Friday, December 30, 2011

valentine cards

had fun in my craft room the last few days....forsaking fabric and quilting for paper and's some

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

new kittens

we adopted two male kittens from the hickory humane society on saturday..... their names:  bert and ernie.  they are 3 months old and have been pretty shy since arriving.  they move with great agility....hard to capture in pix....we love them already

Friday, December 2, 2011

herringbone technique

using beatte's herringbone technique ( i used scraps of christmas papers to create the background and PTI die and stamp for sentiments

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

christmas cards

lots of glitter.....shiny stuff cut from  glittered gift bags or glitter cardstock.  house border...tim holtz edge die.....ornaments...SU ornament punch...scalloped tree...nestability die...santas sled...nestability label

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

quilt top

will back it with flannel....

Sunday, November 20, 2011

quilted wall hangings

birthday lolly

scored at 1/4 in......lots of work. interesting though


SU ornament punch, nestability snowflake on top

SU loads of love stamp set and PTI merry die

Friday, November 18, 2011

three dasher cards

SU dasher stamp....PTI sentiments/dies

Thursday, November 17, 2011

floral card

this was made using front of notecards purchased awhile back at Michaels....8 for a buck i think.

i made a set of four, two shown here.....put stick-on pearl for flower center and added a wee bit of ribbon...easy as pie to make....the background of the card is stamped with versa mark using a script stamp


spellbinders scalloped banner die for body and SU butterfly punch for wings....
another rub-on face....

telescoping snowman

three circles, embossed with snowflake folder
part way upright.....scarf made with SU word window punch and partial circleface is a rub-on i have had for years...and i can not find them anymore, this was the last snowman face i had.....

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

back from Italy

we are still recovering from jet lag.  visited Napoli, Sorrento and Rome.....10 days of new sights and 229 pictures.  this is one from Rome...the colosseum. 

taken from high up in Anacapri, the little town on top of the island of Capri......the house nestled into the cliff is Sophia Loren's "cottage" dolce vida for sure
Trevi fountain in Rome

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

leaving for our Italy trip

Nov 3 we head to Charlotte airport to board our 6:30 PM Lufthansa flight to Munich... connecting to Naples.  In Naples we join our Go-ahead tour group and head to Sorrento and Rome and places like Capri, Pompeii, the Amalfi coast and famous sites in Rome ..... the Vatican, the Pantheon and Roman Forum.

We'll be gone 10 days.... barring any mishaps.  We are sort of mishap prone, so here's hoping for none this trip.

christmas thank yous

all were made using paper napkins.....adhered to CS with glue stick, then cut to desired shape/size and embossed with a CB embossing folder to insure that they stay together.  PTI stamp for sentiment

made three sets of 4.....they make nice gifts....

Monday, October 31, 2011

more christmas

sweet treat shaker, jovial paper, PTI sentiment

PTI dove die....PTI peace die

Saturday, October 29, 2011


ever since losing all my pix...i am now just water mark...i know who made them....

merry...PTI die and button bit stamp

SU treat cup for shaker

 PTI peace die..recylced from a card i received in 2010
 PTI ice skate die and stamp
 cool button for ornie...background paper "jovial" from basic grey
 SU snowflake embossing folder
another button ornie....