Friday, January 18, 2019

Post Its Cubes

A lot of fun was had by all.  Seven ladies participated in a workshop to make Post It Cube Holders that I taught at our new Stitch N Scrap  (fabric and crafating) store in Mesquite. These versatile little flip-lid boxes are perfect for small gifts, teabags, Ghiardelli chocolate squares, etc.  

Friday, January 11, 2019


 A Morning Class at Stich N Scrap in Mesquite, scheduled January 15th at 9:30 AM
I'll be teaching how to make a PostIt Cube holder (or Trinket box with a lid), 

There will be a couple of Surprise Projects for participants to learn how to make.  One will be a little  Keurig Cup gift holder, and the other will be a single pad Post It with Pen holder.

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Opinion and Empathy

Paper and elements from Artisan's Guild kit "Heart of Gold" (retired).  
Quotation reads: 
"Opinion is really the lowest form of Knowledge.
  It requires no accountability; no understanding. 
The highest form of knowledge is Empathy
 for it requires us to suspend our egos 
and live in another's world." (Author unk)

Time Flies

Very Vanilla deckled edge (5x7) card base, Woodgrain (SU) stamp on brown.  Papers and quote from Karen Schulz in her kits Chart the Course and Nature's Hike.  Sentiment reads "The bad news is time flies, the good ews is you're the pilot"

Friday, January 4, 2019

Ice Rink

These Wintery Cards were inspired by SCS Ice Rink Tutorial by France Martin
I used watercolor papers, Fantasia watercolor pencils (for sky wash) 3D Crystal Glaze, also Nuvo Crystal drops, also Glossy Accents (for the lake/river).  Wink of Stella Silver is brushed into blue sky wash, and the paste I chose was Aleen's Glitter Snow.  The Stamp is SU Lovely as a Tree, on all but the top card.

The yellow cast in the lower one is a shadow of my lamp, the card is not yellow at all although the Glossy Accents is an older (and yellower glaze than the 3d Crystal Glaze or Nuvo drops that I also used in creating variants of this card. 

This one is titled "Inbound"

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Sister Introduced to Paper Crafting

Two Pocket Envelope Card.  Original tutorial found at DSscrapie  The sentiment tag slips into the envelope for presentation.  Gorgeous success, Betsy!  Congrats and welcome to the wonderful world of paper crafting! 

Here my sister is working with my friend Clar to begin to create her card

 Now to planning the embellishments and finishing touches.
She used glitter pens, die cuts, pearls, silk flowers and several stamps 
While she visited, she was introduced to die cutting, stamping embellishing, punch boards, stamping techniques and too much fun!  We had a ball, andher projects were wonderful.

Gina K Wise old Owl, SU embossing folder, and MFT For Owl You Do stampset

Glitter pens, Tulip Embossing folder SU, Gina K Hummingbird Thanks, and Friendship stamp
by Penny Black.

Friday, December 28, 2018

New Year Workshop---AT Stitch N Scrap in Mesquite

Make a post-it cube at Mesquite's newest sewing & crafting store. 

January 15th, at 9:30 AM

  Stitch N Scrap, 355 W. Mesquite Blvd. STE# C-35 Mesquite, NV 89027 in the Brickyard Shopping Center,

 Seating is limited:  You must make reservations IN PERSON at Stitch N Scrap before January 11th.  Possibilities are limitless for design.  Come Join the Fun!

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Zig Zag Mini Album

For my Friend, Karen Schulz
Full of pockets and cute tags, and created with papers designed by Karen Schulz in her kits "Sweet Christmas" and "This is Me__December" ,this accordion fold zig zag album follows the tutorial of Kay F.  Accents are mylar, holly leaves, stickles, sequins and bubbles, white "snow", Wink of Stella, glitter pens, ribbons, and a couple of Tags with stamped sentiments on them by Stampin Up, and journaling lines from a stamp by Penny Black--Life's Journals.  The mats are printed on photopaper and edged in gold Delicata Ink.  The mini album is tied with black grosgrain ribbon and the covers are black onyx Stardream metallic papers.

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Starry Christmas

Gold  foil cardstock over silver glitter paper, a commercial die cut sentiment topped with Nuvo glimmer pen, holographic lines, and spritzed shimmer blue paper created the front of this card using Penny Black's "Starry" die as the focal point.  Inside stamped sentiment is from Bright and Beautiful (2) by SU stampset.

Nativity Greeting

This frame is cut from sparkling Quartz Metallic white paper ( mounted on Night of Navy cardstock. (Memory Box Nativity  Scene Stitched Frame Die) The sentiment is from "Inside Holiday Greetings" stampset  (SSS) Nuvo drops and Stickles diamond are scattered stars.  Starburst in the die is covered with silver glitter.