Monday, December 29, 2008

Jean's Art Dolls

I am thrilled and honored to be a new member of the design team for Jean's Art Dolls. This is a very diversely talented group, and I can't wait to start creating and explorer new depths of artistic context along side my fellow DT members.
This group will certainly help you expand your talent to new levels while allowing you to be yourself. Don't be shy, come join us.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Stamp Something Red, Gold and Green

Stamp Something's challenge this week is to stamp something red, gold, and green. This is my last Christmas card for the year. I really like the Victorian Santa.

This Week's Challenge @ Ad This

The Twist this week for the Ad This challenge was to use up some of your chipboard and to use something handmade.

I love this paper so much that I did not want to cover it up. I printed the map on an acetate to allow more of the print to show through. Then I cut out some of the pattern and tucked items behind them. My handcrafted item is the wire, deer slip and beads embellishment that is helping to hold the acetate on. I used a little flower chipboard inside it.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Stamp Something: Simple Somethings - Challenge

This isn't my usual style, so this week's challenge from Stamp Something was a little stretch outside my comfort zone.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Something For The Birds - CHALLENGE

I made this Christmas card for the "Something For The Birds" Challenge over at Stamp Something. They have fun challenges each week that helps me to keep stamping. I am a scrapbooker at heart, but I love making cards, and I am rapidly becoming addicted to stamping.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Thanksgiving Diamond Card

Here is another card from WCMD. It was for a challenge over on

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Pocket Card

Here is a card from WCMD. This was for one of the many challenges that day at

Sunday, October 5, 2008

I Made 10 cards on World Card Making Day

I created 10 cards yesterday on World Card Making Day. All of them have been entered in some sort of challenge, so I can not show them to you until after the challenges end. Instead here is a photo of a Halloween library pocket and tag.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

My Card for Some Caregivers

This card is being sent to these caregivers:
To the Staff at the Artman Home
250 N. Bethlehem Pike
Ambler, PA 19002

Friday, September 19, 2008

Stamp Something Challenge - Embellished Something

I was thinking about working on some cards. I checked my email and found out that Stamp Something's Challenge for this week was to embellish something. I dug into my stash and found these harvest shaped metal decorations that someone gave me. (I thought I would never use them.) The scarecrow is a sample sent to me in a swap, so I don't know who makes it. I colored in the scarecrow with my new Koh-i-noor woodless colour pencils (love them), blended with a paper stump and then chalked the image with Pebbles Pearlescent chalks before I cut it out with postage stamp scissors. I decided to spray the image with Preserve It by Krylon to keep the chalk from rubbing off.
I really liked the way it turned out. To bad I only have enough to make two cards.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Dragonfly/vintage card

This is a generic, sort of male card that I did in a challenge last month. I made the dragonfly's wings out of vellum. The lined paper is a reduced photo of some lined paper I made for a scrapbook page. Everything is aged with TH's antique linen distress ink by Ranger (one of my new loves).

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Bathing Beauties

Here is a fun layout I did for a challenge over at FLOS. I used the Beach Babes printout by the talented Charlene Gates. You can purchase her print and cut files as well as her cutter files (available in GSD, KNK, AI, EPS, SVG, and BMP/JPG format) over at Thats Scrap, Inc.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Cracked Glass Technique

Here are a couple of cards I made using the Cracked Glass Technique from the Feb/Mar 2008 Technique Junkie Newsletter.
Stamps are Paper Salon Monogram Builder and See Ds Alpha. I used Whispers Black Archival ink, Pebbles Shimmers Pearlescent Chalks and Ranger Antique Linen Distress Ink. Papers were from a scrap swap.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Card Box

I love making these. This one is for cards. They make great gifts.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Birthday Somethings CHALLENGE

This week's challenge over at
is to create something that could be given for a birthday (card, invitation, present, etc), something that would be seen at a birthday (party favor, centerpiece, cake...) or something that reminds you of birthdays in general.
This is a card I made for my BIL. His birthday is not for a while, but I like making my cards ahead of time. (He doesn't even know I have a blog so I am safe.) So tell me, does it look real?

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Fold Gate Card

Have you seen the Bear Hugs stamp set over at ATS? It is so adorable. It it the top thing on my wish list. lol

I don't have the set yet, but I still want to play along- with a fold gate card. Thanks for the instructions. Here is my take on it:

I was sent the papers and embellishments in a mystery card challenge. I had no idea how I was going to pull off using everything until I saw Cyndi's post for Aug. 15th over @ ATS. Thanks Cyndi.

Birthday Cake Mini Album

Here are some pictures of a birthday cake album I made up while my computer was down. It is amazing how creative you can get once you have more time. I see now that I spend way to much time on the internet, and have started taking actions to correct this. lol

It was all made with scraps and misc. embellishments. I had a lot of fun making it. So if you are reading this blog and have been on the computer for a while, get off and go create!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Stamp Something Challenge - Pink, Green, Blue Color Challenge

This week's challenge over at
is a color challenge using pink, green and blue.
My card is a very simple but cute folder shaped Thank You card.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

A big thanks to Diana Crick at Scor-pal!

I would like to thank Diana over @ Scor-pal for her wonderful donation.
Everyone that knows me knows that I supply the material for my classes out of my own pocket. Being a disabled veteran and living on a fixed income leaves me only a small amount of funds for this. This donation makes it possible for us to have this wonderful tool which will help my students greatly, some of which are disabled like myself. Even with me not having any feeling in my dominate hand, I was able to use the Scor-pal with ease. I can not say enough about this tool, which is a must have for anyone that does any paper crafting. If you were thinking about getting one, they are very reasonably priced and very easy to use.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Hey Leah, Johanna and Donna!

This is a project I did for the Epson printer giveaway.
Winning this would let me edit my classes' photos.
This is project #245: Halloween Trick-or-Treat Pail.
I used a clear pail, so I placed the printouts inside instead of gluing them on the outside. Then I added my own embellishments. I will use the pail to hold my Halloween embellishments.
Sorry for the poor quality of the photos, but there was always a glare from the clear plastic.