Monday, December 31, 2007

TMTA - Fireworks of color

Well, it's been a busy two weeks since I've last posted. I've been away from my computer and my crafting supplies much of the time during the Christmas holiday so I was happy to get back to creating things again. I've had a wonderful time having my mom and two of my sisters visiting but now I have some catching up to do with lots of photos...but I'll save that for tomorrow. The final TMTA challenge for the year is "Fireworks of Color." Here's my entry...since it's been such joyous holiday for me I had to add that word to my card. Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

TMTA - Cross Stitch

Here's my ATC for TMTA. The theme this week is cross stitch. Cross stitching was one of the first crafts I took up years ago. I still have a sampler or two hanging and a few favorite pieces tucked away. It's been ages since I stitched anything...this was a fun theme.

Friday, December 14, 2007

4 x 4 Friday - Blue and Silver

Here's my go on the blue and silver theme for 4 x 4 Friday. I used some detail silver embossing powder on the stamped script that looks lovely in person but won't scan no matter what I do! Ah well...

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Inchie Tree

Here's a picture of my inchie Christmas Tree. I've hung all the Christmas inchies from the PWA Christmas Inchie Swap as ornaments.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Countdown To Christmas

Here is another Christmas countdown with some lovely free images...take a look here. I love all the sharing at this time of year! Take a good look around the site...there's a wealth of good information, shopping and tutorials.

TMTA - Mosaic

Today's theme at TMTA is mosaic. Here's my card. I love this Teesha Moore's one of my favorites.

Two new Swaps

Here are two cards I've sent in for recent swaps. The first one is for the PWA Perpetual Calendar Swap. We had to choose a month and then make 12 ATC's which will fit in a perpetual calendar. I chose September and a back to school theme. The second one is for the Red Lead Christmas Swap. I love their stamps! I also sent this one in for the aMUSEme 4 card stud Christmas swap. Hope they like them!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Paper Packets

Aren't these the cutest thing? This was the first class on the new aMUSEme group. I'm planning to make more to hold small gifties to put in everyone's stockings. What fun!

Monday, December 3, 2007

TMTA - Alice in Wonderland

Today's theme on TMTA is Alice in Wonderland. I love this book! I loved it as child myself and I loved reading it to my own kids. So, here's my card...the Queen of Hearts. Off with her head!

Best Card of the Month

I'm so thrilled and flabbergasted that my entries won best card of the month at Inkyfunstampers and InkyfunstampersATC groups! Both of them! Woohoo...what an honor to be chosen. So, for the rest of the month my cards will be on the home page of each site. I entered the Home ATC that I made for TMTA 2 weeks ago at the IFS-ATC group and I entered the the faux postage 4 x 4 turned into a card for the IFS group. Here's the card...I just added the 4 x 4 to some lovely cardstock. I'm really enjoying both of these groups...lots of great people and fun, quick swaps.

Monday, November 26, 2007

TMTA - Headwear

Here's my entry for the TMTA challenge...I call it Chicken Inspector #23. This week the theme is headwear. I've used this same photo in several different cards but I seem to keep going back to him...I just love his face!

Red Lead Christmas Tags

Here are the tags I made for the Red Lead Swap. I had so much fun making these. I love the Red Lead stamps and images. And it really got me in the Christmas spirit.

Monday, November 19, 2007

TMTA - Houses

Well, here we are...another Monday. I had to work today which is unusual for me...Monday is my normal day off. But I had to fill in on a mobile drive today. So, I didn't get to check the theme for TMTA this week until this evening. The theme this week is houses. The concept of house and home is one that's close to my heart. My home and making a home has always been so important to me. Here's my ATC...

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Inkyfunstampers ATC Swaps

Here are two ATC's I've made for the IFS ATC group. The first one is for the Anything Goes swap. I love this stamp from Teesha Moore. The second is for the Harvest Swap. I used a portion of a vintage Thanksgiving postcard. I hope my partners like them.

Christmas Countdown

Lisa Vollrath is having another Christmas Countdown this year. She's generously offering a new Christmas image each day starting on December first. I'll be there...

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Christmas Inchies

Well, I've finished my Christmas Inchies for the PWA swap. Now I just have to get them in the mail!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

You Are a Gingerbread House

A little spicy and a little sweet, anyone would like to be lost in the woods with you.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Here is an ATC I made for the Inkyfunstampers group monthly challenge. The technique is called distress kissing. You ink up two stamps with contrasting distress ink colors, touch the stamps together then stamp on your paper. I used Ranger distress inks in mustard seed and fired brick and a harlequin and script stamp. Fun technique!

PWA Beaded matchboxes

The Weekly challenge on PWA is beaded matchboxes. Here are the two that I made.

