

 I will be randomly choosing from all the comments and the winner will be picked Sunday.

You still have time to comment on the previous days blogs.  

I will be entering my projects in the following challengs

Ribbon Carousel Blog - Challenge RCC88 - Anything Goes