Friday, August 11, 2017

Thursday, August 10, 2017

ABCs--a mixed media handbound primer

Here's "B is for . . ."---you'll find "A is for . . ." today at the CutCardStock blog, along with a simple tutorial for stitching together multiple signatures for a handbound book.

A is for . . .


Thursday, August 03, 2017

grandbaby girl in a Prima flower frame

Oooh, it's my grandgirl in a Prima flower frame--you'll find the details here at Altered Pages.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Simple but glittery DIY favor bags

Simple, but as glittery as it gets--I'm loving these!
You can probably figure these out by looking at the photo, but you can find the quick how-to HERE.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

stamping on monoprints

Today at Altered Pages, I'm sharing some cards created using a really pretty stamp from Lost Coast Designs and some not-so-pretty monoprints.
This one is my favorite, there are several more in the share post.  Love that Lost coast stamp!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Galactic Starveyors daily verses in English and Spanish

These are the actual verses with the "constellations," NOT just the "addresses!" You should be able to download these by right clicking and saving.   Or you might have to click, then right click, and save.  If the Spanish translations are wonky, let me know--Google Translate can be a little sketchy sometimes!  We printed these as 5x7, on sticker labels, and trimmed extra white from the tops and bottoms with a paper cutter to use in scrapbooks for the week of VBS 2017.









Shine On--Congratulations card

You know I don't make a lot of cards, but I do like to make wedding cards to match the couple's colors.  At the CutCardStock blog, you'll find this easy but elegant card, suitable for any Congratulations occasion.  When the cardstock is as shimmery silver as this, it doesn't need any help being gorgeous!  But you know it's notoriously difficult to photograph shine. 
And okay, yes, I do have a thing for torn edges!

Have a great Tuesday!
:)

Thursday, July 06, 2017

kitty cat coloring book

When I saw the new kitty stamps from Lost Coast Designs, I immediately thought of my daughter--she loves cats, and loves to color, so these seemed perfect for making her a little hand bound coloring book.
You'll find the how-too in THIS POST over at Altered Pages.

When I texted the girl child a pic of the stamped images, she replied, and I quote:
"Those are so beautiful I could cry."

So yep, I'm thinking she'll like this little book!

Happy Thursday!
:)


Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Independence Day is almost here! 4th of July wine glass charms, or barbecue sauce markers, whatever.

Two party project day!  I have mini chalkboard buffet signs to share over at the Altered Pages Artsociates blog,
Patriotic on one side, practical on the other!
plus, here are some super easy tags to use for either condiments or stemware.  At the 4th of July shindig, we always have at least six kinds of barbecue sauce in squirt bottles, so I was originally thinking these would be perfect for those, but these tags really look like wine glass charms!

You could fussy cut these, and/or use a paper cutter, but I have a couple of those fancy fine tag punches, which equals way easy for me.  Some Pop Tones cardstock from CutCardStock, gluestick, gold wire stars, and blue ink, and we're ready to go . . .
Punch cardstock bases larger, and the patriotic tags from Altered Pages smaller.  Ink the edges of the images.

Glue the images to the cardstock tags, punch a hole in the top, and add a curled length of the gold wire stars.


Tuesday, June 27, 2017

CAS with gel plate prints and rub-ons

Today at the CutCardStock blog, so easy, but I LOVE this way of using pieces of monoprints!  Especially handy for that aunt of mine who only wants handmade cards.  Seriously, she basically told me not to bother sending her store-bought cards, as she knows I can make them myself!