Saturday, April 10, 2021

carousel horse


Greetings and thank you for stopping by.  I have been thinking about making a carousel horse design for a while.  I used the roof from the Square House as the top of the carousel.

We are still having strange weather, today it hailed, snowed and then graupel (snow pellets).  but a warm up is on its way.  Hurray. 

Materials:
Impression Obsession - Square House
Lawn Fawns - Stitched Rectangle Frame
Memory Box - Meridian Border
Poppy Stamps - Trotting Pony
Spellbinders - Classic Scalloped Heart (saddle)
Mounting Tape behind Carousel

Monday, March 29, 2021

Tent fold Easter Designs

Front View of Tent Fold Design


Side View of Tent fold

 
Side View of Tend Fold


I really had a lot of fun creating the Tent fold Easter Designs.  I found the tutorial on http://denasstampingcorner.blogspot.com/2010/03/just-magnolia-my-tent-card-tutorial.html  She has a nice tutorial on how to make the folds.  This fold has endless possibilities.  The fold is really cute and looks like a tent when complete.  I used a quarter cut piece of self stick Velcro to close the top but you can also glue the top piece together.

Materials:
Impression Obsession - Duck Set & Farm Girl
Lawn Fawn - Fancy Scalloped Circle Stackable
Memory Box - Puffy clouds, chocolate Bunny, Stitched clouds
Poppy Stamps - County Baskets
Spellbinders - Classic Ovals large & Floral Ovals
Vellum

Monday, March 22, 2021

Easel Style Easter Egg-citement


 I just wanted to say thank you to all the amazing people that take the time to stop by my blog.  I find myself indoors more since it rains so much.   

For today's easel design I wanted to make the card look like a panorama Sugar Easter egg they used to sell when I was a kid.  Funny all the stores used to sell them in all colors and sizes.

Had my first Moderna vaccine 4 weeks ago and the second dose last week.  On the second dose the next day I had a sore arm and was really dehydrated but that was all. Just glad to be done.

Materials:
EK Success - Daisy Punch
Impression Obsession - Duck Set & Farm Girl
Martha Stewart - Grass Punch
Memory Box - Stitched Clouds & Woven Basket
Poppy Stamps - Egg Cetera
Spellbinders - Classic Ovals Large & Floral Oval
White Glitter card stock



Saturday, March 13, 2021

Birthday Slider Card Design


 
Slider Parts
I wanted to show you can make a slider card design without using a die.  You just need to cut the slider part at least 1" wide and then make a one inch mark on either end of the slider. My card was 6 inches wide so I marked mine at the 1 inch and 5 inch.  I used a hole punch and punched out the two one inch marks then used a craft knife and ruler to cut the channel on both sides.  Add a thin piece of mounting tape along the top and bottom, as shown in picture.  If slider is moving towards the right add the finale mounting tape on left side.

Next punch a circle I used 3/4" circle punch three times and glued them together.  Add the mounting tape in the center of circle, use two pieces on top of each other so it sticks up above the slider channel.  I cut the sliding piece  twice and glued them together just to make it stiffer mine is 1/2 inch wide it fits nicely into the channel and is 8 inches long.  Glue circle on end of sliding piece put into channel to make sure it moves smoothly.  If it does then attach to card with the sliding paper already inside the slider.    

Materials:
Impression Obsession - Girl With Easter Basket
Lawn Fawn - Puffy Cloud Borders & Stitched Rectangle Scallop Frame
Martha Stewart _ Balloon punch
Poppy Stamps - Sentimental Happy Birthday
3/4" circle punch


Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Z-Fold Here comes the Bunny

Folded

 
Unfolded

While driving by a church recently they have a marquee board out front, the message read
Eat alphabet soup have a vowel movement
I still laugh just thinking about the message.

My first attempt at making a z-fold card, I had so much fun creating it. I like that they fold flat for mailing.

Materials:
Impression Obsession - Easter Joy, duck Set & Brick House
Memory Box - Fuzzy Bunnies 
Poppy Stamps - Capri Sleigh
White glitter card stock

Monday, March 1, 2021

Pop-Up Easter bunnies

Happy March, I can't wait for the weather to warm up and Spring to arrive.  I planted some bulbs in pots last Fall and left them in the garden shed.  I was so surprised they sprouted without water or light.  I moved them onto the front porch and a squirrel dug up the Tulips so I now have  a cover over the pots.

Thank you all all the wonderful comments on my last post.  

