Monday, March 28, 2011

If you find it in your heart card

Here's a card I made using paper by WeR Memory Keepers. I used a Fiskars punch on the borders of the background and blue accent paper. The sentiment came as a free download by PaperCrafts magazine. I put it in the Silhouette as a .jpg and then added a trace around the edge so I could cut it out with the machine. I then added an offset and cut it out again and adhered it to the white paper for a bit of definition.

Until my next post,

Friday, March 25, 2011

No Matter the Season card

Here's a card I made using products from the Merry January kit by WeR Memory Keepers. It works for January, February AND March!

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Monday, March 21, 2011

Can you hear me now?

Believe it or not this is a cell phone. It is the very first phone I ever had. Why I've had it this long I don't know. Hubby bought it for me around 1991 or so. I saw it as a very frivolous thing at first but boy have times changed. This phone was called a bag phone. It would plug into a cigarette lighter receptacle for car power but also had a B-I-G and heavy battery that you could use if you wanted to be mobile. The reason I'm posting this is because it was part of the "stuff" that was in the bonus room that we are slowly going through as I create my craft palace. I dropped the cell phone off at the local consumer household chemical and computer recycling day. These events are free and are a great way to safely dispose of unwanted chemicals and electronics. I also brought about 50 VCR tapes that I had recorded things on, a bunch of cell phone accessories that I can't donate, an old computer monitor (the huge CRT style) and a broken stereo receiver.

Check your your local area and you too can get rid of "stuff".

Untily my next post,

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day

My family isn't Irish so I only made a few cards for my husband's family to celebrate the wearing of the green.

I used the Cuttlebug celtic knot embossing folder as the background for all four of these cards. The one on the lower left is just plain green cardstock embossed. On the others I inked the folder then embossed. I also used my Silhouette for the two that say "kiss me!". I didn't design either one just downloaded from a free site (can't remember which one but there are plenty to choose from). I also got the clipart images for free. If you google "free clipart" you'll be amazed at the number of free choices.

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Monday, March 14, 2011

Hip Hip Hooray Card

Here's a card I made for a guy birthday using a card kit by WeR Memory Keepers. The papers, embellishments and chipboard was all of very good quality. The instructions were easy to follow and there was no waste. Hope he likes it.

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Friday, March 11, 2011

Just Because Card

One of my fellow stamper friends recently had surgery. I follow her blog and have been emailing her on and off for a few years and finally actually talked to her the other day. This card is to wish her well during her rehab and hope she is in the fast lane on the road to recovery.

I made this card in a class using Technique Tuesday stamps and inks. They make some very small stamps but have great ideas to make big things from small things like the little border stamps. When you put them together it looks least I think so.

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

To the Handyman in my life card

Here's another of the acetate cards I made last year in a class by The Paper Cut. THIS IS NOT A PICTURE OF ME! We used Impression Obsession stamps for almost all of the cards. The inside says "Happy Birthday to the guy that fixes all of my cracks".

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Saturday, March 5, 2011

I've been evicted...from my former craft/computer room.

Hubby and I have been talking about this for a L-O-N-G time. Back in the old days we shared a computer. Then he got his own and set up shop in a very small section of our bonus room or the room over the garage.

The rest of that room had "stuff". Most of it was a collection of mine featuring Star Wars and Star Trek collectibles. I was doing a pretty good job of selling it little by little but it was a very slow process. Since we had the space it became the area to put things that we didn't want in the "public" portion of the house so it basically looked neat and tidy and the rest of the "stuff" was hidden away.

Since the focus of my free time had changed to crafting I wanted more space. Hubby wanted more too. He was also looking forward to a closet to store his "stuff", mostly consisting of motorcycle garb, helmets and parts he's trying to sell. It is a win-win for both of us. I'll eventually have more room than I'll know what to do with. I'll also have more light in my computer area but hopefully it won't be too hot in the summer as I'm gaining west facing windows. He gets more room and more light too. His portion of the bonus room was in an area without direct light.

We decided to start the switch even though the bonus room isn't totally cleaned out. We hope to have a buyer for a bunch of it but if not I'll go through it and keep a small portion and give some to Toys for Tots and more to other charitable groups.

Here's the last views of my old abode.

Storage for inks in the center drawers and misc stuff on left and right. Unmounted stamps on the tall bookcase on the right.

Ancient computer work area that we've moved since the mid 80's. Still functional but weighs a ton.

Another view of computer area and the north facing window.

Very big closet and work table.

You were wondering what was inside the closet...lots of "stuff".

More stuff!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Happy Card

Here's a card I made for an anniversary. The materials are from the Merry January collection in a kit by WeR Memory Keepers. I thought it was a great idea to leave off the "birthday" or "anniversary" and just have the card say Happy with the definition. It makes it more versatile in my opinion.

Until my next post,