Saturday, February 8, 2014


Hi bloggers,
In the "group" picture of the 3 cards I have a repeat of sorts. The card on the left with the ribbon flower was also posted in the previous blog so you can see the details better. Also it is done in red which makes the details stand out better. Hope that helps to see what actually was done.
Couldn't figure out how to edit after it was published so will have to figure that one out!!
Enjoy your day.

Snow Days!!

Hi bloggers,
We are having a snow weekend here in the white Pacific Northwest. Right now we have about 10" with snow still falling, but other places have up to 2 feet or more. So this is the time to just stay inside and not worry about getting in the car to go shopping. Snow pictures can be seen on my Facebook page. It's been longer than I would like to post some new project pictures so here we go.

The top card is similar to the cascade card that i have made before, except it has only one side to multi fold. It started as white card stock, stamped w/ a text stamp and inked edges to give it more color. I then stamped and punched out the flowers from SU Mixed Bunch stamps and leaves from a Martha Steward punch. In the picture, it doesn't look much like it but it does fold up on the slant.

The bottom photo shows a cute little box purse made with the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board. The little bow in from is also made w/ the punch board. There are videos on youtube to show you how to do these. For the extra little tab on the front I used a small embossing folder to give it some texture.

A couple of friends came over to make cards together and these are the projects I selected to make with them. The one on the left has a Happy Birthday embossed background lightly touched with turquoise ink. A flower was punched out of white using the SU Blossom punch and then stamped with a text stamp. On each petal and in the middle I punched a small hole and then threaded ribbon all around the flower. On top is a die cut of a turquoise flower and a brad added to hold it all together. A loop of the same ribbon was placed under the flower and the whole thing adhered to the card. The ribbon on the flower idea is from Pinterest.

The middle one is a masking technique. Using painter's tape or sticky notes, mask off the card leaving a strip down the middle. Use blue ink of your choice, ink down from the top of the mask. Using green of your choice, ink up from the bottom. Remove masks and then stamp image in black letting some go off the unmasked area. Stamp sentiment at bottom.

The third one is pink card stock embossed w/ hearts. A label shape darker pink card stock is placed toward the bottom w/ a strip of lighter pink embossed card stock on top. Three hearts are die cut and place on to embellish.

One one of the scrapbooking shows  that I watch, the lady was giving away some prizes that she had gotten at the recent CHA. I happened to win one of the stamps. So I needed to send her a thank you card. The pretty lady looking through the window is the stamp I won. The embellishments were made using Spellbinders dies along with some flowers, punched leaves and pearls. Thank you Zandra.

A friend was in the hospital w/ knee replacement surgery. I didn't know she was going in and so only had a short time to get up to see her before she left and went home. Thankfully I had this card in my stash. It uses the ever popular Blossom punch and dots embossing folder.

This last card shows off my latest bargain from Joann's Fabrics. They had some Martha Stewart's punches on clearance so I got this lovely set for 75% off. It is called Blooming Vines. The card itself is a slate blue. The punched out vines are of a pearly darker blue w/ a white circle underneath. The label at the bottom is a Spellbinders die cut which has a cobalt & silver ribbon under.

I hope you will try some of these ideas and give them your own twist. If you are in the area, our stamp group will be meeting on Tues., Feb. 18 at 7:00 p.m. in the Wasco County Library meeting room in The Dalles, OR. I will be bringing the demo on 2 or 3 projects. Just let me know and I'll give you a list of what to bring to join in the fun. Hope to see you there. If not, try some of these on your own.

Job 37: 5 God's voice thunders in marvelous ways; he does great things beyond our understanding. 6 He says to the snow, 'Fall on the earth,' and to the rain shower, 'Be a mighty downpour.'  
We are seeing God's snow fall on the earth and it is beautiful. The seasons in the northwest truly show the power, grandeur and creativity of God. Enjoy your day whatever kind of weather.
Blessings to you!