just messing around, cut up some ginak kraft and cranberry cardstocks with the intentions of making some simple note cards... the rectangles are A-6 and the square is 4 1/4" in real life. this particular one is totally gkd stamps with a piece of lace from the frogfeathers etsy shop.
kraft concepts in stitches embossing folder with gkd sentiment. unknown sheer.
Hero Arts sentiment, the floral pp is from an new pink paisley ( non pad these papers came in a baggie like memory box pp. whoo. ( its not fun to tear all those papers off the pads eh?)
gkd stamps, the twine is from Julies paper and such store and the sentiment's up on pop dots.



Kraftin Kimmie image colored with pencils, not cut out completely, the sentiments something from limited edition that I normally use as an backstamp for cards but, it fits her so well. teeny tiny recollections brads on the pin heads. the white texture pp is handmade pp from provo craft, the plaid is from Basic Grey june bug line. the black sheer is unknown. This ones 6" square in real life.
minds blank on the who makes that sentiment, the green frame is an gina k lovely labels heat embossed with ranger seafoam white. layers of scraps and a bit of Christmas blingy ribbon.
This cute guy is from High hopes ( sundays best ) he was rak'd to me a long time ago and I just colored him with copic markers, paper scraps from the recent vsn pile. the sentiments from su done in versafine spanish moss. up on pop dots. 5X7 in real life.


Remember when?

ya know, that is what hubs said this image should say... remember when? then have the happy anniversary on the inside, but since I don't have an an remember when stamp... this is how it turned out. any add some pearls to the sentiment die cuts layers. ( not sure yet)
whiff of joy image stamped on Neenah, colored with copic markers ( a while ago ) some vintage wide lace sewn to the card base so the entire inside is lined with smooth neenah. its not quite 6 inches in real life.


just for fun

Lockhart Apron stamped on Neenah with memento colored with copic's the tiny buttons unknown and has a bit of pink karen foster scrappers floss through the holes. Viva Las Vegas Stamps sentiment, done on neenah die cut with an justwrite spellbinders die layered to one of the fancy tags dies. there is two colors of liquid pearls on these. The Printed papers's from Basic Grey ( I think ) base is bazzill, solid green satin is from May Arts and the shimmery sheer is an old Christmas ribbon from either Joanns or Michaels. This ones 6" square in real life.


Happy Aniversary Kids

This adorable image came to me via wish rak from Jodi66 ( Thanks Jodi!) its colored with copic markers and the tulle is florist grade machine sewn to the double sided printed paper ( flip side is the lacey oval die cut) these panels are up on pop dots.
This sentiment's from A Muse and its 6" square in real life.


Herd It

found this cute cow in the I Brake for stamps site and got very excited ( it goes for too much on the bay second hand...) colored with copics.
5X7 in real life, uses some VSN scraps and such. goofed the top right corner when i had the bright idea to add the brads ( after other things were glued down... ) It's tricky to get a hole punch around stuffs haha. the sentiments from Gina K designs.


CPS Sketch Card #235

This particular sweetpea stamp was in the on sale section the first time I ever ordered from them and I bought it because, June was peeking over my shoulder ooohing and ahhhing... :) (I'm gonna make a card of two for her with this but, in colors she likes better soon) (she has two fur baby kitties) That heart paper clip came to me many moons ago from one of those sunroom swaps i think but, that's as far as I remember about it. this card uses this Card Positioning Systems sketch #235 and is a featured fan card for them this week too. ( its been flipped and changed to square)
She's colored with copic markers
This card is 6" square in real life, I sewed an piece of pink mesh paper to the striped authentique pp. the pink textured paper ( circle cut in half) is textured floral ( hard to see on this angle i guess) but its embossed with a floral type pattern came out of an package from costco years ago. the hello sentiment is from Hero Arts and its punched with an martha stewart tag punch, the metal bling flower is from MM.

Wish Rak "Ideas" Exchange / Swap

recently there was an "swap" to exchange an "idea" that your person wanted to know ( you had to give them more then one choice... one of mine was the beaded pens... and my person who had me was Lena Tacker and this is a glimpse into the loot I received from her.
handmade parts, decorated altered notepad with matching beaded pen and reveal card. :)
there are supplies in this box to created these pens and the instructions with photos :)
I dont think I photographed everything I did by I had Valerie and she was curious about using fibers or adding a small gift to a card front. so this was a card with a pocked to hold a book mark.
(she likes birds and bright cheerful colors )
this card /booklet cover the spine is laced with fiber like a corset.
( intended to print off photos of things i had made using fibers but, really nothing was that special or I had not seen it done a million times before so left it blank. )
altered a tin for her to keep images in, trying to use the colors of her space (with out actually seeing it, purple blue and green) added images and stamps and such to this before it was mailed away.


September's 6 Christmas Cards

I've decided unless I do something really outrageously different with one of these cards I'm not going to bother typing in what it what on them. This particular card is 6" square in real life.
colored with pencils.
also colored with pencils and 6" square.
This one uses some of those Hero Arts rhinestones that Jan gifted me with years ago... the clear are hard to see at any angle.
6" square.
A-6 this is the small version of the stampington & co. comet.
this ones 5" square in real life.
6" square.


Paper and Such Spotlight

This red neck rooster card is featured on the Paper and Such blog this week...
So they gave me this nifty blinkie to post :)


1st day 10th grade

yep, taller then me now... taller then his dad too. and yep, will still line him up and shoot a first day mug shot even if this is the best one of a half a dozen shots.


"How To"

The aftermath of an VSN weekend... 2 cards friday PM, 11 cards saturday, 5 cards sunday... ( makes quite a mess of scraps among other things.
this is the other tin, the first one contains Christmas/winter themed die cut sentiments and tiny images as that is what sells best in the November booth, tiny gift cards made from scraps. I just can't bring my self to toss it so I stamp sentiments on the skinny pieces, die cut them and toss them into this tin. its handy, it saves a bunch of time and it helps with the memory thing too. I've acquired more then a few cling mounted stamps in the last year and I don't remember the sayings of them as easily as being able to glance at the top of one of printers trays full of wood mounted sentiments.
during the clean- up process.
this is about as "clean" as it gets, nope it does not bother me to see it all piled up like this on the other hand I have to see it to know its there. I don't think I could forget about it as easily if i had one of those spotless spaces where everything was in a clean and tidy cupboard.
left side of an 6' costco folding table.
more towards the right, that pile of scraps will be cut down into 3" square sized cards and such and made into gift tags as I go through the week.
(see next post) those gift tags came out of the VSN scraps for the most part and there are 57 3" sized ones and also did one 6" card that's not posted yet)

57 and counting