Sunday, November 30, 2008

Haven't created many cards lately...


I can't find my camera batterty charger, either, but I know it will turn up. I had to stuff all my craft stuff into one end of my studio to make room for Thanksgiving for 22 people. I didn't have to cook much at all, but it was quite a day. My sister was here from IN with her family, as well as my sister & friend, my brother and his family, my folks. Tim's folks (from Williamsburg), Tim's brother & wife & daughter (from Gloucester, VA) and 1 uncle and aunt (from Va. Beach). My only regret is not having more time with my sisters. We left the next day to go see my elderly cousin in NC. Stayed at a great place, the J and L Tourist House. If you are ever in Belhaven, NC, it's a wonderful, warm place to stay.

Thanksgiving evening I lay down at 5pm for a little rest and work back up at 7am the next morning, then had to leave for NC. It's raining here and I'm sitting here with my little girl, Elsie.

Tim went to church without me and I feel guilty for not going, but I'm really wanting to go at my studio and start creating again. It feels so good to be at home, in my quiet house. The boys are still asleep, but they are quiet anyway; so is Tim. I gave away quite a few cards as gifts so I want to replenish my supply and see what I can do with making some with a contemporary flair. You'll see them here!! Although it would be great to get candles in the windows and my tree up...

Blessings to all!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Supplies I use, etc.

As you know I am a Close To My Heart Independent Consultant. Most of my supplies come from CTMH because all the papers match the inks, I can dye ribbon to match my papers, they have matching brads & accessories, and the quality is great.

If you are interested in purchasing CTMH products or joining my team go here. All of my contact info. is there, and you can shop on line. Contact me any time if you want to handle an order over the phone or via email.

So, that's my blurb.... Just wanted to let you know. Thanks for stopping by to look at my artwork.

Cards I created today

Already wrapped all these in cello envelopes, cocoa cs, scored & distressed, notebook paper, say it in style stamp, hollyhock ink, die cut with my new Slice!!!! If you want to buy a Slice email Fran at If you want CTMH materials, go to my website to shop on line or get in touch with me.
CTMH Magic Moments papers, scallop square punch, twill ribbon, say it in style, greenleaf ink to stamp & distress, white grosgrain ribbon dyed sweetleaf

CTMH Magic Moments Paper, my Slice to cut the shapes, hollyhock twill ribbon, for every occasion stamps, cocoa ink

CTMH-Magic Moments Papers, Say It In Style Stamp Set, Hollyhock ink, Used my new slice for the scalloped squares, distressed w/ cocoa ink (colonial white cs), punches for circles-sweet leaf & colonial white cs.

I already put these in cello but this I made w/ CTMH: sorbet cardstock, juniper cardstock, white grosgrain ribbon dyed w/ juniper ink, It's a party stamp set in sorbet & juniper inks, Say It in style stamp set Happy birthday. Just cut a little v in the top and put juniper cs in it's place & glued to card.

Made Some Cards today

Sympathy on my mind because my friend, Marilyn Glazebrook, lost her husband of 41 years this on Friday, 14 November.

Made these 1st 3 for a workshop I did at Children's Hospital. Made these Wed.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Love the Slice!

All CTMH: "Sliced" scalloped squares in 2 sizes using "Perfect Day" paper & Bamboo cardstock. For base used sorbet cardstock. Distressed bamboo square with juniper ink. Sliced tag, stamped with small thank you from D1283 Say It In Style stamp set. Dyed white daisy ribbon in sorbet ink & tied onto tag and used a glue dot to make it stay down. It's simple but I wanted a quick card to make with my new slice!

Monday, November 03, 2008


I am so excited. I've tried not to think about it, since it's coming all the way from Oregon, but today I am so excited because my Slice will be here.

I hope it works as well as it appears to. I am all about layering and nesting papers and this will make it so fun!! You can take a shape and cut the same shape from 1 (or maybe less) to 4", in 1/4 or 1/2" increments. I ordered it a while ago so I don't remember all the details.

But it's coming....Tomorrow!!!!! Early birthday/Christmas for me.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Cards I made today

CTMH-Perfect Day Papers, Juniper, Sorbet, Cocoa, Tulip Inks, Celebrate, Say It In Style stamp sets, Jeanette Lynton's "Originals" Card templates.