Tuesday, September 23, 2014


What an awesome week I have had!!  My great-granddaughter was born on Sunday and I went to the hospital yesterday to meet her.  Here is her picture when she was about 12 hours old:

Introducing Evelyn Marie-Kay, born 9-21-2014, weighing in at 7 lbs. 9 oz.  Mommy (aka, my granddaughter) can't stop looking at her!!
I could show you the other 50 pictures, but I am sure you came here to see some more projects I did for my presentation at 2014 Creative Convention.  This group of pictures feature the Christmas Bauble Stamp Set and Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper Pack.  My samples are all very quick class cards, using the designer paper on each (note:  some are stamped directly on the designer paper because I love this technique).


Until next time,

"Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest." --  Matthew 12:28

Tuesday, September 16, 2014


Well, I am finally back from a long vacation and very excited to show you all the creative projects I made for my presentation at Ronda Wade's 2014 Creative Convention, along with tons of swaps and Ronda's make and takes.  So you will probably be seeing posts from this event right up until Christmas.  I truly believe we have some of the most talented stampers in Ronda's RubberQueen group -- I hope you feel the same!!

Jumping right in, today I am showing Christmas tags and one of my 3-D projects.  (Because I have so many pictures, I kept the pictures small.  Please right-click on the picture and select "open in new window" and then click on the picture after it is loaded to see actual size.):

Gift Tag class featuring Mingle All the Way Stamp Set, Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper Pack, Scallop and Angled Tag Punches, and Festive Designer Kraft Paper on easel board.

Gift Tag box made with recycled Paper Pumpkin mailing box and Trim the Tree DSP Paper Pack.

Inside of Gift Tag box.
Horizontal measurements for long middle of box:  9 1/4" x 4"; scored at 1/2" - 2" -31/2" using heavy card board from DSP packaging.  Fold on score lines like teepee; adhere Sticky Strip to bottom of both sides; pinch together teepee; and adhere to middle center of box.

Vertical measurements for short divider in gift tag box (cut 6 3/8" x 4" strip of heavy card board backing from DSP packaging; score on long side at 1/2" - 2" - 3 1/2" and cut in half so you have 3 1/16" inch long strips.  Fold like a teepee and adhere Sticky Strip to bottom of  both sides, on both pieces.  Pinch each teepee together, and adhere vertically to inside center of short side of box.

Christmas table candle centerpiece; featuring Beauty of the Season and Ornamental Pine Stamp Sets, Frosted Sequins Embellishments, Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper Pack, and Paper Pumpkin blue tissue packaging.


Close-up showing Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz.

Close-up showing strips of designer paper rolled on pencil and spritzed.
Until next time,

"When you give a feast, invite the poor, the maimed, the lame, and the blind.  And you will be blessed."  -- Luke 14:13-14