Monday, November 29, 2010

Silver Cranes

I commissioned my friend and
silversmith Cheryl Swing to make this set of silver jewelry for Carla's birthday.
Cheryl made them with my Origami Crane stamps and PMC (precious metal clay).
I think she did a fabulous job. Thank you Cheryl!
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Double Ring Card steps




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Double Ring Frame

We are all about our daughter's
upcoming wedding around here so a lot of my projects seem to be wedding related lately.
Here's an easy way to create a simple and romantic card using something almost
everyone has around the house.

White cardstock
Glacier White embossing powder
Versamark inkpad (or similar)
Michael Strong Rubber Stamps mini cloisonne heart
Two paper cups of different sizes
White glue
Foam mounting tape or pop dots
Thin white ribbon


Stamp and emboss two mini hearts and cut them out.
Use your scissors to cut off just the rolled tops
of two paper cups
to make two different size rings.
Carefully tie the two rings together with white ribbon.
Put glue on the back of each ring and place
them in the center of a frame on your card as show.
Place a weight (not too heavy) on top of the rings
until they have adhered to the card. Remove the
weight and tie the ribbon in a bow.
Add the two embossed hearts to the center of the
rings. Tape or glue one flat and the other one
layered on top
using some foam mounting tape.
Finish with Ice White pearl pen
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Monday, November 15, 2010

November Blog Candy!

Make a comment here and win a new Paper Shaper 1 1/2" oval punch.
This is the punch that fits my new alphabet set! After I receive
100 comments, one lucky winner will be chosen at random. Good luck!

Silver Lights

We are getting ready for our Daughter
Amanda's wedding early next year so I thought I'd share an idea for
table lights with you.
Amanda's wedding colors are silver and purple. Here's how to make
these simple votive candle holders.

Silver metallic cardstock
paper trimmer
scoring tool


Using your paper trimmer, cut ten 2" x 2" squares and
one 11" x 1/4" strip.
Arrange five squares in a cross pattern with a scant 1/16" between
each square as shown.
Tape the squares together making sure to maintain the 1/16" space
between each one.
Glue five more 2" squares on top of the taped ones to hide the tape.
Score the 11" strip at 2 1/4" inch intervals. Fold and glue to make
a shallow frame
measuring 2 1/4" on each side. Fold up the sides of the votive and
place inside the frame as shown.
The sides will lay open at an approximate 30 degree angle on each side.
Insert a candle in a glass holder.
Decorate the sides as you wish. I used my new alphabet stamps to add
monograms for Amanda and Max to each side.
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silver lights




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Saturday, November 13, 2010

My Blog Hop entry (VERY LATE!)

Here's my card for the Michael Strong blog hop. I was so preoccupied this week I completely forget to post it until now - so sorry! I've used my new set of alphabet stamps and some beautiful Japanese papers in shades of red to make this simple but eye catching Christmas card. Please visit my friend Herma's blog to see her beautiful card:
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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

A new way

At the Club Scrap Retreat in October I met a great lady named
Farley Cross. Farley inspired me with her story of how she and
her husband have embraced the vegetarian lifestyle in order to
regain their health and vitality. I have had a life long battle
with weight. I came home from the retreat the heaviest I have
ever been (not your fault Wisconsin!). I am determined to do
something about it. I have been following the plan for two weeks
and I have dropped eight pounds and I can't believe it! I just
wanted to share this bit of information with you and to let you
know I will be posting semi-regular updates on my progress.
I am always grateful for your comments so feel free!
Thanks Farley for getting me started on this new way.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Thank you!

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I can hardly believe we are in the month of November already!
I've been busy making samples for my upcoming workshops using
the new set of alphabet stamps. Over at my Yahoo group,
the members are making Thank You card for our November
card challenge. If you would like to participate and
possibly win a swell prize, think about joining,
we would love to have you!