Tomorrow morning I must return to my 9-5. Today, I made a photo folder with Mariposa paper by DCWV. When I started collecting "things" to make cards and papercrafts, I bought value packs of precut and scored cards and envelopes from JoAnn Fabrics and Micheals. But lately, I have found papercrafting artists on all the wonderful blogs I'm visiting make their own card base with cardstock. I will too, eventually, but for now, I am using the precuts and covering them. Every card on my blog so far, I've made with value cards and will until they're gone. In the meantime, I'll be learning, learning, learning and most important of all, having a blast! Good evening and create good in your life and that of others.
Sunday, March 27, 2011
It's strange that March is nearly gone already. Does time go faster when you get older or just when you have so much you want to do? Maybe both! Learning, this week, has been the key to what I have been up to. I am watching as many blog tutorials as I can locate and wow, it seems never-ending all the wonderful people out there willing to take the time to share their talents! I made another two cards this week. Actually one is more like a mini-album or mini-folder theatre and the other a Spring butterfly sparkle card. I hope you enjoy them. I am always glad to answer questions. Just email me! Have a great Sunday and enjoy the last five days of March, 2011. I think this week I may go out and "capture some faries".
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Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Unbelieveable! This day has flown by! I have spent hours blog hopping today and "like I love it!" In my day, that was called "Valley girl language!" Anyway, I spent the day getting inspiration and loading up on tutorials until my brain went into "Overload!" Just so much talent out there! You guys are awesome! I made three cards which I am sharing today Monday and Tuesday were play with paper day and the results are in! One has a disclaimer! It's the "Showtime" card I made for Sarah and Rick. It started out looking like a theatre curtian and when one dabbles until early hours in the morning, well if it still looks like a theartre curtian, it is a burlesque theatre to which the only thing needed to complete it is a "pole!"
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Sunday, March 20, 2011
Good Morning, I 'm slowing making progress creating cards for friends and family while I learn more about technique, design, and blogging. I'm posting as I make them mainly because in all my other artistic endevors I didn't really keep track so I don't have a visual of my improvement. Also, it's fun! I can incorporate my love for art and craft plus technology to which I am NO genius! So, at my age, it's all about fun! So here goes. My grand-daughter is two and she loves to get mail. This is Haylee's SUNshine card. She likes yellow.
Now, a fun card for my brother, Sponge Bob Smile Card.......
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Saturday, March 19, 2011
Thursday, March 17, 2011
In my continuing search for inspiration I landed upon a blog by Becca F, of "Our Daily Bread Designs" and from there I spent the entire morning hoping through all the wonderful artists in that group. Wow! Wonderful art and inspiration! Absolutely delightful!
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Wednesday, March 16, 2011
As I enjoy my new found papercrafting hobby, learning the blog-a-sphere once again proves to be difficult! I accidently deleted the blinkys I collected. All the short cuts to you creative ladies out there! In the meantine, while I figure out how to get them back, here are the pictures of the card I created for my sisters' birthday and my beach loving friend, Janet.
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Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Very nice lession for a cute mini photo book using BoBunny paper for a little guy!Creations with Christina: Mini Album w/your Cricut #2 Christina also teaches how to make a really cool distressed cardstock flower! Winning!
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Sunday, March 13, 2011
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Thursday, March 10, 2011
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I enjoy learning new things, however, sometimes it can be frustrating and I am finding I can only fumble my way through this techy stuff. I need my daughter to do a lot of it for me and she is a thousand miles away! April, thank you for your help "fixing" my blog page! Sarah, good luck in your ongoing studies. Now, I will have to re-learn some writing techniques! I used to be a good writer.....years ago. Things have definately changed since those days!
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Wednesday, March 9, 2011
It's rain, rain, raining today. Perfect weather to papercraft! I am adding another card today, I made it with the same paper collection as the one I posted previously. I actually used some of the cuts from the first one! Thank you to the creative gals at MojoMonday.blogspot.com for the opportunity to share our creations. Also, to Gloria, my very first follower. THANK YOU!
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