The picture does not show it but I added the Taylored Expression gate die on all sides of the box then added a punched grass strip to the bottom.  Each panel has the bunny verse die cut out also.

Materials:
Elizabeth Craft - Curvy Leaves
Impression Obsession - Bunny set
Lawn Fawn - Scalloped Box Card Pop-up
Martha Stewart - Grass punch
Memory Box - Kempsey Basket
Poppy Stamps - Egg Cetera
Taylored Expressions - Garden Arbor & Gate (Just the gate)

Friday, February 19, 2021

Triangle fold Easter Card Designs


When I first started making cards I only used punches so these are are a throw back to that idea. I found the triangle fold tutorial on the a stamping journey (https://astampingjourney.wordpress.com/2018/12/19/wednesdays-wow-50-creating-a-pyramid-card-and-maybe-a-giveaway/amp/)

She has a really nice tutorial on how to make the card fold.  I then just got my old punches out and created some fun Easter punch art to add on the front of the card.  Also I bought from Amazon self adhesive mini Velcro dots to hold the two sides together when completed.  This way you can fold them in half to mail. You don't need to use the entire Velcro dot just cut then in half or a quarter to add to the card they are plenty strong.

I found them so fun to  make I have lots of them now to mail.  I think these are so easy to make kids could try making them.


Saturday, February 13, 2021

Pop -Up Gnome Valentine



Hello, and Happy Valentine's Day to everyone. We are snowed in right now with heavy winds,  the snow has blown right up to the front door.  

I like pop-up designs but they are really a pain when you mail them.  I now use blue painters tape to hold them down in the envelope.  

Thank you to all the people that have joined my blog recently, I am so honored.

Materials:
Karen Burniston - House & Fence Pop-Up
Cheery Lynn Designs - Santa & Elf
Memory Box - Sentimental Happy Valentine's Day, Gentleman Leaping (arms) & Beard Set
Penny Black - Heart String
Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Heart & Grand Labels 23


Sunday, February 7, 2021

Quill You Be Mine

Super easy and quick Valentine design, I added a little mounting tape behind the center frame to give the design a little dimension.

Materials:

Memory Box - Sentimental Be Mine
My Favorite Thing - Stitched Rectangle Scallop Frame
Penny Black - Heart String
Poppy Stamps _ Whittle Hedgehog
Mounting Tape

Friday, January 29, 2021

All You Need Is Love & Cupcakes


I have really been finding the creative ideas for some reason.  I thought some yummy sweets and a fun frame would make a nice Valentine design.  I add mounting tape before the center part of frame and some of the cupcakes. 

I still haven't figured out the new Google blog changes, I did find something called reading list that shows all the blogs I am following.  That was news to me.

Materials:

Impression Obsession - Cupcake Stand
Lawn Fawn - Stitched Rectangle Frame
Martha Stewart - Heart Confetti
My Favorite Thing - Stitched Rectangle Scallop Frame
Mounting Tape

Friday, January 22, 2021

Cupid, Draw back your Bow!

Today's design is just a fun easel card using the Fancy Scalloped Circle.

Materials:
Impression Obsession - Cupid with Hearts
Lawn Fawn- Fancy Scalloped Circle Stackable
Spellbinders - Lace Hearts & Classic Scalloped Heart
White Glitter Card Stock

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Left Corner Fold Valentine Design

Left Corner Fold Technique

Hello, I saw this technique on a Pinterest design and the person had a wonderful tutorial.  If the link doesn't work her blog is called buckeyeinklings.com (January 27, 2020 post)  

This is really a fun technique and easy once you make a template to score the corner. The outside card dimension is 5 1/2"  x 8 1/2", score at 4 1/4".   Inside papers are 4 X 5 1/4".  The corner triangle piece is 2 3/4" X 3 1/2".  It is easier to make the template and use it first.

Inside Left Corner Fold Card
You can decorate the inside any way you like.

Materials:
Impression Obsession - Cupids
Memory Box - Sentimental Happy Valentine's Day
Spellbinders - Classic Scalloped Heart



Thursday, January 7, 2021

Celebrate Love

Hope everyone is well and I sure hope 2021 turns out to be a more normal year.   

I would like to say thank you to all of my followers and people that take the time to stop by.  With this new blogger I haven't been able to figure out who a new follower is  anymore.  

Materials:
Dee's Distinctively - small Leaves
Impression Obsession - Paper Cone & Tiny Flowers
Poppy Stamps - Leafy Sprig
Spellbinders - Majestic Elements & 5 X 7 Matting Basics B

 

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Tis The Season To Be Freezin.

