Friday, September 11, 2015

Kevin's B-day card

Happy Friday! I wanted to share a birthday card that I recently made for my good friend Kevin.

For this project I choose to incorporate several elements:
  • Use of the sewing machine
  • embellishment
  • chit chat stickers
  • and much more
I hope you like this card as much as I did making it.

Thanks for stopping by my blog...


Friday, June 26, 2015

Hello Crafters and happy Friday

It is hard to believe that we are almost half-way through the year and about to begin July.  I have fallen behind in doing my blogging and posting of projects - I apologize.

Today I wanted to share my design team project link and picture for my project.  The theme I chose what independence and patriotic being so close to 4th of July.

SinCityStamps blog post...

I hope you check out my project that is posted and let me know what you think.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Michael's Birthday card-April 2015

  Michael is one of my best friends and he is the one that got me started into this hobby.  He showed me that I have this untapped creative capability that I wasn't aware was there.

 We always make each other cards for our birthdays and here is the card I made for him this year. 

I hope you like the card and thanks for stopping by my blog.


Friday, April 24, 2015

DT SinCityStamps - Collage Canvas Project

Checkout my DT collage canvas project at the link below and checkout for great products. 


 Right now there is a buy 1 get 1 promotion till April 29th- don't miss out on this deal.

I hope you checkout my project and leave me a message.


Marcia's Birthday Card-Apr2015

 April 24th is Momma B's (Marcia Burkett) birthday and I asked her did she want a handmade card this year or hallmark.   She said what do you think and to guess.   I said a homemade one and she replied yes.  She will be 65 years old this year and can finally collect on social security.

 Here is a picture of her card that I made and I used my sewing machine to add a standard stitch in the background.  The use of a sewing machine is becoming more prevalent in my pieces.


Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Dale's Birthday Card-April2015

  Here is the birthday card I made my Nephew Dale for his birthday.  His birthday is very special as he shares it with me.   I hope you like the card I made him.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.


Thursday, April 16, 2015

Tami's Birthday Card-April2015

  My sister Tami's birthday is April 16th (today) and she is two years older than me.  So I remember as we were growing up how I would try to tattle on her.   This year she is 44 yrs old but next year she will be 45 and I will be making a really good card then.   For now though, I have made the following card and know she will like it.

 I mean your sibling is the one to harass you most when you hit those milestone birthdays.


Saturday, April 11, 2015

Gram Burkett Birthday Card-Apr2015

  Here is the card I made for Gram Burkett...She is an amazing woman and great to be around.

 I hope you like the card I made and remember to cherish those important people in your life.   Birthday are great moments to let people know you are thinking about them with a card.


Friday, April 10, 2015

Vintage card project-SinCityStamps

  Happy Friday everyone!!

 Today I am excited to share my design project for SinCityStamps.  I have used the Vintage Background stamp for this project and it is so much fun to use.

Check out the project at the link below:

Vintage Card project link

Have a great weekend everyone!!


Monday, April 6, 2015

Tom's Birthday Card-April 2015

  Happy Birthday to my partner Tom!   April 6th was his birthday and I always like to make him a unique card.   For this card I wanted to make sure it had a masculine, distressed and vintage look and feel.

Supplies used on this card:
  •  1 12x12 patterned paper cut down to size of 6.75in by 4.75in
  •  1 12x12 patterned paper cut down to size of 2.75in by 2.5in
  • CMS157 Time Travelers Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz stampset
  • Metal corners, buckle, ruler ribbon and long fasteners
  • Distress markers - gathered twig, shabby shutter, antique linen and the new color mermaid lagoon
  • brad and brown card stock, blue card stock
  • ripper, glue, pop-dots, ink blending tool, double sided tape
Those were the majority of the supplies used in this project.  I hope you like this card and thanks for stopping by my blog.


Saturday, April 4, 2015

Easter Card 2015

  Happy Easter my fellow crafters, friends and artists.  For my Easter card this year I wanted to make one that used bright colors.   Each time I begin the process to create a card I have to come up with the theme and sometimes I get stumped.

