Thursday, April 25, 2013

It's been a few days for another card, but here's my latest.  Papers are mostly Pixelscrapper and pattern is from SVGcuts.


Monday, April 1, 2013

Paper Makin'

Pixel Scrapper  has a fun daily challenge going on through April for creating a "paper a day".  Today the theme is Polka Dots.  Here's my submission - kinda quirky but I love the colors.

 While I was making the paper I remembered that years ago I uploaded 2 sets of brushes on  Adobe Exchange.  These brushes are line drawings of Missouri birds.  I loved creating them but lost track of them as I changed out computers several times since 2003.  Here's a sample of what a few of them look like.

If you'd like to have these brushes for Photoshop (they were created in PS 7 so I know they are pretty much compatible with all) you can find them on here.  There are 79 birds included in the .abr file.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

I simply love SVGcuts !  This week they have the Maison Madeline collection as their special kit and I just fell head over heels for this rooster card.  On the inside-"It's okay to be a little cocky!  You're still a spring chicken!".  Most of the papers are from Pixel Scrapper.  Enjoy!

Monday, March 25, 2013

It's Been a While...

...but I'm back now.  I've been playing with my my new Sizzix Eclipse since I got it a few weeks ago and have been having a blast.  It's soooooo much better than my old faithful Cricut Expression (which I will probably use until it just dies) and I've learned about a wonderful new place called SVGcuts. Most of the papers that I use have been downloaded from Pixel Scrapper.  If you've not been to either of these sites you have to check them out.  I may never buy a piece of scrapbook paper again!  I've been going wild making all kinds of birthday and holiday cards and such.  Here's a few of my newest creations


Easter Chick Card

Hippity Hoppity

Battenburg  Lace Lever Card


My take on the classic Chocolate Bunny card

Painting Bunny Card

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

MAYBE THE LAST ONE...NOT!


And just as I think I'm winding down I remember another one that I need to add to the list. I may get them all done by Christmas, but it's gonna be tight. This one's made with Christmas Cheer. On the inside: May your holiday season be filled with warmth and good cheer. Happy Holidays! Yep, this one is little more generic than some, but there are those out there who don't really celebrate Christmas the way I do. Doesn't make me love them any less though. :)

Saturday, December 4, 2010

YET ANOTHER...


The card list is getting shorter. I've indeed done a couple of duplicates just because I'm so short on time, but I've changed the colors up a little and promised myself that I won't send one to someone too similar to one that I send to someone who knows that person and might share their cards with them. Did that make any sense at all? Anyway, went to the gun show in Springfield today and got me a new purse. I know, who goes to a gun show to buy a purse??!! Well, they are real leather and the one that I've been carrying (which I got a gun show 4 years ago) is starting to show signs of wear and by golly I just wanted one! The one thing that did impress me is that it seems that the economy isn't really affecting gun sales. There were thousands of people there! Hmmmmm...maybe it is related to the economy after all!

Back to the card. Made with Cricut Wildlife cartridge and Cuttlebug embossing folder. On the inside: We hope your Christmas is just ducky! Merry Christmas!

SOMETHING'S FISHY


Maybe I'm too addicted to fly fishing! Cricut Wildlife cartridge with Cuttlebug embossing folders for fish and background. Inside: Hope all our Christmas Fishes come true! Merry Christmas.

HOPPY EASTER

HOPPY EASTER

THANKS A MILLION

THANKS A MILLION
FOR A FRIEND WHO'S BABY IS IN NICU

ENVELOPE IDEA FOR CARDS

ENVELOPE IDEA FOR CARDS
I USE SARAN WRAP "SCRUNCHED UP" AND USUALLY STAZ-ON INK. YOU HAVE TO USE A WHITE MAILING LABEL WITH THESE, OR AT LEAST I DO.

ST. PATRICK'S DAY CARD

ST. PATRICK'S DAY CARD
MADE WITH CRICUT

ANOTHER ST. PADDY'S DAY CARD

ANOTHER ST. PADDY'S DAY CARD
MADE WITH DESIGN STUDIO AND SURE CUTS A LOT.

YET ANOTHER ST. PADDY'S DAY CARD

YET ANOTHER ST. PADDY'S DAY CARD
MADE WITH CRICUT, CRICUT PENS, AND DESIGN STUDIO

LAST ST. PADDY'S DAY CARD...I PROMISE

LAST ST. PADDY'S DAY CARD...I PROMISE
MADE WITH CDS, SURE CUTS A LOT AND CRICUT

DREAM DRAGONFLY CARD

DREAM DRAGONFLY CARD

SUNFLOWER SHAKER BOX CARD

SUNFLOWER SHAKER BOX CARD
MADE WITH SIZZIX

INSPIRATION CARD

INSPIRATION CARD
TREE IS STAMPED ON COPPER SHEETING AND THE HEAT EMBOSSED

BLOOMING POT CARD

BLOOMING POT CARD
LARGE FLOWER PUNCH AND VASE RUBBER STAMP. CARD MEASURES 5-1/2" X 8-1/2"

BABY BLOCKS CARD

BABY BLOCKS CARD
MADE WITH SIZZIX

FRIENDSHIP CARD

FRIENDSHIP CARD
MADE WITH CRICUT

CHRISTMAS SPINNER CARD

CHRISTMAS SPINNER CARD
MADE WITH COLUZZLE AND PC CRAFTER CLIP ART.

