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Monday, January 31, 2011

2 Hearts (w/tea)

Quick Tea Card using the Flip Card technique from Dori (Thanks, Dori!). This one will go to my February tea partner -- Kim D. in Ware, MA.

When the card is opened, the slider pulls out the tea. This card is also great for gift cards!

The white slider is 4.5 x 6.5, scored at 3.5" The pocket is 6" x 5" On the 6" side, score 1/2 from both sides. Fold the pocket in half (2.5" score line). Trim and tuck in 1/2 from both sides to create the pocket. Adhere to bottom of card (or side in this case).

Insider white slider (short end in the pocket) and adhere (do not adhere past the score line) to top edge of card.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Welcome Baby Class

“Welcome Baby"

A Baby Album Class

February 10 (Thursday)


Cost: $25.00

My “tried and true baby album in an hour”. This is a technique class in which you will learn to create a baby album of “Firsts” in an hour. Each class kit is different but all have the same supplies. The emphasis will be on the technique.

Supplies to bring: Paper trimmer, scissors, tweezers (or any type of “picker upper” tool), reading glasses (if needed), acid-free adhesive (glue or tape), scor-pal

Friday, January 28, 2011

Mojo Monday Sketch

I have decided to start challenging myself to make a card a week, currently using the Mojo Monday sketches (see link below with photo).  This is the sketch for this week.
And here is the card I created with the inspirational sketch. 

So, hopefully challenging myself will mean more post!  Yah!   Enjoy your day and have a great week!


Monday, January 24, 2011

Gung Hay Fat Choy!

Happy Chinese New Year! 2011 is the year of the Rabbit. I was born in the year of the Rabbit so, it's my year this year!! Read all about the Year of the Rabbit here. I think these characteristics definitely sound like me!!

Anyway, here is a card that my good friend, Brenda (the Hawn Librarian) made for me. Love it, Bren!!! Thank you for being so thoughtful!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Layout share

Another layout share from my retreat. This is my older dog, Max. I took this photo during my "photography" phase when I was practicing with natural light and interesting angles. (His nose isn't really that big!)

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Layout share

So, I had some ladies over and we went to my bayhouse in Surfside for a little mini-retreat. I got 6 pages and 3 cards scrapped and I did a lot of sewing. I'm posting some of the items over at my other blog so be sure to check both sites and subscribe!

This is a layout for a trip to Fiesta Texas last year for my daughter's 18th birthday.

Friday, January 21, 2011

February Tea Swap - Open Call

Open call for our month tea swap. LMK If you are interested in joining.

Requirements: You will mail 2 tea bags to your partner in a handmade card by February 10.
Remember: By signing up for this swap you agree to be a responsible swapper.

Optional Theme: Valentine's or Wedding or Pink/Red Colors

Card can be blank OR you can write a note in it. Your choice!

If you are interested, email me no later than January 25
Send me an email SUBJECT: TEA SWAP with
1) your name
2) mailing address
3) email address
4) likes/dislikes/allergies (re tea type)
5) Loose tea okay? Y/N
6) blog (if any)
7) If you are willing to swap outside of the US or US ONLY

Past tea swappers don't have to send me the info above UNLESS your information has changed.

I will send a group email with the partner list by 1/27. Teas must be mailed out by February 10.

Drop me a line today if you are interested!

super simple cards

I've been wanting to use up some scrap supplies so I made these super simple valentines using paper scraps and left-over stickers.  I think I'll send them to my dd.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Already Made Cards - What to do?

I bought a box of pattern covered blank cards. I figured I would quickly dress them up and give them away as Christmas gifts. Well, I had too many ideas this holiday season and not enough time. Since I needed a boy Birthday card, I dressed one of the cards rather quickly and came up with this:

The card to the left is the "undressed" card.

Cuttlebug airplane die, nestabilities, SU Border punch, TLC Rubon words.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

A Year of Cards - January Class

The Year of Cards continues at A Place In Time. This month's theme is Wedding/Love and scheduled for Thursday, January 27 from 6:30p to 8:30p. Cost is $20. We'll play with a couple of tools, including the EK Success 3d hearts and beautiful paper by gcd Studio.

Next month we have a baby album class on February 10 featuring my one-up technique wherein you can finish this album in one hour! On the 24th of February, a Year in Cards continues with Kids Birthday cards!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

A little sunshine

For the past 5 years I have been purchasing gifts throughout the year, as I found something that someone would like. Well I recently found these cute dish towel set and thought I would add a personal touch.

I took out my Cricut (which hadn't been used in 6 months) and created
matching 3 x 3 note cards with vellum envelopes (not posted).
Having little gifts on hand saves time and stress. Now to find a place where they will be safe ....

Bazzil cs, cuttlebug embossing folder and Cricut Walk in My Garden cartridge

Thursday, January 6, 2011

"Make It Mine" - mini cards class

Quick, Fast and Fun! Marvelous minis class scheduled for Thursday, January 13 @ 6:30 p.m. Cost $15. Bonus envelope template included.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Beary nice tin!

The last of the tins I bought for craft fairs several years ago.

Created for my niece which holds little pocket dolls and accessories.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Chipboard Calendar - Part 2 of 2

Part 2 of 2 on the little chipboard calendar I made this weekend. Again, I realize that I took photos before I stuck the embellishments for September (which were at home) so you will have to pretend on that month. This is part 2 of 2 - months July to December. Part 1 was posted yesterday. Enjoy! KC

Monday, January 3, 2011

Chipboard Calendar - Part 1 of 2

I made a little chipboard calendar this weekend while cropping with a friend. I realize that I took photos before I stuck the embellishments for March and September (at home) so you will have to pretend on those. This is part 1 of 2 - months January to June. Enjoy! KC

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Tag Swap - November , December

Belated post. This is the beautiful tags and gifts I received from Leanne. I have these stamps but have never used them so I love the inspiration that Leanne just gave me. Thank you so much, Leanne!

I finally got this little acrylic card holders from Heiko. Works perfectly for holding up

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Christmas Tea with friends

I recently had Tea with some of the ladies on my tea swap. We had a wonderful time and you just have to check out their beautiful omiyage gifts!!!

Beautiful packaging of a tea bag and quote cards from Brenda. I also received a Tea Pin (not shown)!!!

Cool tea cup (made from the pillow box card and a Elf Hat goodie box from Dori.

and an adorable Christmas card

Holding Tea dies from Gail!

Thank you for a wonderful and memorable time for Tea!!


The house is quiet. The kiddos are still asleep after popping the fireworks until midnight. It's the last year for fireworks. The ban goes into effect tomorrow. I grew up popping fireworks every New Years and Fourth of July with my siblings and many cousins. A tradition that my children will, hopefully remember, but never again experience .... maybe not. Maybe the law will change ...

Happy New Year!!