Our Crafty Corner of the house!

Our Crafty Corner of the house!

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Poppies Canvas

This is a canvas that I made for my daughter Lindsay she is away at college and I was missing her so I decided to make a piece of art for her dorm room. I was playing around making background paper for some cards using the shaving cream technique... Then I spotted the canvas across my studio. I grabbed it. If you are not familiar with the shaving cream technique.. I will tell you a little about it. Usually I use a foam or paper plate. You get a nice plate full of shaving cream, drip some Re-Inkers in it or alcohol inks, swirl the ink into the shaving cream until it is swirled a little if you swirl it too much all of your colors run together and become muddy. Then you press your card stock into the shaving cream pull it out  and then scrape off the shaving cream. Make sure to use the white fluffy kind of shaving cream in white...not the gel (I use and old gift card or credit card to scrape it) and the ink is left on your paper in a beautiful marbled design. Well when I spotted that canvas I wiped off the foam plate and flipped it over and started the process all over again on the back side of the plate. After the colors were swirled I pressed the plate onto the canvas, then scraped it... I kept on going and going until I had a beautiful backdrop. Ok so now what to do with it?  I rummaged through my stamp collection until I found just what I was looking for ... My Unity Stamps. I needed to put Donna Downey's large Poppy flowers on this canvas. I colored in the flowers using my Tim Holtz Distress markers. I had so much fun with this project. Now I had to wait a week for Lindsay to come home for the weekend from college... that was the hard part. I loosely tied a ribbon  on it so that I could attach the card. She was quite surprised and went crazy when she saw it.You can get this stamp set here and the sentiment here. Unity Stamps is having their 55% off sale over this Labor Day Weekend... Use the code LABOR55 and it will take 55% off of your entire order. They are also having reduced shipping rates and a gift with purchase. Go and check it out. 

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Unity Show and tell ..,Itty Bitty A Day Challenge

Hi everyone... did you know that Unity Stamps has a Unity Show and tell facebook page?  They are having a contest this week called an itty bitty a day challenge. This card is my entry for today 8-14-13 I used the Wishing you Joy itty bitty stamp set. I just love this stamp and how versatile it is... you can put any sentiment with this poppies image and have a beautiful card. I also used Gina K designs Pure luxury card stock ...Grass Geen is the card base and In the Navy for my layer... I also used patterned paper from the DCWV Green Tea Stack ... why dont you hop on over to Unity's show and tell page on facebook? You can get there by clicking here .There is always all kinds of fun going on over there. Not to mention the Great "WEEKLY" sales that Angela puts on at Unity Stamps. Sales usually run Thursday thru Sunday every week go and check it out. I'll be back tomorrow with another entry... till then... get inky!!!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

My entry for Unity Stamp's CHA Creative Color Contest

This is the card that I created with the free image given to us by Unity Stamp company. www.unitystampco.com  The Image was created by Angie Blom. I had so much fun coloring it. I used Gina K designs heavy base weight cardstock for the card base and the image. The Turquoise Sea Card Stock was layered on a Black Onyx layer to create a 1/8 inch border. After I colored the image I adhered it to a layer of  Black Onyx card stock and then fussy cut the border around the image. The sentiment is also a Unity stamp Sentiment from the You are fabulous Birthday girl set . I hope you enjoyed my card... It's not too late for you to enter just go here http://www.theunitystampco.blogspot.com/2013/07/unity-cha-creative-party-here-all-week.html for all of the details ...you can also tell Angela that I sent you.

Have a stampy day!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Some special projects

I have been making a lot of projects that people have ordered from me... mostly journals and mini albums I just wanted to share some of the pictures with you

Thursday, October 18, 2012

October Giving Thanks Blog Hop

Hi everyone!  Thanks for playing along in our October blog hop!  EXCITING NEWS!  The Blog Hop with Sean & Regina will now be featuring Gina K. Designs stamps only for our monthly blog hops starting this month!  Most everyone we know are busy getting ready for the Halloween fun coming up on the 31st.  We spooked it up for you in our last hop, so this month we want to celebrate November by “Giving Thanks” to all of our followers.  To some “giving thanks” is the traditional Thanksgiving holiday, but to others to “give thanks” is to show appreciation to all those great family and friends in our lives.  So, our hop this month is to show you how different we all give thanks.
The blog hop designers have been busy creating a card or cards that we hope will inspire you to create your fall themed “thanks” cards whether it be Thanksgiving, Give Thanks, Happy Harvest or a simple Thank You. 

