Monday, November 12, 2012

A whirlwind few weeks

I have been feverishly working on projects for a Holiday Bazaar on the weekend of Nov. 16th and 17th (that is this coming weekend at the time of this writing)! So pardon me if this is picture intensive but I just wanted to share the things I have been creating. Now I am just keeping my fingers crossed that the items sell (or family and friends are ending up with this stuff for Christmas presents and I won't need to make any more Christmas cards for this year!)

8 inch glass block
Alcohol inked glass

Rectangle glass block

For a little boy

For a little girl

6 inch block design1

8 inch block, not complete yet 
6 inch ceramic tile

Inverted monogram

Intense weeding on this one!

Incredible on a 6 inch tile!

Picture frame

Large framed wall hanging

Perfect for a child's room
The rose buds are fun to make!
Table full of cards & boxes

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Spooky Ferris Wheel

I created this 3D Ferris Wheel for Halloween. The pattern is from the Summer Street Carvinal SVG Kit . I hope you like it! It is made from paper with the exception of the small pieces of wooden dowel for the wheels and the cars to hang from and a little bit of lace I put on the ends.  Hope you enjoy it! And thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

3D Projects from

As most of you know I love the files that Mary and Leo produce over at 
Well they have come out with an incredible set that you can get for free with a $9.98 purchase (they do this all the time!!). This set is called Clara's Christmas Eve .

I'm not thrilled with everything about my 3D Nutcracker - but not bad for the first one LOL

But I LOVE how these ballet slippers turned out
Thanks for stopping by for my two new projects. Hope to have more up soon!

Have a wonderful day!


Sunday, October 14, 2012

Two more Halloween Cards

I completed two more Halloween Cards for my granddaughters. My granddaughter Bonnie is 9 and loves skulls all of a sudden, so I used the recessed window card and made her a little skull with a bow. (I kind of messed up on the lower right spider web stamp but lesson learned, always stamp before adhering the frame!)

The skull was from a coloring page that I turned into a cut file using MTC Pixel Trace feature.

My granddaughter Kayley is just three months old, so a cutesy Halloween card was in order.

This sweet little bear is from the Halloween Bears set at KaDoodle Bug Designs . I really enjoy their files and the artwork of Kristi W. is incredible. The stamp "Broom Rides 25 Cents" is from the Fright Night Phrases clear stamp set from My Thoughts Exactly . If you haven't been to either of these sites I highly recommend them! The pumpkin is hand cut from a large circle I had laying around and then colored with an orange Copic, I then glued it to the card front and drew on the stem, vines, leaves and face.  I think it turned out pretty good for Kayley's first Halloween.

I hope you enjoyed my projects for today. As soon as I can finish up these Halloween cards I plan to get some new free files up on the site.

Have a glorious day!


Saturday, October 13, 2012

Going Away Card and Fall Tag

One of my dear friends at work left this week to pursue a new career. To wish her well from all of our staff I made this very simple black and white card. It is a pryamage card or decoupage whichever you wish to call it. :)

I made a plain white A7 card and then inked it up with Jet Black StazOn ink, added the fairy item and some bling. Inside was a simple sentiment "Good Wishes" and plenty of room for all staff to write her a little note.

Today I completed my first detailed tag for the current weekly challenge over at KaDoodle Bug Designs Facebook fan page

I used pieces of the Fall Mice set from KaDoodle Bug Designs. It measures about 6 inches tall by 4 inches wide. I think I will hang this up in my office at work. Overall I am pretty happy with it. Still need to work on drawing on those dang eyelashes though LOL

Well I hope you have an incredible day and thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

First Christmas Card of the year!

I just purchased this incredible file set from KaDoodle Bug Designs and immediately knew what I wanted to do with it. My little man Aiden loves to make snowmen and last year we did not have enough snow to do that. So here is hoping this year he will get that chance. This will be his Christmas card for 2012.

