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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Fall cards and Giving Thanks

A computer virus is a painful thing. It wastes our time and irritates us to no end. Do you ever wonder what nut created viruses? You'd think they would have a life!

Anyways, that's what been happening the past couple of weeks. Getting rid of viruses and cleaning up the computer.

Here's pictures of the other cards we made. We used Tim Holtz die, wire, nesties, APT stencils, SU Border punch, embossing powder, quickutz die, sizzix die, fiber, brads, and lace.

Monday, September 13, 2010

A Year of Cards - Giving Thanks

The next Year of Cards scheduled for Thursday, September 23, 6:30p to 8:30p at A Place in Time. Cost $25. The theme: Giving Thanks.

5 Cards with embossing, flourish and punch art. Here's one of the cards.

Hope to see you there!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Christmas Tags

Another month and another set of tags for Kyoko's Christmas Tag Swap. I didn't follow directions :o( {sorry, K}. Instead of making 3 identical tags, I created 3 different tags. I hope Tia Iida from Kaneohe doesn't mind. They turned out surprisingly cute. I had no idea what the finished project would look like but I'm quite happy with the results. What do you think?

"Mr. and Mrs. Frosty"


This weekend I need to concentrate on my next card class for September 23. Have a great weekend, everyone!

What a blog surprise!

So this morning, I log on and what do a find? A mess of a blog!! Well, it's fine now. I've been tinking with creating my own template and I've now decided it's a higher priority!

That'll mean less time crafting . . . Oh well. Stay tuned for a new look in the upcoming weeks.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Jus' Be[e] Cuz - 3 x 3

Marvelous minis are hitting A Place in Time!! Here's a little bag with 3 x 3 cards "Just Because" and.... drum rolling .... APT now has 2 styles of 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 envelope template for less than $4!! That's right, less than $4. They are very cute. I'll take a picture of the template later, but I made the envelopes above with the templates

Bee stamped image by APT, circle stitched stamp by Fran (yea, that's me) only found at APT, Nesti scallop and circle die, ribbon (unknown), SU Tiny circle punch, type letters font Times Roman 14, Fiskars Border die.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Simple Sympathy Card

My latest favorite technique: Embossing brass stencils on the diecut machine and coloring the image with ink pads. I love the air brush look. I've actually pulled stencils that were in my collection for at least 5 years! After I finished the card, I decided to add the Ribbon, you know, "Forget Me Not."

Embossing stencil by DreamWeavers, Nestibilities dies, SU Stamp pads, mini eyelets (unknown), SU Punch and sentiment, sheer green ribbon (unknown)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Tea gift

These little tea bags for two was created rather quickly. I made them for each of the Tea Swap members who join me each month. The optional theme of the month was Primary colors i.e. school. Well, I started with the apple and then went straight for a victorian look. So much for primary colors! LOL! Each bag holds 2 apple spice tea.

Monday, September 6, 2010


I miss scrapbooking! I think I've only been averaging a layout a month minimum whereas before I could easily do a layout a week. I used to enjoy it so much. Now with other commitments, I have found less and less time to truly enjoy this hobby of mine. So many pictures, so little time, and time does not wait :o(

Sunday, September 5, 2010

3 x 3 Christmas Card

Karen hosted another 3 x 3 Christmas Theme swap and I just finished my cards, actually stayed up to 2 a.m. to finish it since I have several projects I need to get done, hopefully before the weekend ends.

The paper is CTMH (Thank you, DeAnna!), BG buttens, tree punch that I ran through Cutterbug embossing folder and added gold wiring around. Ribbon I have had for years, don't know what brand. The label is a Nesti and on some of the cards I machine stitched w/thread and then some I didn't since the little PC sewing machine was giving me problems. Yes, I still have that little $10 machine from years gone by. Great for little things that scream for stitching at 3:30a in the morning!! Star brad, word stamp by Hero Arts, and Tim Holtz Coffee stain ink around all the edges.
The inside I used RF Flourish stamps with Versamark and then went over with light green chalk since I wanted a soft look.