I was sitting at my craft desk the other day and the snowman die was calling my name.  So I decided to make what really will be my last holiday design of 2020.

I used my glue/white acrylic paint bottle to add a little dimension the the snowy trees, snow bank edges and on top of the hats.  Once it dries is makes the snow really pop.  I used the scarf & hat from the IO snowman die because I liked it better.  The background I just put some white acrylic paint on the head of a very stiff paint brush and flicked in onto the blue paper and added some white Nuvo Crystal Drops.

Materials:
Cheery Lynn Designs - Frosty The Snowman
Dee's Distinctively - Alpine Small
Impression Obsession - Snowmen Set
Fiskars Paper Edgers - Deckle
Nuvo Crystal Drops
Spellbinders - Grand Ovals


 

Sunday, December 13, 2020

He's making a List Easel Card


Hope everyone is well.  I am finally done making holiday card designs now.  We have been having some really cold weather recently, the morning temperature was 31 degrees.  The lids on my yard waste greens containers are frozen so I have to wait until it warms up a bit to be able to open them.  A wind storm moved in and it was been raining and blowing for two days now.  

For my last holiday design I decided to make a fun Santa fun easel design.  He needed glasses after having to check the naughty and nice list all year long.

Materials
Elizabeth Santa Claus
Impression Obsession - Eye Glasses
Lawn Fawn - Fancy Scalloped Circle Stackable
Memory Box - Beard Set
Poppy Stamps - Leafy Sprig Abundant Gifts


Thursday, December 10, 2020

A Time Of Wonder

Greetings I can't believe how fast the holidays sneak up on you. I am still raking yard debris each week, we actually had five days of dry weather, which for us is a miracle. But now it has been cold and raining on and off each day. The other day I managed to set the car alarm off in the garage and the key fob battery is so low I couldn't shut it off until I actually sat in the car with the fob in my hand pushing frantically. Gone are the good old days when you could actually pull up the lock knob on your car.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Holiday and Happy New Year. 

Materials: 
Cuttlebug - Textile embossing folder 
Impression Obsession - Cardinals 
Elizabeth Craft - Cool Diamond Glitter 
Memory Box - Frosted Christmas Tree 
Spellbinders - Decorative Labels Eight 
Rhinestones

Friday, November 27, 2020

Christmas Cheer


Hello everyone, with the weather getting colder I find I am in my craft room looking at my dies trying to figure out how to keep myself busy.  I haven't ordered a new die in ages I am just trying to use the ones I have in new ways.

Material's:
Cheery Lynn Design - Colonial Lamp Post
Darice - Snowflake embossing folder
Dees Distinctively - Snow Caps & Alpine Tree large
Impression Obsession - Fir Trees, Spring Wreath, Fence, Square House, Snowy Roof, Hill Landscape Layers & Cardinals
Poppy Stamps - Curbside Mailboxes


Saturday, November 7, 2020

Snow One Else Like You


Today's design was just a fun take on being the best dressed snowpeople.

Hello to all my visitors and I hope everyone is well.  We have been having lots of wind and rain, followed by dry and very cold.  I spend so much time in the yard raking it has become a full time job.  I wear a Fitbit and just in one day I walked over 9 miles out in the yard cleaning up leaves. At least now all the leaves are off the trees.

Material's:
Cheery Lynn Designs - Frosty the Snowman
Darice - Snowflake embossing Folder
Memory Box - Tiny Candy Canes & Gentleman Leaping (jacket)

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Be naughty save Santa a trip

First. I would like to welcome my new followers, thank you so much for joining.  Our weather has changed now, raining on and off.  I am still working out in the yard on dry days and raking leaves that seem to never end.  My hope is a big wind storm and then at least they will all be down on the ground.  I hope everyone is well and coping with the virus and all the challenges it has created.
 
Materials:
Elizabeth Craft - Santa Claus & Season Greetings
Impression Obsession - Icicle Edger
Lawn Fawn - Scallop Frame
Papertrey - In The Meadow

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Cold Winter Night


Greetings, I hope everyone is doing well.  Our weather has changed suddenly, rain, wind and the temperatures have been chilly for October.  

I went crazy with the glitter on this design, I have a bottle with clear glue and white craft paint and I have found it works nicely when you want to create snow or even add glitter.  I used it on the trees and the roof.

