Monday, February 18, 2008

Baby Cards!

I was playing with my Cuttlebug again. LOL
Here are a few baby cards I made. The "foot" border was made by running the folder through 3 times.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

My First Cuttlebug Cards!

I made these tonight using my new Cuttlebug. I often get nervous trying something for the first time. Once I ran the first piece of paper through the machine I was hooked. I know these are very simple, but I like the way they turned out. Hope you do, too.

Yes, those are stickers, paper flowers, doilies & brads (pearl & gem).

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Ribbon Storage!

Some months back we (Gingerwood board) had a discussion on storing ribbon rolls (by the date on these pictures it's been over a year). I was at a loss as to how I wanted to do this for my collection. Sometime after this discussion I ordered corsages for new members at our church, and the florist put them into a clear bouquet box. I got to thinking about how this would be great storage for the ribbon rolls. It snaps shut and also stacks. So here are a couple of pics showing one of my boxes of ribbon (I'm at three right now, with an empty one on hand for expansion). I think there are between 30-40 rolls in this one. Depending upon your area they average 50 cents to $2 each for the boxes at your local florist.

Valentine Mailbox!

I made this mailbox for my grand-daughter, Alora. I know it's not real fancy, but she's only 3 (will be 4 in March), and you know how little kids are. Besides, pink is her favorite color, and I wanted it to show through for her. She loved it, and what was inside: a valentine puppy pin, and candy. What little kid wouldn't like candy?

Happy Valentine's Day!

I'm so happy today. I finally figured out how to download the pictures from my digital camera to my computer. Now I can take pics of my current projects and you'll be able to see more detail. :) Watch for more pics to come.

Last night I had what some call a light bulb moment or a "duh" moment! "Rubber stamping will never be my primary happiness in paper crafts (although I do enjoy peg stamping). I seem to enjoy paper piercing, and dry embossing (which both work well with stamping) more than creating a card that is primarily stamped. Should I feel bad about this? I'm not sure. It kind of leaves an empty spot, but it is also a relief, in a way. Why am I telling you this? I'm not sure. Just being honest I guess. I've been so frustrated with what I can't achieve, and that makes me feel bad. I suppose I should stay with what I do well, and try to work at what needs help. I'm not giving up stamping, but it definitely won't be # 1 in my paper crafting life."

All day I've had this relieved feeling about my paper crafts, like a creative stone is off my shoulders. Now unto "my" kind of creating!

Saturday, February 9, 2008


Here's my 2008 valentine. The background is versamark watermarked with small flowers, although it isn't easy to see. I attached a charm to the center of the heart.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Hello Again!

As I mentioned before I'm not a good journal keeper, or blogger. I am working on some valentines, so hopefully soon I'll have some pictures to show you. See you then.