Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Light as a Feather......

This is a very large size #10 tag that I collaged with a bird theme.  It's pretty self explanatory.  The butterfly is a Cheery Lynn die I believe and the feathers are Tim Holtz.  They have an embossing folder to give you that nice textured look.  The focal image I found on Pinterest.  Have a great day everyone!

Happy Father's Day

Wednesday, June 10, 2015


The top tag uses a Prima paper doll along with some die cuts and handmade flowers.  The bottom tag uses a piece of metallic Co'ordinations paper (which is very reflective unfortunately) and some stamps and a homemade flower.  I embossed the tag then rubbed Rusty Hinge ink over it and then sanded it.  Very happy with the result.  The tiny wishbone is a minor player but so cute!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

More Mixed Media

Be sure to enlarge the pictures to see the detail.  The first piece is an 8.5 x 11 canvas featuring a vintage reproduction of a piece of music.  I used Prima Sprays on this one.  The next two feature a picture of my brother and I when we were kids.  I used darker colors on this one, browns and greys, and lots of Prima mists.  I made all the flowers on this piece which I love to do.  These were fun pieces to do and more are coming!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Spring!....I'm Ready

I don't know about you but I am ready for better weather and flowers and bunnies et al!  What a winter we had and I am so ready for that to change.  I recently completed this canvas with all the spring colors in it.  It includes Faber Castell gelatos for the background, modeling paste in two patterns and handmade flowers.  All the buttons are antique mother of pearl and can you guess who is in the picture?  Right!

Friday, March 27, 2015

At The Well

The above is a picture of my grandmother at the well in her hometown of Mt. Savage, Maryland.  I scrapbooked this photo with handmade flowers and a doily cut on the Cricut.  I can't imagine how things must have been for women in those days.  They worked so hard but I think they were happier then than now when we have all the conveniences possible.  Enjoy!

Friday, March 20, 2015

Tea for Two

Are you maybe thinking that I purchased the new Tim Holtz tea cup die?  Sure looks like the TH one!
Instead this cut was done on my Cricut.  I have a subscription but had to pay $1.49 for this image.  Better than $20 for the TH one.  The only adjustment I had to make to it was to cut a slit at the rim of the bottom cup so the upper one could sit inside.  Otherwise they look uncannily alike.  A money saving tip for those of us with a Cricut.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015


Well I reached a milestone of 75,000 visits to my blog.  Thanks everyone who took the time to visit and especially those who commented.   I know it's not a big deal but it is to me.  I am in awe of those that have say 100,000 or  more.  Wow!

I have a lot of stamp stuff I am purging and I wondered how all of you out there would feel about a giveaway of lovingly used stuff?  Let me know and if there's enough interest we'll do it.  For instance, I have a Scoreboard, tons of stamps, some tools, etc. Give me a heads up if you're interested.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Almost Easter...........

I have a card for you today.  The black silhouette was cut on my Cricut Explore and the detail is phenomenal for only being about 2.375".  The sentiment is a Our Daily Bread one.  The grass is a Martha Stewart punch.  It's not exactly Easter but sort of.  Hope you like it.

Friday, February 27, 2015

A Taste of Spring

On this bright sunny and cold day I decided my psyche needed something that shouted "spring."  So I scoured around on Pinterest and decided to CASE this card from alekartka.blogspot.com.  I admired her card and decided to do one of my own.  Below is the result.  I did one with all white including the leaves and one with green leaves and used a Thank You sentiment.  Some of the flowers including the large one I made.  I love making flowers!  The cardstock was SU Whisper White and I don't know the source for the DP.  Hope you like it and that you"ll try your own breath of spring.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Finally home........

Sophie, my daughter's dog, was with us for two days because her Mother couldn't get here to pick her up after she got off work because of the road conditions and snow.  This is a video she made when she finally got home.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Tag Quickie

Here's a sweet little tag I made between bigger projects.  The image was from Pinterest.  The tag was made with Wendy Vecchi's new Tea Rose ink and splattered plaster technique.  The flower is one I made and I thought it turned out great with the little pearls on the green tips. Seam binding and a paper doily with all edged in Vintage Photo made this a fun little "quickie."

Friday, February 13, 2015

Mixed Media in Winter

Here's a mixed media piece I worked on this week.  I've had this picture of a lamb I took in Lancaster PA. for years.  Finally I decided on the right project for it.  I used texture paste and sprays on this piece as well as handmade flowers.  Enjoy and stay warm!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Boxes, boxes, and more boxes.

I spelled Cristi Maron's name wrong in the video.

Tired of Winter?

Here's a couple Easter cards from older Lockhart stamps.  Colored with Copics.  I used Spellbinders Marvelous Squares die.