Welcome back!! Here is a birthday card for my friend Rob. He is one of those surprise friendships. Most people would never see this friendship working but as time as gone on we have found we have many things in common. He can make me laugh. I also admire his faith which is shown in this card. Rob has always liked my projects using mixed media so of course I knew I had to use this on his card. There is something unique with this card. Several months back Rob wrote this scripture down for me and asked me to use it on a previous project he ordered. I kept looking at the napkin and told myself to keep it. So in the creating process it finally came to mind that I wanted to use it, I tried several different processes but finally successfully got his hand written scripture transferred onto his card. I gave him his card and told him what I had done, he had to look twice and said "that is my handwriting". Just got a text that he really like his card. I think with his help this card came out perfect.
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Drum roll please....first card to make it into my personal hall of fame favorites. This was a special order card, ordered by a very special person. She ordered with intentions of giving it to someone else and that has changed, so I centered this card around her. She has a talent like no other. Her voice has the power to bring you to your feet and your hands in the air. I fell into a funk and didn't feel like crafting for a few weeks but this project changed that. I used my inspiration from Christy Tomlinson and created this one of a kind mixed media card. The more I worked on it, the more I felt at ease and just sat back and created. I worked on the background one day with card stock, paints, gesso and paint mist. I guess this project stayed with me all day because that night I dreamed of how I wanted to finish this card off. Thankfully it all came together. I think it fits her perfectly because when she sings it definitely is magical. I can't wait to give it to her! I got my mojo back and I'm ready to craft! Thanks for stopping by and come back! Holidays projects posted soon.
Thursday, October 31, 2013
I had another order come in for a birthday card. I went with my most current obsession and created a Halloween pop-up card. A friend at work requested this for her son who was born on Halloween. She sent me her greeting via email and was so heart felt that it made us all tear up. She absolutely loved how it came out. I was excited to hear this. Thanks for stopping by and please let me know what you think of this card. Till next time!
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
I have some projects in process in the studio. I came across this quote on Pinterest and it definitely fits my mood most days. I created this blog to display my projects, and to show my joy of crafting. Working on a project is my therapy and does calm me down when I feel like the world around me is out of control. Please stop back by soon, I'm hoping to have some new items posted soon.
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Thanks to Brenda Bliss! After watching her tutorial on YouTube on this pop up card, I've gotten several orders. I see the ideas are endless on this item. I plan on making several different themed cards. Everyone who has seen it really thought it is an awesome unique gift. Here are two more examples of these cards! Thanks again for stopping by!
Monday, September 23, 2013
Very excited to show how I did at the Tri-State Fair. Three of my four projects placed. Would loved for all my projects to win something but maybe next year. I am happy to say that all my projects were sold before I left the fair. Now I have a whole new year to come up with some new ideas. I want to thank everyone for their support. I have gotten some great feedback on this years projects.
Sunday, September 22, 2013
I found this awesome tutorial by Brenda Bliss for a pop up box and I had to give it a try. I instantly knew I wanted to use this as a greeting card for a friend. My friend was throwing a birthday party for her daughter and asked me to make a card. I knew this would be perfect. I included some pictures and included a tag so that she could sign with a personalized message. They both loved it which made me really happy. I have a feeling I will be making a few more of these. Thanks for stopping by! More projects to come!