Materials:
Dee's Distinctively - Sm Winter Cottage & Alpine Tree
Elizabeth Craft - Snowman
Impression Obsession - Hill Landscape Layers & Fir trees
Memory Box - Medium Steampunk Pipes
Poppy Stamps - Frisky Squirrels & Sparkling Tree Lights

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Ghostly Pumpkin Patch


Greetings I am sorry I haven't been blogging for a couple of weeks.  I was out in the yard pulling up some plants and one of the roots decided it wasn't coming up.  So instead of just cutting the roots I pulled on it and when the root let go it shot me over a small wall and onto the grass.  Well, I must of bruised my sciatica nerve because I have had a really hard time sitting down for the past three weeks.  Also my arm has a bruise that is 7 inches long and 4 inches wide.  After taking Advil things are now starting to get better.

We had a wind storm today that knocked out the power all day, so no cable or internet.   I am so glad we installed a whole house generator because that has really come in handy when the power goes out. 

Materials:
Elizabeth Craft - County Scapes Build a Scarecrow
Find It Trading - Frame Card Fantasy Scallop A5
Impression Obsession - Pumpkin Patch & Classic Truck
Martha Stewart - Embossed Jack O Lantern & Fall Leaves Punch
Memory Box - Woodland Branch & Ghost Trio
My Favorite Things _ Corn Stalk
Poppy Stamps - Bushel Basket

Sunday, September 27, 2020

The Pumpkin Patch

I went in for my yearly check-up and got the Shingles and Pneumonia shots, one in each arm.  Wow my arms were sore.  I could hardly use them for several days.

Hope everyone is doing well, and thank you all for the lovely comments and stopping by my blog.
  
Materials:
Elizabeth Craft - Country Scapes Build A Scarecrow
Impression Obsession - Pumpkin Set & Jack O Lantern Set
Memory Box - Dangling Spider
Poppy Stamps - Bushel Basket & Picket Fence
Spellbinders - 5 X 7 Matting Basics



Thursday, September 24, 2020

A Festival of Colors


Greetings, the rains are here, the smoke is gone and I can finally see the blue sky.  I have just been finding it hard to come up with a design lately.  I hope my creativity hasn't got up and left. I think this staying home all the time is finally getting to me.  I can't remember when the last time I went out to eat at a restaurant or for that matter gone anywhere fun.  I sure hope next year is an improvement and we can get back to a normal life.

Materials:

Art Glitter
Find It Trading - Frame Card Fantasy Scallop A5
Impression Obsession: Small Leaf Set
Memory Box - Autumn Greetings & Woodland Branch
My Favorite Things - Stitched Rectangle Scallop Frame
Pan Pastel

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Happy Autumn from our Gnome to yours



Hello, hope everyone is well.  We are on week two of hazardous air, the fires burning in California, Oregon and Washington have created a heavy smoke layer that has decided to hang around for a while.  On some days the visibility is so bad you can't see the house across the street.  Rain is expected later this week so maybe it will clear some of the air and help with the fires.

I really like these little gnomes, I find them useful in all sorts of designs.

Materials:
Cherry Lynn - Santa & Elf
Martha Stewart - Grass punch
Memory Box - Gentlemen Leaping (just the arms), Chadwick Label & Plump Pumpkin

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Ghost Brew

 Greetings, we had a wind storm last night and now the smoke from the fires burning in Eastern Washington are going to stick around for a few days.  It makes the air quality terrible.  There are so many fires burning on the west coast that the sun is now a bright glowing red ball.  Hopefully next week we are due for some rain.

Materials:
Impression Obsession - Girl with Easter Basket & (hat from Witch Brewing)
Martha Stewart - bat punch
Memory Box - Ghastly Ghosts
Poppy Stamps - Sitting Cat, mushrooms and Toadstools & (Flames from Grand Madison Fireplace)
Sponged clouds

Pileated Woodpecker
Sorry about the terrible picture, I took the picture from the window inside the house.  These woodpeckers are really big and loud.  they peck out bugs and termites from mostly dead tree stumps.  I think this is where the Woody the Woodpecker cartoon character came from.

The pileated woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus) is a woodpecker native to North America. This insectivorous bird is an inhabitant of deciduous forests in eastern North America, the Great Lakes, the boreal forests of Canada, and parts of the Pacific Coast. It is the second-largest woodpecker in the U.S., after the critically endangered and possibly extinct ivory-billed woodpecker.[2] The term "pileated" refers to the bird's prominent red crest, with the term from the Latin pileatus meaning "capped"

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