Becky Oehlers is a member of the Gina K. Designs Illustrator Team! Becky’s style is really fun, crisp and clean.  They are used to make wonderful cards with just the right message or can be used to add some fun to your scrapbooking pages.  In addition, Becky is one of the best card designers and artists in the craft world.  Go to Becky’s blog to look at the great things she has been up to AND view the card samples she has created with her newest stamp set “Mistletoe Memories” that was released yesterday during the Stamp TV October Release Party.  Becky’s blog address is:  http://hemidemisemiquaverdesignblog.com/


I absolutely fell in love with this card when I saw Gina K do her rock and roll technique so I had to case it. For this card I used the new Gina K Tomato Soup pure luxury card stock for my card base. My first layer is also Gina K's Dark Chocolate Pure Luxury card stock then I used the layering weight ivory for my third layer. The stamps that I used for the image are from the Gina K A year of flowers stamp set. The sentiment is from Gina K's Springtime Silhouettes stamp set . I used Momento bamboo leaves and old olive for the leaves, and cantaloupe and morocco for the flowers. I also used Momento rich cocoa marker for the center of the flower. For the shimmer on the flowers and leaves I used Sakura Gelly roll pen the color is Clear Star. I always like to finish my cards on the inside as well, even if its just a layer of paper and some ribbon on the inside. Please leave me a comment and click on the follow button to be eligible to win the blog candy from Becky.

Now it is your turn to blog hop with all of our friends!   
The rules are simple:

1.  Visit each participating blog below.
2.  Leave a comment for the blog host designer. 
3.  Become a follower of each participating blog. 

If you follow rules 1 – 3, you will be eligible to win the grand prize of a Becky Oehlers stamp set for Gina K. Designs.
At the end of the hop, a random winner will be chosen for the Blog Hop Grand Prize using comments and followers from each blog. We have decided to keep the hop open from Friday – Monday.  We do this because some people that want to participate need more time to get through the entire hop.
 The deadline for leaving comments is Monday, October 22, 2012 at 8pm CST.  The winner will be chosen and announced on Tuesday, October 23, 2012.

 The blog hop designer this month are as follows:

Please leave a comment for the blog hop design and sign up/follow each hop designer to be eligible to win the grand prize stamp set!

The blog hop designer this month are as follows:
Sean Fetterman 
Regina Hardy
Lori McAree
Giovana Smith
Cathy “Cat” Tidwell
Cheryl Wright
Rosy Newlun
Linda Brace Drozd*** YOU ARE HERE!
Tracy Palmer
Penny O’Dell

Thank you for visiting my blog.  Now, go to Tracy's blog at:   http://craftymomfl.blogspot.com/


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

I have been so busy getting ready for the craft fair season... not that I am complaining, my craft room is my favorite place to be,so I thought I would share with you what I  have been up to... Besides shopping lol. 

 I do like to finish my cards on the inside as well... more of that in my next post. Stay tuned.

Friday, September 21, 2012

“Haunted Hop”
Hi everyone!  Thanks for playing along in our September blog hop!  The Blog Hop with Sean & Regina is featuring cards and sentiments celebrating HALLOWEEN this month! Halloween was always such a fun holiday growing up! I remember the excitement building and then the fun school Halloween parties to the furious finale….trick or treating!  Join us on our haunting hop!  Each host/hostess will have a card creation posted that is his/her representation of what HALLOWEEN means to them.


Scrapbook Stamp Society is our blog hop sponsor!  The overall winner will receive digi’s from our sponsor.  Please visit them at http://scrapbookstampsociety.com/index.php?! Also some of our blog hop host/hostess designers will be offering blog candy as prizes on their blog sites, so please do not forget to visit his/her blog (and leave a comment) to be eligible for bonus blog hop prizes!


