Tuesday, November 8, 2011


I am always thrilled to have work published and these issues are the latest from Paper Crafts magazine.


Paper Crafts Holiday Cards and More Volume 6.

GREAT ideas for cards and gifts!!

Joy card EDIT

This is a fun card to make and very mail-able! The cardstock was stamped with the music image. Then the holly leaves and berries were stamped with black ink. Distressing inks from Ranger were used to “paint” the leaves and berries. I pushed the ink pads into a mat and misted with water. A water color paintbrush made it easy to apply the ink. If you try this, press your paper underneath a heavy book to allow it to flatten out as it dries.

Supplies: Stamps-Hero Arts (Get Merry!, Music Background, Classic Holly), Inks-Ranger Distress Inks (Peeled Paint, Fired Brick, Scattered Straw, Frayed Burlap), Memento (Tuxedo Black), Patterned paper-Basic Grey (Jovial)


Paper Crafts special issue 365 Cards.

Clever issue!  There is a card for each day of the year, including silly days, like Watermelon Day. It’s a great resource for card makers and senders!!! So many excuses to make a card, or shop for supplies to make that card. :)

one amazing friend EDIT

This was a fun way to make a flower. I started by die cutting a piece of cardstock using Spellbinders Pinking Circles Small. Then I wrapped baker’s twine around it to create a pattern. (Each of the ends are taped to the back.) The center is a brad from Prima. I added leaves die cut from patterned paper using Spellbinders Foliage.

Supplies-Stamps-Hero Arts (Graph Background, Thank you for being my Friend), Twine-Divine Twine (Brown Sugar), Patterned paper-Graphic 45 (Once Upon), Ink-Palette (Burnt Umber), Memento (Tuxedo Black), Distress ink (Vintage Photo), Brad-Prima, Spellbinders-S4-172 Pinking Circles SM, S4-328 Foliage

Gratitude for Nov 7

Ah, Monday morning. I look forward to it actually, because I am volunteering at my son’s school. Not only do I get to work in his classroom, I also get to work with another student and his reading. It is so great to be back in a school setting, doing the things that I did before mommy hood. Teaching has forever been a passion in my life. I forgot how much I enjoy it. How much it is a part of who I am. This time around, I get to observe my little man at school and he how he is doing. What a change of viewpoint, being a parent. So grateful for it. So one day, if I decide to teach again, I will be able to bring an even deeper passion and perspective to my job.

thanks for stopping by!



Deirdre said...

Congrats on the publications - love what you created - both stunners. TFS

lisa808 said...

Congrats. Enjoy your day at school.

Danielle said...

Both cards are great! I especially love the watercolor technique that you did on the first one. I may have to try that one.

Miranda said...

Congrats on the publication! Love the cards!

Roseanne said...

Wonderful cards!! Thanks for sharing!!

~jan said...

Congrats on your pubs! Your cards are fantastic!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Congrats on your publications! I just got these in the mail the other day--cannot wait to go through and check out your projects! LOOOOOVE that flower:) BEAUTIFULLY done!

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