A Little about me

Hi! Welcome to my blog. I have loved doing crafts for as long as I can remember-sewing, ceramics, painting. But I have only been involved in paper crafts for the past four years.What I love the most about paper crafts is the plethora(check out the 50 cent word) of styles and techniques in paper crafting.There is something for everyone. I hope, on this blog, to show you some of the techniqques I have learned and the cards or scrapbook pages I have made using those techniques.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Camp Camby Retreat cards

This 5 x 7 card is my first Christmas card of the pre-season and my first at making a paper pointsetia. Papers used were DCWV-white, red dotted,Stampin Up, red & green JoAnn's. Ribbon Stampin Up. Scalloped oval is an svg file. For this card I used DCWV peach paper for the outter fan and dotted velum for the inner fan. The roses and leaves were also made out of velum. The card was embelished with lace and glittered peel offs .

This card is done with cream paper by DCWV, as are the swirls bird and flowers. The chrsyanthemums are made from a free svg file from svg.com. the bird and swirl are also from svg files cut with my Cricut. The green ric rack is a rub on I got a few years ago, don't recall the company.

This last card uses paper from Stampin Up. The basket of pointsettias was cut from a set I downloaded from one of the many free designs from one of the many photobucket sites. Each layer is cut out and placed on top of the previous layer with "pop dots." I am very thankful to all the wonderful people who share these great designs.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Waterfall Card

A waterfall card offers a wide variety of designs. This one has a country cottage style. A waterfall card is fairly easy to make. You will need 4 2" X 2" squares to mat your image, 4 squares, 1 7/8" X 17/8" for the image. A strip 3/4" X 4" and a strip 2"X 9". Score the 2 x9 inch strip, starting at the bottom, at 2", 2 3/4", 3 1/2' and 4 1/4". To assemble the waterfall, mount 1 7/8 square on 2" square. Attach one square at the bottom of the strip at the score line, sontine to attach each square at the score lines. I attached the 3/4" X 4" strip with flowere shaped brads. Slide the 9" strip unter the 4" strip and adhere bottom of 9" strip to cross strip. I attached a strip of ribbon as a "pull" for the waterfall.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Artist Trading Cards

Artist trading Cards (ATCs) are 2.5" by 3.5" works of art. I made these cards for a swap in the Penny Flowers group that I belong to. As you can see the elements of the card are similar, but the elements are also different. The same stamp was used for each card, but each image was colored differently using Stampin' Up Watercolor Pencils. For the flowers, I used card stock for the pink, blue and yellow. The purple flowers are made with vellum. I used a Martha Stewart 4 petal punch for the flowers. I then used my scalloped Nestabillaties rectangle and ovals and Labels 4 to mount at images.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Birthday Card for My Aunt

I made this card for my Aunt Anna Roses's 84th birthday. I choose to adorn the card with the"Ultimate Rose" because she is my favorite rose. Growing up, if I wasn't at my own home I was either at her house or my Aunt Libby's house. She and Aunt Libby are very, very special to me.

I made the card using my "Bookatrix" embossing board and embesllished with silver chain boarder peel off stickers. The card was then placed in a Keepsake box (handmade) then packaged in a special cardboard box for mailing. Didn't want to crush those pretty roses. Aunt Anna Rose got the love out of the card that I had for hoped for. I don't get back to my hometown in Pennsylvania as often as I like and was happy to send her my love via this card.

Monday, August 17, 2009

These Blue Flowers are from the "Penny Flowers" book by Angie Evans. I used card stock by DCWV from their Spring collection. The 3 layers of the card were embossed, then cut using the "Bookatrix" from Crafter's Companions. The Bookatrix embossing board was created by 2 ladies from the UK who call themselves "The Glitter Girls". The card was then embellished with pearlized and silver boarder peel off stickers and silver a "Happy Birthday" sticker.