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Welcome to my blog! Here I'll be occasionally showcasing some of my work and letting you know when & where I'll be at craft fairs. I hope to see you there!

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Flower Stencil sample

Here's a card I made using Darcy's Floral Stencil Kit.  One of the things I love about this kit is that it's so versatile!  You can mix and match and make any kind of flower you want.  Also included in the file are mats for the flowers too.  Very cool! 

In this card I used the "ink on the Q-tip technique" in my previous balloon card.  This time I didn't use the blender pen because I wanted a softer feel for the flower.  I used my Cuttlebug to cut the mat and the slider.  The 'thank you' is from Just Rite Stampers.

Tools used: Stencils, Cuttlebug, Just Rite Stampers, Silhouette

Friday, January 29, 2010

Stencils with your Silhouette? Oh yes!

Did you think about creating stencils on your digital cutter?  Well, Darcy of Darcy's Designs did! You can check out her blog here, store here, and digital cutting site here.  Yes, she's a busy lady!  Below is the first card I made using her Birthday Stencil Kit.  I colored the balloons with a Q-tip and ink, and then I used a blender pen to blend them in a little bit more.  Tied a bow on it, framed it, and called it a day. :-)  Very fun, yet simple to do!  I can't wait to try other media on the stencils!  And more samples to come this week - keep your eyes open ;-)   

Tools used: Silhouette (to cut the stencils); Cuttlebug w/ Nestabilities to cut the frame;

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Another Sympathy Card

I know - seems like I'm posted a lot of sympathy cards but unfortunately we've had a lot of needs for them this past year.  Hopefully 2010 will be better and I'll have more happy reasons to create stuff! :-)  Hard as it may be, we all need sympathy cards now and again so hopefully I can inspire someone to create their own - I'm sure it will mean a lot to the recipient. :-)

Monday, January 25, 2010

Mom-in-law's b-day card

I made this card for my mom-in-law's b-day.  She loves bright color combinations and these, in fact, match some of the decor in her living room.  The 'happy b-day' is embossed with white powder.  The background was embossed with my cuttlebug.  Gosh, I love that machine! :-)

Saturday, January 23, 2010

50th B-day card

I made this card for a friend of ours who turned 50, but it's hard to believe she's a day over 40!  She looks fabulous!  For the silver background I embossed aluminum foil through my Cuttlebug.  The word 'happy' and the ???? are embossed with silver as well.  The '50th' in the middle was done with my Just Rite Stamper.  Enjoy!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Last coaster...for now :-)

Ok, this is my last coaster posting....for now tee hee.  This was done by using one of the background stamps from SU that I have.  So simple!  (It's funny to watch people at craft fairs pick out the ones with the words they like - but they don't realize that they are looking at the same coaster but just from a different viewpoint.  Too funny!)

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Wine coaster

For the wine enthusiast in your life....or just because they look nice :-)  For this coaster I've colored in parts and I 'chalked' the edge of the coaster with purple Stazon ink. 

Monday, January 18, 2010

Snowman coasters

The pics didn't come out that good for these little fellas - they are much brighter in real life.  In any event, these are a popular sell at my craft fairs...but only during the winter months :-)  I make these guys in a few different color schemes, but I've only shown two here.  What I like about the snowmen is that you can use them all winter long - no matter what holidays you celebrate!  And you don't have to put them away when your decorations go back into storage.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Red Heart Coasters

Two versions of the heart coaster - one plain, one with French script behind it.  To do the layered one, I first stamped the heart onto a post-it note, then I cut it out.  This was to cover the heart on the coaster to then layer the French script over it.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Garden Whimsy coaster set

Similar to the Cheers to you set, this one has a different picture on each coaster.  The stamp set used was Garden Whimsy by Stampin' Up.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Coffee Ring coaster

Although my hubby doesn't find the humor in this one, I love it.  I found this while looking for drink stamps - it's from Inkadinkado - don't you just love saying that?! LOL  In any event... I thought this was a fun stamp to put on a coaster...no matter what you're drinking :-)

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Cheers to You coaster set

Another of my favorite sets! Cheers to You by Stampin' Up.  I had fun coloring this one in with Sharpies.  What I like about this set (aside from the cute little beverages) is that they are different so you can remember which drink is yours :-)

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

flowers/dragonfly coaster

I made this coaster set for a friend who loves dragonflies.  It was more difficult than I imagined to find a dragonfly stamp, but alas I found one that worked.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Baroque Motifs coaster 2

Here are more coasters from the Baroque Motifs set.  I've done this in a bunch of colors, but only am showcasing a couple here....you can use your imagination for the other colors tee hee.  The second one has French script behind the Baroque Motif center.

Monday, January 11, 2010


This week I'll be posting some of the coasters that I've made.  This is one of my favs! I love this stamp set!  It's Baroque Motifs by Stampin' Up.  I've given lots of my coaster sets away and they are my number one seller at my craft fairs.  Enjoy!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Hello!  Merry Christmas! Happy New Year!
Now that the holidays are behind us...and I'm almost done wading through all the stuff the kids got...it's time to get back into crafting!  Soon I'll be posting again on a regular basis.  I hope everyone had a great holiday season!