Saturday, September 20, 2014

0 I'm so dancy

Ella started dance classes this year and loves it!  I made this shirt for her as a spoof on a favorite song line of hers "I'm so fancy."  I changed it up to "I'm so dancy" and made it in reverse so she and her teacher could read it correctly in the wall of dance mirrors.

 Selfie in the dance mirror.

For those interested in the crafty part of it:   I used Siser easy-weed heat transfer vinyl.  Image was designed in Make The Cut and cut on my KNK Maxx Air. 

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

1 Zebra Stripes, no Zebras, birthday party

We had Ella's 9th birthday party this weekend and it had been a few years since she has had a party so we tried to make it super special for her.  She chose the theme of zebra stripes, black and pink, but no zebras.  I had no idea how much stuff was out there in zebra stripes!  It's everywhere!

A quick banner for the birthday girl.  I started with a blank banner and cut the vinyl wording in removable vinyl so it can be changed to suit the next party or occasion. No zebra stripes on it.  It was a last minute creation and I didn't have the time or vinyl to make it fit in with the theme.

 While I was finishing up the cake decorating, Ella and daddy were finishing up the balloons.... 50+ helium balloons.

The cake and cupcakes!  I can't remember the last time I baked a cake.  Decades ago, I'm sure, and even then it was always sheet cakes, never layers, never nicely decorated.  This one scared me, but I wanted to give it a go for Ella. 

Stripes inside, too!  Wasn't sure if they came out or not until the cake got cut!  Looks like stripes to me!

Goodie bags with the kids names on them and put some of their name stickers inside, too.

Just a few of the zebra striped gifts!

....and the zebra striped pinata.  Almost forgot she asked for a pinata so had to make this for her.  First time making a pinata.  Wasn't difficult but did take a couple of hours.

She had a great birthday! and I'm glad to be done shopping and thinking in zebra stripes!

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Saturday, May 3, 2014

1 National Teacher Appreciation Day

National Teacher Appreciation Day is coming up, Tuesday, May 6th.  This is a simple little teacher gift that shows a child's admiration for their teacher.  For their teacher with super power!

After designing an apple shape with a heart cut out in Make The Cut software, I cut it from craft plastic (0.20 PetG) on my KNK Maxx Air.   I then created a 'super' insignia and cut it from red vinyl.  It's now ready for the young student to create the card and add their own art and wording for their Super Teacher.

The teacher can add it to a key ring, purse handle, notebook wire, etc.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

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The Detective

Card image is handcolored with markers, embellished with stitching, metal dragonfly, gems, ribbon.

Card is appx 4 1/2 x 7 and has coordinating inside.

15.00 / 2.25 shipping

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Monday, April 21, 2014

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Princess or Grumpy Cat?

Hand colored with markers and embellished with stitching, metal butterfly, sunflower/greenery and ribbon.

Card is appx 6 x 6 with multiple layers and coordinating inside.

$15.00 / 2.25 shipping

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

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Life is Good

 Multiple layers of cardstock, image hand colored with markers, coordinating inside and envelobox.

6 x 6

15.00 / 2.25 shipping

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Monday, April 14, 2014

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Spring or Easter or Any Occasion.

Many layers of cardstock, colored by me with markers.  Coordinating inside and envelobox.

5 x 6.5

15.00 / 2.25 shipping.

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

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Haven't posted a card on my blog in quite a while, but I'm still making them and other things.  Here's one of Mo Manning's images that I colored with markers.
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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

0 Birthday card

A masculine birthday card, even though it has a doily on it?  I airbrushed a white doily with a couple Copic markers that matched the card colors.

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

1 Vintage Valentine Tags

Had a snow day yesterday and came across a couple more cute vintage images so I turned them into tags. 

 Tags are 2 7/8 x 4 5/8.  The backs are solid white suitable for writing a note.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

0 I'll Dive at the chance ..... (valentine)

Another vintage image valentine card.

"I'll dive at the chance to be your valentine."

This card is  5 3/4 x 6 1/2 with many layers and dimension, including stitching.  Inside is blank, made of stitched layers, as well. 
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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

0 Dear Valentine, I've worked up.....

There's something about those old-time valentines that still have a lot of appeal and I use them often for creating new, larger valentine cards.

"Dear Valentine I've worked up a fancy for you.  Come clean, confess you like me, too."

 I'm going to get back into selling my work and haven't yet decided on eBay or Etsy, so for now I'll do it here on my blog.  It'll be a while before I'm in full swing again, but soon.

This card is 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 and quite substantial with layers of paper and embellishments, including stitching.  Inside is blank, made of stitched layers, as well.  It comes in a protective box. 
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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

1 I've been hooking!


Wow, it's been a long time since I've posted on my blog.  I haven't been doing much in the way of paper crafting, but I did manage to make a few Christmas presents this year.  I decided to pull out the old crochet hooks and some yarn and see if I could remember how it's done.  It had been several years since I had crocheted.      I made a rather big afghan for my father and step-mother, a scarf for my brother, ponchos for all the granddaughters and a hat for the grandson.    It was a nice change.

I started out with purchased ear muffs for the girls and chose those colors for their ponchos.  The kids were all kind enough to model them for a picture.

Thanks for the continued stopping by on my blog even in my absence.  I hope to get back into my craft room this weekend and make some cards.

Hope you all had a great holiday season and have a great 2014.

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Friday, August 23, 2013

4 Birthday Card with Shrink Plastic butterflies

I started with a 5 x7 card with layers of American Crafts specialty cardstocks and Pink Paislee patterned paper.  The dry embossing on the peach colored cardstock is done with the All-In-One and the full sheet embossing plate from the Thank You set.

The butterfly embellishments are printed/cut with the Cricut Imagine on printable shrink plastic then shrunk to create a hard plastic embellishments. These butterflies are from the  Lori’s Garden cartridge.

The inside of the card has a printed butterfly image to coordinate with the front.

Cricut Imagine
Gypsy Handheld designing device
Cuttlebug All In One embossing set
Cuttlebug All In One Thank You

Imagine Lori’s Garden Art Cartridge (butterflies, Happy Birthday)
American Crafts Cardstock
Pink Paislee Soiree patterned paper
Cosmo Cricket buttons
Sewing machine and supplies
Baker’s Twine

Printable Shrink plastic
Helmar Acid Free Glue, Zap dots, Tape Runner, and 450 Quick Dry

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Thursday, July 4, 2013

2 Seeing Stars

  Happy 4th of July....

The “firecrackers” in the middle of this display are candles, cut them down to random sizes and wrapped in papers of colors and stripes.

The rocket image is free-floating by using a scrap of acetate wedged in between the firecrackers.

I love the 3D look of stars that are scored and folded so I incorporated a couple small ones onto my firecrackers and some big ones on the skewers at the back.    The base of the display is a block of styrofoam.  I chose styrofoam so the star skewers would have something to stick into.

I added stars to the ends of the candle wicks for fun and scattered a few more on the base.

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