TMTA - Birds

The Theme this week on TMTA is birds. I was going to enter my "little birdie" card because I just love that stamp set from Time to Stamp but I thought I would make something new just for this. So here is my bingo bird but I've posted the little birdie again just because it makes me smile.

Friday, November 2, 2007

4 x 4 Friday Faux Postage

I had time tonight to take a look at the 4 x 4 Friday site so I thought I would give it a try. There's so much inspiring work here...I've had a wonderful time looking at all of the past entries.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

White with a Touch of Pink

I signed up for an ATC swap on the Inkyfunstampers ATC group. The theme is White with a Touch of Pink. I'm interpreting "white" image is more cream. But that's a shade of white isn't it? Well, I hope my partner likes it!

Monday, October 29, 2007

PWA Fantasy Fatbook Swap

Here is my page for the PWA Fantasy Fat Book Swap. You know with PWA you have to incorporate microbeads into the design. I had the hardest time deciding how I would do that and in the end I just added a strip along the binding edge to outline the page. I'm not very creative in my use of the beads but...ah well. We had to make 17 pages. I can't wait to see what everyone else has done!

Red Lead Halloween ATC's

Here are all of the Halloween ATC's I received from the Red Lead Halloween Swap. Aren't they fun?

Red Lead Halloween ATC Swap

Here's my ATC for the Red Lead swap. I received the return ATC's last week and I'm in the process of scanning them in. It was my first time swapping with this group and I love all the cards I received. I'm working on the November swap now...

TMTA - Halloween

Here's my entry for TMTA this week. The theme is fitting! I love this time of year don't you?

Tuesday, October 23, 2007


Well, here it is Monday again...oops, actually it's Tuesday now. The day just got away from me. I just made a quick card to enter into this week's TMTA. The theme is "friends." I really like this image...I've had it for quite awhile but sadly I don't remember where I got it. Anyway, here it it...

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Pink Challenge

Evelyn at PWA issued a "pink" card challenge since October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. I realized pink is not a color I use very often. But I thought I'd give it a try and made these two cards. The color is off a bit in both...for some reason my scanner just couldn't get the pinks quite right...but you get the idea.

Monday, October 15, 2007


I thought I would enter an ATC for TMTA. I've often looked at this site and been inspired by the art work. The category is moon and stars. Here's my entry...

Friday, October 12, 2007

Technique Junkies

Here's my first stab at the Double Pocket Card from the TJ newsletter. It was really fun to make.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007


Here are my flower inchies for the PWA swap. I should receive the swaps by the end of the week...things are going to be blooming around here!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Halloween's coming!

Here are a couple of Halloween things I've made. A card and an ATC. The ATC's will be going to the Red Lead Group swap. I won't be able to make the ATC swap at the Salvage Studio again this month but I did manage a Saturday off later in the month to take one of the classes!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Super sister

Well, this is the last month I'll have Beth for my super sister on PWA. It's been alot of fun getting to know Beth a little and trading presents each month. Here are the two things I created for Beth's box this month. I also made a card to enclose with all the other little things I'm sending her. I really love how these beaded bird magnets turned out. I'm going to make some more of these for everyone's Christmas stocking but instead of the beads I'm planning on finishing them off with beeswax. We'll see how that goes!

Saturday, September 15, 2007

silly thing...

We're off for the weekend to Marrowstone Island...our last family fling before Katie leaves for college. I just thought I'd pop in and leave you with this silly thing...remember to fill your world with color!

You Are a Red Crayon

Your world is colored with bright, vivid, wild colors.

You have a deep, complex personality - and you are always expressing something about yourself.

Bold and dominant, you are a natural leader. You have an energy that is intense... and sometimes overwhelming.

Your reaction to everything tends to be strong. You are the master of love-hate relationships.

Your color wheel opposite is green. Green people are way too mellow to understand what drives your energy.

Monday, September 3, 2007

One other thing...

Here's another card I finished tonight. I made this in between working on my pages for the PWA All Year Flip book. I'd been so frustrated in my efforts to find small black brads! I'd looked everywhere that would possibly carry them but no luck. I would find every other color but NO black! I finally found some today in a package of mixed colored brads at Michael's. So, I was able to attach the black screening to the background panels. I've put some weathering on the panels and I'm going to let them dry until tomorrow. I'm hoping to get them finished by the end of the week. I'll scan one in when they're finished. They're essentially the bird collage I showed you awhile back with a few changes. You'll see...


Here's a picture of my entry for the August BBB (beady buddy bonanza) for PWA. It's a Halloween microscope slide pin. I have it all ready to send to Cheryl who was the lucky winner of this month's drawing. If you'd like to see all the things she won you can look here.

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Technique Junkies

I've received two Technique Junkies newsletters so far and I've really been enjoying learning some new background techniques. The latest one I've tried is called "scraped oil pastels." Here is a card and an ATC I made out of the background.

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