Saturday, July 1, 2023
Saturday, January 4, 2020
In the spirit of Christmas, the office staff at work went all out and decided to decorate our individual offices for the 2019 Christmas season. I created the above snowmen, one sat on my desk at work and the other stayed at home. When the office staff saw my snowman, they loved it. So, thinking ahead, I created a few more during my holiday break. Since Christmas 2019 has come and gone, I have packed them away and will gift them to my colleagues in 2020. I've have to admit, I have never been so well prepared or ahead on my Christmas gifting!
Each snowman stands about 12"-14" high. The base of each snowman was created from a piece of rolled heavy weight cardboard, which I covered with polyfil. I made the scarves and hats from a red plaid night gown and a green bathrobe purchased at a thrift shop. (In the photo, the green fabric looks very dark and it is hard to see that it is green.) The brooms were made with a dowel and raffia.The eyes were created with felt and the noses were created from fabric. I added pink chalked cheeks and used a black heavy thread for the mouth. Each snowman took about 3 hours to complete from start to finish. I enjoyed creating them and love that they each seem to take on their own personality.
Sunday, July 1, 2018
Sunday, April 22, 2018
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
It's mid March and I'm sharing another card based on our current sketch at The Sketch File. I love that I can use the sketch as a jumping off point and Kathy never seems to mind that I tweak the sketch to work for my project. I have included two versions of her sketch below. I hope you will feel inspired and will create a project inspired by one of them. Please post your creation with us at The Sketch File. Kathy and I are always eager to see how other's use the sketch.
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Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Here we are in the middle of March already. It doesn't seem possible! Kathy has just recently posted the new sketch for March and we would love to see what you do with it. As always, she has a few versions of it. I took a little liberty with the sketch when I made my card. I just couldn't resist adding a third dragonfly even though I know the sketch is only showing two balloons or circles. But....that's the beauty of Kathy's sketches.....we encourage you to tweak them to make them work for your project. Please consider posting your project with us at The Sketch File!
Sunday, February 25, 2018
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
The Sketch File. Kathy introduced a new sketch for February but I am just getting around to creating cards with it. As with all her sketches, she encourages you to twist it, shrink it, enlarge it and use if for whatever craft you please. I based my card on the "heart-version" of her sketch. Do you have a preferred version? Please let us see what you create with the sketch. You can post your creation H E R E.
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
For Christmas 2017 I created several cards with handmade snowmen. I must be hooked on these little snowmen because I have created yet another Christmas card with a similar snowman. I started with a punched circle then hand cut a hat and scarf to fit the head. I used a bit of chalk to add highlights on the hat and scarf. I also cut along the bottom edges of the scarf to create a fringe. I drew the eyes and mouth, added a tiny cardstock carrot nose,chalked in rosy cheeks and blue chalk highlight on the outer edge of the head. The sentiment was created with a Cottage Cutz die cut (Merry Christmas Santa).
Monday, February 5, 2018
Today I am sharing several Valentine's Day cards that were all inspired by projects I've seen on the internet. IThese cards will go-to some of my co workers so they can share them with a spouse. I had intended on making a card for my hubby, but as I was working on these, he kept popping in and out of my craft room. I guess I'll have to work on his later this week when I know he will be out of the house for a few hours.
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Sunday, February 4, 2018
As I said, I am trying to be creative instead of snoozing so the three cards above are responsible for keeping me awake and encouraging a better night's sleep. Each card has a Christmas tree, but each tree is different from the others. The first tree was created with glitter glue. I simply drew stars on white cardstock, let it dry, then brushed it with green chalk. The second tree is made with bits of ribbon and the third tree is handcut from green cardstock. I used chalk to create the branches.
Hope you have had a crafty week as well! Thanks for stopping by.
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Can anyone tell me what happened to the month of January? It has been an incredibly fast month. One minute we are celebrating the new year and the next thing we know we are headed into the first week of February! But I have to admit that it has been a great month for crafting. We had a week of with cold temperatures, so I settled in with my crafting supplies and created a bunch of cards.
The two cards that I am sharing today were created with the January sketch at the The Sketch File. The simple shapes on the sketch make it easy to use creatively. Kathy and I hope you enjoy creating a project or two based on the sketch. Please post your project at The Sketch File. Below are two versions of the January sketch:
Sunday, January 28, 2018
You've got to take a few moments to explore the following link: Frenchie Stamps. As you scroll down thru the post, I hope you will be inspired as I have been. Frenchie has put together a fabulous video to show us how she created wiper cards, like the ones I've created above. They are quite easy to create and so fun! I'm totally hooked! These cards are interactive. The recipient holds the left edge of the card stationary while pushing the right edge to the left. This allows the "pop up" to appear (balloons/monster in my cards). I've already made a few winter or Christmas versions of these wiper cards, which I will share in another post.
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Friday, January 26, 2018
If you are looking for some inspiration, there is a new sketch available at The Sketch File. I've created this "Make a Wish" card based on the sketch. You can also visit The Sketch File to see what Kathy has created with the sketch. We would love to see what you do with it.
Here's a few versions of the sketch:
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Yikes! We are half way through December already! I've already sent out all my Christmas cards for friends and family but I couldn't resist creating another Christmas card based on the new sketch at The Sketch File. Kathy describes this sketch as "corner crossing" and I think you can see why. I've used a few boughs to meet and cross in the bottom right corner and then included two different sized snowmen to layer on top. As always Kathy has created a couple of versions of the sketch and we are looking forward to seeing what you create with your preferred version. Remember you can shrink, enlarge, rotate and make changes that work for you. Please post your creation with us HERE.
Saturday, December 9, 2017
I created this card with a die that was given to me last Christmas. I love the resulting Santa image. I started by die cutting with red cardstock, then ran the die through the die cut machine with black cardstock so that I could get the boots and mittens. It's a fairly simple card, but I wanted to limit the details so the focal point would be Santa.
Sunday, November 26, 2017
I am so far behind on my posts that I won't ever catch up. I had every intention of posting this card early last week, but here it is Sunday already and we are heading into another week. As a result this will be a quick post. If you haven't already seen the November sketch at The Sketch File you can take a peek at it below. My card was inspired by the sketch and Kathy and I hope you will find time to create a craft based on the sketch and share it with us at The Sketch File. Remember you can rotate, flip, shrink, enlarge and have fun with the sketch.
Sunday, November 19, 2017
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
I'm back with another card that was inspired by the November Sketch at The Sketch File. This card ended up being more detailed than I had originally intended. I had dry embossed the background with snowflakes and started adding the white snowflakes. I used liquid glue to adhere the snowflakes and a bit of the glue got away from me. It made a bit of a mess, so I added glitter glue between the embossed snowflakes to cover the mess. To be honest, I dislike the card. It just feels overly decorated.
Please take a look at he sketches below. If you feel inspired, I hope you will hop on over to The Sketch File to post your creation.
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
The Sketch File. Please take a few minutes to create a project based on the sketch and post it with us. Also, if you hop on over to The Sketch File you will see where Kathy found inspiration for her sketch.