Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year's eve!

Happy New Year's eve!

I decided this morning to post the cards I've done, but hadn't posted, today.  An out with the old and in with the new type thing.  :)

One of my resolutions this coming year is to get out of my craft room more.  Lately, even if I'm not making anything, I'm in here doing something.  Cleaning and reorganizing mostly, but the rest of the house and my so called social life have suffered for it. I will keep last years goal of one card a week, but most weeks I went overboard and I have so many cards done that I don't know what to do with them all.  lol

If you're going out tonight, please be safe!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

letterpress technique with spellbinders

Good Morning!

I needed to make a birthday card for my Aunt today.  I wanted to try the letterpress technique, so I made the same card (almost lol) in two different colors.

In gold...

And in purple, with some detailed photos...

Friday, December 20, 2013

Spellbinder cards

Good Morning!

I made up two cards last night, using my spellbinder dies and bow maker.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

1 sheet wonders and box

Good Morning!

I needed some crafty gifts this year for Christmas, so I went back to Joyfully Made Designs for Kathy's one sheet wonders.  I love doing those!  I used her 8x8 layout, found HERE and she also made a box to fit them, that I found HERE.  Kathy put the link for Splitcoaststampers, where she found the box, HERE.

The box, minus the bow I added afterwards lol...

and the cards, I made 13 in all....

This is such a great way to use my favorite papers!

Friday, December 13, 2013

Floral Cards & Spellbinders

Good Morning!

Today I have two more cards using the images I found in my old graphic programs.

Now that I have my bow maker, I'll probably go back and add bows to them.  :)

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Christmas Cards

Good Morning!

I made up a few more Christmas cards using images I found in some graphic programs.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

bows and inks

Good Morning!

Yesterday I mentioned the bow maker my sweet husband made me.  It's only a "rough draft", because I didn't know what sizes of bows I would want until I actually use one.  So, with that in mind, here's what he made me....

and just a few of the bows I've made with it...

My two favorites, the dark blue one is 3/4 inches and the light blue one is 2 inches...

I also mentioned yesterday that I bought something to organize my inks.  I bought it at Menards in the tool section.  While the big drawers aren't big enough to divide with 2 regular sized ink pads, it easily hold between 2 to 4 ink pads and the stamp pads that go with each ink pad.  The smaller drawers are divided and hold the tear drop sized ink pads and stamp pads.  When I made the up the labels for them, I colored part of it so I could see at a glance what I had.  I was surprised and how many duplicate colors I have.  But this should help with that.  :)

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Mojo Monday #323

Good Morning!

I've been playing around a lot in my craft room this past week, working on some project and organizing things finally.  :)  I bought a storage bin cabinet type thing from Menards for my inks and my sweet hubby made me a bow maker.  I will admit to spending a lot of time on utube watching video's for different ideas.

However, I made time to play along with Mojo Monday this week!  My FIL would have been 92 on Thursday and I needed to get a card to my MIL for support this week.

The sketch...
My take on it....

and some close up shots....

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Deb's Iris Birthday card

It's contest week over at Mojo Monday's!

I actually made this card the other day, but I had to wait to post it until today, my sister's birthday.  Here's to you Deb, have a wonderful birthday!
and a detail shot of the Iris's... I added yellow liquid pearls and purple stickles.