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I would classify myself as an artist. It took me a while to finally accept that monicker, but that's what I am; AN ARTIST!!! I have a wonderful hubs that supports my "talents" in most all avenues, except maybe when the credit card bill comes in the mail...LOL And I have 4 great kids and 5 beautiful grandchildren that I love to pieces. Come on by and sit a spell and "STAMP 'TIL YA CRAMP!!! & "CROP 'TIL YA DROP!!!"

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Tag...you're it!!!

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge blog has another challenge and its to 
use a tag on your creation. 

Well, my creation is a card that is shaped like a tag, 
and another tag (velum) on top of that. 


I used Serenade Cricut cartridge for the bird cage lobster trap.  
Bwahahahahahahahaha....yes even a lobster trap can be FANCY, 
well...if I had a lobster trap it would be FANCY!!!!

You can lift up the velum tag and see the other sea life in the vicinity.

This card could be used as a cute dinner invite for a night out of seafood.

Until later,  seafood lovers......Gotta split.....TFL!!!!!!
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Friday, September 12, 2014

Hugs....???

        I would hug this cutie....even if it hurt just a wee bit!!!

I created this for a challenge over at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge blog.

This week its to use 3 different pattern papers. 



I used the hedgehog from the cartridge..."Four legged Friends"

I think she's adorable.  

Try to find images that you normally wouldn't use and create something FANTABULOUS!!!!

Until later, my two legged friends.......Gotta split........TFL!!!!
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Thursday, May 1, 2014

New studio.......YAY!!!!

   We moved last September and my studio was in such a disarray it was hard to focus 
and actually get anything done. 
Now I have NO excuses......Bwahahahahahahahahaha!!!

This is facing the front of our house.....so I can see if anyone arrives. 
Check out the scissors holding the fabric. 
I purchased those at Dollar Tree.  They are plastic and purple.  I hot glue the blades in back so they won't move and also a hanger.  Then I spray painted them white. Hung them at the angle I wanted and then just draped the fabric strip in the blades and waa lllaaa I have a window treatment.



 Most of my stamp sets.

 My paints, glues, brushes and individuals stamps.

 Paper, paper and MORE paper!  Ha!!

 Island I created using two short bookcases and a piece of MDF board.
Storage for most of my embellishments.  
There is more storage on the other side. 


Finally, I can now enjoy my somewhat clutter free room and find my schtuff!!!


Until later, my craft friends.......Gotta split.....TFL!!!!!
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Easter is coming soon.

I hope this egg hatches in time for the big Easter egg hunt. 
Either way I can still enter it into several challenges.
BBTB2 has an Easter challenge and 
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog has a sketch challenge. 


The egg and the egg holder are from Picturesque Cricut cartridge.
I haven't used nearly enough of the images on any of my carts.  
So, I'm trying to find some new ones that I can use on projects.

Until later, hunny bunnies..........Gotta split......TFL!!!!
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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

I love you.....

Anyway you say it....
it still means a lot!!!!

I purchased these pencils from Hobby Lobby last year in the 
Valentine's clearance.
I always peruse the clearance rack to see what I can use.
I have those large plastic tubs for every holiday and just insert the 
items into the tubs until 
the next year and open and see what I can give out to the grands.

OK, back to the project.....


I inserted the pencils into these 2" X 8" cello bags (from Stampin' Up!)
I wanted a tag for the top.

I cut a dark pink base at 3-1/4" X 4-1/4" 
Scored one inch to make the base an even square of 3-1/4"

Cut the hands from My Community Cricut cart
and the hearts are from George and Basic Shapes Cricut cart.

Adhered the heart in the palm and folded the two fingers down to 
create the 
I LOVE YOU sign language symbol.
Then adhered the hands to the base layer.

Adhered them to the cello bags with tiny glue dots. 



Aren't they adorable.....love 'em.

Until later, lovlies.......Gotta split......TFL!!!!
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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Some beach.....

......some where!!!


I had fun creating this card. 
BBTB2's challenge was to make something 'beach' inspired.

I think this one works well!!!!

Card deets:

Basic folded card stock base of a light blue.
Kraft card stock torn to mimic sand.
Used Suburbia cartridge to cut the woman silhouette image; once with black card stock and once with a patterned yellow DSP. 
I cut away most of the image to leave just a swimsuit to layer on top. 
I then cut out the chair and umbrella from Life's a Beach cart. and made them large enough to layer the woman onto them. It was very easy using my Gypsy. 
I had this clear stamp set that is for different types of flower petal, but to me they looked like surfboards.  After stamping them with black staz-on I colored them using my Bic markers.
Then sentiment is from another stamp set. 
Used a few dimensionals for some texture.

All in all....
I think it turned out quite brilliantly!!!!

Love it!!!

Until later, beach dwellers......Gotta split.....TFL!!!!!
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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

How sweet it is.........

....fresh strawberries in the summer time.

My hubs planted some strawberry plants this year and we have picked a few already.
I saved enough to make him some homemade strawberry ice cream....
it is sweeeti-licious!!!!

I created this card for two different challenges.

One is @ Cardz TV blog....its called "Love in a Jar"
the second one is @ BBTB2...its called "Summer Foods"

I think this card works for both of them really well.


I used Kate's ABC's for the jar cut and then adhered it to some acetate for the illusion of real glass and I then fussy cut around the edges. 
I used a heart punch for the strawberries and Boho blossom punch for the green hulls and a MS leaf punch to fill some empty space. 
The "SWEET" sentiment is from Michael's dollar spot. 
The background is embossed with a folder from my Oriental Weave set of folders.
I thought it looked a little like a basket weave. 

Until later, sweetsies.......Gotta split......TFL!!!!!
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