Tuesday, May 31, 2011

June Bride

I’d like to thank everyone who visited and left such sweet comments welcoming me to blog land. I hope I didn’t miss thanking anyone.

I’ve been a bit busy as we have had the most wonderful guests. Fun was had by all. My niece has recently gotten into scrap booking and will be sweet sixteen shortly. As luck would have it I’ve been purging my stash. Anything I couldn’t use in my card making had been set aside to be donated to Goodwill. Instead I was thrilled to be able to give it all to Maggie as a birthday gift. It was such fun watching her sit on the living room floor like a child on Christmas morning sorting through all her new treasures. She was delighted. It was wonderful getting all those lovely thank you hugs.

I often buy grab bags at thrift shops and yard sales. Although more then worth the price, there are always a few things in most bags I can’t use. Don’t know why I’ve hoarded things I knew I’d never use for so long but now I’m happy I did.

Today's Card is a tri shutter card made for a sweet young lady who has found her prince charming. The sentiment was printed using Word. The frosty white paper was given to me by my daughter, a close out from the print shop she works at. The Start burst paper is Crayola’s Stardust inkjet printer paper. I found a pack of 10 sheets in a thrift shop for 99 cents! The front of the card was embossed with Cuttlebug’s Leafy Branch EF then three ready made flowers were added with glue dots. The flowers, ribbon, lace and pearls were all thrift shop finds. The rings came from the Dollar Tree’s wedding dept. The butterflies were a variety of stamps stamped on velum with versamark, embossed with silver EP, chalked from the back and fussy cut.

“Cheap Trick” You can find amazing bargains at thrift shops and yard sales.

Have an Amazing Day!


Thursday, May 26, 2011

Big Thank You & Happy Memorial Day

With heartfelt thanks to my fairy godmother / late night IT tech support UK / Dear Sweet Friend Di of Pixie’s Crafty Workshop http://pixiescraftyworkshop.blogspot.com/ I embark on a new adventure. As I am computer illiterate Di has graciously set up this blog for me. She assures me I can’t brake it and it wont bite me so here I go in to blogland.

I hope you will join me in my tiny closet and share my joy for creating handcrafted cards.


This weekend as you gather with family and friends to celebrate the beginning of summer with BBQs and dips in the pool or take advantage of the many sales; I hope you will take a moment to remember the reason for the holiday. Remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice that we may enjoy our many freedoms.

I printed the sentiment using Word.   I embossed white card stock in a Stars EF in my lovely new Cuttlebug then sprayed with Sheer Shimmer Spritz Sparkle.  Camera not picking up the sparkle I then cut out the stars with my craft knife.  This looks better irl, working on my lighting.

“Cheap Trick” I saved the negative to use as a stencil on the inside.

Have an Amazing Day


Monday, May 16, 2011

It’s Soooo Cute

I will hug him and pet him and I will name him George. That old cartoon of Hugo the Abdominal Snowman hugging Daffy Duck in a bunny suit came to mind when I opened the box to my new Cuttlebug. It’s so sweet. For someone who started out using embossing folders in a pasta machine then the original Sizzix found in a thrift shop you must know I am thrilled.   Thank you Jim for my lovely birthday gift. 
Have An Amazing Day!