Monday, August 31, 2009

Halloween Mummy Card

I'm not a big fan of Halloween cards.  But this one was too cute not to show you.  I've had some of you wonder where my quilling tutorials are.  Well, I will be on vacation from September 2nd to September 19th and then I will start the quilling tutorials and videos then.  In the mean time don't forget to check my other tutorials on the top links.
I have to tell you this as we don't know what we are gonna do.  We are taking a 2 week road trip through California and Nevada.  We are scheduled to stay in Yosemite for 2 days.  They have huge fires going on there and our Hotel where we are scheduled to stay just got evacuated.  This trip ought to be a real adventure now!  Good luck and prayers to the people in California.  So sorry to go on and on, here's your tutorial, enjoy!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Blog Candy

I'm not one to post about other bloggers candy but I had to share this one from Melissa.  Hope you win.........heck, I hope I win! 

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Sandy Claws Card

Christmas being only 120 days away (yep, that's right, I said it) I thought I would make a Christmas card. The stamp is from Stampin' Up! and my little embellishment is some shells I tied together.

Do you think in this whole craft room I could find one stinkin' red brad??? NO! I ended up using a glue dot on a silver brad and covered it with red glitter. Ta Da! A red brad! It's in the center of the shells. Pretty sad that the hardest thing about this card was finding a red brad. You would have thought it would have been the coloring :) Enjoy!

Gorjuss Colors Of Fall

I think I really enjoy coloring! I am loving my Gorjuss stamps and I've only done two cards and I still have five other stamps to use! Here's a fall card, because fall is coming fast! I had a whole other idea for this card, but this is what I came up with. I wanted it to be simple so I matched her outfit with the flowers. I added some glitter to her stockings and flower in her hair but I don't think it came out that well in the photo. I hope you enjoy her!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Gorjuss Girls

I have been a fan of Suzanne Woolcott's work for some time. She also has a line of stamps that feature her Sugar Nellie Gorjuss Girls. I bought one of the stamp sets a long time ago and finally decided to use it. You would think that ordering something from the UK and waiting for it to come I would have used it right away. Nope, was too chicken.

Well I had this card that was given to me and I'm not one to throw pretty things away. I re-used the card by taking out the inside and putting Ms. Gorjuss right in the middle. I guess I was afraid to use them as you have to color!!! I felt like a little kid again. It was a blast! I hope you enjoy her!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Sense Of Time Pop Up Card

I'm not a Stampin' Up! demonstrator but once a month I go to a card class, group or swap (whatever you want to call it). It's hosted by my favorite Stampin' Up! demonstrator Anne. I wanted to share with you the most awesome card we did in her class! It folds up neatly and then ties with ribbon. Isn't it fabulous! If you want the tutorial you can see it on Anne's Blog and don't forget you can order all your Stampin' Up! stuff from her like I do!

AiFactory Digi Company & Group

I'm really.......I mean really new to digital stamping. But I have found AiFactory that has some awesomely cute digi's! I thought I would share them with you and you can go have a peek. They do wonderful giveaways and contests at the Ai Factory Vector Vault. I joined and have learned a lot! They have a blog too!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Twisted Thursday Challenge #22 (But It's A Saturday Post!)

I see A LOT of sketch challenges out there in blog land. I haven't given them much consideration......until now. I did do a few with another site but got pretty bored. I found S2G Challenges by way of Pat. What's nice about their challenges is that it's more than a sketch challenge, it's a "use something else" challenge with it. The challenges start every Thursday, but by the time I got around to doing this one it was Saturday!

This weeks challenge was to use the sketch but we also had to add something using our punches. I made a little butterfly in the bottom right corner by using a scallop punch and a tag punch. I ran some small ribbon around the stamped image to give it a little extra touch.

The image is also by Shirley's 2 Girls digi stamps. So there's a challenge and a place to buy your digi's. I am new to the digi world and I can't believe how much fun they are! Be nice though, remember, I'm new to digi's and my coloring is well, not so great.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Kreativ Blogger Award

I received two Kreativ Blogger awards today!! One was from Cindy and the other was from Vicki. That was very nice of both of you. Thank you!

To accept the award I have to do a few things:

1. Thank the person who nominated me for this award.
2. Copy the logo and place it on my blog.
3. Link the person who nominated me for this award.
4. Name seven things about me that people might find interesting. (OMG now I have to list 14!)
5. Nominate seven Kreativ Bloggers. (14 are going out!)
6. Post links to the seven blogs that I nominate. (Posting 14)
7. Leave comments on all seven blogs letting them know I nominated them. (14 comments coming!)

So here are my, not 7, but 14 things about me that people may find interesting (or not)!

1. I started quilling at the age of 7 when my Mom gave me a quilling kit. It was of an owl. Remember back in the 70's when owl's where all the rage! Well, I haven't stopped quilling ever since then.

2. Remember as a kid when everyone asked you what you wanted to be when you grew up? My Mom thought I would either become a prostitute or a nun! Thank goodness I am not a prostitute. A nun wouldn't have been so bad, but a prostitute! Thanks Mom!

3. Since my first two comments had to do with my Mom, here's what I think about her. She is my confidant, my support, my I can tell anything to person, and most of all she is my best friend.

