Monthly Archives: February 2014

Breast Cancer Awareness Typewriter

Typewriter and Mug


I made this typewriter using Mambi paper and SVG Cuts Good Day At The Office file.  I’ve had this paper in my stash for a while and I thought it would be perfect for this project.  The mug was also made with the same paper.  I will be giving it to the Oncology secretary at William Beaumont Army Medical Center.  The typewriter will be filled with Hershey’s Kisses and the mug with tea bags.


A close up of the coffee mug made with Mambi Cancer Awareness paper.


A close up of the sentiment.

Four More Canvasses for Art In The Park

Shine Bright

Shine Bright girl.  I created this canvas using a Julie Nutting stamp.  I dressed her up in handmade Indian paper and foil.  For the background I used paper napkin, stencils, molding clay, spray inks, and various stamps.  The paper flowers are from Prima.   The sentiment Shine Bright Like a Diamond is Unity Stamp.


I used a little girl from Julie Nutting also and added paper, stamps, rubons, stencils, and spray inks.

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This is also a Julie Nutting stamp.  I added banners, ribbons, and crape paper for the hair, shoes and dress.



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Home is Where the Heart is started out as a stencil and then I added the different papers to make the houses, stencils, inks, and molding paste.


A Sad Day For The Family and Sympathy Cards

Hello everyone.  Today we buried my cousin – the oldest of our generation.  I was twelve years younger than her so I looked up to her.  She was the epitome of what a lady should be.  She will be dearly missed.

I made a card for each of her children and their families.

I loved the ones I created in my online class using the stencils and molding paste so they might seem familiar to you.  I made all of them with a sympathy theme using Insightful Meadows stamp collection.  The sentiments are from the Everything More, and Faith collections.


heartacheMemoryHeartStrongHope Shine




Giveaway Alert!!

I’m cleaning out my craft room and finding lots of things I haven’t used, or will not use in the future.  Some gently used clear stamps, wood stamps, paper, card and layout kits, embellishments, ribbon, and perhaps a couple of Cricut Cartridges.  It will be a nice surprise for whoever wins. I will fill one 12x12x16 box as I go through my stash.

All you have to do to qualify is leave a comment telling me how long you have been crafting and follow my blog.

I will pick a winner on Wednesday, February 19th at 11:59 pm.  Sorry, no international shipping at this time.


Congratulations, Ruth, I will make arrangements to get the box to you.

True Beauty

True Beauty

Unity Stamps Challenge

I made this card for a dear friend who just finished her third round of chemo treatments.  I used the Fashionista girl Hope, and I’m entering it in the monthly Unity Stamp Challenge.

I used the KOM from 11/13 Strength and Dignity. I stamped the Fashionista Girl Hope twice on watercolor paper and used my Inktense watercolor pencils.  I cut out her boots and her scarf and glued on the 1st stamped image for strength.

The stop cardstock was sprayed with Heidi Swap color sprays.

Great find at Tuesday Morning

I took my sister to a business meeting this morning and on the way to take my aunt downtown we stopped at Tuesday Morning.  We weren’t going to stop.  I didn’t even look in the direction of the store, but my sister pointed out that there were some items for clearance in front of the store.  Well, I’m a sucker for crafty deals!

I bought two packages of Claudine Helmut Studio “Bloom” foam stamps and “Nature” $1.99 each.  Three Aleene’s adhesive tape runners with 34 ft of tape for 1.99 each, and one package of Aleene’s extra large tacky dots for $1.99.  Believe me, I had lots more, but I didn’t want to buy the whole store.  I plan to use the foam stamps for my mixed media projects.  I run out of tape runner all the time, so this buy was a necessity (Yeah, right).