I  was feeling witchy so I thought this card would be perfect for our hop. 
I used Gina K Designs black onyx 120 lb base weight  card stock for my base card. Orange Bazzil card stock for my layer. I also used Inkadinkadoo stamps and recollections bling and black ribbon. Ranger black embossing powder and Momento tuxedo black ink. 

Now it is your turn to blog hop with all of our friends!   
The rules are simple:
  1. Leave a comment on my blog first (and become a follower to enter a chance to win the grand prize from Scrapbook Stamp Society)! 
  2. Go down the list of blogs visiting all of them (see below).  Leave comments on their blog pages to be eligible for bonus blog candy from select blog hosts. The blog hop host/hostee offering bonus blog candy will indicate that he/she has a bonus blog candy prize so read their blog post carefully.  Each blog will have the name and blog address for the next host/hostess in line for the blog hop.  Our number 2 on the list is Regina at http://cardsbyregina.blogspot.com (The next blog will be Regina’s and so on).
  3. At the end of the hop, a random winner will be chosen for the Blog Hop Grand Prize from our sponsor and select blog hop hosts for Bonus Blog Candy.  The deadline for leaving comments is Monday, September 24, 2012 at 8pm CST.   Winners of the Grand Prize and bonus Blog Candy will be announced Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Sean Fetterman
Regina Hardy
Zenita Smith
Lori McAree
Angela Bonnano
Patti Gilliam
Michele Smith
Jennifer Restivo
Nancy Leppek
Nancy Mullins
Madeleen Field
Roxie Nitti
Linda Brace Drozd   You are here 

Thank you for visiting my blog. Please leave me  a comment or better yet become a follower.  

Wednesday, September 19, 2012


FRIDAY, join the design team hostesses from the “Blog Hop with Sean & Regina” for a SPOOKTACULAR blog hop!  There will be some fun blog candy prizes and some amazing cards to get you in the Halloween spirit!

Happy Stamping!

Saturday, September 8, 2012



Our next blog hop with Sean & Regina is coming up on Friday, September 21!  This will be a haunted hop!  Our hostess designers are busy creating some spooky inspiration for you so you can get moving on your Halloween invites and cards!

As always, there will be prizes around every corner!  Lots of fun blog candy to fill up your Halloween craft basket!  

Mark your calendar for the fun!  The Haunted Hop will be at 8 a.m. CST on Friday, September 21!

For updates and more tricks and treats as we approach the hop....go to the Blog Hop with Sean & Regina Facebook page at:  

Happy Stamping!

Friday, July 6, 2012


I was so excited to find out that I was the Showcase circle of the week winner on the Cardcrafty club's blog. Please go and visit Sean's blog you wont be disappointed. You can get there by clicking here... http://cardcraftyclub.blogspot.com/  Join and follow this blog its so much fun. You can also Like their facebook page  here.http://www.facebook.com/CardMakingMN
Thank you for making me your Showcase circle winner this week

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Journal I made with my new Cinch manufactured by WE ARE MEMORY KEEPERS

I could not wait to buy the CINCH (we are memory keepers) I am so into making Journals and mini albums lately. I am having so much fun with this machine and the results are very professional looking, If you haven't had the chance to work with the Cinch you don't know what you are missing.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Today feels like Christmas Eve

Today feels like Christmas Eve to me... Tomorrow morning we leave for the QuickQuotes Private Reserve in York  PA. I have been looking forward to this for months. It is one full weekend (fri sat sun) of projects... crops... fun... contests...  I definately have the feeling that I had as a child waiting for Santa Clause to come. I will post pictures and a breakdown of the weekend when we return....until then...enjoy!


Friday, September 9, 2011

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Baby Boy Book updated with photos

I made this book for a gift for a baby shower that  my friend is going to and ordered from me. I made this book out of manila folders but in Staples I found file folders in pastel colors. I had a ball with this project.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Baby Boy Book

Hi Everyone, a friend of mine asked me to make her a gift for a baby shower that she is attending next weekend and she wanted something different. I've decided to make her a book out of manila file folders. I was surprised when I went to Staples to find that they had a whole box of file folders that come in colors... I chose the box that had pink, blue, yellow and green pastels. I am working on it now and I will post pictures of the step by step process. I am enjoying my Labor Day by doing something I love.... Crafting!!!