This is the outside of the card with the girl bunny carrying a large snowball.  The card base is made out of a simple blue piece of cardstock and another piece of cardstock for the hill. The words were written using my pen tool for my wonderful Black Cat Cougar and then cut it out by replacing the blade housing. I love my Cougar! 

And here is the inside with the boy bunny getting ready to put the hat on their snowman! I cut all pieces for the bunnies, snowman and snowballs on one 8 1/2 x 11 piece of white cardstock and then played with markers and my colored pencils and mineral spirits. Had I been thinking I would have done the majority of the coloring before taking all the little pieces off the mat .... oh well, my fingers are multi-colored now, which shows I have been crafting today! :)

Thanks for stopping by.


You can get this wonderful file set here at KaDoodle Bug Designs - it is called Winter Snow Buddies

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Two more Halloween Cards

I accomplished one more Halloween card today and found one I forgot that I made a few weeks back.

The one I made a few weeks ago is another new favorite from SVGCuts

 This card is available in the Midnight Jamboree SVGCuts set. The sentiment on the moon is from the Fright Night Phrases stamp set from (another favorite place of mine!). I used a glittered black paper that I have been hoarding for almost two years for the sky sectoin and the brim of the witch's hat. Here's a trick, to not dull your blade so fast, turn glittered paper over on your mat so the glitter is face down and flip your file so that when you take it off the mat and turn the paper over it is facing the correct way. Also, instead of trying to put enough force to cut through the glitter paper once just repeat the cut at your normal force - again saves on your blade.

The second card I finished today is the Spooky Pumpkin.

The Spooky Pumpkin Title file is available from Melissa over at Kadoodle Bug Designs.  I made a shadow layer of the pumpkin and then duplicated that shadow layer, flipped the second one and welded the two together to make the card base. The file is original artwork of Kristi W. Designs.

For the inside I again made a shadow layer of the pumpkin (not the stem and leave this time) and cut two (one flipped). The adorable little ghost is a digi stamp again from the fabulous Kadoodle Bug Designs  - you can also purchase the Spooky Pumpkin as a digi stamp or the little ghost as a cutting file. The ghost is also original artwork of Kristi W. Designs.

Well I hope you enjoyed the two new cards. Thanks for stopping by.


Back to the Blog - Happy Halloween 2012

Life has been strange over the past year and I realized that I have done nothing with my blog during all that time. How sad :(

Well I am back, and hoping to make some great files to share with you all very soon. In the meantime I have started working on my Halloween cards for this year and decided to post the first one here. All the cut elements on this card are from Mary and Leo at

 The card foundation and vines are from the Toil and Trouble SVGCuts set . The Gothic Gate is from one of the freebie files that Mary and Leo so generously give their fans. You can download it here Gothic Gate from . The flowers are from the Elegant Witch Hat Card in the Haunted Hemlock Cards SVGCuts Kit , I just simply reduced the size of the flower pieces down (quite a bit) and then made these gorgeous dark purple flowers to go on the vines and gate. The flowers were cut from white cardstock and then colored with a few different Bic markers. I then put a few dark purple stickles on the flowers. The gate and vines were sprayed with a metallic glimmer mist.

After opening the front of the card the recipient is treated to another scene. All the elements on this section (tree, moon and bats) are from the Twilight Fairies SVGCuts Collection . There is also one of the bats on the front of the card at the top of the gate.  I noticed that I forgot to ink the edges where the panels fold so I will be sure to do that before I give this card to its recipient. :)

The middle of the inside of the card uses the SVGCuts Elegant Gothic Frame (yet another wonderful freebie from Mary and Leo!). The skull is also from the Toil and Trouble SVGCuts set . The stamp on the inside of the flaps are from a set I have had for long time and unfortunately do not have the name of any more.

I used Tim Holtz distress stickles in Black Soot and Frayed Burlap around the edges and throughout the center inside panel.

Well thanks for taking a look at my first Halloween card of the 2012 season. I'll be back soon with more posts and hopefully a few new free files.