Sunday, December 30, 2012

3-D Accordian album

I'll be teaching a class in Springfield at Karen and Friends Creations on this 3-D accordian Album.  Since it is somewhat close to Valentines Day, I decided to make it something they could use for Valentine's Day.  Hope what you see inspires you!

I used the following supplies to make this album:

Sizzix Bigz Die - Karen Burniston Album, Accordion Flip 3-D
Sizzix Dies Karen Burniston Bigz Frame & Label Bracket
Sizzix Tim Holtz Die - Hardware Findings
Sizzix Tim Holtz Die - Heart Wings
Spellbinders die - Fancy Tags Three
Spellbinders die - Oval die
Marvy Scallop Heart Punch
Marvy Heart Punch
Elizabeth Craft Glitter Dots - Red
K & Co - Black and White paper pack
Black Cardstock
Bazzill Smoothie cardstock - Cherry Splash
Gold Embossing Powder
Embossing Pad
Sponge for inking
Chipboard (I just used a cracker box)
Fine gold cord
Black brads
White sheer ribbon
Clear rhinestones
Red glitter adhesive sheet

Thursday, December 27, 2012

It's all Good!

My daughter is married to a wonderful man.  I think part of the reason he is a wonderful husband is because of his mother.  Sally Stone is his mom and she has endured a lot in her life.  She became a paraplegic after a doctor botched a number of spinal block when Sally was delivering her second son (my daughter's husband). 

She wrote a book about her ordeal and how God helped her through that trying time.  (sometimes it is still trying for her).  If you love to read, you might want to read this one!!!   it is called "It's All Good".  You can get it directly from Sally HERE or Amazon or Barnes & Noble. 

So.....start your new year out reading!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Got the tree finally done on Saturday.  It is a beautiful noble that we got for only $20.  We went to the same place as last year.  I love that it isn't too wide at the bottom.  It is right at 11' tall.  That is Gabby in the foreground........she looks much bigger than she really is because she was so much closer than Ray.  The tree really doesn't have two lights on the side of it.....that is a reflection off the windows from the lights above me.  I was just too lazy to digitize them out of the photo and hadn't noticed until it was posted!  Hahahah.  We celebrated my daughter's 31st birthday here last night.  Hard to believe my youngest is 31!!!!!!  We had everyone over for the celebration.  Potato bar for dinner and ice cream sundae bar for dessert. 

Next week will be a scramble to finish up shopping and finally get some time with my Christmas card.....I haven't even designed them yet this year!  Plus lots of piano practice for the song I'll be playing to accompany choir on Christmas eve.  AND some practice for the song the family will be singing for Christmas Eve offering time!  Phew!  It is going to be a busy week.  Throw in a visit from an out of town friend and getting the dog to the groomer and I'll be lucky to breathe!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Distress Stain Dip

This technique was in the October 2012 Technique Junkie newsletter.  This is one of the cards that my Eugene class could do last Friday.  Most of them didn't get to it.  We had six different techniques that they learned using Distress Ink Pads, Refills and Stains.  We all got pretty inky!  That darling image is from Peddler's Pack located in Beaverton.  The words around the border and on the card are just handwritten.  My class was done around 9pm and I was on the road by 9:30 pm and home by 11:10pm.  Good thing I am a night person!  It is always much nicer to sleep in your own bed!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012


Well........Here is the great blog hop with prizes that I was telling you about!!

Technique Junkie Newsletter, Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps, and Eclectic Paperie have teamed together for this great hop. 5 designers from Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps, 5 designers from Eclectic Paperie and 6 Designers from Technique Junkie Newsletter have some really wonderful projects to show you from the recent Great Gifts CD from TJ!

Each of the companies will be giving away a prize randomly drawn from their designers' blogs as follows:

  • EP: 25% discount on a future order
  • SNSS: $15 store credit
  • TJN: Great Gifts CD or any TJN CD of winner's choice

The winners will be posted on each company's blog by Sunday, December 9th.

To be included in the prize drawings, please comment by midnight Friday, December 7th.

We have some FANTASTIC team members on this hop:

From Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps
Monika Davis
Ceal Pritchett
Giovana Smith
Cathy McCauley
Jennie Harper

From Technique Junkie Newsletter
Holly Brown
Judy Jackson
Ann Clack (that's me!)
Jane Bosi
Jackie Kalchert
Pat Huntoon

From Eclectic Paperie

Sherry Cheever
Mary-Ann Maldanado
Micki Harper
Broni Holcombe
Julie Masse

MY project uses a project from the Technique Junkie Great Gifts CD called the K Cup Gift Box.  This box uses the darling stamp set from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps called Cozy Friends.  I used the bear stamp from the set but it also has a darling Penguin!!  The bear was colored using Copic Markers.  The words stamped on the wooden tag are also from the cozy Friends set.    From Eclectic Paperie I used patterned paper from the Winter Wishes pad, baker's twine,  a wooden tag from Maya Rd, buttons from the Ice collection, and a Maya Rd crystal stick pin.  I also had coasters from Eclectic Paperie and they are thin enough that my dies cut them easily!  Yeah!  I used the coaster as a backing to make the bear into a more stiff tag.  I just colored it with my copics to match the bear.  Awesome!

Below is a little more about each company:

eclectic Paperie
is an online boutique for all who love paper crafts. We have an eclectic assortment of products, supplies, tools, and materials to assist you in your quest for creative expression. We know you will find something to "feed your creativity".

Technique Junkie Newsletter
is a bi-monthly publication with step by step tutorials which encourage you to use your supplies in fun and creative ways. TJN also produces tutorial CDs with printable PDFs in a variety of themes.

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps
is a small, family-owned, Christian company offering exclusive images and designs in both clear and digital stamps. We also carry a small number of exclusive die designs, some of which coordinate with our stamps.

Special Announcement and Past Sale!

Tomorrow, please make sure you drop by my blog for a great blog hop with prizes from three different companies!!  More details on that tomorrow.

Now........for the past sale.  I had the sale at the University Club yesterday.  It would have been a little better if I hadn't been getting sick.  Right now I could sing bass in the choir!  HA!  The ladies at the sale were just fabulous.  The big hit was the snowglobes.  out of 36, I only have 5 left!  Yeah!!  The pyramid boxes were the next loved item.  They loved the Exploding boxes but not that many sold.  ;-(  All in all, I did great and was very pleased.  Here is a picture of my table.  This was taken after the first onslaught of customers before their luncheon.  More people came after the luncheon.  We didn't think of taking a picture before so most of the snowglobes were already gone.   My daughter went along to help me.  Braelyn came along as well and was a big hit with all the ladies.  I'm holding her while mommy takes the picture.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Lots for the University club Sale!`

I've been working sooo hard!  My crafts are getting done but the housework certainly isn't.  After the University Club sale, our car club is having Christmas HERE!!!!    I'll have to work like mad to clean and decorate by Saturday!

Here are some pictures of my work for Tuesday's sale.    I made 30 circle boxes.  12 Pyramid boxes (from the Great Gifts CD by Technique can buy one from my sidebar!)    21 Exploding boxes with a surprise   and 52  snowglobes!  Phew!  Here are some pictures of them.