Monday, November 23, 2015

I'm on a roll!

I thought I might as well post this second project as long as I am on here, right!
This was also for the family I made the card for.
My first one also and it was easy and fun.  It took longer to decorate the jar then to put in the ingredients.

Cookie Mix Jar

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!



I don't know how people post on their blogs so often,  I can't find the time to get any projects on here.
So now there is a challenge over at Cardz TV which sparked my imagination and I had a couple of projects to do so I can check off three things on my list.

Cardz TV Card Designers Challenge #6 "Thanksgiving"
Create a card for Thanksgiving. 

Here is my card for this challenge:

It is a gate fold with a circle die cut on top of a scallop die cut.  I inked the edge of my die to emboss the green color around the outside of the circle.
But the magic happens inside...
Wait for it...

And there it is!  The turkey pops out from under the red triangle!  
I had so much fun and it really was a a challenge to figure this one out.  I didn't use a template or measurements.  I just wung it and I think it came out great!

Have a Great Thanksgiving!

Thank you to all who serve in every way!


Friday, September 4, 2015

Getting Ready!

Hello Everyone!

It is almost Labor Day and In have been busy preparing for my first ever class at the Southern Tier Scrap Gathering.  The ladies have made a few changes this year, dropping a few group classes and adding more hands on technique based classes.  I am hoping the participants enjoy the new setup but we will find out soon.

I never knew how involved teaching a class could be.  I only have a few hours a day to work on this so it seems like the going is slow.  I keep coming up with new ideas to add to my setup so maybe this is the reason.  LOL

So anyway, in the meantime, I had some cards to do so here they are...

Sympathy card using a collage stamp in Memento Tuxedo Black on white mat.  
Layered this on black onto a blue base card.
Inside:  A computer generated sentiment in blue above a border cut with the 
Cuttlebug and a Sizzix Border die.
Sympathy card using a HOTP Fern Mini Stamp.  Walnut ink stamped off to lighten the color stamped randomly on white card cut with Sizzix Deckle Frame.  Olive green frills stamped around to add color to the mat.  Inked edges in walnut.  Attached to olive green card base.
Inside: Computer generated sentiment in black on an embossed deckle frame, inked edges and partial stamped image on corner.
Any Occasion card using Faux Washy Tape technique on white card base.  Torn pieces of paper attached staggered with a HOTP Love Mini stamp.  A button and baker's twine on top of a paper flower finishes it off.  Blank inside for message.
White card base with patterned paper, layered multi-stamped flower and stamped banner.
Inside is blank for message.

That is all for today.  I will be posting pictures of my class setup and hope I have good things to report about my class and the changes made. 

Happy Scrapping


Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy Birthday America!


Hello Friends!

I recently attended a scrapbooking show in Syracuse NY and ran into one of the ladies who puts on the Southern Tier Scrap Gathering in Elmira, NY.  She asked if I would be interested in teaching at the next gathering.  Well, of course, I said I would be interested and we have since had a meeting at which I presented an idea for a class to her and she approved it!  So in September, I will be teaching a class to 30 scrappers for my first time ever.  I am both scared and excited.  I have so much to do to prepare.  I have to send in BIO and a description of the class for the registrations.  Then I have to make instruction sheets for each person taking the class and put together 30 kits for those students.
Whew!  Makes me tired just typing it. 

My BIO and description is done.  Now to work on the instruction sheets and I want to have a practice run with my hubby who knows nothing about scrapping so that I can see if my teaching is sufficient.  If I can teach him to make this project, I should be ok.

I will keep you posted of my progress.

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, May 28, 2015


It's been so long since my last post you probably have forgotten about me!  I have been so lazy about any paper crafting lately that I almost forget how to do it.  I have been remodeling my craft room since December which is not a good time to do it in New York but when the snow goes away, I go out to play.  I finally got my table in the room and have more space to actually craft without having to take my Cricut and Cuttlebug off the table every time I do a project.  I also got some stamp organization tools to have my stamps more accessible.  It is amazing how much stuff I have that was hiding in boxes and drawers.  Now I will have them out but organized which for me is a huge deal!

So, now I am busy making bouquets for my son's wedding on June 20th.  My husband and I were surprised with this news just before we went on our tenth anniversary trip to St. Thomas.  So I was gone for two weeks, and then started planning in April for a wedding in June!  Yikes!  But it has come together nicely and his fiance' found a beautiful dress that only had to be hemmed.  It fit her perfectly and she is lovely.  I think my son will be surprised and delighted.  I think he may be more excited than she is if that is possible.  I will post pics of the whole thing after the excitement is over.  Oh did I mention that I am also making the cake.  Whew!  When it is all done, I will need another vacation.

So for now I will leave you with some pictures of our Anniversary cruise to St. Thomas!  Enjoy!

On the ship
Magen's Bay Beach from the top of the Island
(We got married there 10 years ago)
Me and the Hubs at St. Maarten

Ryman Auditorium - Grand Ole Opry
Happy 10th Anniversary