Saturday, December 7, 2013


These are my first projects with my new Zing! I've never owned an electronic cutter before, and it really is amaZING! I love being able to use any .svg file and create my paper goodies! My first day with it I made 8 of these cute Stuffed Stockings and 2 of the Card/Gift Box combo packages (adjusting the sizes for different gifts) in about 6 hours. I love it! I spent about 9 years doing AutoCAD drafting, so that experience shortened the learning curve somewhat, I guess. I just know I was looking forward to this purchase for a LONG time! I look forward to blogging many of my new projects, and I can't wait to start designing my own projects! Faves will be 3D projects and scrapbook page embellies! Thanks for looking!

Friday, May 3, 2013

Moose Light Directions

I have been asked to provide some directions to make these little moose lights. Since I made them last year, I really can't go back and do a tutorial, but I can give a little bit of direction so you can work on making your own!
I cut a whole oval from a piece of cardboard, then cut the oval in half the long way to create the bottoms of the sconces.
 The front is a piece of vellum. The length is determined by the size of the oval that was cut. The length of the vellum should fit around the curved edge. I darkened the vellum with distress inks and stamped the moose on what will be the inside of the light.
The back is another piece of cardboard that is the length of the flat side of your oval, and as tall as you want your light to be. The vellum and the back need to be the same height. The back shows the cardstock that was used to secure the sides of the vellum to the back piece of cardboard.  I then measured for two small holes to hang them up with. I used thin strips of black cardstock that was scored lengthways to secure the vellum to the back and to strengthen the top of the vellum. Those thin pieces on the front were partly for decoration and partly to give strength to the vellum. The curved part of the bottom was secured with a thin piece of black cardstock, connecting the vellum to the bottom cardboard. The bottom had to be clipped to fit around the curve. Then I cut another oval from black cardstock, cutting in half the long way, to adhere to the bottom and cover up the clipped seam.
This view shows the inside where the front support shows through.

That's really all there is to it. I took some black cardstock scraps and folded them to stick inside, just to keep the little battery tealight from sliding on the inside.
I hope this helped a little bit to get you going on your own little hanging lights! I'm ready to try making some more! Please leave me a comment and let me know if this helped! Thanks!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Moose Sconces

I made these moose sconces last year for our camper, but didn't get them put up until now. I think they are so cute. I used vellum, black paper and a moose stamp (unknown manufacturer). I used a battery operated tealight inside. Now I just have to finish the comforter and curtains!

Friday, April 26, 2013

Tied to My Heart

Simple and glittery, bright and cheerful, and just the right touch to let your friends know how much they mean to you! I have so many balloons tied to my heart, I may just float away! Thanks for visiting today!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013


Wishes for...a wonderful day! Climbing roses on a wishing well reminds me of the spring days yet to come. The wishing well stamp is Sweet Stamps, the label is Spellbinders, the flourish is Cheery Lynn. Colored with a blending pen and Stampin' Up inks. Thanks for looking!

Lacey Thanks

I love this lacey "Thanks" card! The soft roses paper is from the Melissa Frances 5th Avenue 6 x 6 paper pack, the label is Nellie Snellen Square Butterflies Multi Frame, and the lace border die is by Cheery Lynn. The Thanks stamp is Stampin' Up, and the background stamp is from the set "Randi's Song" from Our Daily Bread Designs. Ribbon and Ink are Stampin' Up. Thanks for looking!


Shimmery, glittery, and sweet. This butterfly floats along on this card, bringing smiles where it goes! This butterfly was made with an Elizabeth Craft Designs sticker and microfine glitter, then colored with Copic Markers. The background is Die'sire Embossalicious embossing folder, and the patterned paper is DCWV Mango Frost. The stamp is from Michael's.
I love the detail of the microfine glitter.
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Thanks for the "Cups"

Oh dear, how do I explain this one? My sweet friends got together and had a "bra" party following my surgery. I got different "bras" from them (and they included cash to help offset my expenses of new undergarments). One bra was made out of Tea (T) Cups, one was made out of Paper (P) cups, and one was made out of Coffee (C) cups. It was a really cute idea and I made these as a thank you for all their "support". I got the stamps at one of the stamps shows here in my state, and the lacey embossing folder is Stampin' Up. Thanks for looking!

Sunday, April 7, 2013


This is a pretty anniversary card. It's made with some older stamps (I don't know the manufacturer) and just a little bit of fussy cutting, then the dark green paper added to the bottom. Nice and simple, but fun. 

Butterfly Birthday

Here is a bright and cheerful kid's birthday card made with Royal and Langnickel rub-ons. The picture doesn't show it, but the rub-ons are glittery and sparkly! I used a rubber stamp for the sentiment. Thanks for looking!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

His Anchor Holds....

This is a lovely stamp from Our Daily Bread Designs. I colored with reinkers and a blender pen,
embossed the border, and added a touch of ribbon.

Friday, April 5, 2013

I Got Some 'Splainin' To Do.....

This post is without pictures, and it isn't even about crafts. It's just a short note to let you know why I haven't posted for so long. In August of 2010, I went through a double-spinal fusion surgery, and I was in a cervical collar for 6 months (and during that time I had third-degree burns on 4 fingers). Then in August of 2011 I discovered a breast lump. During the time between finding it, getting the proper testing done, getting into a surgeon, and getting a lumpectomy (26 days) the lump grew from golf-ball sized to softball size. It turned out to be a rare tumor that was known for aggressive growth and recurring nature, and the usual treatment was a mastectomy because that was the only way to be sure it wouldn't come back. I was told if I made it 4 months without it coming back, it would be a good sign. I made it 4 months and 1 day. Back to the surgeon. And another surgery. On the day of my 3 month follow-up, the next lump was found. Major surgery followed. I then had 7 weeks of radiation treatments. I am now all healed and feeling better than I have felt in years! Lord willing, I will continue to create projects and begin posting them again. Look for some more posts yet this weekend! Thanks so much for all your support! Big hugs to you all!