Friday, January 31, 2014

Hello 2014!

Yes, I know, it has been a long time.  A lot has happened some good, some bad, some medical, and none of which will be discussed here!  TOO BORING!!  On with the fun stuff.

Valentines Day is fast approaching and Marmee has begun some pretty projects of love.
 First, Love Birds 2 page premade 12 by 12 layout.  While I was out looking for the perfect L-shaped desk with hutch for next to nothing (read free) I came across a pack of paper that was calling to me to become more than just a pack of supplies in a strange yet cool shop.
These pages in pinks and red with some bling and ribbon bows arrive at your door in protective plastic sleeves ready for you to add your favorite photos of you and your honey. Or love doves as they are known around Marmee's house.  "Sweet Love" journaling space and mats for 2 photos 3" by 5" or smaller
 The opposite page is my favorite.  An adorable little paper pocket with 10 slips of paper for you to write 10 things you love about each other.  How sweet is that? Two mats in red and pink complete the page.  The top is for ideally a 4 x 6 and the red at the bottom is 4 by 5.
Ready for you to save and remember a special day of love in your life.
 Alas, Marmee did not use the hiatus from blogging to work on her photography skills, so sorry about the glare on the glass.  This shadow box is 13 by 13 inches and will hold one photo.  Maybe Valentine's Day dinner or a pic of what he bought when he went to Jarrod's?
Sweetie banner at the top and a side note "It's the little things we share that add up to one BIG love".  Inside of above shadow box without the glass glare.

All these items will be available this weekend for purchase in the Etsy shop.

AND FINALLY AVAILABLE FOR SALE:  I made this a while ago and have kind of wanted to keep it.  You know, it's a Florida girl we-don't-get - fall-so-I-am-obsessed thing. But now that I live in GA, I guess I can let go a little of the beautiful papers of autumn.  Cut with my Cricut and then a little hand cutting as well.  The flower shapes are hand cut (cause I am nuts like that) and distressed with some Early Espresso ink on the edges and raised on dimensionals to make them really pop.  Also for sale this weekend in the shop.
Much more to come this month. For my birthday, or some day before or after, I am asking for a whole day of leave me alone and let me create.  Valentine cards, some word collages on canvas, more premade scrap pages on their way!

Monday, September 9, 2013


 My sister requested a few Halloween cards.  The first one was pretty simple. Blocks cut from various patterned paper, a stamped spider and a haunted castle cut from flocked paper.  I punched the moon from flocked paper as well.  The teeny tiny bats were cut with my cricut on flocked paper they are about an inch long and DID NOT RIP!  I love that paper!!
All cut elements are on flocked paper. A sand colored background lightly embossed.  All pieces cut with my cricut.
Embossed with a polka dot folder on Pumpkin Pie card stock. All pumpkins cut with cricut from various patterned paper. Matted on black cardstock
 Patterned paper rectangles matted on black. The spider web was embossed on white and then sponged with black and finished with its occupant, a flocked black spider with googly eyes.
These two pictures of a double side step card.  The bats, cat and spider are flocked black paper and the rest is cardstock. 
 This is today's creation.  A Cascading Card.  Not as difficult to make the base as it seems but the decorating can get tricky. This one has a purple base and a variety of patterned papers to cover the spaces. All the ghouls and ghosts were cut with my cricut mostly from Paper Dolls dress up cartridge on flocked paper.  The card base itself is 4 by 5.5 but all the elements sticky up and out are going to require a larger envelope.  And my OCD crazy person problem is that you can see the unfinished backs of their heads.  I may change it...or leave it and go more insane knowing it is "naked"

Closed Card

Left side

Right side

View from above