Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thanks So Much

This card was made for a friend who needed a thank you card for her grandmother. I've found a dash of extra inspiration when making cards either for people or with people in mind. I was skeptical when I saw the color combo from Dawn's challenge but am really pleased with how it came out - particularly the aqua and chocolate. I've always liked those colors together but haven't ever played with them.

Cardstock - PTI, SU!
Stamps - PTI
Ink - SU!, Versamark, PTI
Punches - Marvy Uchida
Twine - PTI
Button - PTI
Embossing Powder - PTI

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Busy Bee

You wouldn't know it by the amount of (er, lack of) attention I've paid to my blog lately but I've been really busy in the craft room! I'm getting ready to walk out the door on my way to Arizona for work for the next few days but wanted to share some of the great Thanksgiving cards we're going to send to family this week.

The Lycee Winter Fair went really well - sold over 20 cards and several sets of gift tags but most of all had a great day with my friends - the hubbies even showed up for a while and a grand time was had by all! (I think the salami/pate vendor across the room didn't hurt business either - he sold out!)

I think I over made for the fair and have a wonderful collection of cards I'll be adding to my Etsy shop over the next week or so but am really taking a break. Aside from my regular challenge sites, I'm booked up working on our Christmas cards and some baby shower invites. I can't believe that the holiday crafting window is closing and it will be spring-themed cards before we know it.

Happy crafting and I'll see you in a few days!

Friday, November 13, 2009


Okay, remember how just a few days ago, I was saying how I wanted to try to get published after all of the holiday hubub? Well, I got an email last night that one of my cards will be featured in the "New Arrivals" section of the April 2010 edition of CARDS Magazine! Yay! I am still in shock as I carefully bundle up the little guy and ship him off. Wow! This card (which I had to remove from the blog and can't show you until next May) was born of my friendship with Beth and the boy that will bless their lives next March. I was working on shower invite prototypes and, well, the rest is history. Or, is it the future? April is a long way off... :) I am over the moon, forgive me if I make absolutely no sense for a while...

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Happily Ever After

I'm sorry to post and run but it is almost deadline time for the Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge! Eeek, where has the week gone?

This week's challenge was to create a wedding card with "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" as the inspiration. What a great movie! My Netflix queue is filling up with all of the ones Sankari and Brooke are reminding me I love! :)

I chose the colors inspired by the Greek Flag and tried to keep the card simple and elegant. Maybe too simple? I tried adding a leaf garland a la the olive branch wreathes of the ancient Olympians (ya, maybe I was taking the Greek thing a bit too far...), but I couldn't find a color that went well wiht the blues.

Stamps - Verve, PTI
Cardstock - Stampin Up!, PTI
Ink - SU!, PTI
Ribbon - Crafta
Rhinestones - Martha Stewart
Embossing Powder - PTI

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Hi everyone! I feel so awol lately, I just had to check in to say hello and that I'm alive and well and looking forward to playing in blog-land a bit more in the near future.

First of all, I have been a busy bee crafting up a storm for the Lycee Francais La Perouse Marche d'hiver this Saturday!! While I'm sure I can think of a million things I wish I would have made in time, I'm happy with what I have to show and hope that will generate some business for my tiny shop and maybe even some custom orders. This fair is open to the public and if anyone is local and wants to stop by, I'd love to meet you!! Here is a bit of what I've been working on lately...


Speaking of custom orders, I'm still plugging away on our Christmas cards (which got Claire's blessing, woo hoo!), and working on baby shower prototypes for my friend. Busy busy!

I'm not sure where the post-fair season will take my crafting. Aside from the two big projects, I'd like to re-stock my shop, participate more regularly in the challenges I love, and start working on some magazine submissions. Getting published would be a hoot!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Tribute to Heroes

I just found out that I had this card featured in the Etsy Greetings blog on Tuesday! I made that card a while ago and love it as much today as I loved it the day I made it. Such a simple yet powerful sentiment!

Thank you, Silvercloud07, for creating such a beautiful treasury! What a great tribute to all of those amazing men and women who have fought for and defended our country over the years.

As we draw closer to Veteran's Day, I'd like to offer a simple, but heartfelt, "thank you."

Monday, November 2, 2009

Mojo Monday 111

Just another Mojo Monday....da da, da da da da.

Alright, moving on from my really bad singing pun and onto the challenge at hand! Julee has come up with another amazing sketch for us to use this week and I'm thrilled to be able to play along.

I knew I wanted to do a "red and green"/traditional Christmas card, and the holly paper from Anna Griffin just leaped out at me. I found a great dark green base and a coordinating lighter green paper and ink. The sentiment is stamped on confetti cardstock and there is a fun, felt poinsietta as an accent. Fairly simple to make but I don't think you'd know it to look at it.

Stamps - Verve
Cardstock - SU!
Ink - SU
DP - Anna Griffin
Poinsettia - Hero Arts

Think Pink!

This week's Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge movie is "Legally Blonde." What fun!

The few things that come immediately to mind are the "bend and snap" scene, Bruiser Woods, and pink. I just got my newest goodies from Verve and had to use the new "Believe" set for the encouraging or uplifting sentiment.

Breast cancer awareness is near and dear to my heart as two family members have battled breast cancer and and won! I am so thankful!

Here is my card, inspired by the pink of the movie and the pink of the cause that means so much to me.

Stamps - Verve
Cardstock - SU!
Ink - SU!, Versamark
Pearls - Hero Arts
Ribbon - Crafta
Nestabilities - Label 8
Filigree Clear Embossing Powder - PTI
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