 For this year's card I struggled to figure out what I would make.   Once I figured out my concept it was then to figure out the color pallet for the project.  In this project I decided to use my signature item the sewing machine. 

 I love how the use of a stitch into your project adds that additional layer of detail.  I also wanted the card to be dimensional and colorful.   So here is a picture of my finished project and if you have questions let me know.

 Glad you stopped by my blog and hope you enjoyed my project.


Steampunk Canvas Swap

 Good evening my fellow crafters/artists and friends.  I wanted to share a project I recently made for a steampunk canvas swap I was in for March.

 This style (steampunk) puts me out of my comfort zone but as my friend Michael told me "Swaps are suppose to push us outside of our safe space"; so true.   For this swap I decided that I wanted to use a technique that I love to do called "Verda Technique". 

 In a previous post where I was in a container swap I provided in my post how to complete this technique.  So I used this technique as my based to the canvas.

 I know that a true steampunk project has a good cross blend of masculine/feminine together with victorian influences (Michael again helped educate me on this).   So I decided for this project to use Tim Holtz dies for gears and pocket watch. 

I then layered in metal embellishments and finished off with a stamped image.

I hope you like the steampunk canvas I created.  This was hard to give away once I completed it.


Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Tiffany (co-worker) Birthday card-March2015

Here is the birthday card I made for one of my employees for her birthday.

I had been itching to use the bird stamp set by Tim Holtz and finally found a use.

Thanks for stopping by.


Thursday, March 26, 2015

Mixed Media DT project SinCityStamps

  Happy Friday my fellow artists, crafters and friends.  I am excited to share my design team project that is posted today on SinCityStamps blog.

 Here is a picture of my finished Mixed Media Tag project.

When creating this project I used the following metal madness art rubber stampset.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and I hope you check out my project on SinCityStamps Blog.   Be sure to leave a message and let me know what you think of my design project.

Have a great weekend and thank you!


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

St Patricks day tag

  Each year I only make five St Patricks day cards (tags) and send out to a few people.   I always find it hard to find supplies for my project and that is why I limit my quantity to only five.

  Generally I make a card but this year I decided to make a tag and send out.  I ended up using the new Tim Holtz distress Ink -Cracked Pistachio.


I used this to create the background of the tag and then layered in the use of a stamp and embossed a four leaf clover. 

Finished the tag up dirtying up the edges with gathered twig distress ink and embellishments.

I hope you like my tag that I did for St Patrick's day for 2015.  Thanks for stopping by my blog.


Friday, March 13, 2015

Design project - Dressform Card - SinCityStamps

  happy Friday everyone!  I am excited to share my next design project for SinCityStamps.

here is the link to the blog that will take you directly to my project.   For this project I chose to use the dressform stampset.

Here is a picture of my finished project below but use this link to see how I created this card.
 DressFormCard project

Thanks for stopping by my blog and have a great Friday!


Sunday, March 8, 2015

Hello my fellow crafters

 Happy Sunday everyone, work has been busy so I haven't been able to work on a project lately.

I have been working on several projects though.  I completed my st. patricks day tags, working on my easter cards and a DT project for sincitystamps.

Soon I will be posting a project and I hope you all have a great week.


Friday, February 27, 2015

Art Journaling Canvas (Mixed Media)

  I am excited to share my second project today!   If you are a lover of art journaling; then you will like this project.

 You can find my project at sincity-stamps.blogspot

 There are step by step instructions on my project please go check-it out today and leave me a comment.  This was a fun project to complete.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Feeling Crafty - impromptu tag project

 Hello my fellow friends, artists and crafters alike. 

I had a long day at work today and wanted to allow for sometime to unwind. 

As I was watching TV I had this project pop-in my head and I decided to complete this tag project.

Project supplies used:
  • fa├žade (surface): #10 manila tag, Authentique Paper "Harmony" Item #PGA0002, Kraft-Core Nostalgic collection brown paper, 7 gypsies book couver-conservatroy
  • distress ink: gathered twig (of course!)
  • embellishments: found relatives card, metal corners, mini corners, word band observations, hemp cord, philosophy tag, curio knob
  • adhesives: glossy accents, double sided tape, pop dots
  • tools: craft sheet, water mister, heat tool, scissors (tonic), ink blending tool, paper distresser, craft pick, texture hammer, xyron creative station 5", hole punch, vagabond and sewing machine
Step 1: Started out taking the #10 manila tag and running that through xyron machine.

