Friday, February 29, 2008

It's in the Mail

My friends often kid me about not selling my cards. It's not that I don't sell them, but I generally don't take requests for cards - I will however, sell what I make.

I recently sent out some packages. I send sets of cards to family and friends. Here is just one of the mailings.

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Sunday, February 24, 2008

All About the Pink & Black

Such a cute color combination. I was surprised when I purchased the DCWV (Die Cuts With A View) paper pack called All That Glitters. I like a little bling, but not over the top. I had intended to give the pack away as a gift, but as I flipped through it, I got some ideas and I said, you know I'm going to keep this one.

So I finally got around to using it. It's another mini card set (2 @ 3 1/2 x 4 1/2 and 1 @ 4 x 4). I like the minis and I have some envelopes that they fit in as well. I guess I could make some envelopes too, huh?

Here are the goods:
card base: Bazzill and craft supply
cardstock: DCWV's The All Dressed Up Matstack and craft supply
ribbon: Michaels
rick rack: The Paper Studio
Circle punch: EK Success and Sizzix
sentiments: Making Memories
black chipboard: craft supply
rhinestone flowers: Dress It Up
additional bling: unknown

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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Mini Card Set #3

Back to my old stand by - Basic Grey. This time I pulled out Stella Ruby. And ooooh, what fun we had! These are 2 1/2 x 3 1/2. I am really working my Cuttlebug embossing folders!

card base: craft supply
cardstock: Basic Grey's Stella Ruby
ink: Tim Holtz/Ranger
ribbon: Creative Impressions and Offray
stamps: Hero Arts
Circle punch: EK Success
Embossing and chipboard tag: Cuttlebug
Twine: Darice
Decorative Pin: CK

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Saturday, February 16, 2008

Oooh, so cute!

So I am tooting my own horn. I made this cute lil mini card set for a submission to Cards magazine. Love that magazine and they are gonna love these babies too.

The size is 3 1/2 x 5. I'm using Basic Grey's Periphery line. It seems a little dull and grey, but I tried to spice it up a bit. Those Hero Arts stamps fit in nicely or is it the Tim Holtz/Ranger ink that blends in so well. No, no, it's the wonderful embossing courtesy of the Cuttlebug. Point is, I love the way it all works so well together. Good stuff.

Well, at any rate ... thanks for looking!

cardstock: Archiver's
patterned paper: Basic Grey's Periphery
ribbon: American Crafts and Martha Stewart
heart die cut: CuttleKids
circle punches: EK Success
embossing, bookplate and heart die cut: Cuttlebug
stamps: Hero Arts
ink: Tim Holtz/Ranger
brads: Miss Elizabeth's
other: sewing machine
brackets: Bazzill
metal charm: Making Memories
twine: Darice

You can also view this set (and more) in my Two Peas Gallery.

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Sunday, February 10, 2008

Goodies Galore

So I participated in a swap on TwoPeas. A swap is something that you sign up for and certain items or themes are used as a part of the swap. This was a Secret Cupid/Valentine Swap. So I made a package for my Secret Sister, meaning I was her Secret Cupid and I then received a package from my Secret Cupid which was different person.

Here are some pix of the goodies. I like the We R Memory Keepers paper because I have some cards w/the same pattern. Oh and there is a new magazine that I will be flipping through this week, Paper Crafts "Paper Crafting with Photos".

This swap was a good experience for me. I feel like I've developed lots of virtual friends - by posting on the Secret Cupid thread; seeing the pix of the goodies that the other participants received and oggling over that stuff. Now I have a friend in California and another in Texas, not to mention everyone else involved. Good times.

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Monday, February 04, 2008


I really, really, really like this card. I made it for a friend - who almost did not get it. She had asked me to make her a set of Valentine's Day cards. This is one of the six.

cardstock: Archiver's
patterned paper: Basic Grey
rick rack: Creative Impressions
ink: Tim Holtz/Ranger
die cuts: Quickutz
embossing: Cuttlebug
stamp: Katie&Co. (Ms $1)
staples: craft supply
rhinestone: unknown

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Saturday, February 02, 2008

sketch this cards :: 40

I've been scouting out the sketch this cards site a lot ... good people and good stuff. So I laid out this card - and with a Valentine's Day theme, of course.

Again, my sewing is in the baby stages. My zigzag is unsteady and I need to figure out why.

cardstock: Bazzill
patterned paper: Basic Grey
heart die cuts: Cuttle Kids and Quickutz
stamp: Michaels $1 stamp
ink: VersaMagic
ribbon: Joanns

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