Thursday, September 23, 2010


Have been working on some projects to show my Aunt Marion, she wants to start doing some papercrafts. Kay and I are going to spend the day with her tomorrow, so I wanted to show her some different projects that we could do.
Mojo Monday's sketch this week was perfect for an altered book. The sketches for the cards work so wonderfully for the layouts for altered books, they are such great inspiration.
Used some of my favorite papers by "Graphic 45," Had pearl trim in my stash and added a bow for double face satin. Think is would be such a great book for journaling about what I am grateful for.
Thanks for stopping by today, hope everyone is having a crafty day.

Sunday, September 19, 2010


Was so excited to learn that a was a Gingersnap Gem, for the 3D challenge, it is such an honor, there are so many beautiful pieces to choose from, know the DT really has their work cut out for them to make the decisions on the gems for each challenge.

I've done it again, waited to the last moment to add my card to the Gingersnap Creations challenge to use red and black. Have had the card completed for a couple of days, but time flies when you're having fun.

Kaylene and I went to the scrapbooking show on the 10th of September, and there were alot of great items to choose from, but Heartfelt Creations had some new stamps and die cuts. If you are not familiar with her product you should really check them out.

Had to use the new stamps and die cuts for this challenge. Embossed the base of the card using a textured folder by Provo Craft. The sentiment was from the same set. Added bugle beads to the center of the flower to give more depth.

We have been making a few more cards with the same die cuts, and will post those in the near future.

Working on our patio for the fall season, it is my favorite, because of all the bright colors. Thanks for stopping by, if you have a moment, please leave a comment, it really brightens my day.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


Boy have things changed. As you can see I've been missing in action. We have moved to Utah, and it seems that there just hasn't been time to do any papercrafting.

We have settled in, but have been doing a lot of sewing, making tote bags for my aunt, aprons, and working on quilts with my daughter. She has decided to make a few quilts for Christmas so that is where our focus has been.

Do check out Gingersnap Creations weekly and have been going to do a challenge, but nothing seemed to come together, until the 3D challenge. Years ago I had made an altered canvas of some of the memories of my mother and thought this was the perfect opportunity to get started blogging again. But instead of showing the canvas that was completed 3 years ago. I started all over, and this is the result.

The flowers are 3D, along with the collage of buttons, sewing machine, tassel, and miniature eyeglasses. Don't know if you can see them but also in the corners of the picture there are rhinestone earrings, these belong to my mother and she only wore them on special occasions. Also added a flower applique at the bottom of the picture, it was white, and so it was necessary to tea dye the applique to get the effect that I was trying to obtain. My sister and I found the printed papers at Ben Franklins in Kaysville, it is by "graphics 45 unique papercrafting" the Times Nouveau Collection. The papers brought back wonderful memories of my mother and it was such a joy to do this collage.

Kaylene and I will have the opportunity to attend a scrapbooking show this weekend, am so excited about seeing what is new out there, and get some fresh ideas.

Thanks for stopping by.


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