Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Snowglobes for you!!

It is that time of year again when you start to thinking about gifts for your special loved ones for Christmas!  What could be more special than a handmade gift!  Well, I have a treat for you.

My handmade snowglobes are one of a kind works of art.  They are made of paper, ink and acrylic and crafted with love! Each one takes about 2 hours to make and will last a lifetime. They fold flat for easy storage too. Yup! They fold FLAT.....isn't that awesome? Each globe comes with a lovely decorated storage envelope that ties shut with a ribbon. Below are pictures of the globes I have available. The engineering of each globe is absolutely amazing!!  

If you are interested in a particular one, please comment and let me know.  I can take PayPal payments and money orders. The price of each globe (including a plain white envelope for giving) is $12 plus $3.75 each for postage to those in the US.  No international as postage is too high.  If you are interested in more than one globe, the order will be combined and postage quoted at the lowest price.  So, hurry and get the ones that you like.  Only one of each design pictured is available.  As they are sold, I'll try to remove the picture.  If one happens to be sold that you want, please have a back-up selection ready as no more will be made this season!  There are duplicate pictures of some of the globes that are showing you the carrier/storage pocket or how they fold flat. Only pictures with descriptions are available.  When you click on each picture you can see them full size.

List your e-mail in the comments (they are moderated so I'll not publish your email) and I'll send you payment instructions.  OR you can contact me through Facebook.


Each come with a matching holder.
Close up of gold tree

folded flat
Hanging Gold Tree - Yellow base with gold edge

The gold tree above is also available in dark blue base with a gold edge or a bright green base with a white snowflakes.





Green Tree - pink base with snowflakes

Close up of green tree

Green Tree - yellow base with gold edge



Hanging heart - red dot base

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Sets and Singles

I've updated the available stamps and added lots more.  Please take a look.  Are are reasonable priced.
Updated Sunday Sept 30th.....8 sets gone......hurry before they are gone!

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Do you know how sometimes you finally get to do something that you've wanted to do since you were a kid!  Yup......that is me right now.  Recently I've been able to take some horse jumping lessons at our local barn.  It is so much fun that I would love to continue to take lessons but I'm running low on bucks.......the money kind, not the horse kind!  LOL

So.........I must have well over 4,000 stamps and I decided that there really is no way I can use that many, so, I'm selling some of the stamp sets that I've loved (or some not even touched) to create a sort of "Go Fund Ann's lessons" but instead of just giving your money away you actually get something in return!

Each picture shows the front and back of the stamp or stamp set.  They are all priced reasonably with shipping being extra.  Just tell me the sets you want and I'll let you know how much the shipping is.  I'll always choose the cheapest route.  We are a non-smoking pet friendly (poodle) household.

So....can you help a girl out and have some fun for yourself?  I would love to have these stamps go to a new home where they will be loved!










































Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Bisters for Friends

Bisters....not blisters!  I have had these Bister powders for quite a while.  Only used them once before and decided that it would be fun to play with them.  My friend, Penny, came over and she had the newer Ken Oliver Color Burst powders.  Bisters crystals are okay but I sure liked the Color Bursts better!!  I made five card fronts (four with the Bister crystals)....they still need some words.

I want some critique from you.  On the blue/green leaf sample, do you think I should color in the leaves in something like a light yellow/green or leave them the cream of the watercolor paper? 

Then I tried something that I thought would be neat.....FAILURE.  I put some of the Bister crystals on my watercolor paper, covered it with a damp paper towel and then misted it more.  The paper towel looked pretty cool...for a while.  I finally lifted it to look at the paper beneath.  It looked like I had done nothing.  Hmmmm.  So, I just misted it like normal and that is the red/yellow/blue sample.  Think I'll stamp a silhouette stamp in it.

These will all be made into cards that I will send to the ladies in my Young Living Essential Oil group as some happy mail!  




Saturday, December 17, 2016

Christmas Cards

My Christmas cards this year were super fun to make!  They are also super hard to photograph!!  I used the Minc to foil my image and sentiment as well as the sentiment on the inside of the card (not pictured).  The dove image is foiled in gold and mounted on silver cardstock.  The Sentiment is also foiled in gold.  I used red foil for the sentiment on the inside.  When you can run about 9 at a time through the Minc is makes the process pretty fast!

