Monday, August 30, 2010


Gingersnap Creations is doing a scrapling swap.  What in the world, you say, is a scrapling???  Well, it is a 1-1/2" x 8-1/2" (folded at 4-1/4") piece of art.  I am not even sure if using a paint chip is an integral part of the definition but that is what was asked of those participating in the swap.  I am not joining the swap but had to give this a try and so, this is my first (and quite possibly only) attempt at a scrapling...

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Fossil Stone

This week we were challenged by Diana and Beth to create something using the fossil stone technique from Technique Junkies Apr/May 2006 newsletter and yes, all the issues are available to paying members.  It is wonderful to just browse through them all!!!  Ok, so here is my card using fossil stone as the background and an Innovative Stamp Creation stamp, Martha Stewart punch and PEARLS... I know they look silver but they are very pretty white pearls, a touch I thought went well with the underwater image, sorry they didn't show up that way on the scan..
Thanks for visiting and I'd love to hear from you...

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Junior's Birthday

My youngest grandchild will be turning 6 in Sept. and I can't believe I am ahead of the game in making him a card!!  I loved the fold of this card, which was the online bonus technique from Technique Junkies...I used Stampin Up stamps to make the card.  I "suspended" the frog and dragon fly by attaching them to a piece of acetate... Now I have another one to make for my great niece Ella who is 3 days older than Junior...will post it once it is done...Here is Junior's:

I added a second photo, as I added the forgotten snail and to hopefully get the color more in focus.

As always, your comments are greatly appreciated!!

I CAN'T BELIEVE I FORGOT TO MENTION THAT THIS CARD ALSO FITS THE GINGERSNAP CREATIONS 3-D CHALLENGE WHICH YOU CAN FIND HERE  Go check it out.  It should be great fun to see what everyone comes up with...

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Incredible Blog Candy

We are all lucky enough to try to win not just the blog candy in the button on my sidebar but another somewhat smaller prize, still all Tim Holtz!  Just click on the blog candy button and follow Stacy's directions and you too might win a huge stash of Tim!!!  Good Luck!!!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Pinwheel Drawer Box

It has been a while since I've posted.  I have been working a lot.  I have a wonderful Oregon coast retreat/vacation coming up in Sept. (email me if you want to know more about it, especially if you love Trish Morris from Club Scrap).  Anyway, I have been working on this box and on making pinwheels which is a Technique Junkies tutorial and had the brilliant idea to put them together.

Not the best photo ever but you get the idea.  I love how it turned out.  The papers are from The Angel Company.   The beautiful crochet trim and barely seen brad, in the center of the flower, is from my fave,  They have some incredible deals daily!!!  Check them out!!

The directions for the box can be found here complete with a video! Enjoy!!!