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I'm a happily married crafter. Our grown daughter is the light of my world. And the fact that our son-in-law gets that makes him pretty special in my book! My daughter shares in my creativity! I've been scrapbooking for over 15 yrs but now mostly make cards to sell. I love mixed media, mini's, and altered art! My favorite thing is to scrap with friends in My Happy Place!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Fun crafty week with friends! If you're able to gather with friends and do something creative I definitely recommend it. Even if you only get together once a month! I'm grateful I have to privilege to gather twice a week with my crafty friends :) It does a body good. However, steal one hour if that's all you can. It's like a baseball player...he focuses where to throw the ball to the catcher then looks away and turns back and throws the ball! We focus so hard on LIFE, whatever, if we have a job away from home or kids at home...you need a break so it's like when that baseball player 'looks away' then turns back and gets that ball right where it needs to be! :) Those little breaks help us cope and focus better, think clearly on the important things! Something important I want to do now is..do my daily Bible reading! Have a great day friends!
     Don't forget! Go check out Kinderstampo! Today is Theme-Spirited Saturday!

Monday, January 7, 2013

The card I made for my first Kinderstampo Guest Design Team blog hop! Surprisingly, I sat down at my scrap table with assignment clear in my head: Create with color theme: Gold, Red, Black & White. And this is what I came up with! It only took me about 45 minutes and I wasn't even sweating bullets, Ha! I love to play with texture so on a small piece of cardboard box I peeled back some of the paper to expose the corrugated part that I smeared Gesso on the pressed the beads in. Pretty happy how that turned out:) The gold leaves cut out and veins etched are tucked behind the flower as well as some tulling I added after drying the Gesso with my heat tool. I use Helmar's Liquid Scrap Dots to hold it on the corrugated piece to give a lift. Love that stuff! What appears to be white diamonds are actually tiny mirrors I glued above the sentiment with Helmar's Premium Craft Glue! I got the awesome gold ribbons I used on here from my dear friend Pam Lindaman! She loves to share with me! The texture on those ribbons are so cool!

I hope you like my card and leave me some happy thoughts! Have a Funday Monday!
                                           Here I go to....My Happy Place! Welcome friends!
Welcome to my blog. My plans are to share with you the cards and things I create in hopes to inspire you and for me to be inspired by you! Feel free to leave comments ...be kind and gentle. I'll try to share techniques and name products I use.

It's very exciting to me to announce that I am on the Kinderstampo Guest Design Team! As of December 20th, 2012. Thanks Jess!