Tuesday, May 29, 2012


I have RETIRED rubber stamp sets, scrapbook kits, cardstock packs, and rub ons from Stampin' Up! for sale. Some new, some used. Check out my facebook page to see what's available.
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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Altered Journal #2

I love this one. I think my favorite part is that lovely inked doily. Doiley. Doilly. Without "Google"ing it, I don't know how to spell it :(

No wait, maybe my favorite part is that glorious vintage button....

Yeah, not sure. I do know that the doily (SP?) and the button MAKE this beautiful.

But wait, without the chalk ink on the doily (SP?), would it be so lovely? I for one, hope to never find out.
My motto: Ink is where it's at.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Digital Scrapbook Kits

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Altered Journal

I think the lace on this paper is a great touch! Perfect summertime colors, too! I personally think that Michael's should have a class on altered journals. They are so much fun and can be a perfect gift on so many different occasions!!
More personal info: I just have to share! Hubby was blessed last week by a gift of manly friendship & outdoor adventure. He was able to go to mens conference over in Eastern Washington to hang out with some great Godly men. I am so blessed to have such a great guy who has a hunger to get closer to /god and be the best family man he can be! I love you Michael!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Whoooo's birthday?

I made this card for a lady in my community. I believe it's for her nieces 1st birthday :) So many layers, so much texture. i LOVE it! Some fun things I did on this card: --distressed using sandpaper and razor blades --paper pieced the owl (stamped him in pink first, cut out his eyes & belly, then glued them on top of a brown stamped image) --made a paper medalion (maybe this will be the next tutorial I do?) --threaded a (very) cool button with patterned paper instead of thread

Friday, May 4, 2012

All you need is paper...

And a stamp :) Super simple card using patterned paper and a little bit of left-over ribbon from another project. This is the style that anyone can do and are also the easiest to mass produce. I usually don't share person info here, however I recently had a self-realization that I am not proud of. I have always thought of myself as extemely compassionate. Like EXTREME! I cry when others are in pain (physical or emotional), I just can't take people or animals getting hurt. My realization is that I am N O T compassionate, but -Sensitive-. These two words are closely related in their meaning, however, sensitivity is also related to selfishness, and compassion is not. Wow. That's hard to swallow. It's also wierd that after 30-some-odd years (hush up!) I am finally figuring myself out and being honest about the findings. Now, what to do with the knowledge... God has a plan for me. He has made me who I am and equipped me for a purpose. My job is to be the best me that I can be, all the while giving glory to Him.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Banner for Mom

I have seen several "banner" style cards out there and thought that they were too cute to NOT c.a.s.e. (Copy And Share Everything). All the flags and pieces are hand-cut, I'm not gonna fuss about perfection, that's just not me. Give me inky and shredded and this girls satisfied!
Gotta have texture! Used my new SU "dots" embossing folder on the background (which is just brown butcher paper that we were using as a kind-of table cloth). You can see &/or purchase it HERE

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Mother's Day Crop at Michael's

This is my wonderful friend Katie. She came to crop with me at Michael's this last weekend. She had the nerve to tell me that she wasn't crafty. Seriously. Do you see her marvelous creation?! This girl's got SKILLS!
And this is Tammy, the incredible lady that I volunteer for at the retirement center. We've been working on lots of diffrent crafty things lately to sell in a craft to benefit the residents. She got over 15 cards done in less than 7 hours! Now that's one efficient lady! Cuz I sure didn't get close to that done, and plus, you get me talking, and my productivity ratio declines :)