4. I don't work at a "real job" any longer. I have Ménière's disease. You can click on the link if you want to know what it is. The link is Wikipedia's version as to not bore you too much. Usually it effects one ear, however mine is bilateral so I am losing hearing in both ears. I will eventually, and it's coming fast, be deaf. I spend a lot of time in bed due to this disease.

5. I have two dogs. One is a miniature pinscher and her name is Foster. She is 14 years old. And my other is a 6 year old italian greyhound that thinks he's human and acts like a spoiled 2 year old child. His name is Guido. (He is Italian after all).

6. I started doing video tutorials some time ago. When I'm doing them you don't know how many times I have to start over because I start laughing at some point in the video. Yes, I may look and sound calm, but inside I'm laughing like a little girl!

7. I look at other people's blogs and see their wonderful works of art, whether it be card making, quilling, or scrapbooking and think to myself every day...... when is my work going to be as good as theirs?

8. I lost my Dad 2 years ago and still am mad at him. I know God had other plans for him, but those plans should have included him staying here and being with us.

9. I write in a journal every day. Whether it be about my day or anything else. It doesn't matter so long as I put something in there. Sometimes I just doodle.

10. Oh, this is a big one.......... I absolutely do not like Pepsi! I am a true Coca-Cola lover. Oh and throw in a Mr. Goodbar and I'm good to go!

11. I make it a point that when I go out somewhere to talk to at least one person besides the cashier or employees. I don't think our world is friendly enough.

12. I wrote a book. No it's not published, but I did it. It's one of those things on my "have to do it once in my life" list.

13. Don't laugh too hard at this one, but I hate going to get the mail! I have one of those silver boxes that have all the little mail boxes in it. It's only 3 houses down but I hate walking over there to get it. My mail person sometimes will bring it to my house as he knows how much I hate to get it. I don't know why..........I just do.

14. Lastly, if you are still reading this :) I love making tutorials and writing on my blog as I hope it gives someone some inspiration on their next project.

Whew.........that was hard! Thank you again Cindy and Vicki!

Here are my 14 blogs that I am nominating:

See you soon!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Digi Stamps And Attempts With Color.......

I don't do much coloring as I'm learning with Prisma's. And now I found digi stamps! I found this one at Dustin's blog. My oh my, another thing to keep me occupied. I would be honored if you let me know what you think! Don't look too close.....I'm a person that tends to color outside of the's a good thing!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Elmo, Cookie Monster, Oscar The Grouch, And Big Bird. All Out Of Punches!

I had made this card a few months ago and was asked if I could make tutorials on the characters. So here you go......enjoy!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Making A Mouse With Paper Punches

I've seen a lot of paper punch art but only have only once seen a mouse. It was on a card so I thought I'd give it a try. (eeek!) Hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Making A Flower From A Fabric Favor (Organza) Bag

You know those little bags we get at weddings with jordan almonds in them, or we get them with our prima flowers in them from the craft store? them! Make them into flowers! The victorian girl is made out of wood.  This post was also great at Going Green Greetings. Sneak a peek at that blog for more re-usable crafts. Thanks for watching!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Making A Pumpkin Out Of A Scallop Punch

I made this card the other day with a pumpkin made from a scallop punch. I wanted to give a quick tutorial on how to make it. Thanks for watching!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Fall Turned Into Halloween

I know Halloween isn't for awhile but I wanted to make a fall card and it turned out to be a Halloween card. I made the pumpkin from a Stampin' Up! scallop punch and the leaves from the little leaves Stampin' Up! sizzlit die. The paper is from My Minds Eye, the stamp is from Making Memories and the ink is Colorbox Chalk Ink. It's such a fun pumpkin to make!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

My New Blog Design

I have had the same blog design forever! I just changed it with the wonderful help of Shabby Blogs! I even gave Going Green Greetings a makeover! Give them a visit, they have the cutest stuff!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Making A Bat From A Square Scallop Punch

A cute bat for Halloween made easily from a square scallop punch! So cute! Thanks for watching!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Quilling Miniatures

Regina has a great tutorial on her blog on quilling miniatures. She graciously let me post it here for all of you to see. I haven't got into the miniature quilling yet.....but it's coming! It's a wonderful way to do quilling, just read on and see! You can visit her blog here. Click on the top right button on the Scribd screen to toggle to full screen mode to zoom in. You can also print it or email it to yourself using the "more" button. Thanks Bunches!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Quilling A Lion Tutorial

Here's a cute little quilled lion for your cards or scrap book pages. I did say in my last video........Lions and tigers and bears Oh My! So here's the Lion. Now I just have to come up with a tiger. So watch out for it! Hope you enjoy! Don't forget to visit my new other blog and you can be a contributor on it too! Order all your quilling and crafty things here. Thanks for watching.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

August 2009 Artist Of The Month

Every month I showcase a quilling artist that does some beautiful quilling. This month I chose Denise as the artist of the month. Her motto is: "When it's time for a break from the ordinary, give an original...Custom Quilling by Denise".

She's very busy with her quilling, blog and her store! She does wonderful quilling as you can see from the photos! Make sure to visit her online store for all your quilling and yes, craft items too! She's got a great blog with loads of other photos of her artwork.

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