Wednesday, October 31, 2012

My grandson Jax's 1st Birthday invitation

Good morning, Faithful Followers!

I am leaving in the morning for a fun-filled visit to celebrate my youngest grandson, Jackson's first birthday! I thought that my daughter-in-law was so creative in making his invitations to his birthday party. The theme is Dr. Suess. She decided to make 3 different invitations with 3 different characters. She wrote the poem herself. I thought that it was so creative. She did admit that my son helped with one line that she was stuck on! LOL! You will notice that on the poem part, I deleted the address, thus creating a rectangular hole! I tried to upload the poem close up, but the server is not letting me. I will try again later.

ADORABLE, right?! 

Thanks for visiting me today!

Monday, October 29, 2012

 Hello Faithful Followers!

I decided to first tell you about my new Scentsy business! I am SO excited about it. It's such a wonderful company, and I am enjoying being a part of it already. If you want to check out my website, you can go to 

Orders can be placed from my website. You can also have a basket party, which is a book party. I can give you samples of the different scents, so that your friends and family can see what scents they like. You can then receive 1/2 off items and free items too! Let me know if you would like to host. You don't have to live near me or even know me personally to have a basket party! Don't miss out on all of the wonderful warmers and bars, as well as the other items that Scentsy has to offer!

Now, onto today's project. Today I am sharing a cross that I made for a gift. This is the second one that I have made. I plan to make another one for a gift. They are made from wood. The crosses were pre-cut by a gentleman on eBay. He sells them at a reasonable cost. If you are interested, contact me for more info. You also need card stock, paint and tin. You will also need an embossing folder to emboss the tin. This cross is approximately 15" tall. Each layer is done separately. The bottom layer was painted, then using a paper pattern, cardstock was cut to fit inside of the largest cross to highlight the base. The next layer is painted. The next layer is covered with tin that was embossed, then was sanded to highlight the embossing. The last piece was painted and I added a little bling to it. It was the finishing touch! I hope you like it!
Hugs to all! Have a great day!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Christmas cards

Good morning, Faithful Followers!Today I am sharing 2 Christmas cards that I created for a customer. All of the cards that I create for her are one of a kind and are themed specially for her family and friends. The first card is a Christmas Tree that I stamped and then added a little bling to. I stamped it, then cut it out using a Spellbinders die. The edges are inked. To add more interest to the card, I used another die that is square rather than oval beneath the oval, which I also inked the edges. I added ribbon and a bow around the bottom of the card and mounted it onto card stock.

 My next card is Santa water skiing! I used Copic markers to color and outline the image. I added Stickles to the beard and hat for a little bling. I used a Cuttlebug folder to emboss the background of the card.

We had a small earthquake here in north Texas last night. It was only a 2.7, but reminded me that I really enjoy the earth being solid beneath my feet! Today is sunny and windy. It is going to be in the 80's, then drop to the 70's later on. Crazy weather! I guess that everyone around the country can say the same.

Have a great day!


Saturday, October 13, 2012

Fall is here, but where are the cooler temps?!

Good morning Faithful Followers!
I know that you have been waiting for a new post. I have been so busy. I was in MA for a wedding for a few days recently. When I cam home, I started working on my new Scentsy business! I am going to add my link here and hope that you will consider ordering!

My card today is a sympathy card for a friend who lost her father this week. It's a simple card to make. I first stamped my tree. I then made the hazy sun using a template that I made, cutting a circle out of a piece of card stock. I used several inks to get the affect I was looking for. I inked my background using 2 shades of orange, and a brown for the ground. I use a sponge to make this affect. 
I stamped my sentiment, then cut it out with a punch, and inked my edges.
I added brown pearls, then mounted the card front onto my folded card.

With the exception of the pearls, I used all Stampin' Up! products to make this card.

I hope that you have a wonderful weekend! Enjoy this day! Every day is a gift!