Sunday, October 4, 2009

I'm Back Baby...!

Hello all. Well I did it. I have invested in a new computer. You only go around once, right? Now all I need is the time to get back in the craft room. One thing that I did in my absence from the computer and the challenges was get hooked on HGTV. It is the awesome-est! Design Star, Income property, First time home buyer, House Hunters, Real Estate Intervention, so many more...

I want to give a great big thank you to Rose and Pam who offered me kind words in my absence. It was truly appreciated. Pam, if you read this message, would you leave me your blog address so I can pay you a visit.

I would also like to say hello again to Helen. Have you created any more cards? Your origami is fantastic!

Below are some of the cards I have been working on over the past few months. I probably won't type in all the directions, but I will give you a little...

1. Most of the paper is DCWV. They have some fantastic paper sets out right now.
2. The angel graphic came from an old greeting card.
3. The pearl spray is by "Want to scrap". A great convention purchase.
4. The birthday stamp was an unmounted internet purchase.

Anniversary card for a Corporal on the job with 35 years. I didn't get a lot of notice to make this one. I think they asked me on monday or tuesday and wanted it by thursday at the lastest. I really need more time than that to do my best work. He said he was happy with it.

I was really happy with the final results on this one.

1. Pre-embossed square heart card. The hearts were edged in gold metallic pen.
2. The heart was stenciled in gold embossing paste and I added the rhinestones while the paste was still wet on white roses paper.
3. The words at the bottom is a sticker.

The next several beach/sea themes were made for a former teacher of my son. We have remained in contact, although she last taught him 2 years ago. I really enjoyed making them for her. I also really liked how they turned out. I pulled out every single beach stamp I own to see what I could come up with.
1. kraft cardstock by American paper company
2. I used glitter glue for the beach and sprinkled sand in it.
3. 3D sandals and mini seashells in the sand.
4. The sun is a stencil. I used a marker, then outlined it in glue and glittered it.
5. The kite is popped up off the card.
6. The stamp set is stampin up.

A quick sympathy card. I made this card in about 8 different colors. I just forgot to photograph them. I loved how they turned out, too. I also think the sympathy sentiment could easily be replaced with get well, or happy birthday.

This sympathy card is the first time I actually stitched on a card. Loved it! I will definitely be making some more of these cards. Not necessarily sympathy. It didn't take as long as I would have thought.
Last but not least for tonight- I made this baby card for a friend. Wasn't entirely happy with the final result, but I would make it again with some slight adjustments.
I'll be back....!


  1. Wow! my new friend. It's good to have you back. Your creations are lovely. I enjoyed all of them.

  2. Hi Rachel,
    It's me again. The double gift box size can be changed. Check my brief case tutorial on 10-05-09. You can change the box size to whatever size you want. If you need anything let me know.