Thursday, December 8, 2011

holiday tag

i made this tag for entry into graphic 45 and paper crafts connection.  it was difficult taking a picture today so an explanation is in order: notice at the top of the tag there are 3 ab snowflakes and along the right side is "season's greetings" stamped on vellum with staz-on olive.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

the shabby tea room challenge: "winter picnic" - due 12/4

the inspiration

the challenge calls to use cream, white, neutrals, silver and glitter.

the interpretation

crepe paper medallion, clear crystal bling, silver star studs, kraft "dream", music paper and trims.

Monday, November 28, 2011

the CLASSroom: color challenge - due 11/30

this is the color swatch:

and here is my card:

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

moxie fab world tuesday trigger due 10/30

the inspiration

the interpretation

the square of this card is woven from paper that had been randomly sprayed with tattered angel mists.  the leaves were punched from the same paper.  this paper was originally a backdrop for another project and never intended for this one.  i pulled it out of the trash!  this card is sparkly, but i think that it has been lost in the scanning process.

play here:

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

i have been working on some cards!

these first four cards show that using parts of webster's pages work well.

i used heartwarming vintage with crafty secrets image sheet elements on each card.  the last one is particulary my favorite.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

we are planning to move somewhere...

so we are packing...

we don't know where we are going, but we know we are going.

my partner, katie, has been teaching at brunswick community college in supply, nc.  she is fairly certain that she can return for the fall semester.  she taught there spring semester and was off for the summer.  while she was teaching, she was renting a room from some folks, and she doesn't want to do that again.  she would rather we all be together...her, me, all of the cats and our stuffs. 

on the other hand, she has sent out about 50 applications to other colleges and universities.  she has had a few interviews, but no offers.  there are a few more left to respond.  she will continue to apply and hope for the best.  if no offer is forth-coming, we will go to brunswick where katie can continue to teach and gain experience.

no matter what, we will be moving.  katie may need to spend some time with her "foster family" again until we can find a suitable living arrangement.  we will find a place as soon as possible and go...where ever.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Tuesday Trigger: Cosmopolitan Neopolitan due june 12th

the interpretation three

playing at moxie fab world:
for interpretation number one and two, scroll down to the previous entries.

Tuesday Trigger: Cosmopolitan Neopolitan due june 12th

the interpretation two

chocolate, vanilla and strawberry can be done in a larger print.  i added the puff of vanilla in the form of a self-made taffeta flower.

playing at moxie fab world:
for interpretation number one, scroll down to the previous entry.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Tuesday Trigger: Cosmopolitan Neopolitan due june 12th

the inspiration

the interpretation one

my inspiration was the color combination, the neopolitan being a treat (translated into a cup cake) and the lines of the ice cream. 

playing at moxie fab world:

Monday, June 6, 2011

ally scraps: June SKETCH contest... with a twist. :)

here is the sketch:

and here are the instructions:
make TWO cards. One using the sketch above as it is, a second one using the sketch mirror image, backwards or upside down... you decide.  Finish your project and e-mail the image (less than 500 kb please) to us by Sunday, June 19th at midnight Eastern time.

to play, check out this link:

interpretation one
(as it is)

interpretation two
(change it slightly)

Friday, June 3, 2011

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Tuesday Trigger: Classically Modern due sunday, june 5th

playing with the people at moxi fab world
the inspiration

the interpretation

the flowers are colored with twinkling h2o's.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

tuesday trigger: moxie fab due 5/17

the inspiration

the interpretation

can't find it now...
i love the colors and stripes in the skirt.  what i used here is american crafts "dear lizzy" collection.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

pillow post

i just finished a quilted pillow cover for a 16" pillow:

Sunday, May 1, 2011

more sewing to share

this is a cell phone/mp3 player totes that measures about 4" by 5.25".  when it is opened, there is a place for the electronic device and two other little pockets for identification, money, credit cards, etc.  the handle measures about 34".

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

more origami bags

these are made from the same fabric collection. 

Sunday, April 17, 2011

more purses

these purses range between about 6" to 9" across.  the green one is the smallest.  i have turned the flap up on some of them to show that there is a little storage space on the sides, and there is one on each side.  there is a drawstring closure as well as a handle.  these were a little complicated to sew, but they are well worth my effort.

the next bag is called an origami bag.  it is about 9" or 10" wide.  again, it is a little complicated, but the results were great.  i am currently working on 4 more and will upload when i finish them.