Sunday, March 22, 2015

Craft Space Rearranged

Hello, again.  Its been a long time since I have posted.  I have had a few bumps in the road lately, but I am starting to get back on track.  I don't have a card to post today, but I am posting a video of my updated craft room.

In addition to stamping, I plan to post sewing projects too.

I am learning to quilt and to machine embroider, so as I learn a few things I may post a few projects.

So for today, here is an update on my craft space.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

The Paper Players

Hello All

I am having a slow start to 2015.  Only my second post this year...I got the flu on January 2nd so its been slow going since then.

I saw this clean and simple "Sentiment" challenge this morning over at The Paper Players and thought I was up for the challenge.

Even though I have some new product from the new SU catalog, I hate to lose sight of the annual catalog.  So I used the "From My Heart" stamp set.  I think it works well at the beginning of a new year.

Also, I am using up "left-overs"  from the Holiday catalog; the paper is from the "Under the Tree" collection.  The sentiment is stamped with Whisper White craft ink, then heat embossed.

I combined some white Baker's Twine with some Linen Thread for the bow.  Easy-Peasy and Quick!

Follow the link to play along!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy 2015!

What better way to start the new year than playing along at Pals Paper Arts.

Try your hand at a color challenge:

The card stock is Night of Navy and Wisteria Wonder.  The butterfly is foil paper die cut with the new Butterflies Thinlits (coming on January 6th!).  The new stamp set is called Butterfly Basics.

Inks:  Night of Navy, Wisteria Wonder and Encore! Silver.

Email me if you have any questions.


Thursday, December 25, 2014

PPA 233 Adventure Awaits

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

This week we have a Sketch Challenge at Pals Paper Arts  Follow the link to play.

Here is my card:

Cardstock:  Basic Black  for the card base, silver and gold foil specialty paper and Pacific Point, Crushed Curry and Cherry Cobbler.

Stamp Set: Adventure Awaits and Skinny Alphabet

Ink:  Encore ! Gold embossed with gold embossing powder

Accessories:  Gold Baker's Twine (unraveled) and The Confetti Stars Punch

This is my last week as a member of team two.  I want to thank PPA for this incredible opportunity.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Pals Paper Arts 227

Pals Paper Arts has a color challenge this week.   Follow the link to play.


I used Park Lane DSP and colored the leaves and flowers.  I then heat embossed over all.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Country Tags

I am so happy to participate in this new Challenge Blog called Retro Rubber Challenge.

Here is the link - Retro Rubber Challenge

This week we are to use our first stamp.  My first stamp set was a set by Inkadinkado, which I purchased in about 1985 at Faneuil Hall Market Place in Boston, Massachusetts.

In those days I was selling sewn articles in a number of consignment stores.  The products were baby bib/burp pad sets, country items, baby quilts, Christmas Tree skirts, and bridal items like padded photo albums, lace handkerchiefs, garters, etc.  So, I wanted to make my own price tags.

This is an example of the tags.  I had only blue ink so all my tags were blue.

I still have the stamp set; it is:

And here is a video about my tags

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Vintage for The Paper Players

Follow the link to play at The Paper Players

This is a stamp by Magenta.  I bought it at a stamp show about 3 years ago and it was still in its original package this morning,  I never used it because I am a Stampin' Up! demo.  However, I just love stamps, so I buy when I see something I like, no matter what the company.  I decided to crack it open today for this vintage challenge.

Another interesting thing is that I once took a colored pencil coloring class with Nathalie Metivier, a designer for Magenta!  Very exciting and an amazing class.

Here is my card:

The ink  and the cardstock base is Stampin' Up! Soft Suede.  The sentiment is from Stampin' Up! Good Greetings.  It is never too early to prepare for the New Year!