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Wednesday, March 29, 2017


Well, that's it.  I have to confess.  A few months ago I was gifted with Tim Holtz Wildflowers dies and stamps and I am not kidding--since then, all I want to do is play with them.  They are so incredibly versatile.  I have made dozens of cards with them and I can think of a many more projects. They make me happy.  Here are a few of my most recent.  These were inspired by cards on Pinterest and there are so many featuring these wonderful dies and stamps.

These lavender stems were cut out of water color paper and colored with Distress Inks.  I did several versions of this card, one using Spellbinders fancy oval and some using paper doilies.  I dragged some white seam binding through a puddle of water colored with distress inks and dried it to perfectly match the shade of violet for my bow.  

And another version using the small paper doily.  Slightly lighter shades of ink.

Thanks for looking.  Get a little creative this week.  It's good for us.


Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Heart to Heart

Quickie post today with a couple of valentine cards and a little thank you card made for a dear friend who did a nice nice for me.  I have been intrigue with the new Tim Holtz Distress Oxide ink introductory videos.  I watched Tim and Jennifer McGuire each play with them. They are not going to be sold in the small cubes which disappoints me but I really like the inky beauty they produce.  I'm afraid some craft dollars will be spent for them (not all 12 though).  Thanks for visiting!  xoxo Kathy

Thursday, January 26, 2017


Hubby decided to have shoulder surgery over the holidays for a rotator cuff repair which resulted in my playing nurse and doing his chores along with my own.  I'm only sharing this because I had promised to post my Thanksgiving cards and was so busy I never got around to it.  So.....here it is.  I made quite a few of these just because they were such fun.  The silver mirror paper was perfect as a little tray for my pumpkin pie, the doily a perfect table cloth, while some liquid embroidery worked brilliantly for a dollop of whipped cream.  As always, thanks for looking.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Fall has fell

I've been busy working on a lot of projects, including coming up with a Christmas card prototype to mass produce.  Do any of you do that or do you create one-of-a-kind cards for each person on your list?  I'm just not that creative.  I found some banana paper in my stash from ancient times and thought it might do for some fall cards. It die cut beautifully. So i sent six of these out to my little Church ladies and a few for family members.  Entered Simon Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes.

So my Thanksgiving cards are almost done and I am SO happy with them. Here is a sneak preview.
Hugs, Kathy

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

October Birthdays

We have more birthdays in October than most any other single month so I've been busy.  I still have a couple to do but I thought I'd share these two.  I did the yellow version first and it just came together so quickly.  They're small, cute but have a bit of sass.  I'll probably think of something to add after I send them off.  Hugs, Kathy

Friday, September 30, 2016

Birthday Balloon Bonanza or Party in an Envelope

Like that alliteration?  I was an English major.  Just a quick post.  I've been making cards but haven't posted because they need to be received first.  This one is for a very special lady who is turning 79 next week.  I was going to go all sophisticated and flowery but then I thought we can't be there to throw her a party so I'll send a party in an envelope.   This is the cascading 3D fold that's so fun and easy to make.  Doodlebug Sweet Shoppe dp,  a Martha Stewart edge punch some gold embossing and a few die cuts.  The gold glitter paper I found at Michaels.  I guess I could call this everything but the kitchen sink.  Anyway, have a terrific weeeeeekend!  Hugs, Kathy  ( P.S.  Click on image for a closer look.)

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Kind Words are Sweet Tones

Every month I make cards for some little ladies at church.  This month's theme was using kind words at home, so I cut up some loving little words and stuck them in a vellum Mason jar with a pretty pink gingham topper with a little doodling.  So simple but I had to make lots.