Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Are these too cute? You can make them out of felt or paper....go to http://pixiesponder ings1966. blogspot. com/ and get the template for both boys and girls! Hope is the creator of these precious shoes and is giving them away on the 30th....sign up now! She suggests putting a little chocolate in them for a valentine! : ) I have to get going on these!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Paper, Glue, I Love You!

Went to a fun day at the Stamp Art Shoppe with about 16 other girls and we had a delightful time making valentines. I think, in all, we made about 8 different projects. I have sent some of mine off already. Sandy and Richele always make their workshops fun....we had a great lunch and little surprises throughout the day. I even won a doorprize! So here are three of my valentines.... The top card has one of the Tim Holtz "acrylic fragments" over the paper. I actually am not much of a card maker, but I learned to use the Cuttlebug embossing technique where you use double sided paper and sand the top to reveal the second color! Love that! The post below this one shows a sympathy card using the same technique.

Sympathy Card

What? It's been that long since I posted anything? I don't know where the time goes. I have been making valentines but what I have here is a sympathy card that I made to send to my cousins in Illinois. Their mother was my aunt who was only 6 years older than I, and died after only one month of being informed that she had bone marrow cancer.Her children adored her and I thought this was better than a commercial sympathy card. Inside I wrote a personal message and added this poem because she was a very selfless, generous person not only to her children but to everyone in the community.

"A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces
of pie
for five people, promptly announces she never did care
for pie."
T. Jordan

There have been some very sad situations in my family as well as families of friends this past week or two. Hopefully, things will look up and I'm waiting for the sun to shine! The card was made on the double sided cardstock that I ran through a Cuttlebug with an embossing plate, then sanded the brown side to reveal the pink inside.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Valentine Fatbook

I just finished 16 of these for our Altered StART's Valentine Fatbook hosted by Dee Moran. I know it's going to be one awesome fatbook....can't wait to see it completed. Here's my page....all 16 of the little cherubs are popping out of the page with their heart in their hand!

Lil' Sweetie Pie and Valentines!

4 x 6 Valentine
Lil' Sweetie Pie open
Lil' Sweetie Pie closed

Here's a little folded ATC (well, almost! After it was finished, I measured it and it was only 2 1/2 by 3....what happened to that other 1/2"???!!!) I swear I didn't realize it till it was all finished. My swap partner was sweet enough to say it was fine with her....otherwise I was going to add a piece on the side....now that would probably have been a band aid!

The valentine is for a 3/3 swap on the Latest Trends in Mixed Media Art group...a fantastic group with loads of information and talent. I guess I have lurked long enough so thought I'd play in this one! It is 4 x 6 on watercolor paper. I used Golden light modeling paste over a doily to give some texture...then removed the doily. (Thanks, Charlotte!) When it was dry, I poured on the ultra fine glitter which doesn't show up at all!!! Then I mounted the image using the sticky dots so it would be raised a bit. The birds are red foil from a box of chocolates punched with Martha's bird punch. Glad I only had to make three!