Sunday, August 31, 2014

Birthday Card

Hello there.....

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Labor Day weekend.   Some of our plans fell through so we are just staying home and relaxing.  However my son is attending a birthday party for his best friend tomorrow.  It;s the big 14.  I can't believe how fast these boys are growing up.

Since I seem to be running very low on Boy themed cards, I had to make on for tomorrow's festivities.    

My son choose the Sunday stamp from the Greeting card.  He told me to go with blue.  I used some brads in each of the corners and even the WOW  is a brad.

Thanks for dropping by.  Have a fun and safe weekend


I will be posting this project in the following challenges

The Greeting Farm - Farm Fresh Friday -Favorite Embellishment
Simon Say's Blog - Wednesday Challenge - Anything goes 

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Creative Blog Tour

Hello All,

Yes,  it has been a while since I have posted.  Sometimes life seems to get in the way.  There has been lots of happenings that have kept me very busy.

I hope today is the first post to get me back into the swing of crafting and blogging.

My Friend Jennifer asked me to participate in this Creative Blog Tour.  I thought maybe this would be a great way to start things off.   You can check out her blog here......

Take a some time and go back and see some of the talented ladies from this tour.

What am I working on?

This weekend I started making some Halloween cards.  Since I have been having crafting block I made a couple cards from some Pinterest inspiration.  That was helpful to get me started.  Then, since I received some new stamps from the Unity Stamp Company, I decided to take part in their monthly challenge.

How does my work differ from others?

I am not sure how my style is different.  However, I really love to play with colors.  I am fascinated with all sorts of mediums.  The first card I used my Gelatos to make the background.  I really love the Gelatos. They are fun and easy to use.  I also have been using some of the Silks Acrylic Glaze paints.  Great for paper crafting.  I just love how they work with paper.  I am also interested in adding water color to my proljects.

Why do I create what I do?

The creative process to me can be relaxing.  I try to push myself outside my comfort zone.  The position I hold at work requires me to be very organized and controlled.  Crafting lets me make a mess.  Sometimes those messes hit the garbage but sometimes they turn out beautiful.  Crafting helps me to realize that I can make mistakes and it is OK.

How does my creative process work?

I have got a head full of ideas.  But they don't always work out.  I try to make small sketches before I start.  I am always amazed on how the idea materializes differently that what I expected.   I also spend a lot of time blog hopping.  This is a great way to find inspiration.

Thank you for stopping by.  Sadly, I appear to be the end of this string of the tour.  Many of my blog friends are very busy with their families and were not going to be able to participate.

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