Step 2: Then applied that onto the Harmony paper in the upper left hand corner.  Then I cut it out of the paper with my tonic scissors.

Step 3: I took the paper distresser and ran that across the edges of the tag and used the hole punch to cut out the hole of the tag at the top.  Now to use the sewing machine and ran a simple stitch around the border of the tag.

Step 4:  Using gathered twig distress ink I then dirtied up the edges.

Step 5: With the Kraft-Core paper I cut it down to a size of 3.5 in by 6 in.  Then using a sanding block I sanded the paper to get a worn effect.

Step 6: Then I selected a found relatives idea-ology card to be my focal point. Cut that down to my desired size, used the distresser to rough up edges, dirtied with gathered twig and attached to kraft-core paper with double sided tape.

Step 7: Back to the sewing machine to then add one of my favorite style stitches to anchor onto the kraft-core card stock.

Step 8: Then using the 7 gypsies conservatory book cover I cut that down to my desired size to then place as the background.  To that I applied the found relatives card on top by attaching with double sided tape.   I anchored that into my base tag using long fasteners in each corner.

Step 9: I continued to add more embellishments and elements to then complete my project.

I hope you like my impromptu tag and my desire to fit in some creativity time to unwind from my day.

Happy Wednesday evening my fellow friends!!


Tuesday, February 17, 2015

2015 Valentines Day Card

 Happy Tuesday! I wanted to share my Valentines Day Card I made and sent out this year.  This year's Valentines card I kept my design simple but still incorporated the use of my sewing machine.  I love how this adds just that additional touch of detail to your project.   Below is some high-level steps to completing this project and supplies I used for this years card.

The supplies I used when making this card were:
  • paper used: red card stock, pink card stock, manila card stock and patterned paper
  • distress ink: gathered twig
  • dies: pearl drop ~ tim holtz sizzix alterations bigz die # 659437
  • embellishments (idea-ology): long fasteners, adornments arrows
  • supplies: paper distresser, pop-dots, double sided tape, black thread, vagabond, sewing machine and craft pick. 
  • archival: black ink
  • stamp: valentines day stamp for inside of card
When completing this project I completed the following:

Step 1: cut the red card stock down to give me a card size 5in by 7in card

Step 2: cut the pink card stock down to 4.75 in by 6.75in

Step 3: cut the manila card stock down to 4.5 in by 6.5in

Step 4: I then used a paper distresser to rough up the edges of the pink and manila card stock. I then used double sided tape to attach those two pieces of card stock together.

Step 5: Then using my sewing machine I ran a simple stitch around the edges of the pink and manila card stock.  I used gathered twig distress ink to dirty up the sides of the card stock. 

Step 6: I used some pattern paper to cut out the pearl drop die

Step 7: I then used my sewing machine to stitch the pearl drops together with several different styles of stiches.

Step 8: I anchored the tag together with four idea-ology long fasteners by attaching the that through the manila card stock into the pink card stock.

Step 9: I attached the heart to the car with double sided tape.

Step 10: I finished off the card by attaching the idea-ology adornment arrow to the card with pop-dots.

Step 11: The final step was then to stamp a valentines saying in the interior of the card and then send it out to my family and friends.

Here is a picture of the finished card I made for 2015.
I hope you enjoyed my card and thanks for stopping by my blog.  Let me know if you have questions.


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Monday, February 16, 2015

Valentine's Day Card

Here is the Valentine's Day card I made this year for my partner. I wanted to use the blue print stampers anonymous stampset for this card.

I also want to incorporate the use of the sewing machine. This card was simplistic but loved how it turned out.

Thanks for checking out my blog.


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Friday, February 13, 2015

CHA product release purchases

I am glad to see that the new products released at CHA starting to hit the market. An most of all adding them to my very own stash.

