Tuesday, April 24, 2018

2018 has been busy

As a teacher, I don't have blocks of time that I can spend crafting. although I would like to. So, I blog as I can.
March  9. 2018 uses Laurel Burch's dog, and Gina K's pineapple and banana leaves. and butterflies. Made for Caroline's 1st Luau birthday party
Wedding Card for Bill's workmate

Arielle and Asher's Valentine Card Feb 2018 uses Hero Arts Arabian Nights kit. I used the stencil and decofoil paste to foil the front.
Ari's birthday card uses Newton's Nook rocket and cat. Sentiment is Gina K. Background is distress inks
Arielle's buddy, Gavin turned 3 too! (inspired by pinterest). Stamp set is JustRite
 Baby Card for Liz & Danny uses House Mouse Bunny and sentiment from MFT. onesie was hand-drawn, but rawr and heart are Lawn Fawn. Inspired by Pinterest.
sentiment is GKD and image is Hanko Designs

Spring Card for dad uses images and DP from Gina K

Another wedding card for Bill's workmate. Uses spellbinder's dies and sentiments from JustRite

Christi’s Birthday card uses Karen Burnistons square spinner dies set.

Owl is from Stampendous for Cec’s birthday

Paul B birthday 4/10/18 Impossible card uses GKD DP. Sentiment from Clear Stamp, image from Tim Holtz.

Card for Judy W. Sentiment by ? (I bought it used)

AI beach babe image, Concord & 9th triangle turnabout background stamp. Sentiment from Riley & Co. 4/25/18
Karen Burniston’s accordian die and fancy frames for Danny & Liz wedding. 4/21/18

Avery Elle Image and sentiment weekly card for my dad. 4/25/18

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

2017 first quarter posts

for the daughter of my husband's colleague. Images are Impression Obsession.

Playing with Chibitronics. The gold embossed images from Waltzingmouse (out of business now :( ) The other image TBA (must look it up). Given to my father. Background is distress ink
one of my Halloween cards (made on the eve of an election debate)

one of my Christmas card versions 

gift card box for niece's baby shower. Cutfile from Sihouette store. sentiment my own.

Sue Coccia Owl with Chibi lights, sentiments are Gina K

Landscape images from stampendous shih tzu images from rubber hedgehog given to a friend who always describes her "shih tzu in the wild"

brusho crystals on clear emboss. Darice embossing folder

Carta Bella Galazy with Laurel Burch dog image

dragon cover card cased from Cassie using MFT Magical Dragons.  Sentiment from Stampendous.The dragon insert is my own design of the "toothless" For Ari's 3rd birthday.

2016 was a doozie

I teach, but can select the semesters that I teach. I elect to teach summer and fall, taking spring term off. During this time (the only temperate time in FL) I do home improvement projects and the occasional card. Usually I can take an our a week to make a card. That was not available this year, so what follows are some of my 2016 production.
a friend is the niece of the author Harper Lee (To Kill a Mockingbird). I made this for her on the occasion of Harper's death.
This was for a friend who was ill using House mouse images 

This was  CASE of a Sandy Allnock card watercolor using Avery Elle's Hello Chum set.

another House mouse with a Gina K Design sentiment watercolor and prismacolor

Playing with Brusho Crystals for the background and Altenew's layering roses.

A flip card for my nephew's graduation from PT school. The vitruvian man articulates with full range of motion. 

House mouse nursing related images in an accordian card on the event of my niece's graduation from nursing school

Saturday, February 20, 2016

RAK card redesign

I had made a series of cards with the flying pig angel motif in honor of my brother Pat. It involved cutting several pieces and assembly until I realized that I could make a stamp for the angel wings and halo. The embossing powders are easy to apply, and glittering is much easier.
I love that I can use my Silhouette to cut stamping material to make the wings and halo!
This is the current iteration. Included in every RAK gift that I send out, to honor a kind and generous man who died too soon.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

RAK and cards and stuff

The little shop where I used to sell my cards has changed format. Once a mail room and gift shop, it is now a dollar store that sells lotto tickets. In the past 3 months over 30 cards were stolen from my card rack. Soooooo, I have removed the rack from the store. It's ok, the demographic has changed and I didn't expect that my cards would do well, but seriously.
So what to do with the remaining cards? Well, I have been purging my craft room- selling on eBay those more expensive things that I no longer use, and giving away others. Honestly, it is more about destashing than making money.
Into each of the packages, I include a card. Cards made for friends or family are personal, but those on sale were more generic. It just makes me happy to see a little of my art travelling around the country. I hope that it brings my recipient a smile.
That said, not much time spent on making new cards, until tonight. I gave away some stamps on a Facebook group. I was out of generic cards, so I made a new one in honor of the Valentine season. I may make others because I like the look. I was inspired by someone in the facebook group.
The sentiment is from Gina K Designs. and the dies cut? Cant find it. Let me know if you recognize it. I thought it was Memory box, but cant find it there. I cut a couple of repeats and used as many as would fit on the card, I like how it turned out!