Thursday, September 24, 2015

My First Design Post

Please go over to for my first design post.  It's all about Fall Y'All!

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Fall is in the air...

Fall has always been my favorite time of the year.  This is a card I made & entered in 2 design competitions. Now I am a Design Team member for Just For Fun Stamps.
The background & large moon were made using alcohol inks. I LOVE alcohol inks. The scarecrow, vines & crow were cut using my Silhouette.  I altered the scarecrow & pumpkins to make them look more dimensional & scary. The sentiment was a Studio G stamp.
I had a couple of Fall Cricut cartridges which I sold last year & scary scarecrow was on one of them, but I found an SVG cut in the Silhouette store similar so it was easy to alter.
I am going to share an oldie but goodie alcohol ink technique next week using my new Just For Fun stamps.

Friday, September 11, 2015


As you can see there is a large logo on the right.  I have been named as a Design Team Member for Just For Fun Stamps.  Click on the logo & it will bring you to their website.  They have amazing stamps which I will be sharing with you every month on the 2nd & 4th Thursday.  The entire Design Team will be sharing samples using stamps.  I will link them all on my blog list.

Now for the last ATC card in the series for my swap:

Again I used the "Sheltering Tree" stamp set from Stampin Up.  I love the little copper metal squirrel.

Have a great weekend.   The 3rd annual all-citywide garage sale is this weekend & we have already covered the north end of the city.  Not a lot, but did get an apple corer to use with the box of apples I received yesterday.  Going to make & can apple butter this weekend,  Can't wait to can again!

Thursday, September 10, 2015

New Class...

Last Saturday my DH & I went to Roseburg so I could teach a class at Roseburg Book & Stationery's Labor Day bash.
I haven't taught in awhile since we moved to the coast, but I am so busy now getting ready for 3 craft fairs in Nov. & Dec.

I CASE'd the idea for this card from Pinterest.  I cut leaf stencils for everyone with my Silhouette & they used the stencil & mask to make the card.
  • Ranger Perfect Pearls - Copper, Bronze, Pearl & Gold
  • Ranger Mini Misters - I used these to mix Perfect Pearls & water to make a mist glimmer of color iridescence
  • Ranger Mister bottles - Filled with water
  • Ranger Dylusions Ink Spray - Orange & Cut Grass
  • Ranger Distress Stain Spray - Walnut Ink
  • Quilting Creations Stencil Mylar Sheet White 12"x 12"  - I cut the stencils for the class using my Silhouette. 
  • Stampin Up - stamp set "Sheltering Tree"
  • Stampin Up Ink - Chocolate Chip
  • Paper Accent 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock - Java, Orange, Cream

Tuesday, September 1, 2015


ATC #4:
  • Stampin Up stamp set "Butterfly Basics"
  • DCWV "The Twinkle Glints"    6" x 6" Printed cardstock
  • Paper Accents vellum
  • beads & rhinestones
It was so much fun when we moved to our house on the Oregon coast to unpack my craft room & see how much I actually had saved & packed away.  It is also is so much fun to have it in places where I can use it.  I am inspired.  I am creative & I am having the time of my life!