Not only will my family and friends get one of these this year but so will my personal Young Living oil team members!  They have made my year full of fun and oily goodness!!

Be inspired for next year!!

I got my 12" Minc on sale this year for only $80......about half price!!!  I've been getting my foil supplies at a local company.  They ship all over the US so you can get from them too.  They are called www.mybinding.com and their foil is $26.62 for a 100' foll that is 6" wide.  An awesome deal!



Monday, September 26, 2016

Foiling info and something for your school

Have  any of you tried foiling with the new Minc? It is so much fun. But that foil is pretty expensive! I found a company out of Hillsboro Oregon that sells 100 foot rolls of foil (6" wide) at a really affordable price.  $26.62.  I just thought you might like to  know that.   Especially with Christmas coming up!

Now.......that company is giving away a laminator to the school of your choice!  Would t that be awesome for your school?  Here is the link to enter.  http://gvwy.io/3tgtpo0


And......don't forget to enter to get the car diffuser  I posted about last week!  See the previous post about that.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

My two loves!

Love #1 - Most of you know that I love my cards...yes I do!  Crafting with friends and for my family are close to my heart and my craft area shows it!!  This card features a technique that makes it look like a quilt.  This image is one of my favorites...love those ruby slippers.  Halloween is coming up and that stamp (from Technique Junkies) would be perfect for some cards!  (think wicked witch).


Love #2 - Some of you may know that my second love is Essential Oils!!  So, I have a contest running over on my other blog and I would love it if you would enter!  The prize is the car diffuser shown below and a 5ml bottle of Stress Away.  Click HERE to go there and enter.  Instructions are on that page.  I don't sell any product on that blog but there IS a lot of info about essential oils!  I hope that you take a look around while you are there!  My passion for EO's started when I decided to be pro-active in eliminating chemicals from my life.  My morning routine has gone from 112 chemicals to almost zero!!!  If you have questions....I have answers!



Monday, September 5, 2016

Store is re-supplied!

When you are crafting there are times when you just need to cover a large area of your work surface!  I just restocked my Etsy store with my 42" x 24" Teflon Craft Sheets!  These are the same thickness and quality of other name brand Teflon Craft Sheets but mine are WAY bigger.  Even with the shipping cost....they are cheaper!!  If you wish, you may share this info with your friends!  The cost INCLUDING SHIPPING is only $35.  I ship quickly and priority!  Unfortunately, I can only ship within the US....no international because of the rise in shipping costs.


Here is the link to my ETSY LISTING.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Cindy's basket

My friend in Washington, Cindy Tschider, made these awesomely cute Easter Bunny baskets.  The moment I saw them, I knew I had to make some for my 5 grandkids.  I hope that they enjoy the little bunny bottoms!  Each basket has a chocolate bunny, Whopper eggs and some Jelly Belly jelly beans.  That and......Easter Grass!!  I'm quite glad that the Easter grass will be at their house and not mine!  I remember when my kids were little.  That grass seemed to pop up for weeks in the strangest places.  The feet were punched with oval Stampin Up punches.  The body was a Spellbinders die.  The Easter tag was made from SU punches.  I designed the carrots myself and cut them out with my Portrait machine.  The top of the carrot is a fern punch from Martha Stewart.  The French Fry box was cut on my Silhouette Portrait machine and was a file from their store.  The grass was also a cut file from the Silhouette store.  It is a little hard to see because there isn't a shadow under it but the bunny's tail is a cotton ball.  I cut the cotton balls in half to make them just a little smaller.  My friend's box didn't have a handle but I felt it needed it.


Sunday, March 20, 2016

Last of the Easter cards

As I finished up my Easter cards (you can see the others on earlier posts), I had some Elizabeth Craft stickers that I wasn't as thrilled with.  They came in a pack with small ovals of Daffodils and Roses. The pansies weren't my favorite but once the card was done, I was pretty happy with it.   So, here I am WAY before Easter and my cards are not only done for my family but they are all already mailed and probably received.  It feels so good to be done early!




Friday, March 18, 2016

Continuing with Easter

Here are more of my Easter Cards.  If you missed the others, you can see the other two posts starting on March 14.  I normally don't send out Easter cards but I just felt like making some cards and I wanted to send Easter Blessings to my family!  This card will be going to my sweet mamma.  She loves Roses!