Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Bookmark Bunch, Part 1

Hey, everybody, here's a bunch of bookmarks I made! 


Sunday, October 25, 2015

4th Time's the Charm with this Birthday Card...

Well, Readers, I have missed a huge number of posts! I feel terribly about it because I've had a lot of material ready to go, but haven't taken the time or energy to actually write the posts. I've been busy in general, but also more interested in making paper art than in making blog posts. To be totally honest, it's the linking that I can't bear to do. I might start posting without that information and then filling it in later. If you want any information that isn't listed, please just send me an email ( Look forward to more consistent but shorter posts!

Okay, so here's my Dad's birthday card. It was a huge disaster. I was up until 5 am the night before I went over for his party and almost gave up entirely. I include some of the messed up parts below. I had to redo the whole thing several times. With glue and sequins everywhere, I thought I may have finally lost my remaining sanity. Anyway, I always love when people post their messes--always reinvigorates me to feel that it's okay to mess up and that everybody does it. Hope this helps you, too, even though we all already knew I'm a clumsy oaf! 

On a more positive note, I've been trying to figure out a more acceptable way to turn a die cut word gold or silver without buying heat embossing supplies and had not had good success with metallic paper which was damaged by the die cut machine. Just using a gold Sharpie worked very well.


Friday, October 9, 2015

Silly Birthday Card

Once upon a time in the days of AOL and Yahoo e-greetings, there was an e-card of an animated pig. It jumped and opened its mouth--which was its entire body--to chomp while the text "Let's do lunch!" appeared. I can't tell you why, but this became a thing for me and my best friend. An inside joke that over the years has also included doing full body impressions of our beloved pig from the days before Web 2.0. So, I decided to be silly and replicate our "high tech" memory in decidedly "low tech" paper. Although this serves as an inside joke for us, I think I might make more like this for children's cards. I kind of like my big mouthed pig! For the design, I was inspired by this YouTube video with France Martin and I used Lawn Fawn's Circle Stackables.


Monday, October 5, 2015

Inlay Set and Thank You Card

Howdy, Readers,

Another amazing birthday gift I received this year was the My Favorite Things' Abstract Cover Up die. I used it to create inlay for this set of note cards and a thank you card. I layered die cuts using Mama Elephant's Thanks Script Creative Cuts die. The papers include basicgrey's 6x6 PrismCrate Paper's 6x6 DIY Shop, Crate Paper's 6x6 Farmhouse, Heidi Swapp's 5x7 Wanderlust Collection, and Papertrey Ink's 6x6 Guide Lines


Thursday, October 1, 2015

Wedding and Congratulations Cards

Dear Readers,

Today I show two cards--a wedding card and a congratulations card. The wedding card was for the same friend of the wine charms from my last post, so I again used paper from Authentique's 6x6 Seaside. As for dies, I used Lawn Fawn's Small Stitched Rectangle StackablesLawn Fawn's Scripty Love, and the Paper Smooches' Anchor. My other friend, Lady J, successfully defended her PhD dissertation, and I thought the wonderful birthday die I received would be perfect for a celebratory card--Echo Park's Rocket Ships. I also used basicgrey 6x6 Aurora and Echo Park's 6x6 Getaway.