Friday, October 26, 2012

Is this really crafting????

Just wondering….I mean…I know die cutting, stamping (hand or digital) etc. count as crafting a card but, what about using photographs?  I guess some could say that this does not make a hand made card (crafted) but, I totally disagree. 
So…I think these are awesome and I loved working with the photograph I found on the internet because it was exactly what I was looking for for these cards!

The colors are so rich and perfectly compliment each other.  I even found a sentiment that suited the image perfectly.  I love them!
I follow Gina K. Designs and her Stamp TV blog.  When she showed a video of “soot stamping” I had to run out and buy a candle and stamps.  This is soooo much fun and you really, really have to try it….just Google “soot stamping”…it has been out there for quite awhile.

Granddaughter is too young this year (only 6 months) but, the two grandsons are just at the right age (3 and 2).  This card is so much fun to make.  I mounted the ghost on a wobble spring and they are going to just love them!

I saw this pumpkin on Pinterest and I just had to make one.  Crap…my Tim Holtz rosette dies are packed!  What do you mean I have to do them from scratch?  Out comes the score board and after making six of them…my hands were really sore from creasing.  I needed to add some shading and Distress Inks are perfect for this.  I love, love, love them…and…the neighbor had a vine hanging on our side of the fence that was perfect for sitting one on for photos!

IMHO…crafting is crafting is crafting…no matter what your source materials are.  As long as you put it together yourself with love…it is crafting!
Happy Hallowe’en!!!

More Babies…

I Finally, I know she is 6-months old but…I finally got “Congratulations on your birth” for my granddaughter.  Blame it on my craft supplies being packed…blame it on constantly keeping this house staged….
I was sitting having my usual “coffee and cookies” at Be Creative with the coffee club girls and Barb brought in her acetate bow-fronted cards and I fell in love.  I mean…this is totally cased from her card…she even emailed me pics to help me…what are friends for!
I just love this Marianne Creatables Baby set and I was saving it for just this occasion.  I broke open my stash of pink velvet, placed double-sided Be Creative tape on the velvet and the die cut  out like butter.  It only cut through the velvet and the glue…leaving the backing intact and turned the die-cuts into stickers….wicked!

The bow-front card is one of the free templates when you subscribe to Card Making World.  This website is full of so much information and free templates one can spend days there.  Anyway, this card is almost 1” thick and it required a box…thankfully, the template was with the card instructions.

Once you get the hang of it…it is really quite easy to make them and they look incredible!

I wanted to have an actual card and not the acetate standing by itself so, I added a piece to the back.  I carried the chain Elizabeth Craft Designs peel-off to the inside and it was perfect to cover where the card stock was added.
Baby Acetate - Standing

You just have to try this one!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012


I hate…hate…hate creating blog entries in Blogger.  Pictures don’t load properly and I can never get them to format correctly for me. 

I got fed up and did some Googling and found out about Window Live Writer.  I just used it to create my blog entry and pictures went where I wanted them, I could resize them…one button and it posts automatically…wicked!  Now I just need to figure out font defaults and I am a happy camper.

Birthdays and babies…

Finally got a moment to make some cards.  My daughter had her birthday and she loves butterflies.  I saw this card and just had to make it.

While I was working on it I noticed I had duplicate embossing folders and I was missing one.  I contacted Provocraft and they did not send me the missing folder....they sent me a brand new set!  How's that for service!!!
It's baby time around here and I love, love making baby gifts.  When I spotted the die from Marianne Creatables I just knew I had to have it!  Our real estate agent is in the process of having another baby girl and this card is perfect for them.

My massage therapist is having her first child and I wanted to make some things special for her. 
Tissue box!


I read on Becca Freeken’s blog (Amazing Paper Grace) and how she altered a picture frame…I had to attempt it my way…I am lousy at stamping but, I am wonderful at creating digital sentiments!

Then the baby blocks I love creating for babies…. 

Of course, I had to make a card too!

I love, love, love this card!  I guess it is on to Hallowe’en and Christmas cards next.
Have a great day!