CHRISTMAS CARD

CHRISTMAS CARD
MADE WITH CRICUT

THANKSGIVING CARD

THANKSGIVING CARD
COLLAGE CARD

EASTER CARD

EASTER CARD
MADE WITH CRICUT AND SIZZIX. THE BASKET IS A SHAKER BOX.

MANY THANKS!

MANY THANKS!
MADE WITH CRICUT AND CUTTLEBUG FOLDERS.

RED HOT MAMA BIRTHDAY CARD

RED HOT MAMA BIRTHDAY CARD
ON THE INSIDE: THAT'S JUST A REALLY FANCY NAME FOR AN OLD BROAD HAVING HOT FLASHES.

NEW YEAR'S CARD

NEW YEAR'S CARD
MADE WITH CRICUT

MOTHER'S DAY CARD

MOTHER'S DAY CARD
MADE WITH CRICUT

FATHER'S DAY

FATHER'S DAY
COLLAGE CARD

ANOTHER FATHER'S DAY CARD COVER

ANOTHER FATHER'S DAY CARD COVER
MADE WITH CRICUT

ANOTHER FATHER'S DAY CARD INSIDE

ANOTHER FATHER'S DAY CARD INSIDE
MADE WITH CRICUT

VALENTINE'S DAY CARD

VALENTINE'S DAY CARD
ON THE INSIDE: THEY WERE.

ANOTHER VALENTINE'S DAY CARD

ANOTHER VALENTINE'S DAY CARD
ON THE INSIDE: I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY CUPID WAS CHOSEN TO REPRESENT VALENTINE'S DAY. WHEN I THINK ABOUT ROMANCE, THE LAST THING ON MY MIND IS A SHORT, CHUBBY TODDLER COMING AT ME WITH A WEAPON

INDEPENDENCE DAY CARD

INDEPENDENCE DAY CARD
MADE WITH CRICUT. PIN IS FROM TINY SAFETY PINS AND TINY GLASS BEADS. DETACHABLE SO IT CAN BE WORN BY RECIPIENT OF THE CARD.

I MISS Y0UR FACE

I MISS Y0UR FACE
MADE FOR A FRIEND WHO PASSED AWAY. I DO SOOOO MISS HER HAPPY FACE!

HALLOWEEN COVER

HALLOWEEN COVER
MADE MOSTLY WITH PCCRAFTER CLIPART.

HALLOWEEN INSDE

HALLOWEEN INSDE
MADE WITH MOSTLY PCCRAFTER HALLOWEEN CLIPART. THIS IS A TRUE POP-UP CARD.

GOOD FRIEND COVER

GOOD FRIEND COVER
MADE WITH CRICUT - A GOOD FRIEND KNOWS HOW YOU LIKE YOUR COFFEE

GOOD FRIEND INSIDE

GOOD FRIEND INSIDE
USED AN ADOBE PHOTOSHOP BRUSH FOR THE COFFEE STAIN. A GREAT FRIEND THROWS A LITTLE KAHLUA IN IT.

BIRTHDAY CARD

BIRTHDAY CARD
THE CIRCLE IS A CD OVERLAYED WITH A TRANSPARENCY. FLOWERS ARE MADE WITH CRICUT.

PAPER PUPS BIRTHDAY CARD COVER

PAPER PUPS BIRTHDAY CARD COVER

PAPER PUPS BIRTHDAY CARD INSIDE

PAPER PUPS BIRTHDAY CARD INSIDE

BABY GIRL CARD

BABY GIRL CARD
MADE WITH SIZZIX, CUTTLEBUG AND CRICUT

BABY BOY CARD

BABY BOY CARD
MADE WITH CRICUT

LOVE CARD

LOVE CARD
MADE WITH CRICUT

ABOUT ME

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MISSOURI, United States
I'M A REGISTERED NURSE (FOR 28 YEARS) AND CURRENTLY WORK IN A SMALL BUT VERY PROGRESSIVE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT. AS I SAY IN MY HEADER, I'VE ALWAYS BEEN INTRIGUED WITH PAPER CRAFTS. I WAS IN A VERY BAD AUTO ACCIDENT IN APRIL 2006 AND BECAME EVEN MORE ACTIVE IN THIS HOBBY WHILE I WAS STILL SITTING IN A WHEELCHAIR. I LOVE TO CREATE AND SHARE MY IDEAS AND I HOPE THAT YOU WILL FIND MY PAPER CREATIONS NOT ONLY DIFFERENT, BUT USEFUL FOR YOU.