Friday, April 09, 2010


These pictures and thank yous are long over due. I've been horrible at sharing all of the wonderful RAKs that I receive. I haven't been crafting much lately, but when I do get the chance to do something, I really do enjoy it. Which is why I love these get togethers that I get invited to, it's my opportunity to dust off my supplies and try to create something to share. It also gives me an opportunity to spend time with some really fun people. My time spent at these outings are ALWAYS fun!!!

The most recent get together was a mini gathering at Linda's house. She so graciously opened her home to a small bunch of us. These are some of the RAKs that I received from Dawne, Kyoko, and Janis.

This is a make 'n take that Linda shared with us. It was a challenge to make this one. It's a memo pad or post-it holder. Holds 3x3 paper. It's even got a little compartment in the back to hold a extra pad.

Janis did a make 'n take as well and it was an easel calendar with a little drawer. Cute!!!

In the mail, Jen sent me a birthday card filled with these CUTE Chococat cutouts that she made with her cricut. She must have created this because I don't think that there's a Chococat on the Hello Kitty Cartidges.

Kyoko made this card for me and filled it with a birthday goodie. It's a shaker card!

Linda gave me this card. I love this image and she also gave me a image to I will definitely need to ink it up and make a card with it and get it posted.

This brithday card was mailed all the way from the United Kingdom. It's from Claire Warhurst. So intricate!!! Claire participated in Jen's Birthday RAK club. Sooo sweet of her to mail a card to me.

I received one other handmade card and some goodies from Joni, but I still need to take a picture of her cute card, so that will wait for another post. I hope that you all are doing well! Happy Crafting and Have a Wonderful Weekend!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

I made it...barely....a post in March

I can't believe how fast this year is already flying by. Before we know it, it will be December again. I just wanted to get in a quick post. I have a lot of things that I should have posted for March..but have really been slacking. I really am trying to get back into the groove of things.

Denise had us over again for a crafting get together at her home. I always have a lot of fun at these get togethers. I made a little basket for Easter to give to all those who attended, but I forgot to take a picture of the basket before I gave them all away. I used a sizzix plate to emboss each piece and then the sizzix die to cut each peice of the basket. I can't believe that I didn't take a picture.

These are the RAKs that I received and two make and takes. Justine showed us how to do a little Easter basket and Denise had us a do a clip note holder. Sooo cute and so much fun.

I'll be back this wekeend to post a long weekend coming up! Take care!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

Here are a few cards I made for this occassion. Nothing really fancy... but all made with a lot of love.

This one was my favorite. I used the stamps that I won from Dandelion Designs giveaway. Thanks Jean! These little matching birds are just adorable.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Two Scoops Rice - Challenge

I was visiting Enjoli's blog (Stamping Under the Sun) and saw that she has just completed this sketch challenge at Two Scoops Rice. I just bought the Kakimochi & Popcorn set, so decided to play along. If you want to play along too, visit Two Scoops Rice for all the details. Here's the sketch. You have until 1/29/10 to enter.

Here's what I came up with. I tried to give the design some dimension by puffing up the images and using foam tape...but you can't see it too well in the picture. Also curved the sentiment on the acrylic block so that it would fit in the oval punch.

Just realized that this is my first post for 2010! So a Happy New Year is in order! Have a Wonderful 2010!!!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Goodbye Caleb!

Caleb, gone but not forgotten. My friend in Colorado let me know that she had to put her kitty cat to sleep the other week. Caleb lived a long life and in his latter years he ended up having a lot of problems. He's in a better place now.

Saturday, December 12, 2009


I hadn't participated in Papercraft Plant's Sketch Saturday for a long time, so I decided to try it. The image is Elliot from Dandelion Designs. The sentiment is from Penny Back. This card turned out a little better than I expected. It looks like a present! Here's a picture of the sketch in case you want to play along.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Eek! A mouse...

I was so excited to pick up some new Dandelion Designs stamps at J's Knicknacks several weeks ago. My favorite this year was this cute little mouse sitting on an ornament. For this card I wanted to try this simple technique to try to make the card a little more interesting. I found this on Split Coast Stampers, here, it was called a spiral pop-up card.

Is it Christmas already?

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