Paper crafting is works of heart

Paper crafting is works of heart!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Wedding cards: # 1 of 3 made for friends

Friends of mine had 3 of their 4 adult children marry within a timespan of 1.5 years!

Wedding card #1:

clever uses of ordinary supplies--tulle that has been inked in order to coordinate with the colors and contrast against the doily


Monday, July 7, 2014

Card #3 of 3 made in 30 minutes from start to finish


I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE how this quick-to-make card is so charming and light-hearted. It is for our pastor.

The card was easy to put together for these reasons:
a. the birthday candles were already wrapped with the baker's twine (was going to use several weeks ago and changed mind--now am glad because the color mix goes so perfectly with the pre-printed card)
b. the multiple print happy birthday patterned paper is actually a 3-inch section cut from a pre-printed card purchased from Hot Off the Press (Paper Wishes website or catalog to purchase)
c. the scalloped circle opening in the card base was purchased that way from Studio G (purchased at Wal-Mart)
d. stenciled number ruler and 'congratulations' wood stamp made the other decorative touches easy

Wa-hoo for cute, charming, and easy to create!!!

Card was made in 30 minutes on July 6

#2 of 3 birthday cards that were quick-to-create

This is an angled view of the cover. Not shown in the bottom right corner is the stamping 'be happy'. Papers are from different sources. Flower-shaped brads are from Hot Off the Press (available from Paper Wishes). the epoxy stickers and jewel stick-ons are also from  different suppliers.

Studio G is the vendor for the mauve pink square card, purple ink stamp pad, and the 'be happy' wood stamp.

Cute Birthday Card made in 30 minutes #1 of 3 created July 6


Blooms and Butterflies! What more can be said to create a feminine garden theme card for one of my aunts?!?!

The embossed card from Studio G plus the sticker embellishments (from different sources) made this a quick-create card. Yea!

Teal and purple ink stamp pads along with the two stamps ('today is the day' clear stamp and 'happy birthday' wood stamp) are also from Studio G.

The tan color flower shaped brad is from Hot Off the Press (available from Paper Wishes).

I've forgotten the source for the patterned paper shown on the inside view--sorry. It's pretty and perfect for the color mix, however.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Owl Be Thinking of You card

Monochromatic Neutrals Color Scheme (mostly)

Eclectic use of supplies and vendors--at least 8 different companies represented: DCWV, The Paper Studio's Spare Parts metallic brads, Acid Free Dye Ink Stamp Pads in beige, brown, and black from Oriental Trading Company (OTC), Tree

Eclectic use of techniques--at least 6 different art-crafting skills applied=inking, stamping, outlining, decorative edging/cutting, embellishing, stenciling/cutting, etc.

Owl theme

Best friend is the receiver of this sweet charmer:




Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Adorable flowery birthday cake focal

Birthday card for almost teen girl

12th birthday for niece--this is her special card creation:


Monday, May 5, 2014

25th Wedding Anniversary Card

Sister's 25th anniversary celebrated in March 2014

Here's what I created for Martha and Dave:

I love the mix of colors, patterns, textures, and theme reminders!!! There are many different techniques used as well:
*decorative edged scissors give a zig-zag finish to the bottom of the cover
*hole-punching to use the baker's twine
*stamping for the heart, initials and years using alphabet stamps, key, and love
*inking on edges of patterned papers
*stickers on top of decorative tape
*embellishments ranging from jewel stick-ons to glittered heart to silver glitter mini brad


Saturday, April 26, 2014

Friday, April 25, 2014

Another oldie shared

Finding inspiration from ever-changing supply stash

Recent purchases to update my stash include baker's twine, tulle, and several pads of 6x6 paper packs. But I can get an alarming brainstorm of creativity with stickers, too.

Let's see what this card creation from a year ago looks like it was inspired by--

Sharing another "old" creation

Quick card for college student nephew

Due to Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome, I have been unable to have children and as a teacher, I get asked the question at least 3 times by each new group of students I meet. So years ago, I became the doting aunt, relishing in my "job" to spoil my 4 nieces and 2 nephews. This special group now ranges from age 24 to 9!!!

A quick card I made for my nephew last spring is still precious to me--cute combination of colors!

Card for Birthday

Best Wishes--Celebrate--Have a great day!


I just love the depth of the different embellishments as well as the color mix of blues and greens!



Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Card created during 2013 not previously posted

Finally!--I took time this past week to transfer over 300 photos from 1 of 2 cameras I own and can now share some of my results of my "therapy".


Hope you are inspired to creatively express yourself--


I "upcycled" a boxed card front panel because I loved the colorful crazy quilted butterfly image. My adding ribbons and brad along with the wide spectrum color letter stickers as well as the background cardstock, the butterfly image now makes a bigger impact.


Monday, January 20, 2014

Color Challenge--Gray

The 2nd weekend homework assignment for the survey class had 5 new required elements: *(not pictured: sketch layout; lots of rectangles) *use of gray and another color; suggestions were gray and peach, gray and pink, gray and yellow, or gray and turquoise *one tracing of a household or office item *sentiment contains theme of "I have a dream" or "My wish" *one use of zig-zag lines (chevron, zipper, lighting bolt, etc) (ch
The sketch layout proved even difficult for me. Using white pre-cut cards with a square opening immensely helped!!! My creations for the student challenge are:

Color challenge--Blue

Students in my survey class (Orientation to Home Economics) have been challenged with weekend homework assignments this quarter by creating cards using a "recipe" I've put together for each time. The first weekend's five required elements included: *two tones of blue *one use of plastic wrap or foil or waxed paper *winter theme *sentiment includes thanks *one part from front needs to be repeated to the inside
Pardon my getting used to my new printer/scanner: here are my creations for the student assignment