Saturday, December 19, 2009


hopefully the people in this swap aren't reading my blog. but I wanted to post something since it had been so long since I had posted. I have been working on this swap for our color swap which is cold.

Its both a card and a bookmark
the card as it stands alone.
And the tag. the tag proved to take longer than I expected. Its a tag with some chipboard glued to it. in the above case an S and a star. I did the letter for each person in the swap. then I took some gold metal paper and covered the top. then burnished it so the letters popped out. then I took alchol ink and smeared it on there. In this case eggplant.

This is where my problems began. this gold well it wore off in spots making it silvery looking. I let it dry overnight and looked at it again. well I guess I like it enough and I kept it that way. but then the back showed the manila tag. I didn't like this so I cut more of the purple and glued it on there but it looked tacky. so I found in my stash (lord knows I have enough of it) some gold foil tape. I did the edges in that and then did a tassel with this really expensive embroidery floss. Oh well use it up it isn't doing any good just sitting there right?? I really like how they turned out. I have to finish doing the tassels on the rest of the swap cards then in the mail they go on Monday.

close up of the tag.

Monday, December 14, 2009

sunsflowers well kind of

I didn't have a sunflower stamp (shocking I know) and I goobered a bit by the smile but I liked the idea of putting the buttons in the middle of the flower to make them look more like sunflowers.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

purses and hat atc

aDone with a stampin up set this atc is actually purple but my little point and shoot didn't shoot it very well.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

2010 is around the corner

I have a photo blog as you all know and its been a 365 year thing well Iwas reading a scott kelby blog post about thinking about a project for next year.

so I am going to think about a stamping/art project for next year. Any ideas for me??

Monday, November 30, 2009

wild olive tees

hope to have some new stuff up soon. Did some atc's but haven't taken pictures of them been concentrating on some gift making and my photo blog.

but did want to pass this on:

check out their cool giveaway and quality t-shirts.

Friday, November 27, 2009

green trees

Did this for a forest green swap. I love the lovely as a tree set by stampin up. probably my favorite one. added some green micro beads that I found "somewhere" and they just happen to show up in my craft room when digging for something else. haha.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

christmas wishes

another beautiful christmas card my demo showed us. all stampin up products

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Friday, November 13, 2009

christmas fake tea bag folding.

another card my demo Sharon showed us. tooo easy. take 2 squares as your base and glue together cockeyed (whatever you want to call it) then take 8 square (4 each of two colors) and then just paste down. tooo easy I say but it looks awesome

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

christmas deer

Another card done at my stampin up demo's house. love this. it uses an embossing folder. to make it not make an impression in the middle you take about 8 layers of some really stiff card stock, put them together then cut out what you don't want to make an impressions. seems like it should be other other way around but it works.

Monday, November 9, 2009

liliacs in bloom

well sort of. these are some punch in stamps with lots of small little flower punches glued to them. I did this for a botanical 4 x 4 desk calendar swap. should be fun.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

blog attention alert

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Saturday, November 7, 2009

flowers and leaves atc

well this isn't the best picture, darn point and shoot fuji never buy one of those,

Thursday, November 5, 2009


cute little monster done with punches at my stampin up demo's workshop. he has a peppermint patty in between him too. the shoes were a nightmare it took forever to do and they still aren't right. grrrrrrrrr

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


did this for two swaps a one on one and a breast cancer swap. Not that happy with my copic colors or coloring but still learning that. stamps are by my favorite stamps. there is some gel glitter pen on the ribbons but it can't be seen in this post. as well as the pink background is cuttle bugged.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

happy pumpkin

another totally cute idea from my favorite stampin up demonstrator sharon

Thursday, October 29, 2009

leave atc

did this atc for a yellow swap. the leave is a chipboard leave stamped on then covered with crystal effects or dimensional magic.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

christmas cardinal

used the stampin up cardinal for this and flower soft.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

womens rights atc

Did this for an atc swap. We had to do a historica event. I chose woman's rights. the only stampin is the girl. part of a stampin up stamp

Friday, October 23, 2009

trick or treat

Another cute idea from my favorite stampin up demonstrator sharon. without her I would have no one for ideas here.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


OMG she is posting again. I know shocking. Been super busy, gone and generally over the top with commitments so had to let down on a few things and unfortunately blogs were one thing that was sacrificed. the future is looking better so hope to post more.

