Saturday, April 24, 2010

How To For the Three Part Card

For this project you will make a door hanger on acrylic.
Cut a piece of seed paper for a garden of wild flowers.
Make a keepsake card.

For the Acrylic Door Hanger:
1. Cut a piece of acrylic to match the size of your planned card.

2. I used a picture that pyramids from Crafts U Cut for the image.
3. Cut out all pieces of the image and add dimensional tape to the back.

4. Put the image pyramid together and mount on the acrylic, set aside until ready to assemble.

For the seed paper:
1. Cut the paper the same size as the card front.
2. Set aside until ready to assemble.

For the card:
1. Cut your card blank and fold using a bone folder.
2. Cut background paper
3. Stamp sentiment on the face of the card.
4. Stamp any image on coordinating card stock.
5. Cut out your stamped image, embellish and mount on card with dimensional tape.

Punch holes in the acrylic hanger, seed paper and front of card.
Add eyelets to the door hanger.
Thread with ribbon and tie. This ribbon will be used to hang the door hanger.

Type up information for the inside front of the card that explains the parts of the card/gift and how to use them. Adhere information in card and you are ready for giving!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Create It Green Earth Day Blog Hop

Welcome to Create it Green’s Earth Day Blog Hop!! Thanks so much for joining us!

If you just happened by this blog and didn't realize a blog hop was taking place, please go back to Create it Green and start the hop. You won't want to miss all the Earth Day Inspiration or the amazing prizes from our generous sponsors! Make sure you leave a comment on each blog on the hop since winners will be drawn from the comments!

I was lucky enough to receive some fabulous paper from the Green Field Paper Company (
I made a three part card and gift.

In this project there is a card for giving, a "floral seed paper" for planting, and a spring time door hanging!
I will be teaching you how to make this project over the next few days. Here is how it looks finished. I will be offering a RAK for someone who leaves a comment on my blog AND if you make a card project and post a link to it here, not only will you be eligible for our Love on your link, but another RAK!

Here are some other recent creations of mine using recycled elements.

This blog hop will run from today, April 22nd until Sunday, April 26th, midnight PST. We will be drawing for winners on April 27.

Follow along in our blog hop! Your next stop is Jennifer,

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Tributes to wonderful people

Who do you know that is or was an important person to you? I have family and old friends that I certainly remember fondly. Last week I got in touch with a woman in California who is something around my 4th cousin. I posted a picture on and her mom was able to identify all the people in the picture, tell me where it was taken, and that it represented my great grandmother and a total of 5 generations of her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and even a great-great-grandchild. It was just wonderful!

I have been working on some additional heritage LO. I have been working on preserving photographs and putting copies on layouts. What a joy to look at "where I am from".

Monday, April 12, 2010

What A Difference 3 Months Makes!

What a difference three months makes. Preston just passed his pre-alpha on Saturday and is ready to begin alpha tonight. He went from learning to fall, to being able to skate backward and spin! And skate on one foot. I could not be more proud of him. He has fabulous determination!

The Pre-Alpha LO was a lot of fun! The circle of cardboard is repurposed from a Shutterfly envelop, that brought the photos. I used acrylic paint in ivory, painted on with a jar mouth. The next layer was some awesome Cherry Ice Smooch Spritz. I had a load of fun making the laced up boot embellishment. I used some paper I had printed at Craft sassy, using images from, cut into strips to simulate the sides and the tongue of the boot. I used 20 black eyelets to make the lace up boot, threaded with black rat-tail cording. (I made the embellishment, while I waited on the sidelines at the testing lesson!).

Have a fabulous week! We are off to alpha lessons tonight!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Inky Grungy Me!

I have been having a wonderful time using inks and stamps and distressing techniques lately. I plan on having some tutorials up soon, if there is enough interest from my "cyber" cool friends! In the meantime, here are some layouts that show you why my fingers are blue, and green......and purple! Have a wonderful Easter everyone!