Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Never start cleaning in the Craft Room

Or you will never get anything done.  Yesterday I was suppose to be cleaning.. And if you saw my craft room  you would realize why I wanted to start there.  So I get into the room and was trying to figure out where to start when my mind starts wandering.  "Hmmm, I need a gift box for Saturday"  "OK I will quick whip that up and at least be done with that"  Then I will get right back to cleaning.  Well, 6 hours later there has been nothing done in the cleaning department but I had a beautiful gift box.  One thing off the list and there is always tomorrow.  Company wont be here until Sat so that leaves me three more days to get everything cleaned, right? The Church pattern is from  It comes with the church, gift bag, a card, and a small gift box.  And it all was cut with my Silhouette.  Gotta love that machine!!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Friday, August 9, 2013

Walk alone

Wow, i made cards two days in a row.  I am on a roll now.  This cute little image is from Sassy Cheryl's Digi's.  Again I colored it with my Copic's.  I just used the digi images and added nothing but a few Zapdots under the stars.  They are clear pop dots that I got at the Queens Ink.  They aren't real thick so they don't raise the images too high.  I like that.  Again the papers are from Graphic 45.  The pad is called French Country.  The inside has the stars across the top colored on white paper and a little strip of the red paper at the bottom.  Lots of space for a message sense this card is an A6----4 1/2" x 6 1/4".

Thursday, August 8, 2013


My goodness how long has it been sense I posted a card.  I have been so busy with all my other hobbies that it seems like forever.  This little image I bought from Sassy Cheryl's Digi's.  I thought it was so cute. There is the same image that is a little boy.    And I really needed a few just "hello" cards..  They are so good to use to drop a line to someone that you haven't spoken too in a while.  I colored it with my Copic markers and used Graphic 45 papers for the background. I was pretty pleased to see how it came out. The red flower is one punched out of coffee filters and colored with Copic's.  The paper that she is printed on is a little sparkly.  I am not sure who makes it.  I almost think it is from Stampin Up. I am going to do some checking because it worked with the markers really well.  I dug out my decorative scissors to cut the mat behind the main image.  Boys, it had been a while sense those were used.  (or dusted)

Monday, July 15, 2013

Hat model

I have found a model that does justice to my hats I have been making.  I finally added the flower to this one.  The doll I made back in 1989 I think.  I have had it setting up over my dresser all this time.  I use to do craft fairs back then.  Mostly I did folk art paintings.  My neighbor, Margaret Allen who also did the fairs, made these dolls and she showed me how to do them.  She was a definite artist when it came to sewing things.  So the doll has now been promoted to hat model.  She definitely looks better in it than my last model----me.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Is there a end to this madness

Seems like I want to learn everything.  Is there no end.  I have taken up knitting and crocheting.  I have learned to Tunesian crocheting and Portuguese knitting.  I have learned the difference between Continential knitting and English knitting.  I am trying it all.  Now I have the urge to learn to draw.  So I am going to post my attempt at doing faces.  I am trying to capture different moods.  Not doing so well.  They kind of look all the same to me.  I did get them to face in different directions.  I even got a dude in there with curley hair.  lol Its all fun.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Card #3

Yep, I have been playing again.  Can't seem to stop coloring these little Saturated Canary images.  This one I colored with my Copic's.  I love adding all these layers to my cards and it gives me a chance to use all these dies that have  been setting around here forever.  I used my punch to punch out the coffee filters again to make the flower.  I colored the four layers of punched coffee filers with copic markers, added a brad to the center and scrunched it up.  When you unfold it you have a beautiful little flower.  Try it!!  Its  not too thick to mail.  I like that alot. The image is cut with a Nestie circle die. The red cornors and the red scollop circle are Nesties as well.    The doiley is a MFT  die, and the leaves are cut with a Marianne Designs die.  I can't remember who made the button die. I glued designer paper to some cardstock and cut the the buttons out.  They needed to be a little more stable and the cardstock did that for me.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Just a few things I have been doing.

It has been forever sense I have been on my blog.  Its not that I haven't been making cards or things because I have.  I guess I have just been a bit lazy.  I have taken my Intermediate Copic certification.  What a great day that was.  I can now proudly display my certification label.  Or whatever it is called.  I am learning to knit so I have been making hats and scarfs like you wouldn't believe.  Everyone I know I think has a hat.  lol  I took a Portuguese knitting class on Sat. from Andrea Wong.  She is an excellent teacher and her knitting is above compare.  So today I thought I would make a couple cards using my Prismacolor pencils.  It has been forever sense I have used them.  It was such fun. The flowers on these cards are made using coffee filters and coloring them with Copics.  The images are digital images from Saturated Canary

At the Copic Class we experimented with using dark colors and light sources.  So I had to try them out on a few stamps that I got down to the Queens Ink in Laurel, MD.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Smash book She Art Girl

I have been trying to figure out what to do at a Smash Book get together.  So for lack of better things to do I decided to make a She Art page. I am trying to post things that I like in my smash book.  I cut her out and thought I would make her this Sat. at the meeting.  One thing lead to another and I finished my page.  Now what to do on Saturday.  Well, here she is enjoy

Thursday, January 3, 2013

BoBunny Mini Album

Bo Bunny Album  Here is a link to my BoBunny mini album.  I had a lot of fun making this album.  The papers are from a pack of BoBunny papers called Little Miss Gracie.  I love this paper.  It reminds me of the She Art Girls which is my favorite thing to make these days.  I made it using Angelwings14100Utube video .  She really does the most beautiful things.  Check her out. The mini album is from Karen Gerrards.  Here is the video to this mini.  Hers is made using left over papers.