May 25, 2015

So Blessed

I just love how this simple card turned out.  Some of the paper is Graphic 45's Raining Cats and Dogs - the other paper is from Paper Studio.  I love the look of Graphic 45's paper - I didn't even worry about covering up any reference to cats or dogs - this amazing paper just blends in.  So, you know - you can use papers for projects other than they were intended.  Enjoy - think of new ways to use theme-specific papers.

The Owl is Fall Owl from Kadoodle Bug Designs. The sentiment is from Brittish Designs.

May 24, 2015

Girlie Thanksgiving

I always enjoy simple challenges such as Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge . . . but I also have a list of projects that have to stay on schedule.  So today's schedule is beginning my Thanksgiving cards.  Today's challenge is "Make it Girlie."  Don't usually think of girlie when thinking of Thanksgiving - so went through my digital files to see what I could do.  Found this precious Simply Girl Bear from Kadoodle Bug Designs - perfect!  So here we have very simple Thanksgiving cards with a simply girlie touch.  

"Count Your Blessings" is free digital word art from Free Digital Scrapbooking.

"Thanksgiving" and "Count Your Many Blessings" are from Brittish Designs.

May 23, 2015

Anchors and Neebish

These birthday cards are very easy and fun to make. It helps when you have a great paperpack such as "New Sailor" by DCWV. This is the last pack of cards being made to donate for a fundraiser by the Neebish Island Ladies Group.

Images: By the Sea - Miss Kate Cuttables

May 22, 2015

New Sailor

Celebrate your birthday and all things Neebish with this beautiful nautical-themed paper pack from DCWV. Filled with rich colors and some gold, this beautiful mix of papers and fun, well-coordinated embellishments are perfect for those on the island watching freighters sail by.

Images: Ship Silhouettes - Vector HQ; KISS Nautical - Scraptastical Kreations

May 21, 2015

New Nautical Inspiration

Hello, Everyone!

I hope you are having an amazing week!  The highlight of my week has been making these nautical cards using DCWV's "Hey, Sailor" paper pack.  The paper is fun and makes for some beautiful cards.  These cards are also being donated to the Neebish Island Ladies Group for their Fundraiser on August 13.

May 19, 2015

Nautical Layering

Hi, Everyone!

Isn't retirement the best!  The reality of retirement hits me each time I walk into a clean room in my house!  And my frantic schedule to get craft projects done has subsided a bit.  The list goes on and on!

Here is some cards using my most relaxing technique - paper pack, simple embellishments.  These are more cards for the Neebish Island Ladies Group Fundraiser on August 13.

There is a problem with a couple of these cards - wonder how long it will take my sister to point it out.  LOL!

Images:  Ship Silhouettes - Vector HQ; Whale with Anchor - Miss Kate Cuttables

May 18, 2015

Scrappy Alphabet Animals

Good Evening, All!

Today I wanted to share the beginning of another Animal Alphabet Book I'm currently working on.  I think it's a cool, fairly simple project (albeit time consuming!). With the help of an online coloring book available at, the pages are generally easy to convert to .svg files.  As you can see, I'm up to the Letter E (the elephant is one of my favorites!).  

 My second goal is to make the book entirely of scraps!  So sometimes, my colors might end up a bit funky - but scouring through my piles is half the fun!  Amazing how accomplished you feel when you find that one piece of grey you own when you need it for the elephant!

My animals are perfect timing to enter TopTip Tuesday's Animal Challenge.

TIP:  Don't only rely on items intended for papercrafting to make original projects - with an eClips or Silhouette, coloring book pages are easily transformed into great cutting files!

Sweetie Pie

For the precious baby boy and all his traveling moments.

May 17, 2015

Nautical Note Cards

This is a set of four nautical cards made for the annual bazaar held by the Neebish Island Ladies Group on August 13.

May 16, 2015

B for Butterfly

It's the perfect project to make for your grandchildren! Bright and cheery - butterflies, lizards and more!  

I have started another alphabet book for one of my grandchildren.  Today's letter is B - for Butterfly.  I'm especially happy with my butterfly's wings, as I made the paper pattern using a digital stamp (Digital Creations - Letter to a Symphony). 

Perfect time, also, for today's Suzy Bee's Blooming Challenge - Anything Goes with a Twist.  Today's twist - Pink.

Now off to work on a Cat!

May 14, 2015

Home Sweet Home - Neebish Island

Attention Islanders!  Today I am featuring the first set of cards made for a fundraiser (August 13) on Neebish Island, Michigan - and I'll be back this week with encore greeting cards for Neebish Island.  Islanders can now share home sweet home with all their mainland family and friends.

May 12, 2015

Christmas in August

Hobby Lobby - Tucson
5555 East Broadway

Christmas in August

Wednesday - August 12, 2015
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Price - $32 (includes all supplies)

Looking for a fun project? We have one for you!  Paper Studio's Blanc Boutique is perfect for this winter gazebo.  

Paper patterns may vary from picture shown.
We will break for lunch.

To register, call or text me at 520-576-8465.

What other types of papercrafting classes are you interested in?  Any techniques you'd like to learn?  Please leave a comment below with your ideas.

Credit: SVG Cuts

May 9, 2015

Birthday Inspiration for You

Hi, Everyone!

I preposted today's blog, but I'm planning for today to be a beautiful Saturday morning!  I'm off to help my first grandson celebrate his 1st birthday.  His party theme is his favorite cartoon characters - Super Why Readers.  Here is the first pop-up card I made for him.  Each time I use my eClips to Print-2-Cut, I am amazed about how more quickly I can get things done!  Well, maybe not faster - but certainly the carpel tunnel is less painful when I don't spend hours with those scissors in hand!

May 1, 2015

AZ Scrapbooking Class - Metallic Birthday Cards

Located In the Green Valley Mall
101 South La Canada Drive
Green Valley, AZ 85614

Metallic Birthday Cards

Thursday - June 4, 2015
10 a.m. - ?
Price - $20

Files used:  Birthday Wishes - Cre8ive Cutz; Birthday Wishes - Brossart Addiction;
Banner Day Frames - Lettering Delights
Files used:  Notecard Captions - SVG Cuts
Three birthday cards using metallic embossing powders.

To register call (520) 393-7755.

What other types of papercrafting classes are you interested in?  Any techniques you'd like to learn?  Please leave a comment below with your ideas.

April 19, 2015

And Now for Yet Another Bear . . .

I want to share another bear card with you.  Time crunch has set in and they are getting pretty simple.  

I did pull out some dies from Spellbinders to mat my bear - the Twist on Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge (use a die or punch).  

April 15, 2015

Building Bears

Happy Wednesday, Everyone!

Today I have some more Black Bear cards for you.

The first couple cards use SVG Cuts' Elegant Gothic Frame.

The Chevron on this frame is from SVG Cuts Easter Egg Treat Bags.

The border on these next two cards is from Miss Kate Cuttables' Independence Banners.