Thursday, January 22, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day:  Group card

stamps:  PSX, Kaiser Craft and ???(happy Valentine's Day)
Die:  cheery Lynn
Hearts, rose and sentiment; were hand cut
versafine black ink
coloring: back one:  (Very quick!) alcohol markers and red ink
               front one:  colored pencils

So many companies have a version of the "post card",  "Nika's in Windsor has one;  very useful stamp!  The Kaiser craft roses, I also purchased from nika's last year.  I use it so much!  Kaiser craft makes a great product!  The die purchased at Nika's.

Tip:  Cuttlebug:
cutting the detailed large dies.
(every machine is different/  and the paper we are cutting are different thickness !  watch the video on cheery Lynn)
This is what I did....(know your machine!  too expensive to replace!)
First cut:  (A,shim plate, C, die, card stock, B)
second cut:  remove metal shim plate
Use a strip of card stock (or 2 depending on your machine)  about 1 by 5";
laying in on top of the "sandwich" around the middle of the die area.
whine it thru 3 or 4 times, moving the paper strip on top a little to the right and little to the left each time!

 (  If I had remembered back from Fayn's demo (Rubber Carousel Stamps)  she did the same thing many years ago!  I miss Fayn, Barbie, Taylor and Dajah !   I loved going there so much!

So I'm ready for "make n take" with one of the groups I am volunteering at!  :)  Looking forward!

Thanks for stopping by and hope everyone has a great day! (cold here!  but no mud!!!  :))

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

New Toys!

A great Lady and an awesome friend gave me an envelope punch board for Christmas!  It is awesome!
Love it!  It would be on my list of thing of "must have!"  Corner rounder was always a "need" item.  I So love products that can be used for more things!

I also got for Christmas a new cutter/ scoreboard in one; by Making memories. purchased at Nika's in Windsor.   (I have the both types of score boards now!  :)  Like them both!

This hobby is great but I always have a mess!  And I keep adding to my "clutter"!
crafting is therapy; mine, body and sole!

I'm very very lucky!  I have a great family and friends.  I am
Thankful for all that I have, all that I can do and all the people and 4 legged critters that are in my life.
Life has lots of ups and downs;  new chapters and endings!
I'm glad that I had been a motivator for a few people in 2014.

   Everybody has "something"!
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you!

Thank you!  Have a great day!

2014 sympathy cards

stamps:  Kaiser craft and IO background;  Dies:  Cheery Lynn, memory box and ???

Stamp:  IO;  Dies:  memory box and ???
Nika's in Windsor has a number of dies from I O,  cheery Lynn, memory box & die-namites.

The store is awesome!  SO much to learn, see and inspire!  Next time you are in,  ask what you can use the plastic bingo chips for!

Thanks for looking!  Hope you all have a great day!

2014 Christmas Cards: A mixture!

Thought I would share some of the cards.........Thanks for looking!
Stamps:  Stampendous and Kaiser craft

stamps:  IO and ???

Stamps:  Kaiser craft and ???;  Dies:  IO, cheery Lynn and Marianne

stamps:  scerendipity and Kaiser craft

I don't like!  It should be removed!

stamps:  stampendous and ???

stamps:  stampscape and ???

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stamps:  kaiser craft and thomas kinkade

stamps:  IO and ???

stamp:  IO

stamps:  kaiser craft and IO

stamp:  housemouse

stamp:  chocolate Baroque

stamps:  IO ;  Dies:  IO

Holly Berry House

Good Morning everyone!  Hope everyone had a great Christmas and a Happy New Year!

2015 is the start of a new adventure of meeting, helping people and developing new friendships!  And doing this paper craft!

I have the privilege to "play" with some Holly Berry House stamps.  Making boxes!  The birdhouse I didn't cut the holes for the ribbon hanger and the bird!  Just quickly wanted to see the finished project!  Instant gratification!

Nika's in Windsor, NS has Holly Berry House stamps and so much more!

stamped versamark;  embossing powder:  stampendous Jeweled gold.
colored:  Art Qlest Mica Color Stargazer paints and a few twinkling H2Os. The Stargazer paints are awesome product for anyone just starting into water shimmer paints!  I received mine last year for Christmas from our local craft store in Windsor;  Nika's.

Thank you for looking at my project /posting and wish everyone Health and happiness for this New Year!

stamped with gold ink; embossed clear powder