I went to a stampin up class and made these adorable ikea jars. the top can be interchanged for different holidays. thanks sharon for the best classes ever. check out her blog for some cool ideas

Saturday, September 12, 2009

charming giveaway

Check out this video that Johanna shot of Kristen and I in Kristen's studio. The project we created was based on one of many amazing collaborations from A Charming Exchange written by myself and Kelly Snelling. Stay tuned for more information on the wonderful auction which will take place in October benefiting breast cancer.

necklace created by myself and Kristen (seen in the above video) will
be a special give away; to enter the give away post about the Charming
Exchange Breast Cancer Auction on your blog making sure to add a link
that takes readers to Leave your link in the comment section on A Charming Exchange and good luck. The drawing will take place on October 30th.

check it out

Sunday, August 23, 2009


another fun project from my stampin up demo. its from a die cut that stampin up makes. cute cute cute cute

Friday, August 21, 2009

hidden message card

this was a fun card. the inside is like a standard card but the outside has a hidden message are. Made this at my stampin up club this month

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

card holder

this was pretty cool. Made it at our stampin up club night. the inside holds gift cards or note cards.

Monday, August 17, 2009

ice cream

you can't see it in this picture but the ice cream cones have a bit of sparkle to them. the bottom have of the card is a suede salvage

Saturday, August 15, 2009

flower challenge

this was a point of view challenge. It was a bit tough because of the size it was larger then the normal size card. added some background paper and sponging

Thursday, August 13, 2009

running late

this was a pov challenge. Felix the cat was a tough one. added some puture words and a stamp by ctmh

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

christmas atc

pictures a bit blurry this was a tricky one I am not good at collage. stamps are by penguin pants rubber stamps.

I had a long absence from posting but things are slowing down again so I will be stamping more .

Saturday, June 27, 2009


was playing around with some scraps and came up with this. the stamps are all ctmh. Stamped the numbers the added some strip paper. words and pop dotted the clock. Then added the little hinge thingy. Thinking of doing a swap with it but not sure will have to look at it a bit more to decide.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

drinks anyone?

Did this for a lime green color swap. Stamps are by Penguin Pants rubber stamps. Stamped the background with the lime. Stamped the glass and added liquid glass to make it look like liquid and then added some micro beads to the top of the glass for salt. See below for a close up

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

scotty atc

Did this for a scotty dog swap. the background is done with a the cuttlebug. A trick I learned from my stampin up demo was to ink up one side of the embossing folder then put down paper and run through big shot or cuttlebug. gives the dimension some color. the scotty dog is a quickkuts die cut. and stamped a paw I think PSX and the words are Penguin Pants Rubber stamps. Not sure where to get the little bone paperclip it was a gift from hubby.

Sunday, June 21, 2009


love love love this paper by ctmh. the flower is stamped and cut out. added the paper background.

Friday, June 19, 2009

friendsship rocks and rolls

Another quick card done at my ctmh demo's workshop. The bottom flower part was done using the rock and roll technique. great way to use some scraps too with the paper along the side

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


Did this at a quick card class with my CTMH Demo. waxy flax is kinda fun did you know that?? And did you hear ctmh is doing a deal of the day check it out.

Monday, June 15, 2009

pink butterflies

as most of you know my last few months have been crazy busy but I am still trying to get some crafting in. I made these atc's for two different swaps. Pink swap and a butterfly swap. maybe that's cheating maybe its just being smart no idea.

the background is cuttlebug. then on acetate I stamped with stayzon a ctmh butterfly. added glue with a glue pen and glitter then mounted with brads.

I wish the stray glitter I could get rid of I tried all kinds of things and still some remains. DRIVES me batty.

Saturday, June 13, 2009


Did this for a swap. A manly swap something to give a guy that's very hard for me.

First brayed white in a light blue. then added the mask and brayed in a darker blue. stamped in black the ship then let dry. crumpled up the paper and distressed the edges. pop dotted on to white and called it good.

Friday, June 12, 2009

bi fold italian atc

made two of these and used for two different one on one swaps. one was Italian themed the other was bi fold. Basic stamping and some sponging in different colors.

couldn't resist using this little lockhart stamp.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

tim holtz tag

this was another project from Kate at absolutely everything in Massachusetts stop in and check out that store some time OMG its cool.

first we ran some distressed ink over the tag (forgot what color) then we added some masking (light sections on tag) and then we used one of those mini misters with a bit of alcohol ink and water in it misted the whole thing lightly. added some stamped images and some ribbon and embellishments and then done.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

gift card holder

Totally loved this idea to put a gift card in. Painted the outside card holder which basically has the image and then a little band that goes around a slightly larger gift card holder piece (below) used glitter pens, copics and dimensional magic.

This is the inside of the card. I used punches to create the cuts on the fold.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

acohol ink tag

Thanks to Kate at Absolutely Everything in Massachusetts we made this totally awesome tag. We used the Adirondack bright alcohol reinkers dropped them onto glossy card stock then used a can of air (like you use on your computers) and blew it around. then stamped on top. added some baubles that were also painted with alcohol inks. Add a flower that was painted with alcohol inks and a bit of stickles glitter glue. Put the whole thing on a tag and added some ribbon