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Friday, January 30, 2009

Card Class

I am teaching a card class next weekend. The participants will make 50 cards. There will be a variety of different types of cards and they will make more than one of some of the cards. Below are some samples of cards that are a part of the class.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Cards to share

Wanted to share some cards. Top card is made using Emporium Level 2 paper, D1330 Connections, D1347 Confidential, D1152 Follow your Dreams, B 1236 Solo L, the card layout came from Originals Message in a pocket
Different view of the card, tag, and pocket.I used paper from Unforgetable level 2, sorbet ribbon, and the stamp set is A1094 Make My Day.

Thanks for looking

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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Hands, Head and Heart RAK Request

I was just visiting Hands,Head and Heart. She has a great request for cards for children in the hospital. She has lots of blog candy available for participants. They have a large number of cards needed and are looking for any volunteers they can find. For more information please click Here Hope you can help out.

I will be gone this weekend, but hope to make some cards for this request soon.

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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Simply Snapshots/Thats Amore Display Board

Simply snapshots Thats Amore Display Board.

The 12x12 page was made from one 9X9 Simply Snapshots
and 2 12 X 12 pieces of paper. The idea for this page comes
from CTMH's Imagine pg 102-103 Double Take. The 9x9 Simply

Snapshot border is cut off and the rest is cut down the middle.
This creates the bottom border and the two picture borders.
I used a piece of Colonial White Cardstock for the base. I
used stamp sets D1330 Connections ( I love this stamp!!!)

to create a Faux Designer Paper. The Faux Designer Paper

is based on a technique from Technique Junkies Newsletter.

The Ribbon is from the New Creative Basics Emporium Collection.

Below is a close up of one of the cards. This card is made from 1/2
of a 9X9 simply snapshots piece of paper. I added a small piece of
chocolate cardstock, waxy flax, and ribbon. The flower stamp is from

D1255 Thoughts of You. The sketch for this card comes from CTMH's Originals.

Thanks for looking

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Saturday, January 10, 2009

PCP Sketch Challenge Sk011009/Thats Amore-Simply Snapshots

I have been playing with some new products from CTMH and came up with this card. It uses D1344 Ms. Gardner, X8533 Thats Amore Simply Snapshots, X1407 Journaling Spots- Love Always, Blush Ric-Rac Ribbon, Z1136 White Daisy Collection Accents . I saw on Hands, Head and Heart there was a challenge posted on Paper Planet
They posted a sketch today and I think my card looks alot like that sketch turned on its side.

Close ups show detail . The Thanks(From Ms Gardner stamp set) is stamped on a Love Always Tag. The little lady's background comes from the 9X9 Simply Snapshots Thats Amore paper. I challenged myself to see what all I could do with this paper. Come back through the week for more ideas .Posted by Picasa
Thanks for looking.
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Sunday, January 4, 2009

Desk top calendar w/Family picture

My family had Christmas last weekend. It was late coming, but my sister works retail, so the holiday is a hard time for her to get off work. It went really well. We all had a great visit. There are a few missing, but it is hard for everyone to get together. Below is a picture of all of us. My Grandma in the middle is 82 and the youngest is 3 unless you look at my sister carrying the actual youngest that is due in March. I am looking forward to a new and healthy niece in March.

I decided I wanted to find a way to have the picture on my desk, I remembered my friend Karen made something like this last year. I used a horizontal plastic picture frame from Walmart, X5806 Creative Basics, and D1339 Moments in Time Stamp Set(January Stamp of the Month). I also used a pen and velcro dots.

I wanted to put coordinating paper inside the pen, but the one I have was too small on the inside to take paper. If anyone out there has any ideas on what pen works best for this I would love to hear what type you all use.
This is a side view.
The SOM D1339 Moments in Time has each set up of days and the name of the months seperate. The combination makes it a versatile stamp set. I used a removable adhesive to put each month together , so that after each month I peel to reveal the next month. The last month is attached to the plastic picture frame with glue dots.
Thanks for looking and I look forward to seeing what type of pens everyone uses.

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Friday, January 2, 2009

Me and My horse

I realized this morning that I didn't have the pictures from New Years Day. They are on my friend Cheryl's camera. I board my horse at Rocking Horse Ranch in St. Clair Mo. It is a great place to board and they take great care of their animals. The pictures below were taken on Tuesday 12/30/08 after we had finished riding. My horse has changed so much in the last few years and I haven't taken many pictures. It isn't very good picture of me, but the horse looks good. If I get the pictures from yesterday I will post them because there was a 20 degree temperature difference. So all you could see of me was my nose. I was covered from head to toe. The last picture is of one of Cheryl's walking horses(Champ). He was looking for a treat.

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Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year

Welcome New Year
2009 started great. I went horse back riding today with some friends. It was cold, but worked out well. I hopefully will post a picture or 2 tomorrow morning before heading to my parents house for our Family Christmas. We have a lot of different work schedules that have to be worked around.

With the New Year comes resolutions. For me the last year has been a year of ups and downs. As some of you know I struggle with some health issue.

Goal #1 is to get healthy this year and spend less time as a couch potato. Today was a great start. We left the barn around 9: 30 . We rode at Indian Creek, Mo It was a wonderful day. The sun was out and there was a good breeze( Ha Ha ) BURRRR!! but it got warmer and ended up being a great day. Thank you to the inventor of Coveralls, thinslate, and anything else used on cold days.

Goal #2 is to be better at my jobs. Creativity and patience as I am a cardmaker and teacher.

Well what are your goals for the new year?

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