Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Cards for Fundraiser

I am back. My daughter is doing well physically. It will be the mental and emotional healing that will take a while. I took some time out to make these cards for a fundraiser my friend is having for a mutual friend. Her husband unexpectedly died a few weeks ago leaving them with no income and six kids. He had no life insurance from what I can gather. All products used are from ColorBox (I have no idea how to add the two dots over the O). I love their products and I love it even more that I get them for free when I fill out surveys they send out. So I took regular A2 cards and added a 4X5 square of the paisley patterned paper as the background and centered a 2 1/2 inch stripe of diagonal stripe over that. I added some sweet leaf ribbon from Close To MY Heart. I stamped a Fiskars cupcake stamp on a piece of white card stock and mounted that on some chocolate card stock from Colorbox. I added that off-center and put a sentiment in the corner.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Missing In Action

I have been Missing in Action. My daughter was almost killed by her fiance and I have been dealling with that. I will be back home soon and creating. Thanks for looking and I will be back in a little bit.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Thank You tags.

I have some of the most amazing friends on the planet. My one friend was over and I was telling her about some of the creative stuff I am doing and she said she had some things that were right up my alley. The next day I get this whole box of stamps and a container full of yummy goodness. Tags, dominoes, radiant pearls, and oodles of chotzskies as my Granny would say. I created these two tags with all that yumminess. You cant see it but there is Tim Holtz Clear rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint as the top coat of the tag. I love how it adds the right amount of distress with subtlety. I distress the tag with homemade glimmer mists. I edged the tags with Colorbox chalk inks, which by the way I am totally hooked on. Stamped some images and added fibers and some charms to finish it off on the front. On the back I fashioned a pocket for the tag card I wrote my message on and added a stamped key I cut out and added a clock face too. I hope you find them inspiring and Thanks for looking.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Missing In Action

Sorry ladies. I did not fall off the face of the Earth. I had to pack up all my beloved Scrapbook Stuff and move. So I have missed being creative for the last three weeks and am sitting at the dining table with the little travel bag of goodies I keep close to me out and have spent all day creating. I have no idea if anyone looks at this blog but somewhere down the line I want a record of where I have been and where I am going creatively so here it is. I jones for crafting and creating like a drug addict for its next fix...maybe not that drastic but when I cant find time to be creative it starts to stress me out. Having said all that...I belong to a Scrap Club from Close To My Heart. I love my consultant and I love the products I purchase from her. She designs the greatest pages and I cannot wait to go and recreate her Magic. I also love her laugh and when I was gone missed it tremendously. There are just those people in your lives you crave to be around because they inherently lift you up without effort. I made the six pages she designed then went on to use up the extra's and create a page of my own. Along with the pages are instructions for cards if you are not a scrapbooker. I used the cuts they gave and loosely followed the design. I have this problem with wanting to copy but always put my own twist on things. I hope you like the cards I made. The chipboard pieces and all materials used are Close To My Heart. Did I mention I love their stuff!!! Enjoy and thanks for stopping by. ok so I will come back and add the pictures becuase the internet is not cooperating with me. Night All.