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Thursday, June 9, 2016

Heart of gold

I thought twice about posting this card because it is just well nigh impossible to get a decent photograph of anything shiny, so use your imagination.  You know, there's so much "foiling' going on in the card making community at the moment, and I like shiny as much as the next crafter.   This beautiful gold foil paper (purchased it at www.ellenhutson.com) fills the need.  I used the Spellbinder Pierced heart die and came up with a simple thank you card that makes me smile.  I'm going to make more.

Thanks for visiting.  You obviously have a heart of gold.  

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Alter, Altering, Altered

Just a quickie post to share an altered project I finished last week.  The 12x12 Graphic45 Bohemian Bazaar paper pad in my stash has been calling to me and I thought it might be an interesting choice to use on a birdhouse I bought forever ago at Michael's.  Actually I bought 3 of them--but the one I picked to bedazzle was the round one.  The conical roof was a challenge and I probably could have come up with a better treatment--perhaps in hindsight too many pearls.  I made it as one of my birthday gifts for my daughter.

I'm entering this in the "Round and Round"  challenge at Tuesday Throwdown 

We are having the loveliest weather here in the Phoenix area--82 degrees today with a slight breeze.  Perfect!  And....my roses are beginning to bloom.  Hope your having a great weekend.  Hugs, Kathy

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

A few recent cards....

I'm such a lazy blogger.  It's not that I don't want to post, but somehow life always seems to hand me priorities higher than a blog post that probably nobody reads anyway.  Here are a few cards I've made in the past couple of weeks.  I am a new fan of two very talented cardmakers--Loll Thompson and Julia Stainton.  They inspired me with their awesome chops.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Birthday Catchups....

For months I have been promising to catch up on my grandkids' birthday layouts--they each have a Birthday Scrapbook at Grandma's they love to look at every time they visit. At last, I'm almost totally caught up.  I'm missing one layout each for both of them.   I especially like the way Rowan's 7th birthday spread turned out--the zombie one.  So here they are.  Warning:  Graphic heavy (and if you like to see detail, click on image).  I have more cards to post soon.  Hugs and a Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!   xoxo Kathy


Wednesday, November 11, 2015

A few new cards and an old one

I realized that I never posted one of my all time favorite cards here.  I made it in 2013 for my granddaughter Lily's 7th birthday.  Her birthday party was at a local aquarium, and her current passion was the ocean and all its creatures.   I used the accordian style card with tropical fish images found on the internet and "floated" them on strips of clear acrylic.  It turned out pretty fun.  The mermaid image is one of Mo Manning's.

The second card is a trifold shutter card made for a family member who is courageously battling cancer.  The third is just a little "be happy" card (I made six of them) to have on hand.   Click on the images; they look SO much better that way.

Thanks for visiting!   .....  hugs, Kath

Thursday, October 29, 2015


Quickie  Halloween Post...simple but fun cards. I saw the pearly spider on a fancy nail instagram post and thought, hey--that would work on a card. I embossed some black cs with my cobweb embossing folder and dug out my bling collection.  I used my go to white Sharpie for the spider legs.  The other googlie eye card I've seen a dozen places so no idea who to give credit to.   Happy Halloween!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Catching up .... a few new cards

Gosh it's been so long since I even looked at my blog.  I haven't been entering contests but I have still been creating cards, so here are a few just to have them here.
My Thanksgiving 2014 Cards

 My New Year 2015 Cards

 Some Birthday cards 
 Bridal Shower Card using a paper doily and some fancy corner dies
 Wedding Card
"Long Distance Calling...it's your Youth"   Birthday card for Great Uncle George's 91st

Hugs and Happy 2015!