Here is some of my recent product shipments received.

Much more still on pre-order. Loving my new adds.


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Tag swap February

I was in a tag swap in February and the theme was flowers and butterflies.

Of course my project incorporated a distress and vintage feel. I also used my sewing machine to add my favorite touch to this project.

I have to say I love using a sewing machine in my projects. It just gives it that additional detail and finished touch.

Well here is the tag I made and sent to my bestie Karen Knight.

I hope you like and thanks for stopping by.


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Feb 13th DT (Design Team project) SinCityStamps Tag-Queen of Hearts

  Good morning my fellow artists, crafters and alike.   I am excited to share that my very first design project is posted on SinCityStamps blog.
The full details, instructions and step-by-step instructions on this project can be found at the link below.

Please check out my project and be sure to go by SinCityStamps online store to shop around.  They have amazing products.


Thursday, February 12, 2015

February Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2015

Tonight I had craft night with Michael Farrell. We decided to make Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2015 February tag.

This tag was really cool using the ephemera pack from Tim Holtz. I have been trying to figure out how use these in a project and by doing this it has my wheels going.

This tag has great dimension, the achieved effect and end result is amazing.

Here is a picture of my finished project.

You should join in the fun and checkout Tim's page for this project

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Valentine's Day card swap

In January the craft group I am in had a Valentine's Day card swap. I wanted to make something good for my partner cause it so happened to be her birthday too.

I first started the project by selecting my paper I would use on the project for this swap.

I then took the paper cut it to size and roughed up the edges and dirtied them up some.

I then used the sewing machine to frame out and edge the paper with a straight stitch and jagged stitch.
Once I had that done I then completed the project by placing on card stock, used stamps and embellishments.

Here is my finished project. I hope you love.

Thanks for stopping by.


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

tag request

I completed Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2014 for December. I had a request to make this tag two more times.

I have included a picture of the tags below.

If you go through my blog posts in Dec14 you will see the post I completed on this project.

It feels good to start getting my projects in backlog done.


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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Altered Container & Goodies swap

I am in a crafting group and we had an altered container challenge in January. I wanted to make one that used a special technique I learned from a fellow crafter.

I first started with a plain box.

I then started with doing a technique called verday. This comes in a kit that you can buy either online or at a craft store.

Step1:  When completing the technique you use one of the colors as a base coat of paint, or regular acrylic paint.

Step2: You then need a base coat of some kind to apply to the project.

Step 3: Once that is dry (if you use verday as a base, needs to dry for at least an hour), sponge on more VerDay paint randomly, and while that is wet, spray the hell out of it with the patina spray. Let dry!

Here is pictures as I worked through the process of doing this technique.

I like to have my piece to have a modeled texture and once I have completed all the steps I place glad cling wrap over the project as it dries.  You don't want to leave it on there the whole time as it dries as you don't want it to stick to the project.

Here is what it looks like after I have done the project and placed the cling wrap on the box.
Here is what it looks like when fully dried.

I then wanted to finish it off with embellishments, accents and flowers. My good friend Michael assisted me with helpful suggestions to use flowers and really pleased how this turned out.

Here are some pictures of the finished project.

Top of box:
Front side of box:
Side panels:

Back of box:

I hope you like my project. It was fun to make and I hope my partner loves it.


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Great News to share- I am on the design team for SinCityStamps

Happy Saturday everyone and I am extremely excited to share that I will be on the design team for

This is an amazing store with endless possibilities for buying stamps and stencils. I hope you checkout the blog to see the amazing projects done by my fellow design team members

Be sure to checkout the store and see these new stamps and stencils. Don't stop there and add them to your cart so that they can be apart of your personal stash in your craft space.

Terri Sproul's number and symbol set

Fun Backgrounds by Pam Bray

Words and Labels by Pam Bray

Terri Sproul's alphabet set

Here are also some amazing new stencils and if you are like me you can't have enough.

I hope you go checkout the store and visit the blog. A stencil is a great way to start your pallet in your projects. Then begin with stamping and have fun with creating.

Be sure to checkout the design team be on the look out for our projects.

Thanks and have a great weekend.


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